SAN LUIS OBISPO, Calif. -- No. 10 Rutgers wrestling defeated Cal Poly, 38-4, Sunday afternoon at the Mott Athletics Center. Six of the bouts were won by bonus points, as RU improved to 3-0 to begin the season.
The Scarlet Knights jumped out to a 21-0 lead with a major decision from Sean McCabe at 125 pounds, a tech fall from No. 15 Tyson Dippery at 133 pounds, and back-to-back falls at 141 and 149 pounds from No. 3 Anthony Ashnault and No. 13 Ken Theobold, respectively.
165-pounder Willie Scott and No. 15 184-pounder Nicholas Gravina both scored major decisions down the stretch, while John Van Brill (157 pounds), Phillip Bakuckas (174 pounds), and Matthew Correnti earned decision victories.
Rutgers hosts Princeton (0-0) on Saturday, Nov. 19 in the historic "Battle at the Birthplace" wrestling match at High Point Solutions Stadium, presented by Autoland. The dual is set to begin at 11 a.m. For tickets, please call 1-866-445-GORU (4678) or click here.
125: Sean McCabe (RU) major dec. over Isaac Blackburn (Cal Poly), 10-1; Rutgers leads, 4-0
133: No. 15/14/20 Tyson Dippery (RU) tech fall over Yoshi Funakoshi (Cal Poly), 16-0; Rutgers leads, 9-0
141: No. 3/3/4 Anthony Ashnault (RU) wins by fall over Connor Pollock (Cal Poly), 6:16; Rutgers leads, 15-0
149: No. 13/13/NR Ken Theobold (RU) wins by fall over Joshua Cortez (Cal Poly), 6:42; Rutgers leads, 21-0
157: John Van Brill (RU) dec. over Colt Shorts (Cal Poly), 7-2; Rutgers leads, 24-0
165: Willie Scott (RU) major dec. over Blake Kastl (Cal Poly), 11-3; Rutgers leads, 28-0
174: Phillip Bakuckas (RU) dec. over Mathew Wilhelm (Cal Poly), 7-3; Rutgers leads, 31-0
184: No. 15/13/14 Nicholas Gravina (RU) major dec. over Thomas Lane (Cal Poly), 8-0; Rutgers leads, 35-0
197: Matthew Correnti (RU) dec. over JT Goodwin (Cal Poly), 8-7; Rutgers leads, 38-0
HWT: Spencer Empey (Cal Poly) major dec. over Razohnn Gross (RU), 8-0; Rutgers wins, 38-4
Rankings (-/-/-): InterMat / FloWrestling/The Open Mat
NR denotes not ranked