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    Rutgers set to host tri-meet with EIWA foes Saturday

    PISCATAWAY, N.J. -- The Rutgers wrestling team (6-3, 1-0 EIWA) will compete at home for the first time in 2008, hosting a tri-meet with EIWA foes Princeton and Franklin & Marshall on Saturday at the College Ave. Gym. The Scarlet Knights will take on F&M at noon, Princeton will face the Diplomats following the first match and RU will take on the Tigers at 3:30 p.m.

    Rutgers is 1-0 in the EIWA, having defeated Columbia 19-15 in the Sprawl & Brawl on Nov. 23. RU is coming off a 4-1 second-place finish in the Hoosier Duals on Nov. 29. Freshman Scott Winston (Jackson, N.J.) went 3-0 on the day to improve to 13-4 on the season. He moved into the national rankings at 157-pounds, No. 16 by Amateur Wrestling News (AWN), No. 17 by W.I.N. Magazine and No. 22 in the latest Wrestling Report Division I National Rankings.

    Princeton (0-2) has faced two EIWA foes, losing 47-0 on the road to Penn and 41-3 at Lehigh. Franklin & Marshall (0-3) is also 0-2 in the EIWA. The Diplomats fell to Army on the road 41-3 and lost at home to Bucknell 32-3.

    After Saturday's tri-meet, RU will wrestle in the Nittany Lion Open on Sunday in State College, Pa.

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