Hoboken, NJ – The Stevens Institute of Technology wrestling team was recently slotted 18th in the National Wrestling Coaches Association Division III Brute-Adidas preseason poll – the school’s highest-ever ranking in the program’s illustrious 91-year history. Augsburg College took home the top honors, while Wartburg College and the University of Wisconsin – La Crosse placed second and third, respectively, with Coe College and Ithaca College rounding out the top five.
“It’s always exciting to reach a new milestone,” said head coach Mike Clayton. “It’s an accomplishment, with this being the first time in school history that we’ve cracked the preseason top-20 and it’s a testament to the hard work and dedication of everyone involved with the Stevens Wrestling family. Our focus now is to continue training our guys, build the program, and push Stevens Wrestling to new heights.”
In addition to the team rankings, a pair of student-athletes cracked the individual charts in junior Ryan Bridge (Galloway, N.J.) who currently ranks fifth in the 141-lb. weight class and sophomore Ryan Dormann (Mickleton, N.J.), who sits eighth in the 184-lb. weight class.
Stevens opens its season with an intra-squad scrimmage on Saturday, October 30 in Hoboken, N.J. before participating in the Ithaca College Invitational on November 6-7.
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Founded in 1870 and celebrating 140 Years of Innovation, Stevens Institute of Technology, The Innovation University™, lives at the intersection of industry, academics and research. The University's students, faculty and partners leverage their collective real-world experience and culture of innovation, research and entrepreneurship to confront global challenges in engineering, science, systems and technology management.
Based in Hoboken, N.J. and with a location in Washington, D.C., Stevens offers baccalaureate, master’s, certificates and doctoral degrees in engineering, the sciences and management, in addition to baccalaureate degrees in business and liberal arts. Stevens has been recognized by both the US Department of Defense and the Department of Homeland Security as a National Center of Excellence in the areas of systems engineering and port security research. The University has a total enrollment of more than 2,200 undergraduate and 3,700 graduate students with almost 450 faculty. Stevens’ graduate programs have attracted international participation from China, India, Southeast Asia, Europe and Latin America as well as strategic partnerships with industry leaders, governments and other universities around the world. Additional information may be obtained at www.stevens.edu and www.stevens.edu/news.