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									Olivet College




   2006-07 wrestling
Defending NCAA DIVISION III MIDWEST REGIONAL CHAMPIONS
TABLE OF CONTENTS                                                                                   QUICK FACTS
 2006-07 Season Preview .............................................................. 1            Location ......................................................... Olivet, MI 49076
 Meet the Comets .......................................................................... 1       Founded ............................................................................... 1844
 Coaching Staff ............................................................................... 2   Enrollment .......................................................................... 1,089
 2006-07 Team Picture/Returning Wrestlers ........................... 3-4                           Nickname ........................................................................ Comets
 Comet Newcomers .................................................................... 5-6           School colors ...................................................... Red and white
 2006-07 Preseason Team and Individual Rankings ................ 6-7                                Affiliation ................................................... NCAA Division III
 Comet Preview by Weight Class ............................................. 8-9                    Conference .............................................................. Independent
 2005-06 Statistics and Results ............................................ 10-11                  President ................................................. Don Tuski ’85, Ph.D.
 Record Book ................................................. 12-Inside back cover                 Director of Athletics .......................................... Tom Shaw ’88
                                                                                                    Associate Athletic Director .......................... Heather Bateman
                                                                                                    Assistant VP for College Relations ..................... Jerry Rashid
                                                                                                    Sports Information Director .............................. Geoff Henson
ABOUT OLIVET COLLEGE                                                                                     Office phone number ................................ (269) 749-7602
                                                                                                    Head Athletic Trainer ........................................... Wendy Leow
                                                                                                    Head Wrestling Coach ............................................ Todd Hibbs
     Established in 1844, Olivet                                                                    Alma mater, year .......................... Mount Union (Ohio), 1989
College is a private, liberal arts                                                                       Office phone number ................................ (269) 749-7671
institution located in south central                                                                     E-mail address .......................... thibbs@olivetcollege.edu
Michigan, between Battle Creek and                                                                       Years at Olivet ............................................................. three
Lansing. Olivet was one of the first                                                                     Record at Olivet ....................................................... 26-4-2
institutions in America to admit                                                                    Assistant Coaches ............................ Tedd Engle, Todd Miller,
women and minorities. The college is                                                                                                         Jeff Therrian and Ahmad Zeaiter
dedicated to its vision of Education
for     Individual      and     Social                                                              2005-06 Record ................................................................ 16-1-1
Responsibility, and remains true to its
roots by providing a quality higher                                                                 Letterwinners returning/lost ............................................... 7/10
education to all, regardless of gender,
race or financial means. Olivet College
is home to more than 1,000 students,
who study under The Olivet Plan. In                Burrage Library
this unique educational experience,
students engage in both curricular and co-curricular programs that
combine real world experiences with lectures and service learning.
     Olivet College offers 28 programs leading to a bachelor of arts
degree, a master of arts in teaching degree, and dual degree programs
with two higher education institutions in Michigan. Olivet is accredited
by the North Central Association of Colleges and Schools.
     The college offers opportunities for students to get involved in
more than 30 clubs and organizations. Approximately 40 percent of
all Olivet students participate in athletics on a non-scholarship basis.
     Olivet consistently has one of the most diverse student
populations of any private institution in Michigan. In a typical year,
the student body includes 20 percent minority students and
international students from 20 countries. All of this makes the campus
community a microcosm of the world – an ideal place for learning to
live and work in the global society of the 21st century.

                                                                                                                        FOR ALL OF THE LATEST NEWS,

THANK YOU!                                                                                                                SCORES AND STATISTICS ON
                                                                                                                           COMET ATHLETICS, VISIT ...
     The coaching staff, student-athletes and all involved with                                                       www.olivetcollege.edu/sports
Olivet College wrestling would like to extend an enormous
THANK YOU to all of our supporters who have helped this
program to thrive in the past two seasons. This includes the
                                                                                                    CREDITS: The 2006-07 Olivet College wrestling guide is a
many groups who have supported us in so many ways, including                                        publication of Olivet’s Office of College Relations. The guide was
friends of the program, alumni, the entire wrestling community,                                     designed and written by Sports Information Director Geoff Henson,
and especially MYWA (Michigan Youth Wrestling Association)                                          with editing by the college relations staff. Individual pictures were
for its continued support. Olivet College wrestling is alive and                                    taken by Mike Gorecki of SPI Photo, while the team picture was
                                                                                                    done by Visual Sports Network. The guide was printed by Graphics 3
well thanks to the support of so many.
                                                                                                    Inc. of Coldwater.
2006-07 SEASON PREVIEW                                            MEET THE COMETS
     The 2006-07 season will be filled with youth and             Name                Yr. Wt.   Hometown/High School
potential for the Olivet College wrestling program. The           Tom Ahlfeld         So. 184   Beaverton/Beaverton
Comets may be a young team, but they expect to contend            Bishara Al-Naber    Jr. 125   Westland/John Glenn
                                                                  Ken Andrews         Sr. 157   Swartz Creek/Swartz Creek
for both regional and national honors. With possibly 8-10
                                                                  Mike Baker          Fr. 165   Constantine/Constantine
freshmen and sophomores starting, the varsity lineup will
                                                                  Joe Bargerstock     Fr. 184   Livonia/Churchill
be younger than most; however, that youth will not be used
                                                                  Adam Barr           Jr. 285   Holt/Holt
to make any competitive excuses.                                  Josh Beischer       Sr. 285   Capac/Capac
     Senior 197-pounder Jeff Wright, and nationally ranked        James Boyd          So. 285   St. Charles, Ill./Stoney Creek
sophomores Jason Brew at 157 pounds and sophomore Kyle            Jason Brew          So. 157   Sparta/Sparta
Vanderhyde at 174 pounds will provide a strong nucleus for        Derek Bunn          Fr. 141   Gaylord/Gaylord
a young and talented squad with lofty goals.                      P.J. Caram          So. 184   Canton/Canton
     Other returning wrestlers to keep an eye on are              Daron Cruickshank   Jr. 184   Inkster/John Glenn
                                                                  Kevin Davis         Sr. 174   Tustin/Pine River
sophomore Kyle Labrecque at 125 pounds, sophomore David
                                                                  Joey Desrochers     So. 165   Nashville/Maple Valley
Szokola at 133 pounds and sophomore Rob Yahrmarkt at
                                                                  Dayne Fletke        Jr. 174   Middleville/Thornapple Kellogg
141 pounds. The Comets also welcome junior Daron
                                                                  Blake Gardner       Fr. 133   Mount Morris/Mount Morris
Cruickshank at 184 pounds to the program. A year ago, he          Brent Hissong       Fr. 141   Haslett/Haslett
wrestled at Muskegon Community College and was the                Greg Jarratt        So. 174   Centreville/Centreville
runner-up at the NJCAA National Championships.                    Kyle Judy           Fr. 149   Homer/Homer
     Last year, Olivet sent an emphatic statement that a once     Andrew Kosinski     Sr. 184   Jackson/Northwest
nationally prominent program had indeed made a full               Kyle Labrecque      So. 125   Battle Creek/Lakeview
comeback. The Comets climbed as high as 10th in the nation        Nick Leon           Fr. 141   Sterling Heights/Henry Ford II
                                                                  Justin Lewis        Fr. 133   Middleville/Thornapple Kellogg
in the NWCA Brute-Adidas Division III dual meet standings,
                                                                  Joe McAllister      Fr. 174   Sault St. Marie/Sault St. Marie
while going 16-1-1 and winning the 2006 NCAA Division
                                                                  Matt McNeil         So. 149   Royal Oak/Kimball
Midwest Regional by nearly 30 points.
                                                                  Blair Mellish       Fr. 125   Silverwood/North Branch
     Individually, Wright and Ryan Newberry advanced to           Andrew Middleton    Fr. 285   Romeo/Romeo
the 2006 NCAA Division III National Championships. This           Sean Misko          Jr. 285   Richmond/Richmond
all occurred with a roster that typically started five freshmen   Anthony Mochty      Fr. 165   Flint/Kearsley
in the lineup.                                                    Josh Osborne        Fr. 125   Mancelona/Mancelona
     Other accomplishments for the Comets included                Darrick Parker      Fr. 174   Bangor/Bangor
tournament titles at the Wabash (Ind.) College Monon Bell         Joel Rozeboom       Sr. 149   Mason/Mason
                                                                  Chris Sandison      Fr. 141   Kent City/Kent City
Duals, Mount Union (Ohio) College Eastern Ohio Duals,
                                                                  Ryan Stump          Fr. 133   Plymouth/Salem
Milwaukee (Wisc.) School of Engineering Invitational and
                                                                  Tucker Surbrook     Jr. 197   Potterville/Potterville
Mid-States Conference Championship.
                                                                  Matt Swab           Fr. 165   Mason/Mason
                                                                  David Szokola       So. 133   Marysville/Marysville
                                                                  James Tanis         So. 285   Jenison/Jenison
                                                                  Ben Temple          Fr. 174   Perry/Perry
                                                                  Joe Troncone        So. 184   Macomb/Centre Line
                                                                  Ron Tyner           Jr. 285   Grand Ledge/Grand Ledge
                                                                  Kyle Vanderhyde     So. 174   Sparta/Sparta
                                                                  Nick Wolf           Jr. 149   Olivet/Olivet
                                                                  Jeff Wright         Sr. 197   Escanaba/Escanaba
                                                                  Rob Yahrmarkt       So. 141   Sparta/Sparta
                                                                  Devin Young         So. 149   Williamston/Williamston
                                                                  Joe Yurisich        Fr. 197   Battle Creek/Harper Creek




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2006-07 COACHING STAFF
HEAD COACH TODD HIBBS
                             Todd Hibbs is beginning his third season           “It’s very exciting to think about the future of Comet wrestling,”
                         as the head wrestling coach at Olivet College.    said Hibbs. “We have an active alumni base, enthusiastic wrestling
                         Hibbs accepted the position as head coach in      parents and fans, and competitors who have high expectations for
                         2004 though it had already been announced         themselves.”
                         that 2004-05 would be the final year for the           Hibbs also serves as an assistant professor in the Health, Physical
                         program. That decision was reversed by the        Education, Recreation and Sports Department. He has wrestling
                         Olivet College Board of Trustees in January       coaching experience from several Ohio high school programs and
                         2005, and the Comets have responded.              previously served as an assistant coach at Michigan State University.
                             Hibbs has posted back-to-back recruiting           As a competitor, Hibbs was a two-time wrestling All-American
                         classes of more than 25 student-athletes, and     and two-time scholar All-American at Mount Union College from
the competition in the Comet wrestling room has improved                   1985-89. He was inducted into the Mount Union Athletic Hall of
accordingly. In 2006 the Comets posted a 16-1-1 record, going              Fame in 2005. He also was a three-time Wheaton Invitational champion
undefeated in Division III dual meets and won the NCAA Midwest             and three-time Ohio Athletic Conference (OAC) champion, while
Regional. Hibbs was named Midwest Regional coach of the year and           leading the Purple Raiders to four OAC team titles.
was a finalist for national coach of the year as the Comets finished the        Hibbs earned a master’s degree from Michigan State University,
season fourth in the nation academically with a 3.395 GPA, and 11th        with a specialization in sport psychology. He resides in Battle Creek
in the final dual meet standings.                                          with wife, Karen Kane, and 2-year-old daughter, Kayla Juliet.




ASSISTANT COACH TEDD ENGLE                                                 ASSISTANT COACH TODD MILLER
                            Tedd Engle is in his second year as Hibbs’                                 Former Comet wrestler Todd Miller begins
                        head assistant coach.                                                      his second season as an assistant coach.
                            Engle, a 1991 graduate of Olivet, is the                                   Miller, a 2005 graduate of Olivet, was a four-
                        winningest wrestler in school history, as he                               year letterwinner and a three-time Scholar All-
                        compiled a 162-36-3 record. Engle was a two-                               American. He is involved with the program via
                        time NCAA Division III All-American. He                                    weekly visits to the practice room.
                        placed sixth at the 1990 and 1991 NCAA                                         Miller resides in Kentwood and is enrolled
                        Championships.                                                             in the veterinary school at Michigan State
                            Engle lives in Battle Creek and has coached                            University.
wrestling at various high schools in the Battle Creek and surrounding
communities.




ASSISTANT COACH JEFF THERRIAN                                              ASSISTANT COACH AHMAD ZEAITER
                          Jeff Therrian begins his first season as an                                  Ahmad Zeaiter is also in his first season
                     assistant coach.                                                              as an assistant coach for Olivet.
                          Therrian has coaching experience at                                          A 2005 graduate of Olivet, Zeaiter was a
                     Williamston and Mason high schools. While at                                  Scholar All-American and Mid-States
                     Williamston, Therrian co-coached his team to                                  Conference champion during his senior season.
                     the state championship.                                                           Zeaiter lives in Lansing and is employed
                          Therrian earned a bachelor’s degree from                                 as a commercial underwriter at Citizens
                     Michigan State University (MSU) in 1981. While                                Insurance in Howell.
                     at MSU, he finished in third-place at the Big 10
Championships and qualified for the1980 NCAA Division I National
Championships.




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2006-07 WRESTLING TEAM




FRONT ROW (from left): Kyle Labrecque, Blair Mellish, Bishara Al-Naber, Ryan Stump, Josh Osborne, Derek Bunn, Nick Wolf, Justin Lewis,
Blake Gardner and David Szokola
SECOND ROW (from left): Joel Rozeboom, Daron Cruickshank, Andrew Middleton, Joe Troncone, Devin Young, Kyle Judy, Rob Yahrmarkt,
Mike Baker, Greg Jarratt, Nick Leon and Jason Brew
THIRD ROW (from left): Darrick Parker, Matt McNeil, Ken Andrews, Kevin Davis, Brent Hissong, Head Coach Todd Hibbs, Assistant Coach
Tedd Engle, Ben Temple, Andy Kosinski, Jeff Wright, Joey Desrochers and Anthony Mochty
BACK ROW (from left): Joe Bargerstock, Chris Sandison, Joe McAllister, Dayne Fletke, Sean Misko, James Tanis, Josh Beischer, Joe Yurisich,
Thomas Ahlfeld, Levi Stegeman and Kyle Vanderhyde




RETURNING WRESTLERS
                    TOM                                             B ISHARA                                        KEN
                      A HLFELD                                         AL-NABER                                       A NDREWS
                    Sophomore                                       Junior                                          Senior
                    184 pounds                                      125 pounds                                      157 pounds
                    Beaverton                                       Westland                                        Swartz Creek




                    JASON                                           KEVIN                                           JOEY
                      BREW                                            DAVIS                                           D ESROCHERS
                    Sophomore                                       Senior                                          Sophomore
                    157 pounds                                      175 pounds                                      165 pounds
                    Sparta                                          Tustin                                          Nashville




                    D AYNE                                          G REG                                           A NDREW
                       F LETKE                                         JARRATT                                         K OSINSKI
                    Junior                                          Sophomore                                       Senior
                    174 pounds                                      174 pounds                                      184 pounds
                    Middleville                                     Centreville                                     Jackson



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RETURNING WRESTLERS
      KYLE                         M ATT                                 JOEL
        L ABRECQUE                    MCN EIL                              R OZEBOOM
      Sophomore                    Sophomore                             Senior
      125 pounds                   149 pounds                            149 pounds
      Battle Creek                 Royal Oak                             Mason




      T UCKER                      D AVID                                J AMES
         SURBROOK                     S ZOKOLA                              TANIS
      Junior                       Sophomore                             Sophomore
      197 pounds                   133 pounds                            285 pounds
      Potterville                  Marysville                            Jenison




      JOE                          RON                                   KYLE
        T RONCONE                    TYNER                                 V ANDERHYDE
      Sophomore                    Junior                                Sophomore
      184 pounds                   285 pounds                            174 pounds
      Macomb                       Grand Ledge                           Sparta




                     NICK                        JEFF
                       WOLF                        WRIGHT
                     Junior                      Senior
                     149 pounds                  197 pounds
                     Olivet                      Escanaba




                     ROB                         D EVIN
                       YAHRMARKT                   YOUNG
                     Sophomore                   Sophomore
                     141 pounds                  149 pounds
                     Sparta                      Williamston




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COMET NEWCOMERS
                    MIKE            JOE                 A DAM
                      BAKER           BARGERSTOCK          BARR
                    Freshman        Freshman            Junior
                    165 pounds      184 pounds          285 pounds
                    Constantine     Livonia             Holt




                    JOSH            J AMES              D EREK
                      B EISCHER        BOYD                BUNN
                    Senior          Sophomore           Freshman
                    285 pounds      285 pounds          141 pounds
                    Capac           St. Charles, Ill.   Gaylord




                    P.J.            D ARON              B LAKE
                      CARAM            C RUICKSHANK        GARDNER
                    Sophomore       Junior              Freshman
                    184 pounds      184 pounds          133 pounds
                    Canton          Inkster             Mount Morris




                    B RENT          KYLE                NICK
                       H ISSONG       JUDY                LEON
                    Freshman        Freshman            Freshman
                    141 pounds      149 pounds          141 pounds
                    Haslett         Homer               Sterling Heights




                    J USTIN         JOE                 B LAIR
                       L EWIS         M CA LLISTER         M ELLISH
                    Freshman        Freshman            Freshman
                    133 pounds      174 pounds          125 pounds
                    Middleville     Sault Ste. Marie    Silverwood




                    A NDREW         S EAN               A NTHONY
                       M IDDLETON      MISKO               MOCHTY
                    Freshman        Junior              Freshman
                    285 pounds      285 pounds          165 pounds
                    Romeo           Richmond            Flint




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COMET NEWCOMERS
                        JOSH                                                   D ARRICK                                            CHRIS
                          O SBORNE                                                PARKER                                             S ANDISON
                        Freshman                                               Freshman                                            Freshman
                        125 pounds                                             174 pounds                                          141 pounds
                        Mancelona                                              Bangor                                              Kent City




                                                  R YAN                                                 M ATT
                                                    STUMP                                                 SWAB
                                                   Freshman                                             Freshman
                                                   133 pounds                                           165 pounds
                                                   Plymouth                                             Mason




                                                  B EN                                                  JOE
                                                     TEMPLE                                               YURISICH
                                                   Freshman                                             Freshman
                                                   174 pounds                                           197 pounds
                                                   Perry                                                Battle Creek




2006-07 NATIONAL WRESTLING COACHES ASSOCIATION
PRESEASON TOP 30 RANKINGS
    RANK ........................................................... SCHOOL         RANK ........................................................... SCHOOL
      1 ...................................... Augsburg (Minn.) College              16 ........................................... Cornell (Iowa) College
      2 ........................................ Wartburg (Iowa) College             17 ................................... Springfield (Mass.) College
      3 ........................ University of Wisconsin-LaCrosse                    18 ..........................................Wilkes (Pa.) University
      4 ............................................ Luther (Iowa) College           19 .......................................... College of New Jersey
      5 ...................................... Heidelberg (Ohio) College             20 ......................................... Lycoming (Pa.) College
      6 .............................. Delaware Valley (Pa.) College                 21 ................................................. Thiel (Pa.) College
      7 ..........State University of New York at Brockport                          22 .................... University of Wisconsin-Whitewater
      8 ..................... Johnson and Wales (R.I.) University                    23 .......................... Roger Williams (R.I.) University
      9 .....................................North Central (Ill.) College            24 ............................................. Loras (Iowa) College
     10 ................ Cortland State University of New York                       25 ....................... University of Wisconsin-Platteville
     11.............................. Buena Vista (Iowa) University                  26 .......................................Norwich (Vt.) University
     12 ................................................ Coe (Iowa) College          27 .............................. John Carroll (Ohio) University
     13 ........................................... OLIVET COLLEGE                   28 .............................................Ithaca (N.Y.) College
     14 ................................................. York (Pa.) College         29 ......................................... Augustana (Ill.) College
     15 ................. University of Wisconsin-Stevens Point                      30 .............................................Ursinus (Pa.) College




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2006-07 NATIONAL WRESTLING COACHES ASSOCIATION
PRESEASON INDIVIDUAL RANKINGS
125                                                 133
  1.   Nate Hansen, Luther (Iowa)                    1.   Jafier Vanier, Augsburg (Minn.)
  2.   Felipe Quiroz, Wilkes (Pa.)                   2.   Justin Hulegaard, Buena Vista (Iowa)
  3.   Chris Heilma, Cornell (Iowa)                  3.   John Sheets, Manchester (Ind.)
  4.   Brandon McDonough, Johnson & Wales (R.I.)     4.   David Morgan, King’s (Pa.)
  5.   Rob Vaccaro, SUNY-Brockport                   5.   Adam Johnson, North Central (Ill.)
  6.   Ryan Gadsby, Cortland State (N.Y.)            6.   Sean Cullen, Lycoming (Pa.)
  7.   Anthony Nicolicchia, Roger Williams (R.I.)    7.   Matt Smith, Johnson & Wales (R.I.)
  8.   Seth Flodeen, Augsburg (Minn.)                8.   Brian Zane, Norwich (Vt.)

141                                                 149
  1.   Andrew Lacroix, Roger Williams (R.I.)         1.   Jacob Naig, Wartburg (Iowa)
  2.   Paul LeBlanc, Cortland State (N.Y.)           2.   Jason Roush, Mt. St. Joseph (Ohio)
  3.   Mike Gaeta, Springfield (Ill.)                3.   Jared Evans, Augsburg (Minn.)
  4.   Zach McKray, Wartburg (Iowa)                  4.   Matt Pyle, Luther (Iowa)
  5.   Zach Chambers, Wisc.-Platteville              5.   Don Ooton, SUNY-Brockport
  6.   Riock Laforge, Delaware Valley (Pa.)          6.   Tim Bohlman, York (Pa.)
  7.   Quincy Osborne, Augsburg (Minn.)              7.   Jared Creason, Coe (Iowa)
  8.   Mike Conklin, Norwich (Vt.)                   8.   Ryan Higgins, Wisc.-Platteville

157                                                 165
  1.   Joe Pflug, Heidelberg (Ohio)                  1.   Steve Martell, Johnson & Wales (R.I.)
  2.   Jeremy Anderson, Augsburg (Minn.)             2.   Jerry Bowne, York (Pa.)
  3.   Ross Needham, Wisc.-LaCrosse                  3.   Tim Maxworthy, Heidelberg (Ohio)
  4.   Jacob Malone, Saint John’s (Minn.)            4.   Scott Dorn, Wisc.-LaCrosse
  5.   Bobby Gingerich, North Central (Ill.)         5.   Willie Holst, Augsburg (Minn.)
  6.   Shaheim Bradshaw, SUNY-Brockport              6.   Corey Murphy, Thiel (Pa.)
  7.   Elliott Spence, Mt. St. Joseph (Ohio)         7.   Derrick Ricker, Messiah (Pa.)
  8.   Joe Galante, College of New Jersey            8.   Brandon McWhinnie, Stevens Institute (N.J.)

174                                                 184
  1.   Stephon Sair, Cortland State (N.Y.)           1.   Jason Lulloff, Wisc.-LaCrosse
  2.   Josh Chelf, Wisc.-LaCrosse                    2.   Ryan Summers, John Carroll (Ohio)
  3.   Robbie Gotreau, Augsburg (Minn.)              3.   Romeo Djoumessi, Wartburg (Iowa)
  4.   John Dolan, Williams (Mass.)                  4.   Daron Cruickshank, Olivet
  5.   Tim Kelly, Mt. St. Joseph (Ohio)              5.   Ben Plowman, Ohio Northern
  6.   Tim Miller, North Central (Ill.)              6.   Trevor LaBlanc, Cortland State (N.Y.)
  7.   Kyle Vanderhyde, Olivet                       7.   Nicholas Calendrino, Ithaca (N.Y.)
  8.   Andrew Winfield, McDaniel (Md.)               8.   Jay Figgins, Loras (Iowa)

197                                                 285
  1.   Brandon Kelly, Wilkes (Pa.)                   1.   Blake Gillis, Wartburg (Iowa)
  2.   TJ Miller, Wartburg (Iowa)                    2.   John Miller, Luther (Iowa)
  3.   Matt Loesch, Muhlenberg (Pa.)                 3.   Ward Brady, Elmhurst (Ill.)
  4.   Ben Strandberg, Buena Vista (Iowa)            4.   Trevor Hiffa, Oneonta State (N.Y.)
  5.   Alex Bonander, Luther (Iowa)                  5.   Ryan Rozek, Wisc.-Platteville
  6.   Jeff Wright, Olivet                           6.   Andrew Neumann, Augsburg (Minn.)
  7.   Jason Reilly, King’s (Pa.)                    7.   Kyle Brown, Thiel (Pa.)
  8.   Wally O’Connor, Augsburg (Minn.)              8.   Jake Taylor, Oswego State (N.Y.)


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COMET PREVIEW BY WEIGHT CLASS
125 pounds
The battle for the starting position at the lightest weight class is likely to be led by returning starter           125
Kyle Labrecque (Battle Creek/Lakeview) and newcomer Blair Mellish (North Branch). Labrecque                      Kyle Labrecque
battled injuries a year ago to finish at a respectable 14-10 and earned a fourth-place finish at the               Blair Mellish
NCAA Midwest Regional. Mellish comes to Olivet with an outstanding reputation for work ethic                    Bishara Al-Naber
and as a state champion whose closest match at the 2006 Michigan High School Athletic Associa-                    Josh Osborne
tion (MHSAA) meet was a major decision. Others battling at 125 pounds are junior Bishara
Al-Naber (Westland/John Glenn) and freshman Josh Osborne (Mancelona).
                                                                                                                     133
                                                                                                                 Blake Gardner
133 pounds                                                                                                        Justin Lewis
Sophomore David Szokola (Marysville) leads a young, but talented pack at 133 pounds. A year ago, he               Ryan Stump
went 16-9 in varsity action for the Comets and posted some big wins and tournament place finishes                David Szokola
along the way. Szokola is expected to be challenged by several teammates for the starting role, including
three freshmen state placers in Brent Hissong (Haslett), Justin Lewis (Middleville) and Ryan Stump                   141
(Plymouth/Salem), and former state champion and four-time placer Blake Gardner (Mount Morris).                    Derek Bunn
                                                                                                                 Brent Hissong
141 pounds                                                                                                         Nick Leon
                                                                                                                 Chris Sandison
Another young but talented group is competing for starting honors at 141 pounds as sophomore
                                                                                                                 Rob Yahrmarkt
Rob Yahrmarkt (Sparta) leads the pack. He split time a year ago in the varsity lineup and compiled
12 wins. This season, he is expected to be challenged by three freshmen, including state runner-up
Chris Sandison (Kent City), Derek Bunn (Gaylord) and Nick Leon (Utica Ford).                                         149
                                                                                                                   Kyle Judy
                                                                                                                   Matt McNeil
149 pounds                                                                                                       Joel Rozeboom
With Jason Brew moving up to 157 pounds, the competition for the starting nod at 149 pounds is                      Nick Wolf
exciting. Sophomores Devin Young (Williamston), Matt McNeil (Royal Oak/Kimball) and Nick Wolf                     Devin Young
(Olivet) are battling with senior Joel Rozeboom (Mason) and two-time state placer Kyle Judy
(Homer) for the spot.
                                                                                                                     157
                                                                                                                  Ken Andrews
157 pounds                                                                                                         Jason Brew
Jason Brew (Sparta) makes the move up one weight class after sporting a 32-7 record in his first
season as a Comet. He climbed as high as fourth in the national rankings. Also wrestling at 157
pounds is senior Ken Andrews (Swartz Creek), a three-time letterwinner and former club national
champion. There is the chance that one of these two standouts will move to 165 pounds late in the
season.




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COMET PREVIEW BY WEIGHT CLASS
                               165 pounds
          165                  Providing strong depth at 165 are freshmen state placers Mike Baker (Constantine) and Matt Swab
        Mike Baker             (Mason) along with sophomore Joey Desrochers (Nashville/Maple Valley) and freshman Anthony
     Joey Desrochers           Mochty (Flint/Kearsley).
       Dayne Fletke
     Anthony Mochty
        Matt Swab
                               174 pounds
                               Kyle Vanderhyde (Sparta) was another of the standout freshman a year ago for the Comets as the
          174                  former state champion went 31-7 and was the runner-up at the Midwest Regional. He moves up a
                               weight class to 174 pounds with expectations of making noise on the national scene. Vanderhyde is
       Kevin Davis             going to have a strong back-up group with junior Dayne Fletke (Middleville/Thornapple Kellogg)
       Greg Jarratt            and highly promising freshman state champion Darrick Parker (Bangor) seeing time in the varsity
      Joe McAllister           lineup. Also competing at 174 pounds for the Comets are senior Kevin Davis (Tustin/Pine River),
      Darrick Parker           sophomore Greg Jarratt (Centreville), freshman upper peninsula state champion Joe McCallister
       Ben Temple              (Sault St. Marie) and freshman state placer Ben Temple (Perry).
     Kyle Vanderhyde

          184                  184 pounds
                               The battle for starting honors in the upper weights is fierce, and it all starts at 184 pounds. Daron
       Tom Ahlfeld
                               Cruickshank (Westland/John Glenn), a junior college national runner-up, joins a large group of
     Joe Bargerstock
                               184-pounders, which includes Joe Bargerstock (Livonia/Churchill). Senior Andy Kosinski
       P.J. Caram
                               (Jackson/Northwest) along with sophomores Tom Ahlfeld (Beaverton), P.J. Caram (Canton) and
    Daron Cruickshank
                               Joe Troncone (Center Line) add some depth to the weight class.
     Andrew Kosinski
      Joe Troncone
                               197 pounds
          197                  Returning national qualifier Jeff Wright (Escanaba) leads a deep and competitive group at 197. He
     Tucker Surbrook           has his eyes on All-American honors, but is being challenged in the wrestling room by junior
        Jeff Wright            Tucker Surbrook (Potterville) and freshman state runner-up Joe Yurisich (Battle Creek/Harper
       Joe Yurisich            Creek). Aaron Stewart, who has had two strong previous seasons for the Comets, including being a
                               third-place finisher at the NCAA Midwest Regional and a runner-up at the Mid-States Conference
          285                  Tournament, is missing this season as he serves in Iraq with the U.S. Marine Corps.
       Adam Barr
      James Boyd               285 pounds
     Josh Beischer             The Comets are starting the season with a battle for the starting position at heavyweight between
    Andrew Middleton           senior Josh Beischer (Capac), juniors Adam Barr (Holt) and Ron Tyner (Grand Ledge), sophomores
      Sean Misko               James Boyd (St. Charles, Ill./Stoney Creek) James Tanis (Jenison), and freshmen Sean Misko
      James Tanis              (Richmond) and Andrew Middleton (Romeo). Last year’s starter, nationally-ranked Keith Sterly
       Ron Tyner               (Petoskey), may be back for the second semester after missing the fall semester with a family
                               commitment.




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2005-06 SEASON STATISTICS
                    Record     Pins   N3    N2      R      TD          E          P         RT
Ken Andrews          24-8-0      7     10    3     12       30         30         6           9
Mike Andrews        26-14-0      6      7    7     19       61         26         1          13
Jay Brandt            1-0-0      0      0    0      0        1          1         0           0
Jason Brew           32-7-0      8      8    2      7       79         42         5          11
Eric Bryan           11-5-0      0      3    2      1       34         11         2           4
Mike Daubenmeyer    21-10-0      2      4    4      9       42         27         3          10
Kevin Davis           6-9-0      2      3    0      8        9         13         0           2
Joey Desrochers       4-6-0      2      0    1      7        5          9         1           0
Dayne Fletke         17-9-0      6      3    2     14       27         16         0           4
Tyler Goodnight      11-8-0      1      2    5     11       13         11         1           7
Phil Goodrich        14-7-0      2      1    1      2       29         19         1           4
Steve Jando          9-11-0      4      2    6      5        9          8         1           2
Greg Jarratt          7-9-0      2      1    1      2       13         31         0           1
Dustin Knaggs         2-3-0      1      1    0      3        5          1         0           0
Andy Kosinski         2-3-0      0      0    0      0        4          4         0           0
Kyle Labrecque      14-10-0      0      4    8      8       29         22         2           8
Kefentse Mandisa    20-16-0      4      3    2      3       54         27         2           9
Matt McNeil           2-6-0      1      0    1      0       10         10         3           0
Nick Naber            0-2-0      0      0    1      0        2          2         0           0
Ryan Newberry       28-11-0      4      4    6      7       90         36         2          12
Shawn Parker          1-3-0      0      0    0      3        1          6         0           0
Joel Rozeboom         4-6-0      1      1    1      4        9         17         0           0
Levi Stegeman         3-7-0      0      1    0      1        4         10         2           1
Keith Sterly         32-9-0      7     14    4      8       49         31        13          17
Aaron Stewart        18-8-0      5      5    2      4       26         26         5           6
Tucker Surbrook     11-11-0      4      2    3      2       19         19         2           3
David Szokola        16-9-0      3     14    8      8       30         18         4           5
Joe Troncone          9-7-0      3      3    5      7       11          5         0           2
Ron Tyner             0-5-0      0      0    0      1        1          1         0           0
Kyle Vanderhyde      31-7-0      3      2    2      5       67         32         7          13
Nick Wolf             3-6-0      1      2    2      2        9         14         0           0
Rob Yahrmarkt       12-19-0      0      5    3      8       43         31         4           2
Devin Young           5-5-0      1      2    0      0       18          9         2           3
Shann Wigent          0-2-0      0      0    0      0        0          3         1           0
Jeff Wright          25-9-0      8      5    4      6       59         33         2           9
TOTAL              421-267-0    88    112   86   177-153   892        601       72-72       157




10                                                               2006-07 Olivet College Wrestling
2005-06 MATCH RESULTS
     DATE               SITE ............................................................................................................ RESULT
NOV.   19               COMET DUALS @ Olivet High School
                             VS. BALDWIN-WALLACE (Ohio) .......................................... WON, 20-14
                             VS. WISC.-STEVENS POINT .................................................. WON, 22-15
                             VS. LYCOMING (Pa.) ................................................................... TIE, 16-16
                             VS. OHIO NORTHERN ............................................................ WON, 25-18
               29       @ Tri-State (Ind.) ....................................................................................... Won, 30-7
DEC.            2       @ Milwaukee (Wisc.) School of Engineering Duals
                             vs. Milwaukee School of Engineering ................................................. Won, 30-3
                             vs. Lawrence (Wisc.) ......................................................................... Won, 43-3
                3       @ Milwaukee (Wisc.) School of Engineering Invitational ............................. 1st-place
               18       @ Eastern Ohio Duals hosted by Mount Union
                             vs. Mercyhurst North East (Pa.) College ......................................... Won, 30-21
                             vs. Mount Union (Ohio) ................................................................... Won, 27-12
                             vs. Wabash (Ind.) ............................................................................... Won, 30-9
          29-30         @ 43rd Midlands Championships hosted by Northwestern (Ill.) ................ 28th-place
JAN.          4         @ University of Chicago (Ill.) ................................................................... Won, 26-13
              8         TRI-STATE (Ind.) .................................................................................. WON, 41-3
          13-14         @ North Central (Ill.) Tournament ............................................................... 2nd-place
             21         @ Eastern Michigan Triangular
                             vs. Duquesne (Pa.) ........................................................................... Won, 23-15
                             vs. Eastern Michigan .......................................................................... Lost, 21-9
               26       GRAND VALLEY STATE CLUB TEAM ......................................... WON, 19-16
               28       @ Monon Bell Classic Duals hosted by Wabash (Ind.)
                             vs. Univ. of Indianapolis (Ind.) ......................................................... Won, 25-15
                             vs. Manchester (Ind.) ....................................................................... Won, 25-12
                             vs. Carson-Newman (Tenn.) .............................................................. Won, 25-5
FEB.         3-4        @ Pete Willson Invitational hosted by Wheaton (Ill.) .................................... 7th-place
              11        @ Mid-States Conference Tournament
                             hosted by College of Mt. St. Joseph (Ohio) ........................................ 1st-place
               18       @ NCAA Division III Midwest Regional Meet
                             hosted by Case Western Reserve (Ohio) ............................................. 1st-place
MAR.         3-4        @ NCAA Division III National Championships
                             hosted by College of New Jersey ................................................. no team score

BOLD RED CAPS denote home dual meet




www.olivetcollege.edu/sports                                                                                                                       11
RECORD BOOK
YEAR-BY-YEAR RECORDS                                                    NCAA COACHES ASSOCIATION
        Year       W-L-T                 Year           W-L-T           SCHOLAR ALL-AMERICANS
     1964-65        2-1-0            1986-87             25-5-0
     1965-66        3-5-0            1987-88             22-3-1            1983-84    Robert Kintz (158)
     1966-67        2-6-0            1988-89             29-2-1            1984-85    Dan Pantaleo (142); Robert Kintz (158)
     1967-68        6-6-0            1989-90             27-4-1            1986-87    Scott Sandborn (118); Paul Jacobs (134);
     1968-69       0-14-0            1990-91            22-10-1                       Larry Fry (177)
     1969-70        8-8-0            1991-92             12-7-0            1988-89    David Robinson (167)
     1970-71        9-2-0            1992-93             16-7-0            1989-90    Paul Coats (126), Darrell Tharnish (158);
     1971-72       11-3-0            1993-94             13-3-0                       David Robinson (167)
     1972-73       20-0-0            1994-95             19-8-1            1990-91    Tedd Engle (118); Paul Coats (134)
     1973-74       21-0-0            1995-96             27-2-0            1991-92    Paul Stoetzel (134); Paul Coats (142);
     1974-75       19-3-0            1996-97             24-1-0                       Nate Gross (158); Jason Martell (177);
     1975-76       21-0-0            1997-98             21-1-0                       Mike Farrier (190)
     1976-77       16-0-0            1998-99             21-1-0            1993-94    Paul Stoetzel (142); Nate Gross (150);
     1977-78       12-3-0            1999-00             20-1-0                       Eric Thomas (Hwt)
     1978-79       19-3-0            2000-01             11-1-0            1994-95    Mark Buckland (126); Trevor Harvey (134);
     1979-80       16-2-0            2001-02             9-11-0                       Adam Fedewa (150)
     1980-81       19-6-1            2002-03             14-5-0            1995-96    Mark Buckland (126); Adam Fedewa (142);
     1981-82         9-4             2003-04            11-10-0                       Greg Almy (177)
     1982-83       14-7-0            2004-05             10-3-0            1996-97    Greg Rinehart (118); Mark Buckland (126);
     1983-84       18-2-1            2005-06             16-1-1                       Jeff Campbell (150); Greg Almy (177)
     1984-85       15-3-0        ------------------------------------      1997-98    Craig Bowen (134); Jeff Campbell (150)
     1985-86       13-1-0            TOTAL            642-161-7            1998-99    John McCurdy (133); Jeff Campbell (149);
                                                                                      Dustin Cichocki (174); Kevin Morgan (174)
                                                                           1999-00    John McCurdy (125); Tim Gross (157);
                                                                                      Dustin Cichocki (174); Kevin Morgan (184)
NCAA ALL-AMERICANS                                                         2000-01    John McCurdy (125); Dustin Cichocki (165);
                                                                                      Kevin Morgan (184)
    Year       Athlete                     Place
                                                                           2001-02    Chris Dunham (149)
 1975-76       Ron Bates (177)              6th
                                                                           2002-03    Chris Dunham (149); Todd Miller (184)
 1982-83       Dan Pantaleo (142)           5th
                                                                           2003-04    Todd Miller (174); Ryan Newberry (84);
 1983-84       Dan Pantaleo (142)           1st
                                                                                      Jeff Wright (197)
               Dave Labrecque (167)         4th
                                                                           2004-05    Tyler Goodnight (157); Todd Miller (174);
 1984-85       Dan Pantaleo (142)           2nd
                                                                                      Ryan Newberry (184); Ahmad Zeaiter (197)
               Mike Pantaleo (125)          3rd
                                                                           2005-06    Ryan Newberry (184); Jeff Wright (197)
 1985-86       Willie Lake (167)            6th
 1986-87       John Raut (190)              4th
               Mike Pantaleo (126)          6th
 1989-90       Tedd Engle (118)             6th
 1990-91       Tedd Engle (118)             6th
                                                                        NCAA COACHES ASSOCIATION
               Willie Lake (167)            4th                         TEAM ACADEMIC ALL-AMERICAN
 1992-93       Eric Thomas (Hwt)            5th
 1993-94       Eric Thomas (Hwt)            2nd                             1998       5th        3.23 GPA
 2000-01       Dustin Cichocki (165)        6th                             1999       2nd        3.41 GPA
 2002-03       Justin Torres (197)          6th                             2000       4th        3.28 GPA
                                                                            2001       9th        3.21 GPA
                                                                            2002       7th        3.23 GPA
                                                                            2003       2nd        3.41 GPA
                                                                            2004       10th       3.23 GPA
                                                                            2005       10th       3.23 GPA
                                                                            2006       4th        3.395 GPA

                                                                        There are approximately 100 Division III institutions which
                                                                        sponsor wrestling as a varsity sport.
12                                                                                                    2006-07 Olivet College Wrestling
RECORD BOOK
MOST WINS - CAREER                                    SINGLE-SEASON RECORDS
Tedd Engle           162            1987-91           Most Takedowns
Dan Pantaleo         150            1981-85           Willie Lake                       126             1990-91
Mark Buckland        144            1993-97           Most Reversals
Eric Thomas          139      1989-90/91-94           Mike Andrews                      50              2002-03
Willie Lake          137      1984-87/91-92           Most Escapes
Paul Coats           137            1988-92           Aaron Beckwith                    76              1992-93
Trevor Harvey        137            1993-97           Most Near Falls (2)
                                                      Dan Pantaleo                      71              1983-84
MOST WINS - SEASON                                    Most Near Falls (3)
                                                      Dave Labrecque                    40              1983-84
Eric Thomas          50             1992-93           Most Penalty Points
Willie Lake          50             1990-91           Mike Kelly                        21              1984-85
Tedd Engle           48             1988-89
Dan Pantaleo         46             1983-84

MOST PINS - CAREER
Alan Curtis          78             1994-98

MOST PINS - SEASON
Alan Curtis          26             1995-96

PERFECT SEASONS
Dan Pantaleo        44-0-0          1982-83
Mike Pantaleo       37-0-0          1986-87
                                                                  WRESTLING CAMPS ARE BACK
Joe Gibbs           20-0-0          1975-76                           IN SUMMER 2007
Ron Bates           18-0-0          1975-76
Dave Firlik         19-0-0          1973-74             Throughout the 1980s and 1990s, Olivet College was known
Larry Bridgewater   12-0-0          1970-71             across the state of Michigan for its Comet Wrestling Camps.
Dave Elliott        11-0-0          1970-71             More affordable than most competitor camps, the Comet
Al Rayner           10-0-0          1965-66             Camps offer technical development and training tips for
Bill Telling         5-0-0          1965-66             wrestlers from elementary programs through the high school
                                                        level. Comet Camps will return to the beautiful Olivet campus
MOST CONSECUTIVE WINS                                   from June 24-28, 2007. Camp information will be released in
                                                        January 2008.
Dan Pantaleo         46             1982-84
Mike Pantaleo        39             1986-87




                                 ARE YOU INTERESTED IN
                              WRESTLING AT OLIVET COLLEGE?
                       If so, contact Head Coach Todd Hibbs at (269) 749-7671 or
                       thibbs@olivetcollege.edu.
2006-07 OLIVET COLLEGE WRESTLING SCHEDULE
NOV.        18    COMET DUALS @ Olivet HS ................................... 9 A.M.
                     (Baldwin-Wallace, Ohio; Mt. St. Joseph, Ohio;
                     Mount Union, Ohio; North Central, Ill.;
                     Rose Hulman, Ind.; Tri-State, Ind.; Wisc.-LaCrosse
                     and Wisc.-Stevens Point)
DEC.        2     @ Rochester (N.Y.) Institute of Technology Invit. ....... 9:30 a.m.
            9     @ Ohio Northern Invitational ............................................ 9 a.m.
           14     CHICAGO (Ill.) ............................................................. 7 P.M.
           16     Eastern Ohio Duals @ Mount Union (Ohio) ................... 11 a.m.
        29-30     @ Midlands Championships
                     hosted by Northwestern (Ill.) # ..................... 9:30 a.m./noon
JAN.        7     @ Tri-State (Ind.) with Mount Union (Ohio) .................. 11 a.m.
        13-14     NWCA National Duals @ Northern Iowa ........................ all day
           18     @ Grand Valley State club team ......................................... TBA
           20     @ Spartan Mat Classic hosted by Manchester (Ind.) ....... 9 a.m.
        26-27     @ Pete Willson Invitational
                     hosted by Wheaton (Ill.) Invitational ........... 1:30 p.m./9 a.m.
FEB.         1    MUSKEGON COMMUNITY COLLEGE ................. 7 P.M.
             3    @ Monon Bell Duals hosted by Wabash (Ind.) ................ 9 a.m.
            10    @ Mid-States Conference Tournament
                      hosted by Tri-State (Ind.) ........................................... 9 a.m.
            17    @ NCAA Division III Midwest Regional
                     hosted by Manchester (Ind.) ....................................... 9 a.m.
MAR.       2-3    @ NCAA Division III Nationals
                     hosted by Loras (Iowa) ............................................. 10 a.m.

BOLD RED CAPS denote home dual
# — Olivet has been granted five entries




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