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University of Wisconsin Oshkosh Titans
Head Coach: Chris Stratton
Year at School as head coach: First Year
Career Record at school: 0-0
Assistant Coaches: Head Assistant Scott Rhoads, Joe Terrill, Nick Matiash, Kyle Coleman, and Larry Marchionda (administrator)

2009-2010 Dual meet record: 6-7
2009-2010 National Qualifiers: Zach Mueller (125) and Sam Engelland (174)
Returning Qualifiers and All-Americans: Zach Mueller (125) and Sam Engelland (174)
Number of returning wrestlers who competed in 2010 national qualifier: 7

Top returning starters:
Zach Mueller- 24-16 record, 6th at Wheaton Invitational, 3rd at WIAC National Qualifier
Sam Engelland- 33-14 record, 4th at Wheaton Invitational, 1st Coe Invite, 1st Gable Open, 2nd at WIAC National Qualifier
Kyle Kleuskens- 19-18 Record, 5th at WIAC
Jose Quintana- 30-17 record, 4th at WIAC
Aaron Erickson- 18-19 Record, 4th at WIAC.

Top incoming wrestlers:
Aaron Toll – 2007 State Champion HWT., 2006 State Runner Up HWT.
Nazar Kulchystskyy – Fargo All-American
Gerald Wanty – x2 WI state Qualifier, State Runner-Up
Joey Andrews – Greco All-American, Texas State Champion, 2 Time State Placer,150+ Wins
Nick Hite – Badger Conference Champ
Ben Hite – State Qualifier, 5th Place Wisconsin Freestyle State
Parker Peterson – 2x State Qualifier.

Season Outlook:
Mike DeRoehn got the ball rolling at Oshkosh, but now that he has passed the reins on to Chris Stratton, the team is poised for a breakout year.  Two returning national qualifiers and three other WIAC placewinners have the Titans in a good spot, and the freshman class is very strong with multiple state placewinners and qualifiers set to challenge for a starting spot.  The freshman to most watch out for, however, is Nazar Kulchystskyy.  He turned heads with some big wins in freestyle, and could surprise some this year if he has fully adjusted to collegiate wrestling after wrestling solely freestyle in his native Ukraine before coming to the States a couple of years ago.  La Crosse is still tops in Wisconsin, but Oshkosh is making some strides, and the Titans hope in increase their presence at the NCAA tournament.


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