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For Immediate Release: February 24, 2008
Contact: John Hartrick (hartrick@binghamton.edu)
Phone: 607-777-6800

BU wrestling ends dual season with 20-16 loss to Buffalo
Bearcats win five of 10 bouts, but pin and two majors costly

BUFFALO, N.Y. -- Binghamton wrestling (13-12) won five of the 10 bouts but dropped a 20-16 decision to University of Buffalo Sunday afternoon in the team's final dual of the season. The Bearcats built a 16-9 lead before the Bulls captured the last three upper-weight matches to rally for the win.

Senior 149-pound Kyle Fried (Rock Hill, N.Y.), ranked 18th in the country, pulled out a 2-1 overtime decision to finish his dual season with an incredible 17-1 record.

Sophomore 174-pound Josh Patterson (Ontario, N.Y.) scored a 12-2 major decision - his ninth straight victory. Patterson is 18-3 overall, 15-3 in duals.

Junior 157-pound Nate Patterson (Ontario, N.Y.) earned a 4-1 decision to raise his record to 24-11, 19-6 in duals. The victory was Patterson's 41st dual win (41-16), tying 2003 graduate Joe Privitere for the most dual wins in BU's Division I tenure.

Binghamton next competes at the Colonial Athletic Association Championship, hosted by Hofstra on March 7-8. The top two wrestlers in each weight class plus seven wild cards will advance to the NCAA Championship.

Match Results

Buffalo 20, Binghamton 16
125: Malmberg (BU) dec. Bishop (UB), 6-2 (BU, 3-0)
133: Wilson (UB) fall Kleeman (BU) at 2:39 (UB, 6-3)
141: Goeres (BU) dec. Stella (UB), 4-3 (tie, 6-6)
149: #18 Fried (BU) dec. Needle (UB), 2-1 tb, (BU, 9-6)
157: Nate Patterson (BU) dec. Lloyd (UB), 4-1 (BU, 12-6)
165: Cummings (UB) dec. Nemson (BU), 1-0 (BU, 12-9)
174: Josh Patterson (BU) maj dec. Ragusa (UB), 12-2 (BU, 16-9)
184: Moran (UB) maj dec. Esposito (BU), 14-6 (BU, 16-13)
197: Hamel (UB) dec. Waite (BU), 4-1 (tie, 16-16)
285: Parker (UB) maj dec. Mike Patterson (BU), 11-3 (UB, 20-16)

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