For Immediate Release: Febuary 16, 2008
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BU wrestling knocks off Drexel 27-9 in big road victory
Junior 157-pound Nate Patterson upsets 10th-ranked wrestler

PHILADELPHIA, Pa. -- Binghamton wrestling (12-11) won seven of 10 matches, including three major decisions, and rolled to a 27-9 road victory over Drexel Friday evening at the Daskalakis Athletic Center. It was BU's first win over the Dragons in its Division I tenure.

"It was a great dual match for our program" head coach Pat Popolizio said. "All of our hard work is starting to come through at the right time."

Junior 157-pound Nate Patterson (Ontario, N.Y.) scored the biggest win of the night. Patterson knocked off the 10th-ranked wrestler in the country, Ryan Hluschak, 10-6. Hluschak, a 2007 All-American, entered the match with a 17-1 dual record, and is the top-ranked wrestler in the CAA. Patterson is ranked No. 3 in the conference, and improved to 17-6 in duals, 22-11 overall.

Senior 149-pound Kyle Fried (Rock Hill, N.Y.), ranked 19th in the country, posted a 12-3 major decision for his 15th win in 16 matches this season.

Sophomore 174-pound Josh Patterson (Ontario, N.Y.) produced a 9-1 major decision, raising his record to 13-2 in duals, 16-3 overall.

Binghamton next hosts American at 7 p.m. on February 21 in the West Gym.

Match Results

Binghamton 27, Drexel 9
197: Corey Waite (BU) forfeit (D), 0-6
285: Mike Patterson (BU) dec. 3-2 Kyle Frey (D), 0-9
125: Steve Mytych (D) dec. 10-5 Tyler Malmberg (BU), 3-9
133: Mike Kleeman (BU) maj. dec. 16-2 Jon Neafsey (D), 3-13
141: Anwar Goeres (BU) dec. 5-0 Morgan Remillard (D), 3-16
149: No. 19 Kyle Fried (BU) maj. dec. 12-3 Lewis Baker (D), 3-20
157: Nate Patterson (BU) dec. 10-6 Ryan Hluschak (D), 3-23
165: Billy Haydt (D) dec. 5-2 Brett Nelson (BU), 6-23
174: Josh Patterson (BU) maj. dec. 9-1 Scott Hunter (D), 6-27
184: Justin Wieller (D) dec. 6-1 Anthony Esposito (BU), 9-27

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