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    Photo: Tony Rotundo

    Ten Years of: Hofstra Wrestling (2013-22)

    2018 NCAA All-American Michael Hughes (photo courtesy of Tony Rotundo; WrestlersAreWarriors.com)


    Welcome to a new, regular feature for InterMat! Every day, for the next few months, we'll look into the recent history of a DI wrestling program with our "Ten Years of…" feature. Even if you're a die-hard supporter of a particular school, there will be good information you may have forgotten. For others, it's a quick way to learn about a program you may not be familiar with. We're going in alphabetical order for this one, so next up is...Hofstra!

    For past teams:

    Air Force

    American

    Appalachian State

    Arizona State

    Army West Point

    Binghamton

    Bloomsburg

    Brown

    Bucknell

    Buffalo

    Cal Poly

    Campbell

    Central Michigan

    Chattanooga

    Clarion

    Cleveland State

    Columbia

    Cornell

    CSU Bakersfield

    Davidson

    Drexel

    Duke

    Edinboro

    Franklin & Marshall

    Gardner-Webb

    George Mason

    Harvard

    NCAA Qualifiers (22)

    2022: 285 - Zachary Knighton-Ward (#31st)

    2021: 141 - Vinny Vespa (#33); 149 - Greg Gaxiola (#32); 157 - Holden Heller (#19); 165 - Ricky Stamm (#32); 184 - Charles Small (#23); 197 - Trey Rogers (#30); 285 - Zachary Knighton-Ward (#27)


    2020: 165 - Ricky Stamm (#27); Zachary Knighton-Ward (#29)


    2018: 285 - Michael Hughes (#11)


    2016: 141 - Jamel Hudson; 285 - Michael Hughes


    2015: 141 - Jamel Hudson (#15); 149: Cody Ruggirello (#14)


    2014: 125 - Jamie Franco; 141 - Luke Vaith (#8); 149 - Cody Ruggirello; 165 - Joe Booth (#9)


    2013: 125 - Steve Bonanno; 133 - Jamie Franco; 141 - Luke Vaith


    NCAA Champions

    None


    NCAA All-Americans

    Michael Hughes (2018 - 6th)


    NCAA Round of 12 Finishers

    2015: Cody Ruggirello (149 lbs)

    2014: Luke Vaith (141 lbs)


    Conference Champions

    EIWA


    2021: Holden Heller (157)

    2014: Joe Booth (165)


    CAA

    2013: Stephen Bonnano (125); Jamie Franco (133)



    Dual Record

    2021-22: 4-11

    2021: 2-1

    2019-20: 11-5

    2018-19: 6-14

    2017-18: 10-10

    2016-17: 6-11

    2015-16: 5-13

    2014-15: 5-11

    2013-14: 6-10

    2012-13: 6-15


    Conference Tournament Placement

    EIWA


    2021-22: 12th

    2021: 4th

    2019-20: 10th

    2018-19: 15th

    2017-18: 13th

    2016-17: 14th

    2015-16: 13th

    2014-15: 13th

    2013-14: 4th

    CAA

    2012-13: 1st


    NCAA Tournament Team Placement

    2021-22: 61st

    2021: 44th (5.5 points)

    2019-20: No Tournament

    2018-19: No Qualifiers

    2017-18: 28th (12 points)

    2016-17: No Qualifiers

    2015-16: 58th (2.5 points)

    2014-15: 35th (8 points)

    2013-14: 40th (7 points)

    2012-13: 46th (3.5 points)


    Head Coaching History

    Dennis Papadatos (2014-2021)

    Rob Anspach (2011-14)


    Best Lineup (Consisting of wrestlers from 2013-22)

    125 - Steve Bonanno: 4x NCAA Qualifier; 2012 NCAA All-American (8th); 4x CAA Finalist, 2x CAA Champion

    133 - Jamie Franco: 3x NCAA Qualifier; 2x CAA Finalist, 2013 CAA Champion

    141 - Luke Vaith: 3x NCAA Qualifier (8th seed); 2014 NCAA Round of 12 finisher; 2012 CAA Champion

    149 - Justin Accordino: 2x NCAA Qualifier; 2012 NCAA All-American (6th); 2012 CAA Runner-Up

    157 - Holden Heller: 2021 NCAA Qualifier; 2021 EIWA Champion

    165 - Joe Booth: 2014 NCAA Qualifier (9th seed); 2014 EIWA Champion; 2014 NCAA Round of 12 finisher; 3x NCAA Qualifier for Drexel

    174 - Ricky Stamm: 2x NCAA Qualifier

    184 - Charles Small: 2021 NCAA Qualifier; 2021 EIWA 3rd place

    197 - Trey Rogers: 2021 NCAA Qualifier

    285 - Michael Hughes: 2x NCAA Qualifier (11th seed), 2018 NCAA All-American (6th); 2018 EIWA Runner-Up


    Recruiting

    Big Boarder's Per Year


    2021: #184 Jacob Moon (OH); #298 Joel Mylin (IL)

    2018: #93 Trey Rogers (MN)

    2014: #100 Travis Passaro (NY)

    2013: #108 Michael Hughes (NY)

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