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For Immediate Release: December 7, 2003
Contact: John Hartrick (hartrick@binghamton.edu)
Phone: 607-777-6800

Bearcats beat Bridgewater State 37-3, lose to Boston University, 36-10

BOSTON, Mass. - Binghamton (2-3) split a pair duals on Sunday afternoon, defeating Bridgewater State, 37-3, before falling to fellow Colonial Athletic Association member and host Boston University, 36-10. Against the Division III Bears, BU won eight of the nine bouts, racking up a pin, technical fall and two major decisions. In the dual against the Terriers, however, the tables were turned, with Boston recording three pins, a technical fall and a major decision.

Junior 141-pound Josh Ruff (Bainbridge, N.Y./Bainbridge-Guilford) and senior 149-pound Beau Bruno (Mineola, N.Y.) each won twice.

Ruff raised his career dual match record to 25-3 with the pair of victories. He was given a forfeit win against Bridgewater State before posting a 12-3 major decision over Boston's Chris Coppolo. He improved to 5-0 in duals, 8-2 overall.

Bruno scored an 18-7 major decision over Tom Hennessey of Bridgewater State, and then earned a 13-9 decision over the third-ranked wrestler in the CAA, Boston's Justin Blumenthal. Bruno, who is ranked fifth in the CAA, raised his record to 4-1 in duals, 9-2 overall.

Binghamton 37, Bridgewater State 3
125 - no match
133 - Mike Shannon (BU) forfeit
141 - Josh Ruff (BU) forfeit
149 - Beau Bruno (BU) major dec. Tom Hennessey (Bridge), 18-7
157 - Justin Hoch (BU) dec. Steve Hawkins (Bridge), 6-0
165 - Ryan Jantzen (BU) major dec. Brian Martlett (Bridge), 9-0
174 - Mark Tse (BU) dec. John Fralic (Bridge), 7-4
184 - Craig Buckley (Bridge) dec. Jerome Joe (BU), 3-2, sd
197 - Declan Josephson (BU) tech. fall John-Paul Bardier (Bridge), 16-1
Hwt - Jeff Parker (BU) pinned Jason Stotik (Bridge), 8:45, sd

Boston University 36, Binghamton 10
125 - Brett Frimer (Boston) forfeit
133 - Michael Galorenzo (Boston) pinned Mike Shannon (BU), 6:58
141 - Josh Ruff (BU) major dec. Chris Coppolo (Boston), 12-3
149 - Beau Bruno (BU) dec. Justin Blumenthal (Boston), 13-9
157 - Zach Jones (Boston) pinned Justin Hoch (BU), 4:27
165 - Leighton Brady (Boston) dec. Ryan Jantzen (BU), 3-2
174 - Ben Schilens (Boston) tech. fall Mark Tse (BU), 15-0
184 - Jerome Joe (BU) dec. Tom Sforza (Boston), 5-1
197 - John DaCruz (Boston) pinned Declan Josephson (BU), 1:05
Hwt - Courtney Howard major dec. Jeff Parker (BU), 9-0

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