Princeton Wrestling Welcomes Anthony Ashnault as New Assistant Coach

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Princeton wrestling made headlines by bringing Anthony Ashnault on board as the new assistant coach, a move announced on Monday. With his impressive wrestling background at Rutgers University, Ashnault is set to offer valuable insights to the Princeton wrestling team.

Ashnault’s wrestling journey includes being crowned NCAA Champion in 2019 at 149 pounds, boasting a record-breaking 123 victories at Rutgers, and securing Big Ten Championship titles in 2016-17 and 2019. He also earned recognition as a finalist for the esteemed Hodge Trophy.

Beyond collegiate wrestling, Ashnault has excelled internationally, clinching two Pan American Champion titles and triumphing at the 2018 Cliff Keen Las Vegas Invitational. His prowess extends to freestyle wrestling, where he won the 2014 Asics University Freestyle National Championship and represented the USA on the 2014 University World Team.

Coach Joe Dubuque expressed excitement about Ashnault’s addition, stating, “Anthony Ashnault is a true legend in New Jersey. His impact on our program will be immense. Not only does he bring exceptional wrestling skills, but his dedication to elevating the Princeton Wrestling brand and enhancing our recruitment efforts is truly inspiring. We’re thrilled to welcome him to our team!”