Despite a room filled with new faces, expectations don’t change for RCTC wrestling

With 20 freshmen, second-year coach Andy Hackenmueller continues to put his stamp on the powerhouse program

ROCHESTER — There are plenty of new faces as Andy Hackenmueller looks around the Rochester Community and Technical College wrestling room.

The second-year RCTC wrestling coach has just eight second-year grapplers to go along with 20 freshmen. It’s something that has come with some ups and downs so far this season, but one the young squad has attacked.

“Fortunately and unfortunately, we have a lot of freshmen,” Hackenmueller said. “I got about five second year guys who were national qualifiers last year. So we do have some good experience guys left. But probably two-thirds of the team is freshmen. It’s still pretty early in their careers, though, so we’re kind of going through some bumps in the road at the moment, but it’s all nothing out of the ordinary.” Continue reading at →