WPI Preview

All ten starters return for 2nd year coach Lance Baden at WPI, providing a strong base for the future.  2x NEWA placewinner Larry Loomis returns at 174, as does 20 match winner Carl Anderson at 125.  The two upperclassmen look to lead the team up the standings in the NEWA in the 2008-2009 season.  Several dual meet wins over NEWA foes including an upset victory over Springfield give reason for optimism in the future.  Prep New England champ and incoming freshman Alex Labeef, along with state champions Richard Wingert (MA) and Alex Pittera (NH) are another.

Team: Worcester Polytechnic Institute
Head Coach: Lance Baden (WPI ’99)
Years at School as head coach: 2nd season
Career Record at school: 6-17
Assistant Coaches: Robert Polin, Sean Nelligan, Garrett Trombi, Colin Pacelli

2007-2008 Dual Meet Record: 6-17

Top returning starters: Larry Loomis (174, 2X All New England), Carl Anderson (125, 20-14)

Top incoming wrestlers:  Alex Labeef (Pomfret, CT, New England Prep School Champion),  Richard Wingert (Boston, MA, State Champion),  Alex Pittera (Salem, NH, State champion), Nick Mercurio (York, ME, 2nd state)