5. Northwestern over Maryland. 34-12
Cary McCoy’s Terrapins were handed a big loss over Big 10 conference rivals Northwestern. Maryland had been on a 3 match win streak before their loss to the Wildcats. Missing starters Ryan Diehl and Alfred Bannister did not do them any favors against, a Northwestern team that looked primed to compete.
4. #5 Lehigh over Princeton 25-13.
Princeton being unranked is a bit deceptive because they are a very strong team looking to dethrone Cornell and take a home an Ivy League title this season. However, Lehigh showed why they’re a top 5 team and dominated this match from start to finish.
3. #4 Missouri over Old Dominion 36-3
Old Dominion is another solid unranked team, and Missouri absolutely thrashed them only dropping the opening bout.
2. #6 North Carolina State over Chattanooga 41-(-) 1.
Anytime a D1 team can shut out another D1 team, it’s impressive. However, when the other team doesn’t win a match, and gives up an unsportsmanlike penalty point, it just looks ugly. Chattanooga has the potential to land a couple guys on the podium in March, but they were outclassed by the Wolfpack in this match.
1. Lockhaven over #11 Rutgers 22-16
Lockhaven was a fringe top 20 team that will certainly be ranked after this week. They have a sneaky good lineup and matched up excellently with Rutgers. While Rutgers must be disappointed with this loss, they were without the services of 3 time All-American, Anthony Ashnault, who has been dealing with injuries, and U23 World Champion Richie Lewis, who allegedly didn’t make weight. MVP of the match has to heavyweight Thomas Haines, who sealed the deal in the final match of the night by pinning Razohnn Gross.