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Scarlet Knights Spotted in EIWA Preseeds
Mason and Zannetti hold top spots at their weights
  • Posted on March 01, 2012 8:30:53 PM
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  • PISCATAWAY, N.J. (March 1, 2012) – Nine Rutgers wrestling team members were placed in the preseeds for the 108th Eastern Intercollegiate Wrestling Association Championships, it was announced Thursday. RU 149-pounder Mario Mason (Moorestown, N.J.) and 174-pounder Greg Zannetti (Edison, N.J.) were tabbed as the preemptive top seeds of their respective weight classes.

    The EIWA event, hosted by Princeton from Saturday, March 3 - Sunday, March 4 inside Jadwin Gym, will have seeding and brackets finalized after a league-wide coaches meeting held on Friday, March 2. The initial tournament positioning information was compiled by vote of the league’s coaches.

    Starting off head coach Scott Goodale’s lineup at 125 pounds is No. 6 Vincent Dellefave (Toms River, N.J.), who has wrestled to a 12-11 record in 2011-12. No. 5 Michael DeMarco (Lyndhurst, N.J.) posted an 18-9 record at 133 pounds. No. 6 Billy Ashnault (South Plainfield, N.J.) was one of three Scarlet Knights to eclipse the 20-win mark with his 20-12 record.

    Mason has positioned himself for top billing in the 149-pound division with his 19-2 record. No. 2 Scott Winston (Jackson, N.J.) compiled a 16-5 mark at 165 pounds. No. 1 Zannetti finished the regular season as RU’s team leader in wins with his 26-3 record.

    No. 5 Dan Seidenberg (Red Bank, N.J.) recorded a 13-11 record at 184 pounds. No. 5 Dan Rinaldi (Lodi, N.J.) has notched a 22-4 record at 197 pounds. No. 6 Dan Hopkins (Jackson, N.J.) put together a 6-12 record at heavyweight.

    Wrestling action is set to begin at 9 a.m., Saturday.

    Follow Rutgers Athletics on Facebook (www.facebook.com/RutgersAthletics) and Twitter (@RUAthletics) for all of the latest news and updates. For specific updates regarding Rutgers wrestling, follow the program on Twitter (@RUWrestling). Fans can receive timely information, including special offers and giveaways throughout the year on our social media outlets along with www.ScarletKnights.com.

    2012 EIWA Consensus Preseeds - Rutgers
    125 pounds: No. 6 Vincent Dellefave
    133 pounds: No. 5 Mike DeMarco
    141 pounds: No. 6 Billy Ashnault
    149 pounds: No. 1 Mario Mason
    165 pounds: No. 2 Scott Winston
    174 pounds: No. 1 Greg Zannetti
    184 pounds: No. 5 Dan Seidenberg
    197 pounds: No. 5 Dan Rinaldi
    HWT: No. 6 Dan Hopkins

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