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Former wrestler and Navy SEAL Kaloust dies in training accident

Massapequa native competed at BU from 2007-10, graduated with political science degree

May 17, 2013

Former wrestler and Navy SEAL Kaloust dies in training accident


Contact: John Hartrick (

VESTAL, N.Y.—Former Binghamton wrestler and 2010 graduate Jonathan Kaloust was killed on Wednesday in a Navy training exercise at Fort Knox in Kentucky.

Kaloust, 23, of Massapequa, was a Navy SEAL and Special Warfare Operator Third Class who was based at Joint Expeditionary Base Little Creek in Fort Story, Va.

He is survived by his parents, Gary and Irene Kaloust, and a sister, Melanie.

Kaloust wrestled at the University from 2007-10 before earning his degree in political science. He was an all-star scholastic athlete at Massapequa High on Long Island and won 10 career matches as a walk-on at Binghamton. He was a dedicated team member and valuable training partner in the practice room.

He joined the Navy in March 2011.

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