Wrestling Rankings Update: Week 2 – Rutgers University Athletics


Wrestling Rankings Update: Week 2 – Rutgers University Athletics,

PISCATAWAY, N.J. – Rutgers wrestling (6-0) is ranked as high as No. 12 in the country after the second week of the 2021-22 season. The Scarlet Knights are No. 12 by Intermat, No. 15 by FloWrestling, No. 16 by WIN Magazine and No. 18 in the latest NWCA Coaches Poll. The positive movement comes after RU went 3-0 last weekend in its road quad with Clarion, Davidson and UT-Chattanooga.
Eight individuals appear in at least one poll this week, which includes six who appear in both polls from Intermat and FloWrestling. After undefeated weekends, Sebastian Rivera (141) and John Poznanski (184) own consensus top-five rankings, with Rivera appearing as high as No. 3 according to WIN Magazine and Poznanski No. 5 in all major polls. Sammy Alvarez (133), Jackson Turley (174) and Greg Bulsak (197) are all ranked by Intermat, FloWrestling, The Open Mat and WIN Magazine heading into the third week of the season.

The biggest movement for Rutgers in the polls comes courtesy of Dylan Shawver (125), who moved into the rankings by FloWrestling at No. 24 and up three spots to No. 23 by Intermat. Shawver went 3-0 this past weekend, which included a tech fall against Hale Robinson (Davidson) and a 7-3 decision over Joey Fischer (Clarion), a 2021 PIAA Class AAA State Champion.

Rutgers is off from dual action this weekend but will send six attached student-athletes to the Navy Classic on Saturday in Annapolis, Maryland. Unattached wrestlers will also compete at Shorty Hitchcock Memorial Open on Saturday in Millersville, Pa. The Scarlet Knights will next compete as a team against No. 14 North Carolina and Hofstra at the inaugural Garden State Grapple on Saturday, Nov. 27 at the Prudential Center in Newark.

A full list of rankings can be found below.

Rutgers (6-0)

Intermat:12 (Dual)/16 (TRN) NWCA: 18 FloWrestling: 15 WIN: 16

125: Dylan Shawver (5-0)

Intermat: No. 23 FloWrestling: 24 TOM: NR WIN: NR

133: Sammy Alvarez (4-1)

Intermat: No. 12 FloWrestling: 22 TOM: 13 WIN: 12

141: Sebastian Rivera (4-0)

Intermat: No. 4 FloWrestling: 4 TOM: 4 WIN: 3

149: Michael VanBrill (5-0)

Intermat: No. 25 FloWrestling: HM TOM: NR WIN: NR

174: Jackson Turley (0-1)

Intermat: No. 13 FloWrestling: 14 TOM: 9 WIN: 12

184: John Poznanski (6-0)

Intermat: No. 5 FloWrestling: 5 TOM: 5 WIN: 5

197: Greg Bulsak (4-0)

Intermat: No. 15 FloWrestling: 18 TOM: 18 WIN: 14

HWT: Boone McDermott (4-0)

Intermat: No. 27 FloWrestling: HM TOM: NR WIN: NR

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