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Rutgers claimed its first dual victory inside the RAC this season, when it narrowly escaped the No. 24 Tar Heels (6-8, 0-0) by a score of 18-17 in front of 3,511 fans, giving it a 2-2 record at home. Prior to Friday night, the only home win for the Knights came in the home opener against Maryland at High Point Solutions Stadium.
There certainly were high expectations for the Scarlet Knights (3-2, 1-1) coming into this season, with three top-10 ranked wrestlers on the squad, and seven ranked overall in at least one poll. Led by Penn State transfer Nick Suriano, a 125-pound sophomore who is ranked at No. 2 in his weight class, this team was supposed to be one of the best in Rutgers history.
The Knights let a 12-0 lead slip through their fingers as they ended up falling 23-15, losing six of the final seven duals.
No. 7 Iowa (5-0, 1-0) will be the first team to face Rutgers inside the Rutgers Athletic Center (RAC) this season, after the lone home match this season was held at High Point Solutions Stadium. Friday night’s match will also be a return to Big Ten matchups for the Knights, who have only faced Maryland so far this season.
Coming into the season, the Rutgers wrestling team had five ranked wrestlers — sophomore 125-pounder Nick Suriano, fifth-year senior 133-pounder Scott DelVecchio, fifth-year senior 157-pounder Richie Lewis, redshirt junior 174-pounder Jordan Pagano and fifth-year senior 184-pounder Nick Gravina.
If the Rutgers wrestling team has hopes of being in the top-5 by season’s end, matches like the one on Friday cannot happen again.
The No. 11 Scarlet Knights (3-1) lost 22-16 to Lock Haven (1-0) on Friday, suffering their first team loss of the season.
The Scarlet Knights (3-0, 1-0) will head into December without a loss on their heads yet, showing the strength and skill the program has, as Rutgers gets ready to face a small yet surprisingly strong Lock Haven.
The Scarlet Knights (3-0, 1-0) saw 12 of their 14 competitors place at the invitational held in West Point, New York this past weekend, including two champions, two runners-up and two third-place finishers.
With no dual meet on the line or team title at stake this weekend, the Rutgers wrestling team is gearing up to head to West Point, New York to partake in the Army Invitational starting Sunday at 9:30 a.m.
The fifth-year senior has spent his college career with the No. 11 Scarlet Knights (3-0, 1-0) building both his resume and the resume of the growing program. Gravina was ranked No. 10 overall in his weight class in the preseason and is still holding on to that spot after beginning the season 3-0.
The No. 12 Scarlet Knights (3-0, 1-0) showcased that thirst on Saturday, as they defeated two teams on the same day.
Rutgers faced a powerful No. 19 Oklahoma (1-2) who seemed no match for its stacked lineup. The Knights defeated the Sooners, 22-9, after winning seven of the 10 matchups on Saturday morning.
After a breakout season last year for the Rutgers wrestling team,
junior 165-pounder John Van Brill is ready to prove it was not a fluke.Even
after his impressive 24-13 overall record last season, which included
an 11-4 record in dual matches as well as a 3-2 and 1-2 record in the
Big Ten and National Collegiate Athletic Association (NCAA) Tournaments,
Van Brill still is not satisfied and is hungry for more this season.
The Rutgers wrestling team got off to a hot start as it rolled through Maryland, taking the Terrapins down by a score of 27-9 on Saturday at High Point Solutions Stadium. From the onset, the energy exuberating through the stadium was all the No. 12 Scarlet Knights (1-0, 1-0) needed to get going.
The Rutgers wrestling team will kick off its 2017 campaign this Saturday afternoon, the first matchup of a doubleheader with the football team.The No. 12 Scarlet Knights will host Maryland in the season opener at High Point Solutions Stadium on Saturday at noon.
The move from Penn State to Rutgers is never an easy one. The Scarlet Knights do not like the Nittany Lions and vice versa. It is that simple. But that is the move sophomore Nick Suriano is making this year for the Rutgers wrestling team.
For fifth-year senior Scott DelVecchio, this is it — his last year on the Rutgers wrestling team. So it makes sense he wants to make the most of it.
Welcome to the third edition of the Rutgers Roundup.Due to a pause for Spring Break, this roundup will discuss the major events of the last two weeks, a frame of time chock full of historic milestones.
It seemed a season of familiarity.Anthony Ashnault led the team out onto the mats in early November as he had done in years past.Ken Theobold and Nicholas Gravina, never too far behind, provided lessons in stability and security.
As with any major event for head coach Scott Goodale and his Rutgers wrestling team, it was all about health.“Getting some really good rest, a couple days off,” he said.
He emerged from the mat, some weight of expectations off his back if only for the moment he took to take in the scenes.