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For Immediate Release: March 7, 2009
Contact: John Hartrick (hartrick@binghamton.edu)
Phone: 607-777-6800

BU wrestling improves to fourth at CAA Championship
Junior Patterson handily win 184-pound title, will go to NCAAs

Final Brackets
Final Team Scores

CHESAPEAKE, Va. -- Binghamton wrestling improved two spots from last season, finishing fourth at the Colonial Athletic Association Championship, held March 6-7 at Oscar Smith High School in Chesapeake. Hofstra won its eighth consecutive team title with 106.5 points. Host Old Dominion was second (86.5), followed by Rider (57.5), BU (44) and George Mason (40) in the top five.

The Bearcats had six placewinners, highlighted by junior 184-pound Josh Patterson, who steamrolled through his bracket to claim the title and automatic NCAA Championship berth. Patterson, ranked No. 6 in the country by USA Today/Intermat, became BU's second CAA champion, joining Josh Ruff, who won the 141-pound crown in 2002. In three matches, Patterson, the top seed, outscored opponents 26-2, including a commanding 8-1 win over No. 2 Doug Umbehauer of Rider in the final. Umbehauer is ranked No. 7 in the nation. Patterson will carry a 41-4 overall record into the NCAA Championship, held March 19-21 in St. Louis.

Senior 157-pound Nate Patterson and sophomore 141-pound Anwar Goeres placed third in their respective weight classes. Each wrestler won three matches.

Redshirt freshman 149-pound Matt Kaylor, sophomore 125-pound Tyler Malmberg and junior heavyweight Corey Waite each took fourth.

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