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Williams College Ephs
Head Coach: Richard Hasenfus
Years at School as head coach: First Year
Career Record at school: 0-0
Assistant Coach: Jordan Ferguson

2009-2010 Dual Meet Record: 20-3
2009-2010 National Qualifiers and All-Americans: Corey Paulish (NQ 149), Ryan Malo (2nd 197), Carl Breitenstein (NQ 157)
Returning Qualifiers and All-Americans: Corey Paulish (4th 09), Ryan Malo (2nd 197 09, 10)
Number of returning wrestlers who competed in 2010 national qualifier: 7

Top returning starters:
Ryan Malo 2x National Finalist at 197
Corey Paulish AA at 141 2009, NQ at 149 2010
Cez Antista 2nd place at 133 2010 as a Freshman
Tom Foote 2nd place at HWT 2010 as a Freshman
George Sullivan 5th place at 174 NEWA 2010
Jon Foster 3rd place at 165 NEWA 2009
Josh Mattana 6th place at 133 NEWA 2009

Top incoming wrestlers:
Darius Charles- 149 NJ SQ
Mike Lomio- 184 NJ SQ
Taylor Treadgold- 125 NY SQ
Carson Brooks- 133 PA SQ
John Mckessy- 157 OH SQ
Henry Schmidt- 157

Season outlook:
Williams had another good season last year, turning in a repeat win at the NEWA Championships and sending three the the NCAA Championships for the first time. They are led by NCAA falls leader and 2x NCAA runner-up Ryan Malo.  Malo suprised some with his first trip to the NCAA finals, but came in as the #2 seed last year and lived up to that expectation.  He is back for one more year, though both of his finals opponents also return.  Corey Paulish was a 4th place finisher at 141 two years ago before qualifying but failing to place at 149 last season.  He is in a tough weight nationally, but has the experience to get back on the podium.  The future remains bright for the Ephs, as they had two freshmen make the NEWA finals before falling just short of the NCAA tournament.  Cez Antista and Tom Foote both just missed out on the trip to Cedar Rapids.  Foote is back at 285, but Antista will be moving up to 141 following the graduation of national qualifier Dylan Rittenburg.  Williams had their first ever 20 win season last year, and they have a strong group ready to try to make it two in a row while seeking a third straight NEWA Championship.  New coach Rich Hasenfus has moved over from Norwich and will do his best to keep the momentum going.  He has a strong roster that should help make that happen.