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Team: York College of Pennsylvania
Head Coach: Duane Bastress
Years at School as Head Coach: 5
Career Record at Current School: 61-25
Assistant Coaches: Cory King, Kyle Flickinger, Matt Heisey, Chris Albright

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2016-2017 Dual Meet Record: 14-4

2017 NCAA Qualifiers: Ryan Flynn- 6th @ 133, Greg Warner- 8th @ 141

Returning NCAA Qualifiers: Warner, 2x All-American

Top Returning Starters: Greg Warner (2x AA- 5th & 8th), John Shorter (3x Mideast Regional Placewinner), Stefanos Karpontinis (5th Mideast Regional),

Top Incoming Wrestlers:
Jesse Rocco (PIAA State Qualifier), Verlensky Joachim (2x NJ State Qualifier), Eric Hutchinson (2017-7th in PA, PA All Academic Team), Kye Lynch (MD State Qualifier), Timmy Griffith (2017 DE State Champ), David Harris-Norton (2x NJCAA National qualifier), Ryan Doyle (2017 NY Greco State Finalist), Jonathan Walker (2016 VA State Champ), Joe Soreco (6th 2016 Super 32, 2X NJ State Placewinner: 5th & 7th, 4th 2016 Powerade, 8th 2016 Beast of the East, 2X NHSCA All American), Cade Hudson (MD State Qualifier)

Season Outlook:
The YCP Wrestling team looks to build upon a successful 2016-17 season as they return a NCAA National Qualifier and a 2x All American in junior, Greg Warner. Warner (2X All American), senior John Shorter (3x Mideast Regional Placewinner), and sophomore Stefanos Karpontinis (2016 Mideast Regional Placewinner) will lead the way for the Spartans.

8 of 10 starters return from last years squad that saw went 14-4 in dual meet action. The goals are simple for this years squad and that is to become NCAA National Champions and All Americans as well as compete for an NCAA Team Trophy and Southeast Regional Title.

The Spartans coaching staff will also look upon a solid recruiting class as well as some returners that include state qualifiers, place winners, and state champs to help push returners and look for starting roles.