Plymouth State Preview

Plymouth State University Panthers
Head Coach: Tommy Prairie
Years at School as head coach: 3
Career Record at school: 17-20-1
Assistant Coaches: Jim Aguiar 6th Year, Matt Eldredge 1st year

2008-2009 Dual Meet Record: 10-8

Number of returning wrestlers who competed in 2009 national qualifier: 7 (Fred Wilkinson (Quogue, NY) 125 SR, Tom Paolera (Andover, MA) 141 SO, Mike Willey (Tewksbury, MA) 157 SO, Dustin Rudy (Iselin, NJ) 165 JR, Kyle Moseley (Hooksett, NH) 174 JR, Eric Larcomb (White Mountain, NH) 184 JR, Jake Gagnon (Manchester, NH) 285 SO

Top returning starters:
Fred Wilkinson (Quogue, NY) SR 2x NEWA Conference Placer 125
Josh Huber (Winnacunnet, NH) 12-4 at 125
Shawn Moseley (Hooksett, NH) SR 2x NEWA Conference Placer 133
Mike Willey (Tewksbury, MA) SO 1x NEWA Conference Placer 157
Dustin Rudy (Iselin, NJ) JR 1x NEWA Conference Placer 165

Top incoming wrestlers:
Seth Carter (Alvirne, NH) New England High School Finalist 2x State Champion 149/157
Peter Bronder (Noble, ME) 2x State Champ, 4x Finalist 141
Jesse Bilodeau (Otter Valley, VT) 2x State Champion, 3x Finalist, 4x Placer 171
Josh Robbins (Belfast, ME) State Champion, 4x Finalist 133

Plymouth State returns 7 starters from their 2008-09 team where they posted their first winning season in 7 years and first 10 win season in ten years.  Everyone should remain in 2009 weight classes except Eric Larcomb (White Mountain, NH) will move to 197 to compete for the starting spot left open by graduated senior Josh St Ours.  In addition PSU brings back 2x Conference Placer Senior Shawn Moseley (Hooksett, NH) 133, Senior Bobby Murray (Central Catholic, MA), Sophomore Rob Phillips (Brick, NJ) 184, and Senior Dan Burke (Salem, NH) 197 who did not compete last season.