Rutgers Edges Hosftra 22-21 on Criteria; Dual Has Several Local Ties

Rutgers kicked of their 2013-2014 with an exciting 21-20 victory over EIWA rival Hofstra in a dual meet that had three local wrestlers record big victories.  Jamie Franco (Monroe Woodbury) picked up a convincing 5-1 victory at 125 for Hofstra over Rutgers freshman Scott DelVecchio, a 2X NJ state champion.  At 149, Valley Central graduate Cody Ruggirello picked up bonus points for Hofstra when he pinned Rutgers sophomore Ken Thoebold at the 6:10 mark.  At heavyweight, Rutgers redshirt sophomore and High Point (NJ) graduate, Billy Smith pinned Hofstra’s Mike Hughes in 5:17.  Hughes, a true freshman, was an undefeated NYS champ last year.

141    Luke Vaith (Hofstra) won by tech fall over Corey Stasenko (Rutgers) 5:45 18-3.
149   Cody Ruggirello (Hofstra) won by pin over Ken Theobold (Rutgers) 6:36.
157    Anthony Perrotti (Rutgers) won by decision over Nick Terdick (Hofstra) 6-4.
165   Joe Booth (Hofstra) won by decision over Nick Visicaro (Rutgers) 11-7.
174    Phillip Bakuckas (Rutgers) won by decision over Victor Pozsonyi (Hofstra) 3-0.
184    Dan Seidenberg (Rutgers) won by decision over Dwight Howes (Hofstra) 3-1.
197    Hayden Hrymack (Rutgers) won by pin over David Heitman (Hofstra) 0:43.
285    William Smith (Rutgers) won by pin over Michael Hughes (Hofstra) 5:17.
125    Jamie Franco (Hofstra) won by decision over Scott Delvecchio (Rutgers) 5-1.
133    Jamel Hudson (Hofstra) won by major decision over Sean McCabe (Rutgers) 16-5

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