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Podcast: Rutgers Wrestling – B1G Championships Preview



Dean Peterson is one of many Scarlet Knights looking to make a run at the Big Ten Championships. Photo credit Rutgers Athletics.

Welcome to episode No. 57 of The Scarlet Faithful podcast. This episode previews the Big Ten Championships for Rutgers Wrestling. Our guest is On3 national desk reporter and Rutgers wrestling play by play announcer for Big Ten Plus, Nick Kosko.

No. 22 Rutgers wrestling will compete in the 2023 Big Ten Wrestling Championships from March 4-5 in Ann Arbor, Michigan. Automatic bids for the 2023 NCAA Championships are on the line this weekend, in addition to a Big Ten title.

The first session begins at 10 am on Saturday, March 4 in Crisler Arena airing live on B TN and Big Ten Plus. Session II for Wrestlebacks are at 5:30 p.m. on B1G+ and the Semifinals air live on BTN at 7:30 p.m. On Sunday, March 5, the consolation semifinals take place at 1 p.m. on BTN/B1G+. The Championship bouts air live at 4:30 p.m. on BTN while the placement matches air at the same time on B1G+.

Here is the postseason lineup for Rutgers:

125 (9 seed) Dean Peterson 20-7 overall, 5-4 B1G

133 (7 seed) Joe Heilmann 22-6 overall, 2-4 B1G

141 (7 seed) Joe Olivieri 13-4 overall, 5-2 B1G

149 (10 seed) Tony White 12-10 overall, 2-6 B1G

157 (13 seed) Andrew Clark 17-13 overall, 1-9 B1G

165 (12 seed) Robert Kanniard 4-3 overall, 1-2 B1G

174 (10 seed) Jackson Turley 8-10 overall, 2-5 B1G

184 (8 seed) Brian Soldano 18-7 overall, 5-4 B1G

197 (11 seed) Billy Janzer 6-10 overall, 2-5 B1G

HWT (6 seed) Boone McDermott 14-3 overall, 2-1 B1G

Discussion in this episode includes the automatic bid and at-large berth process for the NCAA Championships, a rundown through every weight class including seed and outlook for each Rutgers wrestler and much more.

Thanks so much to Nick for giving such great insight. And thank you for watching and listening to this episode.



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