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QUICK FACTS/TABLE TABLE OF CONTENTS MEDIA INFORMATION Covering The Black Knights .......................................... 2 Schedule .........................................................Back Cover

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WEST POINT Wrestling Facilities ........................................................ 3 This Is West Point .......................................................4-5 Why West Point?.........................................................6-7 Distinguished Alumni .................................................8-9 Admissions/Academics ........................................ 10-11 Athlete Opportunities ..................................................12 USMA Prep School ......................................................13 Athletic Training ...........................................................14 Strength & Conditioning .............................................15 Academy Leadership...................................................16 THE BLACK KNIGHTS Roster Breakdown ................................................. 18-19 Head Coach Joe Heskett....................................... 20-21 Assistant Coaches/Support Staff ........................ 22-23 Season Outlook ..................................................... 24-27 Black Knight Bios .................................................. 28-41 SEASON IN REVIEW 2010-11 Statistics ......................................................42 2010-11 Results ................................................... 43-44

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ARMY WRESTLING HISTORY EIWA ....................................................................... 45-47 All-Time Series Records ..............................................48 History .................................................................... 49-51 All-Americans ......................................................... 52-53 Team Awards ......................................................... 54-55 All-Time Lettermen ................................................ 56-60 Where Are They Now ...................................................61

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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 individuals responsible for making the Army wrestling program what it is today.

THE 2011-12 ARMY WRESTLING MEDIA GUIDE is an official publication of the U.S. Military Academy Office of Athletic Communications under the direction of Senior Executive Associate AD Bob Beretta. The guide was designed, written and edited by Assistant Director of Athletic Communications Christian Anderson. Editing assistance was provided by Pam Flenke and Mady Salvani. Photos courtesy of the USMA DPTMS, Stockton Photo, Inc., Jon Malinowski, Mark Aikman and Mady Salvani. Special thanks to Roy DeBoer for the NCAA Championship photos.

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Location .................................................West Point, N.Y. Founded ............................................... March 16, 1802 ......................................................by an Act of Congress Enrollment ............................................................ 4,400 Superintendent ................... Lt. Gen. David H. Huntoon Athletics Director ....................................... Boo Corrigan Nickname..................................................Black Knights Colors ............................................Black, Gold and Gray Conference ............................................................. EIWA Head Coach ................................................. Joe Heskett Alma Mater ..............................................Iowa State ’01 Record at Army ............................................ 7-9 (1 year) Career Record........................................................ same Assistant Coach......................................... Dan Mitcheff Alma Mater ..............................................Kent State ’10 Assistant Coach............................................ Paul Young Alma Mater ...................................................Indiana ’11 Volunteer Assistant Coach.......................Terry Madden Alma Mater .......................................Hunter College ’07 Director of Wrestling Operations ................ Paul Merritt Alma Mater ..................................................... USMA ’82 Athletic Trainer .....................................Kent Bultemeier Head Officer Rep. ..........................Lt. Col. Todd Messitt Wrestling Office Phone........................ (845) 938-3123 Senior Executive Assoc. AD ........................Bob Beretta Wrestling Contact ............................Christian Anderson Office Phone ........................................ (845) 938-6929 Cell Phone............................................ (845) 554-6023 E-Mail ............................christian.anderson@usma.edu Army “A” Line ...................................... (845) 938-ARMY Web Site ................................. www.goARMYsports.com First Year of Wrestling ............................................1920 All-Time Record ................................656-422-37 (.605) 2010-11 Overall Record ........................................... 7-9 2010-11 Conference Record .................................... 2-5 2011 Postseason .............................................9th EIWA 2011-12 Team Captains .... Travis Coffey, Jimmy Rafferty Facility (Capacity): ........................Christl Arena (5,043) ............................................... Gillis Field House (2,000)

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COVERING THE BLACK KNIGHTS The 2011-12 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 Christian Anderson, Assistant Director of Athletic Communications. MEDIA/PHOTO CREDENTIALS Requests for working media credentials for 2011-12 Army Wrestling home matches at Christl Arena must be made through Christian Anderson, Assistant Director 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.

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 2011-12 roster, player and coach profiles, schedule and results. For more information log on to the Army Athletics Web site at: www. goARMYsports.com.

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 Christian Anderson. 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 Christian Anderson at (845) 938-6929.

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.

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.

ITT KNIGHT VISION Army’s multi-media platform, ITT Knight Vision, will continue to provide match previews, feature stories and live coverage of events at www.goARMYsports.com.

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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 Christian Anderson 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 24-hour notice prior to your need for an athlete or coach interview. Please call Christian Anderson at (845) 938-6929 to set up interviews, so that proper arrangements can be made so not to interfere with academics, work or practice.

BLOGS Once again, the Army Athletic Association will blog live from selected matches. Check back to www.goARMYsports.com for specific dates.

Three matches are slated to be shown live on ITT Knight Vision this season. Army multi-media and broadcasting assistant Rick Johnston will provide play-by-play of all the matches.

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.”

ITT Knight Vision Wrestling Schedule Nov. 8 vs. Rider, 7 p.m. Jan. 8 vs. Rutgers, 3 p.m. Feb. 7 vs. Bucknell, 7 p.m.

FOR MORE INFORMATION ABOUT ARMY WRESTLING, CONTACT: Christian Anderson Assistant Director, Athletic Media Relations Office: Cell: Fax: Email:

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ARMY WRESTLING FACILITIES 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 Joe Heskett 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.

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UNITED STATES MILITARY ACADEMY

THE UNITED STATES

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UNITED STATES MILITARY ACADEMY 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 and the nation, life at West Point has changed to keep pace. Ever mindful of its rich heritage, the U.S. Military 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 selfdirected 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. 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


WHY WEST POINT?

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

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“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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WHY WEST POINT?

“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

“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

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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


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AT WEST POINT, IT IS OFTEN SAID ... “MUCH OF THE HISTORY WE TEACH WAS MADE BY PEOPLE WE TAUGHT.” PAGE 8


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BORMAN 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. 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.

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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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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WEST POINT ADMISSIONS

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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,

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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.


WEST POINT ACADEMICS 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

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.

> 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 ing 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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*Major programs accredited by the Engineer-

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


ATHLETE OPPORTUNITIES CENTER FOR ENHANCED PERFORMANCE 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 selfregulation 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.

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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.


UNITED STATES MILITARY ACADEMY PREP SCHOOL

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 reevaluate 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 are expected to work diligently to surpass course standards in all areas. Those candidates who do not perform to the course standards are counAbout USMAPS The purpose of the United States Mili- seled, given specific tary Academy Preparatory School is to pre- remedial actions to pare selected candidates for admission to improve performance, West Point; providing focused academic, and, in most cases, military and physical instruction in a moral-ethical military school environment in given an opportunity order to prepare and motivate candidates to remediate the mafor success at the United States Military terial. Students who Academy. repeatedly fail to atThe U.S. Military Academy Prepara- tain course standards tory School, known as USMAPS, the Prep may be disenrolled by School, or West Point Prep, was formally established in 1946, but the history of the Commandant. Academic weeks prepping of soldiers for West Point has been done since Congress enacted legis- are organized with lation in 1916 authorizing appointments “A” days and “B” days for soldiers to West Point. The school ex- running alternately. ists today as an “avenue of opportunity” This allows flexibilto a carefully selected group of soldiers ity in scheduling reand civilians by providing them the academic, leadership and physical skills that quired courses and will prepare them for success as cadets at for efficiency in the use of instructors and the United States Military Academy. Located at Fort Monmouth, New Jer- facilities. The acasey, West Point Prep prepares cadet can- demic year consists didates for West Point with a foundation of four quarters, of 40 that will last them beyond admission to classroom days durathe Academy and well into the future as tion each. Grading is leaders of character for the nation. West Point Prep is primarily an aca- accomplished against demic institution that accepts students standard objectives and soldiers from diverse backgrounds and criteria. Test reand challenges them to meet and exceed sults are not curved. West Point’s rigorous admission stan- All students who atdards. As a military school with a career tain the same level of focus, West Point Prep also develops the foundation of professional and physical performance against attributes needed for growth as an officer the standard receive in the U.S. Army. the same grade.


ATHLETIC TRAINING

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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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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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ACADEMY LEADERSHIP

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LT. GENERAL DAVID H. HUNTOON, JR. SUPERINTENDENT Lieutenant General David H. Huntoon, Jr. became the 58th Superintendent of the United States Military Academy in July 2010. He had previously served as Director of the Army Staff in January 2008. Huntoon was commissioned from West Point in 1973. From 1973-1986, he served as an infantry officer in a series of command and staff assignments with the 3rd Infantry Regiment at Fort Myer, Va., the 9th Infantry Division at Fort Lewis, Wash., the 7th Army Training Command at Vilseck, Germany, and with the 3rd Infantry Division in Aschaffenburg, Germany. From 1986-1988, Huntoon attended the Command and General Staff College at Fort Leavenworth, Kans. and the School for Advanced Military Studies. He then served in the Directorate of Plans, XVIII Airborne Corps, Fort Bragg, N.C., as Senior War Plans Officer (Operation Just Cause), Deputy Director of Plans (Operations Desert Shield and Desert Storm), and Director of Plans. Huntoon commanded 5th Battalion, 20th Infantry (Mechanized) at Camp Casey, Korea, and served as Chief of Plans, CJ3, Combined Forces Command and United Nations Command, Yongsan from 1992-94. In 1994-95, he was the Army’s National Security Fellow at the Hoover Institution, Stanford University. He then took command of the 3rd U.S. Infantry Regiment (The Old Guard), Fort Myer, Va. Huntoon’s next assignment was the Executive Officer to the Chief of Staff of the United States Army. Prior to that assignment, he served as the Assistant Division Commander of the 1st Cavalry Division, Fort Hood, Texas, and from 2000-2002, he was the Deputy Commandant of the US Army Command and General Staff College. Huntoon moved on to become the Director of Strategy, Plans and Policy, Army G3, at the Pentagon. In August 2003, he was assigned as the 46th Commandant, United States Army War College, Carlisle Barracks, Pennsylvania. Huntoon’s awards include the Distinguished Service Medal, Legion of Merit (6th Award), and the Bronze Star; Expert Infantryman’s Badge, Parachute Qualification Badge, and the Ranger Tab. He has a Masters of Arts in International Relations from Georgetown University and a Masters in Military Arts and Sciences from the CGSC Advanced Military Studies Program.

BRIG. GENERAL THEODORE D. MARTIN COMMANDANT OF CADETS Brigadier General Theodore D. Martin, a former Army swimmer and captain of the 1982-83 Black Knights’ swimming team, returned to West Point in July 2011 to assume command of the United States Corps of Cadets as the 73rd Commandant of Cadets. Martin graduated from the United States Military Academy in 1983 and was commissioned a Second Lieutenant in the armor branch of the U.S. Army. His military education includes the Armor Officer Basic Course (cavalry track), the Infantry Officer Advanced Course, the Naval College of Command and Staff, and the Army War College. He holds a master’s degree in national security & strategic studies from the Naval War College, a master’s degree in strategic studies from the Army War College, and a master’s degree in business from Webster University. Martin’s command experience includes Commander, C Company, 2nd Battalion, 64th Armor Regiment, 3rd Infantry Division, Federal Republic of Germany; Commander, 1st Squadron, 10th U.S. Cavalry Regiment (Buffalo Soldiers), 4th Infantry Division, Fort Hood, Texas and Operation Iraqi Freedom in Iraq; Commander, 1st Heavy Brigade Combat Team, 4th Infantry Division, Fort Hood, Texas and Operation Iraqi Freedom in Iraq; Commander, Operations Group (COG), National Training Center, Fort Irwin, Calif.; and Commandant & 45th Chief of Armor, U.S. Army Armor School, Fort Benning, Ga. Beyond command, Martin has served in a wide variety of staff and leadership assignments including duty in the 1st Armor Training Brigade, Fort Knox, Ky.; the Combined Arms Command-Training, Fort Leavenworth, Kan.; Advisor to the Imam Mohammed bin Saud Brigade and later the Prince Sa’ad bin Abdul Rahman Brigade, Kingdom of Saudi Arabia; Joint Improvised Explosive DeviceDefeat Task Force as the Iraq Field Team Leader, Baghdad, Iraq; and Human Resource Command, Alexandria, Va., as Armor Branch Chief and Chief of Combat Arms Division. Brigadier General Martin’s awards and decorations include the Legion of Merit with two oak leaf clusters, Bronze Star Medal with “V” device and two oak leaf clusters, Meritorious Service Medal with six oak leaf clusters, Army Commendation Medal with oak leaf cluster, and the Army Achievement Medal with four oak leaf clusters. Additionally, he has earned the Combat Action Badge and Parachutist Badge. Martin is a member of the 10th U.S. Cavalry Regiment (Buffalo Soldiers) and is the recipient of the Order of Saint George, the Order of Saint Barbara, and the Order of Saint Maurice (Primicerius).

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BRIG. GENERAL TIM TRAINOR DEAN OF THE ACADEMIC BOARD Brigadier General Timothy E. Trainor, Ph.D., became the Dean of the Academic Board at the United States Military Academy in the summer of 2010. He previously served as professor and head of the Department of Systems Engineering at West Point where he taught courses in engineering management, systems engineering and decision analysis. Trainor graduated with a Bachelor of Science from West Point in 1983 and entered the Engineer Branch of the U.S. Army. As an engineering officer, Trainor has served in operational assignments around the world, including Germany, Honduras, Fort Bragg, N.C., Fort Riley, Kans. and Sarajevo, Bosnia. Trainor has a Master of Business Administration from the Fuqua School of Business at Duke and a doctorate degree in industrial engineering from North Carolina State University. He is a member of the Military Applications Society of the Institute for Operations Research and the Management Sciences the Military Operations Research Society, the American Society for Engineering Management and the American Society of Engineering Education. He is a past president of Epsilon Mu Eta, the national Engineering Management Honor Society. Trainor is also a member of the Board of Fellows for the David Crawford School of Engineering at Norwich University. As an analyst, Trainor helped develop the Installation Status Report that provides the Army a standardized means to assess infrastructure and environmental conditions on installations to support resource allocation decisions. He has applied decision analysis methods in completing an organizational analysis of the Army’s Installation Management Agency and in assessing defense security cooperation programs. Trainor deployed to Basrah, Iraq in the summer of 2007 and worked with the British-led Provincial Reconstruction Team in helping the provincial Iraqi leaders improve their infrastructure revitalization plans. Trainor is married to Col. Donna Brazil, a 1983 graduate of West Point, who is a professor in the Department of Behavioral Sciences at the Academy. They have a daughter Cory, who is currently attending West Point, and two sons; Danny and Zach.


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2011-12 ARMY WRESTLING ROSTER Name John Belanger Ryan Bilyeu Christian Botero Wil Brown Travis Coffey Charlie Costanzo Zachary Cottle Alex Dahl Robert Doyle Scott Filbert Curtis Garner Eric Gobin Michael Gorman Cole Gracey Connor Hanafee Paul Hancock Craemer Hedash Patrick Marchetti Daniel Mills Shawn Miracle Jimmy Rafferty Tyler Rauenzahn Jared Ross Orion Ross Nathan Santhanam Rodney Sharp Kenny Skillman Alex Smith Casey Smith Chandler Smith Ethan Snyder Stephen Snyder Derek Stanley Phil Steinberg Jordan Thome Ryan Tompkins David White Collin Wittmeyer Hunter Wood Daniel Young

Cl. So. So. Jr. So. Sr. So. Fr. So. Jr. Fr. So. Jr. Sr. Fr. Jr. So. Fr. Jr. Sr. Fr. Sr. So. Fr. Sr. So. Fr. Jr. So. Jr. Fr. Fr. Fr. Sr. Fr. Jr. So. So. Jr. Fr. Jr.

Wt. 141 149 285 184 125 133 133 165 184 125 285 165 184 165 141 157 157 165 197 157 157 133 149 184 125 285 157 165 141 157 149 285 184 197 133 165 125 174 125 149

Hometown/High School Clifton Park, N.Y./Shenendehowa Guthrie, Okla./Guthrie (USMAPS) Woodbridge, Va./Forest Park Chadron, Neb./Chadron Boone, N.C./Watauga (USMAPS) Danbury, Conn./Danbury Fort Calhoun, Neb./V.J. & Angela Skutt Catholic (USMAPS) Weston, Fla./Cypress Bay Red Lion, Pa./Red Lion Tucson, Ariz./Ironwood Ridge (USMAPS) Catasauqua, Pa./Catasauqua Maineville, Ohio/Moeller (USMAPS) Harville, Ohio/Marlington (USMAPS) Tuttle, Okla./Tuttle (USMAPS) Staten Island, N.Y./Monsignor Farrell Dearborn, Mich./Fordson (USMAPS) Slatington, Pa./Northern Lehigh (USMAPS) Nashville, Tenn./Father Ryan Alexandria, Va./Hayfield Bloomington, Ind./Bloomington North (Blaik Academy) Haddon Heights, N.J./Bishop Eustace Prep (USMAPS) Schuylkill Haven, Pa./Blue Mountain Dillsburg, Pa./Northern St. Louis, Mo./Westminster Champaign, Ill./Saint Thomas More Sterling, N.Y./Red Creek (USMAPS) Paradise, Calif./Paradise Plaistow, N.H./Timberlane Midway, Utah/Wasatch Kansas City, Mo./Rockhurst Powell, Ohio/Olentangy Liberty Woodbine, Md./Good Counsel Saugerties, N.Y./Saugerties (USMAPS) Colver, Pa./Central Cambria (USMAPS) Troy, Ohio/Troy Christian Beacon, N.Y./Beacon Athens, Pa./Athens Area Platte City, Mo./Platte County Fairmont, W.Va./East Fairmont (USMAPS) Bloomington, Ind./Culver Academy

Head Coach: Joe Heskett (Iowa St. ’01), 2nd season Assistant Coaches: Dan Mitcheff, Paul Young Volunteer Assistant: Terry Madden Director of Wrestling Operations: Paul Merritt Athletic Trainer: Kent Bultemeier Captains: Travis Coffey Jimmy Rafferty

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BY CLASS Seniors (6) Travis Coffey ......................................125 Michael Gorman ................................184 Daniel Mills ........................................ 197 Jimmy Rafferty...................................157 Orion Ross .........................................184 Derek Stanley ....................................184 Juniors (10) Christian Botero.................................285 Robert Doyle ......................................184 Eric Gobin ..........................................165 Connor Hanafee ................................ 141 Patrick Marchetti ...............................165 Kenny Skillman..................................157 Casey Smith ....................................... 141 Jordan Thome ....................................133 Collin Wittmeyer ................................ 174 Daniel Young......................................149 Sophomores (12) John Belanger.................................... 141 Ryan Bilyeu ........................................149 Wil Brown ...........................................184 Charlie Costanzo ...............................133 Alex Dahl ............................................165 Curtis Garner .....................................285 Paul Hancock ....................................157 Tyler Rauenzahn ................................133 Nathan Santhanam...........................125 Alex Smith ..........................................165 Ryan Tompkins .................................. 174 David White .......................................125 Freshmen (12) Zachary Cottle ...................................133 Scott Filbert .......................................125 Cole Gracey........................................165 Craemer Hedash ...............................157 Shawn Miracle ...................................157 Jared Ross .........................................149 Rodney Sharp ....................................285 Chandler Smith .................................157 Ethan Snyder .....................................149 Stephen Snyder .................................285 Phil Steinberg .................................... 197 Hunter Wood......................................125

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BY STATE Arizona (1) Scott Filbert ................................................... Tucson California (1) Kenny Skillman........................................... Paradise Connecticut (1) Charlie Costanzo .........................................Danbury Florida (1) Alex Dahl ........................................................Weston Illinois (1) Nathan Santhanam................................Champaign Indiana (2) Shawn Miracle ......................................Bloomington Daniel Young.........................................Bloomington Maryland (1) Stephen Snyder ........................................ Woodbine Michigan (1) Paul Hancock ............................................ Dearborn Missouri (3) Orion Ross ...................................................St. Louis Chandler Smith ..................................... Kansas City Collin Wittmeyer ....................................... Platte City Nebraska (2) Wil Brown .....................................................Chadron Zachary Cottle ..................................... Fort Calhoun New Jersey (1) Jimmy Rafferty................................ Haddon Heights New Hampshire (1) Alex Smith .................................................... Plaistow New York (5) John Belanger.........................................Clifton Park Connor Hanafee ..................................Staten Island Rodney Sharp ............................................... Sterling Derek Stanley ..........................................Saugerties Ryan Tompkins ............................................. Beacon North Carolina (1) Travis Coffey ................................................... Boone Ohio (4) Eric Gobin ................................................. Maineville Michael Gorman .......................................... Hartville Ethan Snyder .................................................. Powell Jordan Thome ..................................................... Troy Oklahoma (2) Ryan Bilyeu ....................................................Guthrie Cole Gracey.......................................................Tuttle Pennsylvania (7) Robert Doyle ............................................... Red Lion Curtis Garner .........................................Catasaugua Craemer Hedash ...................................... Slatington Tyler Rauenzahn .............................Schuylkill Haven Jared Ross .................................................. Dillsburg Phil Steinberg ..................................................Colver David White ................................................... Athens Tennessee (1) Patrick Marchetti ........................................Nashville Utah (1) Casey Smith .................................................. Midway Virginia (2) Christian Botero..................................... Woodbridge Daniel Mills .............................................. Alexandria West Virginia (1) Hunter Wood............................................... Fairmont

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125 (5) Travis Coffey Scott Filbert Nathan Santhanam David White Hunter Wood 133 (4) Charlie Costanzo Zachary Cottle Tyler Rauenzahn Jordan Thome 141 (3) John Belanger Connor Hanafee Casey Smith 149 (4) Ryan Bilyeu Jared Ross Ethan Snyder Daniel Young 157 (6) Paul Hancock Craemer Hedash Shawn Miracle Jimmy Rafferty Kenny Skillman Chandler Smith 165 (5) Alex Dahl Eric Gobin Cole Gracey Patrick Marchetti Alex Smith 174 (2) Ryan Tompkins Collin Wittmeyer 184 (5) Wil Brown Robert Doyle Michael Gorman Orion Ross Derek Stanley 197 (2) Daniel Mills Phil Steinberg 285 (4) Christian Botero Curtis Garner Rodney Sharp Stephen Snyder


HEAD COACH JOE HESKETT

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JOE HESKETT HEAD COACH SECOND SEASON IOWA STATE ’01 Joe Heskett embarks upon his second season as head coach of the Army wrestling program. A four-time All-American, national champion and former U.S. World Team member, who spent the previous four years as an assistant at The Ohio State University, Heskett guided the Black Knights to a 7-9 dual match record during his first season at West Point. Last winter, Heskett helped four Black Knights place at the EIWA Championships, where the team finished ninth. Under his direction, brothers Casey Thome and Jordan Thome qualified for and competed at the NCAA Championships in Philadelphia, Pa. After bringing in a talented recruiting class, Heskett has his sights set on even bigger things this season. “I am very excited to have one of the young talents in collegiate wrestling as our head coach,” said former Athletics Director Kevin Anderson. “Joe comes highly recommended from Athletic Director of the Year Gene Smith of Ohio State, has unmatched credentials on the mat and his passion and dedication to the sport should pay immediate dividends. He has continued to advance his career and we are confident he can lead us to wins over Navy, EIWA Championships and national qualifiers.” Heskett, who won the 165-pound national championship in 2001, is the ninth head coach in program history. He is a 2001 graduate of Iowa State University. “Life will often surprise us with outstanding opportunities,” said Heskett. “I am humbled and honored to be able to lead and represent the Army wrestling program. I am inspired by what West Point represents and I graciously accept the challenge to mentor and motivate the cadet-athletes, improve their technical

and tactical skills on the mat and to beat Navy. I would like to thank my family, Kevin Anderson, the West Point search committee, specifically Associate Athletic Director Gene McIntyre for his time and energy, and the entire USMA athletic department.” Heskett, the eighth four-time All-American at Iowa State, graduated with a degree in Speech Communications and a career record of 143-9. He was a three-time national finalist, winning one championship and finishing second and third. Heskett captured three Big 12 Championships, won the prestigious Midlands event on three occasions and graduated third on Iowa State’s all-time wins list. Following his decorated collegiate career, Heskett earned a spot on the 2007 U.S. World Team after winning the U.S. Nationals and U.S. World Team Trials. He represented the United States at the ‘07 World Championships in Baku, Azerbaijan with a fifth-place finish. He dropped a tough, three-period battle with a two-time world champion from Russia in the semifinals before wrestling back to finish fifth, and was one of five wrestlers to qualify at his weight for the Olympics. Earlier that summer, he won a silver medal at 163 pounds at the 2007 Pan American Games. Less than a week after returning from the World Championships, Heskett was forced to retire from competitive wrestling due to an injury. He joined the Ohio State staff as the volunteer assistant in 2006, Heskett was training for the Olympics while assisting in recruiting, team academic support, cultivating donor and alumni relations and other operational duties. Shortly after his competitive retirement, he was promoted to full-time assistant on Tom

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Ryan’s staff as the chief recruiter. In addition to his work on the mat, Heskett also assumed responsibility for practice plans, academic progress and community service initiatives. During his tenure at Ohio State, Heskett helped the Buckeyes to four top-10 team finishes at the NCAA Tournament, three NCAA champions and 15 All-Americans. He played a large role in securing the nation’s top recruiting class in 2006, and helped sign a host of top prospects. Heskett began his coaching career at Cal Poly University where he was the head as-


HEAD COACH JOE HESKETT sistant wrestling coach and also earned his master’s degree with honors in Educational Leadership with an emphasis in Athletic Administration. He assisted in all facets of the program, including fundraising, and helped the Mustangs to their highest NCAA placement in nearly 20 years. Leadership and leadership training is another passion of Heskett’s. He was Iowa State’s representative at the NCAA Leadership Conference, a board member of the Children’s Body Image,

a former member of the Major Ray Mendoza Leadership Fund and an Ambassador and Public Awareness Speaker for the Ohio State Medical Center. He is the founder and Chief Visionary Officer for Leadership in Columbus, Ohio, a firm with an array of industry experts. A native of Akron, Ohio, Heskett and his wife Tara have two daughters, Olivia and Ava, and a son, Joey. They reside at West Point.

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...............................3-3-0 1936-37 ................................. N/A 1937-38 ................................. N/A 1938-39...............................3-3-0 1939-40...............................3-5-0 1940-41 ...............................1-7-0 1941-42 ...............................5-3-0 1942-43...............................6-1-0 1943-44...............................5-1-1 1944-45...............................7-0-0 1945-46...............................5-2-0 1946-47 ...............................6-4-0 1947-48 ...............................7-2-1 1948-49...............................7-3-0 1949-50...............................4-3-2 1950-51 ...............................5-3-0 1951-52 ...............................5-4-1 1952-53...............................7-3-0 1953-54...............................7-4-0

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Ed Steers (9 yrs., 151-37-2) 1980-81 ............................ 19-3-1 1981-82 ............................ 18-4-0 1982-83............................ 21-3-0 1983-84 ........................... 12-9-0 1984-85 ........................... 16-2-1 1985-86............................ 18-3-0 1986-87 ............................ 20-2-0 1987-88 ............................ 15-5-0 1988-89............................ 12-6-0 Jack Effner (9 yrs., 87-42-5) 1989-90............................ 15-3-1 1990-91 ............................ 11-5-0 1991-92 ............................ 12-5-0 1992-93...............................8-5-2 1993-94............................ 12-4-0 1994-95...............................6-5-1 1995-96...............................7-4-1 1996-97 ...............................8-6-0 1997-98 ...............................8-5-0 Tod Giles (2 yrs., 11-17-1) 1998-99...............................7-8-0 1999-00...............................4-9-1 Chuck Barbee (10 yrs., 87-60-4) 2000-01...............................4-8-0 2001-02...............................8-8-0 2002-03 ..............................9-6-0 2003-04 ..............................7-7-0 2004-05 ........................... 12-5-0 2005-06 ..............................8-4-2 2006-07 ............................ 10-6-0 2007-08 ............................ 12-6-0 2008-09 ........................... 10-6-2 2009-10...............................7-4-0 Joe Heskett (1 yr., 7-9-0) 2010-11 ...............................7-9-0 Total 656-422-37

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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 1967-68...............................8-2-0 1968-69...............................5-4-2 1969-70...............................8-7-0 1970-71 ...............................9-5-0 1971-72 ............................ 13-6-1 1972-73 ............................ 9-12-1 1973-74 ............................ 6-11-1 1974-75 ............................ 6-13-0 1975-76 ............................ 7-11-0 1976-77 ............................ 9-11-1

Ron Pifer (3yrs., 31-26-2) 1977-78 ............................ 6-11-2 1978-79 ............................ 11-8-0 1979-80 ............................ 14-7-0


ASSISTANT COACHES Paul Young joined the Army wrestling coaching staff in the summer of 2011 after graduating from Indiana University in May 2011 with a bachelor’s degree in Kinesiology Young completed a decorated four-year career with the Hoosiers’ wrestling program where he was a three-time NCAA qualifier and ranked as high as fifth nationally at his weight class. The Bloomington, Ind., product was a two-time state champion in high school wrestling for Bloomington South High School. Young combined PAUL YOUNG to post a 99-1 record during his junior ASSISTANT COACH and senior seasons en route to indiFIRST SEASON vidual titles in 2005 and 2006. He finished his senior campaign ranked INDIANA ’11 sixth in the country. Young has previously served as a volunteer coach at the Bloomington South Wrestling Club, helping to supervise the youth camp. As one of the coaches, he ran drills, helped instill fundamentals and taught advanced skills to children ages 6-18. Young’s brother, Daniel Young, is Army’s starter at 149 pounds.

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Dan Mitcheff arrived at West Point in the summer of 2011 after serving as a volunteer coach with the Golden Pride Wrestling Club in Kent, Ohio, in 2010-11. His duties with Golden Pride included training high school and middle school athletes and organizing practices. The Ohio native previously worked for six summers with Burnett Trained Wrestling as a camp counselor. During his time with Burnett, Mitcheff assisted with teaching proper technique and fundamentals. Mitcheff was a two-time MidDAN MITCHEFF American Conference (MAC) chamASSISTANT COACH pion during his standout collegiate FIRST SEASON wrestling career at Kent State University. The four-time NCAA qualiKENT STATE ’10 fier capped his career by earning AllAmerica honors as a senior in 2010. Mitcheff was twice named the Most Outstanding Wrestler at the MAC Tournament, earning the honor as both a junior and senior. A four-time MAC placewinner, Mitcheff was named MAC Wrestler of the Year following his outstanding senior season. Mitcheff, who graduated from Kent State with a bachelor’s degree in Human Movement Studies in 2010, starred on the mat during his high school days as well. He was the OHSAA Division I Wrestling State Champion in 2005 while wrestling for Elyria High School in Elyria, Ohio. He also earned USA Junior National Freestyle AllAmerica accolades in 2005 following a third-place finish at the championships.

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ASSISTANT COACHES Terry Madden joined the Black Knights’ coaching staff in the summer of 2011 following a successful three-year stint as an assistant coach at Hofstra University. During his time with the Pride program, Madden was responsible for planning and running camps, coordinating team travel, fundraising and assisting with budget planning. His duties also included working out with student-athletes on a daily basis. During the last three years, Madden has also served as head clinician and head wrestling coach TERRY MADDEN the Massapequa Youth Wrestling VOLUNTEER ASSISTANT for Club on Long Island, N.Y. In that role, FIRST SEASON he was charged with preparing and running practices, while also putting HUNTER COLLEGE ’07 together a practice and competition schedule. Madden’s sterling collegiate wrestling career at Hunter College culminated during his senior season when he was crowned an NCAA Division III National Champion. Madden also earned All-America honors at the 2006 University Freestyle Championships. After graduating from Hunter College with a bachelor’s degree in Psychology in 2007, Madden went on to place fifth at the 2010 U.S. World Team Trials. He also picked up another All-America certificate at the 2010 U.S. Freestyle Championships. He remains an active competitor on the USA Freestyle Wrestling Olympic Circuit.

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) at West Point and became a volunteer coach for the team. PAUL MERRITT addition to assisting head DIRECTOR OF OPERATIONS coachInJoe Heskett in the wrestling 18TH SEASON room, he takes many of the young team members to additional wresWEST POINT ’82 tling 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 19932006. 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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SEASON OUTLOOK Army wrestling head coach Joe Heskett’s eyes light up when he talks about the 2011-12 Black Knights. The second-year mentor, who began teaching the techniques and fundamentals of the sport last season, is starting to see some encouraging progress from his squad.

potential to take at least four or five guys to the NCAA Tournament. Those are the benchmarks that we have to continue to look at and raise every single year.” A look at the Black Knights by weight class

“We have significantly improved from where we were a year ago,” said Heskett. “We have strengths up and down the lineup. We are stronger in the light to middle weights, but everyone has a job to do when it becomes game time. If everyone does their job, we’re going to have a very successful year. “We are still a developing program, but we are a team of fighters. These guys are sponges when it comes to the knowledge that this coaching staff is giving them. They want to learn, and that makes for a very fun environment to coach in.” Army returns nine starters from last year’s team that posted a 7-9 overall record in dual matches and placed ninth at the EIWA Championships. Junior Jordan Thome, who qualified for the NCAA Championships last season, is Army’s lone returning national qualifier. It is a goal of Heskett to take multiple wrestlers to this season’s NCAA Championships in St. Louis, Mo. “The bar is higher than it was last year,” added Heskett. “We have the

125: Sophomore David White, who emerged as Army’s starter at 125 pounds near the middle of last season, has been penciled in as the Black Knights’ starter in that weight class once again this year. White ranked sixth on the team in wins last season as a freshman, compiling a 20-19 overall record. He also listed among Army’s leaders with four major decisions and seven bonus-point victories. The Athens, Pa., native capped his steady plebe campaign by placing sixth at the EIWA Championships. He added a fourth-place showing at the New York State Championships and a runner-up effort at the Shorty Hitchcock Invitational. “David is what we like to call a ‘mat rat’,” said Heskett. “He really lives and breathes the sport of wrestling. Because of that, he’s a lot of fun to have in the room. He soaks up the techniques and is really a tireless worker when it comes to preparing himself. He was a round away from qualifying for the national tournament last year, and we expect big things from him this season.” White will be pushed all season long by senior co-captain Travis Coffey, who authored a 17-12 overall mark last winter. “Travis is very athletic, and has done a tremendous amount to help build this team’s culture of the past year,” said Heskett. “We can’t count him out whatsoever.” 133: Junior Jordan Thome, who posted a 27-19 record with nine pins last season en route to an appearance in the NCAA Championships, is Army’s unquestioned starter at 133 pounds. Thome tied for the team lead last season in wins (27) and ranked second on the squad in dual wins (nine), pins (nine) and bonus-point victories (12). He placed fourth at the EIWA Championships to earn his way into the national tournament. He also posted a third-place finish at the Body Bar Invitational and a fourth-place showing at the OklahomaGold Classic.

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“Jordan has done an excellent job for us,” said Heskett. “He has really matured as a solid team leader this year, and that’s very important because he’s one of the more accomplished wrestlers on our team. Now you’re taking his athletic ability with his leadership skills, and it’s been a lot of fun to watch him advance through the preseason.” Sophomore Charlie Costanzo, who dropped a 1-0 decision to Thome in the Black-Gold scrimmage, will continue to push Thome in the wrestling room all season long. “Charlie is the consummate worker,” said Heskett. “He’s a guy you want on your side. He’ll do anything for his team.” 141: Army will need to replace Casey Thome at 141 pounds. Thome, who qualified for the NCAA Championships after placing runner-up at the EIWAs, graduated last spring as one of the Black Knights’ most prolific wrestlers.

Jordan Thome

Junior Connor Hanafee has emerged from a three-way race and enters the season as Army’s starter in the weight class. Hanafee compiled a 12-9 overall record last season at 133 pounds. His best showing of the

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SEASON OUTLOOK year came at the All-Academy Championships, where he placed third in the 133-pound bracket. Sophomore John Belanger and junior walk-on Casey Smith have been pushing Hanafee throughout the preseason and figure to continue to do so. Belanger finished with a 10-8 overall record last season. His strongest showing came at the New York State Championships, where he went 4-0 to capture the title in the “B” flight. “All three of these guys bring something different to the table, and they’re all very solid,” said Heskett. “Connor has been doing a great job getting extra workouts in, and it’s been paying off. His confidence and consistency on the wrestling mat has shone through. “John brings a variety of skills to the mat,” added Heskett. “He’s a very dangerous wrestler in a lot of ways. “Casey will probably be one of the taller 141-pounders in the country,” stated Heskett. “He just got back from a Mormon mission, so he’s still brushing up his skills, but he’ll be right in the mix. Because of his length and his ability to roll around, he does present a lot of problems for people. It’ll be exciting to watch him grow over the next couple of years.” 149: After bursting onto the scene with a 27-win season last year, junior Daniel Young returns as Army’s starter at 149 pounds. Young went 27-17 overall as a sophomore, tying Jordan Thome for second on the team in wins. The third-year grappler also led the squad with five tech-

nical falls and ranked third on the club with 10 bonus-point victories. “Daniel has matured tremendously, and is a real threat at 149,” said Heskett. “I expect him to go out there and do some great things.” Sophomore Ryan Bilyeu, who has recommitted himself to the sport of wrestling this season, will provide Army with quality depth at this weight class. As a freshman last year, Bilyeu authored a 12-7 overall record with three major decisions. He wrestled to a runner-up showing at the New York State Championships, compiling a 3-1 mark in the “B” flight. “Ryan is going to be fun to watch as we move along this season,” said Heskett. “He’s worked extremely hard during the preseason, has done a great job with his weight management and he’s very focused. That being said, I think it’s going to be a very good year for him.” 157: Senior co-captain Jimmy Rafferty returns as Army’s starter at 157 pounds. One of the best natural leaders that Heskett has ever been around, Rafferty will anchor this weight class for the second straight season. Rafferty forged 21-19 overall record, led the team with five major decisions and tied for fourth on the team in wins last year. One of Rafferty’s top showings last season came at the All-Academy Championships, where he finished second. “We have a neat situation at 157,” said Heskett. “Jimmy brings a tremendous amount of pride to this team, and he’s going to give us everything he has for seven minutes out on that mat. Sophomore Paul Hancock and freshman Chandler Smith will add depth to this weight class for the Black Knights. Hancock competed in just three tournaments as a freshman last season, but he was highly successful in each of those events. The secondyear wrestler, who finished the year with a 13-3 overall record, placed third at the East Stroudsburg Open and finished second at both the Shorty Hitchcock Invitational and the New York State Championships “B” flight. “Paul is another guy who has a very big gas tank, and he’s very versatile in his positions and his attacks,” added Heskett. “It’ll be interesting to watch him grow up as well.” Smith is an athletic, powerful wrestler with tremendous up-side.

165: After moving from 149 pounds to 165 pounds midway through last season, sophomore Alex Smith heads into the 2011-12 campaign as Army’s clear-cut starter in this weight class. Smith put together an outstanding freshman campaign, posting a 2116 overall record with three pins and a total of five bonus-point victories. He began the season at 149 pounds, but excelled most at the 165-pound weight class in the second semester.

Daniel Young

“Alex has grown into his body and has become stronger,” said Heskett. “He has a lot of natural wrestling ability, so it’s really going to be fun to watch him get better as the year goes on.”

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“I feel Chandler has as much potential as anyone on the team,” said Heskett. “His athleticism, power and gas tank is all going to be developed. He’s definitely somebody to keep an eye on.”


SEASON OUTLOOK Junior Patrick Marchetti, who moved up from 157 pounds, and freshman Cole Gracey add depth to the 165-pound weight class. Marchetti authored a 7-6 mark last season competing exclusively at 157 pounds. His best finish came at the New York State Championships, where he went 3-0 to win the title in the “B” flight. Gracey is an unorthodox wrestler who is extremely competitive and very tough on top, according to Heskett. “Cole knows how to use his style very well,” said Heskett. “I feel very good about our depth at 165 pounds.” 174: Junior Collin Wittmeyer, who returned to the team as one of the most improved wrestlers in the program, will be penciled in as Army’s starter at 174 pounds. After bursting onto the scene as a freshman, Wittmeyer toiled through an up and down sophomore campaign. His 16-15 overall record featured a runner-up showing at the New York State Championships, a fourth-place finish at the Oklahoma-Gold Classic and an eighth-place

effort at the EIWA Championships. “If we gave out a Most Improved award coming into the season, it would go to Collin Wittmeyer, pretty much hands down,” said Heskett. “The strides that he’s made both mentally and technically have been extremely impressive. It’s going to be very fun to watch him compete and rise to the occasion.” Sophomore Ryan Tompkins, who split time between 165 and 174 pounds last season as a freshman, will serve as Wittmeyer’s understudy. Tompkins posted a 13-12 mark as a plebe, but his five pins were third-most on the team. His best tournament finish came at the All-Academy Championships, where he placed third. Junior Robert Doyle, who wrestled at both 174 and 184 pounds last year, will add depth to this weight class. He finished with a 14-18 overall mark in 2010-11 as a sophomore. 184: Senior Derek Stanley edged sophomore Wil Brown for the starting spot at 184 pounds coming out of the preseason. Stanley appeared in just five bouts last season, going 2-3 as a junior. “Derek is a strong wrestler who has a good gas tank,” said Heskett. “We’re definitely looking forward to seeing him make a name for himself his senior year.” Brown, last year’s starter in the 184-pound weight class, posted an 8-14 record as a freshman and listed tied for fourth on the team with four pins a year ago. “Wil poses a lot of problems for his opponents because of his length and style,” added Heskett. Seniors Orion Ross and Michael Gorman will serve as capable reserves at 184 pounds. Ross authored a 2-4 overall record last season, while Gorman forged an 8-10 mark. 197: Senior Daniel Mills returns as Army’s starter at 197 pounds after wrestling to a 10-23 overall mark last winter. Mills began the season by dropping his first 11 decisions, but went 10-12 down the stretch. He placed fourth at the All-Academy Championships and turned in a runner-up finish at the New York State Championships “B” flight.

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“Daniel has continually gotten better since last year,” said Heskett. “He’s impressed me by his willingness to open up on his offense, and push the pace in the room so that he can be victorious on game day.” Freshman Phil Steinberg is expected to challenge Mills throughout the season and figures to see some time on the mat this year. 285: Freshman Stephen Snyder outdueled junior Christian Botero in the Black-Gold scrimmage to earn the starting nod at heavyweight. “Stephen is a tough kid, who is getting better each and every day,” said Heskett. “We look forward to his growth.” Botero struggled to a 3-19 overall record, but two of his wins came via the pin.

Collin Wittmeyer

“You can’t count Christian (Botero) out,” added Heskett. “He really embodies what this program is about from a work ethic and fight standpoint. He did a tremendous job for us last year standing in at heavyweight and fighting for Army.”

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SEASON OUTLOOK Sophomore Curtis Garner, who successfully walked onto the team this season, will add depth to the heavyweight group. THE SCHEDULE Army will face a daunting schedule that features 14 dual matches and six tournaments in preparation for the EIWA and NCAA Championships. “I’m very excited about our schedule for a couple of reasons,” said Heskett. “We are a team that is willing to go out there and put it on the line. In order for us to know what the top level is, we have to wrestle it. You have to put yourself in front of the best teams in the country so that at the end of the year you believe that you belong in the top echelon of wrestlers. I feel that our schedule brings us that. “We’ll get great exposure to some of the best programs in the country through the tournaments. We’ll see some of the best individuals in the country through the duals. Most importantly, we’re going to find out a lot about ourselves.” Army opens the season on Sunday, Nov. 6, when the Black Knights travel to Boston to face Iowa State and Boston University in a pair of duals. The Black Knights make their home debut the following Tuesday (Nov. 8), when they host Rider at Christl Arena

The Black Knights return to dual match action on Nov. 26, when they travel to Troy, N.Y., for the Northeast Duals. Army is scheduled to face Arizona State, Sacred Heart and Binghamton in the event. A trip to Las Vegas, Nev., for the Cliff Keen Invitational (Dec. 2) is followed by a home dual match versus Hofstra on Dec. 8. Following a three-week break for final exams, Army returns to tournament competition on Jan. 1-2 when the Black Knights travel to Chattanooga, Tenn., to take part in the Southern Scuffle. Dual matches with Rutgers (Jan. 8) and Columbia (Jan. 14) preps Army for the New York State Championships (Jan. 20-21). The Black Knights then face Drexel (Jan. 24), Brown (Jan. 28) and Harvard (Jan. 28) on the road. The month of February gets under way with the All-Academy Championships out in Colorado Springs, Colo., on Feb. 4. The Black Knights wrap up their home schedule on Feb. 7, when they host Bucknell. Army then travels to Annapolis, Md., to face arch-rival Navy on Feb. 17, in closing out its dual slate. The entire schedule is set up to have Army peaking in time for the EIWA Championships (March 3-4) in Princeton, N.J. The NCAA Championships will be contested March 16-18 in St. Louis, Mo.

Army then opens its tournament slate by traveling to Brockport, N.Y., to compete in the Oklahoma-Gold Classic (Nov. 12). A trip to Ithaca, N.Y., and the Body Bar Invitational follows on Nov. 19.

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MEET THE BLACK KNIGHTS TRAVIS COFFEY

MICHAEL GORMAN

SENIOR 125 BOONE, N.C WATAUGA (USMAPS)

SENIOR 184 HARVILLE, OHIO MARLINGTON (USMAPS)

2010-11: Authored a 17-12 overall record, with a 6-4 mark in duals ... his six dual wins set a career high ... credited with two pins, one technical fall and two major decisions ... placed third at both the New York State Championships and the All-Academy Championships ... wrestled exclusively at 125 pounds during his junior campaign.

2010-11: Forged an 8-10 overall record ... went 0-2 in dual matches ... appeared in duals against Brown and Boston University ... compiled a 5-2 mark at the East Stroudsburg Open en route to a third-place showing ... also competed at the Clarion Open, Oklahoma-Gold Classic and All-Academy Championships.

2009-10: Put together a 19-12 record, including a 4-2 mark in dual matches ... win total was tied for sixth-highest on the team ... his five pins were tied for fourth most on the squad ... won the individual title at the Hitchcock Classic, going 5-0 with a pin ... placed third at the New York State Championships after posting a 4-1 record with two pins ... finished eighth at the EIWA Championships ... three of his four dual match victories brought in bonus points.

2009-10: Registered an 8-8 overall record ... placed second at the Hitchcock Classic, posting a 3-1 mark at the tournament ... finished second at the New York State Championships “B” draw, going 2-1 with a major decision ... went 2-2 at the Binghamton Open with a major decision ... also participated at the Body Bar Invitational and the Southern Scuffle.

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 University. HIGH SCHOOL/PREP SCHOOL: Two-time state champion and fouryear 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 … majoring in Geospatial Information Science.

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: State qualifier and sectional champion at Marlington High School … also named all-conference and allcounty 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 all-county 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.

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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 … majoring in Literature.

COFFEY’S CAREER RECORD Year 2008-09 2009-10 2010-11 Career

Overall W L 3 8 19 12 17 12 39 32

Dual W 2 4 6 12

L 4 2 4 10

Pins 1 5 2 8

GORMAN’S CAREER RECORD TF 0 1 1 2

MD 0 2 2 4

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Overall W L 11 18 8 8 8 10 27 36

Dual W 3 0 0 3

L 9 0 2 11

Pins 3 0 1 4

TF 2 0 1 3

MD 2 2 0 4


MEET THE BLACK KNIGHTS DANIEL MILLS

JIMMY RAFFERTY

SENIOR 197 ALEXANDRIA, VA. HAYFIELD

SENIOR 157 HADDON HEIGHTS, N.J. BISHOP EUSTACE PREP (USMAPS)

2010-11: Posted a 10-23 overall record as Army’s primary starter at 197 pounds ... authored a 3-8 mark in dual matches ... three of his 10 wins were for bonus points ... opened the season by dropping his first 11 bouts, before rallying during the second half of the season ... placed runner-up at the New York State Championships “B” flight ... finished fourth at the All-Academy Championships ... competed at the EIWA Championships.

2010-11: Registered a career-best 21 victories as a junior, posting a 21-19 overall record ... also set personal bests with six dual wins and five major decisions ... his five major decisions led the team, while his 21 wins ranked tied for fourth on the squad ... finished runner-up at the All-Academy Championships ... placed sixth at the Body Bar Invitational ... also competed at the Clarion Open, Oklahoma-Gold Classic, Penn State Open, Southern Scuffle and EIWA Championships ... earned the “Mr. Intensity” award following the season.

2009-10: Was not a member of the Army wrestling program. 2008-09: Was not a member of the Army wrestling program. HIGH SCHOOL: Two-time placewinner at the Virginia State Championships during a standout career at Hayfield High School ... placed third one year and sixth another. PERSONAL: Daniel Mark Mills was born Sept. 16, 1989 in Fort Lewis, Wash. … parents are Mark and Beth Mills … has one brother, James ... his father, mother and brother have all served in the military overseas ... grew up an “Army brat” and West Point is the 10th place he has called home ... hobbies include cooking, gardening and reading ... majoring in Human Geography.

2009-10: Authored a 19-9 overall record, including a perfect 2-0 mark in dual matches ... won the individual title at the Centenary College Open, posting a 4-0 record with a technical fall ... placed fourth at the Hitchcock Classic, going 4-2 with a pin ... registered a 4-1 mark at the Clarion Open ... forged a 4-2 record at the Southern Scuffle ... also participated in the Oklahoma Gold Classic and the Body Bar Invitational ... picked up dual match victories over opponents from Millersville and Sacred Heart. 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/PREP SCHOOL: Regional Champion and three-time 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.

RAFFERTY’S CAREER RECORD MILLS’ CAREER RECORD Year 2010-11 Career

Overall W L 10 23 10 23

Dual W 3 3

L 8 8

Pins 2 2

TF 0 0

MD 1 1

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Overall W L 14 13 19 9 21 19 54 41

Dual W 0 2 6 8

L 0 0 5 5

Pins 0 1 0 1

TF 1 1 0 2

MD 0 1 5 6

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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 ... majoring in International Legal Studies.


MEET THE BLACK KNIGHTS ORION ROSS

DEREK STANLEY

SENIOR 197 ST. LOUIS, MO. WESTMINSTER

SENIOR 184 SAUGERTIES, N.Y. SAUGERTIES (USMAPS)

2010-11: Authored a 2-4 overall record for the second straight season ... wrestled exclusively in dual matches ... picked up a victories against Cleveland State and Rutgers ... pinned his opponent from Cleveland State in 51 seconds ... also wrestled against opponents from American, Harvard, Navy and Hofstra.

2010-11: Forged a 2-3 overall record, wrestling at 184 pounds ... recorded the first two pins of his career en route to a second-place finish at the New York State Championships “B” Flight ... saw action in a pair of dual matches, wrestling against opponents from Brown and Harvard.

2009-10: Posted a 2-4 overall record, including a 0-1 mark in dual matches ... placed seventh at the EIWA Championships ... went 2-2 with a pin at the event ... participated in Army’s dual match versus Navy and dropped an 11-7 decision to ninth-ranked Scott Steele.

2009-10: Put together a 3-5 overall record, competing exclusively in tournaments ... opened the season by placing fifth at the Clarion Open ... posted a 3-2 mark at the event ... also competed at the Oklahoma Gold Classic and the New York State Championships “B” draw.

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 and placed 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 in his final season … also finished third at the state championships as a junior … lauded all-conference football honors as an offensive guard.

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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 … majoring in Latin American Studies.

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 … majoring in Environmental Engineering.

STANLEY’S CAREER RECORD

ROSS’ CAREER RECORD Year 2008-09 2009-10 2010-11 Career

Overall W L 9 7 2 4 2 4 13 15

Dual W 0 0 2 2

L 0 1 4 5

Pins 3 1 1 5

TF 0 0 0 0

MD 1 0 0 1

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Overall W L 6 4 3 5 2 3 11 12

Dual W 1 0 0 1

L 0 0 2 2

Pins 0 0 2 2

TF 0 0 0 0

MD 0 1 0 1


MEET THE BLACK KNIGHTS CHRISTIAN BOTERO

ROBERT DOYLE

JUNIOR 285 WOODBRIDGE, VA. FOREST PARK

JUNIOR 184 RED LION, PA. RED LION

2010-11: Authored a 3-19 overall record with a pair of pins ... served as Army’s primary starter at heavyweight for most of the season ... compiled a 1-7 mark in dual matches ... participated at the Oklahoma-Gold Classic, Body Bar Invitational, Southern Scuffle, New York State Championships “B” flight, All-Academy Championships and EIWA Championships. 2009-10: Compiled a 6-11 overall record, including a 3-1 mark in dual matches ... posted dual match victories over opponents from Brown, Harvard and Millersville ... went 2-2 with a pin at the Hitchcock Classic ... also competed at the Clarion Open, Binghamton Open, Body Bar Invitational and New York State Championships “B” draw. 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 Botero … has a pair of brothers, Carlos Jr. and Ricardo … majoring in French and Spanish.

2010-11: Put together a 14-18 overall record, wrestling at two different weight classes ... spent most of the season competing at 174 pounds, before moving up to 184 pounds near the end of the year ... began the season by going 5-2 and placing sixth at the Clarion Open ... also placed sixth at the Oklahoma-Gold Classic ... finished seventh at the New York State Championships ... wrestled in dual matches against opponents from Columbia, Cleveland State and Rutgers ... posted a 0-3 mark in those bouts. 2009-10: Authored a 5-6 overall record, competing exclusively at tournaments ... posted a 2-2 mark with a pin at the Centenary College Open ... went 2-2 at the Binghamton Open ... forged a 1-2 record at the Clarion Open. 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 … majoring in Systems Management.

Year 2009-10 2010-11 Career

Overall W L 6 11 3 19 9 30

Dual W 3 1 4

L 1 7 8

Pins 1 2 3

DOYLE’S CAREER RECORD TF 0 0 0

MD 0 0 0

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Overall W L 5 6 14 18 19 24

Dual W 0 0 0

L 0 3 3

Pins 1 0 1

TF 0 0 0

MD 0 0 0

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BOTERO’S CAREER RECORD


MEET THE BLACK KNIGHTS Champion for the Lions … twice voted a Staten Island Advance AllStar … wrestled for coach Lou Destefano … Western Regional Freestyle Championship participant … third-place finisher in 2009

ERIC GOBIN JUNIOR 165 MAINEVILLE, OHIO MOELLER (USMAPS)

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 … majoring in Operations Research.

HANAFEE’S CAREER RECORD

2010-11: Was not a member of the Army wrestling program. 2009-10: Posted a 9-13 overall record as a freshman ... went 0-4 in dual matches ... registered two pins and one major decision ... placed sixth at the Oklahoma-Gold Classic ... also competed at the Clarion Open, Body Bar Invitational and Southern Scuffle. HIGH SCHOOL/PREP SCHOOL: Three-time placewinner at the Ohio State Championships at Moeller High School ... finished fifth as a freshman, seventh as a junior and third as a senior ... earned Academic AllOhio honors in 2008 ... spent a post-graduate year at the United States Military Academy Prep School. PERSONAL: Eric Kristopher Gobin was born March 9, 1990 in Honolulu, Hawaii … son of Tim and Vicky Gobin ... has two sisters, Hillary and Meggan … father is retired from the U.S. Army with the rank of lieutenant colonel ... father wrestled collegiately at Ohio Northern University ... has lived in six different states and attended 17 different schools ... began wrestling when he was five years old ... hobbies include kayaking, camping and rock climbing … majoring in Environmental Geography.

GOBIN’S CAREER RECORD Year 2009-10 2010-11 Career

Overall W L 9 13 9

13

Dual W 0 DNP 0

L 4

Pins 2

TF 0

4

2

0

MD 1 1

CONNOR HANAFEE

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JUNIOR 141 STATEN ISLAND, N.Y. MONSIGNOR FARRELL 2010-11: Authored a 12-9 overall record, competing exclusively in tournaments ... his 12 wins marked a new career high ... ranked tied for fourth on the team with four pins ... began the season by placing fourth at the Clarion Open ... finished third at the All-Academy Championships later in the season ... also competed at the Oklahoma-Gold Classic, Southern Scuffle and Shorty Hitchcock Invitational. 2009-10: Registered a 7-3 overall record, including a 3-0 mark in dual matches ... placed second in the New York State Championships “B” draw, going 2-1 at the event ... went 2-2 at the Hitchcock Classic ... posted dual match victories against opponents from Boston University, Millersville and Sacred Heart. HIGH SCHOOL: Finished sixth at the New York State Championships as a senior at Monsignor Farrell High School … two-time CHSAA State

Year 2009-10 2010-11 Career

Overall W L 7 3 12 9 19 12

Dual W 3 0 3

L 0 0 0

Pins 0 4 4

TF 0 0 0

MD 0 0 0

PATRICK MARCHETTI JUNIOR 157 NASHVILLE, TENN. FATHER RYAN 2010-11: Forged a 7-6 overall record, competing exclusively in tournaments ... posted a 3-0 record with a major decision en route to winning the 157-pound title at the New York State Championships “B” flight ... also wrestled at the Clarion Open, Oklahoma-Gold Classic and East Stroudsburg Open. 2009-10: Compiled an 11-16 overall record, including a 1-3 mark in duals ... finished runner-up at the Hitchcock Classic, posting a 4-1 record with a technical fall and a major decision ... placed seventh at the New York State Championships, going 3-2 with a pair of major decisions ... took sixth place at the Clarion Open after forging a 3-3 record with a pin at the event ... also competed at the Oklahoma Gold Classic, the Body Bar Invitational and the EIWA Championships ... registed his lone dual match win of the season against Sacred Heart. HIGH SCHOOL: Two-time Tennessee state champion at Father Ryan High School … also placed third as a freshman and sophomore … 10427 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. 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 … majoring in Systems Management.

MARCHETTI’S CAREER RECORD Year 2009-10 2010-11 Career

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Overall W L 11 16 7 6 18 22

Dual W 1 0 1

L 3 0 3

Pins 1 0 1

TF 1 0 1

MD 3 1 4


MEET THE BLACK KNIGHTS University ... sister, Erica, is a member of the dance team at the University of Utah ... cousin, Josh Miller, attends the United States Merchant Marine Academy ... high school coach Steve Sanderson is the father of legendary Iowa State wrestler Cael Sanderson ... hobbies include hiking and sailing ... majoring in Spanish.

KENNY SKILLMAN JUNIOR 157 PARADISE, CALIF. PARADISE

JORDAN THOME

2010-11: Compiled a 3-8 overall record with one pin, wrestling exclusively in tournament settings ... competed at the Clarion Open, East Stroudsburg Open, Shorty Hitchcock Invitational and New York State Championships “B” flight. 2009-10: Was not a member of the Army wrestling program. HIGH SCHOOL: 2009 California North Section Champion at Paradise High School … was a California state qualifier that year as well ... placed third in the California North Section in 2008 ... named team MVP in 2009 ... was a four-year member of the wrestling team ... captained the team as a junior and senior ... earned two varsity letters in cross country as well. PERSONAL: Kenneth Gregory Skillman IV was born Dec. 26, 1990 in Brawley, Calif. … parents are Ken and Rita Skillman ... has two siblings, Ketrina and Joshua … enjoys hunting, fishing and camping ... lists UFC fighter Randy Couture as his favorite professional athlete ... ranked fourth academically in his high school class ... majoring in Civil Engineering.

SKILLMAN’S CAREER RECORD Year 2009-10 2010-11 Career

Overall W L 3 3

8 8

Dual W L DNW 0 0 0 0

Pins

TF

1 1

0 0

MD 0 0

CASEY SMITH

2010-11: Authored a 27-19 record, setting a career high with 27 victories ... posted a 9-7 mark in dual matches, establishing a personal best with nine dual wins ... racked up nine pins and three major decisions during a “breakout” sophomore season ... ranked second on the team in overall wins (27), dual victories (nine), pins (nine) and bonus-point wins (12) ... qualified for the NCAA Championships for the first time in his career after placing fourth at the EIWA Championships ... also finished fourth at the Oklahoma-Gold Classic ... posted a third-place showing at the Body Bar Invitational ... wrestled to an eighth-place finish at the Southern Scuffle, going 6-3 with two major decisions and a pair of pins at the prestigious event ... won 11 of 12 bouts between Nov. 20 and Dec. 30 ... one of just three Army wrestlers to win a bout in the annual Army-Navy dual match, posting a 7-2 victory over Allen Stein ... competed exclusively at 133 pounds. 2009-10: Compiled a 13-6 overall record, including a 1-1 mark in dual matches ... registered six wins by fall, the third-highest total on the team ... his eight bonus-point victories ranked tied for sixth on the squad ... began the season by winning an individual title at the Clarion Open ... went 4-0 with a pin and a major decision en route to the tournament crown ... followed that with a fourth-place showing at the Oklahoma Gold Classic ... posted a 4-2 mark with two pins at that event ... finished sixth at the Southern Scuffle after going 2-1 with a pin and a technical fall ... split a pair of dual matches, defeating an opponent from Rider and dropping a major decision to an opponent from Bucknell ... also competed in the Body Bar Invitational, posting a 2-2 record with a win by fall. 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 154-38.

2010-11: Was not a member of the Army wrestling program. 2009-10: Was not a member of the Army wrestling program. HIGH SCHOOL: Posted a career record of 152-22 at Wasatch High School ... helped squad win four state titles ... won a state title as a senior ... placed runner-up at states as a freshman, sophomore and junior ... four-time medalist at the Reno Tournament of Champions ... also lettered in football, track and cross country ... captained wrestling and football teams. PERSONAL: Casey Lawrence Smith was born May 30, 1988 in Payson, Utah … parents are Chris and Lezlie Smith ... has five siblings ... brother, Ethan, is a member of the wrestling team at Utah Valley

PERSONAL: Jordan Taylor Thome … born Nov. 15, 1990 in Dallas, Texas … parents are Randy and Jill Thome … older brother, Casey, graduated from the Academy last spring following a four-year career on the Army wrestling team … majoring in Management.

THOME’S CAREER RECORD Year 2009-10 2010-11 Career

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Overall W L 13 6 27 19 40 25

Dual W 1 9 10

L 1 7 8

Pins 6 9 15

TF 1 0 1

MD 1 3 4

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JUNIOR 141 MIDWAY, UTAH WASATCH

JUNIOR 133 TROY, OHIO TROY CHRISTIAN


MEET THE BLACK KNIGHTS COLLIN WITTMEYER

DANIEL YOUNG

JUNIOR 174 PLATTE CITY, MO. PLATTE COUNTY

JUNIOR 149 BLOOMINGTON, IND. CULVER ACADEMY

2010-11: Posted a 16-15 record during his sophomore campaign ... authored a 7-5 mark in dual matches, establishing a career high with seven dual wins ... registered two pins, one technical fall and two major decisions ... won his first five bouts of the season and six of his first seven matches ... wrestled exclusively at 174 pounds after competing in the 184-pound weight class as a freshman ... placed runner-up at the New York State Championships after going 3-1 with a major decision and technical fall ... finished fourth at the Oklahoma-Gold Classic with a 3-2 mark ... turned in an eighth-place showing at the EIWA Championships ... also competed at the Body Bar Invitational and Southern Scuffle.

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2009-10: Compiled a 24-15 overall record, including a 6-4 mark in duals ... his 24 wins were the fourth-highest total on the team ... ranked among Army’s leaders in pins (four), major decisions (four) and bonuspoint victories (nine) ... placed second at the Monarch Invitational after going 3-1 with a pin and a major decision ... finished third at the Centenary Collge Open, going 3-1 with a technical fall and a major decision ... took second place at the Hitchcock Classic, posting a 3-1 record in the tournament ... went 2-2 with a major decision en route to placing fifth at the New York State Championships ... authored a 3-2 mark with a pair of pins in placing fifth at the EIWA Championships ... two of his six dual match wins were for bonus points.

2010-11: Turned in a banner sophomore season by posting personal bests with 27 overall victories, five dual match wins and five technical falls ... listed second on the club with 27 wins and led the team with five technical falls ... his 10 bonus-point wins ranked third on the squad ... won an individual title at the All-Academy Championships ... finished runner-up at the All-Academy Championships ... placed third at the Body Bar Invitational ... turned in a fourth-place showing at the Oklahoma-Gold Classic ... finished sixth at the EIWA Championships ... authored an eighth-place effort at the Southern Scuffle ... was one of just three Black Knights to record a victory in the annual Army-Navy dual match ... posted a 5-1 win over Joe Locksmith ... competed exclusively at 149 pounds ... earned “Most Improved” award following the season. 2009-10: Forged an overall record of 16-12, including a 4-3 mark in dual matches ... win total ranked 11th on the team ... listed third on the team in major decisions (six) and tied for fourth in pins (five) ... had 11 bonus-point victories, the third-most on the team ... began the year by winning an individual title at the Centenary College Open, pinning all four of his opponents ... placed fifth at the New York State Championships, going 3-2 with two major decisions ... also competed at the Southern Scuffle, Hitchcock Classic and EIWA Championships ... defeated opponents from Merchant Marine, Boston University, Harvard and Sacred Heart in dual match action.

HIGH SCHOOL: Two-time Missouri state champion … placed fourth as a freshman and third as a sophomore … posted a 51-3 record as a senior en route to his second straight championship … honorable mention national ranking by WIN Magazine … graduated as the all-time wins leader at Platte County High School.

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: 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 … majoring in Environmental Science.

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 in 2009 at 165 pounds for Indiana University and is a current Army assistant coach … lists music and water sports among his hobbies … majoring in American Legal Studies.

YOUNG’S CAREER RECORD

WITTMEYER’S CAREER RECORD Year 2009-10 2010-11 Career

Overall W L 24 15 16 15 40 30

Dual W 6 7 13

L 4 5 9

Pins 4 2 6

TF 1 1 2

MD 4 2 6

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Overall W L 16 12 27 17 43 29

Dual W 4 5 9

L 3 7 10

Pins 5 3 8

TF 0 5 5

MD 6 2 8


MEET THE BLACK KNIGHTS earned all-state plaudits and all-district laurels ... was a four-year team captain ... named to the 2009 Daily Oklahoman first team ... member of the National Honor Society ... compiled a 34-12 record in 2009-10 at the United States Military Academy Prep School (USMAPS) ... captained the USMAPS team.

JOHN BELANGER SOPHOMORE 141 CLIFTON PARK, N.Y. SHENENDEHOWA 2010-11: Compiled a 10-8 record with one pin and three major decisions during his first season in the Black, Gold and Gray ... competed exclusively at tournaments as a plebe ... wrestled at 141 pounds throughout his rookie campaign ... won the individual title at the New York State Championships “B” flight after going 4-0 with a pair of major decisions ... also competed at the Clarion Open, East Stroudsburg Open, Southern Scuffle and Shorty Hitchcock Invitational. HIGH SCHOOL: Two-time New York State placewinner while wrestling at Shenendehowa High School ... placed fourth as a junior and third as a senior ... named a Cadet Fargo All-American in 2007 after finishing sixth. PERSONAL: John Gregory Belanger was born July 23, 1991 in Norfolk, Va. ... son of Greg Belanger and Diane Meys ... has one sister, Diana ... father is a JAG officer in the United States Navy ... hobbies include camping, fishing, waterskiing and surfing ... lists former Oklahoma State wrestler and two-time Olympic champion John Smith as his favorite athlete ... majoring in Systems Engineering.

BELANGER’S CAREER RECORD Year 2010-11 Career

Overall W L 10 8 10 8

Dual W 0 0

L 0 0

Pins 1 1

TF 0 0

MD 3 3

RYAN BILYEU SOPHOMORE 149 GUTHRIE, OKLA. GUTHRIE (USMAPS)

HIGH SCHOOL/PREP SCHOOL: Posted an astounding 118-14 record at Guthrie High School ... four-time Oklahoma state qualifier ... threetime state placewinner ... two-time state finalist ... won a pair of regional championships ... captured the Southern Oklahoma Invitational title and was named the Most Outstanding Wrestler ... won individual titles at the Carl Albert Invitational, the Cushing Invitational, the Albany NCWA Invitational and the Putnam City Invitational during his standout career ... helped lead team to the Putnam City Invitational crown ...

BILYEU’S CAREER RECORD Year 2010-11 Career

Overall W L 12 7 12 7

Dual W 0 0

L 0 0

Pins 0 0

TF 0 0

MD 3 3

WIL BROWN SOPHOMORE 184 CHADRON, NEB. CHADRON 2010-11: Posted an 8-14 overall record, including a 3-6 mark in dual matches ... began to emerge as one of Army’s top wrestlers at 184 pounds ... his four pins ranked tied for fourth most on the squad ... forged dual wins against opponents from Franklin & Marshall, Rider and Ohio ... placed fifth at the Oklahoma-Gold Classic, compiling a 3-2 mark with a pin ... also competed at the Body Bar Invitational, Southern Scuffle and EIWA Championships ... earned the Crum Memorial Award. HIGH SCHOOL: Captured two Nebraska state titles and was a threetime state placewinner while wrestling at Chadron High School ... earned all-district accolades and all-conference honors ... was a four-year letterwinner ... two-year team captain ... picked up four additional letters on the school’s football team ... played running back and linebacker ... captained squad for one season ... named all-state, all-district and all-conference on the gridiron ... was his high school’s valedictorian ... served as the vice president of his school’s chapter of the National Honor Society ... recognized in the Who’s Who Among Amercan High School Students publication ... received the school’s Dave Schultz School Excellence Award. PERSONAL: Wil Cooper Brown was born July 4, 1991 in Rapid City, S.D. ... son of Dan Brown and Sandra Mefferd ... has one brother, Ty, who is active in the sport of rodeo ... enjoys listening to music in his spare time ... majoring in Information Technology.

BROWN’S CAREER RECORD Year 2010-11 Career

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Overall W L 8 14 8 14

Dual W 3 3

L 6 6

Pins 4 4

TF 0 0

MD 0 0

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2010-11: Authored a 12-7 overall record with three major decisions, competing exclusively at tournaments ... began the season by placing sixth at the Clarion Open ... posted a 3-2 mark with a major decision en route to the sixth-place showing ... finished runner-up at the New York State Championships “B” flight, going 3-1 with a major decision ... also wrestled at the East Stroudsburg Open and Shorty Hitchcock Invitational.

PERSONAL: Ryan Anthony Bilyeu was born Oct. 30, 1990 in Kingfisher, Okla. ... son of Paul and Susan Carlson ... has two siblings, Blake Jones and Devin Bilyeu ... uncle, Dave Pekarek, graduated from the United States Military Academy in 1986 ... cousin, Cole Orndorff, is an officer in the United States Marine Corps ... brother, Devin Bilyeu, is a competitive wrestler ... majoring in Engineering Management.


MEET THE BLACK KNIGHTS CHARLIE COSTANZO

career to focus on wrestling ... graduated with honors from Cypress Bay High School

SOPHOMORE 133 DANBURY, CONN. DANBURY

PERSONAL: Alexander Dahl was born July 20, 1992 in Boca Raton, Fla. ... son of John and Rita Dahl ... has two siblings, Chanel and Maia ... father graduated from the United States Air Force Academy ... hobbies include lifting weights ... considers Adrian Peterson, of the NFL’s Minnesota Vikings, to be his favorite athlete ... majoring in Engineering Management.

2010-11: Authored a 6-8 overall record with one pin and one major decision during his first season at West Point ... placed fifth at the New York State Championships “B” flight after posting a 3-2 mark and one major decision ... also competed at the Clarion Open, East Stroudsburg Open and Shorty Hitchcock Invitational ... wrestled exclusively at 133 pounds as a freshman. HIGH SCHOOL: Captured three straight Connecticut State titles at Danbury High School ... was a two-time New England champion ... won four straight conference titles and three consecutive division titles ... became the first person to ever win the Connecticut Wrestler of the Year award twice ... high school team has won 25 straight conference titles, and is undefeated in conference dual matches the last 25 seasons ... was a three-time all-state selection ... picked up all-area honors all four years ... earned academic all-state honors all four years ... presented with the Dave Schultz Award for excellence in wrestling ... also played football during high school ... member of the National Honor Society. PERSONAL: Charles Bedini Costanzo Jr. was born Dec. 2, 1991 in Danbury, Conn. ... son of Charlie and Kathy Constanzo ... has three siblings, Andrew, Matt and Elizabeth ... brother, Andrew, played one season of college football at Tufts University ... brother, Matt, wrestled collegiately at Springfield College ... hobbies include fishing and reading ... lists Pat Tillman as his favorite athlete ... credits Tillman as his inspiration for attending West Point ... majoring in International History.

COSTANZO’S CAREER RECORD Year 2010-11 Career

Overall W L 6 8 6 8

Dual W 0 0

L 0 0

Pins 1 1

TF 0 0

MD 1 1

DAHL’S CAREER RECORD Year 2010-11 Career

Dual W 0 0

L 0 0

Pins 0 0

TF 1 1

MD 1 1

CURTIS GARNER SOPHOMORE 285 CATASAUQUA, PA. CATASAUQUA 2010-11: Was not a member of the Army wrestling program. HIGH SCHOOL: Earned all-state honors as a senior at Catasauqua High School ... captured a district title as a senior ... placed runner-up at districts during his junior season ... finished fifth at the state championships as a senior ... placed third at regionals that year ... two-time All-Colonial League selection. PERSONAL: Curtis Michael Garner was born July 7, 1992 in Allentown, Pa. ... son of Richard Garner and Susan Conner ... has two sisters, Amanda and Jacquelyn, and one brother, Luke ... hobbies include fishing and shooting ... enjoys listening to classical music while he does his homework ... majoring in Management and Portuguese.

ALEX DAHL 2011-12 Army Wrestling

Overall W L 7 8 7 8

SOPHOMORE 165 WESTON, FLA. CYPRESS BAY 2010-11: Compiled a 7-8 overall record with one technical fall and one major decision ... wrestled exclusively at 157 pounds ... appeared in four tournaments throughout the season ... competed at the Clarion Open, East Stroudsburg Open, Shorty Hitchcock Invitational and New York State Championships “B” flight. HIGH SCHOOL: Earned all-state honors after placing third in the Florida 3A Division ... collected all-county accolades after winning the county tournament ... also played high school football ... halted football

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MEET THE BLACK KNIGHTS 2009 ... earned an additional four letters in cross country and another four letters in track ... was a three-time state qualifier and a two-time district placewinner in cross country ... won the Schuylkill League title as a senior in 2009 ... was a two-time district qualifier in the 1,600 meters on the track ... member of the National Honor Society, the History Honor Society, the Math Honor Society and the Science Honor Society ... received the Dwight D. Eisenhower Award ... posted a perfect score on the math section of the SAT test.

PAUL HANCOCK SOPHOMORE 157 DEARBORN, MICH. FORDSON (USMAPS) 2010-11: Forged a 13-3 overall record as a freshman, competing at three different tournaments ... posted four major decisions and three pins ... his four major decisions ranked tied for second on the team, while his three pins were tied for seventh on the squad ... wrestled exclusively at 157 pounds during his plebe campaign ... began the season by placing third at the East Stroudsburg Open, posting a 6-1 record with two major decisions and one pin ... finished runner-up at the Shorty Hitchcock Invitational, going 4-1 with a pin and a major decision ... turned in another second-place finish at the New York State Championships “B” flight, authoring a 3-1 mark with one pin and one major decision. HIGH SCHOOL/PREP SCHOOL: Won the state championship at 135 pounds as a senior at Fordson High School ... finished runner-up at the states as a junior, wrestling at 119 pounds ... took fourth in the states as a sophmore, competing in the 119-pound bracket ... also played two seasons of football and two seasons of soccer during high school ... member of the National Honor Society ... competed at the United States Military Academy Prep School (USMAPS) in 2008-09 ... was runner-up at the NCWA Championships at 149 pounds while a member of the USMAPS team. PERSONAL: Paul Pierce Hancock IV was born July 9, 1990 in Royal Oak, Mich. ... son of Trey and Becky Hancock ... has two sisters, Ashleigh and Grace ... enjoys playing the guitar in his spare time ... majoring in Arabic.

HANCOCK’S CAREER RECORD Year 2010-11 Career

Overall W L 13 3 13 3

Dual W 0 0

L 0 0

Pins 3 3

TF 0 0

MD 4 4

TYLER RAUENZAHN

RAUENZAHN’S CAREER RECORD Year 2010-11 Career

Overall W L 4 4 4 4

Dual W 0 0

L 0 0

Pins 0 0

TF 0 0

MD 0 0

NATHAN SANTHANAM SOPHOMORE 125 CHAMPAIGN, ILL. SAINT THOMAS MORE 2010-11: Authored a 2-6 overall mark during his freshman campaign ... competed at three tournaments, wrestling exclusively at 125 pounds ... posted a 2-2 record at the East Stroudsburg Open ... also appeared in the Shorty Hitchcock Invitational and the New York State Championships “B” flight. HIGH SCHOOL: Four-year varsity letter winner in wrestling at The School of Saint Thomas More ... earned all-state honors twice after posting consecutive fourth-place finishes at the Illinois State Championships ... finished fourth at the Illinois Greco-Roman state tournament in 2009 ... took fourth at the Border Wars national tournament ... named the team’s Most Improved Wrestler as a freshman ... earned team MVP honors as a junior and senior ... selected the Most Dedicated Wrestler as a sophomore, junior and senior ... captained the squad during his junior and senior campaigns ... also competed in gymnastics ... won the Illinois still rings title ... was the YMCA Nationals runner-up in the all-around competition. PERSONAL: Nathan Alexander Santhanam was born June 19, 1992 in Champaign, Ill. ... son of Sam Santhanam ... has one sister, Nisha ... enjoys playing air hockey in his spare time ... majoring in Systems Management.

2010-11: Posted a 4-4 overall record with one major decision during his freshman season ... wrestled in the 133-pound weight class as a plebe ... began the year by placing sixth at the Clarion Open ... also competed at the Oklahoma-Gold Classic. HIGH SCHOOL: Four-year varsity letterwinner in wrestling at Blue Mountain High School ... finished runner up at the PIAA state championships as a senior ... placed third as a junior ... was a two-time Powerade finalist ... won the District IX and Northeast Regional titles in

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Overall W L 2 6 2 6

Dual W 0 0

L 0 0

Pins 0 0

TF 0 0

MD 0 0

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SOPHOMORE 133 SCHUYLKILL HAVEN, PA. BLUE MOUNTAIN

PERSONAL: Tyler John Rauenzahn was born April 9, 1991 in Reading, Pa. ... son of Brian and Lori Rauenzahn ... has three sisters, Rachel, Brianna and Elizabeth ... enjoys to run ... lists Philadelphia Phillies second baseman Chase Utley as his favorite athlete ... majoring in Physics.


MEET THE BLACK KNIGHTS HIGH SCHOOL: Two-time all-state wrestler at Beacon High School ... authored the most wins in New York State Section I history (228) ... recorded over 150 career pins ... compiled a 55-3 overall record during his senior season ... earned two varsity letters on the football field ... played strong safety ... garnered all-league and all-section honors twice ... led the team in tackles ... four-year letterwinner in track and field ... threw the javelin ... earned all-league and all-section laurels ... member of the National Honor Society.

ALEX SMITH SOPHOMORE 165 PLAISTOW, N.H. TIMBERLANE 2010-11: Burst onto the scene with a spectacular freshman campaign ... posted a 21-16 overall record, ranking tied for fourth on the team with the 21 victories ... compiled a 4-3 mark in dual matches ... registered three pins, one major decision and one technical fall ... began the season wrestling at 149 pounds, before jumping up to the 165-pound weight class midway through the year ... placed runner-up at the Clarion Open ... authored fourth-place showings at both the Body Bar Invitational and Shorty Hitchcock Invitational ... placed seventh at the New York State Championships ... also competed at the Penn State Open and the EIWA Championships ... picked up dual match victories over opponents from Cleveland State, Brown, Harvard and Boston University. HIGH SCHOOL: Three-time New Hampshire state champion while wrestling at Timberlane High School ... ranked among the top 15 nationally in his weight class ... named an NHSCA Senior National AllAmerican ... placed third at the Beast of the East Tournament ... turned in a fifth-place showing at the Super 32 Tournament ... served as team captain during his junior and senior seasons. PERSONAL: Alex O’Neil Smith was born March 31, 1992 in Newburyport, Mass. ... son of Michael and Rebecca Smith ... has two siblings, Jackie and William ... brother, William, is a competitive wrestler ... lists New England Patriots quarterback Tom Brady and Boston Celtics small forward Paul Pierce as his favorite athletes ... majoring in Systems Management.

SMITH’S CAREER RECORD Year 2010-11 Career

Overall W L 21 16 21 16

Dual W 4 4

L 3 3

Pins 3 3

TF 1 1

MD 1 1

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RYAN TOMPKINS SOPHOMORE 165 BEACON, N.Y. BEACON

PERSONAL: Ryan Matthew Tompkins was born Nov. 4, 1992 in Peekskill, N.Y. ... son of Ron and Lisa Tompkins ... has two brothers, Scott and Craig ... hobbies include fishing, hunting and water sports ... majoring in Geospatial Information Science.

TOMPKINS’ CAREER RECORD Year 2010-11 Career

Overall W L 13 12 13 12

Dual W 0 0

L 1 1

Pins 5 5

TF 0 0

MD 0 0

DAVID WHITE SOPHOMORE 125 ATHENS, PA. ATHENS AREA 2010-11: Turned in a steady plebe campaign, forging a 20-19 overall record and posting four major decisions, two pins and one technical fall ... piled up a 2-3 mark in dual matches ... overall win total ranked second among Army freshmen and listed sixth on the team ... his seven bonus-point victories were tied for fifth on the squad ... wrestled exclusively at 125 pounds as a rookie ... capped his first season in an Army singlet by placing sixth at the EIWA Championships ... finished runnerup at the Shorty Hitchcock Invitational after going 4-1 with a pin and a major decision ... turned in a fourth-place showing at the New York State Championships after compiling a 4-2 mark ... also competed at the Clarion Open, Oklahoma-Gold Classic, East Stroudsburg Open, Penn State Open and Southern Scuffle ... authored a 3-2 record with a major decision at the Oklahoma-Gold Classic ... picked up a pin and a major decision at the East Stroudsburg Open, where he went 2-2 ... earned dual match victories against opponents from Merchant Marine and Brown. HIGH SCHOOL: Won a PIAA State Championship while wrestling for Athens Area High School ... earned all-state and all-region plaudits ... four-year letterwinner ... three-time team captain ... member of the National Honor Society.

2010-11: Forged a 13-12 overall record as a plebe, competing almost exclusively at tournaments ... wrestled most of the season at 165 pounds, before moving up to the 174-pound weight class late in the year ... ranked third on the team with five pins ... placed third at the AllAcademy Championships after authoring a 3-1 mark with a pin ... also competed at the Clarion Open, Oklahoma-Gold Classic, Body Bar Invitational, Southern Scuffle and Shorty Hitchcock Invitational ... posted a 3-2 mark at the Clarion Open with three pins ... lost his only dual match to an opponent from Bucknell.

PERSONAL: David Efren White was born Dec. 12, 1990 in Willsboro, Pa. ... son of George and Teresa White ... has one sibling, Morgan ... relative, Dylan White, serves in the United States Air Force ... enjoys playing chess in his spare time ... majoring in Physics.

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Overall W L 20 19 20 19

Dual W 2 2

L 3 3

Pins 2 2

TF 1 1

MD 4 4


MEET THE BLACK KNIGHTS ZACHARY COTTLE

CRAEMER HEDASH

FRESHMAN 133 FORT CALHOUN, NEB. V.J. & ANGELA SKUTT CATHOLIC (USMAPS)

FRESHMAN 157 SLATINGTON, PA. NORTHERN LEHIGH (USMAPS)

HIGH SCHOOL/PREP SCHOOL: Won three state championships at V.J. & Angela Skutt Catholic High School ... was a three-time all-conference honoree ... four-year letterwinner in track and cross country ... earned all-conference plaudits in both ... four-time state qualifier in cross country ... attended the United States Military Academy Prep School last year. PERSONAL: Zachary Lee Cottle was born Dec. 7, 1990 in Petersburg, Va. ... son of Larry and Nora Cottle ... has four siblings ... brother, Quintin, is a junior at West Point ... hobbies include fishing and bowling ... enjoys lifting weights in his spare time ... major is undeclared.

SCOTT FILBERT FRESHMAN 125 TUCSON, ARIZ. IRONWOOD RIDGE (USMAPS)

HIGH SCHOOL/PREP SCHOOL: Two-time PIAA State placewinner at Northern Lehigh High School, placing eighth as a junior and sixth as a senior ... named a NHSCA Freshman All-American in 2007 ... threetime regional placewinner ... three-time district placewinner ... tabbed a U.S. Open Freestyle All-American as a senior ... selected as a NHSCA Academic All-American following his senior campaign ... earned allleague accolades in both wrestling and football during his standout high school career. PERSONAL: Craemer Francis Hedash was born March 11, 1991 in Allentown, Pa. ... son of Joseph and Audrey Hedash ... has three brothers, Casey, Colin and Connor ... brother, Casey, is a sophomore at West Point ... brother, Colin, wrestles collegiately at Appalachian State University ... hobbies include hiking and fishing ... enjoys listening to music in his spare time ... major is undeclared.

SHAWN MIRACLE

HIGH SCHOOL/PREP SCHOOL: Two-time state champion at Iron Ridge High School ... earned NHSCA All-America honors ... placed fourth at the NCWA Nationals ... two-time team captain ... attended the United States Military Academy Prep School last year. PERSONAL: Scott Garvin Filbert was born June 21, 1991 in Tulsa, Okla. ... son of Brian and Jane Filbert ... has one sister, Allison, and one brother, Matt ... hobbies include playing the guitar ... major is undeclared.

FRESHMAN 157 BLOOMINGTON, IND. BLOOMINGTON NORTH (BLAIK ACADEMY) HIGH SCHOOL/PREP SCHOOL: Three-time conference champion while wrestling at Bloomington North High School ... won three sectional titles and two regional crowns as well ... placed fifth at the state championships as a senior ... spent last season at Blaik Academy in New Jersey. PERSONAL: Shawn Masaru Miracle was born Jan. 7, 1992 in Montebello, Calif. ... son of Lee Miracle and Jeannette Ishibashi ... has three siblings ... father, Lee, serves in the United States Navy ... enjoys spending time with family and friends ... major is undeclared.

COLE GRACEY

HIGH SCHOOL/PREP SCHOOL: Captured a pair of state titles at Iron Tuttle High School, winning championships as a sophomore and senior ... placed runner-up as a junior ... was a state placewinner as a freshman ... attended the United States Military Academy Prep School last year. PERSONAL: Coleman Dee Gracey was born July 10, 1991 in Oklahoma City, Okla. ... son of Greg and Tina Gracey ... has one sister, Katie ... major is undeclared.

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FRESHMAN 165 TUTTLE, OKLA. TUTTLE (USMAPS)


MEET THE BLACK KNIGHTS coach, Nage Damas (USMA ’73), was a three-year letterwinner on the Army wrestling team ... met United States President Barack Obama during a Boys Nation trip to The White House ... hobbies include reading and lifting weights ... enjoys spending time with family and friends ... major is undeclared.

JARED ROSS FRESHMAN 149 DILLSBURG, PA. NORTHERN

ETHAN SNYDER

HIGH SCHOOL: Qualified for the state tournament as a junior at Northern High School ... won sectional title during his standout junior campaign ... placed runner-up at sectionals as a freshman ... honor roll student. PERSONAL: Jared Anthony Ross was born Dec. 14, 1992 in Harrisburg, Pa. ... son of Tony and Lori Ross ... has three brothers, Zachary, Jonathan and Marcus ... hobbies include camping, hiking, rock climbing and horseback riding ... also enjoys hunting, fishing and listening to music ... major is undeclared.

HIGH SCHOOL: Named MVP of the wrestling team three times at Olentangy Liberty High School ... earned the honor following his sophomore, junior and senior seasons ... member of the National Honor Society. PERSONAL: Ethan James Snyder was born July 11, 1992 in Wauseon, Ohio ... son of Chris and Kathy Snyder ... has two brothers, Andrew and Matthew, and one sister, Claire ... hobbies include woodworking, gardening and hunting ... major is undeclared.

RODNEY SHARP FRESHMAN 285 STERLING, N.Y. RED CREEK (USMAPS)

STEPHEN SNYDER

HIGH SCHOOL: Captured a state title as a senior at Red Creek High School ... graduated in 2009 and spent a post-graduate year at Blair Academy (2009-10) ... attended the United States Military Academy Prep School last year. PERSONAL: Rodney Lee Sharp was born April 30, 1991 in Syracuse, N.Y. ... son of Rodney and Lynn Sharp ... has one brother, Nick, and one sister, Kayla ... hobbies include hunting and fishing ... major is undeclared.

CHANDLER SMITH 2011-12 Army Wrestling

FRESHMAN 149 POWELL, OHIO OLENTANGY LIBERTY

FRESHMAN 157 KANSAS CITY, MO. ROCKHURST

FRESHMAN 285 WOODBINE, MD. GOOD COUNSEL HIGH SCHOOL: Won a pair of state titles wrestling for Good Counsel High School ... named school’s Athlete of the Year as a senior ... member of the National Honor Society. PERSONAL: Stephen Patrick Snyder was born Sept. 22, 1992 in Laurel, Md. ... son of Steve and Tricia Snyder ... has two brothers, Kyle and Kevin, and one sister, Megan ... did not start wrestling until his freshman year of high school ... hobbies include golfing ... enjoys going to the beach and spending time with his friends ... major is undeclared.

HIGH SCHOOL: Two-time state placewinner at Rockhurst High School ... finished runner-up at states as a senior ... placed sixth as a junior ... two-time district runner-up, taking second as both a junior and senior ... earned academic all-state accolades following his junior and senior campaigns ... picked up all-metro plaudits as a senior ... won the Missouri freestyle championship as a senior ... four-year member of the high school honor roll ... finished high school with a 3.70 grade point average. PERSONAL: Chandler Daly Smith was born July 13, 1992 in Gainesville, Fla. ... son of Cedric and Nicole Smith ... has two siblings ... former

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MEET THE BLACK KNIGHTS PHIL STEINBERG

HUNTER WOOD

FRESHMAN 197 COLVER, PA. CENTRAL CAMBRIA (USMAPS)

FRESHMAN 125 FAIRMONT, W.VA. EAST FAIRMONT (USMAPS)

HIGH SCHOOL/PREP SCHOOL: Three-time all-conference selection at Central Cambria High School ... captured three district championships and a pair of regional titles ... placed runner-up at the state meet ... also ran track and cross country ... won a district title as a member of the 4x800m relay team ... three-time state qualifier in cross country ... attended the United States Military Academy Prep School last year. PERSONAL: Phillip John Steinberg was born Sept. 4, 1991 in Johnstown, Pa. ... son of Dave and Paula Steinberg ... has one sister, Susan ... plays multiple instruments ... enjoys writing music ... major is undeclared.

HIGH SCHOOL/PREP SCHOOL: Four-time all-state performer at East Fairmont High School ... won three conference titles and three regional championships ... captured one state title and placed runner-up twice ... named a NCWA All-American ... earned academic all-state honors all four years ... selected as a NCWA Academic All-American ... member of the school’s track and field team ... was conference runner-up in the pole vault ... graduated with honors ... attended the United States Military Academy Prep School last year. PERSONAL: Hunter Paul Wood was born Dec. 11, 1991 in Morgantown, W.Va. ... son of Robert and Tonya Wood ... has one sister, Tressa ... won a spelling bee in the third grade ... hobbies include waterskiiing, snow skiing, hunting and fishing ... enjoys poetry and playing the guitar ... major is undeclared.

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2010-11 STATISTICS OVERALL

DUALS

WINS

LOSSES

WINS

LOSSES

FALL

TF MAJOR BONUS PT. WINS CAREER

Casey Thome

30

12

14

2

11

0

3

14

113-48

Daniel Young

27

17

5

7

3

5

2

10

43-29

Jordan Thome

27

19

9

7

9

0

3

12

40-25

Jordan Thome ............ 27

Alex Smith

21

16

4

3

3

1

1

5

21-16

Daniel Young.............. 27

Jimmy Rafferty

21

19

6

5

0

0

5

5

54-41

Jimmy Rafferty........... 21

David White

20

19

2

3

2

1

4

7

20-19

Nicholas Bundy

18

16

1

3

4

3

2

9

48-31

Travis Coffey

17

12

6

4

2

1

2

5

39-32

Jake Vetter

17

17

2

7

2

0

4

6

50-48

Nicholas Bundy ......... 18

Ryan Renkey

16

9

1

0

1

1

4

6

28-19

FALLS

Collin Wittmeyer

16

15

7

5

2

1

2

5

40-30

Casey Thome ............. 11

Robert Doyle

14

18

0

2

0

0

0

0

19-24

Paul Hancock

13

3

0

0

3

0

4

7

13-3

Ryan Tompkins

13

12

0

1

5

0

0

4

13-12

Rudy Chelednik

13

14

3

3

1

0

4

5

64-57

Wil Brown ..................... 4

Ryan Bilyeu

12

7

0

0

0

0

3

3

12-7

Nicholas Bundy ........... 4

Connor Hannafee

12

9

0

0

4

0

0

4

19-12

Connor Hanafee .......... 4

John Belanger

10

8

0

0

1

0

3

4

10-8

Daniel Mills

10

23

3

8

2

0

1

3

10-23

Kirk Landon

8

6

0

0

2

0

1

3

28-18

Michael Gorman

8

10

0

2

1

1

0

2

27-36

Nicholas Bundy ........... 3

Wil Brown

8

14

3

6

4

0

0

4

8-14

Seven tied with ............ 1

Patrick Marchetti

7

6

0

0

0

0

1

1

18-22

Jacob Bohn

7

8

2

4

2

0

0

2

7-8

Alex Dahl

7

8

0

0

0

1

1

2

7-8

Joey Walters

6

3

0

0

2

0

0

2

23-8

Charlie Costanzo

6

8

0

0

1

0

1

2

6-8

Paul Hancock .............. 4

Tyler Rauenzahn

4

4

0

0

0

0

0

0

4-4

Ryan Renkey ................ 4

Kenny Skillman

3

8

0

0

1

0

0

1

3-8

David White ................. 4

Patrick Smith

3

10

0

2

1

0

1

2

12-24

Christian Botero

3

19

1

7

2

0

0

2

9-30

Derek Stanley

2

3

0

0

2

0

0

2

8-8

Orion Ross

2

4

2

4

1

0

0

1

13-15

Casey Thome ............. 14

Cody Bye

2

6

0

0

1

0

0

1

2-6

Jordan Thome ............ 12

Nathan Santhanam

2

6

0

0

0

0

0

0

2-6

Daniel Young.............. 10

Matt Pennings

1

4

0

0

1

0

0

1

1-4

Casey Hedash

0

0

0

0

0

0

0

0

7-11

Connor McCarthy

0

0

0

0

0

0

0

0

4-7

Briar Runyan

0

0

0

0

0

0

0

0

0-0

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WRESTLER

LEADERS

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WINS Casey Thome ............. 30

Alex Smith .................. 21 David White ............... 20

Jordan Thome ............. 9 Ryan Tompkins ............ 5

TECHNICAL FALLS Daniel Young................ 5

MAJOR DECISIONS Jimmy Rafferty............. 5 Rudy Chelednik ........... 4

Jake Vetter ................... 4 BONUS POINT WINS

Nicholas Bundy ........... 9 Paul Hancock .............. 7 David White ................. 7


2010-11 RESULTS DUAL MEET RESULTS NOV. 6, 2010 AMERICAN 26, ARMY 6 WASHINGTON, D.C. 125: Travis Coffey (Ar) dec. Thomas Williams, 3-2 133: Kevin Tao (Am) dec. Jordan Thome, 7-4 141: Matt Mariacher (Am) dec. Casey Thome, 1-0 149: Ganbayar Sanjaa (Am) dec. Daniel Young, 8-2 157: Steve Fittery (Am) dec. Rudy Chelednik, 8-1 165: Patrick Graham (Am) dec. Jake Vetter, 4-0 174: Collin Wittmeyer (Ar) dec. Phillip Barreiro, 10-4 184: Thomas Barreiro (Am) dec. Wil Brown, 4-3 197: Daniel Mitchell (Am) dec. Orion Ross, 3-0 285: Ryan Flores (Am) tech. fall Christian Botero, 17-1

NOV. 6, 2010 ARMY 26, FRANKLIN & MARSHALL 15 WASHINGTON, D.C. 125: Travis Coffey (A) pinned Matt Murray, 4:34 133: Jake Bucha (F) dec. Jordan Thome, 7-4 141: Casey Thome (A) pinned Kenny Knapp, 1:35 149: Daniel Young (A) tech. fall Andrew Murano, 15-0 157: Eric Norgard (F) pinned Rudy Chelednik, 4:11 165: Jake Vetter (A) dec. Anthony Bongarzone, 4-0 174: Collin Wittmeyer (A) dec. Matt Fullowan, 2-0 184: Wil Brown (A) dec. Matt Latessa, 8-4 197: Colin Ely (F) dec. Patrick Smith, 8-4 285: Dan Canfield (F) dec. Christian Botero, 6-3

NOV. 9, 2010 ARMY 26, DREXEL 13 WEST POINT, N.Y. 125: Travis Coffey (A) win by forfeit 133: Frank Cimato (D) dec. Jordan Thome, 4-2 (SV) 141: Casey Thome (A) maj. Josh Yurasits, 10-1 149: Daniel Young (A) dec. John McDermott, 7-6 157: Rudy Chelednik (A) maj. Charles Aungst, 11-0 165: Joe Booth (D) dec. Jake Vetter, 6-1 174: Collin Wittmeyer (A) dec. Justin Wieller, 2-0 184: Jamie Callender (D) maj. dec. Wil Brown, 17-8 197: Brandon Palik (D) dec. Daniel Mills, 11-5 285: Christian Botero (A) pinned Robert Schwalbenberg, 5:58

DEC. 10, 2010 ARMY 19, RIDER 16 LAWRENCEVILLE, N.J.

DEC. 12, 2010 BINGHAMTON 22, ARMY 12 CLIFTON PARK, N.Y. 125: Ryan Gerondel (B) dec. Travis Coffey, 8-5 133: Jordan Thome (A) dec. Dan Riggi, 9-2 141: Casey Thome (A) pinned Bryan Guilfoyle, 4:27 149: Donnie Vinson (B) dec. Daniel Young, 6-4 157: Justin Lister (B) dec. Jimmy Rafferty, 4-1 165: Matt Kaylor (B) dec. Jake Vetter, 14-8 174: Collin Wittmeyer (A) dec. Ryan McGarity, 4-2

DEC. 12, 2010 ARMY 19, OHIO 18 CLIFTON PARK, N.Y. 125: Ryan Renkey (A) dec. Kyle Ciccarello, 9-8 133: Jordan Thome (A) dec. Jacob Wojcik, 2-1 141: Casey Thome (A) dec. Darrin Boing, 6-0 149: Brad Squire (O) dec. Daniel Young, 3-1 157: Jimmy Rafferty (A) maj. Chris Kline, 9-1 165: Kyle Lang (O) dec. Rudy Chelednik, 7-6 174: Nick Purdue (O) dec. Collin Wittmeyer, 2-0 184: Wil Brown (A) pinned Ryan Garringer, 2:50 197: Erik Schuth (O) tech. fall Daniel Mills, 15-0 285: Jeremy Johnson (O) maj. Christian Botero, 16-5

JAN. 7, 2011 COLUMBIA 20, ARMY 13 WEST POINT, N.Y. 125: Travis Coffey (A) dec. Penn Gottfried, 5-4 133: Kyle Gilchrist (C) dec. Jordan Thome, 3-1 (sv) 141: Casey Thome (A) maj. Matt Bystol, 10-0 149: Steve Santos (C) maj. Nick Bundy (A) dec., 10-1 157: Rudy Chelednik (A) dec. Jake O’Hara, 7-0 165: Eren Civian (C) dec. Alex Smith, 6-5 174: Stephen West (C) dec. Collin Wittmeyer (A), 5-2 184: Nick Mills (C) dec. Robert Doyle, 8-2 197: Daniel Mills (A) dec. Mike Pushpak, 10-5 285: Kevin Lester (C) maj. Christian Botero, 10-1

JAN. 15, 2011 ARMY 32, MERCHANT MARINE 9 NEW BRUNSWICK, N.J. 125: David White (A) maj. Jordan Alfaro, 12-0 133: Jordan Thome (A) pinned Patrick Graham, 1:39 141: Casey Thome (A) pinned James Beshada, 2:35 149: Daniel Young (A) dec. Martin Bell, 9-2 157: Rudy Chelednik (A) dec. Dan Twito, 4-3 (sv2) 165: Jake Vetter (A) maj. dec. Vincent Renaut, 10-1 174: Collin Wittmeyer (A) dec. Scott Lowe, 7-0 184: Justin Diesel (M) pinned Patrick Smith, 4:31 197: Daniel Mills (A) dec. Tyler Russell, 7-6 285: Judd Connell (M) dec. Jacob Bohn, 8-4

JAN. 15, 2011 ARMY 39, CLEVELAND STATE 3 NEW BRUNSWICK, N.J. 125: Travis Coffey (A) dec. Ben Willeford, 8-6 133: Jordan Thome (A) maj. Nick Flannery, 10-1 141: Casey Thome (A) maj. Josh Palivoda, 10-2 149: Daniel Young (A) dec. Lawrence Cavello, 5-0 157: Jimmy Rafferty (A) maj. Koort Leyrer, 13-3 165: Alex Smith (A) dec. David Phillips, 7-0 174: Collin Wittmeyer (A) pinned Aric Thurn, 4:14 184: Corbin Boone (C) dec. Robert Doyle, 2-1 (sv2) 197: Orion Ross (A) pinned Nick Anthony, 0:51 285: Jacob Bohn (A) win by forfeit

JAN. 15, 2011 RUTGERS 35, ARMY 6 NEW BRUNSWICK, N.J. 125: Matt Fusco (R) dec. Travis Coffey, 5-4 133: Jordan Thome (A) dec. Michael DeMarco, 3-0 141: Trevor Melde (R) pinned Casey Thome, 2:21 149: Mario Mason (R) dec. Daniel Young, 11-4 157: Daryl Cocozzo (R) pinned Jimmy Rafferty, 2:15

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165: Scott Winston (R) maj. Alex Smith, 14-4 174: Alex Caruso (R) dec. Collin Wittmeyer, 4-1 184: Daniel Rinaldi (R) maj. Robert Doyle, 20-7 197: Orion Ross (A) dec. Michael Wagner, 7-3 285: DJ Russo (R) pinned Jacob Bohn, 4:22

JAN. 29, 2011 ARMY 28, BROWN 13 WEST POINT, N.Y. 125: David White (A) dec. Billy Watterson, 3-2 (sv2) 133: Jordan Thome (A) pinned Cortlandt Choate, 2:14 141: Casey Thome (A) dec. Grant Overcashier, 6-3 149: Giuseppi Lanzi (B) dec. Nicholas Bundy (A), 8-3 157: Jimmy Rafferty (A) dec. Pat LaBuz, 10-3 165: Alex Smith (A) dec. Jeff Lemmer, 6-3 174: David Foxen (B) maj. Michael Gorman, 11-0 184: Ziad Kharbush (B) pinned Derek Stanley, 1:34 197: Daniel Mills (A) maj. Brandon Shull, 13-2 285: Jacob Bohn (A) pinned Tyler Cowman, 0:46

JAN. 29, 2011 HARVARD 21, ARMY 12 WEST POINT, N.Y. 125: Steven Keith (H) dec. David White, 4-2 (sv) 133: Shay Warren (H) dec. Jordan Thome, 4-1 141: Casey Thome (A) dec. Joe Marino, 9-2 149: Nicholas Bundy (A) pinned Joe Alie, 4:57 157: Walter Peppelman (H) dec. Jimmy Rafferty, 7-5 165: Alex Smith (A) dec. Adam Hogue, 5-2 174: Ian Roy (H) dec. Jake Vetter, 6-3 184: Cameron Croy (H) dec. Derek Stanley, 7-4 197: Bryan Panzano (H) dec. Orion Ross, 4-3 285: Andrew Knapp (H) dec. Jacob Bohn, 4-2 (sv)

JAN. 29, 2011 BOSTON UNIVERSITY 29, ARMY 12 WEST POINT, N.Y. 125: Bubba McGinley (B) maj. David White, 9-1 133: Fred Santaite (B) maj. Jordan Thome, 12-2 141: Casey Thome (A) pinned Jordan Frease, 3:23 149: Nestor Taffur (B) dec. Nicholas Bundy, 9-3 157: Jimmy Rafferty (A) dec. Nick Tourville, 3-2 165: Alex Smith (A) dec. Kyle Czarnecki, 6-2 174: Hunter Meys (B) pinned Michael Gorman, 1:37 184: Brock Mantella (B) dec. Robert Doyle, 6-0 197: John Hall (B) dec. Daniel Mills, 6-0 285: Kevin Innis (B) med. Jacob Bohn, 3:14

FEB. 10, 2011 BUCKNELL 25, ARMY 12 LEWISBURG, PA. 125: Derek Reber (B) dec. David White, 5-2 (tb2) 133: Jordan Thome (A) pinned Alex Pellicciotti, 4:44 141: Casey Thome (A) wins by forfeit Zac Hancock 149: No. 6 Kevin LeValley (B) maj. Daniel Young, 12-3 157: Brantley Hooks (B) dec. Jimmy Rafferty, 3-2 165: Corey Lear (B) dec. Jake Vetter, 1-0 174: David Thompson (B) dec. Ryan Tompkins, 4-2 (sv1) 184: Rob Waltko (B) dec. Wil Brown, 8-7 197: Jay Hahn (B) dec. Daniel Mills, 10-4 285: Joe MacMullan (B) dec. Christian Botero, 4-3

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184: Wil Brown (A) pinned Joe Ferber, 6:16 197: Tyler Smith (R) maj. Daniel Mills, 11-3 285: Evan Craig (R) dec. Christian Botero, 8-3 125: Travis Coffey (A) maj. Chuck Zeisloft, 11-2 133: Jordan Thome (A) dec. Jimmy Kirchner, 5-3 141: Casey Thome (A) dec. Aaron Nestor, 5-0 149: Zac Cibula (R) dec. Daniel Young, 6-2 157: Jimmy Rafferty (A) dec. Ramon Santiago, 9-4 165: Jim Resnick (R) dec. Jake Vetter, 6-4 174: Rob Morrison (R) dec. Collin Wittmeyer, 10-3

184: John Paris (B) dec. Wil Brown, 12-5 197: Nate Schiedel (B) maj. Daniel Mills, 9-0 285: Lance Moore (B) dec. Christian Botero, 10-4


2010-11 RESULTS FEB. 19, 2011 NAVY 24, ARMY 9 WEST POINT, N.Y. 125: Aaron Kalil (N) maj. Travis Coffey, 8-0 133: Jordan Thome (A) dec. Allen Stein, 7-2 141: Casey Thome (A) dec. Dustin Haislip, 7-3 149: Daniel Young (A) dec. Joe Locksmith, 5-1 157: Bryce Saddoris (N) dec. Jimmy Rafferty, 8-4 165: Mason Bailey (N) dec. Alex Smith, 5-3 174: Matt DeMichiel (N) dec. Collin Wittmeyer, 3-1 184: Luke Rebertus (N) maj. Wil Brown, 11-3 197: Oscar Huntley (N) maj. Orion Ross, 15-6 285: Dan Miller (N) dec. Daniel Mills, 11-4

FEB. 22, 2011 HOFSTRA 26, ARMY 10 HEMPSTEAD, N.Y. 125: Steve Bonanno (H) tech. fall Travis Coffey, 18-3 (6:45) 133: Lou Ruggirello (H) tech. fall Jordan Thome, 16-0 (5:00) 141: Casey Thome (A) dec. Vicente Varela, 4-1 149: Zach Clemente (H) dec. Daniel Young, 6-4 157: Jimmy Rafferty (A) dec. Tyler Banks, 6-2 165: Paul Gillespie (H) maj. Jake Vetter, 13-3 174: Collin Wittmeyer (A) maj. Matt Spataro, 11-2 184: Ben Clymer (H) maj. dec. Wil Brown, 8-5 197: Matt Loew (H) maj. dec. Daniel Mills, 8-1 285: Paul Snyder (H) dec. Orion Ross, 6-1

TOURNMAENT RESULTS NOV. 13, 2010 OKLAHOMA-GOLD CLASSIC BROCKPORT, N.Y. Team Finish: 6th of 8, 75 points Top Finishers: Jordan Thome (133) -- 4th place Casey Thome (141) -- 4th place Daniel Young (149) -- 4th place Collin Wittmeyer (174) -- 4th place Rudy Chelednik (157) -- 5th place Wil Brown (184) -- 5th place Nicholas Bundy (141) -- 6th place Robert Doyle (174) -- 6th place

NOV. 20, 2010 BODY BAR INVITATIONAL ITHACA, N.Y.

JAN. 22-23, 2011 NEW YORK STATE CHAMPIONSHIPS ITHACA, N.Y. Team Finish: 3rd of 19, 126 points Top Finishers: Casey Thome (141) -- 1st place Daniel Young (149) -- 2nd place Collin Wittmeyer (174) -- 2nd place Travis Coffey (125) -- 3rd place David White (125) -- 4th place Jake Vetter (165) -- 5th place Rudy Chelednik (157) -- 6th place Alex Smith (165) -- 7th place Robert Doyle (174) -- 7th place

FEB. 7, 2011 ALL-ACADEMY CHAMPIONSHIPS CHARLESTON, S.C. Team Finish: 3rd of 8, 82.5 points Top Finishers: Casey Thome (141) -- 1st place Daniel Young (149) -- 1st place Jimmy Rafferty (157) -- 2nd place Jake Vetter (165) -- 2nd place Travis Coffey (125) -- 3rd place Connor Hanafee (133) -- 3rd place Ryan Tompkins (174) -- 3rd place Daniel Mills (197) -- 4th place

MARCH 5-6, 2011 EIWA CHAMPIONSHIPS LEWISBURG, PA. Team Finish: 9th of 13, 56 points Top Finishers: Casey Thome (141) -- 2nd place Jordan Thome (133) -- 4th place David White (125) -- 6th place Daniel Young (149) -- 6th place

MARCH 17-20, 2011 NCAA CHAMPIONSHIPS PHILADELPHIA, PA. Team Finish: t62nd, 1 point Qualifiers: Jordan Thome (133) Casey Thome (141)

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Team Finish: 9th of 11, 35 points Top Finishers: Jordan Thome (133) -- 3rd place Daniel Young (149) -- 3rd place Alex Smith (149) -- 4th place Casey Thome (141) -- 6th place Jimmy Rafferty (157) -- 6th place

DEC. 29-30, 2010 SOUTHERN SCUFFLE GREENSBORO, N.C. Team Finish: 20th of 34, 33.5 points Top Finishers: Jordan Thome (133) -- 8th place Daniel Young (149) -- 8th place

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EIWA CHAMPIONSHIPS 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 since provided formal structure for the EIWA, which now func-

tions 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 1996-97 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 149-pound final in 2010. 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.

2011 EIWA TOURNAMENT RESULTS (NUMBER OF CHAMPIONS IN PARENTHESES) 1. 2. 3. 4. 5. 6. 7. 8. 9. 10. 11. 12. 13.

Cornell (4).............................................. 173.5 Lehigh (1) .............................................. 119.0 Rutgers (1) ............................................ 116.5 American (3) ......................................... 106.0 Pennsylvania ............................................98.0 Navy ..........................................................81.5 Columbia ..................................................63.0 Bucknell (1) ..............................................59.0 Army ..........................................................56.0 Harvard..................................................... 47.5 Princeton ..................................................42.5 Franklin & Marshall .................................20.0 Brown..........................................................3.5

2011 EIWA CHAMPIONSHIP FINALS 125: Frank Perrelli (Cornell) dec. Mark Rappo (Penn), 6-4 133: Mike Grey (Cornell) med. Frank Cagnina (Lehigh) 141: Matthew Mariacher (Am.) dec. Casey Thome (Army), 4-2 149: Kevin LeValley (Bucknell) dec. Kyle Dake (Cornell), 4-2 (sv2) 157: Steve Fittery (Am.) dec. Bryce Saddoris (Navy), 6-1 165: Scott Winston (Rutgers) dec. Eren Civan (Columbia), 3-2 (tb1) 174: Mack Lewnes (Cornell) maj. dec. Matt Demichiel (Navy), 13-3 184: Robert Hamlin (Lehigh) dec. Steve Bosak (Cornell), 6-5 197: Cam Simaz (Cornell) dec. Micah Burak (Penn), 1-0 285: Ryan Flores (Am.) dec. Zachery Rey (Lehigh), 2-1, tb1

EIWA TEAM CHAMPIONS 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

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

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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 Cornell (5)....................160.5 Cornell (4)....................173.5

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

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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


ARMY 1941 George Welles, 3rd (155)

1958 Gerald Weisenseel, 4th (123)

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

1959 Arthur Bair, 4th (177) John Hyde, 4th (147) Bob Novogratz, 3rd (Hwt) Gerald Weisenseel, 4th (130)

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

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1950 Dean Mulder, 3rd (165) Don Swygert, 4th (155)

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)

1951 Robert Karns, 2nd (123) Dean Mulder, 4th (167) Al Paulekas, 3rd (177) Don Swygert, 3rd (157)

1966 Russell Baker, 3rd (160) Jim Harter, 2nd (177) Roger Heimann, 4th (167) Bob Robbins, 1st (145) Bob Steenlage, 2nd (130)

1952 Robert Karns, 4th (123) Al Paulekas, 1st (177) Gerald Tebben, 3rd (167)

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

1953 James Karns, 4th (147) Robert Karns, 3rd (123) Al Paulekas, 1st (177) Gerald Tebben, 2nd (167)

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

1954 Gerald Lodge, 4th (Hwt) Gerald Tebben, 4th (167) Dale Ward, 3rd (157) 1955 Gerald Tebben, 3rd (167) Dale Ward, 2nd (157) 1957 Gerald Weisenseel, 4th (130)

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) 1970 William McBeth, 4th (150) Ray Ritacco, 4th (177)

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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) 1980 Dave McDonald, 6th (142) Mark Palzer, 4th (118) Ed Wohlwender, 3rd (150) 1981 Doug Graham, 6th (177) Dave Hagg, 2nd (167) Mark Palzer, 2nd (126) Bob Turner, 6th (118) 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) 1983 Larry Beisel, 4th (Hwt) Bob Turner, 2nd (118) Ed Wohlwender, 3rd (150)

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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) 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)


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EIWA/SEASON & CAREER RECORDS

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2004 Luke Calvert, 6th (184) Bernard Gardner, 4th (133) Andy Henry, 5th (125) Kurt Pryor, 4th (165) Phillip Simpson, 1st (157)

125 1. Frank Perrelli, Cornell 2. Mark Rappo, Penn 3. Aaron Kalil, Navy 4. Steven Keith, Harvard 5. Garrett Frey, Princeton 6. David White, Army

2005 Luke Calvert, 5th (184) Tony Severo, 5th (133) Patrick Simpson, 6th (141) Phillip Simpson, 1st (149) Todd Wisman, 4th (197)

133 1. Mike Grey, Cornell 2. Frank Cagnina, Lehigh 3. Rollie Peterkin, Penn 4. Jordan Thome, Army 5. Jake Bucha, F&M 6. Tony Comunale, Princeton

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) 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)

141 1. Matt Mariacher, American 2. Casey Thome, Army 3. Zack Kemmerer, Penn 4. Stephen Dutton, Lehigh 5. Corey Manson, Cornell 6. Trevor Melde, Rutgers 149 1. Kevin LeValley, Bucknell 2. Kyle Dake, Cornell 3. Mario Mason, Rutgers 4. Ganbayar Sanjaa, American 5. Joey Napoli, Lehigh 6. Daniel Young, Army 157 1. Steve Fittery, American 2. Bryce Saddoris, Navy 3. Daryl Cocozzo, Rutgers 4. D.J. Meagher, Cornell 5. Walter Peppelman, Harvard 6. Daniel Kolodzik, Princeton

MOST WINS/CAREER 165 1. Scott Winston, Rutgers 2. Eren Civan, Columbia 3. Gabriel Burak, Penn 4. Patrick Graham, American 5. Justin Kerber, Cornell 6. Brandon Hatchett, Lehigh 174 1. Mack Lewnes, Cornell 2. Matt DeMichiel, Navy 3. Alex Caruso, Rutgers 4. Austin Meys, Lehigh 5. Matt Fullowan, F&M 6. Scott Giffin, Penn 184 1. Robert Hamlin, Lehigh 2. Steve Bosak, Cornell 3. Daniel Rinaldi, Rutgers 4. Luke Rebertus, Navy 5. Nick Mills, Columbia 6. Rob Waltko, Bucknell 197 1. Cam Simaz, Cornell 2. Micah Burak, Penn 3. Daniel Mitchell, American 4. Jay Hahn, Bucknell 5. Joe Kennedy, Lehigh 6. Mike Wagner, Rutgers 285 1. Ryan Flores, American 2. Zachery Rey, Lehigh 3. Dominick Russo III, Rutgers 4. Kevin Lester, Columbia 5. Stryker Lane, Cornell 6. Andrew Knapp, Harvard

2009 Matthew Kyler, 2nd (149) William Simpson, 4th (141) Richard Starks, 2nd (197) 2010 Matthew Kyler, 1st (149) Richard Starks, 3rd (197) Collin Wittmeyer, 5th (184)

Wins Losses Ties Years 146 32 0 2006-10 134 19 0 2001-05 126 49 0 1993-97 115 30 1 1989-93 113 48 0 2007-11 110 29 5 1987-91 106 39 0 1991-95 103 43 0 1994-98 102 20 0 1983-86 99 12 0 1997-01

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 Martinez 35 7 0 2007-08 Bill Barrow 35 11 0 1989-90

MOST PINS/CAREER Name 1. Dave Warnick 2. Phillip Simpson 3. Matt Kyler 4. Casey Thome Maurice Worthy 6. Brad Fenske 7. Mark Palzer John Paxton 9. Nathan Thobaben 10. Mike French

Pins 58 54 48 35 35 34 33 33 30 25

Years 1989-93 2001-05 2006-10 2007-11 1997-01 1993-97 1978-82 1999-03 2004-08 1983-87

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

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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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2011 David White, 6th (125) Jordan Thome, 4th (133) Casey Thome, 2nd (141) Daniel Young, 6th (149)

(Last 10 Years) 2010-11 ...................9th 2009-10..................t8th 2008-09 ..................7th 2007-08 ...................3rd 2006-07 ...................8th 2005-06 ..................6th 2004-05 ..................7th 2003-04 ..................5th 2002-03 ..................4th 2001-02...................7th

Name 1. Matt Kyler 2. Phillip Simpson 3. Brad Fenske 4. Dave Warnick 5. Casey Thome 6. Nick Mauldin 7. Matt Marciniak 8. Jarret Mathews 9. Dennis Semmel 10. Maurice Worthy


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ALL-TIME SERIES RECORDS Opponent Air Force Albany American Appalachian State 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 Cleveland State 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.) Maritime College (N.Y.)

M 7 1 3 1 1 3 1 6 8 3 9 1 5 1 23 10 3 2 1 1 5 2 1 1 7 1 3 1 14 5 58 1 5 29 2 2 2 1 1 1 11 1 1 18 2 1 1 1 32 1 1 1 1 33 17 2 1 1 3 3 3 7 1 2 1 1 1 14 64 1 4 2 2 2 4 1 4

W 7 1 2 1 0 1 1 5 4 3 5 1 2 1 16 8 1 0 0 0 5 1 1 1 4 1 3 1 14 5 50 1 0 17 2 2 2 1 0 0 6 1 1 14 0 1 1 1 24 1 1 1 1 22 6 1 0 0 1 0 3 5 1 2 0 1 1 12 9 1 1 2 2 0 4 1 4

L 0 0 1 0 1 2 0 1 4 0 4 0 3 0 5 2 2 2 1 1 0 1 0 0 2 0 0 0 0 0 7 0 5 11 0 0 0 0 1 1 5 0 0 3 2 0 0 0 7 0 0 0 0 11 10 1 1 1 2 3 0 2 0 0 1 0 0 2 52 0 3 0 0 2 0 0 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 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 0

Pct. 1.000 1.000 .667 1.000 .000 .333 1.000 .833 .500 1.000 .556 1.000 .400 1.000 .739 .800 .333 .000 .000 .000 1.000 .500 1.000 1.000 .643 1.000 1.000 1.000 1.000 1.000 .871 1.000 .000 .603 1.000 1.000 1.000 1.000 .000 .000 .545 1.000 1.000 .805 .000 1.000 1.000 1.000 .766 1.000 1.000 1.000 1.000 .667 .382 .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 1.000

Last Dual 1993-94 (27-9) 1982-83 (30-10) 2010-11 (6-26) 2008-09 (29-10) 2007-08 (13-22) 1976-77 (17-26) 1967-68 (28-13) 2010-11 (12-22) 2002-03 (22-16) 1997-98 (45-6) 2010-11 (12-29) 1986-87 (20-18) 1977-78 (8-24) 1943-44 (26-10) 2010-11 (28-13) 2010-11 (12-25) 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) 2010-11 (39-3) 1987-88 (51-0) 1981-82 (42-6) 2010-11 (13-20) 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) 2010-11 (26-13) 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) 2010-11 (26-15) 1983-84 (33-11) 1980-81 (41-5) 1976-77 (25-15) 2007-08 (53-3) 2010-11 (12-21) 2010-11 (10-26) 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) 1979-80 (50-0)

Opponent M W Maryland 21 8 Massachusetts 7 6 MIT 6 6 Merchant Marine 7 7 Mercyhurst 1 1 Michigan 1 0 Middle Tennessee 1 1 Millersville 3 3 Minnesota 5 1 Missouri 1 0 Montclair State 8 6 Muhlenburg 4 4 Navy 55 5 Nebraska 1 0 Nebraska-Kearney 1 1 New Hampshire 2 2 New Jersey, The 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 3 2 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 24 12 RIT 1 1 Rutgers 41 29 Sacred Heart 10 10 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 (88 seasons) 1104 649 2011-12 Opponents in bold.

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L 9 1 0 0 0 1 0 0 4 1 1 0 45 1 0 0 1 0 6 2 0 1 0 1 4 2 1 1 1 3 10 30 10 13 2 2 11 0 11 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 15 418

T 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. .476 .857 1.000 1.000 1.000 .000 1.000 1.000 .200 .000 .813 1.000 .136 .000 1.000 1.000 .000 1.000 .277 .500 1.000 .250 1.000 .667 .200 .000 .000 .500 .000 .500 .563 .139 .474 .629 .500 .000 .521 1.000 .720 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 .605

Last Dual 2008-09 (19-19) 1982-83 (36-13) 1967-68 (22-8) 2010-11 (32-9) 2007-08 (31-13) 2004-05 (9-35) 1979-80 (31-9) 2009-10 (37-6) 2008-09 (15-26) 1999-00 (15-25) 2004-05 (44-0) 1945-46 (34-0) 2010-11 (9-24) 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) 2010-11 (19-18) 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) 2010-11 (19-16) 1964-65 (33-2) 2010-11 (6-35) 2009-10 (46-3) 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)


ARMY WRESTLING HISTORY

Matt Bernard

Todd Messitt

1982 EIWA placewinners Charles Martin

Dan Costigan

1987 EIWA champions Kurt Pryor

Travis Featherstone

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The 2007-08 team


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ARMY WRESTLING HISTORY 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 88 years of competing on the intercollegiate level, Army teams have combined for a 649-418-37 record (.605), 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 144-13415 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 six head coaches since Alitz stepped down following the 1977 season, and all of them 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 thirdwinningest 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 34-year 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 assistant 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 produced three NCAA All-Americans in Worthy, Phillip Simpson and Matt Kyler. He also guided several other NCAA 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. 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 All-America certificate. Simpson graduated the Academy as the winningest wrestler in the history of the program. Army sent 16 wrestlers to the NCAA Tournament during a four-year run during the Barbee era. 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 was among the most successful squads in recent years. Barbee earned Coach of the Year honors after helping Army to a thirdplace 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 championship and led six Black Knight placewinners. Kyler broke Fenske’s single-season win total by finishing the year with 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. Joe Heskett, a 2002 Iowa State University graduate, took over the reins of the program prior to the 2010-11 season. He helped guide Army to a 7-9 overall record during his inaugural campaign at West Point. Brothers Casey Thome and Jordan Thome qualified for the NCAA Championships after strong runs at the EIWA Championships. Heskett, who arrived at the Academy following a stint as an assistant coach at Ohio State University, is intent on continuing the strong legacy of Army wrestling.

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ARMY WRESTLING HISTORY 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


ARMY ALL-AMERICANS 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 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

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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


ARMY ALL-AMERICANS 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 singleseason 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 fourth all-time at the Academy PHILLIP SIMPSON - 2003, 2004, 2005 • Army’s only three-time All-American • The Academy’s lone three-time EIWA Champion • Ranks second all-time at Army in career 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 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 Championship after finishing second as a freshman, leading Army to a third-place team finish • Won his second EIWA Championship as a senior • Was one of six Army wrestlers to qualify for the NCAA Championships in 2008 • Set a new Academy standard with a 43-8 record • Army’s all-time leader in career wins (146)

Three-time All-American Phillip Simpson

ARMY TEAM RECORDS

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 31-12 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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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 ................................ 12/12/10, 19-18 vs. Ohio Last One-Point Loss ..................................... 1/5/97, 16-15 vs. Brown Last Tie ......................................................... 2/19/00, 16-16 vs. Navy


MIKE NATVIG AWARD The Mike Natvig Award, established in 1973, is presented to the team’s Most Outstanding Wres-

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tler. 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 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. Mike Natvig 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 eighth-highest 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 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) Matt Kyler 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. 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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Mark Grunseth ......... 167 Mike Campo .............. 142 Jack Schoonover ...... 134 Charlie Allen ............. 134 Bob Matzelle ............ HWT Rich McPhee ............ 190 Tom Coleman ............ 126 Dave McDonald ........ 142 Dave McDonald ........ 134 Dave Hagg ................ 167 Chris Johnson ........... 158 Bob Turner ................ 118 Dennis Semmel ........ 126 Dennis Semmel ........ 126 Dennis Semmel ........ 126 Todd Messitt ............. 126 Dan Costigan ............ 190 Dave Bottcher .......... HWT John Rippley ............. 167 Nick Mauldin ............ 158 Nick Mauldin ............ 158 Jacob Garcia ............. 167 Dave Warnick ............ 134 Bill Sjolinder ............. HWT Matt Marciniak ......... 158 Romy O’Daniel .......... 167 Brad Fenske ............. 150 Brad Fenske ............. 142 Jarret Mathews ......... 142 Troy Yegge ................. 165 Maurice Worthy .........174 Maurice Worthy .........174 Phillip Simpson ......... 141 Phillip Simpson ......... 141 Phillip Simpson ......... 157 Phillip Simpson ......... 149 Patrick Simpson ....... 149 Matt Kyler ................. 141 Matt Kyler .................. 141 Matt Kyler .................. 149 Richard Starks ........... 197 Matt Kyler .................. 149 Richard Starks ........... 197 Casey Thome ............. 141


TEAM AWARDS 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.

2005

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 2010 2011

“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.

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 Matt Kyler Rudy Chelednik

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.

1999 2000 2001 2002 2003 2004

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

1990 1991 1992 1993 1994 1995 1996 1997 1998 1999 2000 2001 2002 2003 2004 2005 2006 2007 2008 2009 2010 2011

Bill Barrow Doug McCormick Scott Tucker Jeff Thompson Todd Nilson Matt Marciniak Brad Fenske Eric McAllister Brad Fenske Jarret Mathews Jeremy Singleton Joey Hess Troy Yegge Matt Ross Brendon Devlin Jon Anderson Bernard Gardner Jon Anderson Jon Anderson Fernando Martinez Ryan Mergen Jimmy Rafferty Ryan Mergen Jimmy 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

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

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1996 1997 1998 1999 2000 2001 2002 2003 2004 2005 2006 2007 2008 2009 2010 2011

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 Patrick Marchetti Wil Brown

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2006 2007 2008 2009 2010 2011

Tony Severo Todd Wisman Charles Martin Brent Smith Richard Starks Casey Thome Collin Wittmeyer Daniel Young


ALL-TIME LETTERWINNERS 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.

Burton, James H. Butler, Jeffrey A. Bye, Cody A. Byrnes, James

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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, 08-09, 09-10, 10-11 ............ 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 Clegg, Joseph D. 2009-10 ................................................. 2013 Cleland, Joseph P. 1924-25 .................................................1925 Coffey, Travis 2008-09, 09-10, 10-11 ........................ 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 Cook, Ryan M.S. 2009-10 ................................................. 2011 Cooper, Graig 1998-99, 2000-01, 2001-02...............2002 Costanzo, Charles B. 2010-11 ................................................. 2014 Costigan, Daniel J. 1984-85, 1985-86, 1986-87 ............... 1987 Cottle, Quintin A. 2009-10 ................................................. 2013 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

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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 Belanger, John G. 2010-11 ................................................. 2014 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 Bilyeu, Ryan A. 2010-11 ................................................. 2014 Blackwell, Jesse E. 1953-54.................................................1956 Blatt, Raymond C. 1942-43.................................................1943 Boice, William L. 1985-86, 1986-87 ................................1988 Botero, Christian A. 2009-10, 10-11..................................... 2013 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 Brown, Wil C. 2010-11 ................................................. 2014 Brumer, Harris J. 1995-96................................................. 1997 Buck, Stephen D. 1977-78, 1978-79 ................................ 1979 Buehler, Greg S. 1985-86, 1987-88, 1988-89 ...............1989 Bundy, Nicholas R. 2009-10, 10-11..................................... 2011 Burnett, John F. 1973-74, 1974-75 ................................. 1975 Burns, Philip J. 1960-61, 1961-62 ................................1962

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1973-74 ................................................. 1975 1987-88, 1988-89 ................................1989 2010-11 ................................................. 2014 1966-67, 1968-69................................1969

DAHL ... DALY ... DAMAS ... 2010-11 ................................................. 2014 1926-27 ................................................. 1927 1970-71, 1971-72, 1972-73 ................ 1973 1993-94................................................. 1997 1958-59, 1959-60................................1960 1948-49, 1949-50................................1950 1932-33.................................................1933 1962-63.................................................1965 2000-01, 2001-02 ................................2003 1986-87 .................................................1989 1966-67, 1967-68, 1968-69...............1969 1984-85, 1985-86, 1986-87 ............... 1987 1921-22 .................................................1923


ALL-TIME LETTERWINNERS Downey, Raymond J. Downing, Ellsworth B. Doyle, Robert P. Drew, John W. Driscoll, Daniel J. Driscoll Timothy J. Dudley, George W. Dunkin, Anthony Dunn, Sidney F. Dunning, Whitt E.

1939-40.................................................1940 1932-33.................................................1933 2009-10, 10-11..................................... 2013 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. 1986-87 ................................................. 1987 Gendron, Brett 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 2009-10 ................................................. 2013 1976-77 ................................................. 1979 2002-03 ................................................2003 2008-09, 09-10, 10-11 ........................ 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 Hanafee, Connor P. 2009-10, 10-11..................................... 2013 Hancock, Paul P. 2010-11 ................................................. 2014 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 Hedash, Casey J. 2009-10, 10-11..................................... 2013 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 Huddleston, James M. 1941-42 ......................................... Jan. 1943 Hughes, Eric M. 1976-77 ................................................. 1978

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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

Gibbons, Edward Gibson, Thomas W. Gilsdorf, Lief Givens, Vergil C. Glenn, Warren H. Gobin, Eric K. 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


ALL-TIME LETTERWINNERS Hughes, Kenneth W. Hunter, Garrett M. Hunter, W. Hamilton Huyck, Jere I. Hyde, John B.

1966-67.................................................1969 2008-09................................................. 2012 1926-27 ................................................. 1927 1964-65.................................................1966 1956-57, 1957-58, 1958-59 ...............1959

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

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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, 07-08, 08-09, 09-10 ............ 2010 LAND ... LANDON ... LANGE ... Land, Robert A. 1943-44, 1944-45, 1945-46 ..............1946 Landon, Kirk A. 2009-10, 10-11..................................... 1011 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 1938-39.................................................1939 Letko, Joseph M. 1996-97, 1997-98, 1998-99 ...............1999 Lincoln, Lawrence J. 1932-33.................................................1933 Lisle, Stephen N. 1985-86, 1986-87 ................................ 1987 Lockhart, Dennis O. 1996-97, 1997-98, 1998-99 ...............1999

Lodge, Gerald A. Lotozo, James A. Lucas, Brian Lucero, Gabriel A. Lundgren, Cass D. Lutterman, Alan H. Lynch, Earl F.

1951-52, 1952-53, 1953-54 ...............1954 1938-39.................................................1940 2002-03.................................................2006 2003-04, 2004-05, 2005-06 ..............2006 1994-95.................................................1995 2009-10 ................................................. 2013 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 Marchetti, Christopher P. 2009-10, 10-11..................................... 2013 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, 07-08, 08-09, 09-10 ............ 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 Miller, Scott F. 1971-72 ................................................. 1972 Miller, Warren L. 1958-59, 1959-60, 1960-61............... 1961 Mills, Daniel 2010-11 ................................................. 2012 Milster, Austin 2005-06, 2006-07 ................................ 2007 Mock, John E. 1945-46, 1946-47................................ 1947 Momm, Edwin C. 1931-32 .................................................1932 Monroe, Clifford S. 1980-81, 1981-82 ................................1982

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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

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 O’BRIEN ... O’CONNOR ... O’DANIEL ... O’Brien, William T. 1992-93.................................................1993 O’Connor, Thomas C. 2009-10 ................................................. 2013 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

Quiroga, Michael

QUIROGA ... 2000-01 .................................................2004 RAABE ... RAFFERTY... RAGLIN ...

1945-46, 46-47, 47-48, 48-49 ............1949 2009-10, 10-11..................................... 2012 1966-67, 1967-68, 1968-69...............1969 1928-29.................................................1929 1942-43, 1943-44, 1944-45...............1945 2010-11 ................................................. 2014 2007-08 ................................................. 2010 2004-05.................................................2005 1990-91, 1991-92, 1992-93 ...............1993 1955-56, 1956-57* .............................1958 2009-10, 10-11..................................... 2013 2004-05.................................................2005 2002-03, 2003-04................................2004 1984-85, 1985-86................................ 1987 1985-86, 86-87, 87-88, 88-89 ............1989 1969-70, 1970-71, 1971-72 ................ 1972 1996-97 .................................................2000 1963-64, 1964-65, 1965-66...............1966 1995-96.................................................1996 1946-47 ................................................. 1947 1955-56, 1957-58 ................................1958 1974-75, 1975-76 ................................. 1978 1980-81 .................................................1982 1983-84, 1984-85................................1985 1926-27 ................................................. 1927 1997-98, 98-99, 99-00, 00-01 ............ 2001 2009-10, 10-11..................................... 2012 2005-06, 06-07, 07-08, 08-09 ............2009 2010-11 .......................................................... 1959-60, 1960-61, 1961-62 ...............1962 1978-79, 1980-81, 1981-82 ...............1982 1998-99, 1999-00................................2002 1993-94, 1994-95, 1995-96...............1996 1981-82, 1982-83 ................................1983

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 Santhanam, Nathan A. 2010-11 ................................................. 2014 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 Shepherd, James M. 1938-39.................................................1939 Shoemaker, Brian D. 1989-90, 1990-91 ................................ 1991 Shone, Stephen M. 1987-88 .................................................1989 Short, John I. 1985-86.................................................1989 Siegfried, Scott F. 1996-97, 1997-98, 1998-99 ...............1999 Simpson, Patrick M. 2002-03, 03-04, 04-05, 05-06 ...........2006

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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, 08-09, 09-10 ........................ 2010 Pennings, Matthew J. 2010-11 ................................................. 2014 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 Presnell, David G. 1934-35.................................................1935 Protzman, Robert R. 1959-60................................................. 1961 Pryor, Kurt 2001-02, 2002-03, 2003-04...............2004

Raabe, Ralph C. Rafferty, James E. Raglin, Paul S. Ranck, Joseph R. Rankin, Fred W. Rauenzahn, Tyler J. Reed, Charles R. Reedy, Tye L. Reese, Simon R. Reid, Loren D. Renkey, Ryan A. Reynolds, Douglas W. Reynolds, Robert R. Rhonehouse, Brian L. Rippley, John G. Ritacco, Raymond D. Rivera, Alberto Robbins, Robert D. Roberts, Dean B. Robertson, Edwin W. Robertson, George S. Rodriquez, Anthony V. Rogers, William D. Rombough, Douglas H. Rose, Bernard C. Ross, Matthew S. Ross, Orion T. Rowan, Brian Runyan, Briar S. Rushatz, Alfred S. Rushton, Jason Russ, Charles Russell, Vincent K. Ryon, David S.


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Simpson, Phillip M. Simpson, William Singleton, Jeremy Sinisgalli, Tyler W. Sjolinder, William W. Skelton, Chester A. Skillman, Kenneth G. Smellow, Samuel Smith, Alan J. Smith, Alex O. Smith, Brent Smith, Casey L. Smith, David B. Smith, Michael G. Smith, Patrick A. 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. Stanley, Derek P. Stanowicz, Joseph J. Starks, Richard S. Starostanko, Albert J. Steenlage, John R. Sterr, Joseph T. 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. Sutherland, Tyler C. Swanson, Mark W. Swygert, Donald R. Szwec, Timothy W.

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 2009-10 ................................................. 2013 1991-92, 92-93, 93-94, 94-95 ............1995 1942-43.................................................1945 2010-11 ................................................. 2013 1930-31 ................................................. 1931 1965-66.................................................1968 2010-11 ................................................. 2014 2005-06, 2006-07 ................................ 2007 2007-08, 2008-09 ................................ 2011 1997-98 .................................................1999 1968-69.................................................1969 2009-10, 10-11..................................... 2011 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 2009-10, 10-11..................................... 2012 1942-43, 1943-44, 1944-45...............1945 2006-07, 07-08, 08-09, 09-10 ............ 2010 1985-86.................................................1986 1963-64, 1964-65, 1965-66 ..............1966 2009-10 ................................................. 2013 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 2009-10 ................................................. 2013 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, 08-09, 09-10, 10-11 ............ 2011 Thome, Jordan T. 2009-10, 10-11..................................... 2013 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 Tompkins, Ryan M. 2010-11 ................................................. 2014 Tonetti, Oscar C. 1940-41 ................................................. 1941 Topping, Ethan E. 1996-97 ................................................. 1997 Tran, Thang 2006-07 ................................................. 2007

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

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, 09-10, 10-11 ........................ 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 Walters, Joseph S. 2009-10, 10-11..................................... 2013 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 West, Steven C. 2009-10 ................................................. 2013 Wetzel, William T. 1953-54.................................................1956 Weyand, Alexander M. 1949-50................................................. 1951 White, David E. 2010-11 ................................................. 2014 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 Wittmeyer, Collin B. 2009-10, 10-11..................................... 2013 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, Troy A. Young, Daniel J. Young, Walter Ystueta, William F. Zeeman, Eric W.

YEGGE ... YOUNG ... YOUNG ... 1996-97, 97-98, 98-99, 99-00 ............2000 2009-10, 10-11..................................... 2013 1925-26.................................................1926 1990-91 ................................................. 1991 ZEEMAN ... 1988-89, 1989-90................................1990

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

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WHERE ARE THEY NOW? 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. Lt. Col. Capt. Capt. Maj. Maj. Capt. Lt. Col. Maj. 1st Lt. Capt. 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 Project Controls Engineer at Exxon Mobil Pro-Tech Concrete Construction, Inc. Scientist/Engineer with Threat Reduction Agency Peripheral Sales Representative at Boston Scientific Customer Fulfillment Manager, IBM Supply Student, Stanford Graduate School of Business 1-116th Battalion Commander at Virginia National Guard Managing Director, Thayer Capital-Asset Managers Manufacturing Planner at GM Engine Plant Asst. Professor/Dept. of Electrical Engineering and Computer Science, USMA Quality Engineer Director of Education and Training for Blackstone Med. Inc. Special Assistant to the Commandant of Cadets Doctor Director of General Electric Plastic Comp. Strategic Account Executive for Netplex Systems Program Executive Office, Rotary Wing, USSOCOM Senior Advisor at Computer Science Corporation Battalion Commander 3-10th SFG Senior VP Global Crossing Director of Governmental Affairs at Greenberg Traurig Corporate Account Manager for GE Medical Systems Product Manager for Scout/Attack Cobra Helicopter Vice President, Facilities at City of Hope Senior Executive Vice President, COO for MedAssets President and Owner of Mathnasium Twin Cities South Managing Partner at Goodman Allen & Filetti, PLLC Senior Systems Engineer at Assurance Technology Corporation Command Historian for Florida National Guard Vice President, Operations, Wayne Memorial Hospital President, Facility Development and Management, LLC General Engineer Working in Missile Defense Agency Partner in DC Law firm, Patton Boggs 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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