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#10 Rutgers over Purdue 27-9

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There aren’t many places to hide from the strength of the B1G schedule. Purdue came into New Jersey hoping to steal a couple of matches and keep the dual close. They did appear to steal a match at 133 during OT but that was the refs doing. Check out the highlight below. More than 2,500 Rutgers fans were treated to a Sunday drubbing of the Boilermakers. Rutgers never trailed during the match even though they didn’t appear to be firing on all cylinders at times. I think Purdue might be one of two teams in the B1G without a ranked wrestler this season. Once upon a time it was Rutgers that was the ‘night off’ for other B1G wrestling teams, no more even with a couple of off performances RU rolled.
A couple of points of interest: more and more mid level guys are spending time blocking Ashnault from neutral. His solution is being more aggressive from top. I think the next step in his development is to improve his short offense. Gravina may have let his emotions get in the way of a wider separation. Bakuckas usually seems so close to getting over the hump of a tough win can he make it happen?
Post match
Anthony Ashnault
Richie Lewis
125lbs: Brandon Paetzell (RU) dec. over Ben Thornton (PU), 8-2; RU up, 3-0
133lbs: Luke Welch (PU) dec. over #22 Scott DelVecchio (RU), 5-4 (TB-1); Dual tied, 3-3
141lbs: #6 Anthony Ashnault (RU) major dec. over Kyle Ayersman (PU), 10-0; RU up, 7-3
149lbs: #15 Ken Theobold (RU) tech fall over Nate Limmex (PU), 15-0; RU up, 12-3
157lbs: #14 John Van Brill (RU) wins by injury default over Alex Griffin (PU); RU up, 18-3
165lbs: Dylan Lydy (PU) dec. over Willie Scott (RU), 6-4; RU up, 18-6
174lbs: Jacob Morrisey (PU) dec. over Phillip Bakuckas (RU), 7-4; RU up, 18-9
184lbs: #14 Nicholas Gravina (RU) dec. over Tanner Lynde (PU), 4-2; RU up, 21-9
197lbs: Matthew Correnti (RU) dec. over Christian Brunner (PU), 5-2; RU up, 24-9
285lbs: Razohnn Gross (RU) dec. over Tyler Kral (PU), 4-3 (TB-2); RU wins, 27-9
Officials: Nate Chatman and Mike Millward

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