PRINCETON, NJ - The Rutgers wrestling team won eight of 10 bouts en route to a 25-9 win over Princeton tonight in intercollegiate wrestling action in Princeton, NJ. The Scarlet Knights built a 13-0 lead after four matches, highlighted by a 13-2 major decision from Greg Austin (Seaville, NJ) to open the match. With the win, RU improves to 9-5 overall. " />
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RU Wrestling Cruises Past Princeton, 25-9
  • Posted on February 14, 2003 12:00:00 AM
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  • PRINCETON, NJ - The Rutgers wrestling team won eight of 10 bouts en route to a 25-9 win over Princeton tonight in intercollegiate wrestling action in Princeton, NJ. The Scarlet Knights built a 13-0 lead after four matches, highlighted by a 13-2 major decision from Greg Austin (Seaville, NJ) to open the match. With the win, RU improves to 9-5 overall.

    Following Austin's win, junior Amir Khan (Voorhees, NJ), sophomore Chris Ressa (Andover, NJ) and sophomore Andy Roy (Wall, NJ) emerged victorious to build a commanding advantage. Khan beat Milo Adams, 9-5, while Ressa won his team-leading 26th match, 7-3, over Charlie Wiggins. Roy, returning to action after missing the last three duals, shutout Steve Avsec, 5-0.

    At 184, fourth-seeded Greg Parker scored an 18-2 (5:23) tech fall over Rudy Medini (Colonia, NJ), but seniors Ryan McGrath (Blairstown, NJ) and Frank Sabatino (Hazlet, NJ) rebounded with back-to-back wins at 197 and 285, extending RU's lead to 19-3.

    Freshman Shaun Sehar (Harrisburg, PA) won at 125, 6-3, over Seth Dunipace, while Andrew Tilles (Devon, PA) defeated Brian Kirschbaum, 6-4. The win already sealed, Rutgers' Jon Rodriguez (Bound Brook, NJ) fell to Princeton's Joe Clark, 12-4, to conclude the competition.

    With the win, RU is now 28-33-5 all-time vs. Princeton, but 7-1-1 under head coach John Sacchi - with seven-consecutive wins. Rutgers has now also beaten both New Jersey schools, including a 19-14 win over Rider on January 22.

    Rutgers will return to action on Thursday, Feb. 20, when it travels to Philadelphia, PA to face Drexel at 7:00 p.m.

    Rutgers 25, Princeton 9
    149 - Greg Austin (Rut) def. John Knorring 13-2
    157 - Amir Khan (Rut) def. Milo Adams 9-5
    165 - Chris Ressa (Rut) def. Charlie Wiggins 7-3
    174 - Andrew Roy (Rut) def. Steve Avsec 5-0
    184 - Greg Parker (P) TF Rudy Medini (Rut) 18-2 (5:23)
    197 - Ryan McGrath (Rut) def. Ian Roncoroni 7-2
    HWT - Frank Sabatino (Rut) def. Allen Sista 3-1 (OT)
    125 - Shaun Sehar (Rut) def. Seth Dunipace 6-3
    133 - Andrew Tilles (Rut) def. Brian Kirschbaum 6-4
    141 - Joe Clarke (P) def. Jonathon Rodriguez 12-4

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