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Nico Aguilar, Jordan Pagano, Finish First at Navy Classic

Rutgers Wrestling Finishes 5th as a Team

Rutgers Athletics

The successful weekends continue for the Scarlet Knights as redshirt freshman Nico Aguilar (125) and sixth-year senior Jordan Pagano (197) captured individual titles at the Navy Classic on Saturday.

As a team, Rutgers finished 5th in the 18 team field and collected 83.3 points with 15 pins. You can see the full results here.

Sammy Alvarez (133) and Billy Janzer (184) both finished sixth in their weight classes, going 4-1 and 4-2 respectively.

Freshman JoJo Aragona (141) did not wrestle for precautionary reasons as he is dealing with a hamstring issue. Head coach Scott Goodale did say he would have wrestled if necessary according to a report from NJ Advance Media. Joe Grello (174) was also dealing with a rib injury but both wrestlers should be ready to go for their December 7th dual meet with Maryland at the RAC.

Nick Santos (149) who looked like he would miss the remainder of the season with a knee injury suffered in the season opening quad, could be back wrestling sometime in December unattached in some tournaments.

His replacement, Gerard Angelo, finished 3-2 in the Navy Classic.

The latest rankings from Flo Wrestling on November 19th, featured six Scarlet Knights in the Top 25 of their respective weight classes, including Angelo.

No. 14 Joe Grello (174)

No. 15 Sammy Alvarez (133)

No. 15 Jordan Pagano (197)

No. 20 Christian Colucci (HWT)

No. 23 Gerard Angelo (149)

No. 25 Mike Van Brill (157)

Side Note Alert***

Anthony Ashnault and Nick Suriano were among many NCAA Champions honored at the White House on Friday.