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SJU LogoSaint John’s University (Minn.)
Interim Head Coach: Tony Willaert
Years at School as head coach: First in 2014-15
Assistant Coach: Kevin Schiltz

2013-14 Dual Meet Record: 9-11
2013-14 National Qualifiers and All-Americans: Ben Henle (141 lbs.) and Ryan Michaelis (197 lbs.)
Returning Qualifiers and All-Americans: Ben Henle (141 lbs.) and Ryan Michaelis (197 lbs.)

Top returning starters:
-Senior Ryan Michaelis: 2x National Qualifier (197 lbs., 2013-14), 16-12 record last year
-Junior Ben Henle: 1x National Qualifier (141 lbs., 2014), 19-11 record last year
-Junior John Wells: just missed nationals with a fourth-place finish at the NCAA Regional last year
-Junior Josh Willaert: just missed nationals with fourth-place finishes each of his first two seasons at the NCAA Regional, 15-10 record last year between 174 and 184 lbs. (35-15 career record)

Top incoming wrestlers:
Tevin Zavadil (125): 2x State Qualifier, Fourth place
Chris Ortman (133): 2x State Qualifier, Fourth place
Andrew Perry (133): Sixth place at Sections
Austin Miley (133/141): 3x State Qualifier
Adam Sutlief (141): Transfer from Ridgewater (25-21 record in 2013-14)
Jack Edberg (157): Third place at Sections
Chase Monger (157): Sat out 2013-14 season due to injury, Sixth place at State
Jackson Graham (165): 2x State Qualifier, Sixth place
Nick Hoff (174): Missed senior season due to injury
Nick Pegelow (184): 1x State Qualifier
A.J. Hannan (197): 1x State Qualifier
Colin Fisher (Hwt.): Sat out 2013-14 season due to injury, 2x State Qualifier, 2013 State Champion

Season outlook:
The new coaching staff has very high hopes for this year’s team. We have a great mix of upperclassmen leadership and a group of young, talented freshmen and sophomores who have very high expectations of themselves. We return national qualifiers Ryan Michaelis (197) and Ben Henle (141) along with regional fourth-place finishers in John Wells (125) and Josh Willaert (184).

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