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TABLE OF CONTENTS 2016-17 Roster 2 Season Review 3 The Coast Guard Academy 4-5 Coast Guard Superintendent 6 Director of Athletics 7 Athletics Facilities 8-10 Strength & Conditioning 11 Directory 12 Coaching Staff 13 Athletic Training 14 Coast Guard Wrestling Bios 15-20 2015-16 Results 21 2016-17 Schedule Back Cover

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Name AJ Aeberli Phil Azzari Jeremy Berson Daniel Fiorvanti Christian Gosch Patrick Irwin Nick Jabs Kyle Levy Matt McAllister George McBurney Owen McClave Nick Moreno Mike Palomba Colton Rausch Nick Remke Kayne Robert Earl Roberts Chris Shields Chris Sullivan Logan Sullivan Cory Tomasetti Matt Vieira Adam Wilhelm

Yr. Fr. Sr Fr. Sr. So. Fr. So. Sr. Sr. Fr. Fr. Fr. Sr. Fr. So. Fr. Sr. Fr. Jr. Jr. Jr. Sr. So.

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

Hometown Warwick, N.Y. Hadden Heights, N.J. Tuscon, Ariz. Commack, N.Y. Orwigsburg, Pa. El Dorado Hills, Calif. Virginia Beach, Va. Glen Gardner, N.J. Colchester, Conn. Chapel Hill, N.C. Toms River, N.J. Reisterstown, N.Y. South River, N.J. Lake Alfred, Fla. Marnego, Ill. Brookline, N.H. Simpsonville, S.C. Columbus, Ga. Canton, Mass. Valley Springs, Calif. Kennett Square, Pa. Muskogee, Ok. Dayton, Ohio

Head Coach: Kevin Bratland (3rd season) Captains: Phil Azzari, Daniel Fiorvanti and Matt McAllister

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2016-17 SEASON PREVIEW After completing their second winning season in a row for the first time in 15 years, the Bears will look to build on the recent success. Coming off a 6-5 record, Coast Guard returns 14 wrestlers from last year’s team including 10 juniors and seniors. The upperclassmen earned back to back wins over rival Merchant Marine for the first time in nine years and gained valuable experience at the prestigious National Wrestling Coaches Association (NWCA) National Duals which featured 18 of the top 25 teams in the nation at the time. The top returner for the Bears this season is junior Chris Sullivan, who is starting the season ranked seventh in the nation at 157 pounds. Sullivan finished the season with 28 wins, 11 pins and was fourth in the region missing an opportunity to wrestle at the National Championships by one spot. He was also named Pilgrim Wrestler of the Year. Sullivan will be joined by captains Phill Azzari (197), Dan Fiorvanti (174) and Matt McAllister(141) to lead the team. Fiorvanti was sixth at the Northeast Regional and was a second team All Pilgrim League while McAllister earned a key sudden victory against Merchant Marine last season giving the Bears a 19-18 victory.

Other top returners for the Bears is senior Earl Roberts (125), senior Matt Vieira (149), sophomore Adam Wilhelm (149), and sophomore Christian Gosch (157).

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Bratland also brings in a strong recruiting class of nine freshman who will benefit from a group of experienced upperclassmen leading the way this season. “The culture right now is outstanding and I credit that to the leadership and example the upper classmen have shown along with the maturity of the young guys,” added Bratland. “With the wealth of experience in the room these guys understand what it takes to compete at a high level. We have the right guys, and if they all wrestle to their potential we will be an extremely tough team.” The Bears have another challenging schedule with Roger Williams, ranked #8 in the nation, on the schedule along with the New Standard Invitational hosted by #10 York featuring #3 Ithaca, the Roger Williams Invitational and the Doug Parker Invitational hosted by regional power Springfield College, featuring #5 Stevens. “The New England Wrestling Association and the Northeast Regional is as tough as it has ever been, commented Bratland. “Development and remaining healthy throughout the season will be the key to a successful season.” Coast Guard opens their season November 9th in Gorham, Maine against the University of Southern Maine. The match will begin at 6:00.

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Senior Mike Palomba (165) was also a second team All Pilgrim League and earned All-Region Honors during his sophomore season.

“We have a strong group of top returners this season with all of them having spent time in the starting line-up,” said third year head coach Kevin Bratland. “We have three returning regional place winners in (Chris) Sullivan, (Mike) Palomba, and (Dan) Fiorvanti, while the other six returners have not been regional placers, they all have the ability to get on the podium.”


COAST GUARD ACADEMY One of the smallest of the five U.S. Military Academies Four-Year Bachelor’s of Science degree program Founded in 1876 aboard the schooner Dobbin Highly selective admissions standards No tuition, traditional application process No congressional nomination necessary Education includes academics, physical fitness, character and leadership development 85 percent of graduates choose to serve beyond their five-year commitment Two graduates have been NASA Astronauts 80 percent of graduates go to graduate school (most paid for by Coast Guard

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COAST GUARD QUICK FACTS The Coast Guard Academy has 23 Intercollegiate sports (11 men’s, 9 women’s, 3 co-ed) The Bears have been members of the New England Women’s and Men’s Athletic Conference (NEWMAC) in 15 sports since 1999 Coast Guard has won NEWMAC championships in Volleyball, Men’s Swimming, Men’s Basketball, Women’s Crew and Softball Teams have competed in the ECAC Championship tournament in men’s soccer, men’s basketball, women’s basketball, baseball and softball in the past five years The Bears have advanced to the NCAA Tournament Elite 8 in both Volleyball (2006) and Men’s Basketball (2007-08) COAST GUARD ACADEMY CORPS OF CADETS DEMOGRAPHICS - about 1,000 cadets enrolled - 48 states and 11 foreign nations represented - 100% of students housed on campus - 20 NCAA Division III athletic teams - 31% of cadets are women - 22% of cadets are minorities - 1 faculty member for every 8 students - 19 Cadets in an average class

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REAR ADMIRAL JAMES E. RENDON ACADEMY SUPERINTENDENT SECOND YEAR Rear Admiral Rendon assumed the duties of the 41st Superintendent of the U.S. Coast Guard Academy in New London, Connecticut, June 1, 2015. He reported to the Academy after serving as Director, Joint Interagency Task Force West (JIATF West), the U.S. Pacific Command’s executive agent for planning and conducting counter-drug strategy in an area of operations covering more than 105 million square miles. Prior to this assignment, Rear Admiral Rendon served as Assistant Superintendent of the Coast Guard Academy, the Superintendent’s direct representative to oversee day-to-day operations. Prior to his first Academy assignment, he served as Director of Staff to the Vice Commandant. Rear Admiral Rendon is a surface operations specialist with a diverse list of assignments over his 28 year Coast Guard officer career. He served as Commander, Sector Northern New England in Portland Maine, as well as, Chief Response, Fifth Coast

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Guard District in Portsmouth, Virginia. Rear Admiral Rendon is a cutterman with afloat tours as Deck Watch Officer aboard Durable, a 210-foot cutter home-ported in Brownsville, Texas; Executive Officer aboard the Patrol Boat Ocracoke in Roosevelt Roads, Puerto Rico, and Commanding Officer of the Surface Effect Ship Petrel in Key West, Florida. Other operational ashore assignments consist of staff advisor, Seventh Coast Guard District Intelligence and Law Enforcement Branch in Miami, Florida, Operations Officer for Group Key West, Florida, as well as Commander, Coast Guard Group Mayport in Northeast Florida. Rear Admiral Rendon served as Aide de Camp to the 20th Commandant of the Coast Guard. He also completed a Congressional Fellowship in our nation’s Capital, where he worked for the House of Representatives, Government Reform Subcommittee on Criminal Justice, Drug Policy and Human Resources, followed by a two-year assignment as Drug Policy Advisor to the Speaker of the House. Rear Admiral Rendon’s personal awards include a Legion of Merit, Meritorious Service Medal (6), Coast Guard Commendation Medal (3), Coast Guard Achievement Medal, and a variety of other unit awards and service ribbons. He is authorized to wear the Cutterman’s Insignia and the Boat Forces Operations Insignia. A 1983 graduate of the United States Coast Guard Academy, Rear Admiral Rendon holds a Bachelor of Science degree in Civil Engineering and a Master of Science degree from the University of Illinois. He also completed study at the National War College, Class of 2005, where he earned a Master of Science degree in National Security Strategy.

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TIM FITZPATRICK DIRECTOR OF ATHLETICS SIXTH YEAR Tim Fitzpatrick is in his sixth year as Director of Athletics at the U.S. Coast Guard Academy, and on his watch the USCGA’s athletic program has seen growth in several key areas. In addition to securing a comprehensive, five-year shoe and apparel agreement with adidas America for the academy’s 23 NCAA sports, has overseen a rebranding initiative that has resulted in new logos and marks and created an athletic booster organization (the U.S. Coast Guard Academy Bear Club). Under Fitzpatrick’s guidance, the department produced its first-ever women’s professional development seminar (the Women’s LeadHERship Symposium) for female USCGA athletic staff members as well as attendees from colleges and universities throughout New England, and has launched an external program for sale of corporate sponsorships and partnerships. Fitzpatrick was the Director of Athletics at Texas A&MCorpus Christi for two years prior to his arrival at USCGA, after spending the previous four years as the Deputy Athletic Director at Indiana University. At Texas A&M – Corpus Christi, Fitzpatrick secured major gifts for construction of a new outdoor tennis center, as well as renovation of the university’s baseball and softball stadiums. He additionally served on the NCAA’s Division I Women’s Basketball Issues Committee while in south Texas, and executed a strategic plan which increased the department’s corporate sponsorship revenue by nearly 40%.

Additionally, he negotiated a 6-year, $21,000,000 shoe and apparel agreement with adidas America and administered the Hoosiers’ multi-media partnerships with Learfield Sports and the Big Ten Network. During his tenure, Indiana realized a ticket sales revenue increase of 15-percent over annual budgeted projections. Fitzpatrick came to IU after spending the previous five years as COO and associate athletics director for external operations at the U.S. Military Academy. Fitzpatrick directed a fundraising effort that saw Army’s “A Club” donor base grow from 750 to 6,700 and annual giving grow from $500,000

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He arrived at West Point from the University of North Carolina-Charlotte, where he served as the associate athletics director for external affairs and executive director of the athletic foundation. Fitzpatrick’s work at Charlotte resulted in a 26-percent increase in annual gifts and a 39-percent increase in planned gifts. Prior to Army and Charlotte, Fitzpatrick served in a similar role at the University of Pittsburgh. In addition to serving as the men’s basketball sport administrator, he directed a staff that generated a school record $1.4 million in sponsorship revenue and a $125,000 increase in annual giving. Fitzpatrick was a senior associate athletics director at the University of North Texas from May 1994 to June 1996. He was instrumental in UNT’s transition from NCAA Division I-AA football to the Big West Conference, and during the 1994 football season, North Texas was one of three programs nationally to have every football game televised in its home market. This local television package generated more than $700,000 in corporate sponsorship revenue. He gained considerable experience as Assistant Commissioner of the Southwest Conference from 199294. Fitzpatrick negotiated a $2.25 million, three-year men’s basketball tournament title sponsorship with the Dr. Pepper Company, and he also oversaw the league’s national and local television syndication efforts. Fitzpatrick began his athletic administration career as the assistant marketing director at Army before moving on to Virginia Commonwealth as the director of marketing and Ticket Sales (1984-87) and Assistant Athletics Director for Marketing and Public Relations from 1987-92. A 1981 graduate of Hampden-Sydney College with a bachelor’s degree in English, Fitzpatrick earned his master’s degree in sports administration from Ohio University in 1982.

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While at Indiana, he was responsible for internal administration of the department, oversaw capital construction and facilities management, and had oversight of the football, men’s basketball and women’s basketball programs. Additionally, Fitzpatrick managed IU’s external units, including marketing, ticket operations, licensing, merchandising, website, and publications.

to $1.8 million. He also cultivated the Army Sports Network from two radio stations to 18, including 50,000-watt ESPN 1050 in New York City. During his tenure at West Point, corporate sponsorship revenue jumped from $250,000 to $920,000 annually.


COAST GUARD ACADEMY NITCHMAN TRACK & FIELD COMPLEX The Track & Field Complex was constructed in the summer of 2007 first used for the men’s and women’s soccer games that Fall. The FieldTurf surface lies on the banks of the beautiful Thames River and is also home to the men’s and women’s track & field program.

COMMANDER JOHN MERRIMAN GYM Merriman Gymnasium is home to the women’s volleyball program and the men’s and women’s basketball programs. The gym holds three basketball courts used for varsity practices and games, as well as intramural competition. The 1200-seat facility has been home to numerous league and regional championships. ROLAND POOL Roland Pool is home to our men’s and women’s swimming and diving program. The eight-lane, 50-yard pool is also used daily for athletic training programs for our cadet-athletes, physical education courses, as well as military training programs necessary to carry out the missions of the Coast Guard for all cadets.

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NITCHMAN BASEBALL FIELD Nelson Nitchman Field is home of the Coast Guard Academy baseball team. The picturesque view from the field overlooks the Thames River.

NITCHMAN SOFTBALL FIELD Nelson Nitchman Field is home of the softball team. The Bears have enjoyed tremendous success winning three of the last four NEWMAC tournament championships and going to the NCAA tournament four straight seasons (20092012).

CADET MEMORIAL FIELD Cadet Memorial Field was made into a FieldTurf surface in 2004 as a gift from the Class of 1952. The facility features a twostory press box that includes two coaches rooms, a room for radio broadcasting and video recording, space for media personnel, and two lounge lounge areas for additional seating. The 1500seat stadium overlooks the Thames River and the Gold Star Memorial Bridge.

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BILLARD HALL BILLARD HALL Named after Rear Admiral Frederick C. Billard, Superintendent of the Cutter School of Instruction from 1914-1918. Credited as the founder of the modern Coast Guard Academy, Billard moved the Academy from Fort Trumbull to its current location in 1932 and expanded the curriculum to four years. Billard established the school’s motto, Scientiae Cedit Mare (The Sea Yields to Knowledge) in 1920, was an outstanding proponent of competitive sports. Built in 1932, Billard Hall was used as an athletics facility before Roland Hall was built, and today is still used for athletic training for both the Leadership Development Center and the Cadet Corps. The Billard Gym is used for Wrestling meets and has a Cardio Room, Fitness Room, and Weight Training Room that were renovated and dedicated in February of 2009.

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Coast Guard Athletics has two weight rooms, each featuring state-of-theart equipment for our cadets and cadet-athletes to use to improve their overall health and fitness. The facility in Roland Hall is dedicated to freeweight exercising while our Billard Hall facility holds our nautilus, cardio, and other guided machine equipment.

Shaakira Hassell

Strength and Conditioning Coach Hassell, in her second season at the Coast Guard Academy, was most recently the fitness manager at XSport Fitness in Chicago. She has a degree in Self-Designed Sports Science from Beloit College in Wisconsin where she was the class president as well as master’s degrees in Health and Physical Education from Valdosta State and Sports and Fitness Management from Troy University.

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She was the tactical strength and conditioning coach at Fort Bragg from 2013-2104 and prior to that the strength and conditioning coach at IMG Academy in Florida from 2011-2013. Hassell began her career as the strength and conditioning graduate assistant at Georgia Southern during the 2004-2005 academic year before moving onto Valdosta State as graduate assistant for two years. She then served as the assistant strength and conditioning coach at Troy University from 2007-2011 before taking the position at IMG Academy. Hassell played for both the Chicago Force and the Atlanta Xplosion Women’s of the Independent Women’s Football League (IWFL) and her Atlanta team won the 2006 IWFL Championship. She was also a member of the US Virgin Islands Women’s National Basketball team practice squad.

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ADMINISTRATION

Name Tim Fitzpatrick Dan Rose Tim Opstrup Chris Parsons Jason Southard Casey McGarvey Art Lamoureux Andrea Stewart Donna Koczajowski Katherine Bossardet Vi Oliver Joe Crozier Bruce Cobb Marc Grindstaff

ATHLETIC TRAINING Name Ken Niedzwiecki Kevin Colasurdo TBA Jake Ibey Shannon Nickels

BASEBALL

Name C.C. Grant Kevin Jaskiewicz

FOOTBALL

Name Bill George Dana Fleischmann C.C. Grant Ray LaForte Jordan Berrian Jay Driscoll Pat Knowles Don Miller

MEN’S BASKETBALL Name Kevin Jaskiewicz Bob Bono

MEN’S CREW

Title Head Athletic Trainer Assistant Athletic Trainer Assistant Athletic Trainer Assistant Athletic Trainer Assistant Athletic Trainer

Phone 860-444-8619 860-701-6618 860-701-6415 860-701-6416 860-701-6617

Title Head Coach Assistant Coach

Phone 860-444-8581 860-701-6132

Title Phone Head Coach 860-444-8584 Co-Defensive Coordinator/ 860-444-8605 Recruiting Coordinator Co-Defensive Coordinator 860-444-8581 Offensive Coordinator 860-701-6805 Wide Receivers 860-701-6767 Defensive Line Tight Ends/Quality Control Running Backs Title Head Coach Associate Head Coach

Phone 860-701-6132 860-444-8588

MEN’S SWIMMING & DIVING Name John Westkott Mary Westkott Ken Pancoast

MEN’S TENNIS Name TBA

Title Phone Head Coach 860-444-8586 Assistant Coach 860-701-6374 Diving Coach Title Head Coach

Name Title Richard Hawkins Shooting Sports Coach

Phone 860-701-6886

Name Doug Clark Jack Neades Brian Swingly

Phone 860-444-8577 860-701-6291 860-444-8325

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Title Director of Sailing Head Offshore Coach Head Intercollegiate Coach

Name Donna Koczajowski Amanda Illinger Dana Fleischmann

Title Phone Head Coach 860-444-8604 Associate Head Coach Assistant Coach

Name Alex Ivansheck Jess Varley Scott Hawk

Title Phone Head Coach 860-701-6594 Assistant Coach 860-701-6960 Assistant Coach

WOMEN’S BASKETBALL

WOMEN’S CREW Name Jen Meuse Jodi Hope LT Vicky Futch

WOMEN’S LACROSSE Name Ruth Ness

WOMEN’S SOCCER

Name Susan Grant Amanda Illinger Beth Nakagawa Anthony Occhialini

Title Phone Rowing Coordinator/Head Coach 860-444-8679 Assistant Coach Assistant Coach Title Head Coach

Title Phone Head Coach 860-444-8590 Assistant Coach Assistant Coach

WOMEN’S VOLLEYBALL

Name Ray LaForte Mike Higbie Pat Powers

Title Phone Head Coach 860-701-6805 Assistant Coach Assistant Coach

WOMEN’S CROSS COUNTRY

Name Chris Parsons Patrick McCarney Anthony Occhialini

Title Phone Head Coach 860-701-6197 Assistant Coach Goalkeeper Coach

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Name Ethan Brown Greg Ahnrud Mariette Ogg

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Name John Westkott Mary Westkott

Name Aylene Ilkson Alex Amaylon Sarah Lang-Rodean

Phone 860-701-6744

Title Phone Head Coach 860-444-8582 Assistant Coach Assistant Coach Goalkeeper Coach

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MEN’S CROSS COUNTRY

Phone

PISTOL & RIFLE

Title Phone Head Coach Interim Men’s Head Coach 860-444-8679

Name Colin Regan Mike Shugrue

STAFF DIRECTORY

Title Phone Director of Athletics 860-444-8600 Associate AD/Director of 860-701-6798 Physical Education Assistant AD/Business Manager 860-444-8602 Assistant AD/Compliance 860-701-6197 Director of Media Relations 860-701-6800 Media Relations Assistant Director of Athletic Operations 860-444-8601 Senior Women’s Administrator 860-701-6799 Senior Women’s Administrator 860-444-8604 Associate Office Manager 860-444-8600 Administrative Assistant 860-444-8580 Strength and Conditioning Coach 860-444-8409 Head Equipment Manager 860-444-8608 Assistant Equipment Manager 860-444-8606

Title Head Coach Assistant Coach

Phone 860-444-8586 860-701-6374

Title Phone Head Coach 860-444-8589 Assistant Coach Assistant Coach

Name Ethan Brown Greg Ahnrud Mariette Ogg

Title Phone Head Coach 860-444-8590 Assistant Coach Assistant Coach

Name Kevin Bratland Omi Acosta

Title Phone Head Coach 860-701-6595 Assistant Coach

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KEVIN BRATLAND HEAD COACH THIRD SEASON

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Kevin Bratland enters his third season as head coach of the Coast Guard wrestling program. In his second season, the Bears went 6-5 and earned their second winning season in a row in over 15 years and also scored back to back wins over rival Merchant Marine for the first time in nine years. He had an outstanding first season leading the Bears to a dual meet record of 13-6, their first winning season in 14 years. Coast Guard also beat rival Merchant Marine for the first time since 2007. Bratland was named the New England Wrestling Association (NEWA) Coach of the Year in 2014 as he sent a pair of wrestlers to the NCAA Division III Championships and Nate Giorgio earned All-America honors for third time in his career with a fifth place finish at 133 pounds. Giorgio won the Northeast Region Championship and finished 41-2 on the season. Bratland was the head coach at North Central College in Naperville, Illinois for the past eight seasons. He led the Cardinals to a 73-47-1 dual-meet record and three College Conference of Illinois & Wisconsin Championships while also being named conference Coach of the Year three times. His teams finished in top 10 at the NCAA Division III Championships three times. In his first season in 2006-’07, Bratland led the Cardinals to a 10th-place finish at the NCAA Division III Championships, the highest finish in school history. Four wrestlers qualified for nationals and two were All-Americans. North Central sent three wrestlers to the 2008 Division III Championships, each of whom earned All-American honors in helping the Cardinals to a ninth-place finish. In 2009, North Central had two individuals qualify for national-championship competition with both earning All-America honors. The Cardinals also set a school record with 15 dual-meet victories in the 2008-2009 campaign and achieved a national ranking as high as fourth by the National Wrestling Coaches Association. Four of his wrestlers qualified for the NCAA Championships and two earned All-America honors in the 2009-2010 season as the team posted a 12-5-1 dual-meet record. During the 2010-2011 season, three individuals qualified for the national championships with one earning All-America honors. In 2012, two athletes earned All-America honors while 2013 saw one wrestler earn All-America status. Last year Bratland had two wrestlers qualify for the NCAA Championships. Bratland graduated from Wartburg in 2003 with a degree in fitness management. He received his master’s degree in exercise science in 2004 from University of Northern Iowa. Bratland is also a certified strength and conditioning specialist and attained his coaching certification from Iowa Central Community College. As a collegian, Bratland was a two-time National Wrestling Coaches Association Division III All-Academic Individual and two-time NCAA III All-American. In 2002, he finished third in the nation at 157 pounds and improved his placement to second as a senior in 2003. Bratland served as Wartburg’s co-captain as a junior and senior and was the team’s most valuable wrestler those same two years. He was a member of Wartburg’s 2003 national championship team. Bratland began his wrestling career at Iowa State University in 1997 and was part of the top-ranked recruiting class in the nation along with four-time undefeated national champion and Olympic gold medalist Cael Sanderson and four-time All-American and national champion Joe Heskett. The Cyclones finished fourth at the NCAA Division I Championships that season, with four wrestlers earning All-America honors.

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JAKE IBEY ATHLETIC TRAINER FOURTH SEASON Jake is in his fourth season as an assistant athletic trainer at the Coast Guard Academy. He has been an athletic trainer for nine years. Jake graduated from the University of New England with a bachelor’s degree in Athletic Training. He then graduated with his master’s degree in Exercise Science with a concentration in Advanced Rehabilitation. Before working at the Coast Guard Academy, he worked in many different high schools all over the state of Connecticut. Jake lives in Windsor, Conn. with his wife and two children.

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PHIL AZZARI SENIOR - 197 HADDEN HEIGHTS, NEW JERSEY Phil went 7-7 as a juinior with key wins against Bridgewater St. and WPI helping Coast Guard to their second winning record in as many season. Azzari has a carrer record of 41-38 with nine pins. He is Mechanical Engineering major. BEFORE CGA Captain at Hadden Heights High where he was a four-time district and region champion. Phil also was a member of both the football and soccer teams. Azzari has a younger brother Patrick .and is the son of Phil and Patty Azzari. GETTING TO KNOW PHILLIP His favorite food is ice cream while his favorite snack is peanut butter. Phillip’s favorite movie is Black Hawk Down and his favorite sports team is the Philadelphia Eagles. His favorite song is Sail by Awolnation. If he could visit any arena or stadium it would be AT&T Stadium, the home of the Dallas Cowboys.

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197 16-16 18-15 7-7 41-38

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DAN FIORVANTI SENIOR - 174 COMMACK, NEW YORK Daniel had a succesful junior season that saw him go 17-10 at 174 pounds with two pins giving him nine for his career. Firovanti was sixth at the NCAA Division III Northeast Regional wrestling at 174 pounds helping the team to a top ten finish. He is a Civil Engineering major. BEFORE CGA Captain for coach Mike Guerico at Commack High ... Member of the lacrosse team ... Grandfather served in the Navy ... Son of Ed and Janice Fiorvanti. GETTING TO KNOW DAN His favorite food is chicken parmesan with spaghetti and his favorite snack food is oreos. Dan’s favorite TV show is Jeopardy and his favorite movie is Goodfellas. A New York Jets fan, he lists the greatest coach to ever live as Dan Gable. If he could meet anyone living or deceased it would be George Washington.

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174 2-15 20-10 17-10 39-35

184 3-4 3-4

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KYLE LEVY SENIOR - 285 GLEN GARDNER, NEW JERSEY Kyle earning his first three wins of this Coast Guard career during his sophomore season as he went 3-1 with two wins by fall. He is a Mechanical Engineering major and is the son of Aaron and Sue Lecy BEFORE CGA All-conference performer in wrestling at Voorhees High ... Also a All-conference selection and Lineman of the Year award winner as member of the football team ... Graduated with high honors ... two younger brothers Quinn and Matt and a younger sister Sarah.

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285 0-3 3-1 3-4

TOTAL 0-3 3-1 3-4

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MATT MCALLISTER SENIOR - 141 COLCHESTER, CONNECTICUT

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Matt wrestled at 144 pounds for the second year in a row going 4-4 overall. McAllister earned a crucial victory for the Bears against Merchant Marine eaching a sudden victory in overtime helping Coast Guard a 19-18 victory over Mariners. He is a Mechanical Engineering major. BEFORE CGA Captain for coach Mike Voiland and Mike Morris at Bacon Academy ... captain of the cross country and lacrosse teams. Uncle was a LT Colonel in the Army and his grandfather was enlisted in the Navy ... son of Jeff, who is in the national guard, and Christine McAllister. GETTING TO KNOW MATT His favorite food is a bbq bacon cheeseburger and his favorite snack food is popcorn. Matt’s favorite TV show is Manswers and his favorite movie is Anchorman.

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141 18-16 4-4 22-20

TOTAL 5-9 18-16 4-4 27-29

WBF 1 4 9

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MICHAEL PALOMBA SENIOR - 165 SOUTH RIVER, N.J. Palomba went 10-9 during his junior season recording his second most pins in a single season (4).. In his sophomore season he was second at the New Standard Corp Invitational and finished in fifth place at the NCAA Northeast Regionals. Michael had five wins by fall last season. BEFORE CGA Captain, two-time New Jersey state qualifier, two-time county champion, two-time district champion and four-time regional place winner for coach Robert Young at South River High ... has an older sister Catherine and is the son of Bruce and Edith Palomba GETTING TO KNOW MICHAEL Michael’s favorite food is sauteed spinach with garlic salt and his favorite snack food is green bell peppers. His favorite TV show is Always Sunny in Philadelphia. His favorite actress is Jessica Alba and his favorite athlete is Brent Metcalf. If he could meet anyone living or deceased it would be former Soviet wrestler and olympic champion Levan Tediashvili.

YEAR 2013/14 2014/15 2015/16 TOTAL

157 7-5 7-5

165 19-15 10-9 29-26

TOTAL 7-5 19-15 10-9 36-29

WBF 1 5 4 10

EARL ROBERTS SENIOR - 125 SIMPSONVILLE, S.C. Earl won eight matches, three by fall, as a junior finishing with a 8-15 record. He is a Naval Architecture and Marine Engineering major.

GETTING TO KNOW EARL Earl’s favorite food is sweet potato casserole. His favorite TV show is White Collar and his favorite movie is Saving Private Ryan. Earl’s favorite actor is Russell Crowe and his favorite sports team is the Dallas Cowboys.

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BEFORE CGA Captain for coach Tommy Bell at Hillcrest High School where he was a two-time All-American ... Also a member of the cross country team ... has two older brothers Cortney and Jordan, a younger brother Nathan and a younger sister Emily ... Son of Brady and Nealy Roberts.


MATT VIEIRA SENIOR - 149 MUSKOGEE, OKLAHOMA Matt wrestled all his matches at 149 this past season going 15-12 and winning three of those matches by fall. Vieira had his top finish at the New Standard Invitational where took fourth overall. He is a Managment major. BEFORE CGA Captain for coach Bobby Jefferson at Muskogee High ... Captain of both the baseball and cross country teams ... Has five brothers, Greg, Michael, Joe, Tacomah and Tim ... Son of Joseph and Starla Vieira GETTING TO KNOW MATT Matt’s favorite food is chicken alfredo and his favorite snack food is a snickers. His favorite college team is Oklahoma State while his favorite pro sports team is the Boston Red Sox.

YEAR 2013/14 2014/15 2015/16 TOTAL

149 19-16 14-10 15-12 48-38

157 2-2 2-2

TOTAL 21-18 14-10 15-12 50-40

WBF 5 (149) 2 3 10

CHRIS SULLIVAN JUNIOR - 157 CANTON, MASSACHUSETTS Sullivan enters the 2016/17 season ranked seventh in the nation at 157 pounds according to the National Wrestling Coaches Association (NWCA). He had a career best 28 wins and 11 pins last season and was fourth at the NCAA Division III Northeast Regional. The Mechanical Engineering major is the son of Christopher and Donna Sullivan.

PLAYER BIOS

BEFORE CGA Chris wrestked at Canton High School for Brian Caffelle...captain of team for three years...one older sister, Eryn Sullivan. GETTING TO KNOW CHRIS Sullivan’s favorite food is Fusilli with meat sauce and his favorite tv show is The Office. If he could meed anyone living or deceased it would be Ronald Reagan. The most used app on his phone is Instagram and his favorite collefe sports team other than Coast Guard is the Iowa Hawkeyes. If he could visit any sports stadium in the world it would be Fenway Park.

YEAR 2014/15 2015/16 TOTAL

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157 21-16 28-8 49-24

TOTAL 21-16 28-8 49-24

WBF 8 11 19

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CORY TOMASETTI JUNIOR - 285 KENNETT SQUARE, PENNSYLVANIA Tomasetti is entering his second season as a member of the Coast Guard wrestling team. He wrestled in 14 matches last year winning six, three by pin. Tomasetti is also a member of the Coast Guard football team.The mechanical Engineering major is son of Barry and Linda Tomasetti. BEFORE CGA Cory wrestled for Tyrone Johnson at Kennet High School ... team captain junior and senior year ... Also member, captain of the football team ... two brothers, Barry and Kerry. GETTING TO KNOW CORY Tomasetti’s favorite food is steak and his favorite tv show is Seinfeld. The most used app on his phone is fantasy football and if he could meet anyone living or deceased it would be George Washington. His biggest pet peeve is people asking him what he is going to get at a restaurant and close talkers. If he could visit any sports stadium in the world it would be the Colosseum.

YEAR 2014/15 2015/16 TOTAL

285 6-8 6-8

TOTAL 6-8 6-8

WBF 3 3

CHRISTIAN GOSCH SOPHOMORE - 157 ORWIGSBURG, PENNSYLVANIA Gosch is entering his second season as the member of the Bears wrestling team. He tallied a 15-9 record last season wrestling at 149 with five wins by fall. The Operations Research and Computer Analysis is the son of Douglas and Heather Gosch. BEFORE CGA Gosch wrestled at Blue Mountain for JJ Fasnacht ... Captain senior year ... Also member of school’s football team ... Made Dean’s List freshman year ... Two brother, Brook and Alex ... Brook wrestled at Air Force Academy.

YEAR 2015/16 TOTAL

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149 15-9 15-9

TOTAL 15-9 15-9

WBF 5 5

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PLAYER BIOS

GETTING TO KNOW CHRISTIAN Christian’s favorite food is Thai and his favorite athlete is Carson Wentz. If he could meet anyone living or deceased it would be Chris Farley. The most used app on his phone is Flick Golf. If he could visit any sports stadium in the world it would be Beaver Stadium, home of the Penn State Nittany Lions.


ADAM WILHELM SOPHOMORE - 149 DAYTON, OHIO Wilhelm is entering his second year as a member of the Bears wrestling team. Wrestling at 141 pounds,Adam tallied a 13-11 record with four wins by fall last season. He earned a sixth place finish at the Roger Williams Invitational and was also second at the Futures invitational. Wilhelm is a Naval Architecture and Marine Engineering.

149 13-11 13-11

TOTAL 13-11 13-11

WBF 4 4

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YEAR 2015/16 TOTAL

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2015-16 RESULTS --- 6-5 Date Opponent Nov. 14 Roger Williams Invitational

Result 6th Place

Nov. 22

Doug Parker Invitational (@ Springfield College)

8th Place

Dec. 5

New Standard Invitational (@York College)

Dec. 11

SOUTHERN MAINE

Dec. 11

ROGER WILLIAMS

Jan. 8

Coe (@ NWCA National Duals, Ft. Wayne, Indiana)

L 15-34

Jan. 8

Alma (@ NWCA National Duals, Ft. Wayne, Indiana)

L 12-24

Jan. 8

Augustana (@ NWCA National Duals, Ft. Wayne, Indiana)

L 13-25

Jan. 16

Johnson & Wales (@ Western New England)

L 19-26

Jan. 16

@ Western New England

W 43-9

Jan. 16

Norwich (@ Western New England)

W 33-6

Jan. 10

Ohio Northern (@ Lycoming Duals)

L 16-18

Jan. 30

All-Academy Championships

Feb. 6

BRIDGEWATER

Feb. 6

WPI

Feb. 10

@ Merchant Marine

W 19--18

Feb. 21

NEWA Futures

5th Place

Feb. 27-28

NCAA DIII Northeast Regional (Springfield College)

9th Place

11th Place W 33-14 L 9-34

7th Place W 43-9 W 24-12

2015-16 RESULTS

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2016-17 SHEDULE November 9

at Southern Maine

6:00 pm

November 12

at Roger Williams Invitational

10:00 am

November 19

at Doug Parker Invitational @ Springfield

10:00 am

December 3

at New Standard Invitational @ York College 9:00 am

December 19

at Washington and Lee Duals

10:00 am

January 12

at Roger Williams

7:00 pm

January 14

at Norwich w/ Johnson & Wales, Western NE

10:00 am

January 22

at New England Duals

10:00 am

January 29

at All-Academy Championships @ Navy

11:00 am

February 4

at Bridgewater w/ WPI, NYU

11:00 am

February 8

Merchant Marine

7:00 pm

February 25-26

at NCAA Division III Northeast Regional

10:00 am

March 10-11

at NCAA Division III Championships @ Lacrosse, Wisc.

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