Rutgers Wrestling Defeats No. 18 Oregon State, 24-12


CORVALLIS, Ore. – Another ranked opponent stood in the way of No. 15 Rutgers wrestling Saturday at Gill Coliseum, and another fell to the Scarlet Knights. RU dominated No. 18 Oregon State, 24-12, for its third consecutive victory against a top-25 team, closing the day with a 30-9 showing against Utah Valley.

Redshirt sophomore and No. 3-ranked Anthony Ashnault (South Plainfield, N.J.) and junior Richie Lewis (Toms River, N.J.) each upped their records to 7-0 on the season, with Lewis registering a pair of major decisions.

“It was a great challenge,” said head coach Scott Goodale. “We were excited to come out west and face a nationally ranked program that’s been good for a really long time. These guys are wrestling really, really well right now. It was a business trip, that’s the way we treated it. We’re exited to be heading back home with two big wins.”

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Joining Ashnault and Lewis with two wins was No. 9 Anthony Perrotti (Roseland, N.J.). The redshirt senior rolled over No. 12 Seth Thomas (Oregon State), 10-3, and scored a tech fall in his second match to improve to 6-1. With two ranked wins this season, he is tied with Ashnault for the team lead.

“We always talk about feeding off each other and now no one wants to be that guy to lose,” Goodale said of Ashnault, Lewis, and Perrotti. “There’s a good healthy competition between them going on right now. It’s exciting to watch.”

Redshirt sophomore Nicholas Gravina (Allendale, N.J.) went 2-0 and is now 6-1 this season at 184 pounds. Redshirt senior Hayden Hrymack (Point Pleasant, N.J.) earned a quality victory against the Beavers, winning 5-2, against No. 15 Cody Brewer. The victory was Hrymack’s (5-3) first over a ranked opponent this season.

The full results from the day of competition are below.

Rutgers returns to the mat on Sunday, Nov. 29 in the fourth annual “Grapple at the Garden.” The Scarlet Knights will wrestle No. 8 Cornell (10 a.m.) and George Mason (Noon) at Madison Square Garden.

No. 15 Rutgers 24, No. 18 Oregon State 12
Dual started at 125 pounds
Location: Gill Coliseum

125: No. 10/9/6 Ronnie Bresser (Oregon St.) dec. over Sean McCabe (RU), 6-3; Oregon St. leads, 3-0
133: No. NR/19/15 Anthony Giraldo (RU) major dec. over Joey Palmer (Oregon St.), 12-2; Rutgers leads, 4-3
141: No. 3/4/3 Anthony Ashnault (RU) dec. over Jack Hathaway (Oregon St.), 4-0; Rutgers leads, 7-3
149: Joey Delgado (Oregon St.) dec. over Tyson Dippery (RU), 5-2; Rutgers leads, 7-6
157: Richie Lewis (RU) major dec. over Abraham Rodriguez (Oregon St.), 11-2; Rutgers leads, 11-6
165: No. 9/11/7 Anthony Perrotti (RU) dec. over No. 12/NR/16 Seth Thomas (Oregon St.), 10-3; Rutgers leads, 14-6
174: Phillip Bakuckas (RU) major dec. over Tyler Chay (Oregon St.), 11-2. Rutgers leads, 18-6
184: Nicholas Gravina (RU) dec. over Corey Griego (Oregon St.), 6-4; Rutgers leads, 21-6
197: Hayden Hrymack (RU) dec. over No. 15/12/16 Cody Crawford (Oregon St.), 5-2; Rutgers leads, 24-12
285: No. 5/5/5 Amarveer Dhesi (Oregon St.) wins by disqualification over No. 7/9/10 Billy Smith (RU); Rutgers wins, 24-12
Rankings (-/-/-): InterMat / FloWrestling/The Open Mat 

No. 15 Rutgers 30, Utah Valley 9
Dual started at 125 pounds
Location: Gill Coliseum

125: No. 12/12/12 Chase Tolbert (UVU) dec. over Sean McCabe (RU), 6-3; Utah Valley leads, 3-0
133: No. NR/19/15 Anthony Giraldo (RU wins by forfeit; Rutgers leads, 6-3
141: No. 3/4/3 Anthony Ashnault (RU) major dec. over Jarod Maynes (UVU), 20-7; Rutgers leads, 10-3
149: Tyson Dippery (RU) major dec. over Brayden Humphreys (UVU), 10-0; Rutgers leads, 14-3
157: Richie Lewis (RU) major dec. over Raider Lofthouse (UVU), 8-0; Rutgers leads, 18-3
165: No. 9/11/7 Anthony Perrotti (RU) tech fall over Kieffer Taylor (UVU), 16-0; Rutgers leads, 23-3
174: Ross Taylor (UVU) major dec. over Anthony Pafumi (RU), 3-2. Rutgers leads, 23-6
184: Nicholas Gravina (RU) dec. over Will Sumner (UVU), 4-0; Rutgers leads, 26-6
197: Derek Thomas (UVU) dec. over Hayden Hrymack (RU), 5-1; Rutgers leads, 26-9
285: No. 7/9/10 Billy Smith (RU) major dec. over Dustin Dennison (UVU), 10-1; Rutgers wins, 30-9
Rankings (-/-/-): InterMat / FloWrestling/The Open Mat 

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