Preview: Week of 11/13/2016

PICTURES! Monday, 3:30pm.
To be fair, "If you're reading this, it's too late."  (Yes, that was just because I wanted to quote Drake)

Hopefully your wrestler brought the forms home!

MAROON AND WHITE NIGHT: Wednesday, 11/17, 5:30 @ East Campus Gym.
Our annual intra-squad matchups are listed incorrectly on the schedule - they are definitely on Wednesday, NOT Thursday.  Maroon and White night is one of the many factors that helps the coaching staff to determine the starting line-up as we head into the season.

We'll be selling them again this year - $40 for Fight Shorts, $35 for Compression Shorts.  Orders only go through with a minimum team purchase total of 12 each.  Both of these are extremely durable, and well worth the investment.  And, as an added bonus, you'll look snazzy.

Week 1 Recap

Not much to say here - practice started and everything is off and running!  It was a good, smooth week, and leaves us looking forward to the upcoming week, and Maroon & White Night! 

Also of note are some changes this year.  Jameson Oster, just off of a successful NCAA career at Northwestern University, has joined the coaching staff.  He filled an assistant coaching spot vacated by his brother, Chris Oster, who moved out East to pursue his PhD.  Former heavyweight standout and current Roy Nelson lookalike Mike Tetlow also joined the coaching staff this season. Additionally, former Lockport standout, multiple-time All-American and Greco-Roman World Team member Mark Stenberg has also come aboard as a coach this season.

So that they don't get lost in the results below, we also have some other coaching news to report - three former Lockport wrestlers have been named head coach at their respective schools this year.  Jake Oster, Class of 2005, takes over at Yorkville High School, where he has served as an assistant for the past few years.  His first dual?  Lockport.  More on that next week.  Pat Innocente, Class of 2011, is taking over the helm at Dusable High School in Chicago for this season.  Meanwhile, up in Michigan, Eric Dietz, Class of 2011, has been named head coach at Grand Rapids East High School.  Best of luck to all!

Alumni Recap

Shayne Oster (Northwestern University): Shayne has started his collegiate career well, going 3-0 thus far as a true freshman.  In his first collegiate match, Oster picked up a fall over Mason Williams of the University of Chicago in 1:20.  Oster scored a decision over North Central's Ben Williamson, 8-1, in his second match.  Yesterday, Oster won by 14-3 major decision over Cal Poly's Joshua Cortez in his first match against Division I competition.  Matt Storniolo, head coach at Northwestern, was quoted by"Shayne isn't your typical true freshman," Storniolo said. "He is extremely comfortable on the mat, and he stays cool, calm and collected no matter the position and finds a way to come out on top."

Brad Johnson (University of Oklahoma): On November 2, Brad picked up a 3-1 TB1 victory over teammate Lance Dixon in Oklahoma's Annual Red/White Scrimmage (Wrestle-Off).  Today, Johnson competed at the Journeyman/Asics Collegiate Classic, in the 197A pool, placing 2nd.  Johnson picked up a 5-4 decision victory over Ben Haas of Lehigh and an 8-1 decision over Eric Peissig of Wisconsin before dropping a respectable 10-4 decision to 2nd ranked Brett Pfarr of Minnesota.

Shaun'Qae McMurtry (Northern Illinois University): Qae opened up his senior season today, posting a 2-1 record at the Purdue duals.  Qae posted a 5-2 decision win over Reid Stanley (Bloomsburg) and a 5-4 decision over Barry McGinley (University of Indianapolis) before dropping a 7-4 decision to Purdue's Dylan Lydy.

Dan Radcliffe, Eddie Ginnan, Chris Murino (Central College): While we would usually split these up, given that each of these gentlemen competed for the same school in the same tournament, we're going to group it together this week.  Radcliffe, who transferred to Central this year, posted a 4-1 record en route to a 3rd place finish at 141 pounds.  Eddie Ginnan posted a 2-1 record at 157 pounds before medical forfeiting his final two matches to finish in 6th place.  Chris Murino, competing at 285, did not place, posting a 1-2 record, with his first loss coming in a heartbreaking overtime defeat.

Vince Dietz (St. Cloud State University): Dietz has yet to face any outside opponents this season, but he picked up a 24-8 tech fall decision over teammate Trae Story at St. Cloud's Black/Red Classic.  Dietz is up at the 197 pound weight class this year.

Haley Augello (King University): Augello was one of a handful of the Showcase Matches at the prestigious NWCA All-Star Classic last Sunday, alongside matches featuring top-10 wrestlers at every NCAA weight, Augello picked up a 7-4 victory over Oklahoma City University's Becka Leathers, who happens to be Haley's training partner from Rio.  Yesterday, Haley helped King University to its 3rd consecutive Patriot Duals Championship at the University of the Cumberlands.  Wrestling up at 58kg/130lbs (Augello competed in the Olympics at 48kg/105.8lbs and is ranked 1st by the WCWA at 116lbs), Augello posted a 2-0 record, with technical fall victories in the first and last duals of the tournament. In the championship dual against Simon Fraser University, Augello's 10-0 tech fall gave King a 13-10 lead which they never relinquished.

Stay tuned for quicker, shorter updates in the weeks to come!