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WRESTLING
Bearcats defeat Campbell 27-12 in season-opener
       

VESTAL, N.Y. — In the season-opening dual for both teams, Binghamton University won seven of 10 weight classes en route to a 27-12 wrestling victory over visiting Campbell University (N.C.) Friday evening in the East Gym.

Binghamton graduate student Craig Tefft (Oxford, N.Y.) opened the meet with a pin at heavyweight. Tefft needed 4:32 to pin his opponent and give BU a 6-0 lead. The Bearcats then picked up five decisions in the next eight bouts to clinch the win. With BU leading 18-12, junior Jeff McAveney (New Fairfield, Conn.) clinched the victory with a 7-5 decision at 174 pounds. Senior 197-pound Steve Lane (Bridgewater, Va.) provided the final six points with a dominating 17-0 technical fall in just 2:25.

Junior 149-pound Joe Privitere (Johnson City, N.Y.), ranked 22nd in the latest Intermat national poll, raised his overall record to 6-2 on the season with an 8-3 decision. He is 26-8 in career duals.

Campbell is a member of the Colonial Athletic Association, which BU joined this year.

RESULTS
Wt. Result BU-C (team score)
Hwt. Craig Tefft (BU) pinned Dennis Campbell (C) in 4:32 6-0
125 Andy Bricker (C) maj. dec. David Hockenberry (BU), 15-6 6-4
133 Josh Ruff (BU) dec. Joey Bricker (C), 12-8 9-4
141 Adam Bricker (C) maj. dec. Joe Gartiser (BU), 15-6 9-8
149 Joe Privitere (BU) dec. Mike Wrinkle (C), 8-3 12-8
157 Beau Bruno (BU) dec. Victor Arena (C), 7-4 15-8
165 Ron Foster (BU) dec. Brian Hocum (C), 7-4 18-8
174 Lantz Nixon (C) maj. dec. Jerome Joe (BU), 14-6 18-12
184 Jeff McAveney (BU) dec. Jonathan Carlisle (C), 7-5 21-12
197 Steve Lane (BU) tech. fall Josh McConnell (C), 17-0, 2:25 27-12

     

       
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