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    Pacific is a unique school in Division III wrestling in that they rarely wrestle against Division III competition until the Great Lakes Regional. This is not a complete surprise, as the nearest Division III team to Pacific is over 1,500 miles away. Thus, they end up competing against NAIA, NJCAA, Division II, and Division I schools. In dealing with some key losses to graduation, Pacific hopes that the incoming freshmen will help fill the gap left by wrestlers like Kevin Spangler, a 30 match winner of a year ago. With several state champions joining the team, Coach Scott Miller plans to improve upon the team’s 12th place regional finish of 2007 and qualify a wrestler for the NCAA tournament for the first time in several years.

    School: Pacific University
    Head Coach: Scott Miller
    Years at School: 6
    Assistant Coaches: Jacob Pence, Lewis Coy, Kris Sherrill, Kevin Spangler
    2006-2007 Dual Meet Record: 5-11
    2007 NCAA Place: –
    2007 National Qualifying Tournament Place: 12th Great Lakes Regional
    Returning NCAA Qualifiers and All-Americans: –
    Total Number of Returning Starters: 7

    Notable Incoming Freshmen:
    Blaine Shippy (Spokane, WA) State Placewinner
    Matt Kostelnik (Oroville, WA) State Champ
    Kody Kramer (Oroville, WA) State Champ
    Jordan Branson (Sheridan, OR) State Qualifier

    Projected Lineup
    125: Andrew Wolfe
    133: Fausto Baltazar
    141: Trevor Arsenault
    149: Nathan Shay
    157: Justin Barden
    165: Bryson Vivas
    174: Matt Bowe
    184: Nick Locke
    197: Jordan Branson
    285: C.J. Aalona
    Last edited by Schlottke; 10-23-2007 at 10:13 AM.

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