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.
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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