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Waynesburg University Yellow Jackets
Head Coach: Ron Headlee
Years at School as head coach: 2nd Year
Career Record at school: 10-4
Assistant Coaches: John Yates, Vol. Assist.  Matt Blair , Drew Headlee

2008-2009 Dual Meet record:  10-4
2008-2009 National Qualifiers: Nick Garber (141/NQ), Corbin Semple (197/NQ)
Returning National Qualifiers: Garber and Semple

Number of returning wrestlers who competed in national qualifier: 7

Top returning starters:
125 Rico Borz  20-8  4th place Midwest Reg.
141 Nick Garber 21-4  1st place Midwest Reg.
149 Jesse Byerly 14-3  Injured
157 Jared Roberts 12-16
165 Alex Evanoff 9-9
197 Corbin Semple  36-6 First place Midwest Reg.
285 Rich Janicki   Melvin Warrick

Top Incoming Freshmen:
125 Alex Crown  Carlisle, Pa.  4th in Districts
133 Brandon Grainy , Penn Trafford 33-12
Transfer 197 Troy Cree Robert Morris

Only two starters are gone from last year’s turnaround at Waynesburg.  After winning two matches total in the previous three years, Waynesburg got a new coaching staff and jumped to a 10-4 record.  Coach Headlee and Coach Yates capitalized on long high school coaching careers in the area to build up the roster quickly.  The result was a winning season and two NCAA qualifiers.  Three placewinners from the region return along with the talented Byerly who missed the postseason with an injury after compiling a 14-3 record.  The schedule is beefed up this year with matches against Pitt (where Headlee’s son Ethan wrestles and his other son wrestled), Columbia, and Eastern Michigan.  This year, Waynesburg will be looking for their first All-American since Shawn Whyte.