“We understand how wrestling is a pretty hard sport, and although I can see why people dread it, once the season starts, so does this welcoming atmosphere where everyone wants to win and just be a team, which makes it fun to be involved with,” said Ingraham.
“As a captain, I just want to be supportive. I want to be a captain that leads by example, a captain that pushes the team in a positive direction, and one that makes them want to come back the next day and work even harder.”
Coach: Mike Curley (5th season)
Last year’s record: 3-17-2
Key returning wrestlers: Charlie Galanis, soph., 113 lbs; Mike Gallanar, jr., 126 lbs; Dave Ingraham, sr., 132 lbs; Chris Paquette, sr., 145 lbs.
Newcomers: Carsten LaPlante, fr., 106 lbs; Jovan Geronimo, fr., 120 lbs.
Strengths: Most athletic team in recent history.
Coach’s outlook: “We have a rich mixture of skill-sets on the team this year. In the lower weights we have some great technicians and in the upper weights we have some very physical wrestlers. As a coach, I would like to see team members learning from each other.”
Coach: Dennis Puleo (10th season)
Last year’s record: 8-13
Key returning wrestlers: Tom Funk, sr., 120 lbs; Jeff Funk, sr., 138-145 lbs; Mike McCarron, sr., 170 lbs; Kevin Clark, sr., 132-138 lbs; Bret Connolly, jr., 152 lbs; Kyle Knox, soph., 113 lbs; Joe Garfi, soph., 132 lbs; Josh Wesolowski, soph., 132 lbs; Alex Hean, sr., 120 lbs; Sean Clohisy, jr., 195 lbs; Niki Crawford, jr., 106 lbs.
Newcomers: Ryan Walsh, jr., 126 lbs; Nick Bonasoro, jr., 220 lbs; Trevor Pereira, sr., 182 lbs; Dylan Cebula, jr., 120 lbs; Mike Sullivan, soph., 132 lbs; Colin Bode, fr., 170 lbs; Noah Mahli, fr., 160 lbs; Joe Raimondi, fr., 132 lbs; Garrett Lischke, fr., 106 lbs.
Strengths: Four experienced seniors.
Concerns: Lack of depth. Unable to fill several weight classes.