Rutgers Scarlet Knights wrestling

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Rutgers Scarlet Knights
Rutgers Scarlet Knights athletic logo

University Rutgers University-New Brunswick
Conference Big Ten
Location New Brunswick, NJ
Head Coach Scott Goodale (5th year)
Arena College Avenue Gymnasium
(Capacity: 3200)
Nickname Scarlet Knights
Colors Scarlet and White


The Rutgers Scarlet Knights wrestling team represents Rutgers University of New Brunswick, New Jersey. The squad is coached by Scott Goodale. Goodale is a graduate 1995 of Lock Haven University. He came to Rutgers from the high school ranks. Previously he coached Jackson Memorial High School in Jackson, New Jersey where he coached four state champions.[1] Rutgers has had nine All-American wrestlers. David Winfrey is the university's only National Champion. He won the title in 1950 at 191 pounds.[2] On July 1, 2014, all Rutgers sports programs joined the Big Ten Conference.

The 2011 Rutgers Scarlet Knights wrestling team is ranked 15th in the first NWCA/USA Today Division I Team Coaches Poll for the 2011-12 season. The Scarlet Knights return seven dual starters and six NCAA qualifiers from last season’s record breaking squad. RU won a program-best 21 duals in 2010-11. Rutgers wrestling has five individual wrestlers ranked in Intermat’s first poll of the 2011-12 season. The recent preseason ranking tabbed RU wrestlers Mario Mason (Moorestown, N.J.) and Scott Winston (Jackson, N.J.) in the top 10 nationally in their weight classes, with Mason at fifth at 149 pounds and Winston at sixth at 165 pounds. Rutgers wrestlers also in the top 20 of their weight classes were 125-pounder Joseph Langel III (Howell, N.J.), 141-pounder Billy Ashnault (South Plainfield, N.J.) and 174-pounder Gregory Zannetti (Edison, N.J.).

Coaching Staff[edit]

  • Head Coach: Scott Goodale (Lock Haven '95)
  • Assistant Coach: John Leonardis (Lehigh '97)
  • Assistant Coach: Frank Molinaro (Penn State '12)
  • Director of Operations: Billy Ashnault (Rutgers '12)
  • Vol. Assistant Coach: Joe Pollard (Rider)
  • Vol. Assistant Coach: Frankie Edgar (Clarion University of Pennsylvania) Former UFC Lightweight Champion

National Collegiate Athletic Association All-Americans [3][edit]

Name Year Weight Class Place NCAA Location High School
Vohden, RayRay Vohden 1952 177 4th University of Iowa Springfield Regional, New Jersey
Perona, EmilEmil Perona 1952 157 4th University of Iowa Newton, New Jersey
Mulligan, GeorgeGeorge Mulligan 1955 147 4th Cornell University Bound Brook, New Jersey
Leta, MikeMike Leta 1960 137 3rd University of Maryland Plainfield, New Jersey
Scharer, EdEd Scharer 1964 UNL 6th Cornell University Dover, New Jersey
Surage, TonyTony Surage 1980 150 7th Oregon State University Passaic Valley, New Jersey
Surage, TonyTony Surage 1983 142 7th Oklahoma City, OK Passaic Valley, New Jersey
Tanis, TomTom Tanis 2002 184 4th Albany, NY Jefferson, New Jersey

(Anthony Perrotti)||2014||157||8th|| West Essex, New Jersey

National Collegiate Open Wrestling Championship All-Americans[edit]

Name Year Weight Class Place Location
Langel, JoeJoe Langel 2009 125 3rd Clarion University, PA
Zannetti, GregGreg Zannetti 2009 165 4th Clarion University, PA
Rinaldi, DanielDaniel Rinaldi 2009 174 4th Clarion University, PA
Dedeyn, SeanSean Dedeyn 2009 285 3rd Clarion University, PA
Dellefave, VinnieVinnie Dellefave 2011[4] 125 4th Clarion University, PA
Ashnault, BillyBilly Ashnault 2011 141 1st Clarion University, PA
McAuley, JosephJoseph McAuley 2011 149 6th Clarion University, PA
Volpe, AnthonyAnthony Volpe 2011 157 1st Clarion University, PA
Zannetti, GregGreg Zannetti 2011 174 1st Clarion University, PA
Ard, BrandanBrandan Ard 2011 174 5th Clarion University, PA
Seidenberg, DanDan Seidenberg 2011 285 4th Clarion University, PA
Flamio, JustisJustis Flamio 2012 133 4th Richmond, VA
Melde, TrevorTrevor Melde 2012 141 2nd Richmond, VA
Smith, BillyBilly Smith 2012 285 2nd Richmond, VA


  1. ^ "Scott Goodale". Rutgers University. Retrieved August 4, 2011. 
  2. ^ "Rutgers All-Americans". Rutgers University. Retrieved August 4, 2011. 
  3. ^ " All-Americans". Retrieved 3 October 2011. 
  4. ^ "RU Wrestling Crowns Three Champions at National Collegiate Open". Retrieved 3 October 2011.