For Immediate Release: January 20, 2007
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BU wrestling beats Campbell 42-3, loses to Rider 25-21 at CAA Duals
Josh Patterson knocks off ninth-ranked wrestler at 174 pounds

FAIRFAX, Va.-- Binghamton wrestling at the Fifth Annual Colonial Athletic Association Duals, held Saturday at the Fieldhouse on the campus of George Mason. The Bearcats lost to Rider 25-21 before bouncing Campbell 42-3.

"The team wrestled extremely well this weekend," head coach Pat Popolizio said. "It was nice to beat some teams we lost to last year - that's a good feeling for the guys."

Freshman 174-pound Josh Patterson (Ontario, N.Y.) scored the day's most impressive victory - a 5-4 decision over Rider's Doug Umbehauer - the nation's ninth-ranked wrestler. Patterson, ranked fifth in the CAA, improved to 20-7 overall - 11-3 in duals.

"It was a big win for Josh," Popolizio said. "Hopefully he can use this as a springboard to break through to that next level."

In the win over Campbell, junior 149-pound Kyle Fried (Rock Hill, N.Y.), ranked No. 19 in the latest W.I.N. Magazine national rankings, earned a pin in 6:48. Freshman 125-pound Mike Kleeman (Mt. Sinai, N.Y.) and sophomore 165-pound Sam Sirota (Tully, N.Y.) each scored a pin. Junior heavyweight Mike Patterson (Ontario, N.Y.) went 4-0 in the Duals with two more wins on Saturday.

Rider 25, Binghamton 21
125 Mike Kleeman (BU) med. forf. Thomas Lorenzo (RU), 6-0 Binghamton
133 Brian Polashuk (RU) dec. Robert Slavin (BU), 12-8, 6-3 Binghamton
141 Don Fisch (RU) fall Kareem Naguib (BU), 4:19, 9-6 Rider
149 Mike Kessler (RU) dec. Kyle Fried (BU), 6-2, 12-6 Rider
157 Nate Galloway (RU) maj. dec. Nate Patterson (BU), 16-3, 16-6 Rider
165 Sam Sirota (BU) wins by forf., 16-12 Rider
174 Josh Patterson (BU) dec. Doug Umbehauer (RU), 5-4, 16-15 Rider
184 Mike Miller (RU) dec. Corey Waite (BU), 9-4, 19-15 Rider
197 T.J. Morrison (RU) fall Ed Backus (BU), 1:55, 25-15 Rider
285 Michael Patterson (BU) wins by forf., 25-21 Rider

Binghamton 42, Campbell 3
125 - Mike Kleeman (BU) fall Richie Apolinar (CU), 4:09, 6-0 Binghamton
133 - David Wise (CU) dec. Corey Sullivan (BU), 8-2, 6-3 Binghamton
141 - Kareem Naguib (BU) dec. Caleb Lesnoff (CU), 12-7, 9-3 Binghamton
149 - Kyle Fried (BU) fall Chris Mazzatta (CU), 6:48, 15-3 Binghamton
157 - Nate Patterson (BU) wins by forf., 21-3 Binghamton
165 - Sam Sirota (BU) fall Brent Poynter (CU), 5:58, 27-3 Binghamton
174 - Chris Klucka (BU) dec. Nick Amato (CU), 5-4, 30-12 Binghamton
184 - Josh Patterson (BU) wins by forf., 36-3 Binghamton
197 - Corey Waite (BU) dec. Rob Yoder (CU), 5-2, 39-3 Binghamton
285 - Mike Patterson (BU) dec. Jeremiah Fennell (CU), 3-1, 42-3 Binghamton

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