Ursinus Preview D3 Wrestling
In 2007, Ursinus won their fifth consecutive Centennial title and Head Coach Bill Racich picked up his 400th career win. That they managed to win the conference with no champions shows their depth, but also shows where the team would like to improve their number of national qualifiers. Their lone qualifier (Kingsland) returns, though he will be up at 133, perhaps switching weight classes with Trevor Beard, a former F&M transfer. Mike Schwager, who placed 12th in all of the NCAA with 19 falls, returns at 165. New additions include Delaware runner-up Matt Turtle and coaches Maldwyn Cooper (former Canadian World Team Member) and Pat North (2x All-American at RIT).
School: Ursinus College
Head Coach: Bill Racich
Years at School: 28
Assistant Coaches: Josh Mangle, Patrick North, Ron Tirpak, Maldwyn Cooper, Pat Curry, Lee Cox, Bruce Krueger, Mike McCauley
2006-2007 Dual Meet Record: 13-1
2007 NCAA Place: –
2007 National Qualifying Tournament Place: 1st Centennial
Returning NCAA Qualifiers and All-Americans: Steve Kingsland 2x qualifier
Total Number of Returning Starters: 8
Notable Incoming Freshmen:
Mat Turtle (149) 2nd DE, 127 HS wins
Luke Benko (165) MD placer
Jared Ellis (157) HI Placer
Nate Murren (184), Joe Sperlak (285)
125: Trevor Beard/ Kyle Bahm
133: Steve Kingsland/Donie Lambert
141: James Bloom/ Danny Glover
149: Chris Springer/ Matt Turtle/ Tim Hulme
157: Jordan Baumeister/ Dave Breines/Jared Ellis
165: Mike Schwager/Luke Benko
174: Jon McCarthy/Brian Hindle
184: Nate Murren/Erich Wolf/Ed Minelli
197: Harry Keyser/ Martin Guy
285: Matt Williams/ Dan Witmer/Joe Sperlak
Last edited by Schlottke; 10-05-2007 at 10:43 AM.
Re: Ursinus Preview D3 Wrestling
New assistant coach Maldwyn Cooper is also a 3rd or 4th degree black belt in judo. Expect to see some Ursinus kids hitting footsweeps and arm throws this year. Maldwyn is an excellent coach, and really helped my son progress in judo, in spite of the fact that Desmond beat Maldwyns son in the finals of the PA state judo championships a couple of years ago :-) ! Class act and a great addition to Ursinus.
btw - Ursinus also got a tough freshman from Chestnut Hill Academy - Malcomb Taylor. Malcomb just missed AA status @ 152 in the national Prep championships last year. Tough, smart, hard-working kid.
Last edited by MOJO; 10-07-2007 at 03:12 PM.
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