Wrestling Puts Two on Podium at NCAA Championships
Rutgers wrestling closed out the 2017 NCAA Division I Wrestling Championships with two All-Americans for the second consecutive year over the weekend at the Scottrade Center in St. Louis. Sixth-place finisher Anthony Ashnault and seventh-place finisher Ken Theobold will both represent the program on the podium Saturday night.
Theobold Locks Up All-America Status
No. 15 149-pounder Kenny Theobold secured All-America honors after he defeated Wisconsin's Andrew Crone in the round of 12 Friday night at the 2017 NCAA Division I Wrestling Championships in St. Louis.
Ashnault, Theobold Advance to NCAA Championship Quarterfinals
No. 15 Ken Theobold registered an upset victory against No. 2 Anthony Collica of Oklahoma State and No. 5 Anthony Ashnault collected a come-from-behind win over No. 12 Luke Pletcher of Ohio State as both advanced to the quarterfinals of the 2017 NCAA Division I Wrestling Championships Thursday night in St. Louis.
No. 12 WRES Competes at NCAA Championships March 16-18
No. 12 Rutgers wrestling and seven grapplers travel to St. Louis to compete at the 2017 NCAA Division I Championships from March 16-18. RU's seven qualifiers make it three straight seasons the Scarlet Knights have sent at least five competitors to wrestling's biggest stage.
Brackets, Seeding Released For 2017 NCAA Championships
Brackets and seeding for the 2017 NCAA Division I Wrestling Championships were released Wednesday, as three Scarlet Knights came away with seeded positions. 141-pounder Anthony Ashnault, the two-time Big Ten Champion, secured the highest seed for Rutgers at No. 5 in his class.
174-Pounder Jordan Pagano Qualifies for NCAA Championships
Redshirt sophomore 174-pounder Jordan Pagano has received an at-large qualifying bid for the 2017 NCAA Championships from March 16-18 in St. Louis. With Pagano qualifying, Rutgers Wrestling will now have seven Scarlet Knights at nationals.
Ashnault Dominates For Second Consecutive Big Ten Wrestling Championship
Redshirt junior 141-pounder Anthony Ashnault left no doubt in his Big Ten Conference final matchup Sunday afternoon, dominating Javier Gasca III of Michigan State, 15-2, for his second consecutive league crown. Ashnault (27-3) is the second wrestler in Rutgers history with multiple conference championships, with both wins coming by major decision margins.
Ashnault to Defend Big Ten Title Sunday in 141-Pound Final
Top-seeded Anthony Ashnault will defend his title Sunday in the 141-pound final of the 2017 Big Ten Wrestling Championships.