Wrestling 2011-12 Season Review


Kevin Homan
Among Homan’s 30 wins were eight pins and three major decisions. He placed at the CC Championships three times in his four years.
With a squad too small to be successful from a team standpoint in dual meets or tournaments, the four members of the Muhlenberg wrestling team tried to do the best they could as individuals during the 2011-12 season.

And by and large, they did just that.

The four Mules combined for a record of 57-41, including a 19-12 mark in Centennial Conference dual meets. The three seniors who ushered the program through a rebuilding year combined to go 50-26.

Senior Kevin Homan, who entered the season with a career record of 36-45, led the way, going 30-9 to post the first 30-win season by a Muhlenberg wrestler since 2009. He won two tournaments at Ursinus, the Fall Brawl in November and the Will Abele Invitational in January. The 149-pounder also placed third in a challenging field at the season-opening Monarch Invitational and was fourth at the Centennial Conference Championships.

Senior John Sternlicht also had his best season, finishing 12-7 with a team-leading nine pins, including three in under a minute. He placed at the CC Championships for the first time in his career, coming in fourth at 184.

Senior heavyweight Nick Pallotta compiled a record of 8-10 with five pins. Of his 45 career victories, 34 came by fall – good for fourth place on the Mules’ all-time list.

The lone non-senior on the team, junior Matt Parker, won seven bouts at 141.