For Immediate Release: January 13, 2007
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Binghamton wrestling downs Delaware State 33-12; Clarion comes from behind for 26-21 victory

VESTAL, N.Y.-- Binghamton wrestling (4-7) split a pair of matches Saturday afternoon, defeating Delaware State (0-10-1) by a score of 33-12 in the day's first match before succumbing to a tremendous rally by Clarion (7-5) that led to a 26-21 defeat in the night cap.

The Bearcats opened the day against the Hornets of Delaware State and were the beneficiaries of three forfeits before 149-pound sophomore Nate Patterson (Ontario, N.Y.) registered a pin of DSU's Shacoi Berry at 4:54 and his younger brother, freshman Josh Patterson (Ontario, N.Y.), collected a 3-0 decision in his match at 174 pounds. Freshmen Corey Waite (Nichols, N.Y.) and Ed Backus (Mohawk, N.Y.) rounded out the scoring for BU with back-to-back victories at 184 and 197 pounds to close out the 21-point victory.

Against Clarion, Binghamton built an 18-3 lead behind pins from Nate Patterson (157 pounds, 4:14) and Josh Patterson (174 pounds, 0:34) and a forfeit victory by Waite at 184 pounds before the Golden Eagles came charging back. Over the next five matches, Clarion registered two pins and two major decisions to secure the dual match victory.

The final match of the afternoon pitted both team's top wrestlers as the Bearcats' 149-pound junior Kyle Fried (Rock Hill, N.Y.) took on a true freshman in Hadley Harrison in the 149-pound bout. Fried is currently ranked 17th in the nation by W.I.N. Magazine while Harrison entered with a 14-7 record.

Following a scoreless first period, Harrison collected an escape point with 48 seconds remaining in the second period and took a 1-0 lead into the third. Thirteen seconds into the final stanza Fried managed his own escape point to knot the score at 1-1 before recording a takedown with 11 seconds remaining to secure the victory, 4-1 with the bonus point for riding time.

Fried now boosts his overall record to 14-11 while Josh Patterson improves to a team-best 18-6 overall and is 9-2 in dual matches.

The Bearcats resume their schedule when they travel to the Colonial Athletic Association duals on January 19-20 in Fairfax, Virginia.

Binghamton 33, Delaware State 12

125 - Mike Kleeman (BU) wins by forfeit
133 – Kareem Naguib (BU) wins by forfeit
141 – Kyle Klinkenborg (DSU) fall over Robert Slavin (BU) 4:42
149 – Nate Patterson (BU) fall over Shacoi Berry (DSU) 4:54
157 – Will Saylor (DSU) decision over Brett Terry (DSU) 3-1
165 – Brandon Gardner (DSU) decision over Sam Sirota (BU) 7-5
174 – Josh Patterson (BU) decision over Kyle Skinner (DSU) 3-0
184 – Corey Waite (BU) decision over Zumarr Archer (DSU) 4-1
197 – Ed Backus (BU) decision over Shawn Nowrey (DSU) 8-7
Hwt - Michael Patterson (BU) wins by forfeit

Clarion 26, Binghamton 21

125 - Patrick Feeley (CU) by fall over Mike Kleeman (BU) 5:25
133 – Sal Lascari (CU) major decision over Kareem Naguib (BU) 11-2
141 – Greg Lewis (CU) major decision over Patrick Sandberg (BU) 14-2
149 – Kyle Fried (BU) decision over Hadley Harrison (CU) 4-1
157 – Nate Patterson (BU) by fall over Lucas Christopher (CU) 4:14
165 – Dom Ross (CU) decision over Sam Sirota (BU) 5-3
174 – Josh Patterson (BU) by fall over Scott Joseph (CU) 0:34
184 – Corey Waite (BU) wins by forfeit
197 – Dixon Jordan (CU) by fall over Ed Backus (BU) 1:26
Hwt - A.J. Brooks decision over Michael Patterson (BU) 8-2

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