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Bearcats compete in first collegiate Beast of the East Tournament
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Complete Tournament Results in PDF Format

The Binghamton University wrestling team competed in the first annual "Beast of the East" Tournament on Friday, December 20. The event, which up until this year had only been a high-school tournament, featured top programs from around the country, including Ohio University, Rider, Virginia, Virginia Tech, The Citadel and Bloomsburg. In team competition, the Bearcats placed 11th of 15 schools with 24 team points. Rider tallied 145 points to win the tournament, beating out Ohio University. Individually for Binghamton, sophomores Josh Ruff (Bainbridge, N.Y.) and Rob Sckalor (Chester, N.Y.) each won three matches. Ruff, who was a #3 seed in the 141 weight class, wound up placing fourth after a narrow 8-6 loss to #1 seed Bob Seidel from Virginia in the bout for 3rd/4th place. At 157, senior Joe Privitere (Johnson City, N.Y.) was seeded fourth and scored a 6-4 decision over Travis Piccard from The Citadel in his first bout. However, a knee injury forced Privitere to withdraw from the tournament, and he was unable to advance further.

Binghamton Results

125

Kyle Willard (Bing) tech. fall Walter Robeson (Delaware St.) 16-1, 5:06
Ryan McClester (Citadel) major dec. Kyle Willard (Bing) 13-0
Brian Sticca (Virginia) major dec. Kyle Willard (Bing) 8-0

133

Stu Holzer (Duke) major dec. Mike Shannon (Bing) 14-5
Liam Derienzis (George Mason) pinned Mike Shannon (Bing) at 1:32

141

#3 seed Josh Ruff (Bing) dec. Bill Heverly (Drexel) 9-7
#3 seed Josh Ruff (Bing) pinned Nolan Roggenkamp (Citadel) at 5:46
#2 seed Jon Spires (Ohio Univ.) dec #3 seed Josh Ruff (Bing) 9-4
#3 seed Josh Ruff (Bing) dec. #5 seed Myron Drayton (Delaware St.) 6-0
#1 seed Bob Seidel (Virginia) dec. #3 seed Josh Ruff (Bing) 8-6 -- Ruff places fourth in weight class

149

Dave Edwards (Buffalo) tech. fall Joe Gartiser (Bing) 16-1
Joe Gartiser (Bing) pinned Rashad Vance (Delaware) at 0:55
Vince Bartges (The Citadel) dec. Joe Gartiser (Bing) 6-3

157

#4 seed Joe Privitere (Bing) dec. Travis Piccard (Citadel) 6-4
#5 seed John Smith (Delaware St.) wins by medical forfeit over #4 seed Privitere
George Carter (Bloomsburg) major dec. Rob Sckalor (Bing) 15-4
Rob Sckalor (Bing) major dec. Tim Goodale (Old Dominion) 11-3
Rob Sckalor (Bing) wins by medical forfeit over #4 seed Privitere
Rob Sckalor (Bing) wins by medical forfeit over Sean Early (George Mason)
Tim Foley (Virginia) major dec. Rob Sckalor (Bing) 8-0

165

John Robinson (Rider) wins by medical forfeit over Ryan Jantzen (Bing)
Will Durkee (Virginia) pins Mark Tse (Bing) at 1:16
Mark Tse (Bing) dec. P.J. Richard (Wagner) 9-6
Ryan Smith (Delaware) major dec. Mark Tse (Bing) 15-4
Marco Hall (Delaware) wins by medical forfeit over Jantzen

174

Jeff McAveney (Bing) dec. George Snowflack (Wagner) 8-2
#1 seed Hunter Guenot (Bloomsburg) pinned Jeff McAveney (Bing) at 3:17
Brian Muir (Virginia) pinned Jeff Vitale (Bing) at 2:56
Mike Collins (Delaware) dec. Jeff Vitale (Bing) 8-3
Tony DeAnna (Ohio) dec. Jeff McAveney (Bing) 6-4

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Nick Cadmus (Bing) wins by medical forfeit over Sandy Ailor (George Mason)
#5 seed Billy Linane (Citadel) pinned Nick Cadmus (Bing) at 3:27
Nate Rawlings (Princeton) dec. Nick Cadmus (Bing) 6-0

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