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Central Wrestlers Look for BIG Improvements in 09-10

The calculated transformation of the Central College wrestling program devised by coach Eric Van Kley should become more visible in 2009-10 as he enters his third season as coach.  Van Kley inherited a squad with as many as five open weight classes and endured a 0-15-1 debut season. The Dutch made it to 3-12 last year and envision moving closer to .500 in the 2009-10 campaign which gets an early start with the Knox Invitational in Galesburg, Illinois Saturday.   Another deep and talented recruiting class has brought 16 newcomers to the Dutch practice room, joining 11 returning letterwinners for Central’s largest squad in six years. Thirteen of the newcomers were high school state tournament qualifiers, with six state placewinners and two state champions.