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McKeever wins wrestling title at ESU Open

Sophomore 174-pounder goes 6-0; Tighe takes third at 133 lbs.

November 18, 2013

McKeever wins wrestling title at ESU Open

Sophomore 174-pound Jack McKeever

Final ESU Open brackets

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VESTAL, N.Y. - Binghamton wrestling sent several individuals to the East Stroudsburg Open on Sunday at ESU’s Koehler Fieldhouse. Sophomore Jack McKeever enjoyed the most success with a title at 174 pounds.

McKeever, who competed unattached, won six straight matches to claim his first collegiate tournament. He posted a 9-0 major decision and a first-period pin in his first two matches and then notched three straight two-point decisions to reach the finals. There, he posted a 7-3 decision over Adam Mackie of Lock Haven to take home the crown.

Freshman 133-pound Nick Tighe also had a strong showing, winning four of five matches to place third. Tighe opened with a pin and then put eight points on the board in successive matches to reach the semifinals. After a 5-3 loss to the eventual champion from Lock Haven, Tighe closed his day with a 12-3 major decision over Hofstra’s Kyle Krasavage in the third-place bout.

Redshirt senior 197-pound Cody Reed made his season debut after healing an injury and he placed sixth. Reed, a two-time NCAA qualifier, won five of seven matches.

Binghamton is back on the mat with a busy weekend in Ithaca. The Bearcats will begin their dual match schedule with a tough task against No. 6 Cornell at 7 p.m. Saturday at Newman Arena. Then BU will return to Ithaca on Sunday to compete at the New York State Intercollegiate Championships.

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