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For Immediate Release: March 15, 2007
Contact: John Hartrick (hartrick@binghamton.edu)
Phone: 607-777-6800

Binghamton wrestler Josh Patterson bows out of NCAA Championship
Freshman 174-pounder drops both matches, ends season

NCAA Championship Matches

VESTAL, N.Y.-- Binghamton University freshman 174-pound wrestler Josh Patterson (Ontario, N.Y.) lost both his matches at the NCAA Championship, Thursday at The Palace in Auburn Hills, Michigan. Patterson lost his opening match, 13-6, to Matthew Maciag of Wisconsin. In the wrestlebacks, he was defeated 9-7 by Daniel Burke of Northern Illinois.

In his first match, Patterson trailed 4-3 after the first period but couldn't hold off Maciag. Patterson produced two reversals, an escape and received a point when Maciag was called for stalling. The 13 points were the most any opponent has scored against Patterson all season.

In the second match, Patterson scored a takedown early in the first period and led 5-2 after one. He then led 6-5 early in the third period after an escape. Burke won the match with a late takedown however.

Patterson, who earned a wild card berth after placing third at the Colonial Athletic Association Championship, finished his freshman season with a 27-12 record. He was runnerup at the Navy Classic and also placed sixth at the Nittany Lion Open. Patterson was 16-4 in dual matches, helping the Bearcats to a 10-10 mark.

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