Release: November 17 , 2007
VESTAL, N.Y. -- Binghamton placed ninth out of 11 teams at the season-opening Body Bar Invitational, hosted Saturday by Cornell. The Bearcats had two placewinners and accumulated 28 points. Cornell won the event with 139 points.
Sophomore 174-pound Josh Patterson (Ontario, N.Y), ranked No. 1 in the Colonial Athletic Association and No. 20 in the nation (Intermat/NWCA), went 3-0 to reach the finals before being forced to issue a medical forfeit. Patterson, the No. 2 seed, won his opening match 10-2 before posting back-to-back shutouts. He blanked Brian Stouffer of Drexel 10-0 in the quarterfinals and then posted a 5-0 decision over third-seeded Chris Estep of Kent State in the semifinals.
Junior 157-pound Nate Patterson (Ontario, N.Y.) went 2-2 to place sixth. Seeded third, he scored a 16-1 technical fall in his opening match and then earned a 4-0 decision over sixth-seeded John Cummings of Buffalo in the quarterfinals. Patterson dropped a 12-3 decision to eventual winner Jordan Leen of Cornell in the semifinals and lost his wrestleback match 5-2.
Freshman 125-pound Tyler Malmberg (Marathon, N.Y.) went 2-2 with a pin.
Binghamton will host NCAA runnerup Iowa State at 11:30 Saturday at the West Gym.
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