Rutgers Wrestling held their wrestle-off/indicator matches this morning at the APC in Piscataway. Coach Goodale reiterated his stance during media day that these matches aren’t for determining the starting lineup and are rather used to get an idea of where everyone stands in the roster and also to simulate a match-day experience.
The wrestle-offs weren’t open to the public, but the results were updated in real time via the Rutgers Wrestling Twitter account. The depth at 133lbs and heavyweight were on display today as both weights saw five contests.
Notable results included returning All-American Jackson Turley earning a tight decision over a game Connor O’Neill, Andrew Clark besting Jake Benner in overtime, and true freshman Anthony White taking out both 2019 varsity starter Gerard Angelo and two-time NCAA qualifier Mike VanBrill. The full results can be found below.
125lbs – Dylan Shawver MD Nico Messina 10-2
133lbs – Sammy Alvarez dec. David Campbell 12-5
133lbs – Sammy Alvarez dec. Joey Olivieri 8-3
133lbs – David Campbell dec. Malcolm Robinson 6-3
133lbs – Joey Olivieri dec. Devon Britton 3-1
133lbs – Devon Britton MD Malcolm Robinson 11-3
149lbs – Anthony White dec. Gerard Angelo 7-1
149lbs – Anthony White dec. Mike VanBrill 3-2
149lbs – Michael VanBrill dec. Gerard Angelo 4-1
157lbs – Al Desantis dec. Dylan Weaver 6-3
165lbs – Andrew Clark dec Jake Benner 2-0 OT
174lbs – Jackson Turley dec. Connor O’Neill 3-2
197lbs – Greg Bulsak TF Kyle Epperly 17-1
HWT – Boone McDermott TF John O’Donnell 16-0
HWT – Boone McDermott FALL Alex Esposito 6:36
HWT – John O’Donnell MD Marcus Estevez 11-2
HWT – Alex Esposito dec. Niccolo Colucci 1-0
HWT – Niccolo Colucci dec. John O’Donnell 3-1
The Scarlet Knights open the season with a quad-meet next Sunday at the RAC in Piscataway. Coach Goodale stated during his presser that he doesn’t anticipate any wrestler participating in all three duals, so we’re likely to see a good chunk of the roster in action on November 7th.