Release: March 18, 2010
OMAHA, Neb. -- Binghamton wrestling advanced the program's first wrestler to the NCAA Championship quarterfinals when sophomore 157-pound Justin Lister posted a pair of victories to begin his first NCAA appearance Thursday at the Qwest Center.
Eleventh-seeded senior 174-pound Josh Patterson had his national title hopes dashed in a 3-1 second-round loss. Five BU wrestlers in all are still alive heading into Friday morning's session, which begins at 10:30 ET.
After notching a 3-0 upset over No. 11 Robert Erisman of Oklahoma State in the first round, Lister earned a 3-1 win over unseeded Thomas Scotton of North Carolina in the Round of 16. In that match, Lister scored a first-period takedown and Scotton escaped for a 2-1 Lister lead after one period. Lister started on bottom and escaped for a 3-1 lead after the second. The wrestlers started neutral in the third and Lister fought off several Scotton takedown attempts to preserve his win. On Friday Lister will go against third-seeded Jesse Dong of Virginia Tech in the quarterfinals.
Patterson scored a 9-0 major decision over Shane Smith of Millersville in his opening match. He then seemed in control over sixth-seeded Mike Benefiel of Oklahoma State in the second round after riding Benefiel the entire second period. Scoreless but holding the riding time, Patterson chose the unconventional top position to start the third and about halfway in, was hit with a penalty point for locked hands. Shortly thereafter Benefiel reversed Patterson and went on to the 3-1 victory. Patterson will now have to win four straight matches in the backdraw to repeat as an All-American. He begins with a match against unseeded Nathan Lee of Boise State.
Sophomore 165-pound Matt Kaylor, who earned an at-large berth, defeated fellow unseeded wrester Robby Neill of Navy, 3-2 in his first match. Kaylor advanced to face familiar foe Chris Brown of Old Dominion in the second round. He led the CAA champion 3-2 before Brown responded with two takedowns, an escape and riding time to knock Kaylor into the consolation draw with a 9-3 decision. He will next face unseeded Kyle Bounds of Michigan State.
Junior 141-pound Anwar Goeres suffered a 14-2 major decision at the hands of No. 3 seed, Michael Thorn, of Minnseota, in his first match. He then eliminated Trevor Melde of Rutgers 10-6 in a consolation bracket match Thursday night. In that match, Goeres roared to a 4-0 lead just 15 seconds into the bout with a takedown and back points. Ahead 6-4 heading into the third, Goeres used an escape, takedown and riding time for the final cushion. He will now face eighth-seeded Alex Krom from Maryland in the second round of consolations.
Redshirt 149-pound freshman Donnie Vinson was beaten 9-4 by fifth-seeded Frank Molinaro of Penn State in his first match. Vinson rebounded to knock out 12th-seeded Mario Mason of Minnesota, 5-2 in the consolation bracket. A first-period takedown and riding time were key components. He will next face Kyle Borshoff of American, who defeated Vinson 6-2 in a dual match back on January 28.
Redshirt 184-pound freshman Nate Schiedel lost 7-3 to unseeded Travis Rutt from Wisconsin in the opening round. He then dropped a 3-1 decision to unseeded Jerome Ward of Iowa State in the consolations and was eliminated. Schiedel, the CAA champion, finished his first collegiate season with a stellar 29-9 record.
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