Danny Franke (4th Season)
2014 Final Record: 8-17
11th Place District 21
5th Place A-Central
12th Place Buc Classic
8th Place Holmdel Holiday Tournament
6th Place Mahwah Tournament
Lower Half (106-145): A 20+ win trio returns for Holmdel in the lower half of the lineup, led by Senior Pat Ammirati, a District runner-up at 106 in 2014. He's joined by his brother Chris, and Troy Gallo, who posted 24 and 20 wins respectively as freshmen last season. Starters Matt Scocco and Tyler Marchiano also return, and junior Abhay Sampat could be a solid presence for the Hornets as he takes over the starting 106-spot after picking up 9 wins in limited action a year ago. Freshman Scott Dupont is a promising newcomer who should contribute immediately for Holmdel.
Upper Half (152-Hwt): There's a half dozen experienced returners in the upper half of the lineup, led by 20-match winner Garret Hilsheimer. There's only one senior here, heavyweight Joe DeSousa, but the experienced gained by everyone else as underclassmen in 2014 should pay dividends this season.
Outlook: The Hornets were VERY young last season, and with most of last year's team back, this should be another step forward for the program in 2015. Still, there's only a handful of seniors in the lineup, and there may some problems filling out the heavier weights in the lineup, so there will be a lot of focus on continuing to improve as the season progresses. Holmdel will continue to wrestle tough, be competitive, and pick up their wins against the program's of similar size, and they have some larger programs sprinkled into the schedule to prepare them for the post-season where they have a few guys capable of making some noise.
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