For Immediate Release: February 22, 2009
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BU wrestling edges Buffalo in final dual of season 23-12
Patterson brothers instrumental in victory

VESTAL, N.Y. -- Host Binghamton (13-14) defeated longtime SUNY rival Buffalo (9-11) 23-12 Sunday afternoon from West Gym. In front of a boisterous Alumni Day crowd, the Bearcats won five of the last six matches to earn the comeback win.

Junior 184-pound Josh Patterson, ranked No. 6 in the country by USA Today/Intermat, bumped up to 197 and produced a commanding 16-0 technical fall. Patterson finished his dual season with a 24-2 record and is 38-4 overall.

Wrestling the final dual of his standout four-year career, senior 157-pound Nate Patterson moved up a weight class and gutted out a 3-2 decision over Ron Majerus. It was Patterson's 47th career dual win, which ranks third in school history.

Sophomore Anwar Goeres provided six big points with a pin at 141. Goeres ended the match at 4:04 for his seventh pin of the season.

Sophomore 165-pound Ryan McGarity moved up to 184 and on the strength of a third-period takedown, earned a 5-1 decision. That win snapped a 12-12 team tie and sent BU on its way to the victory.

Binghamton will now prepare for the Colonial Athletic Association Championship, March 6-7 in Virginia Beach, Va.

Binghamton 23 , Buffalo 12

125: Dan Bishop (Buff) dec. Tyler Malmberg (BU), 11-8
133: Kevin Smith (Buff) dec. Mike Kleeman (BU), 3-1
141: Anwar Goeres (BU) WBF Andrew Stella (Buff), 4:04
149: No. 18 Desi Green (Buff) dec. Matt Kaylor (BU), 9-8
157: Justin Lister (BU) dec. John-Martin Cannon (Buff), 4-0
165: Nate Patterson (BU) dec. Ron Majerus (Buff), 3-2
174: Nate Rock (Buff) dec. Anthony Esposito (BU), 6-2
184: Ryan McGarity (BU) dec. Jason Brown (Buff), 5-1
197: Josh Patterson (BU) TF Jimmy Hamel (Buff), 16-0 (5:00)
285: Corey Waite (BU) dec. Brett Correll (Buff), 3-2

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