JWU started wrestling in 1997 and this past year won the NEWA for the first time in school history. The Wildcats had finished 2nd four times to Springfield College. The mark of 20-3 in 2006-2007 now stands as the best dual meet record for the Wildcats. With one of the best schedules in Division III wrestling JWU is still trying to keep pace with the nations elite. With nine returning starters, they seem poised to do just that.
School: Johnson & Wales University
Head Coach: Lonnie Morris
Years at School: 11th Season
Assistant Coaches: Brian Allen (9th Season), James Gilbert (5th season)
2006-2007 Dual Meet Record: 20-3
2007 NCAA Place: 14th
2007 National Qualifying Tournament Place: 1st NEWA
Returning NCAA Qualifiers and All-Americans: 3 Brandon McDonough 125, Steve Martell 165 and Diego Crespo 197
Total Number of Returning Starters: 9
Notable Incoming Freshmen: Brian Powers 125, Juan Vega 157, Sean DeDeyn Hwt.
Notable transfers: Patrick Wayne (Edinboro)
125: Brandon McDonough Sr/Mike Bastante So.
133: Patrick Wayne Jr/Mike Bastante So.
141: Travis Tremblay So.
149: Robert Doherty Sr/Stephen EberleÂ* Jr
157: Peter Reilly Sr/Juan VegaÂ* Fr
165: Steve Martell Sr/Pete Reilly
174: Jerome Owens Jr
184: Bryan Lenhardt Jr
197: Diego Crespo Sr
285: Sean DeDeyn Fr