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Wheaton College Thunder
Head Coach: Jim Gruenwald
Years at School as head coach: 2nd
Career Record at school: 3-7

2009-2010 Dual Meet Record: 3-7

Top returning starters:
174/184 Justin Marble, 36-10, 5th at Great Lakes Regional
133 Caleb Cardenas
157/165 Jon Sesso

Top incoming wrestlers:
165/174 Matt McCrary, IHSA Sectional Qualifier
149 Logan Meurer, IHSA Sectional Qualifier
157/165Cameron Fox, 174 Peter Sweeney

Season outlook:
For the first time since 2007, Wheaton enters the season with the same coach as the previous year.  That coach is two time Olympian Jim Gruenwald,a nd he is in the second year of his rebuilding program at Wheaton.  He has a few good pieces in place with 2x Great Lakes regional placewinner Justin Marble as well as veterans Caleb Cardenas and Jon Sesso.  Marble enters this season with a great chance to qualify for the NCAA championships out of one of the toughest qualifiers.  Sesso has had some injuries, but also has some talent.  The Thunder hope that 2010-2011 is a step in the right direction, now that some continuity has been achieved.