LANCASTER, PA – The Rutgers University wrestling team improved its dual meet record to 5-3 on the season, defeating both Franklin & Marshall and Wagner on Saturday. The Scarlet Knights knocked off Franklin & Marshall, 28-6, before beating Wagner, 46-0. " />
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RU Wrestlers Down Franklin & Marshall, Wagner
  • Posted on January 18, 2003 12:00:00 AM
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  • LANCASTER, PA – The Rutgers University wrestling team improved its dual meet record to 5-3 on the season, defeating both Franklin & Marshall and Wagner on Saturday. The Scarlet Knights knocked off Franklin & Marshall, 28-6, before beating Wagner, 46-0.

    RU won eight of 10 matches to down Franklin & Marshall. At 125, freshman Shaun Sehar (Harrisburg, PA) earned his fourth major decision of the season, beating Will Filbert, 15-2. Sophomore Andrew Tilles (Devon, PA) downed Joe Peretta, 6-1, at 133, while junior Jon Rodriquez (Bound Brook, NJ) earned a 9-4 decision at 141 over Trent Dixon. Sophomore Chris Ressa (Andover, NJ) beat Matt Veres, 7-2, at 165. At 174, sophomore Andy Roy (Wall, NJ) defeated Isaiah Hankel by an 8-3 decision. At heavyweight, RU’s Frank Sabatino (Hazlet, NJ) downed Cornelius George, 2-1. RU notched wins at 184 and 197 with Rudy Medini (Colonia, NJ) and Ryan McGrath (Columbia, NJ) earning victories.

    F&M’s lone wins came at 149 and 157 where Mike Parziale downed Gene Zannetti (Edison, NJ), 9-4, and Nate Schy defeated junior Amir Khan (Voorhees, NJ), 8-3.

    The Scarlet Knights shutout Wagner, winning all 10 matches, recording two falls and two by major decision. Sehar and Tilles both won by forfeit at 125 and 133 respectively. Rodriquez earned his second decision of the day, defeating Gene Ronkiewicz, 7-0, while Zannetti earned an 8-3 decision at 149. Khan registered his fourth fall of the season, downing Vincent Vazzana at 3:43. At 165, Ressa earned a technical fall over Wagner’s PJ Richmond, 18-2 (3:30) for his team-high 21st win of the season. Roy won by major decision for his second win of the day, defeating George Snowflake, 14-1. Medini notched his fifth fall of the season, over Ryan Hayes at 3:36 at 184. RU’s second major decision came at 197 when McGrath beat Robert Panfili, 11-2. Junior John Fleming (South Orange, NJ) saw his first dual meet action of the season, earning a 5-0 victory over John Cichon.

    Rutgers returns home to begin a four-match homestand, Wednesday, Jan. 22, when the Scarlet Knights face Rider at 7 p.m. inside the College Avenue Gymnasium.

    Rutgers 28, F&M 6
    125 Shaun Sehar (RU) major dec. Will Filbert, 15-2
    133 Andrew Tilles (RU) dec. Joe Peretta, 6-1
    141 John Rodriguez (RU) dec. Trent Dixon, 9-4
    149 Mike Parziale (F) dec. Greg Zannetti, 9-4
    157 Nate Schy (F) dec. Amir Khan, 8-3
    165 Chris Ressa (RU) dec. Matt Veres, 7-2
    174 Andrew Roy (RU) dec. Isaiah Hankel, 8-3
    184 Rudy Medini (RU) dec. Tom Brinzer, 6-5
    197 Ryan McGrath (RU) won by forfeit
    HWT Frank Sabatino (RU) dec. Cornelius George, 2-1

    Rutgers 46, Wagner 0
    125 Shaun Sehar (RU) won by forfeit
    133 Andrew Tilles (RU) won by forfeit
    141 Jon Rodriguez (RU) dec. Gene Ronkiewicz, 7-0
    149 Gene Zannetti (RU) dec. Matt Hartigan, 8-3
    157 Amir Khan (RU) fall Vincent Vazzana, 3:43
    165 Chris Ressa (RU) tech. fall PJ Richard, 18-2 (3:20)
    174 Andrew Roy (RU) major dec. George Snowflake, 14-1
    184 Rudy Medini (RU) fall Ryan Hayes, 3:36
    197 Ryan McGrath (RU) major dec. Robert Panfili, 11-2
    HWT John Fleming (RU) dec. John Cichon, 5-0

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