LANCASTER, Pa. – Franklin & Marshall head wrestling coach Mike Rogers has announced the Diplomats' latest recruiting class. The six-person class features five grapplers from Pennsylvania and one from New York.
"We're excited about our incoming group of six freshmen," said Rogers. "All of these wrestlers come to F&M as accomplished student-athletes in their own right, and they all have the ability to make an immediate impact on the program. I'm looking forward to an exciting season watching them develop."
The Class of 2017 joins a group of 17 returners this winter. The Diplomats lost just one senior to graduation last year.
Complete bios of the six freshmen are listed below.F&M Wrestling Class of 2017 Jason Bing, 125, Levittown, Pa./East Pennsbury Gordon Bolig, 184, Pottstown, Pa./Owen J. Roberts Andrew Francos, 165, Sinking Spring, Pa./Wilson Alfredo Giannaccari, 197, Newtown Square, Pa./Malvern Prep Michael Marano, 149, Allentown, Pa./Parkland Tommy Quinlan, 141, Fayetteville, N.Y./Fayetteville-Manlius
Jason Bing (Levittown, Pa./East Pennsbury)
Projected weight class: 125
Highlights: Three-time PIAA State qualifier...Three-time Academic All-American…Posted 108-27 record... Placed third at Escape the Rock
Gordon Bolig (Pottstown, Pa./Owen J. Roberts)
Projected weight class: 184
Highlights: Two-time District Champion...Two-time PIAA AAA State qualifier... Posted career mark of 127-46... Placed 8th in the state as a senior... Took seventh at Beast of the East... Also played on soccer team
Andrew Francos (Sinking Spring, Pa./Wilson)
Projected weight class: 165
Highlights: PIAA State qualifer at AAA level...Three-year varsity wrestler...Two-time team captain...Compiled 78-17 record during junior and senior seasons... Captured county and sectional championships senior year... First team all-county...Helped lead team to two county championships...Fargo qualifier...National Honor Society
Alfredo Giannaccari (Newtown Square, Pa./Malvern Prep)
Projected weight class: 197
Highlights: Three-time placewinner at private school state championships…Placed seventh at 2013 National Preps... Posted record of 98-20
Michael Marano (Allentown, Pa./Parkland)
Projected weight class: 149
Highlights: Four-year varsity starter...Twice named LVC First Team...Compiled 109-59 career record
Tommy Quinlan (Fayetteville, N.Y./Fayetteville-Manlius)
Projected weight class: 141
Highlights: Two-time Section 3 finalist... New York State qualifier... Career record of 140-45... Also played varsity football and track & field