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Lake Erie looking to take the next step

By OWN Staff, 10/26/15, 12:30PM EDT

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ED. 1 KENT STATE ::  ED. 2 NOTRE DAME  ::  ED. 3 ASHLAND UNIVERSITY

ED. 4 TIFFIN UNIVERSITY  ::  ED. 5  LAKE ERIE COLLEGE  ::  ED. 6 BALDWIN WALLACE

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.  

LAKE ERIE RANKED 11

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.  

Projected Lineup:

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

LAKE ERIE COLLEGE WRESTLING ROSTER

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      
  GLIAC Dual
Feb 6, 2016 Kutstown      
  GLIAC Dual
Feb 10, 2016 at Tiffin      
  GLIAC Dual
Feb 16, 2016 at Ashland      
  GLIAC Dual
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  
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