PISCATAWAY, N.J. -- As part of the Big Ten Conference's annual Super Saturday event, Rutgers wrestling will face Michigan this upcoming season on Feb. 1, 2020 at Madison Square Garden. The showcase, which also features the schools' men's basketball programs, will be a designated home match for the Wolverines, who finished last season No. 4 in the final NWCA Coaches Poll.
Additional details on Super Saturday at MSG, including ticket information, will be announced at a later date. Men's basketball and wrestling season ticket holders will have first opportunity to purchase tickets from the Rutgers allotment, with ticket requests fulfilled based upon priority points. The Wolverines are the home team for both Super Saturday competitions. Fans have the opportunity to secure 2019-20 season tickets online or by calling 866-445-GORU (4678).
Under the guidance of reigning Dan Gable and NCAA Tournament Coach of the Year Scott Goodale, Rutgers is coming off an historic 2018-19 campaign which was capped by the program's first individual NCAA titles from Anthony Ashnault and Nick Suriano, as well as its first top-10 finish at the national tournament. Rutgers wrestled to a 12-6 dual record in 2018-19, which included wins over three ranked foes - No. 10 Wisconsin, No. 19 Princeton and No. 20 Purdue.
RU returns five national qualifiers this season, including Suriano, who secured a 29-3 record to go along with his Big Ten and NCAA titles. The Scarlet Knights also feature an incoming 2019 freshman class ranked No. 4 in the country by FloWrestling. The group includes four 2019 NJSIAA state champions - Sammy Alvarez, JoJo Aragona, Robert Kanniard and Zach DelVecchio - as well as highly-regarded prospects Gerard Angelo, Devon Britton, Jackson Turley and Ryan Vulakh.