Thanks for all the emails telling me that things have changed with the projected Cornell lineup. I talked with Coach Koll this morning and things had changed since we last talked. The obvious reason for the change is this line up makes Cornell a a force for a national title. The other semi-external reason for the change will be evident some time this fall. I’d tell you right now but I could be wrong again. Stay turned…
The lineup should be a bit more settled after the Binghamton Open.
I’m not sure why coach Koll is such a controversial figure in wrestling, he’s built Cornell into a national powerhouse and he’s innovated the heck out of the program and Finger Lakes WC. The sport needs more coaches like Rob Koll. I’m always reminded of the phrase “if everyone likes you then you didn’t stand for anything” when I think of him. I didn’t agree with what I understood of his National dual proposal but I don’t agree with anyone 100% of the time, myself included.
125- Dalton Macri (Fr) Canon-McMilan, PA
133- Nahshon Garrett (Sr) 2015 NCAA 5th Place, 2014 NCAA Runner-Up, 2013 NCAA 3rd Place. This move should ensure that he doesn’t miss weight again this season.
141- Mark Grey (Jr) 2015 NCAA Qualifier, 2014 NCAA Qualifier–Round of 12.
149- Joey Galasso (Fr).
157- Chris Dowdy (Sr) John Jay Chavez then Dylan Palacio (Jr) still in recovery from off season surgury.
165- Duke Pickett (Sr) He’s coming down from last season. 2015 NCAA Qualifier. Pickett never overwhelms me with his talent but his heart/desire is compelling.
174- Brian Realbuto (Jr) is coming up from 157 lbs last season. 2015 NCAA Runner-Up.
184- Gabe Dean (Jr) 2015 NCAA Champ, 2014 NCAA 3rd Place finisher.
197-Jake Taylor (Jr) Steve Congenie (Jr) and Jake Anderson look to fight it out.
285-Jeremy Sweaney (Fr) Took 2nd at the Jr. Greco Roman World Team Trials last year. Greco is a great base for the big men when they get to the college level.
Jacob Aiken-Phillips (Sr) 2015 NCAA Qualifier-2nd Semester. Aiken-Phillips only has one semester of eligibility so he’ll try to get back in the line up in January.