In just their sixth season as a program, the Lake Erie Storm has high goals and looking to take the next step. The team will start the season ranked #11, but has alot of fire power to get them in the top 10 and higher.
After a 2014-2015 that saw the Storm take out defending Division II champs, Notre Dame, in a dual and take five wrestlers to nationals, Coach Kevin Hoogenboom is excited to see what his sixth season as head coach has in store.
Leading the way for Lake Erie is 2X All-American(National finalist), Matt Vandermeer, and returning All-American Evan Rosborough. Vandermeer looks to become LEC's first 3X All-American and National Champion. Vandermeer and Rosborough will start the season as the #1 and #6 ranked wrestlers in Division II.
Last season the team was GLIAC champions, defeated Notre Dame in a dual meet, and finished 17th at the NCAA's.
The program took a huge boost with the addition of Michigan State University alum and National qualifier, Brenan Lyon. Lyon has brought his Big 10 experience to help strengthen the Storm's lower weights. Other assistants include Znick Ferrell, Alex Denman, and Andrew Bearden.
The team has eight returning starters but also will likely see new faces in the starting line-up.
Lake Erie had a great off-season of recruiting which is highlights by state champion Jesse Palser. RECRUITING CLASS
Nick Vandemeer is also a returning National qualifier at 174 and will be looking to reach the NCAA podium for the first time.
125: Forrest Glogouski Sophomore
133: Austin Gillihan Redshirt Senior
141: Ian Ross – Redshirt Senior
149: Nick Boggs - Sophomore
157: Christian Baughman – Redshirt Junior
165: Matt Vandermeer – Redshirt Senior
174: Nick Vandermeer – Redshirt Sophomore
184: Tyler Hughes – Redshirt Sophomore
197: Evan Rosborough – Redshirt Junior
HWT: Noah Hosking – Redshirt Sopomore
|Nov 1, 2015||Black vs. Green Intrasquad|
|Nov 7, 2015||at Eastern Michigan Open|
|Nov 14, 2015||vs. Northeast Ohio Duals @ SPIRE Institute|
|Nov 14, 2015||at Mount Union Invitational|
|Nov 21, 2015||at Findlay Open|
|Dec 19, 2015||vs. Midwest Classic @ Indianapolis, Ind.|
|Dec 20, 2015||vs. Midwest Classic @ Indianapolis, Ind.|
|Jan 2, 2016||at Mercyhurst University|
|Jan 2, 2016||vs. Millersville University @ Mercyhurst University|
|Jan 9, 2016||vs. NWCA National Duals @ Fort Wayne, Ind.|
|Jan 10, 2016||vs. NWCA National Duals @ Fort Wayne, Ind.|
|Jan 15, 2016||Pitt-Johnstown|
|Jan 24, 2016||at Notre Dame (OH)|
|Feb 6, 2016||Findlay|
|Feb 6, 2016||Kutstown|
|Feb 10, 2016||at Tiffin|
|Feb 16, 2016||at Ashland|
|Feb 21, 2016||vs. Bergmania Duals @ Tiffin, Ohio|
|Feb 26, 2016||at Gannon|
|Feb 26, 2016||vs. Super Region 2 Championships|
|Feb 27, 2016||vs. Super Region 2 Championships|
|Mar 11, 2016||vs. NCAA Division II Wrestling Championships|
|Mar 12, 2016||vs. NCAA Division II Wrestling Championships|