The Mids return five of their nine placewinners from last year's team that placed second at the EIWA Championship.
Mason Bailey and Raymond Borja won their first matches on Friday morning before bowing out of the tournament.
Both Mason Bailey and Raymond Borja won their opening-round matches in Des Moines.
Navy freshman Mathew Miller earned a #12 seed at 174 pounds.
Dan Miller is Navy's first EIWA heavyweight championsince Ed Predergast won in 2007 and '08.
Bailey in 2011-12 (Jr.): Produced a 16-9 record after battling injuries throughout the season ... placed among the top six in four of the five tournaments in which he competed, including taking the title at the Navy Classic ... opened the year with a third-place finish at the Eastern Michigan Open, defeating Purdue's Chad Welch in the third-place bout ... was the runnerup at the All-Academy Championship, dropping a 4-0 decision to Army's Cole Gracey ... finished sixth at the EIWA Championship ... picked up dual meet victories over Buffalo's Dominic Montesanti (7-3) and North Carolina's Kyle Kiss (3-1).
2010-11 (So.): Settled in as Navy's starting 165-pounder who put together a 17-16 record and featured a 3-3 dual mark ... placed among the top eight in five of the seven tournaments in which he competed, including a third-place finish at the All-Academy Championship ... also placed at Eastern Michigan (7th/8th), the Navy Classic (2nd) and the Nittany Lion Open (6th) ... closed out the season with an eighth-place finish at the EIWA Championship ... helped lead the Mids to their 11th-straight Star Match victory over Army by scoring a 5-3 decision over Alex Smith ... in what was perhaps the biggest win of his career, he defeated Lehigh's Brandon Hatchett, who was ranked 18th nationally, by a 5-4 decision ... Hatchett went on to gain All-America honors ... claimed an excited victory over North Carolina's Thomas Scotton by way of riding time following the second tie breaker period ... Bailey had previously been defeated by Scott at both the Nittany Lion Open and the Southern Scuffle.
2009-10 (Fr.): Saw action in four tournaments where he placed in a pair ... opened his collegiate career by winning his first tournament, the Central New Jersey Open with a 7-5 decision over princeton's Andrew Lowy in the championship bout ... followed up with a fifth-place finish at the Navy Classic which featured a double overtime win against classmate Jake Schalles ... also competed at the Nittany Lion Open and the Southern Scuffle ... finished his rookie season with an 11-6 record.
High School: A 2009 graduate of East Fairmont High School, Bailey was a three-sport standout earning letters in wrestling (4), football (3) and track (1) ... recipient of the 2008-09 Dutton Award, which is presented to the state's top wrestler ... a four-time conference and region champion, he was a three-time state finalist and four-time placewinner ... as a junior, he won the state title at 160 pounds with a 31-2 record ... he won the 171-pound state crown as a senior behind a remarkable 51-1 performance ... named the West Virginia State Tournament Wrestler of the Year in 2008-09 ... named East Fairmont's 2008-09 Male Scholar-Athlete of the Year ... four-time All-State (W.Va.) and all-conference selection ... served as captain of the wrestling team as a junior and senior and the football team his senior year ... member of the National Honor Society ... member of Mu Alpha Theta, honoring mathematics scholars ... served as the junior class president.
Personal: Son of Rick and Erin Bailey ... majoring in Information Technology ... named to the Commandant's List the spring of his junior year ... his service assignment is Navy Pilot.