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For Immediate Release: January 31, 2004
Contact: John Hartrick (hartrick@binghamton.edu)
Phone: 607-777-6800

Bearcats topple Delaware State, 47-0, lose to Franklin & Marshall, 19-18
Ruff wins twice to remain unbeaten (14-0)

LANCASTER, Pa.--Binghamton (5-9) split a pair of matches Saturday at Franklin & Marshall. The Bearcats dropped a narrow 19-18 decision to the host Diplomats before blanking Delaware State, 47-0.

The Bearcats received two wins apiece from their top two wrestlers - junior 141-pound Josh Ruff (Bainbridge, N.Y./Bainbridge-Guilford) and senior 149-pound Beau Bruno (Mineola, N.Y.). Ruff earned a 12-4 major decision against F&M before picking up a forfeit win against Delaware State. He is now 14-0 in duals and 20-4 overall. Ruff, who owns the BU record for most dual victories in a season (16 set last year), has three dual matches remaining to try to break his own mark. He also is bidding to become the 11th wrestler in program history to post a perfect dual season. Most recently, Jason Goldman went 9-0 as a Division III wrestler in 1996-97.

Bruno scored a 16-6 major decision against Franklin & Marshall, and raised his record to 9-4 in duals, 17-7 overall.

The BU-Delaware State match was limited to just four bouts, with the Hornets offering five forfeits and both teams unable to put out a wrestler at 125 pounds.

MATCH RESULTS

Franklin & Marshall 19, Binghamton 18
125 - Trent Dixon (F&M) forfeit
133 - Rich Gebauer (F&M) major dec. Mike Shannon (BU), 11-1
141 - Josh Ruff (BU) major dec. Joe Perretta (F&M), 12-4
149 - Beau Bruno (BU) major dec. Greg Soufleris (F&M), 16-6
157 - Justin Hoch (BU) dec. Mike Parziale (F&M), 12-5
165 - Ted Seemuller (F&M) dec. Joe Gartiser (BU), 11-9
174 - Nate Schy (F&M) dec. Ryan Jantzen (BU), 9-5
184 - Ben Evans (F&M) dec. Mark Tse (BU), 4-3
197 - Declan Josephson (BU) major dec. R.P. Norley, 13-2
Hwt. - Jeff Parker (BU) dec. Shawn Coughlin (F&M), 7-0

Binghamton 47, Delaware State 0
125 - no match
133 - Mike Shannon (BU) maj. dec. Jerry Davis (DS), 17-4
141 - Josh Ruff (BU) forfeit
149 - Beau Bruno (BU) forfeit
157 - Justin Hoch (BU) fall Rashad Vance (DS), 5:13
165 - Joe Gartiser (BU) forfeit
174 - Ryan Jantzen (BU) major Marco Hall (DS), 16-5
184 - Kevin Bush (BU) dec. David Mears (DS), 7-4
197 - Declan Josephson (BU) forfeit
Hwt. - Jeff Parker (BU) forfeit

 

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