Northwestern proves to be a bad matchup for Rutgers wrestling

PISCATAWAY – It was not a good matchup on paper for the Rutgers University wrestling team entering Sunday’s Big Ten Conference match against Northwestern at Jersey Mike’s Arena

It played out that way on the mat as the Wildcats won the first seven bouts, eight of 10 overall and recorded a 28-6 win.

The strength of Rutgers’ lineup through the first four Big Ten matches was 125 pounds-141 with redshirt freshman Dean Peterson (125), graduate student Joe Heilmann (133) and sophomore Joey Olivieri (141). Those three were a combined 10-2 in Big Ten matches before Sunday. Peterson and Olivieri were both 4-0 in Big Ten matches.

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