Pacific Preview

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Pacific is a unique school in Division III wrestling in that they rarely wrestle against Division III competition until the Great Lakes Regional.  This is not a complete surprise, as the nearest Division III team to Pacific is over 1,500 miles away.  Thus, they end up competing against NAIA, NJCAA, Division II, and Division I schools.  In dealing with some key losses to graduation, Pacific hopes that the incoming freshmen will help fill the gap left by wrestlers like Kevin Spangler, a 30 match winner of a  year ago.  With several state champions joining the team, Coach Scott Miller plans to improve upon the team’s 12th place regional finish of 2007 and qualify a wrestler for the NCAA tournament for the first time in several years.

School: Pacific University
Head Coach: Scott Miller
Years at School: 6
Assistant Coaches: Jacob Pence, Lewis Coy, Kris Sherrill, Kevin Spangler

2006-2007 Dual Meet Record: 5-11
2007 NCAA Place: —
2007 National Qualifying Tournament Place: 12th Great Lakes Regional

Returning NCAA Qualifiers and All-Americans: —

Total Number of Returning Starters: 7

Notable Incoming Freshmen:
Blaine Shippy (Spokane, WA) State Placewinner
Matt Kostelnik (Oroville, WA) State Champ
Kody Kramer (Oroville, WA) State Champ
Jordan Branson (Sheridan, OR) State Qualifier

Projected Lineup (feel free to list multiple names at each weight if unsure about the starter)
125: Andrew Wolfe
133: Fausto Baltazar
141: Trevor Arsenault
149: Nathan Shay
157: Justin Barden
165: Bryson Vivas
174: Matt Bowe
184: Nick Locke
197: Jordan Branson
285: C.J. Aalona