PISCATAWAY, N.J. — Nine months after the 2019-20 college wrestling season was abruptly canceled by the COVID-19 pandemic, the No. 3-ranked University of Michigan wrestling team rolled to a 26-10 win over No. 15 Rutgers in its return to the competition mat on Friday night (Jan. 8) at the Rutgers Athletic Center. The Wolverines claimed seven individual bouts, including six of the first seven, and earned bonus points in three.

Freshman Dylan Ragusin set the tone with a quick first-period fall in his collegiate debut, pinning 20th-ranked Nicolas Aguilar at the 1:01 mark at 125 pounds. Ragusin, who captured a USA Wrestling freestyle junior national title this fall after also reaching the senior national final, hit a standing cow catcher and