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No. 9 Lister wins opener, Reed stuns #4 seed in NCAA first round

Schiedel also wins as BU goes 3-2 in opening matches; Night session starts at 7:30 ET

March 14, 2012


No. 9 Lister wins opener, Reed stuns #4 seed in NCAA first round

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ST. LOUIS, Mo.—ST. LOUIS, Mo. – Ninth-seeded 157-pound Justin Lister scored an opening match win and unseeded 197-pound Cody Reed posted a huge upset with a 2-1 decision over No. 4 Christian Boley of Maryland to highlight the first round of NCAA Championship action Thursday afternoon from the Scottrade Center. The Bearcats went 3-2 in their opening matches. The evening session begins at 7:30 p.m. ET. Binghamton has six team points and is currently tied for 26th in the team standings.

Unseeded 184-pound Nate Schiedel also earned a win but fourth-seeded 149-pound Donnie Vinson was upset. Freshman heavyweight Nick Gwiazdowski also suffered a loss – an 8-0 major at the hands of second-seeded Tony Nelson of Minnesota.

Lister opened his first match while Vinson was finishing, and he jumped on the unseeded Aaron Sulzer of Eastern Michigan and racked up more than four minutes of riding time in the 7-3 win. Lister took Sulzer down with 1:54 left in the first and rode him out the rest of the first. Starting down in the second, Lister spun for a reversal 11 seconds in and rode him the rest of the second as well. Lister recorded another takedown with 45 seconds left before allowing three late points.

In his first career NCAA match, Reed scored a huge upset with his 2-1 decision over second-seeded Christian Boley of Maryland, who entered the tournament with a 30-1 record. After a scoreless first, Reed escaped to start the second and after a Boley escape to start the third, the match was tied at 1-1. But with 1:17 left, Boley was hit with a penalty point after pulling on Reed’s sock on the edge of the mat, giving Reed the one-point edge. Reed then withstood several late attacks from Boley with outstanding defense and held on for the upset.

Schiedel notched his first NCAA win with an 8-4 decision over unseeded Brad Dieckhaus of Northern Illinois. After a scoreless first period, Schiedel secured riding time in the second. He then got on the board with an escape and reversal with 50 seconds left in the second. Starting down in the third, Schiedel again spun out and gained another reversal for a 5-0 cushino. He grabbed a takedown with 18 seconds left and held on for the four-point margin.

Vinson was aggressive from the start against an opponent (Nick Lester, Oklahoma) he beat 7-2 in January. He grabbed a first-period takedown and was shooting enough to get a stall warning called on Nick Lester. Up 2-1 after an illegal hold call, Vinson was working for back points when he gave up a reversal with 21 seconds left in the first. A takedown at the buzzer gave him a 4-3 lead heading into the second. A Lester escape resulted in the only points of the period and the wrestlers started the third period deadlocked at 4-4. With Vinson working for a hold from behind, Lester instead scored a takedown with 1:18 left in the match and Vinson couldn’t get off bottom the rest of the way. Lester added three back points in the closing seconds of the 9-4 upset decision.

Gwiazdowski, one of just two “true” freshmen in the heavyweight draw, was outpointed 8-0 by the Big 10 champion. Nelson turned a first-period takedown into a bulk of riding time and added two more takedowns for the final margin.

First-round matches
149 – Nick Lester (Oklahoma)  dec. #4 Donnie Vinson (BU), 9-4
157 - #9 Justin Lister (BU) dec. Aaron Sulzer (Eastern Michigan), 7-3
184 – Nate Schiedel (BU) dec. Brad Dieckhhaus (Northern Illinois), 8-4
197 – Cody Reed (BU) dec. #4 Christian Boley (Maryland), 2-1
Hwt – #2 Anthony Nelson (Minnesota) major dec. Nick Gwiazdowski (BU), 8-0

Second Round Pairings
157 - # 9 Justin Lister (BU) vs. No. 8 Frank Hickman (Bloomsburg)
184 - Nate Schiedel (BU) vs. #4 Steve Bosak (Cornell)
197 - Cody Reed (BU) vs. James Nakashima (Nebraska)

First Round Consolation Pairings
149 - #4 Donnie Vinson (BU) vs. Dan Osterman (Michigan State)
Hwt - Nick Gwiazdowski (BU) vs. Ernest James (Edinboro)

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