Rutgers downs Fresno State

FRESNO, Calif. -- Rutgers wrestling (4-0) used six individual wins, including a pin from Nicolas Aguilar (125) in his home state and major decisions from No. 11 Sammy Alvarez (133) and No. 19 Christian Colucci (HWT) to secure a 23-13 victory over Fresno State (0-4) on Friday night at the Save Mart Center in Fresno, California.

With the Scarlet Knights trailing the Bulldogs just 17-13 with two bouts to go, Billy Janzer (184) and No. 15 Jordan Pagano (197) used back-to-back decisions to put the dual out of reach. Michael Van Brill (157) also collected a victory for RU, as the program moved to 2-0 all-time against Fresno State and 7-1 all-time against opponents from the Golden State.

• First Varsity Dual Win (1): Nicolas Aguilar (125)
• Pins (1): Nicolas Aguilar (125)
• Major Decisions (2): Christian Colucci (HWT), Sammy Alvarez (133)

HWT: No. 19/21/NR Christian Colucci (RU) over Randy Gonzalez (FSU) by major decision, 8-0; RU leads, 4-0
125: Nicolas Aguilar (RU) over Robert Garcia IV (FSU) by fall (2:49); RU leads, 10-0
133: No. 20/11/11 Sammy Alvarez (RU) over NR/23/NR Gary Joint (FSU) by major decision, 9-1; RU leads, 14-0
141: DJ Llehman (FSU) over NR/24/NR JoJo Aragona (RU) by decision, 4-2; RU leads, 14-3
149: No. NR/22/NR Greg Gaxiola (FSU) over Gerard Angelo (RU) by major decision, 15-4; RU leads, 14-7
157: Michael Van Brill (RU) over Jacob Wright (FSU) by decision, 7-4; RU leads, 17-7
165: Adam Kemp (FSU) over Brett Donner (RU) by decision, 5-4; RU leads, 17-10
174: No. 15/16/18 Jackson Hemauer (FSU) over Willie Scott (RU) by decision, 5-0; RU leads, 17-13
184: Billy Janzer (RU) over Dominic Kinkaid (FSU) by decision, 4-0; RU leads, 20-13
197: No. 15/14/13 Jordan Pagano (RU) over Ryan Reyes (FSU), 1-0; RU wins, 23-13

Rutgers closes out its road trip on Saturday against Cal State Bakersfield at 6:30 p.m. ET in Bakersfield, California.


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