Nick Suriano’s revenge tour continues as he took down Michigan’s Stevan Micic 4-1 in the 133 pound semi-finals to get back to the big stage for the second consecutive year. He lost in the 125 pound finals to Iowa’s Spencer Lee in 2018.
Don’t worry Rutgers fans, we’re still mobbing. Anthony Ashnault punched his ticket to the finals for the first time in his career after taking down his longtime rival Matt Kolodzik 2-0 in the 149 pound semi finals.
133: No. 3 Nick Suriano vs. No. 2 Stevan Micic (Michigan)
Result: Suriano by Decision 4-1
-A huge takedown and mat return early on set the tone. Suriano rode out Micic for the remainder of the first period and from that point, Micic was broken. This is a man on a mission and it’s just getting started.
The final? Suriano vs. Oklahoma State’s Daton Fix
Nick Suriano of @RUWrestling after his semifinal win!#NCAAWrestling pic.twitter.com/b9HV3oV2zG— NCAA Wrestling (@ncaawrestling) March 23, 2019
133 | BOOM! (3) Nick Suriano makes it back to the finals for the second consecutive year as he downs (2) Stevan Micic (Michigan), 4-1!#RelentlessPursuit | #NCAAWrestling pic.twitter.com/s0Vy0mZdym— Rutgers Wrestling (@RUWrestling) March 23, 2019
149: No. 1 Anthony Ashnault vs. No. 5 Matt Kolodzik (Princeton)
Result: Ashnault by Decision 2-0
-Keep mobbin.’ Ashnault got an escape in the second period after a scoreless first and then rode out Kolodzik the entire third period to clinch a spot on the big stage. With one more win, Ashnault will cement his legacy as the greatest wrestler to compete at Rutgers University and arguably one of, if not the greatest athlete in school history.
He’ll have one more date with Ohio State’s Micah Jordan in the finals.
Here is a preview for both national title bouts on a Saturday night.
Make that ✌️ national finalists for @RUWrestling! Anthony Ashnault seeks to end his career on top of the podium on Saturday night! #NCAAWrestling pic.twitter.com/JRJPn8AwGK— NCAA Wrestling (@ncaawrestling) March 23, 2019
"I'll do whatever I have to do to win this tournament!"— NCAA Wrestling (@ncaawrestling) March 23, 2019
Anthony Ashnault of @RUWrestling after securing an NCAA finals berth. #NCAAWrestling pic.twitter.com/14ZPAkZ8vK
149 | BOOM! (1) Anthony Ashnault advances to the finals with his 2-0 decision over (5) Matthew Kolodzik (Princeton)!#RelentlessPursuit | #NCAAWrestling pic.twitter.com/dminfcorjr— Rutgers Wrestling (@RUWrestling) March 23, 2019