KANSAS CITY, MO – Two of four wrestlers from the Rutgers wrestling team remain active after day one of the 2003 NCAA Division I Wrestling Championships. RU sent four wrestlers to nationals, with two bowing out on the first day. All four lost their opening round matches.
Sophomore Andy Roy (Wall, NJ) and junior Amir Khan (Voorhees, NJ) are still competing after picking up wins in the first round of consolation action. Roy, competing at 174, fell to Ryan Lange, 7-2, in his first match, but rebounded with a 9-4 win over Oregon State’s Jake Huffman. Khan, competing at 157, lost, 12-7, to NC State’s Scott Garren, but rebounded with an 11-9 win over Wyoming’s Andrew Shuler.
Senior Ryan McGrath (Blairstown, NJ) and junior Greg Austin (Seaville, NJ) both dropped their first two matches. McGrath fell to Damian Hahn of Minnesota, 7-1, and Cornell’s Matt Greenburg, 6-2. Austin was pinned by WVU’s Billy Smith at the 1:35 mark and then took a medical forfeit in the consolation round.