UW-Whitewater Preview

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The 2007-08 Warhawk Wrestling team looks to continually improve.  The numbers for this fall should be very strong and the program is now starting to see some upperclassmen in the room–returners as well as some transfers.  Three returning WIAC finalists help lead the Warhawks–Bautista, Schmidt, and D. Johnson.  They will be joined by a recruiting class featuring three Wisconsin state champions.  The schedule includes the always strong WIAC field as well as the Lone Star Duals in Texas and the Budd Whitehill Duals in Pennsylvania.  January ends with a new event the “Border Brawl” in Whitewater for the first time.

School: UW Whitewater
Head Coach: Tim Fader
Years at School: 3
Assistant Coaches: Matt Zwaschka (2), Jason Pernat (2), Jeff Zastrow (3), Jeff Prins (1)

2006-2007 Dual Meet Record: 13-7
2007 NCAA Place: 44th
2007 National Qualifying Tournament Place: 3rd WIAC

Returning NCAA Qualifiers and All-Americans: 2 returning qualifiers
141 Austin Bautista
197 Mike Schmidt

Total Number of Returning Starters: 8

Notable Incoming Freshmen:
Alex Dahl 2X WI champion
Lane Olson 1X WI champion
Aaron Toll 1X WI champion
Cory Ryan 4X VA placewinner
Casey Powell WI state placewinner

Projected Lineup
125:  Jeremy Johnson, Robert Daggett
133:  Kyle Wachholder, Dahl
141:  Austin Bautista, Tim Walsh, Ryan
149:  Matt Schuck, Gary Reid
157:  Pat Nagel, Tom Trieloff
165:  Dustin Fox, Bijan Ganjani
174:  Andrew Eastlick, Olson,
184:  Mike Schmidt, David Casper, Karl Voeck
197:  Sean Pietrzyk, Jon Schmidt, Jason Johnson
285:  Derrik Johnson, Toll