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Rutgers Wrestling: Knights drop a tough 17-16 match

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No. 6 Rutgers taking on it's fourth Big Ten opponent. The results were not what was hoped for against Minnesota.

Roy DeBoer - used with permission

We'll have more in a follow up but for now.....

Big Ten record for Rutgers: 11-3, 2-2 Big Ten

Winning five of ten bouts, the Knights could not overcome the Minnesota attack, dropping the match 17-16.

A critical win by 125 pounder Sean McCabe put the Knights up. leading to a dog fight the rest of the way.

A big time ranked matchup saw No. 4 Anthony Ashnault (now 18-2) vs. No. 12 Tommy Thorn with Thorn coming away with a solid 8-1 win.

Rutgers trailed by five gong into the final bout with Nick Gravina taking on the Gophers' Christopher Pfarr, needing a fall for the Rutgers win.  Gravina scored a major win, 11-3, but it was not enough for a victory.

On the Banks will have a full recap tomorrow.