RU wrestling looking to make big gains under Goodale
BY DOUG McKENZIE Correspondent
<!-- Page Number: 18-->After coming on strong late last season (winning seven of its last nine matches to finish 7-5 on the year), the Rutgers University wrestling team is ready to take its success to the next level.
Now in their second year under head coach Scott Goodale, the Scarlet Knights have entered the season amid some lofty expectations. And for good reason too.
First off, Goodale's track record indicates an ability to consistently get the most out of his wrestlers. During his years as the head coach at Jackson Memorial High School, Goodale helped mold the Jaguars into the most successful program in the state, earning national acclaim. Jackson's emergence as a national team helped draw eyes to the Shore Conference wrestling scene, which is now recognized as a hotbed for high school wrestling by coaches from many of the top collegiate programs in the nation.
Simply put, Goodale's success at the high school level led most people to believe that he was destined for bigger things; and if given the chance, could help cultivate similar success at the collegiate level. Now that he is at Rutgers, all signs point to his program emerging as a national power.