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Wabash College Little Giants
Head Coach: Brian Anderson
Years at School as head coach: 8
Career Record: 60-36-1
Assistant Coaches: Danny Irwin, Eric Valleho, Tyler Bush

2010-2011 Dual Meet Record: 11-4
2010-2011 National Qualifiers and All-Americans: Greg Rhoads, 8th at 184
Returning Qualifiers and All-Americans: Rhoads and Jake Strausbaugh (2010 NQ)

Top returning starters:
149- Jake Strausbaugh (JR) 2010 NQ & Midwest Region OW, 45-9 in 2010-11, Career record 86-20
165- Jake Moore (SR) 2nd @ 2011 Regional
184- Greg Rhoads (SR)  2011 All-American (8th), 40-17 in 2010-2011, Midwest Region and Wheaton Invitational Champion

Top incoming wrestlers:
Logan Cooper(184/197) Indiana State Runner-up
Justin Dickey (141) 2x MO Qualifier, 5th place
Tommy Poynter(125/133) Indiana 5th place
Cody McKinnon (149) FL 5th place
Colin Downey(141) Indiana SQ,
Tim Dunkel(149) Indiana SQ
Ian Kelton(197) Ohio SQ
Ryan Sandwith(184) Indiana SQ

Season outlook:
Wabash returns 9 of 10 starters from the 2011 Midwest Regional Runner up squad, which placed all ten in the top 4. Highlighting those returners are a pair of outstanding wrestlers in All-American Greg Rhoads and former NCAA qualifier Jake Strausbaugh. Both topped 40 wins last year and will be aiming to return to the NCAA Championships. Jake Moore just missed qualifying last year after a runner-up finish in the Midwest Regional. The incoming class will help provide depth in some needed area and provide some great battles in the room all season long. With nine starters back, breaking the lineup will be tough, but any newcomers that manage to pull it off will only strengthen the Little Giant lineup.