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No. 20 wrestling punishes CAA foes with three wins at Duals

Bearcats beat Drexel, 36-6, Rider, 20-12 and Boston, 32-12 in Fairfax, Va.

January 21, 2012

No. 20 wrestling punishes CAA foes with three wins at Duals

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FAIRFAX, Va.—After back-to-back see-saw matches against high-ranking opponents, No. 20 Binghamton wrestling (11-2) returned to its winning ways with lopsided wins over conference rivals Saturday at the CAA Duals. The Bearcats defeated Drexel (36-6), Rider (20-12) and Boston University (32-12) at the Fieldhouse on campus at George Mason.

The Bearcats won seven bouts against Drexel and Boston University and six against Rider.

Junior 149-pound Donnie Vinson, No. 4 in the latest InterMat rankings, went 3-0 with two tech falls and a pin. Vinson improved to 25-3 overall, 13-0 in duals. Freshman 141-pound Joe Bonaldi also went 3-0 and scored an impressive victory over the top-ranked wrestler in the CAA, Drexel’s Frank Cimato. Bonaldi, 13-11 overall, pushed Cimato to overtime before scoring the clinching takedown.

Senior 157-pound Justin Lister, No. 7 in the nation, notched his team-high 12th pin of the season with a fall against Boston University. Lister, 2-0 on the day, is 20-2 overall, 12-0 in duals. He has 97 career wins.

Junior 184-pound Nate Schiedel, No. 19 in the nation, went 2-0 with a pin. Schiedel is 21-6 overall, 9-2 in duals.

Freshman heavyweight Nick Gwiazdowski, No. 18 in the nation, went 2-0, including a key decision over the top-ranked wrestler in the CAA, Drexel’s Kyle Frey. Gwiazdowski gave the senior Frey his first dual defeat of the season.

The Bearcats next travel to Stillwater, Okla. for a matchup with top-ranked and undefeated Oklahoma State (7-0) on Sunday. Binghamton will also wrestle Bucknell in the triangular.

No. 20 Binghamton 36, Drexel 6
125 - Derek Steeley (BU) pinned Michael Gomez (D), 2:27
133 - Patrick Hunter (BU) pinned Paul Wampler (D), 3:31
141 - Joe Bonaldi dec. Frank Cimato, 6-4 (ot)
149 - No. 4 Donnie Vinson (BU) tech fall Shane Fenningham (D), 19-2, 2nd period  
157 - Austin Sommer (D) major dec. Joe Chamish (BU), 15-2
165 - Joe Booth (D) dec. Matt Kaylor (BU), 6-2
174 - Caleb Wallace (BU) major dec. Matyas (D), 17-5
184 - No. 19 Nate Schiedel (BU) pinned Sternlieb (D), 3:57
197 - Cody Reed (BU) dec. Brandon Pallick (D), 3-1
Hwt - No. 18 Nick Gwiazdowski (BU) dec. Kyle Frey (D), 6-2

* BU also received a team point when Cimato was whistled for unsportsmanlike conduct

No. 20 Binghamton 20, Rider 12
125 - Chuck Zeisloft (R) dec. Derek Steeley (BU), 2-1
133 - Jimmy Morris (R) dec. Patrick Hunter (BU), 9-6
141 - Joe Bonaldi (BU) dec. Vinny Fava (R), 3-2
149 - No. 4 Donnie Vinson (BU) tech fall Connor Brennan (R), 18-1
157 - No. 7 Justin Lister (BU) dec. Ramon Santiago (R), 8-5
165 - Matt Kaylor (BU) dec. James Brundage (R), 12-6
174 - Caleb Wallace (BU) dec. Brandon Lintner (R), 8-1
184 - No. 19 Nate Schiedel (BU) dec. Clint Morrison (R), 8-2
197 -  Donald McNeil (R) dec. Cody Reed (BU), 11-7 (ot)
Hwt -  Evan Craig (R) dec. Mike McKeever (BU), 5-1

No. 20 Binghamton 32, Boston University 12
125 - Derek Steeley (BU) dec. Chris McGinley (Boston), 10-6 (ot)
133 - No. 16 Fred Santaite (Boston) dec. Patrick Hunter (BU), 3-1 (ot)
141 - Joe Bonaldi (BU) dec. Tyler Saitor (Boston), 7-4
149 - No. 4 Donnie Vinson (BU) pinned Ishiguro (Boston), 2:10
157 - No. 7 Justin Lister (BU) pinned Nick Tourville (Boston), 1:50
165 - Matt Kaylor (BU) dec. Mitchell Wightman (Boston), 8-6
174 - Kyle Czarnecki (Boston) dec. Caleb Wallace (BU), 6-1
184 - Hunter Meys (Boston) forfeit
197 -  Cody Reed (BU) forfeit
Hwt -  No. 18 Nick Gwiazdowski (BU) forfeit


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