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Springfield_LogoTeam: Springfield College
Head Coach: Jason Holder
Years at School as Head Coach: 5
Career Record at Current School: 60-30
Assistant Coaches: Tyler Banks, Dylan Foley

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2015-2016 Dual Meet Record: 12-11

2016 NCAA Qualifiers: Tyler Keane (133) Jake Benedict (285)

Returning NCAA Qualifiers (any year): Hunter Ayen (197, 2015)

Top Returning Starters:
141 – Jacob Strohman, Northeast Regional placer ’15 (5th)
149 – Zach Joseph, 37-3 Northeast Regional Placer (5th)
197 – Hunter Ayen, National Qualifier, Northeast Regional Placer ’15 (3rd)

Top Incoming Wrestlers:
Nick Almonte – RI Placer
Jordan Baker – New England Placer
Derek Bohle – Transfer via Anderson, New England Placer
Nick DeRosa – Transfer via Cleveland State, New England Placer
Luke Edmondson – CT State Champion
Joe Fervil – 2x National Prep Qualifier
Tyler Fitzpatrick – Transfer via Anderson, New England Placer
Joe Fusco – MA State Champion
Andrew Mastrangelo – PA State Qualifier
Ian Tolotti – NJ State Qualifier

Season Outlook:
Springfield College wrestling team is ready for an exciting season as it pursues its 1000th dual meet victory. Springfield will become the 4th NCAA program to accomplish this feat. After the loss of national qualifiers Tyler Keane and Jake Benedict, the team will rely on a mix of solid veterans as well as a group of young talented transfers and freshmen. Springfield College will have one of the toughest schedules they have wrestled in recent years. The squad will be competing at the Ithaca Invitational, Doug Parker Invitational, Petrofes Invitational hosted by Messiah College, NWCA National Duals and the Budd Whitehill Duals hosted by Lycoming. Springfield College will certainly be battle tested come post-season.