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Team: New York University
Head Coach: Bruce Haberli
Years at School as Head Coach: 23
Career Record at Current School: 268-175-3
Assistant Coaches: Corey Luce, Gene Kobilansky, Anthony Datollo, Joe Narvaez, Nick Sulzer, John Messinger, Matt Homenick

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2016-2017 Dual Meet Record: 18-4

2017 NCAA Qualifiers: Jacob Donato (125), Nathan Pike (133, 1st), John Messinger (174), Blaise Benderoth (184, 6th)

Returning NCAA Qualifiers: Donato (2x Qualifier), Ray Jazikoff (2016), Benderoth (All-American)

Top Returning Starters:
125 Jacob Donato (2x NCAA Qualifier)
133 Anthony Calvano (15-5 record) *started for the 1st Half
141 Sean Lyons (25-9 record)
Will Crisco (14-7 record)
Evan Drill (22-6 record)
149 Matt Coppola (24-11 record) 2x Region placer (4th & 5th)
157 Ray Jazikoff (34-8 record) 3x Region Placer and NCAA Qualifier
165 Blaise Benderoth (18-2 record) All-American @ 184
174 Maykel Dorolit (14-14 record) Regional placer
184 Jackson Klingerman (18-15 record)
197 Jack LaCorte (19-12 record)
HWT Santino Pelusi (14-13 record)

Top Incoming Wrestlers:
125 Landon McBride (CA Junior College Runner-up/2x CA state placer)
133 Matt Noble (4th at EWL’s and a 3x NJ state placer)
Dylan Ebanks (3x NY State Qualifier)
157 James Murdoch (3x NJ state Qualifier)
174 Luke Ratchford (PA State Qualifier)
184 Max Viduszynski (PA State Qualifier
HWT Jacob Lill (Super 32 runner-up)

Season Outlook:
NYU looking to produce another outstanding run with the momentum of Nathan Pike’s 133lb National Championship last season. Over the last 3 seasons, the team is 53-13 and has finished 15th, 17th, and 12th respectively at the NCAA Championships. They will be looking to break the top 10 this season with an outstanding recruiting class and a wealth of returners from last year’s team. The schedule as always will be one of the toughest in Division III. Highlights of the schedule include the NWCA National Duals, NYS Collegiate Championships which will include all Divisions, Citrus Invitational in Florida, and dual meets with some of the top Division 3 teams in the country.