PISCATAWAY, NJ – The Rutgers University wrestling team, under the head coach John Sacchi, will open its season on Saturday, November 15 when it travels to the Oklahoma Gold/Brockport Invitational in Brockport, NY, one of 15 regular-season dates on the 2003-04 schedule, which was announced today.
The Scarlet Knights open their home slate on Saturday, November 29 when they host perennial national title contender Nebraska. Rutgers is also home for matches with East Stroudsburg (Jan. 7), Navy (Jan. 10), Franklin & Marshall/Wagner (Jan. 17), Brown (Jan. 24), Drexel (Feb. 19) and Princeton (Feb. 25). RU will also square off with Lehigh on December 6 and travel to the Midlands Championships on Dec. 29-30.
The Scarlet Knights posted a 10-6 dual meet record in 2002-2003, finished
sixth at EIWA Championships and sent four wrestlers to the NCAA Championships – the
most since the 1960 season. Returning are three of those competitors – Greg
Austin (Seaville, NJ), Amir Khan (Voorhees, NJ) and Andy Roy (Wall, NJ).
2003-04 RUTGERS WRESTLING SCHEDULE
Saturday, November 15 Oklahoma/Brockport Tournament Brockport, NY 10:00 a.m.
Saturday, November 22 Navy Classic Tournament Annapolis, MD 9:00 a.m.
Saturday, November 29 NEBRASKA HOME 12:00 noon
Saturday, December 6 Lehigh Duals Bethlehem, PA 10:00 a.m.
Monday-Tuesday December 29-30 Wilkes Open Wilkes-Barre, PA 10:00 a.m., Midlands Evanston, IL 10:00 a.m.
Wednesday, January 7 EAST STROUDSBURG HOME 7:00 p.m.
Saturday, January 10 NAVY HOME 3:00 p.m.
Thursday, January 15 Sacred Heart Fairfield, CT 6:00 p.m.
Saturday, January 17 FRANKLIN & MARSHALL/WAGNER HOME 12:00 noon
Wednesday, January 21 Rider Lawrenceville, NJ 7:00 p.m.
Saturday, January 24 BROWN HOME 1:00 p.m.
Saturday, January 31 Boston University Boston, MA 4:00 p.m.
Saturday, February 7 Maryland/Duke/Eastern Michigan College Park, MD 12:00
Saturday, February 14 Army West Point, NY 4:00 p.m.
Thursday, February 19 DREXEL HOME 7:00 p.m.
Wednesday, February 25 PRINCETON HOME 7:00 p.m.
Saturday-Sunday March 6-7 Eastern Championships Univ. of Pennsylvania Philadelphia, PA
Thursday-Saturday March 18-20 National Championships St. Louis, MO