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Rutgers adds Oklahoma transfer Mitch Moore



Northern Iowa's Colin Realbuto, left, wrestles Oklahoma's Mitch Moore at 149 pounds during the first session of the NCAA Division I Wrestling Championships, Thursday, March 16, 2023, at BOK Center in Tulsa, Okla. Photo credit Joseph Cress/Iowa City Press-Citizen / USA TODAY NETWORK

Rutgers has added another experienced wrestler on Wednesday as Oklahoma transfer Mitch Moore committed to the program. He is a four-time national qualifier who has a career 80-36 record split between Virginia Tech and the Sooners. The grad transfer has one year of eligibility remaining. He adds proven talent and depth on the roster.

Moore just received a hardship waiver for the 2021-2022 season by the Big XII conference last week due to an injury he suffered and cut his campaign short. That cleared the way for him to have another season of eligibility and come to Rutgers. He plans to work towards a masters degree at RU.

While Moore started at 149 pounds the past two seasons, he said on instagram he was targeting 141 pounds as a Scarlet Knight.

Moore was named the ACC Freshman of the Year in 2019 at 141 pounds and has been nationally ranked throughout his career. Prior to college, Moore was a four-time state champion in Ohio.

Rutgers has been extremely active in the transfer portal this offseason, which head coach Scott Goodale indicated they would be in an effort to bolster the roster. The program has added Harvard transfer Yaraslau Slavikouski at heavyweight and Oklahoma grad transfer Jacob Butler. Like his teammate Moore, Butler has some versatility but is likely to wrestle at 149 pounds this upcoming season.

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  1. RUinChiTown

    June 1, 2023 at 12:00 pm

    Getting a successful grappler from OK is good. But we really need help in the upper weights.

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