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Anthony Perrotti Finishes Eighth at NCAA Championships
The 157-pounder becomes first All-American since 2002
  • Posted on March 22, 2014 1:49:59 PM
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  • Anthony Perrotti
    Noah Whittenburg

    OKLAHOMA CITY, Okla. (March 22, 2014) – Redshirt sophomore 157-pounder Anthony Perrotti (Roseland, N.J.) achieved All-America status Saturday to become the first Scarlet Knight to reach the NCAA Championships podium since 2002. He dropped his seventh place bout, 2-0, against No. 5 Isaac Jordan (Wisconsin), ending the tournament in eighth place.

    Following a scoreless first period, Jordan quickly escaped in the second to take a 1-0 lead. Perrotti looked for an escape in the third to tie things up, but Jordan rode him through the period to seal a 2-0 win with 1:45 of riding time.

    Despite the loss, Perrotti is the first All-American under head coach Scott Goodale and the 9th in Rutgers history. He achieved the 10th All-American status in school history with the win, as 142-pounder Anthony Surage (1980, 83) was a two-time All-American – the only grappler in RU history to achieve that feat.

    Anthony Perrotti | R-So. (4-3)
    157 Pounds

    Championship First Round – No. 10 Blaise Butler (Virginia)

    First Period

    0:54 Perrotti takedown, 2-0

    0:39 Butler escape, 2-1

    Second Period

    Butler starts down

    1:49 Butler escape, 2-2

    1:11 Butler takedown, 2-4

    0:54 Perrotti reversal, 4-4

    0:49 Butler escape, 4-5

    Third Period

    Perrotti starts down

    1:54 Perrotti escape, 5-5

    0:54 Butler takedown, 5-7

    0:17 Perrotti escape, 6-7

    FINAL: L-D, 7-6

    Consolation First Round – Brandon Zeerip (Eastern Michigan)

    First Period

    2:12 Zeerip takedown, 0-2

    2:04 Perrotti escape, 1-2

    1:44 Zeerip stall, 2-2

    Second Period

    1:52 Zeerip escape, 2-3

    1:33 Zeerip takedown, 2-5

    1:30 Perrotti escape, 3-5

    1:19 Perrotti takedown, 5-5

    1:09 Zeerip escape, 5-6

    0:56 Zeerip takedown, 5-8

    0:52 Perrotti escape, 6-8

    Third Period

    1:52 Perrotti escape, 7-8

    0:40 Perrotti takedown, 9-8

    0:37 Perrotti near fall, 11-8

    0:00 Perrotti near fall, 13-8

    FINAL: W-D, 13-8

    Consolation Second Round – No. 8 Roger Pena (Oregon State)

    First Period

    2:53 Perrotti takedown, 2-0

    2:50 Perrotti pin

    FINAL: W-F, 0:10

    Consolation Third Round – No. 16 Zach Brunson (Illinois)

    First Period

    No scoring

    Second Period

    Perrotti starts down

    1:55 Perrotti escape, 1-0

    1:19 Brunson takedown, 1-2

    0:33 Perrotti reversal, 3-2

    0:31 Perrottin pin

    FINAL: W-F, 4:29

    Consolation Fourth Round – No. 6 Nestor Taffur (Boston University)

    First Period

    No scoring

    Second Period

    Perrotti starts down

    1:17 Perrotti reversal, 2-0

    0:24 Perrotti near fall, 4-0

    0:18 Taffur escape, 4-1

    Third Period

    Taffur starts down

    1:54 Taffur escape, 4-2

    0:26 Taffur pentalty, 5-2

    0:14 Perrotti takedown, 7-2

    0:08 Perrotti near fall, 10-2

    FINAL: W-MD, 10-2

    Consolation Quarterfinals – No. 2 Derek St. John (Iowa)

    First Period

    1:20 St. John takedown, 0-2

    0:22 Perrotti escape, 1-2

    Second Period

    St. John starts down

    1:58 St. John escape, 1-3

    1:17 St. John takedown, 1-5

    0:00 Perrotti escape, 2-5

    Third Period

    Perrotti starts down

    0:50 Perrotti escape, 3-5

    0:05 Perrotti takedown, 5-5

    St. John riding time point (3:17)

    FINAL: L-D, 6-5

    Seventh Place Match – No. 5 Isaac Jordan (Wisconsin)

    First Period

    No scoring

    Second Period

    1:46 Jordan escape, 0-1

    Third Period

    Perrotti starts down

    Jordan riding time point (1:45)

    FINAL: L-D, 2-0

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