RALEIGH, N.C., Dec. 1 — North Carolina State senior Kevin Jack (Danbury) is ranked No. 2 in the nation at 141 pounds and is off to a 4-0 start with three technical falls. The Wolfpack (6-0) climbed one spot in the latest NWCA/USA Today coaches poll, moving up to No. 6.
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Sacred Heart University, under first-year head coach John Clark, is 0-3. The Hearts finished 12th at the recent Keystone Classic in Philadelphia with only one wrestler – Paul Klee (157) – winning a match. Clark was named head coach at Sacred Heart in July. An two-time All-American wrestler at Ohio State, he was an assistant coach at Stanford, Lehigh and Brown.
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Coast Guard sophomore Christian Gosch (Gardiner, ME) was named the New England Wrestling Association (NEWA) wrestler of the week. He went 5-0 and beat two nationally-ranked wrestlers to win at the Doug Parker tournament at 157 pounds.
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The NEWA rookie of the week is Glastonbury freshman Joe Rossetti (141) of Williams College. Rossetti went 5-1 with four pins and took fifth at the Doug Parker tournament in his collegiate debut.