Avenging a loss at the Battle at the Birthplace, Anthony Ashnault won his quarterfinal match against Princeton’s Matt Koldzik, thus guaranteeing him a top eight finish and an All American recognition.
BOOM! No. 5 Anthony Ashnault defeats No. 4 Matthew Kolodzik (PRIN), 6-2, to become first 3X All-American in Rutgers history! pic.twitter.com/zTsCBt3y2W— Rutgers Wrestling (@RUWrestling) March 17, 2017
Aashnault will face the tournament’s top seed in the semifinals. Oklahoma State’s Dean Heil (32-0) beat Ashnault in the NCAA Tournament in 2015, 9-4. Another chance at payback.