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Oneonta State Red Dragons
Head Coach: Duane Ritter
Assistant Coaches: Bill Cooper, Josh Wake

2009-2010 Dual Meet Record: 11-9
2009-2010 National Qualifiers and All-Americans: Chris Wade (174 5th), Josh Wake (184 6th)

Top Returning Starters:
125 (Jr.) Rich Benigno    9-9 mostly @ 133 last year
133 (So.) Andrew Cabbibo:  12 wins as Fr.
141 (Sr.) Mike Gregg:  3 year starter
149 (So.) Joey Hauser:  NYS Collegiate All-State 2010 (25 wins as freshmen)
149 (So.) Marty Lorenz:  13-6 as freshmen
149 (Sr.) Toby Reese:  Injured last season (Junior College All-American)
157 (So.) Matt Eberlein:  15 wins as freshmen
157 (So.) JP Sala:  All-Conference ECWC 2010
165 (Jr.) Jimmy Neal:  All-Conference 2009
165 (So.) Frankie Provenzano
174 (Jr.) Eric Simmons :  NYS Collegiate All-State 2009
184 (Sr.) Brian Kramer:  All-Conference ECWC at 197 Lbs., 26 wins last yr.
197 (So.) Matt Kurey:  12 wins as a freshmen
HWT (So.) Chris Pike: 10 wins as freshmen (HS. All-State 4th NY, FILA All-American)
HWT (Sr.) James Lamonica:  2x All-Conference, NYS Collegiate All-State, 33 wins last season,

Top Incoming Wrestlers:
125 David Bailen:  Transfer (Brockport)
125 Chris Bourgignon:  3x NY State Qualifier, 3x County Champion  (32-3 Sr. record)
133 Frank Cabbibo: Transfer (Sacred Heart)    (HS. Record 138-30)
133 Ben Mikac:  Section VI runner-up 38-1 sr. record     (HS. 112-31)
141 James Ferrall:  All-Conference, 3rd Qualifier tournament
141 Pat Dyer:  NY State Qualifier, 2x Section III  Champion   (HS. Record 129-29)
149 Dan Graff:  NY State Qualifier, 2x Section Runner-up    (HS. Record 137-33)
149 John Nolis: All-Section IV, All-League,
157 Chris Genvinski: 1st North Babylon, 1st Spring Gardens, 3rd Pat. Med.
157 Jesse Trumm:  All-League, (HS. Sr. Record  28-6)
165 David Kohlbach:  3X All-State NY (2nd, 4th, 6th), 2x Section IV Champion
184 Derek Wignall:  NY All-State 6th, Section IV Champion    (HS. 112-26)
174 Will Frazee:  NY State Qualifier, Section III Champion     (HS. 116-42)
174 Dave Kohls:  Section II runner-up    (HS. 109-36)
184 Jake Smith:  All-State NY 5th 189 lbs., Section XI Runner-up (HS. 140-31)
184 Chad Obzud:  NY State Qualifier, Section II Champion
197 Stephen Provenzano:  All-State NY 4th 215 Lbs., Section XI Champion, (HS. Sr. record 50-5)
HWT Vinny Barber:  NY State Qualifier, Section IX Champion

Season outlook:
Last season, Oneonta placed 12th in the NCAA for their highest ever finish.  They also had multiple All-Americans for the first time in program history.  Neither of those All-Americans return in 2010-2011, however, so it will fall to the incumbents to try to match that level of success this season.  There is certainly some good talent on this deep roster including several Empire and NY State Collegiate placewinners.  Heavyweight James Lamonica is the top returner, and he appears in the NWCA preseason rankings at #7.  The incoming class has good strength up and down the lineup with numerous state placers and qualifiers deciding to stay in New York and wrestle for Coach Ritter at Oneonta.  It is an experience team with a lot of upperclassmen that will be looking to hold off the new guys who definitely have some talent.