LAWRENCEVILLE, NJ - The Rutgers wrestling fell to Rider, 26-15, at the Alumni Gymnasium in Lawrenceville on Wednesday night. The Scarlet Knights got wins from 184-pound senior Rudy Medini (Colonia, NJ) and 141-pound junior Steve Adamcsik (Chester, NJ).
Adamcsik earned an 8-0 major decision over Mike Palma of Rider to record his team-best 21st victory of the season. Adamcsik is 21-3 on the year and extended his personal winning-streak to 16 matches.
Medini also earned an 8-0 major decision over Joe Maroney and improved his overall record on the season to 19-4. Medini's victory gave him 69 overall for his Rutgers career – good for 23rd all-time on the RU career list.
Sophomore 157-pounder Jamie Lijo (Hopatcong, NJ) opened the match with a 16-4 major decision over Rider's Dan Silberman, unfortunately, the Scarlet Knights dropped their next two matches and would never lead in the meet again.
The loss dropped the Scarlet Knights to 7-5 on the season. With the win, the Broncs improved their record to 8-4-1.
The loss was the third in a row for the Scarlet Knights and they will look to rebound on Saturday, Jan. 28 when they travel to Boston, MA to take on the Terriers of Boston University at 12:00 p.m.
157 – Jamie Lijo-Rut major dec. Dan Silberman-Rid 16-4 0-4
165 – Chris Marold-Rid dec. Matt Pletcher-Rut 5-2 3-4
174 – Doug Umbehauer-Rid wbf Michael Whalen-Rut 6:18 9-4
184 – Rudy Medni-Rut major dec. Joe Maroney-Rid 8-0 9-8
197 – T.J. Morrison-Rid tech fall Lamar Brown-Rut 15-0 14-8
HWT – Mike D'Amico-Rut dec. Peter Reid-Rid 3-0 14-11
125 – Ryan Smith-Rid wbf Ricky Ringel-Rut 5:48 20-11
133 – Zach Cunliffe-Rid dec. Kellen Bradley-Rut 3-0 23-11
141 – Steve Adamcsik-Rut major dec. Mike Palma-Rid 8-0 23-15
149 – Mike Kessler-R id dec. Mike Ferrara-Rut 6-1 26-15