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Six wrestlers included among NCAA’s first Coaches’ Panel Rankings

Panel rankings will be used to determine how many NCAA qualifying spots CAA receives

January 22, 2012


Six wrestlers included among NCAA’s first Coaches’ Panel Rankings

NCAA Release

Contact: John Hartrick (hartrick@binghamton.edu)

VESTAL, N.Y.—Binghamton wrestling (11-2), No. 20 in the country, has six wrestlers among the top-33 at their weight class, according to the first of three NCAA Coaches’ Panel Rankings, released by the NCAA on Friday. Earning slots in the first of three rankings are junior 149-pound Donnie Vinson (No. 5), senior 157-pound Justin Lister (No. 5), freshman heavyweight Nick Gwiazdowski No. 17), junior 184-pound Nate Schiedel (No. 20), seniot 165-pound Matt Kaylor (No. 25) and sophomore 197-pound Cody Reed (No. 32).

The rankings are the first of three that will ultimately account for one-third the criteria to determine the number of NCAA Championship qualifiers by conference/region. Each wrestler who occupies a spot inside the final top 33 will earn a qualifying spot for his conference/region when the bids are allocated in early March.

Vinson, ranked No 4, went 3-0 at the CAA Duals on Saturday, accumulating two technical falls and a pin. He is 25-3 overall, 13-0 in duals. Vinson broke his own record for most tech falls in a season (6) and also holds the career mark (16).

Lister, ranked No. 7, went 2-0 at the Duals and along the way, notched his team-high 12th pin of the season. He has 35 career pins, which ranks second all-time during BU’s Division I era (Josh Patterson had 47 between 2006-10). Lister lifted his overall record to 20-2, 12-0 in duals.

The Bearcats have sent six individuals to the NCAA Championship in each of the last two seasons.The CAA has 26 wrestlers in the first NCAA Coaches’ Panel

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