2013-14 Wrestling
Record: 11-5 Home: 2-2 Away: 2-3 Neutral: 7-0 MWC: 0-0
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Mike Duroe
Head Coach - 9th Season
Duroe, the 2009-10 Iowa Conference Coach of the Year and owner of the five winningest dual seasons in school history, enters his ninth season as Cornell College's head wrestling coach.
Duroe has fashioned a 95-66-2 dual mark on the Hilltop with 31 national qualifiers and 15 all-Americans. The Rams have reached the 14-win mark in five of the eight seasons under Duroe, including the record-setting 15-9-1 club in 2005-06.

Duroe has brought Cornell wrestling back to national prominence, placing in the Top 20 at the NCAA Division III Championships five of the past seven seasons. The Rams had two NCAA qualifiers in 2012-13, led by the 197-pound national runner-up in Alex Coolidge, who won his weight class at the Central Region Championships.  

The 2011-12 Rams finished 11-4 in duals and were ranked as high as No. 5 in the NWCA Poll. Cornell qualified five wrestlers for nationals and crowned seven NWCA Scholar All-Americans, the most in Division III.  

Rams placed 17th at the 2011 national meet behind seven qualifiers and a pair of all-Americans. It marked the fifth year in a row Cornell crowned multiple all-Americans at nationals. The Rams finished the campaign 14-8-1 overall and 6-2 in IIAC duals. 
Duroe's 2009-10 squad placed 12th at nationals and landed two all-Americans. The team finished 14-11 in dual competition and scored a school-best third-place finish at the 2010 IIAC Championships while crowning a pair of conference champions.

The Rams etched back-to-back top-10 national finishes in 2007-08 (seventh) and 2008-09 (eighth), a feat not matched since the 1950 and 1951 seasons. Cornell crowned three all-Americans in 2009, led by national runner-up Nick Nothern. The Rams' seventh-place showing in 2008 marked the program's highest national finish since 1963. The 2007-2008 squad fielded four all-Americans, the most in a season in 58 years.

Duroe is an accomplished coaching figure at the collegiate, national and world levels. The Charles City native has been an assistant on the U.S. Men's Freestyle coaching staff in four Olympic Games (1996, 2000, 2004, 2008) and also served as head coach of Guam's freestyle wrestling team at the 2008 Games in Beijing. He was a member of the U.S. coaching staff for the Pan American Games in 2003 and 2007 and was named Volunteer Coach of the Year by the United States Olympic Committee (USOC) in 2006 and 2007.

Duroe coached the 2007 U.S. Pan American Games team which won seven medals, and was head coach of the U.S. Freestyle World Team in 2005 and 2006. He was head coach of the University of Iowa Hawkeye Wrestling Club from 2003-05 and selected USA Freestyle Coach of the Year in 2005.

Prior to coming to Cornell, Duroe was head coach at Northern Michigan University, head coach at New Trier (Ill.) High School, an assistant at the University of Pennsylvania and head coach of the Northwestern University Wildcat Wrestling Club.

At Northern Michigan from 1980-85, Duroe compiled an 82-27 record with 23 All-Americans and two NCAA champions. For two years he was in charge of the Northwestern Wildcat Wrestling Club before leading New Trier from 1986-98. From 1998-2001 Duroe was national resident coach at the U.S. Olympic Training Center. He was the head assistant coach at the University of Pennsylvania from 2001-03 before joining the Hawkeye Wrestling Club in 2003.

Duroe graduated from Drake University in 1978 with a bachelor's degree in education. He was a four-year letterwinner and two-time team captain for the Bulldogs. Duroe competed four years on the U.S. National Team (1981-84) and was crowned National AAU Freestyle champion in 1983.
2013-14 Wrestling Roster
Roster for 2013-14 Wrestling Team
#NameCl.Pos.Ht.Wt.HometownHigh School
Aburough AbegesahSO 184Beltsville, Md.Roosevelt
Clint AllenFR 149Tucson, Ariz.Ironwood Ridge
Jake AllenFR 149Tucson, Ariz.Ironwood Ridge
Daniel BallSO 157Argenta, Ill.Argenta-Oreana
Zach BecickaSO 141Cedar Rapids, IowaCedar Rapids Prairie
Jacob BrownSR 285Solon, IowaSolon
Samuel ChalkleySO 141Iowa City, IowaIowa City West
Alex CoolidgeSR 197Gillette, Wyo.Campbell County
Brian CristionFR 165Port Angeles, Wash.Port Angeles
Trevor EngleSO 149Kansas City, Mo.Staley
James GarrettFR 184Fountain, Colo.Mesa Ridge
Carl GaulSR 285Woodinville, Wash.Woodinville
Brent HammJR 174Iowa City, IowaCity High
Zachary HenningSO 141Decorah, IowaDecorah
Mitch HoodJR 125Morrison, Ill.Morrison
Vikash HypioSO 125Hotchkiss, Colo.Hotchkiss
Jim KirbyFR 197Deerfield, Ill.Deerfield
Danny KlemaSO 157Vernon Hills, Ill.Vernon Hills
Marc KosiekFR 141Darien, Ill.Hinsdale South
Michael MaksimovicFR 165Northbrook, Ill.Glenbrook
Nicholas MelonFR 133Brick, N.J.Brick Township
Jordan NgSR 125Honolulu, HawaiiPunahou
Phillip OpeltFR 133Neillsville, Wis.Neillsville
Chase RidenourFR 157St. Louis, Mo.Ladue Horton Watkins
Ben RosenSR 125Lincolnwood, Ill.Niles West
Benjamin RosenJR 165Portland, Ore.Cleveland
Nathan ShankFR 133Iowa City, IowaIowa City Regina
Scott SmithSO 125Chicago, Ill.Notre Dame
Kevin StahmerSO 184Chicago, Ill.Notre Dame
Eric TuckerSO 285Monroe, Conn.Masuk
Bryan WalshSO 125Urbandale, IowaWaukee
Mike Duroe - Head Coach - 9th season
Chad Beatty - Assistant Coach - 2nd season
Andrew Knaack - Assistant Coach - 9th season
Kyle Burkle - Assistant Coach - 6th season
Matt Fields - Assistant Coach - 3rd season
Alex Moen - Student Assistant - 1st season