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NYU Bobcats
Head Coach: Bruce Haberli (Lehman 90’)
Years at School as head coach: 15th season
Career Record: 178-143-3
Head Assistant Coach: Corey Luce (Wilkes University 00’) 6th year
Assistant Coaches: Brian Benson, Shawn Swift, David Obiesie

2010-2011 Dual Meet Record: 9-10 (7th at Metro)
2010-2011 National Qualifiers and All-Americans: Matt Magill 165
Returning Qualifiers and All-Americans: Gregg Martino 2X NCAA qualifier at 141 (2009 & 2010)

Top Returning Starters:
149/157 – Dan Gorman Jr. (10-9 record)
157 – James Cariddi So. (10-13 in 2010) Studied abroad last year
157/165 -David Rice Jr. (18-12)
165/174 -Gregg Martino Sr. 2x National Qualifier at 141 (2009/2010)
174/184 -Jake Pawlowski Jr. (13-19)
184 – Steve Massey Sr. (18-14 @197)
197 – Jamie Myers Jr. (23-15 in 2010-3rd in Mets-ranked 10th by NWCA) injured last season

Top Incoming wrestlers:
125 – Alex Becker Fr. Glenn Mills, PA (115-14)
125 – Janik Santana Fr. San Jose, CA 3x CCS HS qualifier
141 – Tyler McGann Fr. Hauppauge, NY All-League
141 – Jake Segal Fr. Philadelphia, PA (57-24 HS record)
149 – Matt DiGiovanni Fr. Cranford, NJ 2X NJ state qualifier
157 – Sam Friedfeld Fr. Miramar, FL 2X FL state qualifier
165 – Cooper Puls Fr. New York, NY
174 – Pat Sheehan Fr. Honolulu, HI Hawaii State Champ 3X finalist

Season outlook:
For 2011-2012, NYU is moving from the Metro to the Centennial Conference. The lineup will have a bit of a different look to it as All-American Matt Magill graduated along with 22 match winner Clement Bommier and 18 match winner Steve Contino. Returning from a year off, however, is two time NCAA qualifier Gregg Martino. He qualified twice at 141, but returns to the lineup at 165 this season. How he adjusts to a year off and a three weight class jump will determine the trajectory of his season. Another big returner for the Bobcats is Jamie Myers at 197. He missed all of last year with an injury but comes into the year ranked 10th by the NWCA. This team should be competitive in the Centennial Conference and has a few wrestlers with legitimate chances to make it to La Crosse this March.