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Heavyweight Smith Ranked No. 20 by AWN
Redshirt sophomore becomes second Scarlet Knight to earn preseason ranking
  • Posted on October 16, 2013 11:05:42 AM
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  • PISCATAWAY, N.J. (October 16, 2013) – The Rutgers wrestling team had another wrestler receive a preseason ranking, as redshirt sophomore Billy Smith (Wantage, N.J.) was ranked No. 20 by Amateur Wrestling News (AWN), the organization announced Tuesday.

    Smith finished 27-11 last season en route to a sixth place finish at the EIWA Tournament, earning a qualifying bid to the NCAA Tournament.

    Redshirt senior Vinnie Dellefave (Toms River, N.J.) is the other RU wrestler to enter the season ranked, earning a No. 17 ranking at 133 pounds from WIN Magazine on Sept. 30. Dellefave qualified for the NCAA Tournament last season, going 27-10 and finishing third at the EIWA Tournament.

    RU’s wrestle-offs are scheduled for Oct. 26 at the College Ave. Gym and will begin at 9 a.m.

    The Scarlet Knights compete in their first dual on Nov. 3 at Hofstra before returning to “The Barn” on Nov. 17 for their first home match of the season against Boston University. Season tickets for the 2013-14 Rutgers wrestling season are now on sale via the Rutgers Athletics Ticket Office. Fans can purchase or renew their season tickets by calling 1–866-445-GORU (4678) or visiting scarletknights.com 

    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.



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