PISCATAWAY, NJ – Junior Amir Khan (Vorhees, NJ) gave a huge lift to the Rutgers wrestling squad with a third period pin at 157, leading the Scarlet Knights to a 24-12 win over the Maryland Terripans. The win was the fourth straight for Rutgers, giving them a 7-3 record on the season." />
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Khan’s Pin Powers Rutgers to a 24-12 Win over Maryland
  • Posted on January 29, 2003 12:00:00 AM
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  • PISCATAWAY, NJ – Junior Amir Khan (Vorhees, NJ) gave a huge lift to the Rutgers wrestling squad with a third period pin at 157, leading the Scarlet Knights to a 24-12 win over the Maryland Terripans. The win was the fourth straight for Rutgers, giving them a 7-3 record on the season. Leading 7-0 after two periods, Khan took Jason Kiessling to his back off the whistle. The pin was Khan’s fifth of the year, a team high.

    Maryland’s John-Henry Zarzycki got the Terps off to a 3-0 lead with a 5-1 decision over Jon Rodriguez (Bound Brook, NJ). Rutgers bounced back with four straight wins. Greg Austin (Seaville, NJ) started the run with a 8-2 win over Adam James. After Khan’s pin, Chris Ressa (Andover, NJ) and Andy Roy (Wall, NJ) followed with six-point decisions. Roy’s win gave Rutgers a commanding 15-3 lead.

    Jake Stork cut the lead to 15-9 with a first peiord pin over Rudy Medini (Colonia, NJ). Maryland’s momentum was short-lived, however, as Rutgers took the next two matches. Ryan McGrath (Columbia, NJ) picked up a decision at 197 and heavyweight Frank Sabatino (Hazlet) won, 3-1, in overtime to extend Rutgers lead to 21-9. Rutgers split the last two matches, resulting in a 24-12 final score.

    Rutgers returns to action on Saturday, February, 1, when it hosts Boston University and Sacred Heart for a tri-meet at College Ave. Gymnasium. The matches are scheduled to start at 12:00 pm.

    Rutgers 24, Maryland 12
    141-John-Henry Zarzycki (M) dec. Jon Rodriguez 5-1
    149-Greg Austin (RU) dec. Adam James 8-2
    157-Amir Khan (RU) pin Jason Kiessling 5:36
    165-Chris Ressa (RU) dec. Sean Collins 10-4
    174-Andy Roy (RU) dec. Patt Cissne 9-3
    184-Jake Stork (M) pin Rudy Medini 1:08
    197-Ryan McGrath (RU) dec. Sal Aquia 5-3
    285-Frank Sabatino (RU) dec. Eric Fehnel 3-1OT
    125-Matt Pandullo (M) dec. Shaun Sehar 5-3
    133-Andrew Tilles (RU) dec. Mike Lupa 4-1

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