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Worcester Polytechnic Institute Engineers
Co-Head Coaches:Lance Baden, Rob Polin
Years at School as head coach: 3, 1
Career Record at school: 16-25 , 0-0
Assistant Coaches: Garrett Trombi, Colin Pacelli

2008-2009 Dual Meet Record: 10-8
Number of returning wrestlers who competed in 2009 national qualifier: 6

Top returning starters:
Carl Anderson, Roger Williams Tournament Champion, Conference Placewinner 13-2 in 2008-09
Tyler Howe, Conference Placewinner, 21-6 in 2008-09

Top incoming wrestlers:
Greg Mollnow, Cohoes, NY Sectional Finalist
Tom Jones, Bridgewater, MA (Preseason Nationals placewinner)
Dan Gilman, Framingham, MA All-State Finalist

With only three seniors leaving a team that finished 2008-2009 with a winning record, WPI is set to improve this season.  Some of the incoming freshmen will be able to fill in where seniors have left as WPI tries to improve on last season’s 12th place NEWA finish. Massachusetts state champ Dan Gilman is the top recruit, while NEWA placers Anderson and Howe are back for another run.  Assistant Rob Polin has been elevated to co-head coach along with the returning Lance Baden.