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North Central Cardinals
Head Coach: Kevin Bratland
Years at School as head coach: 4
Career Record at school: 52-17
Assistant Coaches: Karl Bratland, Adam Johnson, Joe Norton, Derrick Martin, Gabe Youel

2009-2010 Dual Meet Record: 13-5
2009-2010 National Qualifiers and All-Americans: Nathan Fitzenreider (NQ 133), John Starzyk (7th 141), Cowan Brown (NQ 174), Gabe Youel (5th 184)
Returning Qualifier: Nathan Fitzenreider
Number of returning wrestlers who competed in your 2010 national qualifier: 3

Top returning starters with accomplishments: Nathan Fitzenreider, Andrew Zobac, Joby Bodi,

Top incoming wrestlers:
Tom Ambrose (IL SQ)
Michael Glenn (IL SQ)
Andrew Hiller (IL SQ)
Adam Kendall (IL Sect. Qualifier)
Trevor Maus (MI State placer)
Devin Milheim (MI 2x State Placer)
Anthony Myrick (IL State Placer)
Eric Oyster (IL 2x State Placer)
Nick Santos (Sect. Qualifier)
David Scarano (Sect. Qualifier)
Josh Toton

Season outlook:
North Central begins 2010-2011 looking for their fourth straight CCIW championship, but they will have to do it without 3x All-American and career wins leader Gabe Youel.  He, along with All-American John Starzyk and national qualifier Cowan Brown, graduated, leaving openings on what will prove to be a young team with only three returning starters.  Tops among those is national qualifier (and NCAA #2 seed) Nathan Fitzenreider who hopes to bounce back from a disappointing NCAA tournament last season.  Even though the lineup will be young, the incoming class features at least seven state qualifiers and placewinners who will fight for time in the Cardinals lineup.  Head Coach Kevin Bratland has had an All-American in each of his years as a head coach, and he’s got a great chance to continue that streak in 2011 at La Crosse.

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