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Army At The 2009 NCAA Tournament Matt Kyler - 149 William Simpson - 141

Senior captain William Simpson made his first career appearance at the NCAA Tournament in 2009, while Matt Kyler qualified for his third championship in as many years. Richard Starks qualified for his second tournament, but was unable to wrestle due to injury.

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ARMY QUICK FACTS Location .................................................West Point, N.Y. Founded ............................................... March 16, 1802 ......................................................by an Act of Congress Enrollment ............................................................ 4,400 Superintendent ........... Lt. Gen. Franklin L. Hagenbeck Athletics Director ...................................Kevin Anderson Nickname..................................................Black Knights Colors ............................................Black, Gold and Gray Conference ............................................................. EIWA Head Coach ............................................. Chuck Barbee Alma Mater .................................... Oklahoma State ’93 Record at Army ..........................80-56-4 (10th season) Career Record........................................................ same Head Asst. Coach ......................................Ryan Wilman Alma Mater ......................................... West Virginia ‘05 Assistant Coach...........................................Rafael Vega Alma Mater ................................................ Edinboro ‘01 Assistant Coach........................................... Paul Merritt Alma Mater ..................................................... USMA ‘82 Athletic Trainer .........................................Robby Vought Head Officer Rep. ..........................Lt. Col. Todd Messitt Wrestling Office Phone........................ (845) 938-3123 Sr. Assoc. AD/Ath. Comm. ..........................Bob Beretta Wrestling Contact .................................. Ryan Yanoshak Office Phone .........................................(845) 938-7197 Cell Phone............................................ (845) 406-1130 E-Mail ................................. Ryan.Yanoshak@usma.edu Secondary Contact .................................. Tim Volkmann Office Phone ........................................ (845) 938-6929 E-Mail ............................ Timothy.Volkmann@usma.edu Army “A” Line ...................................... (845) 938-ARMY Web Site ................................. www.goARMYsports.com First Year of Wrestling ............................................1920 All-Time Record ................................ 642-409-37 (.607) 2008-09 Overall Record ......................................10-6-2 2008-09 Conference Record ................................4-3-1 2009 Postseason.............................................7th EIWA 2009-10 Team Captains........................Matthew Kyler ....................................................................Ryan Mergen Facility (Capacity): ........................Christl Arena (5,043) ............................................... Gillis Field House (2,000)

Through the generous donations of numerous members of the Army wrestling family, several of the lockers in the Black Knights team room were named to commemorate some of the legendary names responsible for making the Army Wrestling program what it is today.

THE 2009-10 ARMY WRESTLING MEDIA GUIDE is an official publication of the U.S. Military Academy Office of Athletic Communications under the direction of Senior Associate AD Bob Beretta. The guide was designed, written and edited by Assistant Directors of Athletic Communications Ryan Yanoshak and Tim Volkmann. Editing assistance was provided by Tracy Nelson, Mady Salvani, Brian Gunning Dallas Miller and Annie Holliday. Photos courtesy of the USMA DPTMS, Stockton Photo, Inc., Jon Malinowski and Mady Salvani. Special thanks to Roy DeBoer for the NCAA Championship photos.

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WEST POINT SECTION This Is West Point .................................................... 3-11 Admissions/Academics ........................................ 12-13 Center for Enhanced Performance ............................14 World Class Athlete Program ......................................14 USMA Prep School ......................................................15 Athletic Training ...........................................................16 Strength & Conditioning ............................................. 17 Wrestling Facilities ................................................ 18-19 Academy Leadership...................................................20 Athletics Director .........................................................21 THE BLACK KNIGHTS Roster Breakdown ................................................. 24-25 Head Coach Chuck Barbee .................................. 26-27 Assistant Coaches/Staff ....................................... 27-28 Season Outlook ...........................................................30 Co-Captain Matthew Kyler ..........................................31 Co-Captain Ryan Mergen ............................................32 Senior Bios ............................................................ 33-34 Junior Bios ............................................................. 35-38 Sophomore Bios .................................................... 39-41 Freshman Bios ...................................................... 42-48 SEASON IN REVIEW 2008-09 Season Review ...................................... 49-53 ARMY WRESTLING HISTORY EIWA ....................................................................... 54-56 All-Time Series Records ..............................................57 History .................................................................... 58-59 All-Americans ......................................................... 60-61 Team Awards ......................................................... 62-63 All-Time Lettermen ................................................ 64-68 Where Are They Now ...................................................69 MEDIA INFORMATION Covering The Black Knights ........................................70 Schedule ........................................................Back Cover


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The United States Military Academy is renowned because of its historic and distinguished reputation as a military academy, and as a leading, progressive institution of higher education. Made legendary in books and movies produced over the years, the Academy’s “Long Gray Line” of graduates includes some of our nation’s most famous and influential men: Ulysses S. Grant, Robert E. Lee, Thomas “Stonewall” Jackson, George S. Patton, Omar Bradley, Douglas MacArthur, Dwight Eisenhower and Norman Schwarzkopf. Because of this superb education and leadership experience, West Point graduates historically have been sought for high level civilian and military leadership positions. Their numbers include two U.S. presidents, several ambassadors, state governors, legislators, judges, cabinet members, educators, astronauts and corporate executives. Today, West Point continues to provide hundreds of young men and women the unique opportunity to develop physically, ethically and intellectually while building a foundation for an exciting, challenging and rewarding career as an Army officer in the service of our nation. Cadets have much more responsibility in running the Academy than students in most other colleges or universities. It adds to the leadership experience. Cadets succeed at West Point because of the support they receive from the staff and faculty. After all, many faculty members are West Point graduates and understand the challenge cadets face on a daily basis. They also serve as ideal role models, showing cadets what Army life is like. The U.S. Military Academy’s primary strength is its ability to develop leaders of character who are committed to “Duty, Honor, Country” and selfless service to our nation. page 3

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THE PREMIER LEADER DEVELOPMENT INSTITUTION IN THE NATION


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army wrestling Military development begins with the cadet’s first day at West Point. Most military training takes place during the summer, with new cadets undergoing Cadet Basic Training, or Beast Barracks, their first year, followed the second summer by Cadet Field Training. Cadets spend their third and fourth summers serving in active Army units around the world; attending specialty training such as airborne, air assault or northern warfare or helping to train the first- and second-year cadets. The Cadet Leader Development System seeks to give the cadets increasing responsibility until they are ready to receive their commissions and assume their duties as leaders in today’s Army. Moral and ethical values guide cadets throughout their four years at West Point. Commitment to the Academy’s “Bedrock Values,” based on integrity and respect for the dignity of others, begins on the first day. Integrity is reflected in the Cadet Honor Code which states: “A cadet will not lie, cheat, steal, or tolerate those who do.” Respect denotes that cadets treat others with the same respect and dignity they themselves would expect. At West Point, it is not enough to train leaders—they must be leaders of character. Admission is keenly competitive and is open to young men and women from all states and territories and from every socioeconomic level. Prospective cadets must receive a nomination by a member of Congress or from the Department of the Army. The Academy seeks candidates who possess records of success in academics, athletics and leadership indicative of well-rounded individuals. Although the life of a cadet is demanding, there remains an array of club activities ranging from golf, skiing, boxing, crew and orienteering to such organizations as the cadet radio station, Habitat for Humanity and Big Brothers-Big Sisters. Additionally, the U.S. Corps of Cadets hosts a Special Olympics event each spring. Today’s Military Academy is a vastly different institution from the small academy legislated into being by Congress in 1802. Originally just 1,800 acres, the Academy has grown to more than 16,000 acres. The first graduating class numbered just two men; today’s classes graduate more than 900 new officers annually, both men and women, who are prepared for leadership roles within the Army. With the expansion of knowledge and the changing needs of the United States Army a n d the n a tion, l i fe a t West Point h a s changed to keep pace. Ever mindful of its rich heritage, the U.S. Miltary Academy is developing leaders for tomorrow, and its focus remains the national needs of the 21st century.

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The mission of the U.S. Military Academy is to educate, train, and inspire the Corps of Cadets so that each graduate is a commissioned leader of character committed to the values of Duty, Honor, Country; professional growth throughout a career as an officer in the U.S. Army; and a lifetime of selfless service to the Nation. Founded on March 16, 1802, the Academy celebrated its Bicentennial in 2002. But West Point’s role in America’s history dates to the Revolutionary War, when both sides realized the strategic importance of the commanding plateau on the west bank of the Hudson River. Gen. George Washington considered West Point to be the most strategic position in America. He personally selected Thaddeus Kosciuszko, one of the heroes of Saratoga, to design the fortifications in 1778 after problems arose with French engineers originally placed in charge of the design. In 1779, General Washington transferred his headquarters to West Point. Continental soldiers built forts, batteries and defensive barriers. A 100-ton iron chain was extended across the Hudson to control river traffic. Today, several links from that chain are arranged at Trophy Point as a reminder of West Point’s original fortifications. In 1802 President Thomas Jefferson signed the legislation establishing the U.S. Military Academy to create an institution devoted to the arts and sciences of warfare. This effectively eliminated America’s wartime reliance on foreign engineers and artillerists. West Point became the nation’s first engineering school and served as the model for engineering programs which were eventually established at other colleges. Col. Sylvanus Thayer, the “Father of the Military Academy,” served as Superintendent from 1817 through 1833. He upgraded academic standards, instilled military discipline and emphasized honorable conduct. Early graduates were largely responsible for the construction of the nation’s initial railway lines, bridges, harbors, and roads. Although the curriculum maintains its focus on engineering, in recent decades the program of instruction has markedly changed, providing cadets a selection of more than 40 majors. This tradition of academic and military excellence, guided by a demanding standard of moral and ethical conduct, remains the cornerstone of the West Point experience. It is said at West Point that “much of the history we teach was made by those people we taught.” The Academy has produced famous leaders throughout its illustrious past…Civil War Generals Grant, Sherman, Lee, and Jackson, to name but a few. In World War I, 34 of the 38 corps and division commanders were graduates. World War II would see many graduates reach brigadier general or higher, to include Eisenhower, MacArthur, Bradley and Patton. In more recent conflicts, MacArthur, Ridgway, Westmoreland, Abrams, Schwarzkopf and Abizaid were in command. Academy graduates have also excelled in air and space exploration, and countless others went on from military service to become leaders in medicine, law, business, religion and science. Since its founding, the Military Academy fulfills the same mission as it always has . . . to educate, train, and inspire the Corps of Cadets. It accomplishes this mission by developing cadets in three essential areas: intellectual, physical and military. These developmental paths are balanced and fully integrated into the daily life of each young man and woman at the Academy. Intellectual growth is fostered through an academic curriculum that provides a broad liberal education in the arts and sciences. The electives program builds upon the foundation of the core, allowing cadets to develop even greater competence in selected areas. In addition, the fields-of-study and majors nurture the development of creativity, critical thinking, and self-directed learning, essential characteristics of 21st century officers. The four-year academic experience leads to a bachelor of science degree and a commission as a second lieutenant in the Army. Physical development is achieved through a rigorous athletic and physical education program. Each cadet participates at the intercollegiate, club or intramural level each semester. This readies the cadet for the physical demands of military life and helps teach good judgment and self-discipline, even while under mental and physical stress.

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WHY WEST POINT?

GEORGE W. BUSH

“I think if my dear mother were alive, she would tell you nothing comes close to graduating from West Point, even going to the moon.” - ASTRONAUT FRANK BORMAN “The combination of an education at West Point and the experience of a career in the armed services will prepare you in a unique way for a rich diversity of further career and service in civilian life.” - HEISMAN TROPHY WINNER GLENN DAVIS “I believe in the code ... ‘Duty, Honor, Country.’ I believe in service to one’s country. The institution of the armed forces has thrived on its commitment to developing excellence. It is meritocracy in action. Race, religion, wealth, background count not.” - PRESIDENT GEORGE H.W. BUSH “How great it must be, gosh how great it must be to be a member of this Corps. To know that camaraderie of discipline, of manners, of courtesy, of human sensibility, of one’s duty to his fellow man.” - JOURNALIST WALTER CRONKITE

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“I was so proud to be on the verge of entering the only institution in American society at that time that was totally integrated, in which I would have the opportunity to rise, based solely on performance and ability. The nation always looks to West Point and always looks to each and every one of you to follow always the angels of your nature.” - GENERAL COLIN POWELL “In every corner of America, the words ‘West Point’ command immediate respect. This place where the Hudson River bends is more than a fine institution of learning. The United States Military Academy is the guardian of values that have shaped the soldiers who have shaped the world.” - PRESIDENT GEORGE W. BUSH page 7

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“My four years at West Point were wonderful. I loved every minute of it and particularly the last three years. I loved the history. I loved the tradition. I liked wearing the uniform. I felt like I belonged there. Everything was meaningful to me. There is no question in my mind the proudest day of my father’s life was the day I graduated from West Point. There is a picture of the two of us standing on ‘The Plain’ and he is just beaming.” - GENERAL H. NORMAN SCHWARZKOPF


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ULYSSES S. GRANT ’43 Grant distinguished himself during the Civil War at the Battle of Vicksburg in 1863; his victory secured control of the Mississippi River for the Union. President Abe Lincoln later appointed him Commanding General of the Army in March 1864. On April 9, 1865, at Appomattox Court House, Va., Robert E. Lee (USMA 1829) surrendered the Army of Northern Virginia to him, ending the Civil War. Grant later served as the 18th President of the United States from 1869 to 1877. Today, his image graces the $50 bill. GEORGE W. GOETHALS ’80 Goethals became an architect and was builder of the Panama Canal, 1904 TO 1914. JOHN J. PERSHING ’86 Considered the second most senior officer in Army history, behind only George Washington, Pershing served as commander of the American Expeditionary Force during World War I. The two-million-plus troops of the AEF made a decisive contribution to the defeat of Imperial Germany. Pershing’s abilities as a leader distinguished him among European commanders, and through repeated successes on the battlefield, promoted American prestige around the world. He served as Army Chief of Staff in 1921, and was named General of the Armies of the United States upon his retirement in 1924.

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HAIG DOUGLAS MacARTHUR ’03 After World War I, MacArthur returned to West Point to serve as the Academy’s 31st Superintendent from 1919 to 1922. During that time, he was responsible for the revitalization of the Academy. He was later promoted to General of the Army and served as Supreme Allied Commander in the Pacific Theater during World War II. During that time, he received the Medal of Honor for leading defense preparation and operations on the Philippine Islands. He later served as Supreme Allied Commander, Japan, and as commander, United Nations Command in the Far East. He was one of only five officers to be promoted to General of the Army (five stars). GEORGE S. PATTON JR. ’09 “Old Blood and Guts,” Patton was one of the most colorful commanders in the Army. During World War II the famed commander of the 2nd Armored Division and later the Third Army displayed courage and daring as prominently as the pair of ivory handled revolvers he wore. Patton accomplished one of the most remarkable feats in military history in December 1944, when he quickly turned the Third Army northward to reinforce the Allied southern flank against the German attack in the Battle of the Bulge. The General’s doctrine of aggressive employment of massive armor forces continue to prove themselves in combat arenas around the world. OMAR N. BRADLEY ’15 During his career, Bradley earned a reputation as one of the best infantry commanders in World War II. He commanded the 82nd Airborne and 28th Infantry Divisions before going on to command the 1st Army and the 12th Army Group. After the war he served as Army Chief of Staff from 1948 to 1949 and served as the first Chairman of the Joint Chiefs of Staff from 1949 to 1953. He was the last Army officer to be promoted to General of the Army (five stars), and the Bradley fighting vehicle is named in his honor.

DWIGHT D. EISENHOWER ’15 During World War II, Eisenhower served as Supreme Commander of Allied Forces Europe from 1943 to 1944, during which he led the D-Day invasion of Europe. During that time, he was promoted to General of the Army (five stars). After the war, he served as Army Chief of Staff from 1945 to 1948 and was named President of Columbia University in 1948. He served as the 34th President of the United States from 1953 to 1961 and was one of only five officers to be promoted to General of the Army (five stars). ALEXANDER M. HAIG JR. ’47 Haig served as Chief of Staff to President Richard Nixon from 1973 to 1974; Supreme Allied Commander in Europe 1974 to 1979; President of United Technologies Corporation 1980 to 1981 and Secretary of State during the Reagan administration from 1981 to 1982. FRANK BORMAN ’50 An astronaut from 1962 to 1970, Borman commanded the first circumlunar flight of the earth. He later served as President of Eastern Airlines. FIDEL V. RAMOS ’50 One of the Academy’s international cadets, Ramos served as a Philippine Army officer after graduation. He eventually became the country’s military Chief of Staff and later Secretary of National Defense. He also served as President of the Republic of the Philippines from 1992 to 1998. EDWIN E. ALDRIN ’51 An astronaut from 1963 to 1972, Aldrin participated in the first manned lunar landing with Michael Collins (USMA ’52) and was the second man to walk on the moon. EDWARD WHITE ’52 An astronaut from 1962 to 1967, White was the first man to walk in space and was one of the three astronauts killed in the Apollo I disaster in 1967.

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KIMSEY H. NORMAN SCHWARZKOPF ’56 As Commander-in-Chief, United States Central Command from 1988 to 1991, Schwarzkopf’s command ultimately responded to Iraq’s invasion of Kuwait with the largest U.S. deployment since the Vietnam War, including portions of the Navy, Air Force, and Marine Corps as well as units from dozens of nations around the world. After retiring, Schwartzkopf received the Presidential Medal of Freedom. PETER M. DAWKINS ’59 Dawkins was Cadet Brigade Commander (First Captain of the U.S. Corps of Cadets) as a senior and became the third Heisman Trophy winner in Army football history. He later served as chairman and CEO of Primerica. JAMES V. KIMSEY ’62 Kimsey was the founding chairman of America Online, and was named chairman emeritus in 1996. He founded the Kimsey Foundation in 1996. MICHAEL W. KRZYZEWSKI ’69 Krzyzewski served as head basketball coach at West Point from 1974 to 1979 before assuming similar duties at Duke University. Krzyzewski has led the Blue Devils to three national championships and was inducted into the Basketball Hall of Fame in October 2001. He coached the U.S. at the 2008 Olympics in Beijing. RAYMOND T. ODIERNO ‘76 Odierno commanded the 4th Infantry Division during the fall of 2003 which, along with Special Forces units, captured Saddam Hussein in December of that year. Odierno helped plan and coordinate the raid that netted Iraq’s fallen dictator. ROBERT S. KIMBROUGH ’89 Kimbrough was named one of 11 new astronaut candidates by NASA in May 2004. Kimbrough ranks among Army Baseball’s career leaders in saves. A veteran of Desert Storm, he currently works for NASA in Houston as a flight simulation engineer and participated in a space shuttle mission last fall.

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ROBERT E. LEE ’29 The Academy’s ninth Superintendent (1852-55), Lee was a model cadet during his four years at West Point. He graduated second in his class and never earned a single demerit during his four years at the Academy. At the beginning of the Civil War, he was selected to serve as Commanding General of the Army, but instead resigned his commission and was named General-In-Chief of the Confederate Army from 1861 to 1865. Lee’s surrender to Ulysses S. Grant (USMA 1843), at Appomattox Court House, Va., ended the Civil War. Fort Lee, Va., was named in his honor.

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Peterson’s Guide ranks West Point as one of the most competitive colleges in the nation and Forbes ranks West Point as American’s best college. There are approximately 12,000 applications each year for less than 1,200 cadet vacancies. Applicants compete for vacancies and are evaluated in three areas: academics, physical aptitude and demonstrated leadership ability. Cadet vacancies are allocated to each member of Congress and to the representatives to Congress from Washington, D.C., Guam, the Virgin Islands, Puerto Rico, American Samoa and the Mariana Islands. Many foreign governments are also invited to nominate cadets under a Department of State program, so the student population at West Point is incredibly diverse. The following is an overview of the first three steps toward gaining admittance to West Point. Further information regarding the admissions process and orientation visits is available by calling the Director of Admissions at (845) 938-4041. Should you wish to schedule an official visit, contact the Army Hockey office at (845) 938-3711. DETERMINE IF YOU MEET ENTRANCE REQUIREMENTS To meet West Point’s minimum entrance requirements, you must: be at least 17 but not yet 23 on the day you enter West Point; be a U.S. citizen at the time you enter (except for foreign cadets as noted above); not be married or pregnant, nor have a legal obligation to support a child or other dependent. Additionally, you must meet academic, medical and physical qualifications. To be considered academically qualified, you should have an above-average high school or college academic record and strong performance on the standardized American College Testing (ACT) Assessment Program Exam or the College Board Scholastic Aptitude Test (SAT). Additionally, you should take a strong college preparatory program in high school, including four years of English, four years of math (including trigonometry), two years of laboratory science, two years of a foreign language and one year of U.S. history.

To be medically qualified, you must be in good physical and mental health and pass a medical exam administered by the Department of Defense. To meet physical qualification standards, you must demonstrate above-average strength, endurance and agility. The West Point Field Force administers a Physical Aptitude Exam to measure these traits. The exam includes: pull-ups for men/flexed arm hang for women, basketball throw from the kneeling position, standing long jump, a 300-yard shuttle run and a two-minute bout of push-ups. APPLY FOR A NOMINATION A nomination is the legal authority for West Point to consider a candidate for admission. Nominations are available from every member of Congress and from the representatives to Congress listed above. At a minimum, you should apply to your two senators, your representative and the Vice President. Nominations are also available, from the President, for children of career military personnel, and from the Secretary of the Army for enlisted soldiers in the Regular Army, Army Reserve or Army National Guard; for children of deceased or 100% disabled veterans; children of persons awarded the Medal of Honor; and students in Army ROTC, page 10

Army Junior ROTC, or Navy, Air Force, or Marine Junior ROTC units which have been designated as Honor Units with Distinction. START A FILE AT WEST POINT West Point will start your candidate file upon receipt of a completed Precandidate Questionnaire. You may obtain a questionnaire by writing or calling: Director of Admissions U.S. Military Academy 646 Swift Road West Point, NY 10996-1905 (845) 938-4041 Automated admissions information is also available at the above phone number. Additionally, you can request a questionnaire from the Academy’s World Wide Web page at: www.usma. edu/Admissions. The web site also includes additional information about the admissions process as well as the courses of instruction available at West Point. Finally, if you are at least a high school junior and are sincerely interested in attending West Point and serving as an officer in the U.S. Army, you should talk to your school guidance counselor. Each counselor’s office has a copy of the latest West Point catalog and information to help you with your college choices.


army wrestling Long recognized as one of the premier academic institutions in the United States, the U.S. Military Academy provides a challenging curriculum that culminates in a bachelor of science degree upon graduation. An array of over 40 majors in the academic program are available to cadets as West Point strives to educate and train the Corps of Cadets so that each graduate shall have the attributes essential to professional growth as an officer in the regular Army. The USMA curriculum is also geared toward providing West Point graduates with an intellectual foundation for increasing responsibility (as they ascend the ranks) through a balanced undergraduate education. The Academy’s highly competitive academic environment, coupled with its broad-based academic curriculum, has helped West Point rank fourth nationally in the number of both Rhodes Scholars and Hertz Scholars that it has produced. The West Point curriculum is divided into three portions - core courses, an engineering sequence and a field of study. Cadets are required to take 26 core courses plus five additional classes in one of seven engineering sequences (mechanical, electrical, civil, nuclear, systems, computer or environmental). Beginning with the first semester of the junior year, cadets begin to take electives for their chosen field of study. Fields of study require completion of nine additional courses, bringing to 40 the number of classes a cadet must pass in order to receive a degree. The selection of an optional major involves anywhere from one to four - usually three - additional courses above and beyond the nine field of study electives. This will allow the Cadet to expand his or her realm of study within a chosen discipline. Physical education and military science courses round out the challenging curriculum. Cadets are required to incorporate classes from both disciplines into each semester’s class schedule, creating a standard six-course load for each academic term.

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Academic Disciplines > Art, Philosophy and Literature > Basic Science > Chemical Engineering > Chemical Engineering Studies > Chemistry > Civil Engineering* > Civil Engineering Studies > Computer Science** > Economics > Electrical Engineering* > Electronic & Info. Technology Systems > Engineering Management* > Engineering Psychology > Environmental Engineering > Environmental Geography > Environmental Science > Environmental Studies > Foreign Area Studies > Foreign Languages > Geospatial Information Science > History > Human Geography > Information Systems Engineering > Law and Legal Studies > Leadership > Life Science > Management > Mathematical Sciences > Mechanical Engineering* > Mechanical Engineering Studies > Military Art and Science > Nuclear Engineering > Nuclear Engineering Science > Operations Research > Operations Research Studies > Physics > Political Science > Psychology > Sociology > Systems Engineering* > Systems Management *Major programs accredited by the Engineering Accredidation Commissions (EAC) of the Accreditation Board for Engineering and Technology (ABET) **Major programs accredited by the Computer Science Accreditation Commissions (CSAC) of the Computing Sciences Accreditation Board (CSAB) which is now part of ABET.

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WEST POINT ACADEMIC GOALS • Graduates anticipate and respond effectively to the uncertainties of a changing technological, social, political and economic world. • Upon achieving this overarching goal, graduates will be able to: - think and act creatively, - recognize moral issues and apply ethical considerations in decision-making, - listen, read, speak and write effectively, - demonstrate the capability and desire to pursue progressive and continual intellectual development, - demonstrate proficiency in six domains of knowledge: Engineering and Technology Math and Science Culture Information Technology Human Behavior History page 11


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The Center For Enhanced Performance (CEP) ensures that every cadet now has the opportunity to develop expertise in the key mental skills which underlie high-level performance in all situations. It offers three programs designed to maximize West Point cadet performance, as well as export these critical mental skills to the United States Army at large. The Performance Enhancement Program (PEP) uses state-ofthe-art training methods and sophisticated audio/video technologies, while broadening the applications to include cadets from every performance endeavor. This training, as comprehensive and detailed as any received by professional and Olympic athletes, enables cadets to develop confidence under pressure, concentration amidst distractions, and composure during times of stress. Cadets participate in individual training sessions, during free periods in their academic schedule, learning, and then applying the skills of imagery, attention control, stress and energy management, and goal setting. Biofeedback training allows cadets to learn crucial self-regulation techniques. Sophisticated audio and video simulations of game and practice situations are created to facilitate guided imagery and mental rehearsal of specific physical, academic, or military skills. The Academic Excellence Program provides instruction in academic support skills designed to help cadets succeed in the class-

room. Three classes are offered throughout the academic year: 1) the Student Success Course, a 20 lesson course combining the study skills of textbook marking, note taking, test preparation and time management, with the mental skills such as attention control, confidence building, stress and energy management; 2) Reading Efficiency, a 10 lesson course designed to improve reading speed and comprehension through drill and utilization of modern computer technologies; and 3) Information Literacy and Critical Thinking, a 20-lesson course taught jointly with the USMA Library staff created to enhance problem-solving skills and critically read and evaluate research. The CEP Tutor Program organizes final exam preparation sessions at the end of each semester, and cadet tutors for nearly every academic course are available throughout the year. Most recently the CEP created the Military Enhancement Program (MEP), designed to apply the skills and techniques taught by the Performance Enhancement Program within a military context. MEP Training is now nested throughout the 47 months of the West Point experience. These programs are unique aids to the every member of the Corps of Cadets who seeks to achieve their full potential in academics, athletics and military training. The Center for Enhanced Performance is a powerful demonstration of the Academy’s commitment to provide the finest training available to the future leaders of the nation.

WORLD CLASS ATHLETE PROGRAM While the Center for Enhanced Performance helps West Point studentathletes succeed in the classroom, the World Class Athlete Program provides outstanding soldier-athletes the support and training to compete and succeed in national and international competitions to include the Olympic Games, while maintaining a professional military career and promoting the U.S. Army to the world. WCAP offers all graduates of West Point the same opportunity for selection. All soldiers must be in good military standing. All West Point graduates must have completed their branch

Officer Basic Course. Soldiers applying for the program must demonstrate the ability to maintain a high national ranking in their specific sport. If selected to be a WCAP member after graduating from West Point, your Army objective will be to train to make the Olympic Team. Qualifiers of the World Class Athlete Program receive exceptional training from some of the finest coaches and trainers in the country. A total of 95 soldiers were assigned to WCAP to train for the 2000 Olympic Games and 2002 Winter Olympics. Of the 77 training for the Summer Games, 53 qualified for the Olympic Trials. Three athletes made the Olympic team, while four more were named alternates. Sixteen of the 18 athletes training for the 2002 Winter Olympics qualified for the Olympic Trials. Nine of those people advanced to the Olympic Games, while two qualified as alternates. WCAP athletes earned three medals, one gold and two bronze. Most recently, WCAP member and threetime Army wrestling All-America Phillip Simpson competed at the 2008 Olympic Trials and finished fifth at the World Military Games.

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Since 1948, over 400 Army soldier-athletes have been selected to either an American summer or winter Olympic team, earning more than 100 medals overall. Recent WCAP accomplishments include: 2008-09 SPC Faruk Sahin wins U.S. Greco National Championship and earns spot on the World Team. SPC Dremiel Byers wins U.S. Greco National Championships and finished second at World Championships. 2007-08 Former Army wrestling standout Phillip Simpson competes at the 2007 World Team Trials and the 2008 Olympic Trials. 2004 Fifteen WCAP members qualified for the Olympic Trials. Dremeil Byers, Tina George and Faruk Sahin all won individual titles at the U.S. Open, while Oscar Wood qualified for the Athens Olympic Games. 2002 Glenn Nieradka, Keith Sieracki, Dremiel Byers and Iris Smith won their respective weight classes to lead the All-Army wrestling team to its second consecutive Greco-Roman crown at the U.S. National Wrestling Championships. 2000 Six freestyle and 11 Greco Roman WCAP wrestlers qualified for finals of Olympic Trials. 1999 WCAP athletes won 156 medals in national and international championships. 1998 At the Winter Olympic Games, nine soldiers made the U.S. Olympic team. 1996 60 soldiers qualified for the U.S. Olympic Trials, 15 made the U.S. Olympic team.


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quarters, of 40 classroom days duration each. Grading is accomplished against standard objectives and criteria. Test results are not curved. All students who attain the same level of performance against the standard receive the same grade. USMAPS employs a system of “tracking” to challenge fully all cadet candidates. Based upon their performance on a series of initial diagnostic tests and, more importantly, on their performance halfway through the first quarter of classroom work, cadet candidates are placed into specialized English and mathematics tracks. This flexible academic approach allows candidates to improve in weak areas while continuing to enhance their strong areas. Tracks range in difficulty from Fundamental to Advanced Placement. During the academic year candidates can move between tracks, and upward movement is encouraged whenever possible. The Student Success Course is designed to give candidates the tools that will help them throughout their academic and military careers. The tools include: effective reading, notebook organization, note-taking (including mapping and clustering), goal-setting, time management, and memory devices. To reduce academic stress, class time is devoted to stress management and overcoming “test phobia.” Students are expected to apply the techniques to their current classes. Successful people exhibit more than just strong aptitude; they also exhibit a positive attitude, take responsibility for their actions, progress steadily towards goals, and continually re-evaluate their methods. Much of the Student Success Course is devoted to the study of successful behavior and students are encouraged to practice these methods as they develop their leadership style. The goal of the class is to offer lifelong benefits to cadet candidates. Cadet candidates are expected to obtain a “C” or better in each academic course for each quarter. To graduate, each candidate must obtain a “C” or better for each course in each quarter. In addition, they are expected to meet the established physical and military standards.

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The academic program at the United States Military Preparatory School is a dynamic program, closely coordinated with the West Point curriculum. It is designed to tailor instruction to best meet the needs of the individual cadet candidate. One of the central goals of the academic program is to fully challenge all candidates while recognizing the diversity in their educational backgrounds. The school’s approach is to enhance the skills candidates already possess while providing a solid basis for improvement in needed areas. The academic program focuses on Mathematics and English. These broad areas provide the fundamental basis for academic success at West Point. Cadet candidates also receive instruction in study skills and time management through the Student Success Course. Rigorous concentration on these skills improves a student’s ability to grasp and retain information as well as to think critically and communicate clearly. All candidates About USMAPS are expected to The purpose of the United States Mili- work diligently to tary Academy Preparatory School is to presurpass course pare selected candidates for admission to standards in all West Point; providing focused academic, areas. Those canmilitary and physical instruction in a mordidates who do al-ethical military school environment in order to prepare and motivate candidates not perform to the for success at the United States Military course standards Academy. are counseled, The U.S. Military Academy Preparagiven specifi c retory School, known as USMAPS, the Prep medial actions to School, or West Point Prep, was formally perforestablished in 1946, but the history of improve prepping of soldiers for West Point has mance, and, in been done since Congress enacted legis- most cases, given lation in 1916 authorizing appointments an opportunity for soldiers to West Point. The school exto remediate the ists today as an “avenue of opportunity” to a carefully selected group of soldiers material. Students and civilians by providing them the aca- who repeatedly fail demic, leadership and physical skills that to attain course will prepare them for success as cadets at standards may be the United States Military Academy. disenrolled by the Located at Fort Monmouth, New Jer- Commandant. sey, West Point Prep prepares cadet canAcademic weeks didates for West Point with a foundation are organized with that will last them beyond admission to “A” days and “B” the Academy and well into the future as days running alterleaders of character for the nation. West Point Prep is primarily an aca- nately. This allows demic institution that accepts students flexibility in schedand soldiers from diverse backgrounds uling required and challenges them to meet and exceed courses and for West Point’s rigorous admission standards. As a military school with a career efficiency in the focus, West Point Prep also develops the use of instructors foundation of professional and physical and facilities. The attributes needed for growth as an officer academic year in the U.S. Army. consists of four


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Stationed on the first floor of Kimsey Athletic Center, Army’s athletic training department moved into its new and spacious home in the spring of 2003. The athletic training room now covers 9,500 square feet, housing the finest equipment available for the prevention, treatment and rehabilitation of athletic injuries. Highlights of the facility include a 1,202-square-foot cardiovascular room containing more than 25 pieces of equipment; a stateof-the-art hydrotherapy area equipped with a 2,018-square-foot rehabilitation pool, Jacuzzi, two large pools, and four regular pools; 10 treatment tables; five modular taping tables; high-density storage; and a physician’s office with X-ray capability. The training room also features a vast array of the latest treatment and rehabilitation equipment. Thanks to the expansive new treatment area, Army’s athletic training staff can service countless Black Knight athletes simultaneously so they are able to realize their full potential on the “fields of friendly strife.” Robby Vought serves as the athletic trainer for the wrestling team.

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strength and conditioning

An integral component in Army’s intercollegiate athletic program is the strength and conditioning department. The most visible sign of Army’s commitment in this area is the O’Meara, Malek, Dawkins, Class of 1959 Strength Development Center in Kimsey Athletic Center, one of the finest facilities in the nation. The monstrous 20,000-square-foot center is located on the second floor of Kimsey Athletic Center and features 30 tons of plates and dumbbells; 15 pieces of cardiovascular equipment, including six highspeed treadmills; a state-of-the-art weight training area with 16 rack and platform training stations, as well as a separate dumbbell area; and top-of-the-line Hammer strength equipment. Under the direction of Scott Swanson, the O’Meara, Malek, Dawkins, Class of 1959 Strength Development Center rivals any training facility in the country. Kevin Schadt serves as the strength and conditioning coach for the wrestling team.

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ARMY WRESTLING FACILITIES

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Thanks to the generosity of supportive graduates, the Army wrestling team boasts among the nation’s finest facilities. The Gerald Lodge Wrestling Room, located on the second floor of Arvin Gymnasium, is the training home of the Black Knights. The massive workout space was redesigned three years ago and features four mats for drills and instruction with an additional two mats in a connecting room. A locker room with large wooden stalls connects to the Gerald Lodge Wrestling Room and is just steps away from a wrestlers-only lounge which includes a large screen television, with DVD and surround sound, couches, wireless Internet and study areas. Cardio equipment is located throughout the room, allowing wrestlers several options for workouts. Arvin Gymnasium, which re-opened at the start of the 2006-07 academic year, is a 495,100-square foot building that includes eight large basketball courts, a state of the art rock climbing wall, racquetball courts, boxing rooms, two expansive weight rooms, a massive cardio/ fitness area, indoor track, three swimming pools, athletic training facilities and a juice bar. It is, without question, one of the finest wrestling facilities in the nation. Black Knight head coach Chuck Barbee believes that it gives Army an advantage as it continues to develop future NCAA All-Americans and national champions. The wrestling team hosts events at two locations, Gillis Field House or Christl Arena inside the Holleder Center, both boasting sizable locker rooms and both located just minutes from Arvin Gymnasium. page 17


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LT. GEN. FRANKLIN L. HAGENBECK SUPERINTENDENT

BRIG. GEN. WILLIAM E. RAPP COMMANDANT OF CADETS

BRIG. GEN. PATRICK FINNEGAN DEAN OF THE ACADEMIC BOARD

Lt. Gen. Franklin L. Hagenbeck assumed duties as the 57th Superintendent of the United States Military Academy in June 2006. Hagenbeck was commissioned from West Point in 1971. He earned a master’s degree in Exercise Physiology and served as an assistant football coach at Florida State University. While assigned to the Academy’s Department of Physical Education, he earned a Master of Business Administration from Long Island University. His military education includes the Army War College, Army Command and General Staff College and the Infantry Officer Advanced Course. Hagenbeck has commanded at every level from company through division, culminating as Commanding General of the 10th Mountain Division. He has also served in the 25th Infantry Division, 10th Mountain Division, 101st and 82nd Airborne Divisions and The U.S. Army Training and Doctrine Command. Among his other assignments, Hagenbeck served as the Army’s Deputy Chief of Staff, G-1, and in numerous staff positions. His Joint assignments include: Exchange Officer and Tactics Instructor to the Royal Australian Infantry Center; Deputy Director for Politico-Military Affairs for Global and Multi-Lateral Issues and Western Hemisphere; Strategic Plans and Policy Directorate (J5); and Deputy Director for Current Operations, J33, Joint Staff. He served as Commander, Coalition Joint Task Force Mountain, Operations Enduring Freedom/Anaconda and Deputy Commanding General, Combined Joint Task Force 180 in Afghanistan. Hagenbeck’s decorations include the Distinguished Service Medal; Defense Superior Service Medal (oak leaf cluster); Legion of Merit (four oak leaf clusters); Bronze Star (oak leaf cluster); Meritorious Service Medal (two oak leaf clusters); Army Commendation Medal (oak leaf cluster); Army Achievement Medal; Air Assault Badge; Master Parachutist Badge; Expert Infantryman Badge; Australian, British, and Honduran Airborne Wings; Joint Chiefs of Staff Identification Badge and Army Staff Identification Badge.

Brig. Gen William E. Rapp took command of the United States Corps of Cadets as the 72nd Commandant of Cadets in October of 2009. Rapp graduated from the United States Military Academy in 1984 and was commissioned a Second Lieutenant in the Corps of Engineers. His civilian education includes a Bachelor of Science degree from USMA, a Masters of Arts in Political Science and a PhD in International Relations from Stanford University. His military education includes the Engineer Officer Basic Course, Infantry Officer Advanced Course, US Army Command and General Staff College, the Army War College where he earned a Masters of Arts in National Security Policy, and the Joint Forces Staff College. He was the distinguished honor graduate of his Infantry Officer Advance Course, Ranger School class, Jumpmaster class, and the Strategist Program at CGSC. Rapp is a licensed Professional Engineer in the state of Virginia. Rapp’s early assignments included duties as a Platoon Leader, Executive Officer, Assistant S3, and the Corps Operations Officer in Germany and at Fort Bragg, North Carolina. He commanded an airborne engineer company during Operation Desert Storm. Following grad school, he served as an instructor and assistant professor in the Department of Social Sciences at USMA and as an Engineer Battalion S3 and Group S3 at Fort Lewis, Washington. He also served as the Military Assistant to the Secretary of the Army (Civil Works) before commanding the 54th Engineer Battalion (Combat) (Mech) in Bamberg, Germany. Following command, Rapp was selected for the Council of Foreign Relations Fellowship at the Institute for International Policy Studies in Tokyo, Japan. He returned to the States in the summer of 2003 to attend the Army War College before proceeding to Fort Lewis to serve as the Chief of Plans (G3) for I Corps Headquarters. In June 2005, he assumed command of 555th Combat Engineer Group and deployed in support of the 101st Airborne Division for Operation Iraqi Freedom. In 2007, Rapp completed his command and returned to Iraq as the Director of the Commander’s Initiatives Group serving under Gen. Petraeus in Multi-National Forces-Iraq. In his most recent assignment, Rapp served as the Commanding General of the Northwestern Division of the Corps of Engineers in Portland, Oregon. Rapp’s awards and decorations include the Defense Superior Service Medal, Legion of Merit, Bronze Star with oak leaf cluster, the Meritorious Service Medal with five oak leaf clusters, and the Army Commendation Medal with two oak leaf clusters. He has earned the Combat Action Badge, Master Parachutist wings, Air Assault wings, Ranger Tab, and the Engineer Regiment’s Bronze DeFleury Medal. Rapp is married to the former Debbie Biggi of Sacramento, Calif. They have three children: Anna Marie, David and Robby.

In the summer of 2005, Brig. Gen. Patrick Finnegan was named Dean of the Academic Board at the United States Military Academy. Upon graduation from West Point in 1971, he was commissioned a second lieutenant, attended the Kennedy School of Government at Harvard University and earned a Master of Public Administration degree in 1973. As a cadet, he served as Chairman of the Honor Committee and head manager of the Army football team. Finnegan received his Juris Doctor from the University of Virginia Law School in 1979. While attending law school, he was a member and editor of the Law Review and was elected to the Order of the Coif. Finnegan has served JAG Corps tours at Bad Kreuznach, Germany (1979-82); the Judge Advocate General’s School, Charlottesville, Va. (198387); Fort Bragg, N.C. (1988-93); MacDill Air Force Base, Fla. (1994-96); and Stuttgart, Germany (1996-98). He served as USMA Staff Judge Advocate from August 1998 until he was appointed as Professor and Head of the Department of Law in July 1999. Prior to his appointment as Dean, Finnegan also served as head officer representative for the Army football team. During his time at Fort Bragg, Finnegan was deployed to the Persian Gulf to participate in Operations Desert Shield and Desert Storm. Finnegan’s awards and decorations include the Defense Superior Service Medal (oak leaf cluster), Legion of Merit, Bronze Star, Meritorious Service Medal (two oak leaf clusters), Army Commendation Medal, Army Achievement Medal (two oak leaf clusters), Humanitarian Service Medal, Saudi Arabia/Kuwait Liberation Medal and Defense Meritorious Unit Award (oak leaf cluster). A member of the Virginia Bar and the Phi Kappa Phi Academic Honor Society, Finnegan has also been admitted to practice before the United States Supreme Court. Finnegan and his wife, Joan, have two daughters: Katie Finnegan Rucker and Jenna Finnegan Bechen; and four grandchildren.

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Rich Ellerson as Army’s 36th head football coach. He was also instrumental in negotiating a broadcast extension with CBS Sports to televise the Army-Navy football game to 2018, a new national television deal for Army’s football program, separate contracts with three different cities to serve as host for future ArmyNavy games, and a landmark agreement with the New York Yankees that will result in Army’s football team playing six games over the next years at Yankee Stadium. As part of the deal, Army will battle Notre Dame next fall in the first college football game to be played at the Yankees’ majestic new home. Prior to his busy 2008-09 academic year, Anderson brokered major broadcast agreements for Army’s football program with ESPN and WABC Radio (770-AM), as well as aligning the Black Knights’ athletics teams with Nike, as part of a significant apparel deal, and Learfield Sports Properties. The Army “A” Club has continued to flourish under Anderson’s leadership, establishing school records for annual giving during each of his four years at the Academy. During his time at Oregon State, Anderson directed the athletic department’s external operations, to include marketing and promotions, sports information, ticket operations and the Beaver Athletic Student Fund. He also oversaw Oregon State’s highly successful football, men’s basketball and baseball programs, leading the search and recruitment for head football coach Mike Riley. Anderson, who ranks as the first African-American to hold the position of director of athletics at West Point, was a member of an OSU management staff that balanced the athletic department’s budget for the first time in nearly 15 years. Anderson took residence in Corvallis, Ore., in December 2002 after serving as executive associate athletic director for external affairs at the University of California. He joined the California staff in November 1997 as assistant athletic director for annual programs and was promoted to associate athletic director for development, tickets and the Bears’ baseball team in March 1999. At California, Anderson oversaw all fundraising matters involving capital giving and capital projects, as well as ticketing operations. He also functioned as the primary major gift officer for the athletic department. Under his leadership, California raised more than $5 million annually, including a record number of funds in fiscal years 2001 and 2002. Anderson also headed efforts to raise money for a renovation of California’s Memorial Football Stadium. Before accepting his position with the Golden Bears, Anderson served as area executive director of the YMCA of the East Bay from 1995 to 1997. He was director of annual giving with Stanford University’s athletic department from 1993 to 1995. While at Stanford, Anderson worked with the Stanford University Provost, former Secretary of State Condoleezza Rice. Anderson served as director of development, marketing and communications of the San Francisco Education Fund (1990-93) and was Northern California development director for the United Negro Fund (1989-90). He was also a manager with the Xerox Corporation from 1980 through 1989. Anderson graduated from San Francisco State University in 1979 with a bachelor’s degree in political science. He is also a 1981 graduate of the Xerox Corporation’s New Manager School and the Xerox Marketing School in 1986. He completed the executive management program at the Sports Management Institute in 1995. In addition to his duties at West Point, Anderson has served as chairman for the National Association of Collegiate Directors of Athletics (NACDA) Division I-A Athletic Directors McClendon Minority Scholarship Steering Committee and is a member of the NCAA’s Basketball Academic Enhancement Group. In September, he became chairman of the Division I Men’s Basketball Issues Committee. Most recently, Anderson was elected Third Vice President of NACDA in June. Kevin and his wife, Moira, have four children: daughters, Olivia and MiThe Anderson Family: Kevin, Moira, chaela; and sons, Kevin Chauncey, Olivia and Michaela Jr. and Chauncey.

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director of athletics

Since Kevin Anderson was introduced as Army’s Director of Athletics on Dec. 13, 2004, West Point’s intercollegiate athletic program has enjoyed immense success both on and off the “fields of friendly strife.” Boasting more than two decades of leadership and experience, Anderson departed his post as executive associate athletic director at Oregon State University to accept the challenge of re-invigorating Army’s proud athletic program. The veteran administrator has played a large role in accomplishing that goal during his five years along the banks of the Hudson. In that time, Army has sent 19 intercollegiate athletic teams KEVIN ANDERSON to the NCAAs, captured its first National Championship in more than 50 years, 6TH YEAR witnessed the revitalization of its hockSAN FRANCISCO STATE ey and men’s basketball programs, and experienced unparalleled success in several others, such as baseball, women’s volleyball, women’s tennis and women’s basketball. A year ago, Army’s women’s soccer team became West Point’s ninth different intercollegiate program to advance to the NCAAs under Anderson’s watch, while the baseball team reached a regional final for the first time in school history. During the 2004-05 academic year, Anderson’s first at West Point, Army’s athletic program won a National Championship in rifle, sent a record seven teams to postseason appearances, defeated Navy in the year-long series for the first time since 1978 and forged an overall winning percentage of .582. It marked Army’s finest overall performance in more than a decade. Seventeen of Army’s 25 intercollegiate teams carved records of .500 or better that year as the Black Knights put forth their highest year-long winning percentage since a .604 effort in 1993-94. In addition, Army reclaimed the Patriot League’s Presidents’ Cup—signifying the league’s all-sports champion—for the first time since 1997. Army sent its rifle, gymnastics, baseball, lacrosse, men’s tennis, women’s tennis and golf squads to postseason play, surpassing the previous standard of six teams in NCAA action. Six of Army’s eight spring teams won Patriot League titles that year. Army’s success opposite Navy snapped a 27-year drought in the all-sports rivalry, giving the Black Knights their first series win over Navy since going 9-8-1 (.528) in 1977-78. The Black Knights used their 2004-05 success as a springboard to continued outstanding performances in 2005-06. Army’s fall and winter teams combined to forge back-to-back winning records for the first time since 1993-94. Additionally, four Army teams earned NCAA Tournament appearances in 200506, highlighted by the women’s basketball team, which earned the Academy’s first postseason berth at the Division I level. In 2006-07, Anderson presided over a resurgence of Army’s men’s basketball and hockey programs, as well as the continued success of the Black Knights’ women’s basketball squad, which set a single season school record for victories at the Division I level. All three programs flourished again the following year with hockey earning its first Atlantic Hockey Association regular-season crown and the men’s basketball squad advancing in the Patriot League postseason for the second straight year, a first since 1995 and 1996. Additionally, a young Black Knights’ baseball team captured its third regular season Patriot League championship in five years and Army’s women’s tennis team earned its fourth consecutive conference championship and accompanying NCAA berth. Three Army teams traveled to the NCAAs last season, headlined by the women’s soccer and baseball squads. The Black Knights’ baseball team gained national attention by reaching the finals of the Austin Regional and nearly upsetting national top seed and NCAA runnerup Texas in a championship game. Off the field, construction of the Foley Athletic Center, a spacious indoor practice facility for football, was completed in the winter of 2007. During Anderson’s time at West Point, Randall Hall, which houses offices, locker rooms and team rooms for men’s and women’s basketball, as well as luxury suites that overlook historic Michie Stadium, was also unveiled. Army’s fabled football home received additional state-of-the-art amenities last summer with the installation of a new FieldTurf playing surface and a sparkling 30-foot-by-50-foot scoreboard, complete with a 20-foot-by-50-foot high-definition video board. In the last year alone, Anderson led the search that resulted in the hiring of


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2009-10 ARMY WRESTLING ROSTER Name Alex Bach Christian Botero Nicholas Bundy Rudy Chelednik Joseph Clegg Travis Coffey Ryan Cook Quintin Cottle Robert Doyle Eric Gobin Michael Gorman Connor Hanafee Casey Hedash Sean Joyce Matthew Kyler Kirk Landon Alan Lutterman Patrick Marchetti Ryan Mergen Daniel Mills Kevin O’Brien Tom O’Connor Lance Penhale Jimmy Rafferty Ryan Renkey Orion Ross Tyler Sinisgalli Patrick Smith Derek Stanley Richard Starks Joseph Sterr Tyler Sutherland Casey Thome Jordan Thome Jacob Vetter Joey Walters Steven West Collin Wittmeyer Daniel Young

Class Fr. Fr. Jr. Jr. Fr. So. Jr. Fr. Fr. Fr. So. Fr. Fr. Jr. Sr. Jr. Fr. Fr. Sr. So. Fr. Fr. Sr. So. Fr. So. Fr. Jr. So. Sr. Fr. Fr. Jr. Fr. Jr. Fr. Fr. Fr. Fr.

Weight 184 285 141 157 165 133 285 141 174 165 165 133 197 165 149 157 285 157 174 197 165 174 125 149 125 197 141 184 184 197 125 165 141 133 174 149 125 184 157

Hometown/High School (Previous School) Minnesota Lake, Minn./Maple River Woodbridge, Va./Forest Park Hendersonville, Tenn./Hendersonville (USMAPS) Blairsville, Pa./Hempville Huntsville, Ala./Huntsville Boone, N.C./Watauga (USMAPS) Huntington, W.Va./Huntington (USMAPS) Fort Calhoun, Neb./V.J. & Angelia Skutt Catholic /(Wyoming Seminary) Red Lion, Pa./Red Lion Maineville, Ohio/Moeller (USMAPS) Hartville, Ohio/Marlington (USMAPS) Staten Island, N.Y./Monsignor Farrell Slatington, Pa./Northern Lehigh (USMAPS) Brandon, Fla./Brandon Clearfield, Pa./Clearfield Area Exira, Iowa/Audubon Community (USMAPS) Glenwood, Minn./Minnewaska Area (USMAPS) Nashville, Tenn./Father Ryan Monticello, Minn./Monticello (USMAPS) Alexandria, Va./Hayfield Secondary Becker, Minn./Becker Roseburg, Ore./Glide (USMAPS) Kenai, Alaska/Nikiski Junior-Senior (USMAPS) Haddon Heights, N.J./Bishop Eustace Prep (USMAPS) Valrico, Fla./Brandon St. Louis, Mo./Westminster East Northport, N.Y./John H. Glenn Seymour, Ind./Seymour (Wyoming Seminary) Saugerties, N.Y./Saugerties (USMAPS) Midway, Ky./Woodford County Downers Grove, Ill./Downers Grove North (USMAPS) Liberal, Kan./Liberal Troy, Ohio/Troy Christian Troy, Ohio/Troy Christian Spring Grove, Ill./Richmond Barton Latrobe, Pa./Latrobe Birmingham, Ala./Oak Mt. High (USMAPS) Platte City, Mo./Platte County Bloomington, Ind./Culver Academy

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BY CLASS Seniors (4) Matthew Kyler...............................149 Ryan Mergen ................................ 174 Lance Penhale..............................125 Richard Starks ..............................197 Juniors (8) Nicholas Bundy ............................141 Rudy Chelednik ............................157 Ryan Cook .....................................285 Sean Joyce ....................................165 Kirk Landon ..................................157 Patrick Smith ............................... 184 Casey Thome ................................141 Jacob Vetter .................................. 174 Sophomores (6) Travis Coffey .................................133 Michael Gorman ...........................165 Daniel Mills ...................................197 Jimmy Rafferty..............................149 Orion Ross ....................................197 Derek Stanley .............................. 184 Freshmen (21) Alex Bach ..................................... 184 Christian Botero............................285 Joseph Clegg ................................165 Quintin Cottle................................141 Robert Doyle ................................. 174 Eric Gobin .....................................165 Connor Hanafee ...........................133 Casey Hedash...............................197 Alan Lutterman .............................285 Patrick Marchetti ..........................157 Kevin O’Brien ................................165 Tom O’Connor ............................... 174 Ryan Renkey .................................125 Tyler Sinisgalli ...............................141 Joseph Sterr..................................125 Tyler Sutherland ...........................165 Jordan Thome ...............................133 Joey Walters..................................149 Steven West ..................................125 Collin Wittmeyer ........................... 174 Daniel Young.................................157 page 23

BY STATE Alabama (2) Joseph Clegg ..................................... Huntsville Steven West ....................................Birmingham Alaska (1) Lance Penhale.......................................... Kenai Florida (2) Sean Joyce ............................................Brandon Ryan Renkey ............................................Valrico Illinois (2) Joseph Sterr...............................Downers Grove Jacob Vetter ...................................Spring Grove Indiana (2) Patrick Smith ....................................... Seymour Daniel Young..................................Bloomington Iowa (1) Kirk Landon ................................................Exira Kansas (1) Tyler Sutherland ......................................Liberal Kentucky (1) Richard Starks ....................................... Midway Minnesota (4) Alex Bach ................................. Minnesota Lake Alan Lutterman .................................. Glenwood Ryan Mergen .....................................Monticello Kevin O’Brien .......................................... Becker Missouri (2) Orion Ross ............................................St. Louis Collin Wittmeyer ................................ Platte City Nebraska (1) Quintin Cottle................................ Fort Calhoun New Jersey (1) Jimmy Rafferty......................... Haddon Heights New York (3) Connor Hanafee ...........................Staten Island Tyler Sinisgalli ............................ East Northport Derek Stanley ...................................Saugerties North Carolina (1) Travis Coffey ................................... Boone, N.C. Ohio (4) Eric Gobin .......................................... Maineville Michael Gorman ................................. Hartsville Casey Thome ............................................... Troy Jordan Thome .............................................. Troy Oregon (1) Tom O’Connor ..................................... Roseburg Pennsylvania (5) Rudy Chelednik ..................................Blairsville Robert Doyle ........................................ Red Lion Corey Hedash .................................... Slatington Matthew Kyler..................................... Clearfield Joey Walters........................................... Latrobe Tennessee (2) Nicholas Bundy ......................... Hendersonville Patrick Marchetti .................................Nashville Virginia (2) Christian Botero.............................. Woodbridge Daniel Mills ....................................... Alexandria West Virginia (1) Ryan Cook ...................................... Hungtington

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125 (4) Lance Penhale Ryan Renkey Joseph Sterr Steven West 133 (3) Travis Coffey Connor Hanafee Jordan Thome 141 (4) Nicholas Bundy Quintin Cottle Tyler Sinisgalli Casey Thome 149 (3) Matthew Kyler Jimmy Rafferty Joey Walters 157 (4) Rudy Chelednik Kirk Landon Patrick Marchetti Daniel Young 165 (6) Joseph Clegg Eric Gobin Michael Gorman Sean Joyce Kevin O’Brien Tyler Sutherland 174 (4) Robert Doyle Ryan Mergen Tom O’Connor Jacob Vetter 184 (4) Alex Bach Patrick Smith Derek Stanley Collin Wittmeyer 197 (4) Casey Hedash Daniel Mills Orion Ross Richard Starks 285 (3) Christian Botero Ryan Cook Alan Lutterman

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HEAD COACH CHUCK BARBEE 10TH SEASON OKLAHOMA STATE ‘93 Entering his 10th year as head coach, Chuck Barbee continues to keep the Army wrestling program in the national spotlight. With 24 national qualifiers, 42 EIWA placewinners, 80 wins and an EIWA Coach of the Year award to his credit, Barbee has thrived at the U.S. Military Academy. The veteran coach has helped 12 wrestlers qualify for the NCAA Championships in the last three years and was honored by his fellow league coaches following the 2008 season when six Black Knights qualified for the national tournament and Army finished third at EIWAs. Barbee has won double digit dual meets four out of the last five years and is coming off a 10-win season in which three wrestlers earned a spot at nationals. Barbee, who began his tenure at West Point in 2000, was brought in to restore the prominence of the wrestling team by developing All-America talent. Matt Kyler continued that lineage in 2008 with an AllAmerica sixth-place finish at 141 pounds at the national championships in St. Louis following a run that saw him face a seeded opponent all seven times he stepped on the mat. Barbee got off to a strong start in his first season by guiding Maurice Worthy to an EIWA championship and an appearance at the NCAA Tournament that also took place in St. Louis. Worthy’s successful season ended after finishing NCAA runner-up at 174 pounds, becoming the Black Knights’ first All-American wrestler in 14 years. Barbee’s resume of success stories was lengthened a year later with the addition of Phillip Simpson to the squad. The only three-time All-America in Academy history, he qualified for the NCAA tournament four times, finishing runner-up at 149 pounds in 2005 after an eighth-place effort at 157 and a third-place finish at 141 the previous two seasons. Under Barbee’s watchful eye, Simpson graduated as the all-time wins

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Dual Meet Record EIWA Finish W L T Pct. (Placewinners) 4 8 0 .333 9th (3) 8 8 0 .500 7th (4) 9 6 0 .600 4th (4) 7 7 0 .500 5th (5) 12 5 0 .733 7th (5) 8 4 2 .643 6th (8) 10 6 0 .625 8th (4) 12 6 0 .667 3rd (6) 10 6 2 .611 7th (3) 80 56 4 .585 42

leader in Academy history with 134. Barbee’s expertise has also translated into a rise in dual meet success for the Black Knights. The last five years have seen Army total 52 victories, including 12 during the 2004-05 season when the squad broke into the national rankings and climbed as high as 23rd in the country. The Black Knights also totaled 12 victories in 200708 to again mark the program’s highest total since the 1996 campaign. Over the past four seasons, Army has compiled a 29-12-2 mark in EIWA dual meets, including a 21-13 upset of 25thranked Columbia in 2007, and an 18-15 victory over Lehigh in 2007-08 that was the Black Knights’ first in 14 bouts dating back to the 1990-91 season. The 2007-08 season will be remembered as one of Barbee’s finest on the banks of the Hudson River. Despite being picked to finish eighth at the EIWA Championships, Barbee and the Black Knights put together a third-place effort at the conference tournament as six wrestlers placed in the topfour of their respective weight classes. Senior captain Fernando Martinez (2nd, 125), Kyler (1st, 141), senior Christian Snook (4th, 165), senior Scott Ferguson (2nd, 184), sophomore Richard Starks (4th, 197) and senior Nathan Thobaben (3rd, 285) all punched a ticket to the NCAA Tournament. Two years earlier, eight of Barbee’s Black Knights placed at the EIWA meet, led by third-place finishers Patrick Simpson (149), Jon Anderson (165) and Charles Martin (197). A year later, four Army wrestlers finished in the top-six at the conference championships, including a runner-up effort at 141 pounds by Kyler, who joined Martinez (125) and Thobaben (285) in making their first appearances at the NCAA Tournament, while Snook was an alternate at 157. The 2008-09 season again included double-digit wins and was highlighted by Kyler, Richard Starks and William Simpson

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CHUCK BARBEE’S SUCCESS STORIES AT ARMY MATT KYLER • 2008 NCAA All-American • 2007 NCAA Qualifier • 2006 NCAA Qualifier PHILLIP SIMPSON • 2005 NCAA National Runner-Up • 2004 NCAA All-American • 2003 NCAA All-American • 2002 NCAA Qualifier JAMES HOLLIS • 2004 Fila Junior Greco-Roman National Champion JOE FORSMAN • 2003 Fila Junior Freestyle National Champion MAURICE WORTHY • 2001 NCAA Runner-Up • Two-time New Jersey State Champion • NCAA All-American AT OKLAHOMA RODNEY JONES • Three-time NCAA All-American • NCAA Finalist BYRON TUCKER • Undefeated National Champion • 4th place at 2000 USA Olympic Trials • Virginia State Champion MICHAEL LIGHTNER • Four-time All-American • NCAA National Champion JARED FRAYER • University National Freestyle Champion • Three-time Florida State Champion


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All-Time Army Coaching Records Tom Jenkins (15 yrs., 52-46-3) 1920-21 1-2-0 1921-22 3-4-0 1922-23 2-5-0 1923-24 4-2-0 1924-25 5-1-0 1925-26 5-3-0 1926-27 5-2-0 1927-28 3-5-0 1928-29 5-3-0 1929-30 4-4-0 1930-31 2-6-0 1931-32 4-2-2 1932-33 3-2-0 1933-34 3-3-0 1934-35 3-2-1 Lloyd Appleton (19 yrs., 86-51-5) 1935-36 1936-37 1937-38 1938-39 1939-40 1940-41 1941-42

3-3-0 N/A N/A 3-3-0 3-5-0 1-7-0 5-3-0

Appleton continued 1942-43 1943-44 1944-45 1945-46 1946-47 1947-48 1948-49 1949-50 1950-51 1951-52 1952-53 1953-54

6-1-0 5-1-1 7-0-0 5-2-0 6-4-0 7-2-1 7-3-0 4-3-2 5-3-0 5-4-1 7-3-0 7-4-0

LeRoy Alitz (23 yrs., 144-134-15) 1954-55 2-6-0 1955-56 3-3-2 1956-57 3-5-1 1957-58 7-3-0 1958-59 4-6-1 1959-60 6-4-0 1960-61 7-4-0 1961-62 6-4-0 1962-63 4-5-1 1963-64 2-4-2 1964-65 7-2-1 1965-66 6-3-0 1966-67 7-3-1

Alitz continued 1967-68 1968-69 1969-70 1970-71 1971-72 1972-73 1973-74 1974-75 1975-76 1976-77 Ron Pifer (3yrs., 31-26-2) 1977-78 1978-79 1979-80 Ed Steers (9 yrs., 151-37-2) 1980-81 1981-82 1982-83 1983-84 1984-85 1985-86 1986-87 1987-88 1988-89

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8-2-0 5-4-2 8-7-0 9-5-0 13-6-1 9-12-1 6-11-1 6-13-0 7-11-0 9-11-1

6-11-2 11-8-0 14-7-0

19-3-1 18-4-0 21-3-0 12-9-0 16-2-1 18-3-0 20-2-0 15-5-0 12-6-0

Jack Effner (9 yrs., 87-42-5) 1989-90 1990-91 1991-92 1992-93 1993-94 1994-95 1995-96 1996-97 1997-98

15-3-1 11-5-0 12-5-0 8-5-2 12-4-0 6-5-1 7-4-1 8-6-0 8-5-0

Tod Giles (2 yrs., 11-17-1) 1998-99 1999-00

7-8-0 4-9-1

Chuck Barbee (9 yrs., 80-56-4) 2000-01 2001-02 2002-03 2003-04 2004-05 2005-06 2006-07 2007-08 2008-09 Total 642-409-37

4-8-0 8-8-0 9-6-0 7-7-0 12-5-0 8-4-2 10-6-0 12-6-0 10-6-2

head coach chuck barbee

earning a spot at NCAA’s in St. Louis. Starks was unable to compete due to an injury suffered during the EIWA Tournament but Kyler secured his third trip to nationals and Simpson his second. Before Barbee began his tenure at the United States Military Academy, he served as the top assistant at the University of Oklahoma from 1997-2000. Barbee coached under former Army assistant and Big 12 “Coach of the Year” Jack Spates, who was an assistant coach at the Academy when the 1986-87 squad won the only EIWA championship title in Army wrestling history. Barbee coached seven All-Americans and four national finalists during his tenure at Oklahoma, helping the Sooners build one of the country’s top wrestling programs and winning the 1999 Big 12 team title. He helped coach over 30 national qualifiers and was also partly responsible for helping bring in a Top-10 recruiting class in each of his three years with the Sooners, keeping Oklahoma among the elite. The Sooners placed 10th, sixth and fourth at the NCAA Championships during Barbee’s stay in Norman. Aside from his coaching experience at OU, Barbee served as the head coach of the 1999 Big 12 All-Star team versus Korea. He was also the Sunkist Kids freestyle coach at the 2000 Olympic Trials and coached for the Team Excel Freestyle Club from 1997 through 1999. A 1993 graduate of Oklahoma State University, Barbee was a three-time NCAA All-American for coach Joe Seay. He was a prominent contributor in leading the Cowboys to successive national titles in 1989 and 1990. He was also a two-time Academic All-American, a Big Eight Champion in 1991 and Espoir and University National Freestyle Champion. Barbee was a member of the Espoir World Cup team in 1988 and a Junior National Freestyle All-American. During Barbee’s competitive career, he trained with wrestling legends John Smith, Kendall Cross, Alan Fried, Pat Smith and Kenny Monday. Barbee and his wife Sally live at West Point, N.Y., with their four children: Alexa (17), Grace (12), Liza (10) and Tony (8).


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Ryan Wilman enters his third season as a member of the Black Knights coach staff and second as head assistsant coach. The former West Virginia team captain joined the staff after spending the 2006-07 season as an assistant coach at James Madison in Harrisonburg, Va. Wilman totaled over 80 wins during his four-year caRYAN WILMAN HEAD ASSISTANT COACH reer at West Virginia, competing in the 184-pound weight THIRD SEASON class his first two years, before WEST VIRGINIA ‘05 moving down to 174 for his junior and senior campaigns. An Eastern Wrestling League (EWL) Academic All-American in 2003, he was also a member of the Athletic Director’s Honor Roll during all four years as a Mountaineer. Wilman was a member of three EWL championship teams and ranked in the top-20 nationally all four years at WVU. Voted team captain for his final two seasons, he graduated with a Bachelor of Arts degree in history with a minor in communications in 2005. Wilman was also a two-time Georgia State High School Champion, compiling a 172-14 record, while garnering AllAmerica and Academic All-America honors at Harrison High School. Wilman spent one year as a special education teacher and assistant wrestling coach at McEachern High School in his hometown of Powder Springs, Ga. He guided a trio of Class 5A State Champions, and four more state runners-up on his way to being named the 2005-06 Georgia State High School Athletic Association Assistant Wrestling Coach of the Year. Wilman was named an assistant coach at James Madison in the fall of 2006, shortly before the Dukes announced that 10 sports were to be dropped from the department, including the wrestling program, the following year. Before his departure, he was responsible for helping with all facets of the team including technique sessions, travel coordination, recruiting and scouting Wilman is also a veteran camp clinician, serving as a senior counselor and technician at the WVU Wrestling Camp for four years, while also instructing at the Mike Mason AllAmerica Camp. He additionally served as the social chairperson for the Mountaineer Student Athlete Advisory Committee for two years as well. Wilman is sisngle and resides in Fort Montgomery, N.Y.

RAFAEL VEGA ASSISTANT COACH FIRST SEASON EDINBORO ‘01

Rafael Vega begins his first season as a member of the Army wrestling staff. The former head coach at Williams College, Vega joined the staff as an assistant coach in September. Vega came to West Point following a seven-year tenure at Williams College that included All-American honors on the mat and in the classroom. While at Williams, a Division III school in Williamstown, Mass., Vega coached four AllAmericans and 14 Academic All-Americans and received the Bobb Bubb Coaching Excel-

lence Award in 2009. Among those wrestlers he guided were Ryan Malo, a national finalist, Corey Paulish, a fourth-place finisher as a sophomore, Tom Priare, a national finalist and three-time AllAmerican and John Dolan, also a three-time All-American. The Ephs led Division III wrestling with a 3.54 grade point average, a figure that was in the top 10 of all sports at that level. Under Vega, Williams won the New England Wrestling Association title last year, placed in the top-three in the conference on five occasions and in the top-six six times while producing 30 All-New England wrestlers. Prior to joining the Williams staff as an assistant in 2001, Vega served as a volunteer at Mount Anthony Union High School and as a coach and clinician at Bruce Baumgartner’s World Class Camp for two years. As a high school wrestler in Vermont, Vega was a USA Wrestling All-America, chosen to represent the U.S. in the Dapper Dan Classic and secured Junior Olympic European championships in both freestyle and Greco Roman. Vega chose Edinboro University and was nationally ranked in all four of his seasons. Twice, he finished third at the Eastern Wrestling League championships and was a two-time NCAA qualifier. The Edinboro Wrestling Rookie of the Year, Vega twice placed at the nationally renowned Midlands Tournament and was a three-time Pennsylvania State Athletic Conference finalist. Vega also starred internationally, winning the Tour de Monde Junior Olympic Czechoslovakian freestyle and Greco Roman championships and the Tour de Monde Junior Olympic German freestyle and Greco Roman championships. Vega and his wife, Jessica, reside in Cornwall, with their children, Jadin and Ahmani.

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ROBBY VOUGHT ATHLETIC TRAINER

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LT. COL. TODD MESSITT HEAD OFFICER REPRESENTATIVE

assistant coaches/support staff

Paul Merritt enters his 18th season working with the Black Knight wrestling program. A 1982 graduate and former wrestler at West Point, he has been working with the Army wrestling team since he returned to his alma mater in 1990 as a member of the USMA faculty, serving as an officer representative for the squad. Following his teaching tour at West Point, he accepted a position with the Directorate of Public Works (DPW) PAUL MERRITT at West Point and became a volunteer coach for the team. ASSISTANT COACH In addition to assisting 18TH SEASON head coach Chuck Barbee in the WEST POINT ‘82 wrestling room, he takes many of the young team members to additional wrestling competitions while the varsity squad is competing elsewhere. Merritt is also the director for home tournaments and oversees the team sponsorship program. Merritt was a project manager for DPW at West Point from 1993-2006. He managed many of the major renovation and new construction projects completed over the past ten years, including the home of Army wrestling, the Arvin Cadet Physical Development Center. He is currently the engineer for West Point’s Residential Communities Initiative (RCI) program and oversees the maintenance, renovation, and construction of housing at West Point. Merritt is a Colonel in the Army Reserves and is assigned to West Point Admissions. He assists the Military Academy Liaison Officer (MALO) conference and the Summer Leaders Seminar (SLS) each year. Merritt and his wife, Beth, reside in Cornwall, N.Y.


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Two national qualifiers, a challenging schedule and a talented freshman class will all be on display for the 2009-10 Army wrestling team. The Black Knights’ 41-man roster features a mix of veteran wrestlers and promising freshmen. “We’re excited,” said Army head coach Chuck Barbee. “We are optimistic that the guys in the room can handle the schedule we have put together and help us compete for a conference championship. And of course, our ultimate goals are to beat Navy and put guys at the NCAA Championship to wrestle for a national title.” All-American Matt Kyler and national qualifier Richard Starks are among the returnees for the Black Knights who open the season November 7 at the Clarion Open and will look to improve on last year’s seventh-place EIWA finish. Kyler finished sixth as a sophomore to earn his first All-American certificate after entering the tournament unseeded. He also qualified as a freshman and junior, where he advanced to the quarterfinals. He will seek his fourth consecutive bid to the tournament at 149 pounds. Starks, a two-time national qualifier, enters his senior season as the Brigade Command Sergeant Major, among the highest leadership positions in the Corps of Cadets, with some unfinished business. Starks, ranked 20th nationally and sporting a 33-6 season mark, was injured during the semifinals of the EIWA Tournament where he finished second. The injury forced Starks to miss the national tournament. He enters workouts as the top wrestler at 197 and seeking his third straight bid to the national tournament. Ryan Mergen, a 174-pounder, will share the captain duties with Kyler, after posting a 20-win season as a junior. The Black Knights begin the 2009-10 season with a young roster featuring 24 freshman, five sophomores, eight juniors and four seniors. “We will be young, though we have a strong group of upperclassmen,” said Barbee. “Our young guys are going to really have to adapt to Division I wrestling quickly. There might be some bumps in the road but our goal is to peak in March at EIWA’s and then get a strong group of guys through to NCAA’s.” A look at the Black Knights by weight class 125: Senior Lance Penhale posted a 23-13 mark during his junior campaign and looks to have the advantage here. Penhale won six dual matches and posted three pins as a junior. Three freshmen, Ryan Renkey, Joseph Sterr and Steven West will push Penhale. 133: Sophomore Travis Coffey and freshmen Connor Hanafee and Jordan Thome will compete for time at 133 points. Coffey went 3-8 during his first season with one fall and a pair of dual match wins. Thome, the younger brother of junior Casey Thome, and Hanafee, will have to adapt quickly to Division I wrestling. 141: Junior Casey Thome is coming off a 25-11 campaign as a sophomore and leads the field at 141. Thome registered six falls and was 13-5 in dual matches. Classmate Nicholas Bundy and freshmen Quintin Cottle and Tyler Sinisgalli add depth at this weight. 149: Kyler is chasing Army’s career wins mark of 134 set by Phillip Simpson and will do so at 149 pounds. The senior from Clearfield, Pa., enters his senior season with a 114-27 mark. Sophomore Jimmy Rafferty compiled a 14-13 mark completing in tournaments during his freshman season and will push Kyler, as will freshman Joey Walters. 157: Senior Rudy Chelednik went 19-17 a year ago with an 8-7 record in dual matches. He will look to improve upon those numbers dur-

ing his final season and is one of four wrestlers at 157. Junior Kirk Landon posted a 13-5 mark during five pins wrestling in tournaments as a sophomore while Patrick Marchetti and Daniel Young bring impressive scholastic credentials. 165: Army has six wrestlers at this weight, the most of any division. Junior Sean Joyce is coming off an injury after a quality freshman season while Michael Gorman went 11-18 during his freshman campaign. Freshmen Joseph Clegg, Eric Gobin, Kevin O’Brien and Tyler Sutherland will all compete for mat time as well. 174: Mergen has the edge at this weight, coming off of a 20-15 season that included a 7-2 mark in dual meets. Junior Jacob Vetter has experience as well with an 8-14 record a year ago. Freshmen Robert Doyle and Tom O’Connor may also figure in at this weight. 184: A wide open weight class with a junior, sophomore and two freshmen in the mix. Patrick Smith wrestled just once during his sophomore campaign, dropping a bout in the dual against Navy while Derek Stanley went 6-4 and placed sixth at the Body Bar Invitational. Freshmen Alex Bach and Collin Wittmeyer will also factor in. 197: Starks ran through the 2008-09 season with a 33-6 mark before being injured. He compiled a 15-3 mark in dual meets and recorded nine bonus point wins and was ranked as high as ninth nationally. Sophomore Iron Ross and freshmen Casey Hedash and Daniel Mills will back up Starks. 285: Junior Ryan Cook is the most experienced of the three heavyweights with a 14-9 mark last year. He finished third at the Ted Reese Invitational and sixth at the Edinboro Open. Freshmen Christian Botero and Alan Lutterman will challenge Cook for mat time. THE SCHEDULE Army will face a challenging schedule with 11 dual matches – eight of them at West Point -- and seven tournaments in preparation for the EIWA and NCAA Championships. Army will open the season November 7 at the Clarion Open in Pennsylvania before traveling to Brockport, N.Y. for the OklahomaGold Classic a week later. Among the teams expected for the Classic are Ohio State, Edinboro, Oklahoma, Kent State, Rutgers, Buffalo, Liberty and the host school. On November 21, the squad is at the Body Bar Invitational in Ithaca, N.Y., along with Cornell, Maryland, Kent State, Columbia, Drexel, Wyoming, Bloomsburg, Buffalo, Clarion, Sacred Heart and Ithaca. The first dual of the season is set for Tuesday, Nov. 24 against EIWA foe Bucknell at West Point’s Gillis Field House. On Dec. 10, the Black Knights welcome Rider to the same venue. The two-day Southern Scuffle (Dec. 29-30) completes the first semester action. Army returns to the mat in the New Year when it hosts Hofstra at 7:30 p.m., on January 8. Two days later, Army will welcome the U.S. Merchant Marine, Boston and Rutgers in a quad-match at Christl Arena. The Black Knights will return to Ithaca, N.Y. for the New York State Championships Jan. 22-23 and then wrestle at Brown and Harvard on Jan. 30. Navy is hosting the Academy Championships on Feb. 6, and then Army closes its regular season with three duals. Millersville and Sacred Heart will visit for a tri-match on Feb. 13 before the Black Knights end the regular season at Navy on Feb. 20. Lehigh is again serving as the host school for the EIWA Championships March 6-7 in Bethlehem, Pa. Omaha, Neb., is the site of the NCAA Championships March 18-20 at the Qwesr Cebrer Onaha. The University of Nebraska will serve as the host school.

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army wrestling MATTHEW KYLER

Co-Captain Senior 149 Clearfield, Pa./Clearfield Area

2008-09: Earned his third consecutive trip to the NCAA Championships … finished second at EIWAs … ranked as high as sixth nationally … named the Mike Natvig Award winner as Army’s most outstanding wrestler for the third straight year … shared the honor with Richard Starks … Kyler posted a 40-7 record with an 18-0 mark in dual meets … registered 18 falls, one technical fall and six major decisions … led the team in wins, dual meet winning percentage, pins and bonus point wins … captured individual titles at the New York State Championships and Academy Championships … named the Outstanding Wrestler at the New York State Championships … finished second at the Oklahoma-Gold Classic and Body Bar Invitational … seventh-place finish at the Cliff Keen Las Vegas Invitational … pinned Daniel Waddell of Tennessee-Chattanooga in his first match at the NCAA Championships … fall came in just 1:28 … dropped a 7-4 decision to #9 Kyle Terry of Oklahoma and a 3-2 decision to Cesar Grajales of Penn to end his season … opened the year ranked #6 nationally and won first six bouts, claiming three wins at the Fighting Scot Duals and Oklahoma-Gold Classic … won first three matches at Body Bar Invitational … strung together a 25-match winning streak … following win in seventh-place bout at Cliff Keen Las Vegas Invitational on Dec. 7, didn’t lose again until EIWA finals on March 8 … decisioned #6 Bryce Saddoris of Navy, 4-2 during regular season dual … Saddoris scored a 5-4 tiebreaker win in the EIWA finals ... Kyler topped #14 Kyle Borshoff of American 3-2 in third bout at EIWAs. 2007-08: Named an All-America after finishing sixth at the NCAA Championships at 141 pounds ... finished third nationally and set a single-season school record with 43 victories against only eight defeats ... garnered his second-straight Mike Natvig Award as Army’s most outstanding wrestler ... notched 14 falls and five major decisions along with a 16-1 dual meet record ... finished 4-3 at the NCAA Tournament, facing a seeded wrestler in all seven of his bouts ... scored a 4-2 decision over 10th-seeded Cody Cleveland of Tenn.-Chattanooga in the opening round, before advancing to the quarterfinals with a 5-3 win over seventh-seeded Kyle Ruschell of Wisconsin ... grabbed an early lead but fell, 5-2, to second-seeded Charles Griffin from Hofstra ... pinned 12th-seeded Garrett Scott from Penn State (6:43) before holding on for another victory over Cleveland, 7-6 ... lost to fourth-seeded Nathan Morgan from Oklahoma State, 8-3, in the consolation semifinals, before a tough 3-2 loss to ninth-seeded Nick Gallick of Iowa State in the fifth-place match ... earned an automatic berth to the national tournament after sweeping three victories on his way to the EIWA Championship ... pinned Columbia’s Steve Sutton (4:51) to start things off before defeating Harvard’s Corey Jantzen, 7-4, in the semis and Penn’s Richard Rappo, 7-3, in the championship bout ... registered a fall in eight of his first 14 bouts of the season, including six of his first eight ... earned three victories at the Fighting Scot Duals, before placing fifth at the Oklahoma Gold Classic and third at the Body Bar Invitational ... pinned Pittsburgh’s Ethan Headlee (2:21) in the third-place

KYLER’S CAREER RECORD Year 2006-07 2007-08 2008-09 Career

Overall W L 31 12 43 8 40 7 114 27

Dual W L 9 6 16 1 18 0 43 7

Pins 6 14 18 38

TF 0 1 1 2

MD 10 5 6 21

match at the Body Bar ... finished second at the Nittany Lion Open, which included a 2-1 decision against 13-ranked Chris Bencivenga of UNC-Greensboro ... started a 23-match winning streak with three victories at the Sun Devil Duals ... defeated 20th-ranked Steve Adamscik, 7-2, in a dual win over Rutgers ... notched first-place efforts at the New York State and Academy Championships. 2006-07: Named the Mike Natvig Award winner as Army’s most outstanding wrestler … led the Black Knights with a 31-12 record including a team-best 10 major decisions … also tied for first with a 9-6 dual meet record … finished runner-up at the EIWA Championships to earn a berth to the NCAA Tournament … defeated East Stroudburg’s Sean Carr, 5-3, and Penn’s Brett McCurdy, 3-2, while picking up an injury default victory over Columbia’s Salt Tirico to earn a place in the conference finals … lost a slim 3-2 decision to Penn’s Brett McCurdy in the championship bout … went 0-2 at the NCAAs, dropping a 5-2 decision to No. 2 Manuel Rivera from Minnesota in the first round, and a 4-1 decision to Harvard’s Max Metzler in the consolation bracket ... kicked off his collegiate career with a second-place showing at the Oklahoma Gold Classic, defeating Kent State’s Jeremy Depoy, 10-5, Brown’s Jeff Schell, 5-1, and pinning Bloomsburg’s Rickey Donald (4:00) en route to the finals … finished runner-up at the Body Bar Invitational taking a 6-4 decision over Michigan’s Chris Diehl, a 10-2 major over Pittsburgh’s Zach Bowman, and a pin of Cornell’s Nick Bridge (5:33) before a tough 2-1 loss to tenth-ranked Drew Headlee of Pittsburgh in the championship … placed fifth at the Nittany Lion Open with a 6-1 record, starting the meet by pinning Lockhaven’s Matthew Maris, before taking a 16-7 major from Michigan State’s Joel Tromblay and a 3-1 win over Clarion’s Rob Labrake … went 2-2 at the Lone Star Duals, taking a 11-1 major from Utah Valley State’s Justin Morrill and pinning New Mexico Highlands’ Ross Montou in 1:39 … only lost to third-ranked Nathan Morgan of Oklahoma State, 5-3, and 16th-ranked Kyle Ruschell of Wisconsin, 3-1, during the meet … was crowned New York State Champion after sweeping four victories en route to the title, while also taking the AllAcademy title with three victories, including two major decisions and a 8-6 win over Navy’s Nick Canterbury in the finals. HIGH SCHOOL: Two-time National Freestyle Champion … named a Greco-Roman All-American twice … 2005 Asics/Vaughn Junior National Champion in Greco-Roman … three-time Pennsylvania State place-winner at Clearfield Area for coach Jeff Aveni … State Champion his junior year … Asics Tiger Dream first team selection … posted a career mark of 136-13 … member of Central Wrestling Conference Hall of Fame … honored on conference’s first team three times … named to all district team on four occasions. PERSONAL: Matthew Alexander Kyler was born April 14, 1988 in Clearfield, Pa. … son of Sid and Cecilia Kyler … grandfather Ray Kyler was in Airborne unit during World War II and a Ranger in Korea … lists hunting and fishing as his favorite hobbies … favorite athletes are Dan Gabel, Dave Shultz and Lance Armstrong … favorite book is “Call It Courage” … enjoys listening to Johnny Cash … majoring in Civil Engineering.

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cadet-athletes -- co-captain matt kyler

Voted team co-captain ... will share captain duties with Ryan Mergen … one of four seniors on the roster … three-time NCAA qualifier ... AllAmerican as a sophomore ... owns 114 career wins … 61 career bonus point victories … sixth-place finish at NCAA Championships at 141 as a sophomore.

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RYAN MERGEN

Year 2006-07 2007-08 2008-09 Career

cadet-athletes -- co-captain ryan mergen

Co-Captain Senior • 174 Monticello, Minn./ Monticello (USMAPS)

Voted team co-captain ... will share captain duties with Matt Kyler … one of four seniors on the roster … owns 48 career wins … 15-9 career dual mark. 2008-09: Won a career-best 20 matches … finished season with 20-15 mark, including 7-2 record in duals … collected eight bonus point wins with four major decisions, two pins and two technical falls ... finished second at the New York State Championships … came in third at the Body Bar Invitational … took fifth-place at the Oklahoma-Gold Classic … won all four of his matches at the Lone Star Duals in Arlington, Texas, against Appalachian State, Minnesota, Stanford and North Carolina … opened the season with two wins at the Fighting Scot Duals in Edinboro, Pa. … wrestled-back to finish fifth at the Oklahoma-Gold Classic … won four matches at the Body Bar invitational … won his first match at the Cliff Keen Las Vegas Invitational by technical fall, the first of his career … secured his first win in wrestlebacks with his second tech fall … rode fivematch winning streak to second-place finish at the New York State Championships. 2007-08: Finished 10th for the Black Knights in victories with a 19-12 mark, including a 5-3 dual meet record ... pinned Richard Pellegrini (3:59) of Wilkes for his first win of the season at the East Stroudsburg Open ... beat Columbia’s Michael Wolfer, 16-2, for one of three wins at the Nittany Lion Open ... picked up three decisions in five bouts at the Wilkes Open ... won three of four matches to finish runner-up at the New York State Championships ... pinned Eric Roehrig of Nassau C.C. (4:50), before beating Oneonta’s Josh Wake, 13-4, during the day ... won five-straight decisions in dual meets opposite Sacred Heart, Brown, Harvard and on his way to a runner-up finish at the Academy Championships ... also contributed decisions in dual meet matchups with Millersville and Delaware Valley ... lost a tough 3-2 decision to 20thranked Alex Caruso in Lehigh dual ... went 2-2 as Army finished third at the EIWA Championships.

Overall W L 9 9 19 12 20 15 48 36

Dual W L 3 4 5 3 7 2 15 9

Pins 0 2 2 4

TF 0 0 2 2

MD 2 3 4 9

2006-07: Finished the season with a 9-9 record, including a 3-4 mark in dual meet competition … went 2-2 at the Oklahoma Gold Classic, taking a 5-1 decision over Buffalo’s Jake Blowers, and a 8-4 decision against Brown’s Seth Podhoretz … took a 10-3 decision over Utah Valley State’s Marc Fenwick, and a 10-1 major decision against New Mexico Highlands’ Kyle Cambern to finish with a 2-2 record at the Lone Star Duals … won the 174-pound crown at the New York State B Championships, defeating Brockport’s Josh Bloom, 5-1, Nassau C.C.’s Tom Delesia, 10-3, Buffalo’s Jake Blowers, 9-0, and Columbia’s Andy Geving, 6-3, en route to the title. HIGH SCHOOL: Named a Fargo All-American … honored to AllState Second Team … six-time varsity letterwinner … best finishes in State Tournament were fifth and second … also lettered in football for three years … named to all-conference team in football. PERSONAL: Ryan Raymond Mergen was born April 19, 1987 in Monticello, Minn. … son of Dave and Paula Mergen … has two brothers, Tyler (16) and Andrew (10) … National Honor Society member … enjoys bow hunting, hiking, water sports and traveling … has been to seven different countries … majoring in Human Geography.

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LANCE PENHALE

Year 2006-07 2007-08 2008-09 Career

Senior 125 Kenai, Alaska/ Nikiski Junior-Senior (USMAPS) One of four seniors on the roster … lone wrestler on the team from Alaska … has won 46 career matches … 6-5 in career duals … 16 career bonus point wins.

2007-08: Totaled an 11-8 record along with a 1-1 dual mark ... competed at the Oklahoma Gold Classic, the Body Bar Invitational and the Nittany Lion Open ... credited with a decision in eight of his final nine bouts of the season ... finished runner-up at the New York State B Championships with two technical falls and another fall ... started his run with a 15-0 shutout (4:00) versus RIT’s Shawn Burrington and a 16-0 (5:09) blanking of Cortland’s Frankie Witkowski, before pinning Morrisville’s Mike Castillo (2:06) in the semifinals ... won the Doug Cherry Invitational with three-straight victories, including a pair of major decisions.

Dual W L 0 0 0 1 6 4 6 5

Pins 4 1 3 8

TF 1 0 1 2

MD 1 4 1 6

2006-07: Totaled 12 wins against six losses, including four pins, during his plebe campaign … went 3-3 at the season-opening King’s College Invitational, including a pin (1:32) of Wilkes’ Danny Frankes in his first collegiate bout … went 3-2 at the East Stroudsburg Open, including a pin of Harvard’s Ryan Fitzgerald in only 21 seconds … finished third at the Long Island Invitational, registering a fall over Nassau C.C.’s Greg Popko (1:30) in the first round and Al Ozkili, 3-0, in the consolation final … placed third at the New York State B Championships with a 3-1 record, including a 16-0 tech. fall against Jamestown C.C.’s Chad Wilcox, a pin of Nassau C.C.’s Matt Bunce (3:29) and a 8-0 major decision over Buffalo’s Sean Bauer in the consolation final. HIGH SCHOOL: Three-time Alaska High School State Champion … Greco and Freestyle State Champion on four occasions … twice a Western Region runner-up … second place finish at Artic Winter Games … received region’s Sportsmanship award two times … reeled off a school record 65-consecutive wins at Nikiski High School for coach Abe Porter … also lettered in soccer and cross country… graduated with honors. PERSONAL: Lance Mike Penhale was born July 18, 1987 in Soldotna, Alaska … son of Roy and Eve Penhale … two siblings, Nigel (24) and Heather (19) … enjoys playing video games and paintball along with snowboarding, hunting and fishing in his spare time … majoring in Computer Science.

From left, head coach Chuck Barbee, with seniors Richard Starks, Lance Penhale, Matthew Kyler and Ryan Mergen

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2008-09: Doubled his career win total with 23-13 mark … went 6-4 in dual meets, including first career dual victory … registered three falls, one technical fall and one major decision … won the Ted Reese Invitational … finished third at the Binghamton Open and Academy Championships … placed fifth at the Oklahoma-Gold Classic … won three matches, one by fall, to claim championship honors at the Ted Reese Invitational hosted by Southern Maine … scored a major decision over Nickholaas Weisjahn of Findlay for his first dual match win … wrestled back to finish fifth at the OklahomaGold Classic with a 2-2 mark … won three straight matches to place third at the Binghamton Open … lost first bout at Academy Championships before posting three consecutive wins … won a match at EIWAs.

Overall W L 12 6 11 8 23 13 46 27


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STARKS’ CAREER RECORD

RICHARD STARKS

Year 2006-07 2007-08 2008-09 Career

Senior 197

Overall W L 12 6 34 9 33 6 79 21

Dual W L 3 1 13 2 15 3 31 6

Pins 0 3 1 4

TF 1 3 4 8

MD 6 6 4 16

cadet-athletes -- senior richard starks

Midway, Ky./Woodford County One of four seniors on the roster … career mark of 79-21 … has won at least 33 matches in each of last two seasons … NCAA qualifier as a junior and sophomore … 31-6 career dual mark … 28 career wins with bonus points … serves as the Brigade Command Sergeant Major, a leadership position in the Brigade Chain of Command … works directly with the First Captain and handles discipline, morale and welfare for the Corps of Cadets … two-time NCAA qualifier. 2008-09: Posted a 33-6 mark and qualified for the NCAA Championships … finished second at EIWA Championships to earn trip to NCAAs … did not wrestle at national tournament because of an injury suffered at EIWAs … medical defaulted EIWA championship match … ranked as high as ninth nationally … 15-3 dual mark record … recorded one pin, four technical falls and four major decisions … won individual titles at the New York State Championships and Academy Championships … finished second at the OklahomaGold Classic and Cliff Keen Las Vegas Invitational … lost his first match of the season but rebounded to win four straight and finish second at Oklahoma-Gold Classic … won his first four matches at the Cliff Keen Las Vegas Invitational … ended the season with a 17-match winning streak before injury at EIWA’s … posted a decision over Navy’s Philip Neese in dual match and edged Neese to win Academy Championships … opened EIWA’s with back-to-back tie breaker wins … beat Andy Silber of American to advance to the finals, 6-5.

2007-08: Qualified for the NCAA Championships after a fourthplace effort at the EIWA Championships ... finished third on the squad in victories with a 34-9 record, including a 13-2 dual meet ledger ... defeated Minnesota’s Justin Bronson, 5-2, to win his first NCAA match ... bounced back from a 17-0 loss to Nebraska’s Craig Brester to defeat Penn’s Thomas Shovlin, 3-2 ... was eliminated by Northwestern’s Mike Tamillow, 12-1 ... win over Shovlin avenged pair of defeats during the EIWA Championships ... shut out Brown’s Branden Stearns, 11-0, before besting Navy’s Matt Parson, 4-0 and Cornell’s Justin Kerber, 4-2, to make it through the EIWA brackets ... started the season with a 4-0 record and first-place finish at the Leopard Invitational wrestling at 184 ... bumped up to 197 for the rest of the season ... finished fourth at the Body Bar Invitational and fifth at the Nittany Lion Open ... also competed at the Sun Devil Duals where a 15-bout unbeaten streak started ... finished sixth despite an injury-shortened appearance at the New York State Championships ... nabbed a 19-4 (7:00) tech fall over Sacred Heart’s Brandon Lappe for the first of seven-straight dual meet victories to finish the year ... also beat Harvard’s Billy Colgan, 6-2, Lehigh’s Alex Iacocca, 6-5, and Navy’s Matt Parson, 6-2, during the streak. 2006-07: Totaled 12 wins against six losses during his first collegiate season … also had a 3-1 dual meet record … six of his decisions were major and another was a technical fall … notched threestraight major decisions to start things off at the Nittany Lion Open, beating Kutztown’s Nick Giannaci, 9-0, King’s College’s Thomas Mancha, 9-1, and Cleveland State’s David Gilkey, 15-3 … won the New York State B Championship, registering an 8-0 major decision against Matt Panasevich from Cornell in the title bout … defeated Columbia’s Kenji Porter, 6-4 (OT), RIT’s Mansure Ferrell, 17-0 (7:00) and Columbia’s Ray Resnick on his way to the finals … defeated Harvard’s Billy Colgan, 5-4 and majored Brown’s Larry Otsuka, 8-0, despite wrestling up a weight at 197 in tri-meet action … finished runner-up at the All-Academy Championships … won a major decision over Kings Point’s Ben Sanders, 8-0, and defeated VMI’s Corry Murray, 3-2, to advance to the final bout ... named the Crum Memorial Award winner as the team’s most courageous wrestler. HIGH SCHOOL: Three-time Kentucky State Champion … reached the finals all four years … high school academic All-American … team won back-to-back State Championships … ranked 10th in the nation his senior year … also lettered in football. PERSONAL: Richard Samuel Starks … son of James and Marsha Starks … two siblings, Elizabeth (23) and William (19) … member of National Honor Society … enjoys watching movies … majoring in Mathematics.

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NICHOLAS BUNDY

RUDY CHELEDNIK

Junior 141 Hendersonville, Tenn./ Hendersonville (USMAPS)

Junior 157 Blairsville, Pa./Hempville

One of eight members of the junior class … 11 career wins … one of two wrestlers from Tennessee, joining freshman Patrick Marchetti. 2008-09: Did not wrestle for the Black Knights.

HIGH SCHOOL/PREP SCHOOL: Two-time State Champion and high school All-American at Hendersonville under coaches Jason Bennett and Cory Williams … also finished runner-up one season as well … compiled a 180-11 record … named the Middle Tennessee Wrestler of the Year in 2005 … two-time team captain … prepped for one year at USMAPS under coaches Patrick Simpson and Jon Anderson. PERSONAL: Nicholas Ryan Bundy was born Jan. 26, 1988 in Nashville, Tenn. … son of Rick and Mary Bundy … is one of six children … four brothers, John, Ric, Wes and Michael and a sister, Kristin … former member of the Marine Corps Junior Reserve Officer Training Corps … lists cooking, playing video games, art, baseball, fishing and hunting as hobbies … majoring in Information Technology.

2008-09: Registered a 19-17 mark with all 36 matches at 157 pounds … 8-7 dual meet record … registered two pins, three technical falls and four major decisions … won the Academy Championships … collected a four-match and two, three-match winning streaks … won three matches at the Body Bar Invitational … posted back-to-back early season technical falls, against Franklin & Marshall and at the Body Bar Invitational … scored a 13-1 major decision in dual vs. Bucknell … two decisions and a major decision on the way to an individual title at the Academy Championships … won three matches to finish fifth at the New York State Championships … beat Ken Monarque of East Stroudsburg in dual match tie … also dispatched Monarque in wrestlebacks at EIWAs … pinned Derek Sickles of Columbia in 26 seconds at the Cliff Keen Las Vegas Invitational. 2007-08: Compiled a 17-10 record at three weight classes ... wrestled the majority of the season at 149, before finishing the year with three matches at 157 and two more at 165 ... began his collegiate career with three-straight victories and a first-place showing at the Leopard Invitational, defeating teammate Casey Thome in the championship bout, 8-2 ... went 2-2 at the Oklahoma Gold Classic, starting the event by pinning Oklahoma’s Matt Sansone (6:35) ... also shut out Rutgers’ Danile Pedone, 6-0 ... went 2-2 at the Body Bar Invitational ... picked up a 19-2 tech fall of Sacred Heart’s Mike Delviscovo in the opening bout and a 4-0 decision over Cornell’s John Basting ... went 3-2 at the Nittany Lion Open, including a 3-1 win over Navy’s Spencer Manley ... finished fourth at the Nassau Open with a 4-2 record and two major decisions ... won the NYSB Championship at 157 pounds with three victories, including a major and a pin in the final bout ... saw action in two bouts at 165 during the Academy Championships. HIGH SCHOOL: Four-time state qualifier and two-time conference champion at Hempfield Area High School … garnered Academic AllState honors … also a four-time state qualifier in cross country and three-year letterman in track & field. PERSONAL: Rudy Joseph Chelednik was born June 20, 1988 in Blairsville, Pa. … son of Craig and Eileen Chelednik … has one younger brother, Craig … lists hunting and fishing among his hobbies … majoring in Environmental Engineering.

BUNDY’S CAREER RECORD Year 2007-08 2008-09 Career

Overall W L 11 4 DNW 11 4

CHELEDNIK’S CAREER RECORD

Dual W L 0 1

Pins TF 4 0

MD 1

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4

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Overall W L 17 10 19 17 36 27

Dual W L 0 0 8 7 8 7

Pins TF 4 1 2 3 6 4

MD 3 4 7

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2007-08: Totaled an 11-4 mark ... finished third at the Kings College Monarch Tournament with a 5-1 record that included a 13-3 major decision over Wilkes’ Peter George and a 6-1 decision opposite John Stillo from Centenary in the thirdplace match ... pinned Old Dominion’s Adam Koballa (6:00) in his first of two bouts at the East Stroudsburg Open ... went 3-1, including a pair of pins at the Nassau Open ... wrestled to second place at the NYSB Championships ... pinned Ithaca’s Junior Amazen (2:08), before taking a 10-9 win from Nassau CC’s Steve Perez to earn a spot in the championship bout.

One of eight members of the junior class … 36-27 career mark … 17 bonus point wins … one of five wrestlers from Pennsylvania on the roster.


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RYAN COOK

SEAN JOYCE

cadet-athletes -- juniors

Junior 285 Huntington, W.V.a/ Huntington (USMAPS)

Junior 165 Brandon, Fla./Brandon

One of eight members of the junior class … 16-11 career mark … 10 bonus point wins … only wrestler from the team from West Virginia.

One of eight members of the junior class … 10-10 career mark … one of two wrestlers on the team from Florida, joining freshman Ryan Renkey.

2008-09: Compiled a 14-9 mark … registered one major decision and eight falls … finished third at the Ted Reese Invitational … placed third at the Edinboro Open … won both of his matches by fall at the season-opening Binghamton Open … opened the Ted Reese Invitational at Southern Maine with a fall … won his consolations by fall as well to finish third … won six matches at the Shorty Hitchcock Invitational in Millersville, Pa. … rode a decision, fall, major decision and sudden victory decision to advance through the consolation bracket … started the Edinboro Open with three straight wins … pinned Dan Estricher of Edinboro for his eighth fall of the season.

2008-09: Did not wrestle due to an injury.

2007-08: Compiled a 4-2 record … finished fourth at the Monarch Tournament in Wilkes-Barre, Pa., in only appearance of the year ... pinned Wilkes’ Andrew Feldman in the second period. HIGH SCHOOL/PREP SCHOOL: Was a state champion and threetime state place-winner at Huntington Highland High School for coach Rob Archer … two-time regional and conference champion … served as team captain as a senior … also a three-year football letterman, playing center and nose guard, while captaining the team as a senior … spent the 2006-07 season at USMAPS under coaches Patrick Simpson and Jon Anderson.

2007-08: Went 10-10 with a 2-4 dual meet record during his freshman season ... spent time at three different weight classes ... registered an 18-0 tech fall of Elizabethtown’s Joseph Hewitt in his first collegiate appearance at the Monarch Tournament ... won four-straight matches to begin the Nittany Lion Open ... pinned Sacred Heart’s Chris Davis (1:05) in the process ... moved up a weight class to 157 at the Wilkes Tournament ... won decisions over Scott Lowe of Kings Point (8-2) and Sacred Heart’s Michael Powers (7-3) in dual action during the season ... also finished second at the New York State Championships with a 3-1 record ... defeated Buffalo’s John Cummings, 6-3, to reach the championship bout. HIGH SCHOOL: Four-time state champion at Brandon High School under coach Russ Cozart … compiled a 260-9 record during his high school career … served as a team captain as a senior. PERSONAL: Sean Michael Joyce was born Oct. 7, 1988 in Tampa, Fla. … son of Michael and Debbie Joyce … has two brothers … uncle, Todd Pollard, is a Major in the Army … majoring in Management.

PERSONAL: Ryan Maxwell Stickler Cook is the son of David and Drenna Cook … was born Aug. 31, 1987 in Huntington, W.Va. … has a brother, Brandon, and a sister, Katelyn … uncle, Tim Cook, is a Lieutenant Colonel in the Army … grandfather, Sherill Stickler, was a distinguished combat veteran and POW during World War II … is an Eagle Scout and served as class president … also a peer counselor … enjoys hunting, fishing, and riding motorcycles in his spare time … majoring in Military Art & Science.

COOK’S CAREER RECORD Year 2007-08 2008-09 Career

Overall W L 4 2 14 9 18 11

Dual W L 0 0 0 0 0 0

Pins TF 1 0 8 0 9 0

JOYCE’S CAREER RECORD MD 0 1 1

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Overall W L 10 10 dnw 10 10

Dual W L 2 4

Pins TF 1 1

MD 0

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KIRK LANDON

PATRICK SMITH

Junior 157 Exira, Iowa/Audubon Community (USMAPS)

Junior 184 Seymour, Ind./Seymour (Wyoming Seminary)

One of eight members of the junior class … 18 career wins … 12 bonus point wins … only wrestler on the team from Iowa.

2007-08: Compiled a 5-3 record ... finished in fourth place at the Monarch Tournament with a pair of falls and a major decision ... pinned Washington & Jefferson’s Johnny Sando (3:10) before shutting out York’s Scott Falcone, 12-0, and taking down York’s Eric Rush (7:00) ... also competed at the Nassau Open in his only other competition of the season. HIGH SCHOOL/PREP SCHOOL: Three-time All-American and a State Champion at Audubon Community High School for coach Gary Bergman … two-time district champion while earning three conference championships and four letters … team captain … fourtime all-conference selection and captain in cross country … also earned letters in baseball and track & field … spent one year prepping at USMAPS under coaches Patrick Simpson and Jon Anderson.

2008-09: Wrestled once during sophomore season … lost a major decision in dual against Navy … first dual meet action of career. 2007-08: Put together a 7-5 record ... finished sixth at the New York State B Championships with a 3-3 mark ... pinned Alfred State’s Jordan Hughson (3:19) during the tournament ... put together a fourth-place effort at the Doug Cherry Invitational with a fall, a tech fall and two major decisions ... beat Syracuse’s Brian Savran, 15-0 (7:00). HIGH SCHOOL/PREP SCHOOL: Two-time conference and sectional champion at Seymour High School for coach Dave Urbanski ... totaled a career record of 103-28 ... team captain as a senior ... four-year letterman and two-time team most valuable wrestler ... also lettered three times in football and track & field ... wrestled and played football for one season at Wyoming Seminary Prep in Wilkes Barre, Pa. PERSONAL: Patrick Alan Smith was born April 26, 1987 in Seymour, Ind. ... son of Rick and Sue Smith ... has two sisters, Christina and Angela, and a brother, Brent (USMA ‘07) ... enjoys dancing and playing fantasy football in his spare time ... favorite athletes are Lawrence Taylor and Peyton Manning ... majoring in Management.

PERSONAL: Kirk Alan Landon was born June 1, 1987 in Audubon, Ind. … parents are Dwaine and Jodi Landon … has three sisters, Erin, Cara and Grace … member of the National Honor Society … majoring in Systems Engineering.

LANDON’S CAREER RECORD Year 2007-08 2008-09 Career

Overall W L 5 3 13 5 18 8

Dual W L 0 0 0 0 0 0

Pins TF 2 0 5 2 7 2

SMITH’S CAREER RECORD MD 1 3 4

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Overall W L 7 5 0 1 7 6

Dual W L 0 0 0 1 0 1

Pins TF 2 1 0 0 2 1

MD 2 0 2

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2008-09: Compiled a 13-5 mark … five pins, three major decisions and two technical falls … one second and two third-place finishes … finished second at the Long Island Open … began the event with a fall, his third straight victory by pin, then posted a decision before falling in the finals … was third at the King’s College Invitational to open the season … began the event with back-to-back pins … won both of his consolation matches, the first by major decision and then by technical fall to finish third … followed that at the Ted Reese Invitational at Southern Maine with a second, third-place finish … dropped a decision in his second match before racking up four straight wins … won his last two matches by fall to earn third-place … closed the season at the Shorty Hitchcock Invitational in Millersville … won his first two matches by decision.

One of eight members of the junior class … seven career wins … one of two wrestlers on the team from Indiana, joining Daniel Young.


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CASEY THOME

JACOB VETTER Junior 174 Spring Grove, Ill./ Richmond Barton

Junior 141 Troy, Ohio/Christian

cadet-athletes -- juniors

One of eight members of the junior class … 58-27 career mark … 21-11 dual record … 28 career bonus point wins … joined on the squad by his younger brother, Jordan … they are two of four wrestlers on the team from Ohio, joined by Eric Gobin and Michael Gorman. 2008-09: Compiled a 25-16 mark with a 13-5 dual record … six falls, seven major decisions and one technical fall … won the Academy and New York State Championships … placed fourth at the Body Bar Invitational … injury cut short his season … started the season slow before placing at the Body Bar Invitational … opened the event with a major decision and decision on the way to fourth-place showing … posted key win in Bucknell dual … won three matches at the Cliff Kean Invitational in Las Vegas, Nev. … won dual matches against Stanford, Boston, Rutgers and King’s Point … continued 14-match winning streak with strong showing at New York State Championships … won first three matches of event by fall … continued strong dual meet season with wins opposite Sacred Heart, Brown and Harvard … continued winning streak by taking first at Academy Championships … a fall and two decisions led to championship with a 3-1 win against Matt Pagan of Navy … 9-5 decision over Matt Rizzo of East Stroudsburg was the final of 14 consecutive wins … injured in dual against Navy. 2007-08: Tied for fourth for the Black Knights in victories with a 33-16 record, registering an 8-6 dual meet tally as well wrestling at 149 ... first collegiate match was a fall (4:00) over Gloucester C.C.’s Domenic Giambanco en route to a second-place effort at the Leopard Invitational ... credited with a 6-1 record for a third-place showing at the Monarch Tournament ... built a 17-0 tech fall over Centenary’s David Alsieux and also pinned Oneonta’s Morgan Hoven (7:00) during the day ... also finished third at the East Stroudsburg Open, pinning Maryland’s Kyle John (1:14) in the consolation final for his second fall of the tournament ... notched a pair of major decisions on his way to a 4-2 mark at the Nittany Lion Open ... defeated East Stroudsburg’s Alex Bimes, 10-1, in Army’s dual meet win ... shut down Arizona State’s Jerrad Trulson, 9-1, at the Sun Devil Duals ... beat Rutgers’ Jack Barrett, 3-2, and Kings Point’s Dan Twito, 6-0, in a tri-meet sweep ... wrestled to fourth place at the New York State Championships before a runner-up finish at the Academy Championships ... defeated Air Force’s Chris Szabolcs, 9-1 ... went 2-2 at the EIWA Championships.

One of eight members of the junior class … 20-22 career mark … 13 career bonus point wins … one of two wrestlers on the squad from Illinois, joined by Joseph Sterr. 2008-09: Compiled an 8-14 mark with a 2-10 record in dual matches … won the Ted Reese Invitational … won his first match of the season by major decision at the Binghamton Open … strong showing at the Ted Reese Invitational hosted by Southern Maine … rode a technical fall, major decision and decision to tournament title … won his dual against King’s Point … also posted a decision in Harvard dual … won two consolation matches at the Academy Championship. 2007-08: Went 12-8 in 20 appearances during the season ... saw action at the Oklahoma Gold Classic, the Body Bar Invitational and the Nittany Lion Open ... wrestled back to a third-place showing at the Nassau Open with a 5-1 record, including three major decisions ... picked up a pair of falls to finish 2-1 and runner-up at the New York State B Championships ... finished the season with a thirdplace effort at the Doug Cherry Invitational with a fall, a technical fall and a major decision en route to a 4-1 mark. HIGH SCHOOL: Named the 2007 Illinois Scholastic Wrestler of the Year at Richmond-Barton High School … finished sixth at the State Championships during his senior campaign … also served as team captain … two-time All-Conference football player and team defensive MVP … all-conference catcher on the baseball team. PERSONAL: Jacob Daniel Vetter was born Oct. 26, 1988 in McHenry, Ill. … son of Daniel and Deborah Vetter … has one brother, Steve, and four sisters, Shannon, Danielle, Ali and Jilian … enjoys reading, watching movies and lifting in his spare time … majoring in Economics.

HIGH SCHOOL: Ohio State Champion and three-time state place winner at Troy Christian High School for coach Steve Goudy … three-time captain, including 2007 when the squad won the Ohio State Title … also played linebacker and fullback on the gridiron. PERSONAL: Casey Randolph Thome was born Jan. 7, 1989 in Cincinnati, Ohio … parents are Randy and Jill Thome … has one brother, Jordan, a freshman on the Army wrestling team … enjoys going to church, hanging out with friends and watching the Ohio State Buckeyes in his spare time … majoring in Management.

THOME’S CAREER RECORD Year 2007-08 2008-09 Career

Overall W L 33 16 25 11 58 27

Dual W L 8 6 13 5 21 11

Pins TF 6 2 6 1 12 3

VETTER’S CAREER RECORD MD 8 7 15

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Overall W L 12 8 8 14 20 22

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TRAVIS COFFEY

MICHAEL GORMAN

Sophomore 133 Boone, N.C./ Watauga (USMAPS)

Sophomore 165 Hartville, Ohio/ Marlington (USMAPS)

One of six members of the sophomore class … 11-18 career mark … owns six wins for bonus points … one of four wrestlers on the team from Ohio, joining Casey and Jordan Thome and Eric Gobin.

2008-09: Compiled a 3-8 mark, including a 2-4 mark in duals … pinned Desean Willis of Cumberland University for his first career win at the Cliff Keen Invitational in Las Vegas, Nev. … won his dual match against Stanford with a 6-3 decision … registered an 8-4 decision in dual match against Boston.

2008-09: Compiled an 11-18 mark with a 3-9 record in duals in his first season … collected three pins, two major decisions and one technical fall … placed fifth at the Binghamton Open … won first two matches at the Binghamton Open … following loss, won three straight and finished fifth … pinned Mike Hartman of Sacred Heart at the Body Bar Invitational … earned a major decision against Jordon Larson of Northern State at the Cliff Keen Invitational in Las Vegas, Nev. … won dual matches opposite Boston, Harvard and Franklin & Marshall … win against F&M was a third-period pin … secured a technical fall against Matthew Leisy of the Coast Guard at the Academy Championships.

HIGH SCHOOL/PREP SCHOOL: Two-time state champion and four-year state place winner at Watauga High School under coach John Mark Bentley … placed fourth at the Fargo Freestyle Nationals as well as the Walsh Jesuit Ironman … spent one year at USMAPS under coaches Austin Milster and Ed Gibbons … finished fifth at the NCWA Championships. PERSONAL: Travis Jones Coffey was born Oct. 12, 1988 in Boone, N.C. … parents are Chuck and Meleah Coffey … has five siblings, Aaron, Sheldon, Grace, Gloria and Augustus … lists fishing, hunting and going to the lake as hobbies … major is undecided.

HIGH SCHOOL/PREP SCHOOL: State qualifier and sectional champion at Marlington High School … also named all-conference and all-county during his career … two-time team captain … also a standout football player … all-county and all-conference quarterback and team captain … played baseball as well, earning allcounty and all-conference honors as a catcher … spent one year at USMAPS under coaches Austin Milster and Ed Gibbons … named a NCWA All-American after finishing runner-up and conference champion. PERSONAL: Michael Joseph Gorman was born Oct. 10, 1988 in Canton, Ohio … son of Daniel and Gigi Gorman … has one older brother, Eric, and two younger brothers, Jessie and Matt … enjoys writing, working out, playing piano, reading and playing video games in his spare time … major is undecided.

COFFEY’S CAREER RECORD Year 2008-09

Overall W L 3 8

Dual W L 2 4

Pins TF 1 0

GORMAN’S CAREER RECORD MD 0

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Dual W L 3 9

Pins TF 3 2

MD 2

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DANIEL MILLS

JAMES RAFFERTY

cadet-athletes -- sophomores

Sophomore 197 Alexandria, Va./ Hayfield Secondary

Sophomore 149 Haddon Heights, N.J./ Bishop Eustace Prep (USMAPS)

One of six members of the sophomore class … went 8-9 in initial campaign … one of two wrestlers on the team from Virginia, joining Christian Botero.

One of six members of the sophomore class … went 14-13 in initial campaign … only wrestler on the squad from New Jersey.

2008-09: Compiled an 8-9 record … competed exclusively in tournaments … placed third at the Long Island Invitational … one pin, one major decision … opened the season with two wins at the King’s College Invitational … fought way back to a third-place finish at Long Island Invitational … opened the event with a loss but won three straight matches … record his lone pin at the Shorty Hitchcock Invitational … also registered a technical fall during the tournament.

2008-09: Compiled a 14-13 record … competed exclusively in tournaments … placed second at the Long Island Open … finished fourth at the Edinboro Open … won his first three matches at the Binghamton Open … collected three wins at the Ted Reese Invitational hosted by Southern Maine … earned runner-up finish at the Long Island Open … won his first match by major decision and advanced to the finals with a decision … won five bouts at the Edinboro Open … registered four consecutive wins to move into consolation finals.

HIGH SCHOOL: Two time state placewinner at Hayfield Secondary for coach Roy Hill … placed third in the state as a senior after a sixth-place showing as a junior … also served as team captain as a senior. PERSONAL: Daniel Mark Mills was born in Ft. Lewis, Wash. on Sept. 16, 1989 … parents are Mark and Beth Mills … has one older brother, James, who is enlisted in the Army … father is a Colonel, while mother retired as a lieutenant in the Army … enjoys reading and sleeping in his free time … major is undecided.

HIGH SCHOOL/PREP SCHOOL: Regional Champion and threetime district champion at Bishop Eustace Prep … named team MVP four times and captain twice while setting a school record for career wins with a 131-20 record … also an all-conference quarterback and free safety on the football team … wrestled during his prep year at USMAPS under Austin Milster and Ed Gibbons … finished fifth at the conference championships while qualifying for nationals. PERSONAL: James Edward Rafferty was born March 23, 1989 in Voorhees, N.J. … parents are Jim Rafferty and Joan Ferrari … has one older sister, Theresa … extracurricular activities include water sports, boating, going to the beach and religious service ... major is undecided.

MILLS’ CAREER RECORD Year 2008-09

Overall W L 8 9

Dual W L 0 0

Pins TF 1 0

RAFFERTY’S CAREER RECORD MD 1

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Overall W L 14 13

Dual W L 0 0

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ORION ROSS

DEREK STANLEY

Sophomore 197 St. Louis, Mo./ Westminster

Sophomore 184 Saugerties, N.Y./ Saugerties (USMAPS)

One of six members of the sophomore class … posted a 6-4 mark in initial campaign … one of three wrestlers on the team from New York, joining Connor Hanafee and Tyler Sinisgalli.

2008-09: Compiled a 9-7 record … competed exclusively in tournaments … recorded three pins and a major decision … finished second at the Binghamton Open and Ted Reese Invitational … placed third at the Shorty Hitchcock Invitational … won his first three matches at the Binghamton Invitational ... scored three decisions to move into the finals ... secured his first career pin at the Ted Reese Invitational during a runner-up finish … won a major decision against Ryan Allen of Boise State at the Body Bar Invitational … ended the season with a third-place finish at the Shorty Hitchcock Invitational in Lancaster, Pa. … won his first two matches by fall … wrestled back with two decisions to place third.

2008-09: Compiled a 6-4 mark … 1-0 in dual meets … placed sixth at the Body Bar Invitational … won a 7-1 decision against Franklin & Marshall in his lone dual match … won his first collegiate match at the Oklahoma-Gold Classic … won four straight matches at the Body Bar Invitational … injury defaulted and finished sixth.

HIGH SCHOOL: State champion as a senior at Westminster High School … capped high school career by finishing with a 49-0 record … also finished third at the state championships as a junior … lauded all-conference football honors as an offensive guard. PERSONAL: Orion Tyler Ross is the son of Gary and Bliss Ross … born Oct. 9, 1989 in St. Louis, Mo. … has a brother, Richard, and a sister, Katherine … father is a member of the USMA Class of 1971 … hobbies include hiking, cooking and gardening … major is undecided.

HIGH SCHOOL/PREP SCHOOL: State qualifier and four-year letterman at Saugerties High School under coach Scott Wickham … served as team captain for his junior and senior years … also earned four varsity letters and was a two-time captain for the lacrosse team … wrestled during his prep year at USMAPS under Austin Milster and Ed Gibbons … placed third at the NCWA Championships. PERSONAL: Derek Peter Beck Stanley was born Aug. 3, 1989 in Kingston, N.Y. … son of Ken and Lisa Stanley … has three siblings, Kendall, Ethan and Tessa … enjoys camping, swimming and watching movies in his spare time … major is undecided.

ROSS’ CAREER RECORD Year 2008-09

Overall W L 9 7

Dual W L 0 0

Pins TF 3 0

STANLEY’S CAREER RECORD MD 1

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Overall W L 6 4

Dual W L 1 0

Pins TF 0 0

MD 0

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One of six members of the sophomore class … went 9-7 in initial campaign … four bonus point wins … one of two wrestlers on the team from Missouri, along with Collin Wittmeyer.


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ALEX BACH

JOSEPH CLEGG

Freshman 184 Minnesota Lake/ Maple River

Freshman 165 Huntsville, Ala./ Huntsville

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One of 21 freshmen on the roster ... one of four wrestlers on the squad from Minnesota joining Alan Lutterman, Ryan Mergen and Kevin O’Brien. HIGH SCHOOL: 2009 Minnesota state championship runner-up after a fourth-place effort in 2008 … two-time Minnesota Juniors freestyle state place-winner … career record holder for wins with a 178-47 at Maple River under coaches Jeff Soma and Dan Robbins … two-year captain and fourtime letterwinner … Academic All-State selection. PERSONAL: Alex John Bach was born Nov. 22, 1990 in Mankato, Minn. … son of Gary and Julie Bach … youngest of four brothers … served as class president while participating in student council and mock trial during high school … enjoys playing guitar, video games, running and lifting weights in his spare time … major is undeclared.

One of 21 freshmen on the roster ... one of two wrestlers on the squad from Alabama, joining Steven West. HIGH SCHOOL: 2009 Alabama state place-winner … wrestled his way to third place in his fourth appearance at the state championships … two-time sectional winner and fourtime letterman under coach Fred Kemp at Huntsville High School … also lettered four times as a member of the cross country squad. PERSONAL: Joseph Daniel Clegg is the son of Joe and Julie Clegg … birthdate is Nov. 1, 1990 … was born in Savannah, Ga. … has two sisters, Jennifer and Jessica, and a brother, Jon … father is a retired Lieutenant Colonel in the Army … enjoys listening to music in his spare time … major is undeclared.

CHRISTIAN BOTERO Freshman 285 Woodbridge, Va./ Forest Park

One of 21 freshmen on the roster ... one of two wrestlers on the squad from Virginia, along with Daniel Mills. HIGH SCHOOL: Two-year captain and four-year letterman at Forest Park under coach Seth Cameron … qualified for the Virginia state championships as a senior … career record of 76-24 … also a standout on the gridiron, serving as a senior captain and garnering all-region honors for the Bruins. PERSONAL: Christian Alberto Botero was born June 17, 1991 in Falls Church, Va. … parents are Carlos and Elisa Bortero … has a pair of brothers, Carlos Jr. and Ricardo … major is undeclared.

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ERIC GOBIN

Freshman • 141 Fort Calhoun, Neb./V.J. & Angelia Skutt Catholic (Wyoming Seminary)

Freshman 165 Maineville, Ohio/ Moeller (USMAPS)

One of 21 freshmen on the roster ... only wrestler on the squad from Nebraska.

PERSONAL: Quintin Anthony Cottle was born May 15, 1989 in Maryville, Tenn. … parents are Larry and Nora Cottle … one of five siblings … father is a retired Lieutenant Colonel in the Army … enjoys hunting in his spare time … major is undeclared.

HIGH SCHOOL/PREP SCHOOL: Three-time Ohio state place-winner … took third as a senior after finishing fifth as a sophomore and seventh as a junior … compiled a school record for wins with a 146-24 mark during his career at Archbishop Moeller High School for coach Jeff Gaier … NCWA runner-up while competing for the USMAPS squad in 2009. PERSONAL: Eric Kristopher Gobin was born in Honolulu, Hawai’i on March 9, 1990 … parents are Tim and Vicky Gobin … has two older sisters … father is a retired Lieutenant Colonel in the Army … enjoys rock climbing in his spare time … major is undeclared.

ROBERT DOYLE Freshman 174 Red Lion, Pa./Red Lion One of 21 freshmen on the roster ... one of five wrestlers on the squad from Pennsylvania, joining Rudy Chelednik, Corey Hedash, Matthew Kyler and Joey Walters. HIGH SCHOOL: Two-time Pennsylvania state qualifier at Red Lion Area High School under coach Biff Walizer … earned All-County honors on his way to compiling a career record of 69-40 … served as captain as a senior … finished second at Pennsylvania Freestyle State Championships … also a standout linebacker on the gridiron … garnered all-county recognition while serving as team captain and winning three letters. PERSONAL: Robert Patrick Doyle was born May 21, 1991 in Baltimore, Md. … son of Patrick and Arlene Doyle … has one brother, Joe … uncle, Vernon Wilkens, is a member of the U.S. Marine Corps … hobbies include playing football and miniature golf … major is undeclared. page 41

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HIGH SCHOOL: Three-time Nebraska state champion at V.J, & Angela Skutt Catholic High School … wrestled for coach Brad Hildebrandt … ranked sixth in the final 2008-09 High School Senior rankings, according to Wrestling USA Magazine … Skyhawks were ranked 20th nationally after winning their 12th consecutive state title … also lettered four times in cross country and track & field … voted the Male Athlete of the Year as a senior … wrestled during his prep year at Wyoming Seminary in 2008-09.

One of 21 freshmen on the roster ... one of four wrestlers on the squad from Ohio, along with Casey and Jordan Thome and Michael Gorman.


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CONNOR HANAFEE

ALAN LUTTERMAN

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Freshman 133 Staten Island/ Monsignor Farrell

Freshman 285 Glenwood, Minn./ Minnewaska Area (USMAPS)

One of 21 freshmen on the roster ... one of three wrestlers on the squad from New York, along with Tyler Sinisgalli and Derek Stanley.

One of 21 freshmen on the roster ... one of four wrestlers on the squad from Minnesota, along with Alex Bach, Ryan Mergen and Kevin O’Brien.

HIGH SCHOOL: Finished sixth at New York state championships as a senior at Monsignor Farrell High School … twotime CHSAA State Champion for the Lions … twice voted a Staten Island Advance All-Star … wrestled for coach Lou Destefano … Western Regional Freestyle Championship participant … third-place winner in 2009

HIGH SCHOOL: North Dakota state place winner in 2006 … wrestled for coach Wes Tessmann at Minnewaska High School … served as a team captain as a senior … also played middle linebacker on the gridiron and ran track, serving as captain for both squads … wrestled at USMAPS last season, finishing fourth at NCWA Championships.

PERSONAL: Connor Patrick Hanafee was born in Mineola, N.Y., on Oct. 29, 1991 … parents are Mark Hanafee and Kelley Santamaria … one of five children … father is a retired First-Class Petty Officer in the U.S. Coast Guard … hobbies include backpacking … major is undeclared.

PERSONAL: Alan Henry Lutterman was born Aug. 31, 1988 in Glenwood, Minn. … parents are Wayne and Janet Lutterman … has one sister, Toni … enlisted in the Army following high school graduation … was a Private First Class … trained as an ordinance specialist … lists hunting and fishing as favorite hobbies … major is undeclared.

CASEY HEDASH

Freshman 197 Slatington, Pa./ Northern Lehigh (USMAPS) One of 21 freshmen on the roster ... one of five wrestlers on the squad from Pennsylvania, joining Rudy Chelednik, Robert Doyle, Matthew Kyler and Joey Walters. HIGH SCHOOL: Two-time Pennsylvania state qualifier, placing fifth as a senior … two-time all-league recipient … twotime team captain while wrestling for coach Todd Herzog at Northern Lehigh High School … also competed in football and baseball, garnering all-league honors and serving as captain on both the gridiron and the diamond … competed at USMAPS last season. PERSONAL: Casey Joseph Hedash was born in Allentown, Pa., on May 15, 1989 … parents are Joe and Audrey Hedash … has three siblings – Craemer, Colin and Connor … hobbies include fishing, playing video games and spending time with his family … major is undeclared.

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PATRICK

TOM O’CONNOR

MARCHETTI

Freshman 174 Roseburg, Ore./ Glide (USMAPS)

Freshman 157 Nashville, Tenn./Father Ryan One of 21 freshmen on the roster ... one of two wrestlers on the squad from Tennessee, along with Nicholas Bundy.

PERSONAL: Christopher Patrick Marchetti is the son of Chris and Gina Marchetti … born Dec. 30, 1990 in Nashville, Tenn. … has three brothers, Mark, Ben and Daniel, as well as a sister, Maria … lists fantasy football as his favorite hobby … major is undeclared.

HIGH SCHOOL/CLUB: Was crowned Oregon State Champion as a senior … placed on three occasions at the meet during his career … served as a senior captain and lettered four times under coach Jeff Freeman at Glide High School … qualified for the NCWA National Championships while competing for USMAPS last season. PERSONAL: Thomas Court O’Connor was born in Portland, Ore., on Aug. 8, 1989 … son of Roger and Ann O’Connor … has one brother and one sister … enjoys hunting, fishing and hanging out with friends in his spare time … major is undeclared.

KEVIN O’BRIEN Freshman 165 Becker, Minn./Becker One of 21 freshmen on the roster ... one of four wrestlers on the squad from Minnesota, along with Alex Bach, Alan Lutterman and Ryan Mergen. HIGH SCHOOL: Placed first as a junior and second as a senior in Minnesota state championship tournament … made three state tournament appearances … five-time allconference selection at Becker High School under coach Brad Novak … career record of 171-30 … five-time letterwinner and two-time captain … preseason high school national ranking of No. 16 by Win Magazine … Wrestling USA Magazine ranked him 23rd nationally … 2008 Minnesota Junior National Dual Team Member … 2008 Central Junior Regional Greco Roman Champion … also garnered all-conference honors as a running back/linebacker in football, serving as a senior captain and earning three letters. PERSONAL: Kevin James O’Brien was born May 26, 1990 in Waconia, Minn. … parents are Ken and Lois O’Brien … has an older brother, Eric, and a younger sister, Nicole … enjoys fishing, riding his ATV, reading, working out and playing bocce ball in his spare time … major is undeclared. page 43

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HIGH SCHOOL: Two-time Tennessee state champion at Father Ryan High School … also placed third as a freshman and sophomore … 104-27 career record … team captain as a senior for coach Patrick Simpson (USMA ’06) … ranked eighth in the Southeast by flowrestling.com … named honorable mention nationally by Wrestling USA Magazine … three-time Tennessee Dream Team member … three-time All Mid-State team member … also a standout wide receiver/ defensive back on the gridiron, garnering all-state honors while serving senior year as a team captain.

One of 21 freshmen on the roster ... lone wrestler on the squad from Oregon.


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RYAN RENKEY

JOSEPH STERR

Freshman 125 Downers Grove, Ill./ Downers Grove North (USMAPS)

Freshman 125 Valrico, Fla./Brandon

cadet-athletes -- freshmen

One of 21 freshmen on the roster ... one of two wrestlers on the team from Florida, joining Sean Joyce who also went to Brandon High School. HIGH SCHOOL/CLUB: 2009 Florida State Champion at Brandon High School under coach Russ Cozart … also won a pair of Arizona State Champion in 2007 and 2008 … placed eighth at the National High School Coaches Association Junior Nationals in 2008 to garner All-America status … Fargo Greco-Roman All-American in 2007 and 2008 … NHSCA AllAmerican in 2008. PERSONAL: Ryan Andrew Renkey was born Nov. 20, 1990 in Orange, Calif. … parents are Andrew and Stacie Renkey … has three siblings, Meaghan, Christian and Connor … major is undeclared.

One of 21 freshmen on the roster ... one of two wrestlers on the squad from Illinois, along with Jacob Vetter. HIGH SCHOOL: Regional champion and two-time sectional qualifier at North High School … three-year letterwinner and senior captain for the Trojans under coach Chris McGrath … wrestled at USMAPS in 2008-09. PERSONAL: Joseph Thomas Sterr was born in Hinsdale, Ill., on March 9, 1990 … parents are Thomas and Rosemary Sterr … has a twin brother, John, as well as a younger brother and younger sister … lists skiing, backpacking and climbing among his hobbies … major is undeclared.

TYLER SINISGALLI Freshman 141 East Northport, N.Y./ John H. Glenn One of 21 freshmen on the roster ... one of three wrestlers on the team from New York, joining Connor Hanafee and Derek Stanley. HIGH SCHOOL: New York State Section 11 runner-up in 2009 … two-time all-county selection … compiled a career record of 126-13 at John H. Glenn High School under coach Tom Giaramita … also lettered for two years in both cross country and lacrosse. PERSONAL: Tyler Warren Sinisgalli was born Aug. 18, 2009 … son of Len and Wendy Sinisgalli … has five brothers and sisters … major is undeclared.

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TYLER SUTHERLAND

JOEY WALTERS

Freshman

Freshman

165

149

Liberal, Kan./Liberal

Latrobe, Pa./Latrobe

One of 21 freshmen on the roster ... lone wrestler on the squad from Kansas.

PERSONAL: Tyler Chance Sutherland was born Nov. 8, 1990 in Durango, Colo. … son of Travis Abbott and Tammy Sutherland-Abbott … has two siblings, Amanda and Taylor … enjoys hunting and fishing in his spare time … major is undeclared.

HIGH SCHOOL: Pennsylvania state runner-up in 2009 at Latrobe High School … wrestled for Marc Billitt and Tad Harbert … member of the prestigious Dapper Dan Pa. Team in 2009 … three-time Section 1-AAA Champion and four-time finalist … compiled a 129-31 career record. PERSONAL: Joseph Scott Walters was born Dec. 5, 1989 in Latrobe, Pa. … parents are Joseph and Beverly Walters … has one brother, Ryan … enjoys swimming in his spare time … major is undeclared.

JORDAN THOME Freshman 133 Troy, Ohio/Troy Christian One of 21 freshmen on the roster ... joins his older brother, Casey, on the roster … one of four Ohio wrestlers, along with Eric Gobin and Michael Gorman. HIGH SCHOOL: Three time Ohio state championship participant and two-time place-winner during his time at Troy Christian Academy … finished runner-up in 2008 as a junior with a 43-9 mark … posted 42-9 record as a senior … battled an ankle injury that kept him from placing for the third-straight season …. totaled a 40-8 record on his way to fourth-place as a sophomore … four-year letterman and two-year captain for coach Steve Goudy … compiled a career record of 15438. PERSONAL: Jordan Taylor Thome (pronounced TOM) … born Nov. 15, 1990 in Dallas, Texas … parents are Randy and Jill Thome … older brother Casey is a junior on the Army squad this season … major is undeclared. page 45

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HIGH SCHOOL: 2009 Kansas state runner-up with a 39-3 record to lead Liberal High School to sixth place at the KSHSAA 5A Championships … also finished fourth in 2008 as the Redskins finished third as a team … compiled a career record 106-37 for coach Mike Pewthers … also was an allconference quarterback/captain on the football field and played baseball.

One of 21 freshmen on the roster ... one of five wrestlers on the squad from Pennsylvania, joining Rudy Chelednik, Robert Doyle, Casey Hedash and Matthew Kyler.


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STEVEN WEST

DANIEL YOUNG

Freshman 125 Birmingham, Ala./ Oak Mount High (USMAPS)

Freshman 157 Bloomington, Ind./ Culver Academy

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One of 21 freshmen on the roster ... one of two wrestlers on the squad from Alabama, along with fellow freshman Joseph Clegg. HIGH SCHOOL/PREP SCHOOL: Two-time Alabama state champion … also notched a runner-up showing as a sophomore … placed in four total appearances at the meet while at Oak Mountain High School … two-time captain and four-year letterman for coach Steven Burrough … NHSCA All-American in 2008 … compiled a 194-14 record during his high school career … wrestled at USMAPS in 2009 … won the NCWA Championship at 133 pounds. PERSONAL: Steven Craig West was born in Birmingham, Ala. … parents are Steve and Susan West … birth date is Feb. 7, 1990 … is the oldest of five siblings with two brothers and two sisters … oldest brother, Tanner, is a high school AllAmerica wrestler … enjoys playing video games in his spare time … major is undeclared.

One of 21 freshmen on the roster ... one of two wrestlers on the squad from Indiana, along with Patrick Smith. HIGH SCHOOL: Indiana state champion in 2009 … title capped an undefeated 48-0 senior campaign … served as team captain as a senior at Culver Military Academy under coach Matt Bebling … also placed third at the 2008 state meet PERSONAL: Daniel J. Young was born May 12, 1991 in East Lansing, Mich. … has four brothers and two sisters … brother, Paul, was an NCAA qualifier last year at 165 pound for Indiana University … lists music and water sports among his hobbies … major is undeclared.

COLLIN WITTMEYER Freshman 184 Platte City, Mo./Platte County One of 21 freshmen on the roster ... one of two wrestlers on the squad from Missouri, along with Orion Ross. HIGH SCHOOL: Two-time Missouri state champion … placed fourth as a freshman and third as a sophomore … 51-3 record as a senior on his way to his second straight championship … honorable mention national ranking by WIN Magazine … all-times win leader at Platte County H.S. for coach Phil Dorman. PERSONAL: Collin Bryce Wittmeyer was born June 7, 1990 in Kansas City, Mo. … son of Mark and Pam Wittmeyer … has three siblings, Ashley, Brock and Daley … lists hunting and fishing among his hobbies … served as senior class president and wrote for the student newspaper … major is undeclared.

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2008-09 season in review

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OVERALL

2008-09 final statistics

WINS LOSSES

DUALS PCT.

WINS LOSSES PCT.

FALL/TF MAJOR BONUS

CAREER

2008-09 Recap Overall ...................10-6-2 EIWA ........................4-3-1 EIWA Tournament ...... 7th Home.......................3-1-1 Away ........................2-3-0 Neutral ....................5-2-1

Matt Kyler

40

7

.851

18

0

1.000

18/1

6

25

114-27

Richard Starks

33

6

.846

15

3

.833

1/4

4

9

76-19

Michael Sprigg

29

14

.674

13

5

.722

0/1

2

3

57-47

Casey Thome

25

11

.694

13

5

.722

6/1

7

14

58-27

2008-09 LEADERS

Lance Penhale

23

13

.638

6

4

.600

3/1

1

5

46-27

Ryan Mergen

20

15

.571

7

2

.777

2/2

4

8

48-36

Whitt Dunning

19

16

.542

7

6

.538

3/2

3

8

72-53

Rudy Chelednik

19

17

.527

8

7

.533

1/0

4

5

36-27

Casey Smith

16

2

.888

0

0

n/a

6/2

1

9

30-12

William Simpson

19

10

.655

0

0

n/a

3/1

2

6

87-53

HIGHEST WINNING PERCENTAGE OVERALL W-L Pct. Casey Smith 16-2 .888 Matt Kyler 40-7 .851 Richard Starks 33-6 .846 Kirk Landon 13-5 .722 Casey Thome 25-11 .694

Ryan Cook

14

9

.608

0

0

n/a

8/0

1

9

18-11

James Rafferty

14

13

.518

0

0

n/a

0/0

1

1

14-13

Kirk Landon

13

5

.722

0

0

n/a

5/2

3

10

18-8

Michael Gorman

11

18

.379

3

9

.250

3/1

2

5

11-18

John Drew

10

10

.500

0

3

.000

1/2

0

3

13-21

Davey Mason

9

7

.562

0

0

n/a

2/1

1

4

39-19

Orion Ross

9

7

.562

0

0

n/a

3/0

1

4

9-7

Dan Mills

8

9

.470

0

0

n/a

1/0

1

2

8-9

Jacob Vetter

8

14

.363

2

10

.166

0/1

3

4

20-22

Derek Stanley

6

4

.600

1

0

1.000

0/0

0

0

6-4

Garrett Hunter

5

3

.625

2

1

.667

0/0

0

0

12-4

Russell Bettencourt

5

9

.357

0

0

n/a

1/0

0

1

5-9

Robert Swan

4

3

.571

0

0

n/a

0/0

0

0

11-8

Ryan Johnson

4

3

.571

0

0

n/a

2/0

0

2

4-3

Tunde Osilaja

4

3

.571

0

1

.000

1/0

1

2

7-6

Elliott Boltz

4

5

.444

0

0

n/a

1/0

0

1

4-5

Connor McCarthy

4

7

.363

0

3

.000

3/0

0

3

4-7

Travis Coffey

3

8

.375

2

4

.333

1/0

0

1

3-8

Joshua Sandhaus

4

9

.307

0

2

.000

3/0

0

3

9-16

Tim Dean

2

6

.250

0

0

n/a

0/0

0

0

3-11

Ryan Martin

1

1

.500

0

0

n/a

0/0

0

0

2-3

Mark Adams

1

3

.250

0

0

n/a

0/0

1

1

3-7

T.J. Snukis

1

3

.250

0

1

.000

0/0

0

0

1-3

Brian Rowan

1

4

.200

0

0

n/a

0/0

0

0

18-19

Patrick Smith

0

1

.000

0

1

.000

0/0

0

0

7-6

Christopher Grill

0

7

.000

0

0

n/a

0/0

0

0

5-21

Wrestlers listed in italics are not returning

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HIGHEST WINNING PERCENTAGE DUAL W-L Pct. Matt Kyler 18-0 1.000 Derek Stanley 1-0 1.000 Richard Starks 15-3 .833 Ryan Mergen 7-2 .777 Casey Thome 13-5 .722 William Sprigg 13-5 .722 TECHNICAL FALLS Richard Starks Casey Smith Kirk Landon Ryan Mergen Whitt Dunning

No. 4 2 2 2 2

FALLS Matt Kyler Ryan Cook Casey Smith Casey Thome Kirk Landon

No. 18 8 6 6 5

MAJOR DECISIONS Casey Thome Matt Kyler Richard Starks Ryan Mergen Rudy Chelednik

No. 7 6 4 4 4

BONUS POINT WINS Matt Kyler Casey Thome Kirk Landon Casey Smith Richard Starks

No. 25 14 10 9 9


army wrestling DUAL MEET RESULTS NOV. 1, 2008 ARMY 19, MARYLAND 19 EDINBORO, PA. 125: Brendan Byrne (M) dec. Lance Penhale, 14-9 133: Steve Bell (M) maj. Whitt Dunning, 13-3 141: Alex Krom (M) dec. Casey Thome, 8-2 149: Matt Kyler (A) pin. Eric Medina, 4:38 157: Brian Rowan (A) dec. Kyle John, 2-1 165: Corey Peltier (M) dec. Chris Grill, 9-3 174: Ryan Mergen (A) maj. Matt MaClean, 16-2 184: Garrett Hunter (A) dec. Ryan Gray, 9-2 197: Hudson Taylor (M) pin. Richard Starks 2:22 285: Michael Sprigg (A) dec. Pat Gilmore, 6-5

NOV. 1, 2008 #15 EDINBORO 34, ARMY 7 EDINBORO, PA.

NOV. 1, 2008 ARMY 38, FINDLAY 6 EDINBORO, PA. 125: Lance Penhale (A) maj. Nickolaas Weisjahn, 14-6 133: Whitt Dunning (A) tech. Alex Shumaker, 20-5 (7:00) 141: Casey Thome (A) pin. Joshua Falk, 5:27 149: Matt Kyler (A) pin. Sean Dong, 1:56 157: Michael Lybarger (F) dec. Rudy Chelednik, 5-0 165: Justin Shannon (F) dec. Chris Grill, 9-2 174: Ryan Mergen (A) maj. Jeff Havelka, 10-2 184: Garrett Hunter (A) WBF 197: Richard Starks (A) maj. Dan Stevenson, 14-4 285: Michael Sprigg (A) dec. Dan Thoburn, 6-5

NOV. 18, 2008 ARMY 41, FRANKLIN & MARSHALL 3 WEST POINT, N.Y. 125: Lance Penhale (A) dec. Stephen Sabreen, 4-1 133: Whitt Dunning (A) pin. Matt Murray, 3:40 141: Casey Thome (A) maj. Al Gianforti, 14-2 149: Matt Kyler (A) pin. Jay Tracy, 2:31 157: Rudy Chelednik (A) tech. James DiNicola 15-0 (5:29) 165: Michael Gorman (A) pin. Anthony Bongarzone, 6:04 174: Justin Herbert (F) dec. Ryan Mergen, 2-1 184: Derek Stanley (A) dec. Jimmy Schulz, 7-1 197: Richard Starks (A) tech. Colin Ely, 15-0 (7:00) 285: Michael Sprigg (A) dec. Nico Somers, 4-2

NOV. 14, 2008 ARMY 21, BUCKNELL 15 LEWISBURG, PA.

JAN. 3, 2009 NORTH CAROLINA 23, ARMY 12 LONE STAR DUALS, ARLINGTON, TEXAS

125: Derek Reber (B) dec. Lance Penhale (A), 2-0 133: #14 David Marble (B) dec. Whitt Dunning (A), 6-4 (sv) 141: Casey Thome (A) maj. dec. Luke Chohany (B), 11-3 149: #9 Matthew Kyler (A) dec. Kevin LeValley (B), 10-3 157: Rudy Chelednik (A) maj. dec. Ryan Ochalek (B), 13-1 165: #14 Andy Rendos (B) fall Michael Gorman (A), 4:34 174: Ryan Mergen (A) dec. Shane Riccio (B), 5-2 184: David Thompson (B) dec. William Osilaja (A), 4-0 197: #16 Richard Starks (A) dec. Jay Hahn (B), 4-3 285 Michael Sprigg (A) maj. dec. Sean LoCurto (B), 19-8

125: Nick Shields (NC) dec. Travis Coffey, 8-7 133: Mike Rappo (NC) maj. Whitt Dunning, 11-0 141: Vincent Ramirez (NC) dec. Casey Thome, 10-3 149: William Simpson (A) WBF 157: #13 Matt Kyler (A) dec. Thomas Scotton, 5-1 165: #16 Keegan Mueller (NC) maj. Rudy Chelednik, 12-4 174: Ryan Mergen (A) dec. Ben Fiacco, 2-1 184: Daniel Llamas (NC) dec. Jacob Vetter, 8-2 197: Dennis Drury (NC) dec. #9 Richard Starks, 4-0 285: Justin Dobies (NC) dec. Michael Sprigg, 3-2

JAN. 3, 2009 ARMY 29, APPALACHIAN STATE 10 LONE STAR DUALS, ARLINGTON, TEXAS 125: Travis Coffey (A) dec. Andre Sifakis, 4-2 133: Whitt Dunning (A) dec. Frank Celorrio, 11-5 141: Casey Thome (A) dec. Mike Kessler, 8-2 149: #13 Matt Kyler (A) pin. Chip Powell, 1:21 157: Rudy Chelednik (A) dec. Alex Cook, 10-5 165: Kyle Blevins (APP) pin. Michael Gorman, 4:10 174: Ryan Mergen (A) dec. Antione Jones, 8-4 184: Dylan Temple (APP) maj. Jacob Vetter, 11-1 197: #9 Richard Starks (A) tech. David Printz, 16-1 (7:00) 285: Michael Sprigg (A) dec. Dustin Heiser, 10-4

JAN. 3, 2009 #7 MINNESOTA 26, ARMY 15 LONE STAR DUALS, ARLINGTON, TEXAS 125: #7 Zach Sanders (M) maj. Travis Coffey, 20-8 133: #6 Jayson Ness (M) pin. Whitt Dunning, 1:43 141: #6 Mike Thorn (M) dec. Casey Thome, 9-7 149: #13 Matt Kyler (A) pin. Brian Peterson, 3:38 157: #19 Tyler Safratowich (M) maj. Rudy Chelednik, 14-3 165: Matt Everson (M) pin. Michael Gorman, 4:32 174: Ryan Mergen (A) dec. Kaleb Young, 2-1 184: Sonny Yohn (M) dec. Jacob Vetter, 8-1 197: #9 Richard Starks (A) dec. Gordon Bierschenk, 3-1 285: Michael Sprigg (A) dec. Joe Nord, 8-5

JAN. 3, 2009 ARMY 31, STANFORD 13 LONE STAR DUALS, ARLINGTON, TEXAS 125: Travis Coffey (A) dec. Matt Sencebaugh, 6-3 133: Whitt Dunning (A) pin. Austin Quarles, 2:48 141: Casey Thome (A) maj. Cam Teitelman, 11-2 149: Matt Kyler (A) pin. Max Rosefi gura, 1:50 157: Lucas Espericueta (S) dec. Rudy Chelednik, 8-5 165: Nick Amuchastegui (S) pin. Michael Gorman, 2:07 174: Ryan Mergen (A) dec. Kyle Barrett, 5-3 184: Jake Johnson (S) maj. Jacob Vetter, 12-2 197: #9 Richard Starks (A) dec. Luke Feist, 4-3 285: Michael Sprigg (A) WBF

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JAN. 11, 2009 RUTGERS 20, ARMY 18 PISCATAWAY, N.J. 197: #13 Richard Starks (A) dec. Karim Mahmoud, 4-1 285: Michael Sprigg (A) dec. DJ Russo, 4-2 (ot) 125: Matt Fusco (R) dec. Travis Coffey, 8-2 133: Whitt Dunning (A) dec. Brian Bollette, 5-0 141: Casey Thome (A) dec. Trevor Melde, 7-2 149: #12 Matt Kyler (A) pin. David Greenwald, 1:28 157: #15 Scott Winston (R) tech. Rudy Chelednik, 19-3 165: Matt Pletcher (R) pin. Michael Gorman, 4:12 174: Mike Whalen (R) dec. Ryan Mergen, 3-1 184: McPaul Ogbonna (R) dec. Jacob Vetter, 3-2

JAN. 11, 2009 ARMY 28, BOSTON 15 PISCATAWAY, N.J. 197: John Hall (B) dec. #13 Richard Starks, 2-1 285: Michael Sprigg (A) dec. Jim Connors, 3-2 125: Travis Coffey (A) dec. Ryan Dowd, 8-4 133: Whitt Dunning (A) WBF 141: Casey Thome (A) maj. Ryan Goddu, 12-2 149: #12 Matt Kyler (A) pin. Mike Roberts, 4:53 157: Rudy Chelednik (A) dec. Carlo Fernandino, 9-7 165: Michael Gorman (A) dec. C.J. Inglin, 3-2 174: #20 Hunter Meys (B) pin. Ryan Mergen, :35 184: Mike Platco (B) pin. Jacob Vetter, 4:00

JAN. 11, 2009 ARMY 31, KING’S POINT 9 PISCATAWAY, N.J. 197: #13 Richard Starks (A) maj. Judd Connell, 12-2 285: #Michael Sprigg (A) maj. James Billings, 13-5 125: Jordan Alfaro (K) dec. Davey Mason, 5-2 133: Whitt Dunning (A) maj. Philip Greene, 14-0 141: Casey Thome (A) tech. Logan Little, 16-1 149: #12 Matt Kyler (A) dec. Dan Twito, 11-4 157: Rudy Chelednik (A) maj. Seth Ching , 8-0 165: Vincent Renaut (K) pin. T.J. Snukis, 5:54 174: Ryan Mergen (A) maj. Erik Schott, 13-0 184: Jacob Vetter (A) dec. Justin Diesel, 7-3

2008-09 results

125: Kyle Fluke (E) maj. Lance Penhale, 10-0 133: Rick Deubel (E) dec. Whitt Dunning, 7-2 141: Joel Webster (E) dec. Casey Thome, 7-2 149: Matt Kyler (A) maj. Torsten Gillespie, 10-0 157: Gregor Gillespie (E) def. Brian Rowan 165: Jarrod King (E) maj. Chris Grill, 13-3 174: Phillip Moricone (E) dec. Ryan Mergen, 7-1 184: Chris Honeycutt (E) tech. Garrett Hunter, 18-0, (6:02) 197: Richard Starks (A) dec. Patrick Bradshaw, 3-2 285: Joe Fendone (E) pin. Michael Sprigg, 1:30

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JAN. 23, 2009 ARMY 27, SACRED HEART 13 FAIRFIELD, CONN.

FEB. 14, 2009 LEHIGH 27, ARMY 12 BETHLEHEM, PA.

JAN. 16, 2009 NEW YORK STATE CHAMPIONSHIPS OSWEGO, N.Y.

174: Tim Dean (A) win by forfeit 184: Brandon Lapp (S) dec. Jacob Vetter, 7-3 197: #18 Richard Starks (A) maj. Ricky Eichenluab, 14-0 285: William Beiermeister (S) dec. Michael Sprigg, 5-3 (OT) 125: Lance Penhale (A) win by forfeit 133: Cory Dunn (S) maj. Connor McCarthy, 8-0 141: Casey Thome (A) maj. Chris Davis, 20-9 149: #14 Matt Kyler (A) maj. Anthony Priore, 9-1 157: Rudy Chelednik (A) dec. Jonathon Rizzitello, 11-5 165: Austin Alpaugh (S) dec. Michael Gorman, 16-12

125: Lance Penhale (A) inj. def. John McDonald, 2:38 133: Matt Fisk (L) pin. Connor McCarthy, 3:59 141: Seth Ciasulli (L) dec. Casey Thome, 4-2 149: #10 Matt Kyler dec. Trevor Chinn, 3-1 157: Sean Bilodeau (L) maj. Rudy Chelednik, 8-0 165: Mike Galante (L) maj. Michael Gorman, 20-7 174: Alex Caruso (L) dec. Jacob Vetter, 8-3 184: David Craig (L) maj. John Drew, 14-2 197: #20 Richard Starks (A) dec. Joe Kennedy, 4-1 (tb) 285: Zach Rey (L) dec. Michael Sprigg, 3-1

Team Finish: 2nd of 18, 162.5 points Top Finishers: Matt Kyler (149) -- 1st place Richard Starks (197) -- 1st place Casey Thome (141) -- 1st place Ryan Mergen (174) -- 2nd place Michael Spriggs (285) -- 2nd place Whitt Dunning (133) -- 2nd place William Simpson (141) -- 3rd place Lance Penhale (125) -- 4th place Rudy Chelednick (157) -- 5th place Jonathan Drew (184) -- 5th place Matt Kyler -- Outstanding Wrestler

FEB. 21, 2009 NAVY 26, ARMY 9 WEST POINT, N.Y.

FEB. 7, 2009 ACADEMY CHAMPIONSHIPS LEXINGTON, VA.

125: Prescott Garner (N) dec. Lance Penhale, 3-2 133: Joe Baker (N) maj. Whitt Dunning, 12-2 141: Matt Pagan (N) inj. def. Casey Thome (4:23) 149: #10 Matt Kyler (A) dec. #7 Bryce Saddoris, 2-1 (tb) 157: Joel Ahern (N) dec. Rudy Chelednik, 10-4 165: Matt DeMichiel (N) dec. Brian Rowan, 5-3 174: #20 Luke Rebertus (N) dec. Jacob Vetter, 11-4 184: Casey Caldwell (N) maj. Patrick Smith, 16-3 197:#20 Richard Starks (A) dec. Phillip Neese, 5-3 285: Michael Sprigg (A) dec. Tyler Moyer, 5-2

Team Finish: 2nd of 8, 90 points Top Finishers: Matt Kyler (149) -- 1st place Richard Starks (197) -- 1st place Michael Sprigg (285) -- 1st place Casey Thome (141) -- 1st place Rudy Chelednik (157) -- 1st place Lance Penhale (125) -- 3rd place John Drew (133) -- 3rd place Jacob Vetter (174) -- 4th

2008-09 results

JAN. 25, 2009 ARMY 21, BROWN 16 WEST POINT, N.Y. 165: Jeff Lemmer (B) dec. Michael Gorman, 12-5 (ot) 174: Bran Crudden (B) pin. Tim Dean, 3:47 184: Matt Gevelinger (B) maj. John Drew, 14-6 197: #18 Richard Starks (A) dec. Branden Stearns, 7-0 285: Michael Sprigg (A) maj. Zach Zdrada, 11-3 125: Lance Penhale (A) dec. Greg Einfrank, 4-3 133: Ross Baldwin (B) dec. Josh Sandhaus (A), 7-2 141: Casey Thome (A) dec. Steve Delorenzo, 2-0 149: #12 Matt Kyler (A) tech. Dave Foxen, 16-1 (5:20) 157: Rudy Chelednik (A) dec. Bryan Tracy, 2-1

JAN. 25, 2009 ARMY 30, HARVARD 11 WEST POINT, N.Y. 165: Michael Gorman (A) dec. Mike Sandler, 7-4 174: Bryan Panzano (H) dec. Tim Dean, 7-2 184: Jacob Vetter (A) dec. Pat Ziemnik, 6-3 197: #18 Richard Starks (A) tech. Sean Murphy, 21-5 (6:30) 285: Michael Sprigg (A) dec. Spencer DeSena, 7-3 125: Lance Penhale win by forfeit 133: Tom Picarsic (H) maj. Josh Sandhaus, 12-2 141: Casey Thome (A) pin. Fermin Mendez, 1:48 149: #12 Matt Kyler (A) maj. Walter Peppleman, 11-0 157: #4 J.P. O’Connor (H) maj. Rudy Chelednik, 12-2

FEB. 13, 2009 ARMY 15, EAST STROUDSBURG 15 WEST POINT, N.Y. 285: Chris Birchler (E) dec. Michael Sprigg, 7-3 125: Lance Penhale (A) dec. David Luthy, 6-1 133: Matt Swallow (E) dec. Connor McCarthy, 8-1 141: Casey Thome (A) dec. Matt Rizzo, 9-5 149: #10 Matt Kyler (A) dec. Scott Heckman, 11-4 157: Rudy Chelednik (A) dec. Ken Monarque, 3-0 165: Thad Frick (E) dec. Michael Gorman, 10-3 174: Jeff Jacobs (E) dec. Jacob Vetter, 3-2 184: Ed Ebewo (E) dec. John Drew, 12-7 197: #20 Richard Starks (A) dec. Shane Mallory, 6-5

TOURNMAENT RESULTS NOV. 8, 2008 OKLAHOMA-GOLD CLASSIC BROCKPORT, N.Y. Team Finish: 6th of 8, 77 points Top Finishers: Matt Kyler (149) -- 2nd place Richard Starks (197) -- 2nd place Whitt Dunning (133) -- 4th place Garrett Hunter (184) -- 4th place Lance Penhale (125) -- 5th place Michael Sprigg (285) -- 5th place Ryan Mergen (174) -- 5th place

MARCH 7-8, 2009 EIWA CHAMPIONSHIPS PHILADELPHIA, PA. Team Finish: 7th of 14, 50 points Top Finishers: Matt Kyler (149) -- 2nd place Richard Starks (197) -- 2nd place William Simpson (141) -- 4th place

MARCH 19-22, 2009 NCAA CHAMPIONSHIPS ST. LOUIS, MO. Team Finish: 50th, 5 points NCAA Qualifiers: Matt Kyler (149) Richard Starks (197) William Simpson (141)

NOV. 22, 2008 BODY BAR INVITATIONAL ITHACA, N.Y. Team Finish: tied 4th of 11, 81.5 points Top Finishers: Matt Kyler (149) -- 2nd place Richard Starks (197) -- 2nd place Ryan Mergern (174) -- 3rd place Casey Thome (141) -- 4th place William Simpson (141) -- 5th place Whitt Dunning (133) -- 6th place Derek Stanley (184) -- 6th place

DEC. 6-7, 2008 CLIFF KEEN LAS VEGAS INVITATIONAL LAS VEGAS, NEV. Team Finish: 17th of 49, 54 points Top Finishers: Richard Starks (197) -- 2nd place Matt Kyler (149) -- 7th place

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army wrestling since provided formal structure for the EIWA, which now functions as an allied entity of the ECAC. “The Easterns” have survived both as the oldest intercollegiate wrestling organization and as a unique athletic event with unusually widespread spectator appeal. Today, membership in the EIWA numbers 13 schools — American, Army, Brown, Columbia, Cornell, East Stroudsburg, Franklin & Marshall, Harvard, Lehigh, Navy, Pennsylvania, Princeton and Rutgers. Both Yale and William & Mary were members into the mid-1990s, but Yale decided to drop wrestling and William & Mary opted for another conference. Following the 199697 season, Wilkes University announced it would be moving back to the Division III level after a 22-year stint in the EIWA. Army joined the EIWA in 1941, when George Welles became its first placewinner, finishing third at 155 pounds. It was three more years before the Black Knights had their first champions in the persons of Dave Wood in the 165-pound weight class and Joe Stanowicz at heavyweight. Stanowicz, the runnerup to Navy’s Shuford Swift the previous year, also won the heavyweight title in 1945. Army’s most recent EIWA champion is Matt Kyler, who won the 141-pound final in 2008 on his way to an All-American honors. The Black Knights had two second-place finishers last season. Army has won the team championship only once, in 1987 when it finished 18.5 points ahead of runner-up Navy. The Black Knights have finished second on four other occasions: 1944, 1945, 1946 and 1969.

2009 EIWA TOURNAMENT RESULTS (NUMBER OF CHAMPIONS IN PARENTHESIS) 1. 2. T3. T3. 5. 6. 7. 8. 9. 10. 11. 12. 13. 14.

Cornell (4) ...........................................138 Lehigh (2)............................................103 Penn ......................................................79 Bucknell ................................................79 Navy (2) .................................................70 American (1) .........................................68 Army ......................................................50 Harvard ..............................................48.5 Rutgers............................................... 47.5 Columbia (1) .........................................43 Brown .................................................34.5 East Stroudsburg...............................15.5 Franklin & Marshall .............................8.5 Princeton................................................. 3

2009 EIWA CHAMPIONSHIP FINALS 125: Troy Nickerson (Cornell) dec. Rollie Pererkin (Penn), 5-2 133: Joe Baker (Mavy) dec. Mike Grey (Cornell), 5-3 141: Seth Ciasulli (Lehigh) dec. Corey Jantzen (Harvard), 4-3 149: Bryce Saddoris (Navy) dec. Matt Kyler (Army), 5-4, tb 157: Jordan Leen (Cornell) dec. J.P. O”Connor (Harvard), 8-2 165: Mac Lewnes )(Conrell) dec. Andy Rendos (Bucknell), 5-3 174: Mike Cannon (American) dec. Steve Anceravage (Cornell), 3-1, sv 184: David Craig (lehigh) dec. Justin Kerber (Cornell), 4-0 197: Cam Simaz (Cornell) med. Richard Starks (Army) 285: Ryan Flores (Columbia) dec. Zach Ray (Lehigh), 6-1, sv

EIWA TEAM CHAMPIONS Year 1905 1906 1907 1908 1909 1910 1911 1912 1913 1914 1915 1916 1917 1918 1919 1920 1921 1922 1923 1924 1925 1926 1927 1928 1929 1930 1931

Team ............................Points Yale (6)............................ N/A Yale (3).................................7 Yale (3).............................. 12 Yale (4).............................. 13 Yale (3).............................. 13 Cornell (3)......................... 11 Princeton (4) .....................17 Cornell (5)......................... 23 Cornell (3)......................... 27 Cornell (5)......................... 25 Cornell (3)......................... 24 Cornell (3)......................... 24 Cornell (5)......................... 32 Penn State (6) .................. 34 Penn State (2) .................. 23 Penn State (3) .................. 23 Penn State (3) .................. 24 Cornell (3)......................... 19 Cornell (2)..........................17 Penn State (3) .................. 22 Penn State (4) .................. 24 Cornell (2)......................... 20 Lehigh/Yale (tie)............... 14 Lehigh (2) ......................... 20 Lehigh (1) ......................... 26 Cornell (3)......................... 22 Lehigh (3) ......................... 38

1932 1933 1934 1935 1936 1937 1938 1939 1940 1941 1942 1943 1944 1945 1946 1947 1948 1949 1950 1951 1952 1953 1954 1955 1956 1957 1958 1959

Lehigh (3) ......................... 29 Lehigh (2) ......................... 30 Lehigh (1) ......................... 24 Lehigh (2) ......................... 23 Penn State (3) .................. 31 Penn State (5) .................. 35 Lehigh (3) ......................... 25 Lehigh (4) ......................... 29 Lehigh (2) ......................... 21 Princeton/Yale ................ 21 Penn State (3) .................. 30 Navy (5) ............................ 29 Navy (3) ............................ 32 Navy (3) ............................ 35 Navy (1) ............................ 21 Lehigh (2) ......................... 21 Lehigh (2) ......................... 25 Syracuse (3) ..................... 35 Syracuse (3) ..................... 32 Penn State (2) .................. 28 Penn State (3) .................. 33 Penn State (2) .................. 31 Pittsburgh (3) ................... 37 Pittsburgh (3) ....................51 Pittsburgh (3) ....................74 Penn State (3) ...................74 Cornell (2)......................... 64 Lehigh (3) ......................... 64

1960 1961 1962 1963 1964 1965 1966 1967 1968 1969 1970 1971 1972 1973 1974 1975 1976 1977 1978 1979 1980 1981 1982 1983 1984 1985 1986 1987

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Penn State/Pitt (tie)......... 66 Lehigh (3) ......................... 88 Lehigh (6) ......................... 96 Syracuse (1) ..................... 70 Lehigh (2) ......................... 58 Syracuse (2) ..................... 65 Lehigh (3) ......................... 85 Lehigh (2) ......................... 85 Navy (3) ............................ 92 Navy (5) ............................ 83 Navy (6) .......................... 103 Penn State (4) .................. 89 Navy (3) ............................ 92 Penn State (4) ............. 117.5 Navy (2) .......................... 135 Lehigh (7) ....................172.5 Lehigh (5) ....................152.5 Lehigh (4) ....................... 155 Princeton (2) ............ 110.25 Lehigh (3) ................. 118.25 Lehigh (6) ................. 155.75 Syracuse (4) ............. 159.75 Navy (3) .................... 133.75 Lehigh (5) ....................146.5 Navy (1) .................... 118.25 Lehigh (3) .......................120 Navy (1) .................... 121.25 Army (1) ..................135.25

1988 1989 1990 1991 1992 1993 1994 1995 1996 1997 1998 1999 2000 2001 2002 2003 2004 2005 2006 2007 2008 2009

Lehigh (3) ....................124.5 Syracuse (2) ................116.5 Navy (3) .....................131.75 Syracuse (3) ...................125 Cornell (4)....................... 136 Cornell (5)..................127.25 Syracuse (3) ............. 105.25 Lehigh (3) ....................... 124 Penn (3) .......................144.5 Penn (6) .......................... 183 Penn (2) .......................136.5 Penn (5) .......................166.5 Lehigh (4) ....................... 157 Harvard (2 ) ....................123 Lehigh (2) ....................131.5 Lehigh (5) ....................... 138 Lehigh (3) ....................... 145 Lehigh (3) ....................133.5 Lehigh (3) .......................129 Cornell (2)....................125.5 Cornell (1).......................128 Cornell (4)....................... 138

NOTE: Number in parenthesis indicates number of individual champions winning team had.

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The Eastern Intercollegiate Wrestling Association (EIWA), as it is known today, had its beginning in 1904, when “the wireless and the automobile were still unproven innovations and the airplane merely a curiosity.” Then, students from a number of schools in the East met and proposed the creation of a group whose responsibility it would be to organize intercollegiate wrestling as a formal sport. One year later, wrestlers from Columbia, Pennsylvania, Princeton and Yale competed in the first EIWA tournament. Under the management of J. Edward Weisenfluh, a student at Penn, the first tournament was held April 7, 1905, in the Gymnasium of Weightman Hall on the Penn campus in Philadelphia. At this first meeting, the Intercollegiate Wrestling Association was born. Thereafter, three meetings were held each year, once just before the tournament, once just after the meet, and once in October at which a new tourney site was selected. No team scoring was kept at the first EIWA tournament in 1905. All that was recorded was the total number of bouts won by each wrestler in the following weight classes: 115, 125, 135, 145, 158, 175 and heavyweight. Based on that system, Yale won, followed in order by Columbia, Princeton and Pennsylvania. Remaining strictly a student organization for 35 years, the group gradually assumed the name “Eastern” to distinguish itself from the faculty-contolled “Western” Association, now known as the Big Ten. Ultimately, after the 1939 meet, the students capitulated to faculty control, and the Eastern College Athletic Conference, organized in 1938, has

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1941 George Welles, 3rd (155)

1957 Gerald Weisenseel, 4th (130)

1943 Glenn Ingwersen, 2nd (155) Joe Stanowicz, 2nd (Hwt)

1958 Gerald Weisenseel, 4th (123)

1944 George Fee, 2nd (145) Bob Land, 2nd (175) Joe Stanowicz, 1st (Hwt) Gale Stockdale, 3rd (155) Dave Wood, 1st (165)

all-time eiwa placewinners

1945 Bob Land, 1st (175) Joe Stanowicz, 1st (Hwt) Gale Stockdale, 2nd (165) 1946 John Green, 2nd (Hwt) Bob Land, 1st (175) John Mock, 3rd (145) Ralph Raabe, 1st (121) Gale Stockdale, 3rd (165) 1947 Ralph Raabe, 2nd (121) Stan Thevenet, 1st (155) 1948 Vernon Finley, 3rd (175) Ralph Raabe, 2nd (128) Stan Thevenet, 1st (155) 1949 Dean Mulder, 4th (165) Ralph Raabe, 2nd (128) 1950 Dean Mulder, 3rd (165) Don Swygert, 4th (155) 1951 Robert Karns, 2nd (123) Dean Mulder, 4th (167) Al Paulekas, 3rd (177) Don Swygert, 3rd (157) 1952 Robert Karns, 4th (123) Al Paulekas, 1st (177) Gerald Tebben, 3rd (167) 1953 James Karns, 4th (147) Robert Karns, 3rd (123) Al Paulekas, 1st (177) Gerald Tebben, 2nd (167) 1954 Gerald Lodge, 4th (Hwt) Gerald Tebben, 4th (167) Dale Ward, 3rd (157) 1955 Gerald Tebben, 3rd (167) Dale Ward, 2nd (157)

1959 Arthur Bair, 4th (177) John Hyde, 4th (147) Bob Novogratz, 3rd (Hwt) Gerald Weisenseel, 4th (130) 1960 Warren Glenn, 4th (147) Al Rushatz, 1st (177) 1961 Melvin Kriesel, 4th (167) Mike Natvig, 2nd (147) Ray Nickla, 4th (191) Al Rushatz, 2nd (177) 1962 Dale Kuhns, 2nd (Hwt) Mike Natvig, 2nd (157) Ray Nickla, 2nd (191) Al Rushatz, 2nd (167) 1963 Mike Natvig, 1st (147) Edwin Winborn, 4th (137) 1964 Tom Abraham, 4th (191) Bob Robbins, 4th (130) Mark Scureman, 2nd (137) Bob Steenlage, 4th (123) Gwynn Vaughan, 4th (177) 1965 Tom Abraham, 2nd (191) Mark Scureman, 2nd (147) Ed Sharkness, 3rd (157) Bob Steenlage, 1st (130) 1966 Russell Baker, 3rd (160) Jim Harter, 2nd (177) Roger Heimann, 4th (167) Bob Robbins, 1st (145) Bob Steenlage, 2nd (130)

1970 William McBeth, 4th (150) Ray Ritacco, 4th (177) 1971 Sal Federico, 3rd (190) Mark Grunseth, 4th (167) Jerry Hamilton, 3rd (118) Bill James, 2nd (142) Dale Morgan, 3rd (Hwt) Ray Ritacco, 3rd (177) 1972 Michael Alden, 6th (Hwt) Larry Baltezore, 5th (118) Nage Damas, 4th (167) Bill James, 4th (134) Dale Morgan, 2nd (190) 1973 Mike Campo, 5th (142) Nage Damas, 4th (177) Mark Grunseth, 2nd (158) Jim McArdle, 5th (126) Tom Trettin, 4th (Hwt.) 1974 Charles Allen, 5th (134) Dorian Anderson, 5th (158) 1975 Charles Allen, 6th (142) Jack Schoonover, 3rd (134) 1976 Charles Allen, 2nd (134) Carey Field, 6th (150) Bob Matzelle, 4th (190) 1977 Tom Coleman, 5th (118) Bob Matzelle, 2nd (Hwt) Rich McPhee, 4th (177) 1978 Tom Coleman, 6th (118) Rich McPhee, 4th (177) Paul Sullivan, 6th (150) 1979 Tom Coleman, 6th (126) Mark Palzer, 4th (118)

1967 Jim Harter, 1st (177) Roger Heimann, 3rd (160) Paul Raglin, 4th (Hwt)

1980 Dave McDonald, 6th (142) Mark Palzer, 4th (118) Ed Wohlwender, 3rd (150)

1968 John Dinger, 3rd (167) Jim Harter, 2nd (177) Mike Nardotti, 3rd (160)

1981 Doug Graham, 6th (177) Dave Hagg, 2nd (167) Mark Palzer, 2nd (126) Bob Turner, 6th (118)

1969 Jim Byrnes, 2nd (137) Mark Hoffman, 2nd (152) Bill McBeth, 2nd (145) Kurt Meyer, 4th (Hwt) Mike Nardotti, 3rd (160) Greg Smith, 2nd (167)

1982 Larry Beisel, 4th (Hwt) Chris Johnson, 3rd (158) Tom Kilmer, 4th (177) Mark Palzer, 4th (126) Dan Parietti, 4th (190) Bob Turner, 3rd (118)

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1983 Larry Beisel, 4th (Hwt) Bob Turner, 2nd (118) Ed Wohlwender, 3rd (150) 1984 Chris Greer, 6th (134) Dan Parietti, 5th (Hwt) Mike Parietti, 5th (142) Dan Sullivan, 6th (158) 1985 Mike French, 4th (150) Cliff Harris, 3rd (177) Mark Johnson, 3rd (Hwt) Todd Messitt, 5th (134) Darrel Nerove, 6th (142) Dan Parietti, 2nd (190) Dennis Semmel, 1st (126) Dan Sullivan, 2nd (158) 1986 Dan Costigan, 3rd (190) Cliff Harris, 4th (177) Dave McCormick, 2nd (167) Darrel Nerove, 3rd (142) John Rippley, 3rd (158) Dennis Semmel, 1st (126) 1987 Dave Bottcher, 4th (Hwt) Dan Costigan, 3rd (190) Mike French, 3rd (150) Cliff Harris, 2nd (177) Won Kim, 5th (134) Paul Kuznick, 3rd (118) Dave McCormick, 2nd (167) Todd Messitt, 1st (126) Darrel Nerove, 2nd (142) John Rippley, 4th (158) 1988 Dave Bottcher, 1st (Hwt) Charles Hartford, 3rd (167) Paul Kuznik, 2nd (126) John Rippley, 3rd (158) 1989 Brian Bartos, 5th (142) Mike Ferrari, 4th (134) Nick Mauldin, 5th (158) John Rippley, 1st (167) Stephen Shone, 6th (150) 1990 Bill Barrow, 3rd (177) Mike Ferrari, 4th (134) Nick Mauldin, 1st (158) Alex Porcelli, 6th (190) Brian Schoemaker, 4th (167) Dave Warnick, 2nd (126) 1991 Jacob Garcia, 2nd (167) Nick Mauldin, 1st (158) E.J. Pasteur, 5th (Hwt) Scott Tucker, 4th (118) Dave Warnick, 2nd (126) T.J. Wright, 2nd (177)

1992 Jacob Garcia, 3rd (167) Todd Nilson, 5th (126) Simon Reese, 3rd (177) Scott Tucker, 3rd (118) Jack Vantress, 4th (142) Dave Warnick, 2nd (134) T.J. Wright, 3rd (190) 1993 Rob Harris, 4th (158) Matthew Orr, 6th (118) Simon Reese, 2nd (167) Dave Warnick, 6th (142) T.J. Wright, 6th (177) 1994 Kevin Hare, 6th (126) Rob Harris, 5th (167) Matt Marciniak, 3rd (158) Romy O’Daniel, 3rd (177) Bill Sjolinder, 3rd (Hwt) Todd Thornburg, 4th (118) 1995 Brad Fenske, 5th (142) Mike Kreh, 6th (190) Matt Marciniak, 1st (158) Romy O’Daniel, 3rd (167) Bill Sjolinder, 6th (Hwt) 1996 Brad Fenske, 3rd (142) Kevin Hare, 5th (134) Mike Kreh, 3rd (177) Todd Kuehnlein, 3rd (Hwt) Pat Maginn, 4th (190) Eric McAllister, 3rd (150) 1997 Stein Edwards, 6th (134) Brad Fenske, 2nd (142) Pat Maginn, 6th (190) Todd Thornburg, 5th (126) Dave Wimberly, 6th (177) Troy Yegge, 5th (158) 1998 Stein Edwards, 4th (134) Dennis Lockhart, 5th (190) Pat Maginn, 4th (Hwt) Jarret Mathews, 4th (142) Jerry Thomas, 4th (126) Maurice Worthy, 3rd (158) Troy Yegge, 6th (150) 1999 Jeremy Singleton, 6th (149) Troy Yegge, 3rd (165) 2000 Brett Gendron, 5th (125) John Paxton, 6th (197) Maurice Worthy, 3rd (174) Troy Yegge, 3rd (165) 2001 Brett Gendron, 5th (125) Eric Miller, 6th (149) Maurice Worthy, 1st (174)


army wrestling 2002 Jeremy Conner, 4th (157) T.J. Grider, 6th (133) Matt Magennis, 4th (125) Phillip Simpson, 2nd (141) 2003 Jeremy Conner, 4th (157) Bernard Gardner, 3rd (133) John Paxton, 3rd (HWT.) Phillip Simpson, 1st (141) 2004 Luke Calvert, 6th (184) Bernard Gardner, 4th (133) Andy Henry, 5th (125) Kurt Pryor, 4th (165) Phillip Simpson, 1st (157)

2006 William Simpson, 4th (125) Frankie Baughan, 6th (133) Patrick Simpson, 3rd (149) Brian Rowan, 6th (157) Jon Anderson, 3rd (165) Chad Marrzec, 6th (174) Charles Martin, 3rd (197) Michael Sprigg, 6th (HWT) 2007 Fernando Martinez, 4th (125)

Matthew Kyler, 2nd (141) Christian Snook, 5th (157) Nathan Thobaben, 3rd (HWT)

125 1. Troy Nickerson, Cornell 2. Rollie Peterkin, Penn 3. Derek Reber, Bucknell 4.. Greg Einfank, Brown 5. Prescott Garner, Navy 6. John McDonald, Lehigh 133 1. Joe Baker, Navy 2. Mike Grey, Cornell 3. Matt Fisk, Lehigh 4. David Marble, Bucknell 5. Bryan Ortenzio, Penn 6. Jasen Borshoff, American 141 1. Seth Ciasulli, Lehigh 2. Corey Jantzen, Harvard 3. Richard Rappo, Penn 4. William Simpson, Army 5. Trevor Melde, Rutgers 6. Matt Mariacher, American 149 1. Bruce Saddoris, Navy 2. Matt Kyler, Army 3. Kyle Borshoff, American 4. Trevor Chinn, Lehigh 5. Cesar Grajales, Penn 6. Kevin LeValley, Bucknell 157 1. Jordan Leen, Cornell 2. J.P. O’Connor, Harvard 3. Scott Winston, Rutgers 4. Matt Dragon, Penn 5. Derek Sickles, Columbia 6. Scott Sechler, Bucknell

165 1. Mack Lewnes, Cornell 2. Andrew Rendos, Bucknell 3. Mike Galante, Lehigh 4. Matt Pletcher, Rutgers 5. Matt DeMichiel, Navy 6. Chris Stout, American 174 1. Mike Cannon, American 2. Steve Anceravage, Cornell 3. Shane Riccio, Bucknell 4. Alex Caruso, Lehigh 5. Luke Rebertus, Navy 6. Scott Griffin, Penn 184 1. David Craig, Lehigh 2. Dustin Kerber, Cornell 3. Louis Caputo, Harvard 4. Matt Gevelinger, Brown 5. Dave Thompson, Bucknell 6. Casey Caldwell, Navy 197 1. Cam Simaz, Cornell 2. Richard Starks, Army 3. Lou Miller, Columbia 4. Brad Stearns, Brown 5. Andy Silber, American 6. Thomas Shovlin, Penn 285 1. Ryan Flores, Columbia 2. Zach Rey, Lehigh 3. Chris Birchler, ESU 4. D.J. Russo, Rutgers 5. Zach Hammon, Cornell 6. Trey McLean, Penn

2008 Fernando Martinez, 2nd (125)

Matthew Kyler, 1st (141) Christian Snook, 4th (157) Richard Starks, 4th (197) Scott Ferguson, 2nd (184) Nathan Thobaben, 3rd (HWT) 2009 Matthew Kyler, 2nd (149) William Simpson, 4th (141) Richard Starks, 2nd (197)

Wins Losses Ties Years 134 19 0 2001-05 126 49 0 1993-97 115 30 1 1989-93 114 27 0 2006110 29 5 1987-91 106 39 0 1991-95 103 43 0 1994-98 102 20 0 1983-86 99 12 0 1997-01 94 28 1 1985-89

MOST WINS/SEASON Name Wins Losses Ties Season 1. Matt Kyler 43 8 0 2007-08 2. Brad Fenske 42 9 0 1995-96 3. Brad Fenske 41 10 0 1996-97 Todd Thornburg 41 14 0 1996-97 5. Matt Kyler 40 7 0 2008-09 6. Dave Warnick 37 8 1 1990-91 Phillip Simpson 37 8 0 2001-02 Phillip Simpson 37 3 0 2002-03 9. John Rippley 36 5 0 1988-89 Patrick Simpson 36 9 0 2005-06 11. Dennis Semmel 35 4 0 1985-86 Fernando Martinez35 7 0 2007-08 Bill Barrow 35 11 0 1989-90

MOST PINS/CAREER Name 1. Dave Warnick 2. Phillip Simpson 3. Matt Kyler 3. Maurice Worthy 4. Brad Fenske 5. Mark Palzer John Paxton 7. Nathan Thobaben 8. Mike French 9. David Wimberly 10. Troy Yegge

Pins 58 54 38 35 34 33 33 30 25 23 22

Years 1989-93 2001-05 20061997-01 1993-97 1978-82 1999-03 2004-08 1983-87 1994-98 1996-00

MOST PINS/SEASON Name 1. Dave Warnick 2. Phillip Simpson 3. Matt Kyler 4. Dave Warnick 5. Nathan Thobaben 6. Matt Kyler John Paxton Maurice Worthy 9. Brad Fenske Mark Palzer 11. Dave Bottcher Brad Fenske Phillip Simpson

ARMY AT THE EIWA CHAMPIONSHIPS (Last 10 Years) 2008-09 ..................7th 2007-08 ...................3rd 2006-07 ...................8th 2005-06 ..................6th 2004-05 ..................7th 2003-04 ..................5th 2002-03 ..................4th 2001-02...................7th 2000-01...................9th 1999-00...................7th

MOST WINS/CAREER Name 1. Phillip Simpson 2. Brad Fenske 3. Dave Warnick 4. Matt Kyler 5. Nick Mauldin 6. Matt Marciniak 7. Jarret Mathews 8. Dennis Semmel 9. Maurice Worthy 10. John Rippley

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Season 1989-90 2001-02 2008-09 1990-91 2007-08 2007-08 2002-03 1999-00 1996-97 1981-82 1987-88 1995-96 2004-05

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Opponent Air Force Albany American Appalachian St. Arizona Statte Ashland Ball State Binghamton Bloomsburg Boston College Boston University Brigham Young Brockport Brooklyn Tech Brown Bucknell Buffalo Cal. Poly Cal. State-Bakersfield Carson-Newman Central Connecticut Chattanooga Cincinnati Citadel, The Clarion Clarkson Clemson Coast Guard Colgate Columbia Connecticut Cornell College (Iowa) Cornell Cortland C.W. Post Davidson Delaware State Delware Valley Drake Drexel Duke Eastern Michigan East Stroudsburg Edinboro Elizabethtown Fairleigh Dickinson Findlay Franklin & Marshall Fullerton State George Washington Georgia Grand Canyon Harvard Hofstra Illinois Indiana Indiana State Iowa Iowa State Ithaca James Madison Johns Hopkins Keene State Kent Kings College Kutztown Lafayette Lehigh Liberty Lock Haven Lycoming Manhattan Mankato State Maritime College (Mass.) Maritime College (N.J.)

M 7 1 2 1 1 3 1 5 8 3 7 1 5 1 21 8 3 2 1 1 5 2 1 1 7 1 3 14 5 57 1 5 29 2 2 2 1 1 1 10 1 1 18 2 1 1 1 31 1 1 1 1 31 15 2 1 1 3 3 3 7 1 2 1 1 1 14 64 1 4 2 2 2 4 1

W L 7 0 1 0 2 0 1 0 0 1 1 2 1 0 5 0 4 4 3 0 4 3 1 0 2 3 1 0 14 5 8 0 1 2 0 2 0 1 0 1 5 0 1 1 1 0 1 0 4 2 1 0 3 0 14 0 5 0 50 6 1 0 0 5 17 11 2 0 2 0 2 0 1 0 0 1 0 1 5 5 1 0 1 0 14 3 0 2 1 0 1 0 1 0 23 7 1 0 1 0 1 0 1 0 21 10 5 9 1 1 0 1 0 1 1 2 0 3 3 0 5 2 1 0 2 0 0 1 1 0 1 0 12 2 9 52 1 0 1 3 2 0 2 0 0 2 4 0 1 0

T 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 2 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 1 0 0 0 0 1 0 0 1 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 1 0 0 0 0 1 0 0 0 0 0 1 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 3 0 0 0 0 0 0 0

Pct. 1.000 1.000 1.000 1.000 .000 .333 1.000 1.000 .500 1.000 .571 1.000 .400 1.000 .714 1.000 .333 .000 .000 .000 1.000 .500 1.000 1.000 .643 1.000 1.000 1.000 1.000 .886 1.000 .000 .603 1.000 1.000 1.000 1.000 .000 .000 .500 1.000 1.000 .805 .000 1.000 1.000 1.000 .758 1.000 1.000 1.000 1.000 .677 .367 .500 .000 .000 .333 .000 1.000 .714 1.000 1.000 .000 1.000 1.000 .857 .164 1.000 .250 1.000 1.000 .000 1.000 1.000

Last Dual 1993-94 (27-9) 1982-83 (30-10) 2004-05 (39-10) 2008-09 (29-10) 2007-08 (13-22) 1976-77 (17-26) 1967-68 (28-13) 2003-04 (36-6) 2002-03 (22-16) 1997-98 (45-6) 2008-09 (28-15) 1986-87 (20-18) 1977-78 (8-24) 1943-44 (26-10) 2008-09 (21-16) 2008-09 (21-15) 1973-74 (14-20) 1972-73 (9-35) 2003-04 (9-28) 1998-99 (24-26) 1990-91 (26-6) 2005-06 (9-25) 1971-72 (20-14) 2002-03 (24-13) 1992-93 (19-19) 1980-81 (40-3) 1994-95 (18-14) 1987-88 (51-0) 1981-82 (42-6) 2006-07 (21-13) 1979-80 (47-4) 1946-47 (2-27) 1993-94 (23-8) 1986-87 (45-6) 1982-83 (30-14) 1929-30 (27-3) 1990-91 (56-0) 2007-08 (18-20) 1972-73 (13-21) 2001-02 (10-31) 1974-75 (30-11) 2004-05 (24-15) 2008-09 (15-15) 2008-09 (34-7) 1971-72 (33-11) 1986-87 (55-0) 2008-09 (21-3) 2008-09 (41-3) 1983-84 (33-11) 1980-81 (41-5) 1976-77 (25-15) 2007-08 (53-3) 2008-09 (30-11) 2006-07 (0-41) 1960-61 (11-17) 1929-30 (6-26) 1972-73 (10-25) 1968-69 (11-18) 1969-70 (7-25) 1989-90 (26-16) 1999-00 (22-14) 1934-35 (38-0) 1982-83 (43-5) 1974-75 (19-21) 1982-83 (46-3) 1997-98 (45-4) 1987-88 (33-10) 2008-09 (12-27) 1989-90 (27-13) 2002-03 (16-21) 1982-83 (30-11) 1991-92 (42-5) 1972-73 (14-21) 1978-79 (29-6) 1976-77 (38-6)

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Opponent M W Maritime College (N.Y.) 4 4 Maryland 21 8 Massachusetts 7 6 MIT 6 6 Merchant Marine 5 5 Mercyhurst 1 1 Michigan 1 0 Middle Tennessee 1 1 Millersville 2 2 Minnesota 5 1 Missouri 1 0 Montclair State 8 6 Muhlenburg 4 4 Navy 53 5 Nebraska 1 0 Nebraska-Kearney 1 1 New Hampshire 2 2 New Jersey, College of 1 0 NYU 4 4 North Carolina 9 2 North Carolina State 4 2 Northeast Missouri State 1 1 Northern Iowa 2 0 Notre Dame 1 1 Ohio 2 1 Ohio State 5 1 Oklahoma 2 0 Oklahoma State 1 0 Old Dominion 2 1 Oregon 1 0 Oregon State 7 3 Pennsylvania 24 13 Penn State 36 4 Pittsburgh 19 9 Princeton 35 22 Purdue 4 2 Rhode Island 2 0 Rider 22 11 RIT 1 1 Rutgers 39 29 Sacred Heart 9 9 St. Lawrence 5 5 Seton Hall 11 10 Shippensburg 2 2 South Dakota State 1 0 Southern Connecticut 8 6 Springfield 48 34 Stanford 2 1 Stevens Tech 2 2 Swarthmore 1 1 Syracuse 47 26 Tampa 1 1 Temple 4 3 Toledo 2 2 Toronto 7 6 Tufts 3 2 Upsala 1 1 Villanova 1 1 Virginia 4 2 VMI 10 5 Virginia Tech 1 1 Wagner 7 7 Washington & Lee 6 2 Western New England 1 1 Western Reserve 1 0 West Chester 5 5 West Virginia 2 1 Wilkes 23 12 William & Mary 3 3 Williams 1 1 Wisconsin 5 4 Wyoming 1 1 Yale 54 34 Totals (86 seasons) 1088 642 2009-10 Opponents in bold.

L 0 9 1 0 0 0 1 0 0 4 1 1 0 43 1 0 0 1 0 6 2 0 1 0 1 4 2 1 1 1 3 10 30 10 13 2 2 10 0 9 0 0 1 0 1 2 11 1 0 0 21 0 1 0 1 1 0 0 2 5 0 0 4 0 1 0 1 11 0 0 1 0 15 409

T 0 4 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 1 0 5 0 0 0 0 0 1 0 0 1 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 1 1 2 0 0 0 0 1 0 1 0 0 0 0 0 0 3 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 5 37

Pct. 1.000 .476 .857 1.000 1.000 1.000 .000 1.000 1.000 .200 .000 .813 1.000 .141 .000 1.000 1.000 .000 1.000 .277 .500 1.000 .250 1.000 .500 .200 .000 .000 .500 .000 .500 .563 .139 .474 .629 .500 .000 .523 1.000 .756 1.000 1.000 .911 1.000 .000 .750 .740 .500 1.000 1.000 .553 1.000 .750 1.000 .857 .667 1.000 1.000 .500 .500 1.000 1.000 .333 1.000 .000 1.000 .500 .522 1.000 1.000 .800 1.000 .676 .607

Last Dual 1979-80 (50-0) 2008-09 (19-19) 1982-83 (36-13) 1967-68 (22-8) 2008-09 (31-9) 2007-08 (31-13) 2004-05 (9-35) 1979-80 (31-9) 2007-08 (32-7) 2008-09 (15-26) 1999-00 (15-25) 2004-05 (44-0) 1945-46 (34-0) 2008-09 (9-26) 1981-82 (14-27) 2004-05 (27-9) 1984-85 (43-2) 1978-79 (7-31) 1994-95 (37-6) 2008-09 (12-23) 1997-98 (31-8) 1991-92 (39-2) 2005-06 (19-19) 1979-80 (20-17) 2004-05 (22-16) 1961-62 (11-15) 2004-05 (12-19) 2005-06 (0-42) 1983-84 (11-27) 2003-04 (21-23) 2003-04 (13-24) 2007-08 (9-25) 2001-02 (9-25) 1993-94 (17-15) 1993-94 (43-9) 1990-91 (10-26) 1976-77 (2-39) 1999-00 (15-24) 1964-65 (33-2) 2008-09 (18-20) 2008-09 (27-13) 1985-86 (22-11) 2000-01 (22-18) 1981-82 (40-6) 1972-73 (11-31) 1986-87 (41-9) 1988-89 (42-2) 2008-09 (31-13) 1923-24 (20-0) 1943-44 (22-6) 1998-99 (31-10) 1973-74 (33-12) 1985-86 (35-6) 1991-92 (26-9) 1928-29 (29-0) 1935-36 (23-9) 1984-85 (58-0) 1987-88 (34-6) 1996-97 (11-28) 1980-81 (50-0) 1990-91 (35-5) 2004-05 (56-0) 1931-32 (5-21) 1984-85 (41-2) 1930-31 (15-17) 1986-87 (36-8) 1992-93 (19-12) 1996-97 (45-7) 1987-88 (37-4) 1926-27 (24-3) 2001-02 (27-9) 2001-02 (21-17) 1985-86 (33-6)


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Charles Martin

Dan Costigan

1987 EIWA champions Kurt Pryor

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Army wrestling has come a long way since the first seed was planted back in 1906. History has recorded that President Theodore Roosevelt, during his second term in office, suggested that wrestling be added to the curriculum at West Point. During that same period, Col. Herman J. Koehler was completing a major expansion of the physical education program. Wrestling was part of that expansion plan. In 1906, Koehler offered the position of wrestling coach to Tom Jenkins, then recognized as one of the finest wrestlers in the world. Jenkins accepted the offer and devoted 37 years to coaching and teaching wrestling to the cadets at West Point. It wasn’t until 1921, though, that wrestling had its intercollegiate beginning. Army went 1-2 in that historic first season, defeating Washington & Lee, 19-6, for its first victory. There have been many winning seasons since. In 89 years of competing on the intercollegiate level, Army teams have combined for a 642-409-37 record (.607), while 64 of those teams completed their seasons with a .500 or better winning percentage. Jenkins laid the groundwork for a winning tradition here, and none of the five coaches who have succeeded him has done anything to diminish that record of achievement and excellence. He coached Army teams for 15 years, retiring in 1935 with a 52-46-3 record. Lloyd Appleton, a silver medalist in the 1928 Olympics and an undefeated collegiate wrestler, replaced Jenkins at the controls, remaining at West Point as head coach through the 1954 campaign. His teams compiled an 86-51-5 record in his 17 seasons as coach, with only two finishing below .500. Appleton, who served as an instructor in the Department of Physical Education at West Point for another 16 years and helped establish a wrestling program for Army troops in Europe, was inducted into the National Wrestling Hall of Fame in 1983. LeRoy Alitz took over the coaching reins from Appleton in 1955 and held them for the next 23 years, closing out an illustrious career with a 144-134-15 composite record. As was the case with Appleton, he, too, was quite successful in championship tournaments. He guided the Cadets to seven straight top five finishes at the EIWAs and a couple of top 10 finishes at the NCAA meet. He had five wrestlers win EIWA titles and 74 earn place awards. He coached the only NCAA champion Army has ever had in the person of Mike Natvig, the winner at 147 pounds in both 1962 and 1963. The contributions Alitz made to the Army wrestling program didn’t go unnoticed. In 1992, he joined Appleton as an inductee into the National Wrestling Hall of Fame. He entered the Iowa Wrestling Foundation Hall of Fame in that same year. West Point has had four head coaches since Alitz stepped down following the 1977 season, and all three have kept the winning fires burning. Ron Pifer compiled a 31-26-2 record from

1978-80, then Ed Steers assumed control in 1981, holding that position for nine years. Steers won more meets than any of his predecessors, closing out his West Point career with a 151-37-2 mark, or a winning percentage of .800. The Black Knights averaged an astounding 16 wins per season during Steers’ tenure. His teams won five New York State championships and finished second on three other occasions, and in 1987 he guided Army to its first and only EIWA team title. Jack Effner, an assistant under Steers in 1988-89, coached the Black Knights the next nine years before departing for Cleveland State following the 1997-98 season. Effner held up the high standard of winning at the Academy, compiling an 87-42-5 record at West Point, and left as the third-winningest coach in Army history. The 1996-97 season marked another winning year for the Cadets, who sported an 8-6 mark. But it was that eighth win that will be remembered for years to come. On February 22 in Christl Arena, Army snapped a frustrating 34year winless streak against Navy with a 19-12 victory. Brad Fenske capped a record-setting season with his second straight trip to nationals. After reaching the EIWA finals at 142 pounds, he went on to the NCAA Tournament at Northern Iowa and fell just one win shy of becoming Army’s 13th All-America selection. Fenske won a school record 42 matches that season on his way to setting a then-school standard for career victories with 126. From 1978-79 to 1991-92, the Black Knights put together 14 consecutive seasons of over 10 wins in the midst of a string of 20 consecutive winning seasons. Army never had a losing season in the decade of the ‘80s and only three times failed to finish in the top five at the EIWA Tournament. It was the most successful of any 10-year span in the program’s history. The Black Knights piled up 166 victories for a gaudy .801 winning percentage. In 1997-98 another wrestler shattered the 100-win barrier — Jarret Mathews — while Maurice Worthy qualified for the NCAA Championships in his rookie season. Led by Mathews’ 32 wins, the 1997-98 senior class became one of the most successful ever. The nine seniors combined to win over 70 percent of their matches, with a 168-52 overall record. Tod Giles assumed the reigns in 1998-99, and helped Worthy qualify for the NCAA Tournament. After four years at Army, including the last two as head coach, Giles stepped down to take a job in the private sector. Giles was an assist for the 1997 team that knocked off Navy, 19-12. In 2000-01, another chapter in Army wrestling was started when Chuck Barbee became the eighth coach in the program’s history. During his tenure at the Academy, Barbee has produced three NCAA All-Americans in Worthy, Phillip Simpson and most recently Matt Kyler. He has also guided several other NCAA

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Qualifiers, including Bernard Gardner, Luke Calvert, John Paxton, Fernando Martinez, Nathan Thobaben and William Simpson. In 2008, Army had six NCAA qualifiers make the trip to St. Louis. He has seen at least four of his wrestlers place at the EIWA Championships each year since 2002. The 2004-05 campaign yielded a 12-5 record and an appearance in the national rankings. One of the most successful seasons in Barbee’s tenure, which included the program’s 600th career dual match win, was capped by Simpson’s run to the NCAA title bout at 149 pounds. Although Simpson fell just short of becoming Army’s first national champion in over 40 years, he did lock up a school record third AllAmerica certificate. Simpson graduated the Academy as the winningest wrestler in the history of the program. Over the past four seasons, Army has sent 16 wrestlers to the NCAA Tournament. The 2005-06 campaign saw eight of Barbee’s Black Knights place at the EIWA meet, led by third-place finishers Patrick Simpson (149), Jon Anderson (165) and Charles Martin (197). A year later, four Army wrestlers finished in the top-six at the conference championships, led by Kyler’s runner-up effort at 141. The 2007-08 team has been among the most successful squads in recent years. Barbee earned Coach of the Year honors after helping Army to a third-place finish with six national qualifiers. The third-place finish at the league tournament was the highest Army had finished since the 1987 squad also came in third. Kyler won an individual championships and led six Black Knight placewinners. Kyler broke Fenske’s single-season win total by finishing the year a 43-8 record. He was joined on the medal stand by Martinez (second), Christian Snook (fourth), Richard Starks (fourth), Scott Ferguson (second) and Thobaben (third). The 2008-09 squad had three national qualifiers, Kyler, Starks and William Simpson. Both Kyler and Simpson finished runner-up at the EIWA Championships and Simpson earned an at-large berth. While Starks qualified, he was unable to wrestle due to an injury. Prior to arriving at West Point, Barbee helped guide the University of Oklahoma to three Top10 finishes at the NCAAs and a Big 12 team title in 1999. During his time in Norman, Okla., he also helped the Sooners bring in three Top 10 recruiting classes. Barbee apprenticed under Jack Spates at Oklahoma, who was an assistant at Army in 1987 when the Black Knights won their only EIWA Championship and went on to a 13th-place finish at the NCAAs. Barbee wrestled at Oklahoma State University where he was a three-time All-American and two-time Academic All-American. He led the Cowboys to two national titles in 1989 and 1990 and was a Big 8 champion in 1991 as well.


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LLOYD APPLETON DISTINGUISHED MEMBER NATIONAL WRESTLING HALL OF FAME CLASS OF 1983

He has probably taught wrestling to more young people than any other man. In four decades as coach and physical instructor at the U.S. Military Academy, LeRoy Alitz educated more than 30,000 cadets in the skills and discipline of the sport. As Army officers, these former cadets continue to teach wrestling as physical training for combat troops. During 23 seasons as varsity coach, 1955-77, Alitz won 144 dual meets and produced Army’s only NCAA champion, Mike Natvig, in 1962 and 1963. Six years of high school coaching in his home state of Iowa pushed his victory total over 200. Alitz led the United States to the World Military Games championship in Egypt in 1963, the nation’s first international team trophy in wrestling. He also coached the World University team in the Moscow Games of 1973 and several All-Army teams that competed overseas. He brought many notables to West Point, including Hall of Famers Doug Blubaugh and Gray Simmons, and helped shape their post-graduate international careers. One of his protégés, as a varsity wrestler and freshman coach, was H. Norman Schwarzkopf, later the commanding general of allied forces in the Gulf War. Alitz helped develop Eastern wrestling programs and inaugurated the Little Easterns for freshmen, until plebes were granted varsity eligibility. He had national impact as chairman of the NCAA rules committee for six years and as a member of the governing council of USA Wrestling for a dozen seasons. He served as president of the National Wrestling Coaches Association and the Eastern Intercollegiate Wrestling Association, and helped develop the Eastern and National Wrestling Officials Associations. An All-American wrestler at Northern Iowa, he placed fourth in the 1948 Olympic Trials. As a leader, who established foundations for the development of wrestling and a teacher of its values in life, LeRoy A. Alitz is honored as a Distinguished Member of the National Wrestling Hall of Fame.

He was National AAU runner-up at both 158 and 175 pounds in 1927. The next year, Lloyd Appleton concentrated on one weight class, and won a silver medal in the Olympic Games. In high school, his sports were baseball and basketball, but when he entered Cornell College of Iowa and encountered renowned coach Dick Barker, his wrestling skills soon became evident. He was undefeated as a collegian, competing against Missouri Valley, Big Ten and Midwest Conference opponents from 158 pounds to heavyweight. He won the National AAU title at 158 pounds again in 1928, along with the Olympic Trials and the Olympic silver at Amsterdam. For the next six years, he taught sciences and mathematics at prep schools in Maine and Massachusetts, and at each of those three schools he organized a wrestling program. As a 175-pound wrestler, he won New England championships and the National YMCA title in 1931-32, and made the Olympic Team, again as an alternate. Starting in 1936, he served 19 years as wrestling coach at the U.S. Military Academy, and remained at West Point 16 more years as a professor of physical education, the first civilian to attain that rank. Not only did he develop consistent winners among his varsity teams, but in his course, “Wrestling for Military Leadership,” he established wrestling programs for U.S. troops in Europe, organizing and conducting clinics for coaches and officials who were preparing for the military championships. Throughout his coaching and teaching career, he played an active role in such organizations as the Boy Scouts, the YMCA, the American Heart Association, and state and local health organizations. As an athlete of exceptional achievement, and as a humanitarian who used the values of wrestling to better the health and happiness of young people, Lloyd Otto Appleton is honored as a Distinguished Member of the National Wrestling Hall of Fame.

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LEROY ALITZ DISTINGUISHED MEMBER NATIONAL WRESTLING HALL OF FAME CLASS OF 1992


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AL PAULEKAS - 1953 • Placed second in 177-pound weight class at 1953 NCAATournament • Won 177-pound title at 1953 EIWA Championships in leading Army to a fourth place finish. Defeated Navy’s Peter Blair in championship bout. • Captured the 177-pound championship at the 1952 EIWA Championships • Took the bronze medal at 177 pounds at the 1951 EIWAs

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AL RUSHATZ - 1960 • Earned a third-place finish at the 1960 NCAA Tournament at 177 pounds • Won the EIWA title at 177 pounds in 1960 to advance to NCAAs • Moved down to the 167-pound weight class in 1961 and 1962 and finished runner-up at the EIWA Championships each year MIKE NATVIG - 1962 & 1963 • Handed Lehigh great Kirk Pendleton one of only two career losses in the 147-pound finals of the 1962 NCAA Championships • Became Army’s only two-time national champion with a 7-2 win over Minnesota’s Lonnie Rubis at 147 in 1963 • Captured his lone EIWA crown at 147 pounds in 1963 • Earned runner-up finishes in the 147-pound weight class at 1961 and 1962 EIWA Championships MARK SCUREMAN - 1965 • One of two Army All-Americans in 1965 (Bob Robbins) • Helped lead Army to a 10th-place finish at the NCAA Tournament • Took third at the NCAAs in the 147-pound weight class • Second-place effort at the EIWA Championships vaulted him into the NCAA Championships • Took second at 137 pounds at 1964 EIWA Championships BOB ROBBINS - 1965 & 1966 • Placed sixth in 137-pound weight class at NCAA Tournament in 1965 to earn All-America honors • Defeated Georgia Tech’s Jerry Bond at 1966 NCAAs to place fifth at 145 pounds • EIWA Champion at 145 pounds in 1966 • Captured fourth-place ribbon at 1964 EIWA Championships in 130-pound weight class BOB STEENLAGE - 1966 • Teamed with Bob Robbins to lead Army to a second straight Top-Ten NCAA finish. • After going 7-0-1 during the regular season, worked way through 123-pound consolation bracket to place third at NCAA Championships • EIWA Champion at 130 pounds in 1965 • Placed at the EIWA Championships in 1964 (4th at 130 pounds) and 1966 (2nd at 130 pounds)

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JIM HARTER - 1967 • Captured 177-pound title at EIWA Championships • Continued success in NCAA Tournament, advancing to semifinals before falling to eventual champion Fred Fozzard of Oklahoma State. Ended competition in fourth place • Notched a pair of runner-up finishes at 177 pounds at the 1966 and 1968 EIWA Championships MIKE NARDOTTI - 1968 • Captured fifth place in the160-pound weight class at the NCAA Tournament • Led Army to a fourth-place team showing at the EIWA Championships with a third-place trophy • Repeated third place showing in the 160-pound weight class at the 1969 EIWAs BILL JAMES - 1971 • One of five Army wrestlers to qualify for the NCAA Championships in 1971 • Placed sixth in the 134-pound weight class to garner All-America honors • Two-time place-winner at EIWA Championships • Finished second in 1971 (142 pounds) and placed fourth in 1972 (134 pounds) DARREL NEROVE - 1986 • Earned a seventh-place medal in the 142-pound weight class at the 1986 NCAA Tournament • Placed third at EIWA Championships at 142 pounds • Captured runner-up honors at the 1987 EIWAs (142 pounds) in helping lead Army to its only EIWA team title • Also placed sixth at the 1985 EIWA Championships at 142 pounds DENNIS SEMMEL - 1986 • Reached the NCAA finals in the 126-pound weight class, the first Army grappler to reach the NCAA title bout since 1963 • Racked up 35 wins and ranks eighth on Army’s single-season wins list • His 102 career victories rank seventh all-time at the Academy • Won a pair of EIWA titles at 126 pounds in 1985 and 1986 DAN COSTIGAN - 1987 • Led a group of seven Army grapplers into the NCAA Tournament with a sixth-place showing at 190 pounds • Tallied four consecutive victories at NCAAs after dropping first match of competition • Registered a pair of third-place showings at the EIWA Championships during his career, taking the bronze medal at 190 pounds in 1986 and 1987


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MAURICE WORTHY - 2001 • Finished All-America campaign with 34-1 record and a runner-up finish in the 174-pound weight class at the NCAA Tournament • His 34 wins is tied for 10th place on Army’s single-season list • Won EIWA title that year and was named “Wrestler of the Year” at 2001 EIWA Championships • His 99 career wins ranks eighth all-time at West Point • His 35 career pins lists third all-time at the Academy

MATT KYLER - 2008 • Finished sixth at the 2008 NCAA Championships • Faced a ranked wrestler in all seven of his matches during the championship, finishing with a 4-3 mark • Won his first EIWA Championships after finishing second as a freshman, leading Army to a third-place team finish • Was one of six wrestlers to qualify for the NCAA Championships in 2008 • Set a new Academy standard with a 43-8 record

Three-time All-American Phillip Simpson

ARMY TEAM RECORDS

Most Wins, Season ....................................................... 21, 1982-83 Highest Winning Percentage, Season ........... 1.000 (7-0), 1944-45 Lowest Winning Percentage, Season ............... .125 (1-7), 1940-41 Most Consecutive Winning Seasons ........ 20, 1978-79 to 1997-98 Highest EIWA Finish ........................................................... 1st, 1987 Most EIWA Points ........................................................135.25, 1987 Most Points, Match .................................... 58, 12/1/84 vs. Upsala Largest Margin of Victory ................ 58 (58-0), 12/1/84 vs. Upsala Last Shutout Victory ......................... 1/14/07, 41-0 vs. Kings Point Last Shutout Loss ............................... 11/15/06, 41-0, vs. Hofstra Last One-Point Victory ............................1/28/05, 19-18 vs. Brown Last One-Point Loss ..................................1/5/97, 16-15 vs. Brown Last Tie ..................................................... 2/19/00, 16-16 vs. Navy Longest Winning Streak ................................................20, 1982-83 (began with 30-13 win over Southern Connecticut, ended with 38-5 loss to Lehigh) Longest Unbeaten Streak . 20, 1982-83 (see above) and 1984-86 (began with 41-2 win over Western New England, ended with 3112 loss to Lehigh, included one tie)

Maurice Worthy, left, was an All-American in 2001

Longest Losing Streak .....................................................7, 1975-76 (began with 34-4 loss to Penn State, ended with 24-6 win over Yale in first match of 1976-77 season)

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all-americans/team records

PHILLIP SIMPSON - 2003, 2004, 2005 • Army’s only three-time All-American • The Academy’s lone three-time EIWA Champion • School’s all-time leader in wins (134) • Ranks second all-time at Army in wins by fall (54) • Won his three All-America certificates at three different weight classes (157 pounds in 2003; 141 pounds in 2004; 149 pounds in 2005) • Best finish came in 2005 when he reached the NCAA championship bout before falling to national champion Zack Esposito of Oklahoma State • Achieved 37 wins twice in a season; number ranks fifth on single-season chart • Notched 20 pins during breakout plebe season; total lists second on single season list


army wrestling

mike natvig award

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The Mike Natvig Award, established in 1973, is presented to the team’s Most Outstanding Wrestler. Mike Natvig, USMA Class of 1963, enjoyed one of the most successful wrestling careers in Army’s storied history. In his junior and senior seasons, he did something no other Army wrestler has ever accomplished. He won two national championships. In 2004, Natvig was recognized for his achievements by being one of 16 athletes selected in the Army Sports Hall of Fame inaugural class. As a junior in 1962, Natvig lost in the finals of the Eastern Intercollegiate Wrestling Association (EIWA) Tournament at 157 pounds, bowing to Lehigh great Kirk Pendleton, 11-4. Both wrestlers dropped down to 147 for the NCAA meet and again met in the championship final. This time it was Natvig coming away the winner by a very close 5-4 margin. Pendleton would lose only two matches his entire career at Lehigh, one of those against Natvig in the 1962 NCAA finals. Natvig was at 147 pounds for the 1963 EIWA tournament - Pendleton one weight class higher at 157. Both won individual titles. Both Mike Natvig also went on to win championships at the NCAA tournament where Natvig successfully defended his crown with a 7-2 victory over Lonnie Rubis of Minnesota in the finals. Throughout the course of that 1963 tournament, Natvig allowed his opponents only three points. His win played a tremendous role in helping Army finish in 14th place — fourth highest ever at the Academy. Army’s only finishes that were higher were its 10th-place finishes in 1965 and 1966, and the 13th spot earned by the Black Knights in 1986. Natvig was more than just an All-American and national champion. He was a leader in the purest sense. Elected team captain his senior year, he was also selected to the high leadership position of Battalion Commander within the Corps of Cadets. Team co-captain Jarret Mathews was the 1998 recipient of the Mike Natvig Award. Mathews posted a 32-6 record that season, marking the eighthhighest single-season victory total in school history. He became only the sixth Cadet to surpass the 100-win mark in a career, and he graduated ranked fifth all-time with 103 West Point victories. Troy Yegge, the 1999 recipient of the award, closed out a stellar college wrestling career as the last wrestler to win the award in the 1990s. He is 13th on the all-time list of career wins (82), ninth in pins (22) and holds the 14th highest single-season total for pins. Maurice Worthy was bestowed the honor at the end of the 2000 and 2001 seasons. He won 29 matches in 2000 which placed him in Matt Kyler the top 25 on the Academy’s list of wins in a season. In 2001, Worthy compiled a 34-1 record, finishing as the NCAA runner-up. Worthy qualified for the NCAAs three times in his illustrious career and racked up 99 victories. His 14 pins was the third highest total in any one season as well. Phillip Simpson (USMA ‘05) is the only four-time recipient. A three-time NCAA All-American, Simpson graduated as the Academy’s all-time leader in wins (134) and ranked second on the school’s career pins chart (54). Matt Kyler is the second wrestler to win the award three times, joining Dennis Semmel. Kyler was the recipient in 2007 and 2008 and last year, shared the award with Richard Stacks. Kyler finished a record-setting sophomore year with a sixth-place finish at the NCAA Championships to earn All-America honors at 141 pounds. After sweeping six matches to garner the EIWA title, Kyler compiled a 4-3 record at the national championships despite facing a ranked opponent every time he set foot on the mat. He finished the year with an Academy record 43-8 individual mark to finish third nationally in victories. During his freshman year, Kyler also led the team in wins with a 31-12 record while totaling six falls and 10 major decisions - also a squad best. His second-place finish at the EIWA Championships earned him a trip to the NCAA Championships. A Clearfield, Pa., native, Kyler posted a 40-7 record during his junior campaign, including an unbeaten 18-0 mark on dual meets. Ranked as high as sixth nationally, Kyler won individual titles at the New York State Championships and All-Academy Championships. Richard Starks Starks racked up a 33-6 mark in 2008-09 with a 15-3 dual meet record and also won titles at the New York State Championships and All-Academy Championships. He finished second at EIWAs and qualified for nationals but did not wrestle due to an injury.

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Natvig Award Winners 1973

Mark Grunseth ......... 167

1974

Mike Campo .............. 142

1975

Jack Schoonover ...... 134

1976

Charlie Allen ............. 134

1977

Bob Matzelle ............ HWT

1978

Rich McPhee ............ 190

1979

Tom Coleman ............ 126

1980

Dave McDonald ........ 142

1981

Dave McDonald ........ 134 Dave Hagg ................ 167

1982

Chris Johnson ........... 158

1983

Bob Turner ................ 118

1984

Dennis Semmel ........ 126

1985

Dennis Semmel ........ 126

1986

Dennis Semmel ........ 126

1987

Todd Messitt ............. 126 Dan Costigan ............ 190

1988

Dave Bottcher .......... HWT

1989

John Rippley ............. 167

1990

Nick Mauldin ............ 158

1991

Nick Mauldin ............ 158

1992

Jacob Garcia ............. 167

1993

Dave Warnick ............ 134

1994

Bill Sjolinder ............. HWT

1995

Matt Marciniak ......... 158 Romy O’Daniel .......... 167

1996

Brad Fenske ............. 150

1997

Brad Fenske ............. 142

1998

Jarret Mathews ......... 142

1999

Troy Yegge ................. 165

2000

Maurice Worthy .........174

2001

Maurice Worthy .........174

2002

Phillip Simpson ......... 141

2003

Phillip Simpson ......... 141

2004

Phillip Simpson ......... 157

2005

Phillip Simpson ......... 149

2006

Patrick Simpson ....... 149

2007

Matt Kyler ................. 141

2008

Matt Kyler .................. 141

2009

Matt Kyler .................. 149 Richard Starks ........... 197


army wrestling THE ARVIN MEMORIAL AWARD The Carl R. Arvin Memorial Award is presented to the member of the graduating class distinguished in Leadership, Scholarship, and Commitment to Army wrestling. Bob Arvin, USMA class of 1965, was the Brigade Commander and wrestling team captain his senior year at West Point. Mark Schneider Dave Lowe Dave McCormick Tony Malba Jeff Butler Paul Kuznik Doug McCormick Jack Vantress T.J. Wright Rob Harris Matt Marciniak Eric McAllister Brad Fenske Pat Maginn Kyle Brennan David Eckley Matt Ross Eric Miller John Paxton Matt Bernard T.J. Tepley Joey Cohe Ed Gibbons Fernando Martinez William Simpson

MOST IMPROVED AWARD This award was presented for the first time in 1990 to the most improved wrestler on the team based on skill level, work ethic, and accomplishments. 1990 1991 1992 1993 1994 1995 1996 1997 1998 1999 2000 2001 2002 2003 2004 2005 2006 2007 2008 2009

Brian Shoemaker Jacob Garcia Simon Reese Rob Harris Romy O’Daniel Brett Henderson Todd Kuehnlein Todd Thornburg Ryan Seagreaves Jerry Thomas Joe Letko Brett Gendron Graig Cooper Jeremy Conner Bernard Gardner Kurt Pryor Andy Henry Tony Severo Todd Wisman Charles Martin Brent Smith Richard Starks Casey Thome

2001 2002 2003 2004 2005 2006 2007 2008 2009

“MR. INTENSITY” AWARD This award, first presented in 1990 in honor of legendary Coach LeRoy Alitz, goes to the most dedicated worker on the Army team. 1990 1991 1992 1993 1994 1995 1996 1997 1998 1999

Bill Barrow Doug McCormick Scott Tucker Jeff Thompson Todd Nilson Matt Marciniak Brad Fenske Eric McAllister Brad Fenske Jarret Mathews Jeremy Singleton

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Joey Hess Troy Yegge Matt Ross Brendon Devlin Jon Anderson Bernard Gardner Jon Anderson Jon Anderson Fernando Martinez Ryan Mergen James Rafferty

THE CRUM MEMORIAL AWARD The Major Edward “Wally” Crum Memorial Award, established in 1985, is presented to the most courageous wrestler from the fourth class. Wally Crum, USMA class of 1960, was killed in action in Vietnam in February of 1968. 1985 1986 1987 1988 1989 1990 1991 1992 1993 1994 1995 1996

Casey Thome

William Simpson

2000

1997 1998 1999 2000 2001 2002 2003 2004 2005 2006 2007 2008 2009

Darrel Nerove John Rippley Paul Kuznik Nick Mauldin Jimbo Fitzgibbon Dave Warnick Rob Harris Travis Smith Matt Marciniak Matt Orr Todd Thornburg Stein Edwards Rodney Schmucker Kyle Brennan Ben Celver Maurice Worthy Pat Maginn Eric Gust John Paxton Kris Perrin Phillip Simpson Anthony Dunkin Frank Baughan Nathan Thobaben William Simpson Richard Starks Casey Thome Michael Gorman

Michael Gorman

team awards

1985 1986 1987 1988 1989 1990 1991 1992 1993 1994 1995 1996 1997 1998 1999 2000 2001 2002 2003 2004 2005 2006 2007 2008 2009

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Name in italics indicates non-graduate. Non-graduates’ class year represents class with which individual entered the Academy. Name in bold indicates member of current Army wrestling roster. Year in bold indicates captain.

all-time letterman

Name

Years Lettered ................. Class Year ABRAHAM ... ABRAHAMS ... ACKERMAN ... Abraham, Thomas S. 1963-64, 1964-65..........................1965 Abrahams, David S. 1990-91, 1991-92, 1992-93 .........1993 Ackerman, Robert C. 1989-90...........................................1992 Adams, Andrew J. 1930-31 ...........................................1931 Alden, Michael A. 1971-72, 1972-73 ..........................1973 Allan, Abraham N. 1947-48, 1948-49 ..........................1950 Allen, Charles M. 1974-75, 1975-76 ........................... 1976 Anderson, Dorian T. 1972-73, 1973-74...........................1975 Anderson, Edgar L. 1969-70, 1970-71 ..........................1972 Anderson, Jeffrey G. 1988-89, 1989-90..........................1991 Anderson, Jonathan G. 2002-03, 2004-05, 2005-06 ........2006 Anderson, Matthew R. 1986-87, 1987-88 ..........................1988 Anderson, Thomas 2001-02 ...........................................2002 Andrews, Raymond 1959-60...........................................1960 Andrusin, Brian N. 1992-93...........................................1993 Arredondo, Reynold R. 1992-93...........................................1993 Arvin, Carl R. 1962-63, 1963-64, 1964-65.........1965 BAILY ... BAIR ... BAIRD ... Baily, Charles M. 1965-66...........................................1966 Bair, Arthur H. 1956-57, 1957-58, 1958-59 .........1959 Baird, William 2001-02 ...........................................2002 Baker, Robert M. 1965-66, 1967-68..........................1968 Baker, Russell J. 1966-67...........................................1968 Baltezore, Lawrence A. 1970-71, 1971-72 ...........................1972 Banks, Dennis K. 1996-97, 1997-98 ..........................1998 Barnett, James D. 1922-23, 1924-25 ..........................1925 Barrow, William A 1988-89, 1989-90, 1990-91 .........1991 Bartos, Brian R. 1986-87, 1987-88, 1988-89 .........1989 Batson, Howard M. 1933-34...........................................1934 Baughan, Francis R. 2003-04, 04-05, 05-06, 06-07......2007 Beisel, Larry D. 1980-81, 1981-82, 1982-83 .........1983 Benchoff, Dennis L. 1959-60, 1960-61, 1961-62 .........1962 Benn, Clark H. 1951-52, 1952-53 ..........................1954 Benson, Brandon S. 2004-05...........................................2008 Berenyi, Gary F. 1981-82 ...........................................1984 Bernard, Matthew D. 2001-02, 2002-03, 2003-04.........2004 Bevan, Wendell L. 1941-42 ...........................................1943 Biamon, Niels P. 1963-64...........................................1966 Biggans, Jeffrey S. 1995-96...........................................1996 Biland, Kenneth J. 1986-87 ...........................................1987 Blackwell, Jesse E. 1953-54...........................................1956 Blatt, Raymond C. 1942-43...........................................1943 Boice, William L. 1985-86, 1986-87 ..........................1988 Bottcher, David W. 1986-87, 1987-88 ..........................1990 Brandon, Harry N. 1938-39...........................................1939 Bray, Hannibal R. 1993-94...........................................1994 Brennan, Kyle J. 1995-96, 1998-99..........................1999 Brian, Patrick M. 1949-50...........................................1951 Brown, Robert D. 1939-40........................................... 1941 Brumer, Harris J. 1995-96...........................................1997 Buck, Stephen D. 1977-78, 1978-79 ..........................1979 Buehler, Greg S. 1985-86, 1987-88, 1988-89 .........1989 Burnett, John F. 1973-74, 1974-75 ...........................1975

Burns, Philip J. Burton, James H. Butler, Jeffrey A. Byrnes, James

1960-61, 1961-62 ..........................1962 1973-74 ...........................................1975 1987-88, 1988-89 ..........................1989 1966-67, 1968-69..........................1969

CAIRNES ... CALVERT ... CAMERON ... Cairnes, William D. 1935-36...........................................1936 Calvert, Luke 2002-03, 03-04, 04-05, 05-06 .....2006 Cameron, Burton G. 1943-44, 1944-45, 1945-46.........1946 Campo, Michael J. 1972-73, 1973-74........................... 1974 Cannon, Mark 1982-83...........................................1985 Cannon, Stephen C. 1982-83, 1983-84..........................1986 Carafano, James J. 1974-75, 1975-76 ........................... 1977 Carlson, Kenneth R. 1965-66...........................................1966 Carman, Timothy R. 1969-70...........................................1970 Carmouche, George H. 1920-21 ...........................................1922 Casino, Ronald G. 1993-94...........................................1996 Cass, Stanley D. 1954-55, 1955-56..........................1957 Cate, Paul E. 1963-64 ..........................................1964 Celver, Benjamin M. 1996-97, 1998-99, 1999-00 .........1999 Cerow, John D. 1922-23...........................................1923 Changaris, James S. 1941-42, 1942-43 ..........................1943 Chelednik, Rudy J. 2007-08, 2008-09 ..........................2011 Chereskin, Lane M. 2002-03...........................................2003 Chivers, Bryan J. 1995-96, 1996-97 ..........................1997 Chivers, Luke 2002-03...........................................2003 Clark, Alan D. 1935-36...........................................1937 Clark, Scott A. 2007-08 ...........................................2008 Cleland, Joseph P. 1924-25 ...........................................1925 Coffey, Travis 2008-09...........................................2012 Cohe, Joab 2005-06...........................................2006 Coleman, Thomas E. 1975-76, 76-77, 77-78, 78-79 ......1979 Coleman, Wilson D. 1934-35...........................................1935 Colwell, James E. 1973-74, 1975-76 ........................... 1977 Conner, Garth 1986-87 ...........................................1988 Conner, Jeremy 2000-01, 2001-02, 2002-03 .........2003 Cooper, Graig 1998-99, 2000-01, 2001-02.........2002 Costigan, Daniel J. 1984-85, 1985-86, 1986-87 .........1987 Coulson, Robert T. 1962-63...........................................1963 Criddle, Brian S. 1996-97, 1997-98 ..........................2000 Critz, Harry H. 1934-35...........................................1935 Croft, Hugo W. 1965-66, 1966-67, 1967-68.........1968 Cross, Freeman G. 1954-55...........................................1957 Culp, Jeffery B. 1975-76 ...........................................1979 Cunningham, Charles C. 1946-47 ...........................................1950 Curry, John J. 1976-77 ........................................... 1977 Curtis, Coy L. 1935-36...........................................1937 DALY ... DAMAS ... DAVEY ... Daly, Edward G. 1926-27 ...........................................1927 Damas, Nage L. 1970-71, 1971-72, 1972-73 ..........1973 Davey, Brad W. 1993-94...........................................1997 Davidson, Robert B. 1958-59, 1959-60..........................1960 Davis, Bennie L. 1948-49, 1949-50..........................1950 Degaver, Chester B. 1932-33...........................................1933 Dernar, Jerry 1962-63...........................................1965 Devlin, Brendon 2000-01, 2001-02 ..........................2003 Dillemuth, Jeffrey D. 1986-87 ...........................................1989 Dinger, John A. 1966-67, 1967-68, 1968-69.........1969 Donato, Michael J. 1984-85, 1985-86, 1986-87 .........1987 Douthit, Sidney L. 1921-22 ...........................................1923 Downey, Raymond J. 1939-40...........................................1940

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army wrestling Downing, Ellsworth B. Drew, John W. Driscoll, Daniel J. Driscoll Timothy J. Dudley, George W. Dunkin, Anthony Dunn, Sidney F. Dunning, Whitt E.

1932-33...........................................1933 2006-07, 2007-08, 2008-09 .........2009 1992-93...........................................1993 1990-91 ...........................................1991 1924-25 ...........................................1925 2002-03, 2003-04..........................2006 1938-39...........................................1940 2005-06, 06-07, 07-08, 08-09 ......2009

ECKHARDT ... ECKLEY ... EDWARDS ... Eckhardt, John G. 1951-52, 1952-53 ..........................1954 Eckley, David C. 1997-98, 1998-99, 1999-00 .........2000 Ecklund, James M. 1982-83...........................................1983 Edwards, Lyle I. 1944-45...........................................1945 Edwards, Stein W. 1994-95, 95-96, 96-97, 97-98 ......1998 Ellis, George E. 1955-56, 1956-57, 1957-58 .........1958 Enright, Daniel J. 1979-80 ...........................................1982 Epps, Brock 2008-09...........................................2009 Erney, Treavor K. 1987-88, 1988-89 ..........................1989 Espericueta, Eli 1998-99...........................................2000 Espey, Tanner J. 1982-83...........................................1983

GARCIA ... GARDNER ... GARNER ... Garcia, Jacob L. 1989-90, 1990-91, 1991-92 .........1992 Gardner, Bernard 2002-03, 2003-04 .........................2004 Garner, Benjamin C. 1997-98 ...........................................2001 Geib, Daniel 2005-06, 2006-07 ..........................2009

Geliske, Terry M. Gendron, Brett Gibbons, Edward Gibson, Thomas W. Gilsdorf, Lief Givens, Vergil C. Glenn, Warren H. Gomez, Albert J. Gorkowski, Justin B. Gorman, Michael Graham, Douglas E. Grates, Frederick R. Green, John F. Greene, Francis M. Greer, Christopher A. Greer, Frank U. Greiner, Benjamin M. Grider, Terry Griffin, William A. Griffith, Welborn B. Grill, Christopher G. Grunseth, Marc R. Gust, Eric

1986-87 ...........................................1987 1999-00, 2000-01 ..........................2001 2006-07 ...........................................2007 1982-83, 1983-84..........................1984 2005-06, 2006-07 ..........................2007 1942-43, 1943-44..........................1945 1959-60...........................................1960 1976-77 ...........................................1979 2002-03 ..........................................2003 2008-09...........................................2012 1977-78, 78-79, 79-80, 80-81 ......1981 1962-63...........................................1965 1944-45, 1945-46..........................1946 1920-21, 1921-22 ..........................1922 1983-84, 1984-85, 1985-86.........1986 1953-54...........................................1955 1989-90, 1990-91 ..........................1991 2001-02 ...........................................2002 1943-44...........................................1946 1924-25 ...........................................1925 2007-08 ...........................................2010 1970-71, 1971-72, 1972-73 ..........1973 1998-99, 1999-00, 2000-01 .........2002

HADY ... HAGG ... HAMILTON .... Hady, Scott 1997-98, 1998-99 ..........................2001 Hagg, David L. 1978-79, 1979-80, 1980-81 .........1981 Hamilton, Albert J. 1970-71, 1971-72 ...........................1972 Hammack, Louis A. 1928-29 ..........................................1929 Hankee, James H. 1955-56, 1956-57, 1957-58 .........1958 Hare, Kevin M. 1993-94, 1995-96..........................1996 Harper, David L. 1982-83...........................................1983 Harris, Donald Q. 1920-21 ...........................................1923 Harris, Elmer R. 1954-55, 1955-56..........................1957 Harris, James C. 1984-85, 1985-86, 1986-87 ........1987 Harris, Robert M. 1990-91, 1992-93, 1993-94.........1994 Harter, James M. 1965-66, 1966-67, 1967-68 ........1968 Hartford, Charles 1987-88 ...........................................1991 Hasting, Howard H. 1927-28 ...........................................1928 Hatch, Henry J. 1955-56...........................................1957 Heightchew, Robert 2006-07 ...........................................2007 Heimann, Roger T. 1965-66, 1966-67 .........................1967 Henderson, Brett S. 1994-95...........................................1997 Hendricks, Laird W. 1938-39...........................................1939 Hendrix, Thomas 2005-06...........................................2006 Hennessee, Joe D. 1941-42...........................................1942 Hennigan, Gary G. 1989-90, 90-91, 91-92, 92-93 ......1993 Henry, Andrew T. 2003-04...........................................2006 Henry, William S. 1946-47 ...........................................1947 Hess, Joseph D. 1997-98, 98-99, 99-00 ..................2000 Hetrick, Edward P. 1971-72 ...........................................1973 Hindi, Rached 1975-76 ...........................................1979 Hinkle, Carl C. 1939-40...........................................1942 Hoffman, Mark B. 1968-69...........................................1969 Hogan, Joseph P. 1991-92, 1994-95 ..........................1995 Holder, Robert I. 1987-88, 1988-89 ..........................1989 Hollis, James P. 2003-04, 2005-06..........................2006 Hollis, Jesse B. 1941-42 ...................................Jan. 1943 Homas, Dallas W. 1981-82 ...........................................1983 Hopson, John R. 1935-36...........................................1938 Howard, Thomas M. 1972-73, 1973-74...........................1975 Howard, Tyler 2005-06...........................................2009

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all-time lettermen

FAGG ... FARMER ... FAUGHT ... Fagg, William L. 1957-58 ...........................................1958 Farmer, Walter W. 1938-39...........................................1939 Faught, Ross 1977-78 ...........................................1979 Featherstone, Travis R. 2004-05, 2007-08 ..........................2008 Federico, Sal J. 1970-71 ...........................................1973 Fee, George C. 1942-43, 1943-44, 1944-45.........1945 Feeney, David L. 1975-76, 1975-76...........................1979 Fenske, Brad W. 1993-94, 94-95, 95-96, 96-97 ......1997 Ferguson, Scott R. 2004-05, 05-06, 06-07, 07-08 ......2008 Fern, Albert J. 1946-47, 47-48, 48-49, 49-50 ......1950 Ferrari, Michael 1988-89, 1989-90..........................1991 Ferraro, Joseph F. 1968-69, 1969-70..........................1970 Field, Cary R. 1974-75, 1975-76 ...........................1978 Figliola, Francis 1980-81 ...........................................1983 Fikaris, Peter N. 1952-53, 1953-54, 1954-55.........1955 Finley, Jack D. 1946-47, 1947-48 ..........................1949 Fischer, Harvey H. 1931-32 ...........................................1932 Fishel, Robert R. 1941-42 ...........................................1943 Fisher, Herbert W. 1965-66...........................................1966 Fisher, Merle L. 1930-31 ...........................................1931 Fitzgibbon, James R. 1989-90...........................................1992 Flack, Gary L. 1960-61 ...........................................1961 Forbes, Robert S. 1977-78 ...........................................1981 Forsman, Joseph C. 2002-03, 2003-04, 2004-05 ........2005 Fowler, Garth L. 1964-65, 1966-67..........................1967 Francis, William R. 1977-78, 1980-81 ..........................1981 Frazier, Douglas S. 1973-74 ...........................................1975 French, Michael L. 1984-85, 84-85, 85-86, 86-87......1987 French, Rodney M. 1951-52 ...........................................1953 Friedel, Steven P. 1983-84, 1984-85..........................1985 Frolich, Alexander J. 1935-36...........................................1938 Frye, Arthur H. 1934-35...........................................1935 Fuller, Elisha J. 1944-45...........................................1946


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Huddleston, James M. Hughes, Eric M. Hughes, Kenneth W. Hunter, Garrett M. Hunter, W. Hamilton Huyck, Jere I. Hyde, John B.

1941-42 ...................................Jan. 1943 1976-77 ...........................................1978 1966-67...........................................1969 2008-09...........................................2012 1926-27 ...........................................1927 1964-65...........................................1966 1956-57, 1957-58, 1958-59 .........1959

all-time letterman

ILIFF ... IMLAY ... INGWERSEN ... Iliff, Andrew T. 1988-89...........................................1991 Imlay, Lonnie L. 1978-79, 1979-80, 1980-81 .........1982 Ingwersen, Glenn P. 1942-43 ..........................................1943 Ives, Washington M. 1922-23, 1923-24 .........................1924 Ivy, Edward W. 1948-49...........................................1949 JAMES ... JAMISON ... JOHNSON ... James, William D. 1969-70, 1970-71, 1971-72 .........1972 Jamison, Frank G. 1931-32...........................................1932 Johnson, Carl R. 1974-75 ...........................................1975 Johnson, Christopher D. 1979-80, 1980-81, 1981-82 .........1982 Johnson, Claude A. 1966-67, 1967-68..........................1968 Johnson, Edgar C. 1963-64...........................................1966 Johnson, Francis R. 1920-21, 1921-22 ..........................1923 Johnson, Mark S. 1981-82, 82-83, 83-84, 84-85......1985 Johnson, Robert E. 1972-73, 1973-74...........................1975 Joyce, Sean M. 2007-08, 2008-09 ..........................2011 Juergens, Kenneth G. 1979-80, 1980-81, 1981-82 .........1982 KAMINSKY ... KARNS ... KARNS ... Kaminsky, Kurt D. 1977-78 ...........................................1979 Karns, James M.L. 1951-52, 1952-53, 1953-54 .........1954 Karns, Robert C. 1950-51, 1951-52, 1952-53 .........1953 Karwan, Charles W. 1966-67...........................................1969 Kaufmann, Francis B. 1975-76 ...........................................1979 Kavanaugh, Michael C. 1977-78, 1978-79 ..........................1979 Kellar, Barry F. 1984-85, 1985-86..........................1986 Kelley, James F. 1966-67, 1967-68..........................1968 Kelly, Ryan 1998-99...........................................1999 Kern, William B. 1933-34...........................................1934 Key, Russell B. 1972-73 ........................................... 1976 Kilmer, Thomas A. 1980-81, 1981-82, 1982-83 .........1983 Kim, Douglas Duk S. 1994-95...........................................1995 Kim, Won Sok 1985-86, 1986-87, 1987-88 .........1988 Kirkpatrick, Bobby J. 1985-86, 1986-87, 1987-88 .........1988 Klecker, Daniel J. 1980-81 ...........................................1981 Kreh, Michael L. 1992-93, 93-94, 94-95, 95-96......1996 Kriesel, Melvin E. 1960-61, 1961-62 ..........................1962 Kuehnlein, Todd J. 1994-95, 1995-96..........................1996 Kuhns, Dale H. 1959-60, 1960-61, 1961-62 .........1962 Kurstedt, Harold A. 1926-27 ...........................................1927 Kuznik, Paul B. 1986-87, 87-88, 88-89, 89-90 ......1990 Kyler, Matthew A. 2006-07, 2007-08, 2008-09 .........2010 LAND ... LANGE ... LAROCCA ... Land, Robert A. 1943-44, 1944-45, 1945-46 ........1946 Lange, Philo B. 1947-48, 1948-49, 1949-50 .........1950 LaRocca, Gerard A. 1940-41 ........................................... 1941 Larsen, Christopher J. 1982-83...........................................1983 Larson, Thomas L. 1989-90, 1990-91, 1991-92 .........1992 Lash, Donald J. 1982-83...........................................1983 Lathrop, Scott D. 1988-89...........................................1989 Lenart, Ernest R. 1955-56, 1956-57, 1957-58 .........1958

Lentz, Carl Letko, Joseph M. Lincoln, Lawrence J. Lisle, Stephen N. Lockhart, Dennis O. Lodge, Gerald A. Lotozo, James A. Lucas, Brian Lucero, Gabriel A. Lundgren, Cass D. Lynch, Earl F.

1938-39...........................................1939 1996-97, 1997-98, 1998-99 .........1999 1932-33...........................................1933 1985-86, 1986-87 ..........................1987 1996-97, 1997-98, 1998-99 .........1999 1951-52, 1952-53, 1953-54 .........1954 1938-39...........................................1940 2002-03...........................................2006 2003-04, 2004-05, 2005-06 ........2006 1994-95...........................................1995 1982-83...........................................1986

MAGENNIS ... MAGINN ... MALBA ... Magennis, Matthew 1998-99, 1999-00, 2001-02 .........2002 Maginn, Patrick J. 1995-96, 1996-97, 1997-98 .........1998 Malba, Anthony M. 1985-86, 1986-87, 1987-88 .........1988 Marciniak, Matthew R. 1991-92, 92-93, 93-94, 94-95......1995 Markol, Jonathan A. 1981-82 ...........................................1982 Marston, Morrill E. 1939-40...........................................1940 Martin, Charles 2004-05, 2005-06..........................2006 Martin, Robert N. 1952-53...........................................1953 Martinez, Fernando 2005-06, 2006-07, 2007-08.........2008 Marzec, Chad D. 2002-03, 03-04, 04-05, 05-06 .....2006 Masi, Vincent C. 1977-78, 1978-79, 1979-80 .........1980 Mason, David W. 2008-09...........................................2009 Mather, Linwood B. 1946-47, 1947-48 ..........................1950 Mathews, Jarret D. 1994-95, 95-96, 96-97, 97-98 ......1998 Matthews, Timothy 1997-98 ...........................................1999 Matzelle, Robert 1975-76, 1976-77 ...........................1979 Mauldin, Nick S. 1987-88, 88-89, 89-90, 90-91 ......1991 McAleese, Patrick 1974-75 ........................................... 1977 McAllister, Eric P. 1993-94, 1994-95, 1995-96 ........1996 McArdle, James P. 1970-71, 1971-72, 1972-73 ..........1973 McBeth, William W. 1967-68, 1968-69, 1969-70 ........1970 McBride, James H. 1944-45...........................................1946 McBride, James L. 1938-39...........................................1939 McCarthy, Fox 1954-55...........................................1957 McCormick, David H. 1983-84, 84-85, 85-86, 86-87 .....1987 McCormick, Douglas P. 1988-89, 1989-90, 1990-91.........1991 McCrary, Thomas A. 1933-34 ..........................................1934 McDavid, James E. 1920-21, 1921-22..........................1922 McDermid, Warren C. 1928-29...........................................1929 McDonald, David R. 1978-79, 1979-80, 1980-81 .........1981 McElhose, Alan F. 1959-60, 1961-62 ..........................1962 McGrath, John T. 1976-77, 1977-78...........................1980 McHaney, Gailon M. 1935-36...........................................1938 McKinney, Joseph T. 1944-45...........................................1946 McNulty, Michael L. 1970-71 ........................................... 1971 McPhee, Richard R. 1974-75, 75-76, 76-77, 77-78 .......1978 Meacham, Oren R. 1927-28 ...........................................1928 Meehan, Arthur W. 1927-28...........................................1928 Meldrum, Robert B. 1987-88, 88-89, 89-90, 90-91 ......1991 Mergen, Ryan R. 2006-07, 200707-08, 2008-09 ....2010 Merritt, Paul A. 1980-81, 1981-82 ..........................1982 Messitt, Todd A. 1984-85, 1985-86, 1986-87 .........1987 Meyer, Kurtis A. 1969-70...........................................1970 Meyer, Robert F. 1975-76, 1976-77 ...........................1978 Miller, Allen C. 1935-36...........................................1936 Miller, Carl W. 1934-35...........................................1935 Miller, Eric 1999-00, 2000-01, 2001-02.........2002 Miller, Harrod G. 1922-23...........................................1925 Miller, Hugh H. 1959-60...........................................1961

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1971-72 ...........................................1972 1958-59, 1959-60, 1960-61.........1961 2005-06, 2006-07 ..........................2007 1945-46, 1946-47..........................1947 1931-32 ...........................................1932 1980-81, 1981-82 ..........................1982 1928-29...........................................1929 1942-43...........................................1945 1969-70, 1970-71, 1971-72 ..........1972 1927-28 ...........................................1928 1987-88 ...........................................1988 1948-49, 1949-50, 1950-51.........1951 1967-68, 1968-69..........................1970 1958-59, 1960-61 ..........................1961 1949-50, 1950-51 ..........................1951

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1934-35...........................................1935 1959-60...........................................1961 2001-02, 2002-03, 2003-04.........2004

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QUIROGA ... 2000-01 ...........................................2004

PACKARD ... PAIS ... PALZER ... Packard, Harry B. 1929-30...........................................1930 Pais, Francis C. 1983-84...........................................1984 Palzer, Mark W. 1978-79, 79-80, 80-81, 81-82 ......1982 Parham, William L. 1930-31 ...........................................1931 Parietti, Daniel M. 1981-82, 82-83, 83-84, 84-85 .....1985 Parietti, Michael I. 1981-82, 1982-83, 1983-84.........1984 Pasteur, Ernest L. 1988-89, 1989-90, 1990-91 .........1991 Patten, Scott A. 1967-68, 1968-69, 1969-70.........1970 Paulekas, Alfred E. 1950-51, 1951-52, 1952-53 .........1953 Paxton, John G. 1999-00, 00-01, 01-02, 02-03 ......2003 Penhale, Lance M. 2007-08, 2008-09 ..........................2010 Perrin, Kristopher S. 2000-01, 2001-02 ..........................2004 Perrotta, Gregory S. 1983-84...........................................1986 Peterson, Michael C. 1989-90, 1990-91 ..........................1992 Petit, Kevin S. 1988-89...........................................1989 Phelan, John J. 1935-36...........................................1936 Phillips, Glenn K. 1956-57, 1957-58 ..........................1958 Piechocki, Chad M. 1997-98 ...........................................2001 Pinder, David A. 1984-85, 1985-86..........................1986 Porcelli, Alexander 1987-88, 1988-89, 1989-90 .........1991 Powell, James J. 1995-96...........................................1998 Powers, Robert D. 1969-70, 1970-71 ..........................1972 Predmore, Jeffrey C. 1985-86, 1986-87 ..........................1988

SABIN ... SALINAS ... SANDERS ... Sabin, Jeffery L. 1973-74 ........................................... 1977 Salinas, Jose D. 1996-97 ...........................................1997 Sanders, Connor R. 2003-04, 04-05, 05-06, 06-07......2007 Sather, Peter 1922-23...........................................1924 Saylor, Michael A. 1981-82 ...........................................1982 Scalzo, Louis C. 1949-50...........................................1952 Schermerhorn, John G. 1935-36...........................................1937 Scheuing, Michael E. 1990-91, 1992-93 ..........................1993 Schiering, Daniel M. 2007-08 ...........................................2008 Schmidt, Ernest G. 1923-24, 1926-27 ..........................1927 Schmucker, Rodney 1994-95...........................................1998 Schneider, Mark M. 1982-83, 1983-84..........................1985 Schoonover, John C. 1972-73, 1973-74, 1974-75..........1975 Schroeder, Ronald E. 2001-02, 2002-03, 2003-04.........2004 Scureman, Mark A. 1963-64, 1964-65, 1965-66.........1966 Seagreaves, Ryan D.* 1995-96, 1996-97, 1997-98 .........1998 Sears, Stephen R. 1964-65...........................................1966 Selby, Vernon R. 1923-24, 1926-27 ..........................1927 Semmel, Dennis W. 1982-83, 83-84, 84-85, 85-86 .....1986 Sepeta, Raymond G. 1963-64, 1964-65, 1965-66.........1966 Severo, Anthony E. 2002-03, 03-04, 04-05, 05-06 .....2006 Shapiro, Jeffrey M. 1985-86, 1986-87, 1987-88 .........1988 Sharkness, Edward J. 1962-63, 1963-64, 1964-65.........1965

NARDOTTI ... NATVIG ... NEIGER ... Nardotti, Michael J. 1966-67, 1967-68, 1968-69.........1969 Natvig, Cliff M. 1960-61, 1961-62, 1962-63 .........1963 Neiger, John 1934-35 ..........................................1935 Nerove, Darrel W. 1984-85, 85-86, 86-87, 87-88......1988 Nicholson, John W. 1954-55, 1955-56 .........................1956 Nicholson, Samuel N. 1947-48, 1949-50 ..........................1950 Nicholson, Todd S. 1986-87 ...........................................1987 Nickla, Raymond H. 1960-61, 1961-62, 1962-63 .........1963 Nilson, Matthew T. 1991-92, 1992-93 ..........................1993 Noback, John P. 1988-89...........................................1989 Novogratz, Robert M. 1956-57, 1958-59 ..........................1959 Nye, Ryan J. 2007-08 ...........................................2010

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O’BRIEN ... O’DANIEL ... O’DOWD ... O’Brien, William T. 1992-93...........................................1993 O’Daniel, Romy D. 1991-92, 1993-94, 1994-95 .........1995 O’Dowd, John B. 1977-78 ...........................................1978 Olentine, Charles G. 1946-47, 1947-48, 1948-49 .........1949 Orr, Matthew L. 1992-93...........................................1996 Owen, Scott D. 1977-78 ...........................................1981

RAABE ... RAGLIN ... RANCK ... Raabe, Ralph C. 1945-46, 46-47, 47-48, 48-49 ......1949 Raglin, Paul S. 1966-67, 1967-68, 1968-69.........1969 Ranck, Joseph R. 1928-29...........................................1929 Rankin, Fred W. 1942-43, 1943-44, 1944-45.........1945 Reed, Charles R. 2007-08 ...........................................2010 Reedy, Tye L. 2004-05...........................................2005 Reese, Simon R. 1990-91, 1991-92, 1992-93 .........1993 Reid, Loren D. 1955-56, 1956-57* .......................1958 Reynolds, Douglas W. 2004-05...........................................2005 Reynolds, Robert R. 2002-03, 2003-04..........................2004 Rhonehouse, Brian L. 1984-85, 1985-86..........................1987 Rippley, John G. 1985-86, 86-87, 87-88, 88-89 ......1989 Ritacco, Raymond D. 1969-70, 1970-71, 1971-72 ..........1972 Rivera, Alberto 1996-97 ...........................................2000 Robbins, Robert D. 1963-64, 1964-65, 1965-66.........1966 Roberts, Dean B. 1995-96...........................................1996 Robertson, Edwin W. 1946-47 ...........................................1947 Robertson, George S. 1955-56, 1957-58 ..........................1958 Rodriquez, Anthony V. 1974-75, 1975-76 ...........................1978 Rogers, William D. 1980-81 ...........................................1982 Rombough, Douglas H. 1983-84, 1984-85..........................1985 Rose, Bernard C. 1926-27 ...........................................1927 Ross, Matthew S. 1997-98, 98-99, 99-00, 00-01 ......2001 Rowan, Brian 2005-06, 06-07, 07-08, 08-09 ......2009 Rushatz, Alfred S. 1959-60, 1960-61, 1961-62 .........1962 Rushton, Jason 1978-79, 1980-81, 1981-82 .........1982 Russ, Charles 1998-99, 1999-00..........................2002 Russell, Vincent K. 1993-94, 1994-95, 1995-96.........1996 Ryon, David S. 1981-82, 1982-83 ..........................1983


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Shepherd, James M. Shoemaker, Brian D. Shone, Stephen M. Short, John I. Siegfried, Scott F. Simpson, Patrick M. Simpson, Phillip M. Simpson, William Singleton, Jeremy Sjolinder, William W. Skelton, Chester A. Smellow, Samuel Smith, Alan J. Smith, Brent Smith, Casey L. Smith, David B. Smith, Michael G. Smith, Robert M. Smith, Travis A. Snook, Christian Soekardi, Ismyanto I. Song, Robert M. Speiser, Robin G. Spengler, Daniel S. Sprigg, Michael Stacey, Thomas F. Stanowicz, Joseph J. Starks, Richard S. Starostanko, Albert J. Steenlage, John R. Stewart, George C. Stewart, LeRoy J. Stockdale, Gale E. Stockstill, Bradley Strasbourger, Edward Stratton, James R. Stroker, James F. Sullivan, Daniel P. Sullivan, Garrett J. Sullivan, Kevin M. Sullivan, Paul H. Sundt, Thoralf M. Swanson, Mark W. Swygert, Donald R. Szwec, Timothy W.

1938-39...........................................1939 1989-90, 1990-91 ..........................1991 1987-88 ...........................................1989 1985-86...........................................1989 1996-97, 1997-98, 1998-99 .........1999 2002-03, 03-04, 04-05, 05-06 .....2006 2001-02, 02-03, 03-04, 04-05......2005 2005-06, 06-07, 07-08, 08-09 ......2009 1997-98, 1998-99, 1999-00 .........2000 1991-92, 92-93, 93-94, 94-95 ......1995 1942-43...........................................1945 1930-31 ...........................................1931 1965-66...........................................1968 2005-06, 2006-07 ..........................2007 2007-08, 2008-09 ..........................2011 1997-98 ...........................................1999 1968-69...........................................1969 1922-23 ..........................................1923 1990-91, 1993-94 ..........................1994 2006-07, 2007-08 ..........................2008 1984-85...........................................1988 2002-03...........................................2003 1932-33...........................................1933 1931-32 ...........................................1932 2005-06, 06-07, 07-08, 08-09 ......2009 1984-85...........................................1985 1942-43, 1943-44, 1944-45.........1945 2006-07, 2007-08, 2008-09 .........2010 1985-86...........................................1986 1963-64, 1964-65, 1965-66 ........1966 1921-22 ...........................................1923 1921-22 ...........................................1922 1943-44, 1944-45, 1945-46.........1946 1989-90...........................................1992 1958-59, 1959-60..........................1960 1971-72, 1972-73, 1973-74 .......... 1974 1930-31 ...........................................1931 1982-83, 1983-84, 1984-85 ........1985 1974-75 ...........................................1978 1982-83...........................................1983 1976-77, 1977-78...........................1978 1950-51 ...........................................1952 1994-95...........................................1995 1950-51, 1951-52 ..........................1952 1988-89...........................................1991

TEBBEN ... TEPLEY ... TERRY ... Tatz, Michael 2006-07 ...........................................2007 Tebben, Gerald D. 1951-52, 52-53, 53-54, 54-55 ......1955 Tepley, Thomas J. 2003-04, 2004-05 .........................2005 Terry, Robert D. 1941-42 ...........................................1942 Thevenet, Stanley E. 1945-46, 1946-47, 1947-48 .........1948 Thobaben, Nathan J. 2004-05, 05-06, 06-07, 07-08 ......2008 Thomas, Jerry J. 1995-96, 1996-97, 1997-98 .........1998 Thome, Casey R. 2007-08, 2008-09 ..........................2011 Thompson, Jeffery B. 1989-90, 1991-92, 1992-93 .........1993 Thompson, Richard G. 1976-77 ...........................................1978 Thompson, Thomas D. 1962-63, 1963-64..........................1965 Thompson, William V. 1932-33...........................................1933 Thornburg, Todd G. 1993-94, 1995-96, 1996-97.........1997 Tonetti, Oscar C. 1940-41 ........................................... 1941 Topping, Ethan E. 1996-97 ...........................................1997

Tran, Thang Trettin, Thomas K. Tucker, Cary J. Tucker, Robert S. Turner, Herbert B. Turner, Robert M.

2006-07 ...........................................2007 1972-73 ...........................................1973 1990-91, 1992-93 ..........................1993 1990-91, 1991-92 ..........................1992 1947-48 ...........................................1949 1979-80, 80-81, 81-82, 82-83 ......1983

VAN EPPS ... VANBUSKIRK ... VANDUZER ... Van Epps, Geoffrey R. 1994-95...........................................1995 VanBuskirk, Michael S. 1995-96...........................................1996 VanDuzer, Nathan H. 1990-91 ...........................................1991 VanHorn, Thurston 1976-77 ...........................................1979 Vanneman, Robert G. 1961-62, 1962-63 ..........................1963 Vantress, Jack E. 1989-90, 1990-91, 1991-92 .........1992 Vaughan, Herbert G. 1961-62, 1962-63, 1963-64 .........1964 Verenna, Tony K. 1996-97 ...........................................1997 Vetter, Frank W. 1983-84...........................................1985 Vetter, Jacob D. 2008-09...........................................2011 Volkman, Samuel L. 1993-94, 1994-95 .........................1995 Vottero, Robert F. 1974-75, 1975-76, 1976-77 ..........1978 WAGNER ... WAGNER ... WALLER ... Wagner, Mark R. 1979-80 ...........................................1981 Wagner, Scott D. 1978-79, 1979-80 ..........................1981 Waller, Benjamin E. 1955-56...........................................1957 Ward, Brien D. 1952-53, 1953-54, 1954-55.........1955 Ward, Douglas J. 1972-73, 1973-74........................... 1976 Warnick, David A. 1989-90, 90-91, 91-92, 92-93 ......1993 Wasson, John R. 1949-50, 1950-51 ..........................1951 Webb, William L. 1969-70, 1970-71, 1971-72 ..........1972 Weisenseel, Gerald E. 1956-57, 1957-58, 1958-59 .........1959 Welker, Floyd R. 1961-62 ...........................................1964 Welles, George H. 1940-41........................................... 1941 Wernimont, Aaron N. 2004-05...........................................2008 Wetzel, William T. 1953-54...........................................1956 Weyand, Alexander M. 1949-50...........................................1951 White, Walter C. 1920-21 ...........................................1923 White, Wayne N. 1950-51 ...........................................1952 Wilderman, Glenn R. 1962-63...........................................1964 Wilkinson, Glenn F. 1972-73 ........................................... 1974 Williams, John F. 1921-22 ...........................................1924 Williams, Robert L. 1931-32 ...........................................1932 Wimberly, David C. 1995-96, 1996-97, 1997-98 .........1998 Winborn, Edwin G. 1961-62, 1962-63, 1963-64.........1964 Windsor, Thomas B. 1939-40...........................................1942 Wisman, Todd J. 2002-03, 03-04, 04-05, 05-06 .....2006 Wohlwender, Edward 1979-80, 80-81, 81-82, 82-83 ......1983 Wood, David P. 1942-43, 1943-44..........................1944 Woods, James C. 1958-59...........................................1959 Worthy, Anthony M. 1997-98, 98-99, 99-00, 00-01 ......2001 Wright, Neiland L. 1989-90, 1990-91 ..........................1991 Wright, Todd J. 1989-90, 90-91, 91-92, 92-93 ......1993 YEGGE ... YOUNG ... YSTUETA ... Yegge, Troy A. 1996-97, 97-98, 98-99, 99-00 ......2000 Young, Walter 1925-26...........................................1926 Ystueta, William F. 1990-91 ...........................................1991 Zeeman, Eric W.

ZEEMAN ... 1988-89, 1989-90..........................1990

* Received varsity letters at both Army and Air Force in 1996-97

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Since its founding two centuries ago, the U.S. Military Academy has accomplished its mission by developing cadets in four critical areas: intellectual, physical, military, and moral-ethical - a four-year process called the “West Point Experience.” It remains committed to the task of producing commissioned leaders of character for America’s Army. Today, the Academy graduates more than 900 new officers annually, which represents approximately 25 percent of the new lieutenants required by the Army each year. Gen. Douglas MacArthur once said, “Upon the fields of friendly strife are sown the seeds that upon other fields, on other days, will bear the fruits of victory.” That statement is a testament to the high regard in which the Academy holds athletics and the role of a vibrant and competitive intercollegiate program. Great leaders such as Grant and Lee, Pershing and MacArthur, Eisenhower and Patton, Westmoreland and Schwarzkopf are among the more than 50,000 graduates of the U.S. Military Academy. Countless others have served society in the fields of medicine, law, business, politics, and science following their careers in uniform. Army’s storied wrestling program has produced its share of leaders both militarily and privately. Today, Army’s grappler is well-versed in “Duty, Honor, Country,” and is provided with all the tools to be a leader of character in the Army and in the business world.

Name Phillip Simpson Jeremy Singleton Patrick Maginn Mark Swanson Edward Watto Chris Ackerman Jacob Garcia Scott Smith Doug McCormick E.J. Pasteur Scott Lathrop Chris Board Treavor Emey Todd Messitt Dan Costigan Barry Kellar Dan Schafer Douglas Rombaugh Thomas Fish Ken Tovo Dan Enright Joseph Corrigan Michael Kavanaugh Jim Weger Richard Thompson Rand Ballard Mark Grotte Chuck Allen Stephen Trauth Gregory Moore Tom Bradshaw Edward Hetrick Michael McNulty Michael Nardotti J.K. Kelly Robert Lenz Robert Robbins Kenneth Carlson Bob Steenlage Bill Thomas Mike Natvig Thomas Magness Warren “Buzz” Glenn Bob Novogratz Fred Mayer Jack Woodmansee J.W. Nicholson Brien Ward Gerald Lodge Robert Karns Al Paulekas

Comission Infantry Aviation Engineers Engineers Infantry Infantry Naval Aviation Infantry Infantry Field Artillery Armor Field Artillery Aviation Aviation Med Corps Air Defense Artillery Field Artillery Aviation Infantry Special Forces Air Defense Artillery Engineers Air Defense Artillery Transport/Aviation Engineeers Air Defense Artillery Engineers Armor Intelligence Field Artillery Med Service Corps Air Defense Artillery Armor/Aviation Infantry/ JAG Armor Infantry Infantry Artillery Signal Corps Field Artillery Artillery Engineer Air Force Transportation Infantry Armor Armor Air Force Engineers Air Force Artillery

Rank 2nd Lt. 1st Lt. Capt. Capt. Capt. Capt. Lt. Capt. Capt. Capt. Maj. Maj. Capt. Maj. Maj. 1st Lt. Capt. Lt. Col. Maj. Lt. Col Capt. Lt. Col. Lt. Col. Lt. Col. Col. Capt. Capt. Col. Lt. Col. Lt. Col. Capt. Capt. Lt. Col. Maj. Gen. Capt. Lt. Col. Capt. Capt. Capt. Capt. Maj. Col. Lt. Col. Col. Lt. Col. Lt. Gen. Brig. Gen. Maj. Gen. 1st Lt. Brig.Gen. 1st Lt.

Current Employment Army, World Class Athlete Program Blackhawk Pilot Assistant Brigade Engineer, Korea Scientist/Engineer with Threat Reduction Agency Medical Sales Representative Customer Fulfillment Manager, IBM Supply Student, Stanford Graduate School of Business Senior Advisor to a National Guard Infantry Batallion Managing Director, Thayer Capital-Asset Managers Manufacturing Planner at GM Engine Plant Assistant Professor/Research Scientists, USMA Quality Engineer Director of Education and Training for Blackstone Med. Inc. Executive Officer for 3rd Squadron, 17th Calvary Regiment Doctor Director of General Electric Plastic Comp. Strategic Account Executive for Netplex Systems Assistant Program Manager, Special Missions Unit Senior Advisor at Computer Science Corporation Battalion Commander 3-10th SFG Senior VP Global Crossing Deputy Commander for Civil Works, Mobile District Corporate Account Manager for GE Medical Systems Product Manager for Scout/Attack Cobra Helicopter Commander, US Army Engineer District President, MedAssets Investment Management Analyst/Consultant, Piper Jaffray Adjunct professor to the JAG School, Charlottesville, Va. Senior Analyst, Assurance Tech Corporation Command Historian for Florida National Guard Vice President, operation, Wayne Memorial Hospital President, Facility Development and Management, LLC General Engineer Working in Missile Defense Agency Partner in DC Law firm, Patton Bogs LLP Associate Prof of MBA/MPA programs at Notre Dame Director of Class and Annual Giving, AOG Pennsylvania State Senator, 50th District Special Agent, FBI Motivational Speaker and President of Computer Company Retired-formerly Chief Operation Officer SAFECO Insurance Manager of Equipment Company Vice President of Environmental Consulting Firm Test Engineer, National Missile Defense Vice President of Warner and Associates Space Shuttle Program, NASA CEO/President of Tactical and Rescue Equipment, LLC Secretary of American Battle Monuments Commission Boeing Corporation Chairman and partner in Inno Ven Capital Goodyear General Manager, Top Track Center, Inc.

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Year 2004 2000 1998 1995 1995 1992 1992 1992 1991 1991 1990 1989 1989 1987 1987 1986 1986 1985 1983 1983 1982 1982 1979 1978 1978 1977 1976 1976 1974 1974 1974 1973 1971 1969 1968 1967 1966 1966 1966 1966 1963 1961 1960 1959 1958 1956 1956 1955 1954 1953 1953


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The 2009-10 Army wrestling media guide has been prepared to assist the media in its coverage of the Black Knights this winter. Requests for additional information should be directed to Ryan Yanoshak, Assistant Director of Athletic Communications or Tim Volkmann, Assistant Director of Athletic Communications

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MEDIA/PHOTO CREDENTIALS Requests for working media credentials for 2009--10 Army Wrestling home matches at Christl Arena must be made through Ryan Yanoshak or Tim Volkmann, Assistant Directors of Athletic Communications. Photographers attending home matches must wear proper credentials and are granted floor access. Limited space is available and positions will be made available on a priority basis. RADIO INFORMATION The U.S. Military Academy will provide one (1) telephone line for one visiting radio station. Accommodations for visiting radio can be arranged through Ryan Yanoshak or Tim Volkmann. There is a $75 rental fee for analog lines for all visiting radio stations and all calls should be charged to the outlet or billed to a credit card. Checks must be payable to: Army Athletic Association and received by the day of the match. For additional information on reserving phone lines contact Ryan Yanoshak (845) 938-7197 or Tim Volkmann at (845) 938-6929. THE ARMY “A” LINE Postmatch wrestling reports are available throughout the season on the Army “A” Line at 845-938-ARMY. Information on the wrestling team, as well as the Academy’s other 24 varsity sports, can be obtained by following the recorded directions.

FOR MORE INFORMATION ON ARMY WRESTLING, CONTACT Ryan Yanoshak 845-938-7197 (office) 845-406-1130 (cellular) Ryan.Yanoshak@usma.edu or Tim Volkmann 845-938-6692 (office) 845-222-0822 (cellular) Timothy.Volkmann@usma.edu

ITT KNIGHT VISION Army’s multi-media platform, ITT Knight Vision, will continue to provide match previews, feature stories and live coverage events at www.goARMYsports.com. Six matches are slated to be shown live on ITT Knight Vision this season, the most that have ever run as part of the subscription package. ITT Knight Vision Wrestling Schedule Nov. 24 vs. Bucknell, 7:30 p.m. Dec. 10 vs. Rider, 7:30 p.m. Jan. 8 vs. Hofstra, 7:30 p.m. Jan. 10 vs. USMMA, 2 p.m. Jan. 10 vs. Boston 4 p.m. Jan. 10 vs. Rutgers, 6 p.m. TELEVISION INFORMATION Special arrangements for television must be made in advance for any broadcast of Army wrestling. Location of cameras, announcers and production equipment will be determined on a case-to-case basis. Contact Ryan Yanoshak or Tim Volkmann with any questions regarding television rights to Army wrestling home matches. PLAYER/COACH INTERVIEWS Army wrestlers and coaches will be available to the media throughout the season. All interviews must be arranged through the Office of Athletic Communications. To insure availability, please allow 24hour notice prior to your need for an athlete or coach interview. Please call Ryan Yanoshak at (845) 938-7197 or Tim Volkmann, at (845) 938-6929 for all interviews, so that proper arrangements can be made so not to interfere with academics, work or practice. ARMY WRESTLING ONLINE Up-to-the-minute information on the Army wrestling program can be obtained at www.goARMYsports.com. The wrestling section on the site includes current and past press releases, up-to-date statistics, the 2009-10 roster, player and coach profiles, schedule and results. For more information log on to the Army Athletics Web site at: www. goARMYsports.com.

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Getting To West Point From the North (Upstate New York): Take I-87 (N.Y.S. Thruway) South to Exit 16 (Harriman). Follow Route 6 East to Route 293 East. Take Route 9W South to West Point’s “Stony Lonesome Gate.” From the South (New York City/ New Jersey): Take I-87 to Exit 16 (Harriman). Follow Route 6 East to Route 293 East. Take Route 9W South to West Point’s “Stony Lonesome Gate.” From the Northeast (New England): Take I-84 West across the NewburghBeacon Bridge to Route 9W South. Follow Route 9W South to West Point’s “Stony Lonesome Gate.” From the Southeast (New York City): Take Route 287 West across the Tappan Zee Bridge, which becomes I-87. Follow to Exit 13N for Palisades Parkway North. Follow to the Bear Mountain traffic circle. Go three-quarters of the way around the circle and take Route 9W North to West Point’s “Stony Lonesome Gate.” From the West (Western New York): Take Route 17 East to Exit 130A (Harriman). Take Route 6 East to Route 293 East. Take Route 9W South to West Point’s “Stony Lonesome Gate.”

TWITTER The Army Athletic Association will continue to provide twitter updates at www. twitter.com/ArmyAthletics. This free service is a great way for Army wrestling fans to get updates and stay current with the Black Knights. BLOGS Once again, the Army Athletic Association will blog live from selected matches. Check back to www.goARMYsports.com for specific dates.

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Army At The NCAA Tournament 2007, 2008 - Nathan Thobaben

2007, 2008 - Fernando Martinez

2006 - Jon Anderson

2008, 2009 - Richard Starks

2008 - Christian Snook

2009 marked the fourth straight year that Army had at least three wrestlers qualify for the NCAA Tournament. A total of 24 Army wrestlers have qualified for the championships under head coach Chuck Barbee since he took the program over in 2001.


2009-10 A RMY W RESTLING S CHEDULE November Sat. Sat. Sat. Tue.

7 14 21 24

at Clarion Open at Oklahoma-Gold Classic at Body Bar Invitational BUCKNELL $

Clarion, Pa. Brockport, N.Y. Ithaca, N.Y. West Point, N.Y. (Gillis)

All Day All Day All Day 7:30 p.m.

December Thur. 10 Sat. 12 Tue.-Wed. 29-30

RIDER at American at Southern Scuffle

West Point, N.Y. (Gillis) Washington, D.C. Greensboro, N.C.

7:30 p.m. TBA All Day

January Fri. Sun. Sun. Sun. Fri.-Sat. Sat. Sat.

8 10 10 10 22-23 30 30

HOFSTRA U.S. MERCHANT MARINE BOSTON UNIVERSITY RUTGERS $ at N.Y. State Championships at Brown $ at Harvard $

West Point, N.Y. (Gillis) West Point, N.Y. (Christl) West Point, N.Y. (Christl) West Point, N.Y. (Christl) Ithaca, N.Y. Providence, R.I. Cambridge, Mass.

7:30 p.m. 2 p.m. 4 p.m. 6 p.m. All Day 12 p.m. 5 p.m.

February Sat. Sat. Sat. Sat.

6 13 13 20

at Academy Championships MILLERSVILLE SACRED HEART at Navy $

Annapolis, Md. West Point, N.Y. (Gillis) West Point, N.Y. (Gillis) Annapolis, Md.

All Day 4 p.m. 6 p.m. 7 p.m.

March Sat.-Sun. Thu.-Sun.

6-7 18-20

at EIWA Championships at NCAA Championships

Bethlehem, Pa. Omaha, Neb.

All Day All Day

Home matches in BOLD at Gillis Field House or Christl Arena $ - Eastern Intercollegiate Wrestling Association (EIWA) Match Schedule subject to change All times Eastern

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