For Immediate Release: November 22, 2003
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Bearcats finish 8th at Body Bar Invitational

Complete Results

ITHACA, N.Y.--At the one-day Body Bar Invitational, Binghamton had two wrestlers advance to the finals of the consolation bracket and wound up finishing 8th in the 11-team field. Senior Beau Bruno (Mineola, N.Y.) and junior Josh Ruff (Bainbridge, N.Y.) finished third and fourth, respectively, in their weight classes to lead the squad. Overall, the Bearcats produced 38.0 team points. Host Cornell won the tournament title with 162.0 points, beating out Edinboro (147.0) and Army (125.5).

Bruno was the #5 seed in the 149 weight class and won four of five matches to finish in third place. In the first round, he secured a 14-4 major decision over a Sacred Heart foe and then earned a 5-3 decision over a Cornell opponent in his second bout. Bruno then came up against the #4 seed in the quarterfinals and was defeated 4-1. In the consolation bracket, Bruno scored an 8-4 decision over a Sacred Heart wrestler and then defeated the #6 seed from Edinboro 8-4 in the third place bout.

At 141, Ruff was the #3 seed and earned a bye in the first round. In the first of his five matches he decisioned an opponent from Maryland 7-2, and then decisioned the #6 seed from Cornell 8-2 to advance to a semifinal match. There he came up against the #2 seed from Edinboro and lost a 4-3 decision. In the consolation bracket, Ruff earned a bye into the third place bout but was defeated by an unseeded wrestler from Cornell 6-5 to finish in fourth place.

The Bearcats will head to Army on Tuesday evening for a dual meet with the Black Knights. The squad is then idle until December 6 when it heads to Boston University for matches with the host Terriers as well as Bridgewater State.



Ryan Stewart (Virginia) dec. Victor Destefano (Binghamton) 5-4
Donnie Geibel (Edinboro) dec. Victor Destefano (Binghamton) 9-2

#2 Michael Messina (Sacred Heart) wbf Mike Shannon (Binghamton), 3:43
Mike Shannon (Binghamton) dec. Derek Stroke (Davidson) 7-5
#5 Dave Roberts (Millersville) dec. Mike Shannon (Binghamton) 5-1

#3 Josh Ruff (Binghamton) dec. Jason Gribschaw (Maryland) 7-2
#3 Josh Ruff (Binghamton) dec. #6 Keith Dickey (Cornell) 8-2
#2 Ron Doppelheur (Edinboro) dec. #3 Josh Ruff (Binghamton) 4-3
#3 Josh Ruff (Binghamton) receives a bye
Justin Lijo (Cornell) dec. #3 Josh Ruff (Binghamton) 6-5

#5 Beau Bruno (Binghamton) maj. dec. Brian Bumpus (Sacred Heart) 14-4
#5 Beau Bruno (Binghamton) dec. John Cholish (Cornell) 5-3
#4 Deante Penn (Edinboro) dec. #5 Beau Bruno (Binghamton) 4-1
#5 Beau Bruno (Binghamton) dec. Jesse Fendryk (Sacred Heart) 8-4
#5 Beau Bruno (Binghamton) dec. #6 Matt Hill (Edinboro) 8-4

#5 Rob Sckalor (Binghamton) maj. dec. Matt Kenny (Maryland) 11-3
#4 Ryan Yates (Edinboro) dec. #5 Rob Sckalor (Binghamton) 8-7
Eric Ring (Edinboro) dec. #5 Rob Sckalor (Binghamton) 1-0

Justin Hoch (Binghamton) wbf John Niedrich (Drexel), 5:53
#2 Scott Roth (Cornell) dec. Justin Hoch (Binghamton) 10-5
#3 Robert Belville (Sacred Heart) maj. dec. Justin Hoch (Binghamton) 12-2

John Antonelli (Maryland) wbf Ryan Jantzen (Binghamton), 6:21
Sherwood Fendryk (Sacred Heart) dec. Ryan Jantzen (Binghamton) 6-5

#4 Craig Pequinot wbf Andy Scolaro (Binghamton), 6:46
Andy Scolaro (Binghamton) dec. Vincent Contino (Sacred Heart) 7-5; sd
Dave Post (Cornell) dec. Andy Scolaro (Binghamton) 4-0

#3 Tim Foley (Virginia) wbf Joe Gartiser (Binghamton), 2:40
Drew Michelotti (Virginia) dec. Joe Gartiser (Binghamton) 9-6

Gary Bruzzese (Ithaca) dec. Kevin Bush (Binghamton) 10-3
Kevin Bush (Binghamton) dec. Sean Fehn (Maryland) 5-4
Kevin Bush (Binghamton) maj. dec. Thomas Pereira (Sacred Heart) 15-6
Michael Grogan (Virginia) wbf Kevin Bush (Binghamton), 0:59

Mark Tse (Binghamton) dec. Ron Bealer (Millersville) 9-4
#2 Nate Yetzer (Edinboro) tech. fall. Mark Tse (Binghamton) 20-5, 5:37
#5 Curtis Yeager (Millersville) maj. dec. Mark Tse (Binghamton) 9-0

#3 Jerome Joe (Binghamton) dec. Randy Stout (Cornell) 5-1
Zach Freday (Virginia) dec. Jerome Joe (Binghamton) 8-3
#3 Jerome Joe (Binghamton) dec. Justin Wear (Ithaca) 5-2
#2 Pat Shufflet (Drexel) dec. #3 Jerome Joe (Binghamton) 4-3

#2 Matt Greenberg (Cornell) tech. fall Declan Josephson (Binghamton) 18-2, 4:23
Declan Josephson (Binghamton) dec. John Miller (Sacred Heart) 5-4
Declan Josephson (Binghamton) tech. fall Marcus Terry (Ithaca) 16-0, 2:49
Jason Manross (Cornell) wbf Declan Josephson (Binghamton), 5:50

Jeff Parker (Binghamton) dec. John Pollack (Davidson) 3-2
#3 Bo Reynolds (Army) dec. Jeff Parker (Binghamton) 8-2
Andrew Leffler (Virginia) dec. Jeff Parker (Binghamton) 2-1

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