Rutgers has never had a national champion in wrestling. On Saturday they will have two chances to end that streak. #3 seed at 133 lbs. Nick Suriano defeated Michigan’s #2 seed Mike Micic to earn another shot at a national championship. He came up short last year to Iowa’s Spencer Lee at 125 lbs. He will take on the #1 seed Daton Fix from Oklahoma State.
Anthony Ashnault is the #1 seed at 149 lbs. And looks every bit the part. He beat Princeton’s Matt Kolodzic 2-0 and will wrestle the #2 seed Micah Jordan from Ohio State in the final who he beat in the Big 10 tournament final. On his way, Ashnault became the only 4 time All American in Rutgers wrestling history.
Both Jersey wrestlers went undefeated in high school and stayed home to help put Rutgers wrestling on the map. Now it’s time to finish. Go RU!