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A.J. Jankowski

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Eighth-seeded sophomore Scott Winston fell short of All-American
status at the NCAA'Championships with his second loss of the season
to Lehigh's Brandon'Hatchett. The wrestleback bout went to a
tiebreaker, where Hatchett outrode Winston for a 3-2 win.

Rolled over

PHILADELPHIA — It was meant to be an exclamation point on a banner year, but instead the Rutgers wrestling team's season ended at the NCAA Championships with one major question mark.

Rutgers head wrestling coach'Scott Goodale led his team to a
71-20-1 dual meet record in his first four seasons since leaving
Jackson'Memorial High School.

Head coach jumps from HS to RU

Standing in a gymnasium in College Park, Md., Scott Goodale looked at the scoreboard and sighed. It told him his Rutgers wrestling team was on the losing end of a 34-9 score and his Scarlet Knights were 0-3 in his first year as their head coach.

Senior 174-pounder Alex Caruso earned a third-place finish
yesterday at the'EIWA'Championships after former Lehigh
teammate'Austin'Meys withdrew from their match with a medical

Winston captures first EIWA title at 165 pounds

LEWISBURG, Pa. — It may not have been against the opponent he planned for, but Scott Winston is not complaining. The sophomore became the first EIWA Champion for Rutgers wrestling in 10 years yesterday on the campus of Bucknell by defeating Columbia's Eren Civan, 3-2, in overtime.

Sophomore 133-pounder Matt Fusco, bottom, looks to earn an
automatic NCAA Tournament bid with a strong weekend.

Rutgers faces tough slate in Tourney

When the Rutgers wrestling team heads to Lewisburg, Pa., this weekend for the EIWA Tournament, the outlook will be different than in years' past. No. 1 Cornell plans to bring home its fifth consecutive conference title, but a handful of programs are in position to dethrone the Big Red.


Junior excels at 174-pounds in redshirt year

A redshirt year in wrestling is unlike one in any other sport. Often times, it is used in college sports solely for medical purposes or to help a freshman take a backseat and learn the ropes before being relied on to contribute to the team.


No, no, no - a final goodbye from Buffalo Soldier

I cannot think of two sections that are more polar opposites than sports and opinions. Instead of immersing myself in world politics or the national debt, I spent the last few years in a press box at Yurcak Field or driving alone to Bethlehem, Pa., for a wrestling match.

Sophomore 125-pounder Joe Langel took the Knights' opening bout
over Lehigh's Mitch Berger last night at the RAC.

Same old story

The match could not have started out any better for the Rutgers wrestling team against conference powerhouse Lehigh.

Head coach Scott Goodale's .769 winning percentage in his four
years at Rutgers ranks No. 1 among all time Scarlet Knight coaches
with a record thus far of 70-20-1.

Proving ground

The United States saw its fair share of changes between 1950 and the present day. Gasoline was 18 cents a gallon, basketball legend Julius Erving was just born and the mascot for Rutgers athletics was a rooster known as a Chanticleer.

Sophomore 165-pounder Scott Winston is 16-2 in his first season
back from a redshirt and is ranked No. 6 in the nation.

Eagles provide midweek test for top 10 RU

It may not come with the prestige of a dual at the Louis Brown Athletic Center or the recognition a wrestling powerhouse might bring, but tonight's matchup between the Rutgers wrestling team and American is going to be a test.

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