Rutgers University Wrestling announced their 2021-22 schedule a few weeks ago and now we have our first date change. Rutgers will now wrestle Rider University at the Rutgers Athletic Center in Piscataway on Thursday, February 3rd, 2022. Originally scheduled for the following day, the change of date shouldn’t have any real impact on the teams involved.
The dual meet is already a high-intensity event between the NJ rivals and this year should feature a couple of ranked matchups. Former Kingsway Regional stud Quinn Kinner has decided to head back to NJ after a stint at Ohio State and Rider is ecstatic to have him, I’m sure. His weight fluctuated all over (133-157lbs) while at OSU, but Intermat has him ranked at 141lbs, so he’ll likely see a matchup with Rutgers 13th ranked Sammy Alvarez.
Also, making his return to the RAC where he had an up and down career on the banks before transferring over to Rider is Matt Correnti. He comes into this season ranked at 26th at 197lbs where he’ll likely face recent incoming transfer and 15th ranked for Rutgers, Greg Bulsak. Already known country-wide as being an intimidating atmosphere to wrestle in, the RAC should be at another level for this in-state rivalry matchup.
The Rutgers Wrestling season gets started November 7th, 2021 at the Rutgers Athletic Center in Piscataway with a Quad-Meet against Binghamton, Cleveland State, and NJCU. For more information on Rutgers Wrestling season tickets, click here.