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York College of Pennsylvania Spartans
Head Coach: Tom Kessler
Years at School as head coach: 18th
Career Record at school: 250-107-2
Assistant Coaches: Duane Bastress, Cory King, Brandon Bailey

2008-2009 Dual Meet Record: 15-12-1
2008-2009 All-American: Brian Thomason (174 -8th)
Returning All-American: Thomason
Number of returning wrestlers who competed in 2009 national qualifier: 7

Top returning starters:
125 Jerrid Hartman 21-8  4th Metros
141 Taylor Ulm  15-7  4th Metros
141 Ryan Catton   2nd Metros (2008)
149 Albert Gleichauf  16-18
157 Eric Rush 10-9
165 Matt Heisey 15-8  3rd Metros
174 Brian Thomason 30-7 2nd Metros 8th NCAA
197 James Laughlin  14-12 4th Metros
197 George Saliba  14-6
285 Shane Cooley  19-13

Top incoming wrestlers:
125 Will Forero  112-30 (NY)
133 Alex Paladino  2X State Runner-Up (De)
133 Will Pumphrey  4th MD States
149 Evan Ennis 3rd MD States  121-59
165 Zach Downing  State Qualifier
197 John Starcevich  110+ wins top 12 NJ
285 Nick Page  PA State Qualifier

Eight starters return for York, including All-American Brian Thomason.  After a solid third place showing in the Metropolitan Conference tournament, the goal is to move up the standings and get more wrestlers at the NCAA Championships.  With six conference placewinners coming back, they will have a chance.  They will need to replace past NCAA qualifier Jon Niedrich and All-American Kyle Flickinger.  They may be able to get some of those points back with junior captain Eric Rush stepping in at 157 and 2x Delaware finalist Alex Paladino coming in as a freshman at 133.  The schedule is again competitive with duals against Maryland and Drexel to start the year along with the Budd Whitehill and North/South Duals.