Princeton to Compete in Backyard State Grapple at Prudential Heart in Newark


Lisa Elfstrum

Luke Stout is amongst Princeton’s returning 2022 NCAA championship qualifiers.

As a part of a nationwide schedule that features 4 opponents from the Massive Ten and two from the Pac-12 along with the EIWA slate, the Princeton wrestling crew will participate within the Backyard State Grapple offered by Spartan Fight, set for Dec. 4 on the Prudential Heart in Newark, N.J.

Two of the Tigers’ 4 duals towards Massive Ten opponents will happen on the Backyard State Grapple, which is able to convey 4 EIWA groups (Princeton, Binghamton, Drexel, Penn) and 4 Massive Ten groups (Indiana, Michigan State, Rutgers, Wisconsin) to the occasion.

“We’re thrilled to be part of the Backyard State Grapple,” Princeton wrestling coach Chris Ayres stated. “The groups within the occasion are among the most recognizable within the sport and I anticipate that this can draw an incredible crowd. New Jersey has among the greatest wrestling within the nation, so it is sensible to usher in some nice groups for this occasion.”

Princeton will tackle Wisconsin at 2 p.m. and Michigan State at 4 p.m. in its two duals as a part of the occasion. Wisconsin was ranked No. 7 within the closing NWCA coaches ballot and Michigan State as No. 15 with Princeton at No. 22. 

Total, the Backyard State Grapple will function 45 earlier NCAA Match qualifiers, together with six from the Tigers. Patrick Glory (125) and Quincy Monday (157) return for his or her senior yr after serving to Princeton make historical past with two NCAA finalists in the identical yr. Marshall Keller (149), Travis Stefanik (184), Luke Stout (197) and Matt Cowl (HWT) are additionally returning NCAA qualifiers from 2022. 

The occasion’s full schedule and ticket info are under:

Roughly 2:00pm – Twin Meet Spherical #1

Mat 1 – Indiana vs. Drexel

Mat 2 – Rutgers vs. Penn

Mat 3 – Wisconsin vs. Princeton

Mat 4 – Michigan State vs. Binghamton

Roughly 4:00pm – Twin Meet Spherical #2

Mat 1 – Indiana vs. Binghamton

Mat 2 – Rutgers vs. Drexel

Mat 3 – Wisconsin vs. Penn

Mat 4 – Michigan State vs. Princeton

Tickets for the Backyard State Grapple begin at $25 and can be found beginning Wednesday, September 7 at and Prudential Heart’s field workplace. For Group Gross sales alternatives for 9 or extra individuals, name 973-757-6000 or e-mail [email protected]; for Premium Seating alternatives, go to

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