Immediate Release: March 15, 2007
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.
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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