This is not the news you expected to hear today: Nick Suriano has entered the transfer portal and is leaving the Scarlet Knights behind him. Many wrestling media sites reported this afternoon that the 4X New Jersey state champ is on his way out of the Garden State.
Suriano’s Cryptic Message
Nick Suriano left fans questioning his sanity after he posted an Instagram video of the world spinning to the tune of Frank Sinatra’s “My Way. After not sharing a post since March 2020, what could this mean?
The cryptic message seemingly means he will be competing at the 2021 World Team trials and will be leaving the college wrestling world in his own way. That “way” starts with him entering the transfer portal to hopefully go out on a high note yet again.
Where Will He Go?
After competing for a season at Penn State, becoming Rutgers first-ever NCAA Champion, taking time to train freestyle in hopes of making the Olympic Team, then having his dreams crushed at the Olympic Team Trials, fans never thought that Suriano would return to the mat.
Many hoped to see the ideal 1-2 punch at Rutgers with Suriano and Rivera wrestling back-to-back at 133 and 141. And how cool would it have been to see former teammate Anthony Ashnault coaching in his corner. Alas, these are scenarios we will never get to witness. The good news is that Suriano will likely bring more exciting scenarios to wherever he ends up wrestling.
Suriano has been training in Tempe, Arizona since his Olympic Redshirt year, so it seems natural that he could compete for the Arizona State Sun Devils. Or perhaps he wants to remain in the Big Ten considering he has wrestled in the conference since he started his collegiate career.
However, if Suriano’s cryptic message reminds us of anything it’s this: he is a mysterious man who likes to keep his fans in the dark. Don’t be shocked if his transfer decision is an unexpected choice.