WPI 2016-2017 Preview

wpi[1]Team: Worcester Polytechnic Institute
Head Coach: Steve Hall
Years at School as Head Coach: 6
Career Record at Current School: 53-69
Assistant Coaches: Tony Paoletta, Tyler Tilbe, Justin Marsh, Dave Cardenas

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2015-2016 Dual Meet Record: 15-9

Returning NCAA Qualifiers (any year): Brian Amato (125, 8th, 2015)

Top Returning Starters:
Brian Amato – 125 – 22-10 and 2015 AA
Pete Nash – 141 top 8 in Northeast and RIT 2nd
Jack Nigro – 149 top 8 in Northeast
Lucas Muntz – 174 top 8 in Northeast
Dan Wensley – 184 top 8 in Northeast and RIT champ
Mike Curtis – 197 top 8 in Northeast
Austin Shrewsbury – 285 4th in Northeast

Top Incoming Wrestlers:
Ronan Ball – MA All State Champ and NE placer
Tyler Marsh – 2x PA State Qualifier
Chase Lind – 2X CT Open placer
Brandon Weyant – MA All State Champ
Kevin Guardino – NY Class Champ and Sec 2 runner up

Season Outlook:
The Engineers will be looking to build on a successful 2016 campaign that had them cracking the national rankings for the first time in a number of years. Last year’s team had five freshmen break into the lineup and make an immediate impact. For 2016-17, WPI will look to 2015 All-American Brian Amato and regional placer Austin Shrewsbury, as well as five other returners that made it to the top 8 in the region, to lead the team towards developing a legacy that puts them in the conversation with WPI teams of the past.