The Bears are coming off a year in which the team sent a record four wrestlers to the NCAA Division III Championship and had two of them earn All-America honors as the team posted a winning dual meet record for the fourth straight season and placed seventh at the Northeast Regional.
Coast Guard is ranked 11th nationally in the NWCA preseason poll as the Bears return three NCAA qualifiers including senior All-American tri-captain Nick Remke at 165 pounds. Remke placed 5th at the NCAA Championship last season.
Junior tri-captain AJ Aeberli was second at the NCAA Northeast Regional at 174 pounds and sophomore Jon Wagner was third at the Northeast Regional last season at 197 pounds, both earning berths to the NCAA Championship. They will be back to lead the Bears again this season.