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.