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For Immediate Release: February 3, 2007
Contact: Joshua J. Darling (hartrick@binghamton.edu)
Phone: 607-777-6800

Binghamton wrestling sweeps Sacred Heart 23-20 and James Madison 33-12
Patterson brothers combine for five wins, including two pins and three major decisions

VESTAL, N.Y.-- Following a two-week layoff, Binghamton wrestling (8-9) resumed its schedule by sweeping a pair of matches Saturday afternoon, defeating James Madison (6-23, 1-8 CAA) by a score of 33-12 in the day's first match and topped Sacred Heart (5-7, 4-5 CAA) 23-20 in the night cap. The win over the Pioneers avenges an earlier 29-19 defeat by Sacred Heart on January 7.

Against James Madison, Binghamton junior heavyweight Mike Patterson opened with an 11-0 major decision over senior Zack Winfrey before the Dukes posted three consecutive wins to take a 12-4 lead. From there, the Bearcats dominated the rest of the match as they won the final six bouts, including back-to-back pins by junior Kyle Fried (1:32) at 149 pounds and sophomore Nate Patterson (2:16) at 157 pounds. Sophomore Sam Sirota also recorded a 13-4 major decision at 165 pounds while freshman Josh Patterson posted a 12-2 major decision at 184 pounds.

Sacred Heart opened the second match by jumping out to a 13-6 lead behind a technical fall, major decision and a close 10-9 decision before the Bearcats battled back. Following an 8-2 win by Fried at 149 pounds, Nate Patterson put Binghamton ahead 15-13 with a pin (1:48) of sophomore Michael Hartman. The Pioneers responded with a 5-2 victory by freshman Patrick Nappi to quickly retake the lead 16-15 but it would be short lived.

Sirota posted a 14-5 major decision at 174 pounds to retake the lead 19-16 before Josh Patterson registered his second major decision of the day to put the match out of reach and secure the 23-20 victory.

On the day, Nate Patterson posted to pins to go along with younger brother Josh's two major decisions. Mike Patterson finished the day with a major decision and a loss to the 19th ranked heavyweight in the country while Fried posted his fourth pin of the year to go along with two victories.

The Bearcats resume their schedule when they travel to Boston for a 1 p.m. meet on February 10.

Binghamton 33, James Madison 12

125 - Louis Sweet (JMU) decision over Mike Kleeman (BU) 6-4
133 – Brandon Luce (JMU) decision over Corey Sullivan (BU) 10-4
141 – Jimmy Mitchum (JMU) by fall over Kareem Naguib (BU) 2:58
149 – Kyle Fried (BU) by fall over Nick Broccoli (JMU) 1:32
157 – Nate Patterson (BU) by fall over Eric Nadeau (JMU) 2:16
165 – Sam Sirota (BU) major decision over Scott Yorko (JMU) 13-4
174 – Chris Klucka (BU) wins by forfeit
184 – Josh Patterson (BU) major decision over Johnnie Bauman (JMU) 12-2
197 – Ed Backus (BU) decision over Marcus Bartley (JMU) 6-4
Hwt - Mike Patterson (BU) major decision over Zack Winfrey (JMU)

Binghamton 23, Sacred Heart 20

125 - Mike Kleeman (BU) wins by forfeit
133 – Paul Galipeau (SHU) by fall over Corey Sullivan (BU) 1:30
141 – Cory Dunn (SHU) decision over Kareem Naguib (BU) 10-9
149 – Kyle Fried (BU) decision over Chris Davis (SHU) 8-2
157 – Nate Patterson (BU) by fall over Michael Hartman (SHU) 1:48
165 – Patrick Nappi (SHU) decision over Brett Terry (BU) 5-2
174 – Sam Sirota (BU) major decision over Jed Giguere (SHU) 14-5
184 – Josh Patterson (BU) major decision Andrew Silber (SHU) 12-3
197 – Kevin Fox (SHU) major decision over Corey Waite (BU) 14-4
Hwt - Payam Zarrinpour (SHU) technical fall over Mike Patterson (BU) 23-8 (7:00)

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