WPI 2017 Preview

Team: Worcester Polytechnic Institute
Head Coach: Steve Hall
Years at School as Head Coach: 7
Career Record at Current School: 65-81
Assistant Coaches: Tony Paoletta, Tyler Tilbe, Justin Marsh, Tyler Howe

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2016-2017 Dual Meet Record: 12-12

Top Returning Starters:
Tyler Marsh – SO 4th 2017 NE Regional
Steve Jendritz Sr. 5th 2017 NE Regional
Dan Wensley – Jr 6th 2017 NE Regional
Austin Shrewsbury – Jr 4th 2016 NE Regional
Mike Curtis – Jr 20-12 2017 All-New England
Jack Nigro – Sr 23-11 and 2017 Academic All-American

Top Incoming Wrestlers:
Mike Ilic – NJ Regional Champ, Jake Smith – NJ Regional placer, Brendan Marion – PA AAA state qualifier, Ethan DiRenzo – PA AAA regional placer

Season Outlook:
The Engineers will look to make the next step during the 2017-18 season with a roster that projects to have a good mix of experience and new blood. They will need to fill a big hole at 125lbs left with the graduation of 2015 AA Brian Amato but there are a couple of wrestlers there that have been waiting for their time, and that time is now! Other than the sweepstakes for the starting 174lb class, the rest of the roster, on a team that placed 4th in the 2017 New England dual championships, has a solid resume of accomplishments and experience.