For Immediate Release: February 4, 2011
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BU wrestling comes up short against No. 18 American 25-16
Bearcats win four matches, head to George Mason for second match tonight

VESTAL, N.Y. -- Binghamton wrestling (11-6) dropped its third straight match - all to ranked opponents - falling 25-16 to No. 18 American Friday afternoon at Bender Arena. The match was deadlocked at 16-16 before the Eagles won the final two bouts for the winning margin. American had five nationally-ranked individuals and gained two pins and 21 team points in those five wins.

Sophomore 125-pound Derek Steeley provided the Bearcats' biggest win with a first-period pin over 20th-ranked Nick Arujau. Steeley trailed 4-0 early in the first period before scoring a reversal and then his third pin of the semester.

Seventh-ranked sophomore 149-pound Donnie Vinson saw his unbeaten dual streak end at 16 with an 8-3 loss to 12th-ranked Ganbayar Sanjaa. Vinson led 3-2 entering the third period but gave up an escape, takedown and back points. He is now 19-3 overall, 16-1 in duals.

Sophomore 184-pound Nate Schiedel, ranked 15th, snapped a two-match losing streak with a commanding 20-6 major decision. Schiedel improved to 28-6 overall, 12-4 in duals.

Binghamton's other wins were junior 165-pound Justin Lister and senior 174-pound Ryan McGarity. Lister improved to 10-6 in duals while McGarity earned his 24th win of the season.

Binghamton travels to Fairfax to meet George Mason at 6 p.m. tonight.

No. 18 American 25, Binghamton 16
125 - Derek Steeley (BU) fall #20 Nick Arujau (AU), 1:05
133 - Kevin Tao (AU) major dec. Dan Riggi (BU), 10-2
141 - #13 Matt Mariacher (AU) dec. Anwar Goeres (BU), 10-6
149 - #12 Ganbayar Sanjaa (AU) dec. #7 Donnie Vinson (BU), 8-3
157 - #1 Steve Fittery (AU) fall Matt Kaylor (BU), 5:54
165 - Justin Lister (BU) dec. Patrick Graham (AU), 10-5
174 - Ryan McGarity (BU) dec. Tanner Shaffer (AU), 6-0
184 - #15 Nate Schiedel (BU) major dec. Thomas Barreiro (AU), 20-6
197 - #19 Daniel Mitchell (AU) dec. Cody Reed (BU), 9-2
HWT - #6 Ryan Flores (AU) fall Lance Moore (BU), 1:12

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