Simpson Preview

Twin brothers Calvin and Curtis Barber will anchor the Simpson Storm in 2007-2008. Calvin transfers in from Buena Vista to join his national qualifier brother Curtis at Simpson. Head Coach Ron Peterson says of this year’s team, “We are in a rebuilding mode, but we have very talented freshman group that needs time to mature. By the end of the season, we are going to be very competitive.” With only three returning starters, this statement holds true, but the hope is that Peterson and his staff can develop the young wrestlers into a group that is able to make some noise at the conference tournament and NCAA Championships.

School: Simpson College
Head Coach: Ron Peterson
Years at School: 12
Assistant Coaches: Bob Dyer, Clint Manny

2006-2007 Dual Meet Record: 5-11-1
2007 NCAA Place: –
2007 National Qualifying Tournament Place: 7th IIAC

Returning NCAA Qualifiers and All-Americans: Curtis Barber (149)

Total Number of Returning Starters: 3

Notable Incoming Freshmen:
Sam Halvorsen (125), Michael Jablonski (133), Sam Groves (141), John Bunch (285)

Projected Lineup
125: Sam Halvorsen/Casey Miller/Levi Vogel
133: Michael Jablonski/Logan Larson/Derek Miller
141: Calvin Barber/Caleb Bruns/Sam Groves
149: Curtis Barber
157: Wade Dowling/Ben Hektoen/Geoff Murtha
165: Sam Thielen
174: Ryan Napoli/Jordan Ammons
184: Garrett Kiley
197: Sam Collora/Colton White
285: Jason Courtney/John Bunch