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Wrestling crowns three champions at BU Open
Bonaldi, Vinson and Schiedel capture titles; Deuel places fourth
November 8, 2012
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VESTAL, N.Y.—Binghamton crowned three individual champions at its own Open tournament Sunday at West Gym. The event drew more than 300 wrestlers from 17 teams across the Northeast.
“Everybody brought a great effort and a great attitude today,” head coach Matt Dernlan said. “You see the fight they brought to the table today with three champions. It was good to see.”
Schiedel went 4-0 and put an exclamation point on his title by beating reigning All-American and fifth-ranked Micah Burak of Penn, 5-2, in the title match. Schiedel, ranked 13th in the Intermat Preseason Poll, pinned his first opponent in 28 seconds, rolled to a 16-4 major decision in his second match and scored a 4-1 decision in the semifinals.
Vinson continued his assault on opponents with a 5-0 day that included two pins and a 17-3 major decision over Mac Maldarelli of Lock Haven in the final.
Bonaldi had a strong showing with five straight wins and his first collegiate title. He upset sixth-ranked and reigning All-American Mike Nevinger of Cornell, 4-3, in his first-round match. Bonaldi then posted decisions of 4-3, 3-1 and 3-2 before pulling out a 6-4 tiebreaker win over Joe Stanzione of Cornell in the final.
Sophomore heavyweight Tyler Deuel won three matches to claim fourth place. Deuel posted a 4-1 decision in his first match before pinning Marcos Aranda of Brown in 6:13. Deuel added a first-period pin in the wrestlebacks before losing in the third-place bout.