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RUWR Gears Up for Asics University Freestyle National Championships
Nine grapplers set to compete in Akron, Ohio
  • Posted on May 21, 2014 12:01:22 PM
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  • Redshirt freshman 174-pounder Phil Bakuckas

    PISCATAWAY, N.J. (May 21, 2014) – Nine Scarlet Knight wrestlers will head to Akron, Ohio to compete in the 2014 Asics University Freestyle National Championships from May 24-25 at the Louis and Freda Stile Athletic Field House.  

    Freshmen Anthony Ashnault (South Plainfield, N.J.), Tyson Dippery (Harrisburg, Pa.) and Mike Underwood (Cary, Ill.), redshirt freshmen Sean McCabe (Connetquot, N.Y.) and Phil Bakuckas (Hammonton, N.J.), sophomores Hayden Hrymack (Lincroft, N.J.), Ethan Orr (Branchburg, N.J.) and Ken Theobold (Toms River, N.J.) and redshirt sophomore Anthony Perrotti (Roseland, N.J.) will all compete in their respective freestyle weight classes, beginning at 9 a.m. on Saturday, May 24.

    The top two University place winners in each Olympic weight class qualify for the 2014 World Team Trials Phase II, scheduled for July 24 in Fargo, North Dakota. The event will be conducted in a one-day format using line bracketing. The World Team Trials qualifiers will wrestle in a Trials Tournament in the morning. The winner of the Trials Tournament will challenge the wrestler who has earned automatic berth to the Final Wrestle-Off in a best of three series in the evening.

    Students who are currently officially registered as proceeding towards a degree or diploma at a university or similar institute whose status is recognized by the appropriate national academic authority of their country are eligible to compete in the university freestyle competition. Former students of the institutions mentioned above who have obtained their academic degree or diploma in the year preceding the event may also compete.

    RU Competitors by Weight

    57 KG (125.7 pounds) – Sean McCabe

    65 KG (143.3 pounds) – Anthony Ashnault and Tyson Dippery

    70 KG (154.3 pounds) – Ken Theobold and Mike Underwood

    74 KG (163 pounds) – Anthony Perrotti

    80 KG (176.4 pounds) – Phil Bakuckas and Ethan Orr

    86 KG (189.6 pounds) – Hayden Hrymack

    Events Schedule

    Saturday, May 24
    University (Men) FS Preliminaries
    9:00 a.m. to 1:30 p.m.

    University (Men) FS Preliminaries
    3:00 p.m. to 8:30 p.m.

    Sunday, May 25
    University/FILA Junior College Coaches Meeting
    8:00 a.m. to 8:45 a.m.

     University (Men) FS to Completion
    *University Finals will be best of three (3)
    9:00 a.m. to Conclusion

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