Wesleyan 2017 Preview

Team: Wesleyan University
Head Coach: Drew Black
Years at School as Head Coach: 20
Career Record at Current School: 192-156-3
Assistant Coaches: Niko Filippakis, Victor Eckpenyong, Matt Moran, Dan DiCenzo, John Biddiscombe


2016-2017 Dual Meet Record: 9-7

2017 NCAA Qualifiers: Carter Armendarez (149), Devon Carrillo (197)

Returning NCAA Qualifiers: Armendarez and Carrillo

Top Returning Starters:
125 Amir Daouk SO, (16-15); Zack Murillo SO. (19-6)
133 Tristan Stetson SO., (14-16); Dylan Jones, JR., (18-16)
141 James Matias,  JR., (23-11)/ Shane Ross JR., (14-10)
149 Carter Armendarez, SR., (19-10), 3rd NE Region, NCAA Qualifier, lost AA round
157 Ed Pierce,  SR., (24-12)
165 Roy Forys Jr. (12-7)
174 Dominic Pirraglia, SR (21-16), 6th NE Region
184 Simon Chee FR., 2nd NY States; Zach Turner, SO (Futures Champ 7-10);
197 Devon Carrillo, GR (22-3), 2nd NE Region 2017, 3rd NE Region 2016, 2 x NCAA Qualifier, lost AA round
285 Isaiah Bellamy, SR (17-7), 2 x NE Region placer 4th 2015, 6th 2017

Top Incoming Wrestlers:
125 Andrew Hennessy
133 Kasim Khan
133 Jason Fong
184 Simon Chee
285 Harrison Karp

Season Outlook:
Eight starters return from last years winning team. Carter Armendarez defeated the 5th seed at NCAA’s, but fell just short of being an all-American. Devon Carrillo is focusing on wrestling for the first time in his career after having played 4 seasons of college Football. Isaiah Bellamy has a full year of competition at HWT under his belt and looks to compete and be on the national podium this year. The Cardinals are looking for another winning dual season along with a stronger, successful finish at both the Northeast Regional and NCAA Championships.