Two weekend losses cost Rutgers a couple of spots in the national rankings. But on an individual basis, several Knights moved up or held steady.
Rutgers Hosting NWCA Duals
No. 12 #RUWR selected as a host site for the 2016 @nwcawrestling D-I National Dual Series! https://t.co/cnVS5CRv3Z pic.twitter.com/KAeHihOYzE— Rutgers Wrestling (@RUWrestling) February 6, 2016
Rutgers is one of eight Big Ten schools to host the Duals. RU will hold its dual series match at 8 p.m. on Saturday, Feb. 20 at the Rutgers Athletic Center. Rutgers' opponent will be determined based on the dual results of the next two weeks. For more details on the program, check here.
Six Knights appear in the national rankings, Anthony Ashnault is the highest ranked Knight at No. 4 by FloWrestling.
#RUWR ranked by @FloWrestling: Giraldo (#18-33), Ashnault (#4-141), Lewis (#10-157), Perrotti (#5-165), Gravina (#19-184), Smith (#14-HWT).— Rutgers Wrestling (@RUWrestling) February 9, 2016
Richie Lewis at 157 jumped five spots in the InterMat rankings to No. 12.
#RUWR ranked by @InterMat: Giraldo (#19-133), Ashnault (#5-141), Lewis (#12-157), Perrotti (#8-165), Gravina (#20-184), Smith (#13-HWT).— Rutgers Wrestling (@RUWrestling) February 9, 2016
Team National Rankings
Rutgers dropped two spots in the USA Today/NWCA poll for the week after dropping both bouts over the weekend. FloWrestling has RU at No. 12 in dual rankings and No. 14 in tournament ranking whileInterMat has the Knights at No. 15
USA Today/NWCA Poll
Dropped Out: No. 20 Indiana, No. 22 Stanford, No. 25 Chattanooga
Others Receiving Votes: Indiana 16, Oregon State 14, Appalachian State 11, Arizona State 11, Stanford 10, Wisconsin 1
Big Ten Wrestler of the Week
Adam Coon, Michigan, Heavyweight - Jr.
- Earned first-period pins against both opponents on the weekend, leading Michigan to wins over Maryland and Rutgers
- Pinned Dawson Peck of Maryland in 2:13
- Tallied a pin against No. 13 Billy Smith of Rutgers in 1:25, lifting the Wolverines to a win over the Scarlet Knights
- Extended his record to 14-0 on the season, including five pins and six straight bonus wins