NEW BRUNSWICK, N.J. (Dec. 21, 2013) – The Rutgers wrestling team has three home matches slated for the first week of the new year, including two promotions at the College Ave Gym for its matches against Columbia (Jan. 3) and Harvard (Jan. 5).
The home matches represent the first for the Scarlet Knights since Nov. 17, when the squad topped Boston University, 16-15.
The program will welcome back former Scarlet Knight grapplers on Friday, Jan. 3 to join the squad as it wrestles Columbia at 7 p.m. RU wrestling alumni that attend will receive a foam finger and t-shirt, while the first 500 fans to arrive at the College Ave Gym will receive a foam finger.
“Youth Recreation Night”
The Scarlet Knights’ match on Sunday, Jan. 5, when RU wrestles Harvard at 1 p.m., marks “Youth Recreation Night,” the second one of the season for RU wrestling. The match will include a pre-match clinic for club teams interested, which will begin at approximately 11 a.m. Harvard assistant coach J.P. O’Connor, a three-time All-American and 2010 NCAA Champion at 157 pounds, will assist with the clinic.
The squad will also hold a post-match poster autograph session for all. The first 100 kids in attendance will receive a complimentary Rutgers water bottle.
If interested in bringing your youth club out to the match to participate in the pre-match clinic, please contact the RU Ticket Office. The ticket rate for groups of 15 or more is $5 a ticket, as all ticket purchases must be done through the RU Ticket Office in order to ensure a spot at the clinics. To purchase tickets, please call 1-866-445-GORU (4678).
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