Princeton head coach Chris Ayre's, a New Jersey state medalist for Newton, is shaping the pride of Princeton wrestling. And one of the people helping lead on the mat is two-time New Jersey state champion and freshman Pat Glory of Delbarton who came in as the second-highest Princeton recruit this century.
Glory is currently 15-2 for the Tigers. His two losses have come to Spencer Lee of Iowa, who is ranked No. 1 in the country at 125 pounds.
"Pat Glory is the most coachable kid I've ever seen," Ayres said. "You tell him to do something and he'll do it in the next match. He's such a competitor. When they were having their moment in the locker room, he was one of the loudest voices as a freshman."
"He wants this team to be so good that he gets involved. He gets so emotionally involved, and his role as a leader is incredible. I'm going to go ahead and say he's the best freshman I've ever coached."
Rutgers Junior Anthony Oliveri, a two-time New Jersey state medalist, has spent a lot of time waiting for an opportunity. And that opportunity came on January 11th, when Olivieri made his varsity debut against No. 10 Wisconsin.
Oliveri spent two seasons at Hofstra, going 2-8 and placing sixth at the New York State Collegiate Open B-division unattached as a freshman. He was 4-9 during his redshirt freshman season. After transferring to Rutgers this fall, Olivieri had two pins at the Princeton Open and two victories at the Journeymen Tussle in November.
Rutgers hosts Big Ten opponent Michigan State Friday night.
Check out wrestler and team profiles and articles below, including a Q&A with Oliveri.
Pat Glory's Profile
Chris Ayres' Profile
Anthony Olivieri's Profile
Scott Goodale's Profile
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