Frankie Gissendanner after leaving Rider wrestling: 'I feel a lot better'
January 31, 2019


When Frankie Gissendanner announced his decision to wrestle at Rider University after completing high school, he said that he liked "the atmosphere" at the school 11 miles north of Trenton, New Jersey.

Something changed.

Gissendanner was moving deeper into his freshman year as a redshirt member of the NCAA Division I team, but not toward settling in and staying at Rider on a full athletic scholarship. The four-time high school state champion said he moved back to Rochester with his parents on Jan. 8. He said he plans on wrestling somewhere else next fall, but does not know where.