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  1. CPASteve_98

    CPASteve_98 Member

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    U.S. Merchant Marine Academy Mariners

    Head Coach: Greg Ilaria
    Years at School as head coach: 3rd season
    Career Record at school: 27 – 13
    Assistant Coaches: Beau Bruno
    2009-2010 Dual Meet Record: 13- 7
    2009-2010 National Qualifiers and All-Americans: Jordan Alfaro (125 8th), Dan Twito (157 NQ), Vincent Renaut (165 1st)
    Returning Qualifiers and All-Americans: Alfaro, Twito, Renaut, and James Beshada (2008 & 2009 NQ)
    Number of returning wrestlers who competed in 2010 national qualifier: 8

    Top returning starters:

    125 Jordan Alfaro – returning AA
    133 Garrick Skubon – 4th in centennial conference
    141/149 James Beshada – 2x NCAA qualifier
    141/149 Martin Bell – Centennial conference runner up
    157 Dan Twito – 3 x NCAA qualifier
    165 Vincent Renaut – Returning National Champion
    174 Justin Diesel – Centennial Conference runner up
    184 – Erik Schott – Centennial Conference runner up 2009
    HWT – Judd Connell – 2x Centennial Conference runner up

    Top incoming wrestlers:
    Ryan Smith NJ 5th in state – 2008
    Jordan Higa WA 7th Place State – 4A
    Tyler Russell ME 2 x State Champ, 4th place New England’s
    Ben Stallings VA 6th place VA
    Jake Walker KA State Runner up
    Nick Watson FL State Runner up
    Tom Re’ NY CHSAA 2nd
    Sam Fry MI 6th Place finish
    Dillon Yi GA State Qualifier

    Season outlook:

    After a few years of sending a lot of qualifiers to the tournament but coming back empty-handed, the Merchant Marine Academy broke through in 2010 with an 8th place finish from Jordan Alfaro and the first NCAA Champion in conference history in unseeded 165 lb. Vincent Renaut. Both are back, along with a pair of other qualifiers in Dan Twito and James Beshada. Four years ago, the Mariners had an outstanding recruiting class that has yielded four NCAA qualifiers, two of whom became All-Americans last year. This group is now seniors and looking to have one last great year together to move the team higher in the NCAA standings and maintain their hold on the Centennial Conference championship.

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  2. tonk002

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    Russell from Maine makes a lot of noise in the wrestling world here in New England. You all are getting a great athlete, who can WIN.:thumb:
     

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