This accomplished senior class features multi-year starters who have come through in big moments time and again. Peisker clinched All-American status in 2019 by claiming fifth place in the 184-pound bracket at the NCAA Division III Championships. He also led the team in victories with a 36-7 overall record. Bonsall, a previous 2017 All-American at 157 pounds, posted a 21-5 record last year. Lee-Lermer went 23-10 at 165 pounds. Carola rejoined the lineup late in the season to post pivotal wins for the Maroons at 197 pounds, while 2017 UAA Rookie of the Year Morrison looks to contribute as well at 149 pounds.
Now in his 41st year at UChicago, Kocher coached the 2018-19 squad to its second-straight University Athletic Association (UAA) team championship and its 17th in program history. The Maroons defended their crown with dominating wins over New York University (36-3) and Case Western Reserve University (34-6).
Seven Maroons were named All-UAA, including returners Bonsall, Lee-Lermer, Sarasin, Peisker and Carola.
Sarasin then became the team's first regional champion since 2015, leading UChicago to a fifth-place showing at the Upper Midwest Regional Championships. Six returning Maroons were named All-Region performers – Sarasin (174), Peisker (184), Bonsall (157), Cole Riemer (149), Lee-Lermer (165) and Chaise Hauck (141).