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National Champions 1977, 1983, 1984

Division III 1997

Bellwood, IL 60104 (708) 525-0011

Triton College

At a Glance Location 2000 Fifth Ave., River Grove, Ill. 60171 (five miles southeast of Chicago’s O’Hare Airport) Enrollment

15,632 students


National Junior College Athletic Association Region IV North Central Community College Conference



School Colors

Cardinal red and gold

President Board of Trustees

Patricia Granados, Ed.D. Mark R. Stephens, Chairman Donna L. Peluso, Vice Chairwoman Diane Viverito, Secretary Irene Moskal Del Giudice Thomas Gary Elizabeth Ann Potter Glenn A. Stam Andrew Smith, Student Trustee

Vice President of Academic and Student Affairs Dean of Student Services

Doug Olson Corey Williams

Athletic Director

Harry McGinnis

Head Wrestling Coach

Harry McGinnis

Assistant Coach

Art Mohorn

Assistant Coach

Tom Molony

Assistant Volunteer Coach

Mark Groski

Athletic Secretary Trainer Athletic Department Phone Radio Station WRRG FM 88.9

Angela Grimpe Anton Rill (708) 456-0300, Ext. 3358 Tim McKinney

Triton College is an Equal Opportunity/Affirmative Action institution.


Since opening its doors in 1964, Triton College has offered its community the finest in liberal arts, career and continuing education studies. Located west of Chicago in suburban River Grove, this nationally recognized college serves more than 15,000 full- and part-time students with a range of educational programs. More area high school graduates choose Triton than any other college or university. Career program students can select specialized training in many challenging fields, including architecture, automotive technology, business management, criminal justice administration, fire science technology, visual communication, mass communication and many more. The college offers university-transfer studies for students interested in completing their first two years toward a bachelor’s degree at a community college close to home. Triton transfer students are readily accepted into state and out-of-state universities. There is also a Scholars Program for those seeking greater challenges. Students are encouraged to participate in the many activities that Triton offers, such as the student government (Triton College Student Association), the school newspaper (Fifth Avenue Journal), the campus radio station (WRRG FM 88.9) or any of the many student clubs. Triton’s athletic teams are nationally recognized. It continues this strong tradition by winning championships, developing All-Americans and placing its student-athletes at four-year universities. As a member of the National Junior College Athletic Association (Region IV), Triton gives its athletes the opportunity to challenge the nation’s top athletic programs.


Good Luck to the Triton College Wrestling Team From the Combs Family

Triton College President

Dr. Patricia Granados

Triton College can give you the consistent attention and quality opportunity you need as you begin your academic and athletic career. We are proud of what we have to offer our student-athletes and community in educational opportunities and athletics. It is our goal to assist you in successfully transitioning to the college or university of your choice after two years or less. Our teams have traditionally done well and represented us proudly at the conference, regional and national levels. Please join me in supporting our wrestling team as they compete for additional championships. Good luck Trojans! Dr. Patricia Granados Triton College President

Associate Degree Transfer Programs

Career Programs

Triton Credit Programs... Accounting Aircraft Maintenance Architecture Automotive Technology Business Computer Information Systems Criminal Justice Administration Early Childhood Education Emergency Management Emergency Medical Technician—Basic

University Transfer Programs Associate in Arts Degree Architecture Art Community Studies Criminal Justice Administration Education English and Rhetoric Foreign Languages Global Studies History Intercultural Studies Mass Communication - Multimedia Music Music Technology Philosophy and Logic Psychology Social and Political Science Sociology/Social Work


Engineering Technology Eye Care Assistant Facilities Engineering Technology (Only Local 399 students) Fire Science Technology Horticulture Hospitality Industry Administration Human Resource Management Independent Building Contractor Personal Trainer Visual Communication

Speech Communication Speech/Theatre Women’s and Gender Studies Associate of Arts in Teaching Degree Early Childhood Education Secondary Mathematics Secondary Science Special Education Associate in Science Degree Accounting and Business Administration Anthropology Biological Sciences Chemistry Computer Science (Information Systems) Computer Science (Technical) Criminal Justice Administration

Many career programs have related certificates and advanced certificates. See a college catalog for information. Special Admission Health Programs Diagnostic Medical Sonography Nuclear Medicine Technology Nursing Ophthalmic Technician Radiologic Technology Surgical Technology

Economics Geography Geology Health, Sport & Exercise Science International Business Mathematics Physics Pre-Profession Associate in Fine Arts Degree Art Music Associate in General Studies Degree Undecided


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Triton College 2012-2013 Day/Date Sat. Nov. 3 Fri. Nov. 9 Sat. Nov. 10 Fri. Nov. 16 Sat. Nov. 17 Sat. Dec. 1 Sat. Dec. 8 Sat.-Sun. Dec 29-30

Wrestling Schedule

Opponent Rochester Open Muskegon Duals Ben McMullen Open Concordia Dual Concordia Open Wisconsin Open 23rd Art Kraft Memorial

Location Rochester, MN Muskegon, MI Muskegon, MI Mequon, WI Mequon, WI Kenosha, WI HOME

Time 10 a.m. 5 p.m. 9 a.m. 6 p.m. 9 a.m. 9 a.m. 9 a.m.

50th Midlands

Evanston, IL

9 a.m.

Sat. Jan. 5 Sat. Jan. 12 Sat. Jan. 19 Sat. Jan. 26 Sat. Feb. 2 Sun. Feb. 10 Fri.-Sat. Feb. 22-23

William Penn Open “Flash” Flanagan Open Al Hanke Invitational National Invitational Tournament Harper Open Central District NJCAA National Tournament

Oskaloosa, IA Dubuque, IA Elmhurst, IL

9 a.m. 9 a.m. 9 a.m.

Palatine, IL Palatine, IL HOME

9 a.m. 9 a.m. 10 a.m.

Des Moines, IA

All day

2011-12 Review

Season Outlook

The 2011-12 team returned no national qualifiers and was a good balance of freshman and sophomores. Several guys placed at each of the tournaments we participated in. Jose Torres and Lenny Kuspa were not only the team captains but also the team leaders on the mat and in the classroom. Jose amassed 40 wins for the season, won three tournaments and placed fourth at the national tournament! Lenny Kuspa won the Al Hanke Invitational, placed second at the Wisconsin and Yellowjacket Opens. Both Jose and Lenny finished their two years at Triton College with over a 3.5 grade point average and Lenny was awarded for his exemplary academic achievement by the National Junior College Athletic Association (NJCAA). Devante McCloud and Jeremy Walters also had good sophomore seasons as both qualified for the national tournament. Devante placed at the Yellowjacket Open, Ben McMullen Open, Wisconsin Open, William Penn Open Harper Open and the Central District. Jeremy placed at theYellowjacket and William Penn Opens. Freshmen that did well were Travis Fuller, Chepe Mariscal and Mike Murray. Travis and Chepe were both national qualifiers.

This year’s squad returns six sophomores and two national qualifiers, Travis Fuller, 141 (Sandwich, IL), Chepe Mariscal, 149 (Morton), Matt McNulty, 157, (Notre Dame), Michael Murray, 174 (Lane Tech), Scott Ammons, 197 (Northfield, IN) and Jason Dalessandro, 285 (Fenwick). In addition, Don McGregor, 157 (Riverside|Brookfield) is also a sophomore that sat out last year. All of these individuals are excited about the season and are committed to achieving the goal of placing the 2013 national tournament in Des Moines, Iowa. Our newcomers this season are; Denzel King, 125 (York), Lametrious Simmons, 125 (Proviso West), Jermaine Fox, 133 (Proviso West), Manny Vazquez, 141 (York), Esteban Gonzalez, 141 (Morton), Andrew Cocozza, 149, (Leyden), John Marino, 165, (York), Patrick Jackson, 165, (Walther Lutheran), Brendt Madison, 174, (Deerfield), Giovanni Bahena, 174, (Morton), Chad Kirkhove, 184, (Sherrard), Carlos Torres, 184, (Richards), Leonardo Bernal, 197, (Elmwood Park) and Marq Brumant, 285, (Oak Park-River Forest). We also have a couple of other student/athletes that were here last year, but didn’t participate because of injury. They are freshman, Antonio Govea, 141 (Bolingbrook) and Mike DeLeon, 285, (Fenton). “We have a good balance of returning experience and a tough young group this year.” says Triton head coach Harry McGinnis. “Our success this season will come down to our ability to gain confidence quickly, stay focused academically, continue to work hard through adversity and stay healthy.” This will be our thirteenth year as host of the tough NJCAA Central District National Qualifier. Tough competition abounds in Harper College, Lincoln College, Rend Lake College and Muskegon Community Colleges. Waubonsee College, Wilbur Wright College and Kennedy King College also have tough lineups that will battle for berths to the national tournament. This year’s schedule is very challenging as we have added the NJCAA non-scholarship invitational tournament in late January. This schedule will provide plenty of opportunity for the Trojan wrestlers to prove themselves, gain experience and prepare for the national tournament in February 2013!

Continuing their wrestling careers at four-year colleges are: Vince Vallez (Elmhurst College), Jose Torres (McKendree University), Devante McCloud (McKendree University) and Lenny Kuspa (Concordia University-Wisconsin).



Good Luck Wrestlers, from a Dedicated Fan!


Triton College 2012-2013 NJCAA

Team Tradition National Champions 1977, 1983, 1984, 1997* Second Place 1978, 1985 Third Place 1970, 1971, 1972, 1986, 1994*, 1995*, 2006* Fifth Place 1976, 1982, 1998*, 2007* Sixth Place 1996*, 1999* Seventh Place 1979 *Division III (Nonscholarship) Individual National Champions 15 — four were two-time champions Individual All-Americans 83 — 14 were two-time All-Americans

Wrestling Roster Name



High School/Home Town

Denzel King Lametrious Simmons Jermaine Fox Antonio Govea Manny Vazquez Andrew Cocozza Travis Fuller Esteban Gonzalez Chepe Mariscal Don McGregor Matt McNulty Patrick Jackson John Marino Giovanni Bahena Brendt Madison Michael Murray Chad Kirkhove Carlos A. Torres Scott Ammons Leonardo Bernal Marq Brumant Jason Dalessandro Mike Deleon

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

Fr. Fr. Fr. Fr. Fr. Fr. So. Fr. So. So. So. Fr. Fr. Fr. Fr. So. Fr. Fr. So. Fr. Fr. So. Fr.

York/Elmhurst, IL Proviso West/Chicago, IL Proviso West/Bellwood, IL Bolingbrook/Bolingbrook, IL York/Elmhurst, IL Leyden/Franklin Park, IL Sandwich/Millington, IL Morton/Cicero, IL Morton/Cicero, IL Riverside|Brookfield/Riverside, IL Notre Dame/Chicago, IL Walther Lutheran/Bellwood, IL York/Elmhurst, IL Morton/Cicero, IL Deerfield/Deerfield, IL Lane Tech/Chicago, IL Sherrard/Milan, IL Richards/Oak Lawn, IL Northfield, IN/Roann, IN Elmwood Park/Elmwood Park, IL Oak Park-River Forest/Oak Park, IL Fenwick/Chicago, IL Fenton/Wood Dale, IL

Head Coach Harry McGinnis, 24th Year Assistant Coaches Art Mohorn, Second Year Tom Molony, Second Year Volunteer Assistant Coach Mark Groski, First Year Midwest Region Champions 1971, ’72, ’76, ’77, ’81, ’82, ’83, ’84, ’85, ’86, ’98



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Wrestling Coaches

Athletic Director/Head Coach

Harry McGinnis A native of Ft. Wayne, Indiana, Harry McGinnis begins his 24th year as Head Coach at Triton College. A four-year letterman for Concordia Lutheran High School in Fort Wayne, Indiana. His collegiate career took place at nearby Concordia University in River Forest, Illinois. While there he was a four-time N.A.I.A national qualifier and was inducted into their Hall-of-Fame in October 2003. After completing his undergraduate degree, McGinnis was the head coach at Luther North (1978-80) and Holy Cross (1980-87)

high schools. During that time, he coached 1 state qualifier, hosted/coached culture exchange teams versus New Zealand, Germany and Japan and was an assistant coach with the 1996 Illinois Junior National Greco team. Also during this time, McGinnis completed his master’s degree in exercise physiology at the University of Illinois at Chicago. In 1989, McGinnis became the head coach at Triton College. During his tenure, he has produced 121 national qualifiers, 31 AllAmericans, 97 Academic All-Americans and had four of his AllAmericans participate on the NJCAA national team that completed in Austria. His 1997 team was crowned National Junior College Athletic Association Division III National Champions and he was named the NJCAA National Coach of the Year. The 2003 team was named the NJCAA Coaches Association All-Academic team with a combined 3.28 GPA. McGinnis was named the Midwest Region’s Coach of the Year in 1998 and inducted into the NJCAA Hall-ofFame as a coach in 2002. In 2004 he received the Bob Bubb Award for Coaching Excellence from the National Wrestling Coaches Association. In April of 2006, McGinnis was inducted into the Illinois Wrestling Coaches and Officials Association Hall-of-Fame. Active in the NJCAA Coaches Association, McGinnis served as Secretary/Treasurer from 2001-2003 and 2004-2010, Midwest/ Central Region representative since 1994, Hall-of-Fame committee member since 1995 and has served as Chairman of that committee from 2002-2010. Harry and his wife Linda live in Maywood, with their two children, Hannah (17) and Jonah (15).

Assistant Coach

Assistant Coach

Art Mohorn

Tom Molony

A former Triton College wrestler and All-American, Art returns to Triton from Las Vegas where he was trainer for the Las Vegas Fight Club. Art has been involved in wrestling since he was a freshman at Provison East High School back in 1967. Art came to Triton in 1971 where he wrestled for Hall-of-Fame coach Art Kraft.and placed fourth at the NJCAA National Tournament in February of 1972. After Triton College Art received his Bachelor’s degree from Western Illinois University and currently works at PACE Elementary School in Maywood.

Tom Molony is in his second year as assistant coach at Triton College. Prior to Triton, Tom spent 13 seasons coaching at the high school and youth levels with historic programs such as Lane Tech, Montini Catholic and Oak Park. In that time, Tom has mentored nearly 50 individual state qualifiers, including two champions, seven finalists and 11 total medalists. Four of those teams qualified for the IHSA Team State Finals where they finished as runner-ups (2007) and then champions (2008). As an athlete, Tom wrestled for Hall-of-Fame Head Coach Larry Gassen at Downers Grove South and then spent three years wrestling Freestyle in the U.S. Air Force. He currently works on marketing and recruitment initiatives with inner-city schools.

Volunteer Assistant Coach

Mark Groski Mark Groski is beginning his first your of volenteering at Triton College. Mark was a three letter winner at Purdue University, wrestling from 1999-2004 at 165lbs.



Triton College


Denzel King

Lametrious Simmons

York High School H.S. State Qualifier

Proviso West High School H.S. Sectional Qualifier

Jermaine Fox

Antonio Govea

Proviso West High School H.S. Sectional Qualifier

Bolingbrook High School H.S. Sectional Qualifier

Manny Vazquez

Andrew Cocozza

Manny Vazquez High School H.S. Sectional Qualifier

Leyden High School H.S. Sectional Qualifier


Travis Fuller

Esteban Gonzalez

Sandwich High School 2012 National Qualifier

Morton High School H.S. Sectional Qualifier

Chepe Mariscal

Don McGregor

Morton High School 2012 National Qualifier

Riverside|Brookfield High School H.S. Sectional Qualifier

Matt McNulty

Patrick Jackson

Notre Dame High School H.S. Sectional Qualifier

Walther Lutheran High School H.S. State Qualifier


John Marino

Giovanni Bahena

York High School H.S. Sectional Qualifier

Morton High School H.S. Sectional Qualifier

Brendt Madison

Michael Murray

Deerfield High School H.S. Sectional Qualifier

Lane Tech High School H.S. Sectional Qualifier

Chad Kirkhove

Carlos A. Torres

Sherrard High School H.S. State Qualifier

Richards High School H.S. Sectional Qualifier

Scott Ammons

Leonardo Bernal

Northfield High School H.S. Semi-State Qualifier

Elmwood Park High School H.S. Sectional Qualifier

Marq Brumant

Jason Dalessandro

Oak Park and River Forest High School H.S. Sectional Qualifier

Fenwick High School H.S. Sectional Qualifier

Mike Deleon Fenton High School H.S. Sectional Qualifier



Triton College

Wrestling Honor Roll National Junior College Wrestling All-Americans Name Errol Wilson Clem Delane George Beene Steve Almada Willie Smith George Beene Mike Kerr Art Mohorn Ray Greeley John Nino

Wt. 152 167 158 126 142 158 177 190 190 Hwt.

Place 3rd 1st 1st 2nd 6th 1st 4th 4th 5th 5th

Year 1969 1970 1970 1971 1971 1971 1971 1972 1974 1976

Gregg Moore Bob Ruzich Sam Carson John Nino

158 177 190 Hwt.

1st 5th 3rd 1st

1977 1977 1977 1977

Willie Staples 134 Jeff Hoss 142 Gregg Moore 158 Jim Thomas 167 Rich Brown 134 Jeff Hoss 142 Mike Carter Hwt. Fred Wilson 177 Lionell Keys 158 Carl Davis 190 George Fraher Hwt. Fred Wilson 177 Jay Gegenheimer118 Joe Johnson 126 Russell Jackson 134 Reggie Wilson 167 Fred Wilson 177 Carl Davis 190 Dave Besser Hwt. Lenal Brinson 126 Mike Gilsdorf 134 Maurice Harrison150 John Bonello 158 Reggie Wilson 167 Derrick Waldroup190 Tom Erikson Hwt Chris Riley 118 Ken Sroka 134 Mike Gilsdorf 142 Tom Hoy 177 Tom Erikson Hwt Joe Arminas 118 Joe Williams 126

2nd 4th 1st 3rd 3rd 5th 4th 6th 2nd 5th 3rd 3rd 7th 7th 3rd 1st 3rd 1st 3rd 2nd 2nd 1st 4th 1st 1st 1st 5th 4th 1st 8th 1st 6th 4th

1978 1978 1978 1978 1979 1979 1979 1981 1982 1982 1982 1983 1983 1983 1983 1983 1983 1983 1983 1984 1984 1984 1984 1984 1984 1984 1985 1985 1985 1985 1985 1986 1986


High School Evanston Argo Argo West Leyden Sycamore Argo West Leyden Proviso East West Leyden Chicago Kelvyn Park Richards Proviso West Proviso East Chicago Kelvyn Park Proviso East East Leyden Richards Hoffman Estates East Leyden East Leyden Richards Bloom Trail Chicago Harlem Bloom Trail Bloom Trail Bloom Trail Fenton Lake Park Chicago Tilden Tech Bloom Trail Bloom Trail Bloom Trail West Leyden Bloom Trail Fenton Chicago Tilden Tech Lake Park Bloom Trail Bremen Bloom Trail Carl Sandburg Reavis Fenton Wauconda Bloom Trail Oak Lawn Belleville Althoff

Name Alonzo Nalls Copache Tyler

Wt. 167 190

Place 2nd 2nd

Year 1986 1986

Robert Young




Jim Gloudeman 142 Robert Young 134

6th 2nd

1987 1989

Tim Hopkins 150 Keith Davis 134 Bill Hawkins 150 Eric Robinson 167 Mearion Bickhem150 Mike Lechtenberg177 Pat O’Shea Hwt. Matt Zeman 142 Joe Cartwright 158

5th 7th 8th 4th 4th 4th 6th 4th 7th

1990 1992 1992 1992 1994 1994 1994 1995 1995

Jose Medina 177 Jose Medina 177 Juan Martinez 118 Jessie Montez 126 Reggie Wright 142 Tim Donnahue 158 Deshon Burks 177 Alan Cartwright 150

5th 2nd 8th 2nd 3rd 7th 7th 7th

1995 1996 1997 1997 1997 1997 1997 1998

Deshon Burks Bill Walter

7th 4th

1998 1998

J.J. Rupprecht Hwt. Dan Blagaich 157 Keith Davis 157 Keith Davis 165 Dionte Lacy 133

7th 4th 6th 4th 7th

1998 1999 2000 2001 2006

Jeremy Powell Neal Kemp

141 184

4th 7th

2006 2006

Jason James Dionte Lacy

197 133

7th 6th

2006 2007

Travis Hammons 174 Mike Palermo 174 Jose Torres 125

1st 8th 4th

2007 2009 2012

177 190

High School Proviso East Springfield Southeast Indianapolis Northwest, Ind. East Leyden Indianapolis Northwest, Ind. Elgin Larkin Proviso West Crown Point, Ind. Proviso East Proviso East St. Joseph East Leyden Lyons Township Oak Park/River Forest Gordon Tech. Gordon Tech. Proviso West Geneseo Darnell Proviso East Reavis Proviso West Oak Park/River Forest Proviso West Downers Grove South Geneseo Darnell Montini Proviso East Proviso East Highland Park, Mich. Proviso East Lutheran Westland, Mich. Proviso East Highland Park, Mich. Hubbard Ridgewood, IL Morton, IL


Triton College

Wrestling Honor Roll Team Honors NJCAA National Finish (Overall Place) Year 1984 1983 1977 1997 1978 1985 1986 1970 2006 1971 1995 1994 1982 2007 1998 1996 1999 1979 1969 1992

Place 1st 1st 1st 1st* (5th) 2nd 2nd 3rd 3rd 3rd* (10th) 3rd 3rd* (12th) 3rd* (13th) 5th 5th (14th) 5th* (16th) 6th* (17th) 6th* (17th) 7th 20th 16th

Points 145.25 109.75 71.25 66.00 65.25 74.75 56.25 48.00 47.50 40.00 33.00 26.50 48.50 38.50 35.50 23.50 30.00 37.00 22.00 21.00

All-Americans 7 7 4 5 4 5 4 2 4 3 3 3 3 2 4 1 1 3 1 3

Midwest Region First Place Finishes 1971, 1972, 1976, 1977, 1981, 1982, 1983, 1984, 1985, 1986, 1998

NJCAA National Tournament— Outstanding Wrestler Award Gregg Moore—1978; Reggie Wilson—1983; Reggie Wilson—1984; Tom Erikson—1985

All-Americans and Other Honors After Triton Style Greco Greco Greco

Place DNP 5th 7th

Year 1988 1992 1996

NCAA Division I All-Americans Name Tom Erikson Tom Erikson Reggie Wilson Reggie Wilson Reggie Wright Reggie Wright

School Oklahoma State Oklahoma State Oklahoma State Chicago State Oklahoma State Oklahoma State

Place 4th 3rd 6th 5th 4th 4th

Year 1986 1987 1986 1987 1999 2000

Place 8th 6th 6th 7th

Year 1980 1989 1990 1993

NCAA Division II All-Americans Name Sam Carson Reggie Ratliff Reggie Ratliff Tom Chernich

Place 21st 8th* (22nd) 19th 30th 29th 25th 28th 10th* (31st) 12th* (30th) 29th 26th 40th 12th* (31st) 9th* (31st) 10th* (30th) 30th 14th* (37th) 33rd 47th 44th DNP DNP DNP

Points 20.50 20.50 20.00 15.00 15.00 13.00 13.00 13.00 13.00 10.00 9.00 7.00 6.50 6.50 6.00 4.50 4.00 3.00 3.00 1.50 0.00 0.00 0.00

All-Americans 1 1 1 1 1 2 1 1 0 1 1 0 0 0 1 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0

*NJCAA Division III scoring was used from 1994-2010 recognizing nonscholarship programs.

Eric Robinson Jessie Montez Jose Medina Alan Cartwright Jose Medina Alan Cartwright Alan Cartwright Joey Navarro Joey Navarro

U. of Nebraska at Omaha Southern Illinois U. of Nebraska at Omaha U. of Nebraska at Omaha U. of Nebraska at Omaha U. of Nebraska at Omaha U. of Nebraska at Omaha University of Indianapolis University of Indianapolis

2nd 6th 4th 7th 3rd 6th 4th 7th 7th

1994 1998 1998 1999 1999 2000 2001 2006 2007

Place 7th 3rd

Year 2004 2005

Place 4th 7th 4th 3rd 8th 3rd 3rd 1st 7th 6th 1st

Year 1983 1983 1984 1984 1985 1984 1984 1987 1988 1989 2009

NCAA Division III All-Americans

Olympics Name Mike Foy Mike Foy Derrick Waldroup

Year 2012 2001 1989 1974 1981 1987 1976 2009 2005 1972 1990 1973 2002 2010 2000 1993 2004 1968 1975 1988 1980 1991 2011

School Eastern Illinois Ferris State Ferris State Southern Illinois


Name Matt Sassolino Matt Sassolino

School Elmhurst Elmhurst

NAIA All-Americans Name Gabe Damiani Eddie Baker Gabe Damiani George Fraher Vincen Jones Gregg Moore Lionel Keys Lenal Brinson Maurice Harrison Kevin Byrd Jeremy Powell

School Jamestown Jamestown Jamestown Jamestown Jamestown Jamestown Chicago State Central Washington Carson Newman Olivet Nazarene Lindenwood


2012 NJCAA National Wrestling Championships

Final Team Scores Over-all (43) Labette (KS) Iowa Central Lincoln (IL) Clackamas (OR) Nassau County North Idaho Northwest College (WY) Harper (IL) Middlesex County (NJ) Colby College (KS) Neosho County (KS) Gloucester (NJ) Niagara County (NY) Highline (WA)

161.50 145.00 111.00 97.00 87.50 86.00 79.00 58.50 52.00 51.50 47.00 42.00 41.00 38.00

Iowa Lakes North Iowa Area Muskegon (MI) Western Wyoming Pratt (KS) Ellsworth (IA) TRITON Iowa Western Mercyhurst North East Southwestern Oregon Itasca (MN) Minnesota West Rend Lake (IL) Darton (GA) Spartanburg Methodist

Triton College Wrestling Individual Records—Season Victories ...............................50.....Russell Jackson................1984 Pins .......................................28.....Tom Erikson ...................1984 Match Termination ............11.....Reggie Wright.................1997 Major Decisions ..................16.....Sam Carson .....................1976 Decisions ..............................32.....George Beene ..................1971 Takedowns ........................212.....Reggie Wilson .................1984 Escapes ...............................101.....Kyle Anderson ................2000 Reversals ..............................31.....George Beene ..................1971 Three Pt. NF.......................53.....Jeff Peterson ....................1984 Two Pt. NF .........................45.....John Nino ........................1976 Individual Records—Career Victories ...............................85.....Reggie Wilson............1982-84 Pins .......................................49.....John Nino...................1976-78 Match Termination ............11.....Reggie Wright.................1997 Major Decisions ..................27.....Sam Carson ................1975-77 Decisions ..............................61.....George Beene.............1969-71 Takedowns ........................352.....Reggie Wilson............1982-84 Escapes ...............................120.....Mearion Bickhem......1992-94 Reversals ..............................54.....Don Story ...................1989-91 Three Pt. NF.......................76.....Sam Carson ................1976-77 Two Pt. NF .........................65.....John Nino...................1976-78 Fastest Pin ......................... :05.....Lionel Keyes....................1981 :08.....Pat O’Shea .......................1994


38.00 35.00 33.50 32.50 25.50 22.00 20.50 18.50 17.50 16.50 13.00 13.00 13.00 10.50 10.50

Springfield Tech Stevens Tech Ridgewater (MN) Alfred State (NY) Rochester (MN) Jamestown (NY) Waubonsee (IL) Yakima Valley (WA) Bergen Wentworth Military (MO) Wright (IL) Arkansas Baptist Kennedy King (IL) NW Kansas Tech (KS)

10.50 10.00 8.50 5.50 5.50 5.00 4.50 4.50 3.00 3.00 2.00 0.00 0.00 0.00

Records NJCAA Coach of the Year Art Kraft—1977, 1983 and 1984

Harry McGinnis—1997

Midwest Region IV Coach of the Year Art Kraft—1976, 1977, 1981, 1983 and 1984 Rex Branum—1986 Harry McGinnis—1998 Triton Coaches Name


All-Americans National Finishes in the Top 6 Art Kraft 1967-1985 (18) 44 8 (Three championships) Rex Branum 1985-1986 (1) 4 1 Clem Delane 1986-1989 (3) 3 0 Harry McGinnis 1989-present (24) 31 8* (*One championship) * NJCAA Division III scoring began in 1994-2010 recognizing non-scholarship programs

Amateur Wrestling News Assistant Coach of the Year Jim Maraviglia—1984


Triton College

2011-2012 Accomplishments Dual Meet Record: 2-4 NJCAA National Qualifiers Jose Torres, 125, Devante McCloud, 133, Travis Fuller, 141, Chepe Mariscal, 149, Jeremy Walters, 157, Lenny Kuspa, 165 and Christian Alcantara, 184 (Christian had emergency surgery to remove his appendix and was unable to compete.) NJCAA All-American Jose “Shorty” Torres – 125 – Fourth Place Team Most Valuable Player and 2012 Triton Male Athlete of the Year Jose “Shorty” Torres NJCAA Coaches Association Academic All-Americans Christian Alcantara (3.54), Travis Fuller (3.13), Tim Hovey (3.00), Lenny Kuspa (3.33) and Jose Torres (3.63) NJCAA Academic All-Conference Student-Athletes (3.00 GPA or better for the spring 2011 semester) Christian Alcantara (3.10), Jason Dalessandro (3.25), Travis Fuller (3.40), Lenny Kuspa (3.65), Devante McCloud (3.00), Gybrany Onofre (3.21), Jose Torres (3.77) and Jeremy Walters (3.50) NJCAA Academic All-American Lenny Kuspa Former Triton Wrestlers Jose Torres – McKendree University Devante McCloud – McKendree University Lenny Kuspa – Concordia University-Wisconsin

NJCAA Wrestling Coaches and Officials Association Academic All-Americans—1992-Present Bill Hawkins—1992 Mearion Bickhem—1993 Mark Chernich—1993 Brian Johnson—1993 Mike Lecktenberg—1993 Tom Matsuda—1993 Joe Cartwright—1994, 1995 Mike Jablonski—1994 Chris Mitran—1994 Aric Nordby—1994 Jason Hansas—1995 Jessie Montez—1996 Jeremy Schultz—1996 Tim Donnahue—1997 Kevin Formanski—1997 Tony Marquez—1997 Kevin Nakamoto—1997, 1998 Miguel Phillips—1997, 1998 George Spacek—1997, 1998 Alan Cartwright—1998 David Guzman—1998 David Kabbe—1998 Terry Martin—1998 Jim Moore—1998 Dan Blagaich—1999 Craig Lorek—1999 Todd Murphy—1999 Mike Willis—1999, 2000 Mike Frascone—2000 Joe Ortega—2000 Aaron Pineda—2000 Matt Rosengrant—2000 David Sechrest—2000 John Cyrus—2001, 2002 Dan Kovats—2001 A.J. Albrecht—2002 Blake VanSickle—2002 Louis Kachiroubas—2002 John Sklena—2002, 2003 Brandon Sandefur—2003 Chaz Tillman—2003 Augustine Rodriguez—2002, 2003

Matt Sbertoli—2003 Ricardo Serment—2003, 2004 Adam Peters—2003, 2004 Bryan Shelton—2003 Kurt Tokarski—2003, 2004 Lou Souri—2003, 2004 Donte Burney—2004 Matt Burns—2005 Tommie Lymon—2005 Zach Dutton—2005 Eric Pollard—2005, 2006 Bill Conder—2005, 2006 Neal Kemp—2005, 2006 Will Serment—2006, 2007 Alex Alaniz—2006 Jason James—2006 Tony Poro—2006 Chris Schiewe—2006 Robert Rehberger—2007 Nick Jones—2007 Ray Bruno—2007 Edward Williams—2008 Diego Lamas—2008, 2010 Steve Catalano—2008, 2009 Dustin Bles—2009 Kyle McClain—2009 Vince Vallez—2009 Tim Flanagan—2009 Robert Peters—2009 Vince Vallez—2009, 2010 Robert Peters —2009, 2011 Abdul Adelle—2010 Jose Torres—2011. 2012 Devante McCloud—2011 Steven Ross—2011 Jeremy Walters—2011 Christian Alcantara—2011, 2012 Travis Fuller—2012 Tim Hovey—2012 Lenny Kuspa —2012

2003 National Academic Team Award—3.28 GPA 2004 Team—2.84 GPA 2007 Team—2.87 GPA 2005 Team—2.97 GPA 2009 Team—2.68 GPA 2006 Team—2.96 GPA 2010 Team—2.68 GPA 2011 Team—2.97 GPA 2012 Team—2.86 GPA (10 starters plus two other team members)



Triton College

Art Kraft Tournament Art Kraft is credited with putting the Triton College wrestling program on the map. Kraft coached the Trojans from 1967-85, and, during that span, he captured nine state crowns, coached 44 All-Americans, nine two-time All-Americans and 14 National Champions. Under Kraft’s leadership, Triton was crowned the National Champion in 1977, 1983 and 1984. In those same years, he was voted as the NJCAA Coach of the Year. In addition, the Trojans finished a respectable second in the country in 1978 and 1985. Overall, Kraft’s teams were ranked in the top 10—nationally—11 times. Besides his ability to coach, Kraft also was a gifted wrestler. After taking fifth place at the NCAA Finals as a junior, Kraft won it all the following year. That same season, the 157-pounder from Northwestern University also was the recipient of the Big Ten Conference Medal of Honor for his combined excellence in academics and athletics. On Dec. 8, Triton College will pay tribute to the former coach, who passed away on Nov. 29, 1985, by hosting the 23rd annual Art Kraft Tournament. This already has become one of the most prestigious events in the country. It has attracted teams and individuals from Wisconsin, Michigan, Minnesota, New York, Pennsylvania and, of course, Illinois. This year’s cast looks to be even more impressive. There are several returning All-Americans and more than 110 wrestlers slated to compete.


Art Kraft Tournament Champions 118-125 1990—Matt Yinger—Cuyahoga 1991—Scott Zapadka—Cuyahoga 1992—Leconte Merril—Cuyahoga 1993—David Mahoney—Unattached 1994—Shawn Contos—Cuyahoga 1995—Jessie Montez—Triton 1996—Phil Byrd—UW-Whitewater 1997—Neil Rodak—Unattached 1998—Toan Pham—Northern Ill. 1999—Ricky Gaitan—Triton 2000—Kris Craig—Unattached 2001—Stacy Menefee—Niagara 2002—Nick Vogt—Meramec 2003—Adam Vogt—Meramec 2004—Rashad Riley—Lincoln 2005—Shane McKershie—Muskegon 2006—Ray Stephans—Unattached 2007—Andy St. Germain—Harper 2008—Tico Baez—Waubonsee 2009—Mark Johnson—Lincoln 2010—T.T. Pratter—Rend Lake 2011—Jose Torres—Triton 126-133 1990—Don Davis—Belleville 1991—Don Davis—Unattached 1992—Jon Noble—Cuyahoga 1993—Matt Hayes—Unattached 1994—Ken Keller—Cuyahoga 1995—Lance Parsons—Unattached 1996—Marc Bullard—Cuyahoga 1997—Marc Bullard—Cuyahoga 1998—Darnell Ruffin—Muskegon 1999—Chad Hoehn—Unattached 2000—Jason Rogers—UWWhitewater 2001—Chino Duran—Harper 2002—Bobby Jo Maldanodo—Harper


2003—Thomas Campbell—Meramec 2004—Rob Sherry—Meramec 2005—Tol Clavin—Lincoln 2006—Kenny Jordan—Lincoln 2007—Cartice Lloyd—Harper 2008—Eric Ellington—Rend Lake 2009—Eric Ellington—Rend Lake 2010—Brendon Murphy—SIU-E 2011—Connor Infelise—Harper 134-141 1990—Ray Broukal—Lincoln 1991—Chris Ranallo—Cuyahoga 1992—Raheem Whitaker—Cuyahoga 1993—Jason Hovis—Forest Park 1994—Jerry Grammes—Cuyahoga 1995—Mike Ridings—Unattached 1996—T.J. Slay—Meramec 1997—Dave Kabbe—Triton 1998—Brent Schneider—UW Oshkosh 1999—Shawn Skinner—Cuyahoga 2000—Tony LaCuyer—Waubonsee 2001—Nick Karls—UW Whitewater 2002—Bill Morello—Niagara 2003—Chris Revenna—Lincoln 2004—Marcus Cobbs—Unattached 2005—Quantarrius Wilson— Unattached 2006—Josh Lange—Niagara 2007—Josh Lehman—Harper 2008—Tyler Holloway—Unattached 2009—Larry Baca—Elmhurst 2010—Sean Turner—Muskegon 2011—Ethan Raley—Lincoln 142-149 1990—Sean Hill—Lincoln 1991—Rich Straub—UW-Whitewater 1992—Roberto Rivera—Belleville

1993—Eugene Johnson—Muskegon 1994—Raheem Whitaker—Cuyahoga 1995—Brandon Chappell— Muskegon 1996—Alan Cartwright—Unattached 1997—Larry Evans—Unattached 1998—R. Harris—Cuyahoga 1999—Brad Narvaez—Unattached 2000—Dan Hawley—Niagara 2001—Chris Lee—Triton 2002—Mark Dickman—Meramec 2003—Mike Rio—Harper 2004—Emmanuel Brooks—Lincoln 2005—Tony Martin—Lincoln 2006—Justin Hale—Lincoln 2007—Justin Hale—Lincoln 2008—Geoff Doss—Unattached 2009—Nate Stadeker—Harper 2010—Kyle Windquist—Muskegon 2011—Donnie Simpson—Harper 150-157 1990—Corey Davis—Grand Rapids 1991—Chad Gron—Cuyahoga 1992—Joe Widlowski—Waubonsee 1993—Mearion Bickhem—Triton 1994—Ron Stonitch—Unattached 1995—Bryon Chandler—Unattached 1996—Matt Werner—UWWhitewater 1997—Alan Cartwright—Triton 1998—L. Mackesy—Cuyahoga 1999—Ryan Ruddy—Muskegon 2000—Nathan Martinez— Unattached 2001—Brendan Harwell—Harper 2002—Rick Lamas—Elmhurst 2003—Billy Johnson—Muskegon 2004—Tyler Williams—Lincoln


2005—Dallas Hesseltine and Craig Tokarski 2006—Dallas Hesseltine—Harper 2007—Darren Olsen—Lincoln 2008—Bryce Lumzy—Lincoln 2009—Bryce Lumzy—Lincoln 2010—Isaac Ervin—SIU-E 2011—Chris Gonzalez—Harper 158-165 1990—Lee Wilson—Unattached 1991—Joe Wier—Belleville 1992—Willie Ennels—Cuyahoga 1993—Mark Hughes—Unattached 1994—Steve Kosarko—Cuyahoga 1995—Roger Cain—Muskegon 1996—Jason Holmes—Muskegon 1997—Matt Werner—UWWhitewater 1998—Luke Davis—Unattached 1999—Anton Hall—Muskegon 2000—Anton Hall—Muskegon 2001—Jason Kruger—UW Whitewater 2002—Chris Lee—Triton 2003—Justin Dibbern—Muskegon 2004—Larry Short—Triton 2005—Adam O’Neil—Harper 2006—Justin Milos—Harper 2007—Tyrell Riley—Niagara 2008—James Perez—Rend Lake 2009—P.J. Starnes—Unattached 2010—Daniel Threlkeld—Elmhurst 2011—Mike Ryan—Elmhurst 167-174 1990—Shawn Kaminski—Cuyahoga 1991—Chad Gautcher—Northern Ill. 1992—Joe Wier—Belleville 1993—Chad Kroeze—Ellsworth 1994—Scott Sheets—Cuyahoga 1995—Tim Duggan—Triton 1996—Kyle Pucek—UW-Whitewater 1997—John Venne—Unattached 1998—Curt Wiebelhaus—UW Oshkosh 1999—Josh Wade—UW-Whitewater 2000—Ryan Toshner—UW-Whitewater 2001—Keanti Lane—Muskegon 2002—Eric Wiseman—Niagara 2003—A.J. Blahut—Lincoln 2004—Dustin Gordon—Lincoln 2005—Jason Zastrow—Unattached 2006—Travis Hammons—Triton 2007—Jordan McKiernan—Muskegon 2008—Mike Palermo—Unattached 2009—Frank Savegnago—Elmhurst 2010—Khari Washington—Harper 2011—Khari Washington—Unattached 177-184 1990—Jim Furguson—Waubonsee 1991—Dan Colace—Belleville 1992—Eric Robinson—Triton 1993—Dennis Slomski—Unattached


1994—Lenny Popp—Unattached 1995—Tony Buchek—Meramec 1996—Tony Buchek—Meramec 1997—Deshon Burks—Unattached 1998—Jeff Ultes—Unattached 1999—Ricky Flores—North Central 2000—Adam Sesso—Unattached 2001—Hank Jantony—Cuyahoga 2002—Matt Sassolino—Triton 2003—Matt Sassolino—Elmhurst 2004—Neal Kemp—Triton 2005—Dallas Mitchell—Minnesota West 2006—Jayce Waggoners— Rend Lake 2007—Cory Moore—Muskegon 2008—Seth Holt—Muskegon 2009—Arber Bebo—Harper 2010—Austin Morehead—Rend Lake 2011—Michael Johnson—Lincoln 190-197 1990—Tom Chernich—Triton 1991—Dave Andrews—Muskegon 1992—Rich Murry—Unattached 1993—Joe Johnston—Muskegon 1994—Justin Selby—Unattached 1995—Jose Medina—Triton 1996—Brandon Perrin—Cuyahoga 1997—Bill Walter—Triton 1998—Josh Grunwald—Unattached 1999—Rob Marvin—Muskegon 2000—Greg Hartlaub—Cuyahoga 2001—Mike Walden—Muskegon 2002—Dave Anderson—Elmhurst 2003—Joe Tulip—Unattached 2004—Dan Vizcaya—Waubonsee 2005—Humberto De La Osa— Waubonsee 2006—Ryan Sutton—Meremec 2007—Chad Friend—Muskegon 2008—Chad Friend—Muskegon 2009—Justin Leonard—Muskegon 2010—Trent Flegal—Muskegon 2011—Matt Dwyer—Lincoln Heavyweight 1990—Brian Keck—Cuyahoga 1991—Brian Keck—Cuyahoga 1992—Jerome Burney—Grand Rapids 1993—Wade Kroeze—Ellsworth 1994—Ryan Collins—Cuyahoga 1995—Rich McPhee—Triton 1996—Tim Ellis—Unattached 1997—Phil Clamm—UW-Whitewater 1998—Wilbert Ellis—Waubonsee 1999—Marco Hernandez— Waubonsee 2000—Dave Berglund and Brian Mingus—UW-Whitewater 2001—Brian Mingus— UW-Whitewater 2002—Joe Kirwan—Meramec

2003—Ryan Menner—Meramec 2004—Marino Eatman—Unattached 2005—Marino Eatman—Unattached 2006—Chris Schiewe—Triton 2007—David Wyper—Muskegon 2008—Matt McLaughlin—Rend Lake 2009—Corey Anderson—Lincoln 2010—Adam Chalfant—Harper 2011—Lance Moore—Niagara Most Valuable 1990—Brian Keck—Cuyahoga 1991—Dan Colace—Belleville 1992—Roberto Rivera—Belleville 1993—Mearion Bickhem—Triton 1994—Jerry Grammes—Cuyahoga 1995—Mike Ridings—Meramec 1996—Marc Bullard—Cuyahoga 1997—Alan Cartwright—Triton 1998—R. Harris—Cuyahoga 1999—Anton Hall—Muskegon 2000—Anton Hall—Muskegon 2001—Hank Jantony—Cuyahoga 2002—Bill Morello—Niagara 2003—Mike Rio—Harper 2004—Larry Short—Triton 2005—Adam O’Neil—Harper 2006—Kenny Jordan—Lincoln 2007—Cartice Lloyd—Harper 2008—Tico Baez—Waubonsee 2009—P. J. Starnes—Unattached 2010—Brendon Murphy—SIU-E 2011—Donnie Simpson—Harper Most Falls 1990—Frank James—Phoenix 1991—Kevin Uphouse—Cuyahoga 1992—Kevin Gue—Unattached 1993—Pat O’Shea—Triton 1994—Cory Royal—Unattached 1995—Rich McPhee—Triton 1996—Phil Byrd—UW-Whitewater 1997—Phil Klamm—UW-Whitewater 1998—Dan Blagaich—Triton 1999—Larry Evans—Triton 2000—Joey Navarro—Triton 2001—Josh Collins—Lincoln 2002—Isaiah Johnson—Lincoln 2003—Justin Dibbern—Muskegon 2004—Rashad Riley—Lincoln 2005—John Webb—Muskegon 2006—Kenny Jordan—Lincoln 2007—Josh Lehman—Harper 2008—DJ Rackley—Harper 2009—Jon Debuono—Elmhurst 2010—Fred Moses—Lincoln 2011—Ethan Raley—Lincoln


Triton College

NJCAA National Qualifiers, All-Americans 1968-1985 Head Coach - Art Kraft 1968 Four national qualifiers 1969 Clemon DeLane, 167, 1st Ray Farries, 130, 3rd Andrew Somora, 191, 3rd David Wells, 177, 2nd Errol Wilson, 152, 1st, AA-3rd 1970 Steve Almada, 118, 1st Philip Janeteas, 126, 1st R.P. Whitaker, 134, 3rd Raymond Farries, 142, 1st James Ebbole, 150, 3rd George Beene, 158, 1st, AA-1st Clemon DeLane, 167, 1st, AA-1st Paul Remick, 190, 3rd 1971 Thomas Infusino, 118, 5th Steve Almada, 126, 1st, AA-2nd Joe DiPrizio, 134, 2nd Willie Smith, 142, 1st, AA-6th George Beene, 158, 1st, AA 1st Mike Kerr, 177, 2nd Walt McNeela, 190, 1st 1972 Rich Skelnik, 134, 2nd Joe DiPrizio, 142, 1st Rich Haddock, 158, 2nd Art Mohorn, 190, 1st, AA-4th 1973 No Qualifiers 1974 Mike Lawrence, 118, 3rd Ron Lemanczyk, 142, 2nd Sean Grennan, 158, 3rd Frank Urso, 167, 2nd Ray Greeley, 190, 1st, AA-5th 1975 Dave Jenkins, 118, 3rd Bill Unhock, 158, 3rd Russ Weglarz, 177, 2nd Dave Berousek, Hwt, 3rd 1976 John Keane, 134 Denny Moore, 150, 1st, AA-Champion, OW


Jose Nino, 177 Sam Carson, 190 John Nino, Hwt, 1st, AA-5th 1977 Dan Urie, 118, 3rd Gregg Moore, 158, 1st, AA-1st, OW Jim Thomas, 177, 1st Bob Ruzich, 167, 1st, AA-5th Sam Carson, 190, 1st, AA-3rd John Nino, 285, 1st, AA-1st 1978 Willie Staples, 134, AA-2nd Jeff Hoss, 142, AA-4th Greg Moore, 158, 1st, AA-1st OW Jim Thomas, 167, AA-3rd 1979 Ron Stewart, 177, 2nd Rich Brown, 134, AA-3rd Jeff Hoss, 142, 1st, AA-5th Mike Carter, 285, 2nd, AA-4th Rick Romano, 158, 3rd 1980 Tom Robertson, 158, 3rd Francis Brantley, 285, 2nd 1981 Ron McFarland, 126, 1st Ken Willaims, 134, 2nd Vincent Jones, 142, 2nd Lionel Keys, 150, 1st Michael Foy, 167, 2nd Freddie Wilson, 177, 1st, AA-6th Tom Robertson, 190, 2nd Francis Brantley, 1st 1982 Joe Johnson, 126, 1st Eddie Baker, 134, 1st Vincent Jones, 142, 1st Lionell Keyes, 158, AA-2nd Michael Foy, 167, 2nd Carl Davis, 190, 1st, AA-5th George Fraher, 285, 1st, AA-3rd 1983 Jay Gegenheimer, 118, 1st, AA-7th Joe Johnson, 126, 1st, AA-7th Russell Jackson, 134, 1st, AA-3rd Bruce Baker, 150, 1st, Carl Foreside, 158, 2nd Reggie Wilson, 167, 1st, AA-Champion OW Freddie Wilson, 177, 1st, AA-3rd

Carl Davis, 190, 1st, AA-Champion Dave Besser, 285, 2nd, AA-3rd 1984 Chris Riley, 118, 2nd Lenal Brinson, 126, 1st, AA-2nd Mike Gilsdorf, 134, 1st, AA-2nd Maurice Harrison, 150, 1st, AA-Champion John Bonello, 158, 1st, AA-4th Don Lullo, 167, 1st Reggie Wilson, 177, 1st, AA-Champion,OW Derrick Wauldroup, 190, 1st, AA-Champion Tom Erikson, 285, 1st, AA-Champion 1985 Chris Riley, 118, 1st, AA-5th Gino Malfeo, 126, 2nd Ken Sroka, 134, 3rd, AA-4th Mike Gilsdorf, 142, 1st, AA-Champion John Fessler, 150, 1st Steve Case, 167, 2nd Tom Hoy, 177, 1st, AA-8th Les Arp, 190, 3rd Tom Erikson, 285, 1st, AA-Champion, OW

1986 Head Coach - Rex Branum 1986 Joe Arminas, 118, 1st, AA-6th Joe Williams, 126, 3rd, AA-4th Kevin Byrd, 134, Jim Gloudeman, 142, Shawn Kelly, 150, Rodney Lemon, 158, Alonzo Nalls, 167, 2nd, AA-2nd Scott Winkleman, 177, Copache Tyler, 190, 3rd, AA-2nd

1987-1989 Head Coach - Clem DeLane 1987 Reggie Ratliff, 118, 1st Robert Young, 134, 3rd, AA-7th Jim Gloudeman, 142, 2nd, AA-6th Ed Rossolille, 177, 2nd 1988 Reggie Ratliff, 118, 2nd Willie Edwards, 142, 3rd Joe Arquilla, 150, 3rd Dion Embrey, 167, 3rd


Jerry Dafron, 285, 3rd 1989 Derrick Brooks, 118, 1st Oliver Richmond, 126, 3rd, Robert Young, 134, 2nd, AA-2nd Tim Hopkins, 142, 3rd Alan Brown, 190, 3rd

1990-Present Head Coach - Harry McGinnis 1990 Tobias Thurman, 118, 3rd Tim Hopkins, 150, 2nd, AA-5th Larry Follrad, 167, 1st Tom Chernich, 190, 3rd 1991 No Qualifiers 1992 Keith Davis, 134, 2nd, AA-7th Bill Hawkins, 150, 3rd, AA-8th Eric Robinson, 167, 1st, AA-4th Bill Kamberis, 177, 3rd Erick Campbell, 285, 2nd 1993 Tom Matsuda, 134, 1st Mearion Bickhem, 150, 2nd Mike Lechtenberg, 177, 3rd Ken Yeoh, 190, 2nd 1994 Mike Burns, 118, 1st Rick Robinson, 126, 3rd Mearion Bickhem, 150, 2nd, AA-4th Mike Lechtenberg, 177, 2nd, AA-4th Pat O’Shea, 285, 2nd, AA-6th 1995 Matt Zeman, 142, 1st, AA-4th Joe Cartwright, 158, 2nd, AA-7th Jose Medina, 177, 2nd, AA-5th Rich McPhee, 285, 1st 1996 Jessie Montez, 118, 2nd Tim Duggan, 167, 1st Jose Median, 177, 1st, AA-2nd Rich McPhee, 285, 1st 1997 Juan Martinez, 118, 2nd, AA-8th Jessie Montez, 126, 1st, AA-2nd Miguel Phillips, 134, 1st Reggie Wright, 142, 1st, AA-3rd Rodney Lester, 150, WC Tim Donnahue, 158, 2nd, AA-7th


George Spacek, 167, 3rd DeShon Burks, 177, 2nd, AA-7th Anthony Calcagno, 285, 2nd 1998 Kevin Nakamoto, 118, 2nd Juan Martinez, 126, 1st Miguel Phillips, 134, 3rd Larry Evans, 142, 1st Alan Cartwright, 150, 2nd, AA-7th Josh Cannon, 158, 2nd George Spacek, 167, 2nd DeShon Burks, 177, 2nd, AA-7th Bill Walters, 190, 2nd, AA-4th J.J. Ruprecht, 285, 1st, AA-7th 1999 Aaron Pineda, 125, 2nd Jim Moore, 133, 1st Paul Orange, 141, 3rd Dan Blagaich, 157, 2nd, AA-4th Craig Lorek, 165, 1st Todd Murphy, 184, 2nd Terry Martin, 197, 3rd 2000 Enrique Gaitan, 125, 3rd Kyle Anderson, 141, 3rd Keith Davis, 157, 2nd, AA-6th Todd Murphy, 174, 3rd Joe Ravenna, 184, 3rd Jason Lebron, 197, 3rd 2001 Jose Saracco, 125, 3rd A.J. Albrecht, 133, 3rd John Cyrus, 149, 2nd Keith Davis, 165, 1st, AA-4th Matt Sassolino, 174, 1st Jason Lebron, 184, 2nd Joe Ravenna, 197, 2nd Jose Navarro, 285, 2nd 2002 A. J. Albrecht, 125, 3rd Louis Kachiroubas, 141, 2nd Chris Lee, 149, WC John Cyrus, 157, 1st John Sklena, 165, WC Tony Barajas, 197, 3rd 2003 Brandon Sandefur, 125, 3rd Ricardo Serment, 149, 2nd John Sklena, 157, WC Chris Lee, 165, WC Matt Sassolino, 184, 1st 2004 Brandon Sandefur, 125, 3rd

Donte Burney, 141, 4th Ricardo Serment, 165, 3rd Bob Garcia, 174, 5th Tommie Lymon, 184, 5th Kurt Tokarski, 197, 5th 2005 George Horvath, 133, 4th Eric Pollard, 141, 4th Larry Short, 165, 1st Neal Kemp, 184, 2nd Dwayne Coleman, 197, 4th Zach Dutton, 285, WC 2006 Dionte Lacy, 133, 1st, AA-7th Jeremy Powell, 141, 1st, AA-4th Matt Burns, 174, 4th Neal Kemp, 184, 2nd, AA-7th Jason James, 197, 4th, AA-7th Chris Schiewe, 285, 4th 2007 Dionte Lacy, 133, 3rd, AA-6th Mike Palermo, 141, 2nd Jerry Gedin, 149, 4th Brian Everett, 157, 2nd Travis Hammons, 174, 1st, AA-1st Chris Schiewe, 285, 2nd 2008 Jamal Williams, 125, 4th Evon Russell, 141, 4th Edward Williams, 149, 4th Steve Catalano, 184, 4th 2009 Tony Reyes, 125, 4th Vince Vallez, 133, 5th Mike Palermo, 174, 2nd, AA-8th Steve Catalano, 184, 6th Dustin Bles, 285, 4th 2010 Vince Vallez, 133, 6th Moises Menendez, 157, 5th DeAngelo Chambers, 197, 5th Dustin Bles, 285, 2nd 2011 No Qualifiers 2012 Jose Torres, 125, 2nd, AA-4th Devante McCloud, 133, 5th Travis Fuller, 141, 5th Jose Mariscal, 149, 4th Jeremy Walters, 157, 4th Lenny Kuspa, 165, 4th Christian Alcantara, 184, 4th


NJCAA, National Wrestling Coaches Association, Illinois Wrestling Coaches and Officials Association

Hall of Fame

Art Kraft Triton Coach—1967-1985 NJCAA Coach of the Year—1977, 1983, 1984 Illinois Wrestling Coaches and Officials Association Hall of Fame—1979 Inducted into NJCAA Hall of Fame—1980 National Wrestling Hall of FameIllinois Chapter—2001

George Beene

Reggie Wilson

158 lbs. Champion—1970, 1971 Inducted into NJCAA Hall of Fame—1983

167 lbs. and 177 lbs. Champion—1983, 1984 Two-time Tournament MVP Inducted into NJCAA Hall of Fame—1996

Alonzo Nalls

Copache Tyler

1986—Second at 167 Inducted into NJCAA Hall of Fame—2001

1986—Second at 190 Inducted into NJCAA Hall of Fame—2003


Rex Branum

Harry McGinnis

Triton Coach—1985-86 Illinois Wrestling Coaches and Officials Association Hall of Fame—1994 Inducted into NJCAA Hall of Fame—2001

Triton Coach—1989-Present NJCAA Coach of the Year—1997 Inducted into NJCAA Hall of Fame—2002 Illinois Wrestling Coaches and Officials Association Hall of Fame—2006

Tom Erikson

Derrick Waldroup

Heavyweight 190 lbs. Champion—1984, 1985 Champion—1984 Tournament MVP—1985 Illinois Wrestling Coaches and Officials Illinois Wrestling Coaches and Officials Association Hall of Fame—1996 Association Hall of Fame—1996 Inducted into NJCAA Hall of Fame—1998 Inducted into NJCAA Hall of Fame—1997

Mike Gilsdorf

John Nino

134-142 lbs. Second Place at 134–1984 National Champion at 142–1985 Inducted into NJCAA Hall of Fame—1999

1976—Fifth Place at Hwt. 1977—National Champion at Hwt. Inducted into NJCAA Hall of Fame—2000


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