The most prized recruit in Rutgers wrestling history has officially lived up to the billing.
When he arrived at Rutgers from South Plainfield High School with the distinction of being New Jersey’s first unbeaten four-time NJSIAA champion, Ashnault put winning a Big Ten championship near the top of his goals.
As a redshirt freshman last year, Ashnault fell short of that quest, falling in the conference tournament semifinals to eventual champion Logan Stieber of Ohio State.
The 141-pounder made up for that stinging defeat Sunday, recording a 9-0 decision over Penn State’s Jimmy Gulibon in the finals of the Big Ten Championships at the University of Iowa.
Click here for full story.