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Coach's Corner with Jesse Castro

December 4, 2009
|  Lynchburg, Va.
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Liberty head wrestling coach Jesse Castro

Liberty head wrestling coach Jesse Castro

Coach's Corner Link (Audio Interview)

[AUDIO INTERVIEW] LibertyFlames.com continues its Coach's Corner segments today by sitting down for the first time this wrestling season with four-year head wrestling coach Jesse Castro.

Castro has his group of grapplers off to a stellar start early in the 2009-10 season. Liberty has posted a 4-2-0 record in dual events, winning its opening four duals before dropping a decision to No. 11 Indiana at the Hoosier Duals.

The Flames tournament action has been spotlighted by a team victory at the Keystone Classic, which including a tournament field with No. 24 Penn and No. 25 Duke. The team title was Liberty's sixth team championship since the program was reinstated for the 2006-07 season, but the first that has not been tied to a NCAA East Regional event.

Liberty's leading wrestlers following the close of action at the end of November have been senior team captain Frankie Gayeski and redshirt sophomore Scott Clymer. Gayeski has won his last eight bouts, including a tournament victory at the Keystone Classic at 149 pounds. Clymer is tied with Gayeski for the team lead with 10 victories, and the 141-pounder has placed in two different tournaments this season.