Rutgers freshman 165-pounder Stephan Glasgow is healthy after a long stretch of injuries and moving in on the national rankings.

Stephan Glasgow’s long road back came to a end last weekend.

The Rutgers freshman 165-pounder will start down a new one on Saturday, rolling toward national prominence.

Glasgow, who cracked one of the three national rankings this week, will face unanimously ranked Utah Valley hammer Demetrius Romero as the Scarlet Knights take on UVU and Appalachian State at the Journeyman Duals in Troy, New York.

Glasgow is unranked according to FloWrestling and Intermat, but he cracked The Open Mat’s 165-pound rankings at No. 20 after going 3-0 at Rutgers’ season-opening quad meet. Romero, a two-time NCAA Championships qualifier, is ranked 16th by Intermat, 15th by Flo and 12th by TOM.

“It’s cool that I’m in the rankings already, but I’m just going to wrestle,” Glasgow told NJ Advance Media. “I don’t really care. Win or loss, I’m just going to come back in here and keep training.”

Glasgow has done a lot of that over the last year or so. The two-time state champion at Bound Brook High has battled injuries since the end of his scholastic career. He took a post-graduate year at St. Benedict’s Prep in Newark last year, but did not wrestle, instead focusing on academics while training with the Scarlet Knight Wrestling Club.

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Glasgow enrolled at Rutgers this summer, and his debut last weekend was one of the more anticipated in recent memory.

“I felt a lot of pressure. I kind of went MIA from the sport for a while,” Glasgow said. “Everyone was wondering where I went, what I was doing. I was just injured a lot. It was kind of depressing, going from wrestling every …read more

Source:: New Jersey Real -Time Sports


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