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Binghamton wrestlers win one of three duals at Kent State

KENT, OHIO — Binghamton University (1-6) defeated Gardner-Webb 24-19 in its first match at the Kent State Duals, before losing a heartbreaker to Mercyhurst 24-23 and falling to Kent State 41-3.

With matches beginning at the 149 weight class, Binghamton jumped out to a 15-0 lead against Gardner-Webb before hanging on for the five-point victory. Against Mercyhurst, BU held a 17-0 lead before Mercyhurst won five of the last six bouts to post a one-point win.

Sophomore Ryan Jantzen (Shoreham, N.Y.) was a triple-winner at 165 for the Bearcats, scoring a pair of pins and an overtime decision to improve his career record in duals to 10-8. Jantzen pinned his Gardner-Webb opponent in just 1:38, and then pinned an opponent from Mercyhurst in 4:46. Against his foe from Kent State, Jantzen went into an extra period to score a 5-3 win.

At 149, Joe Gartiser (Tuxedo, N.Y.) recorded a pin at 4:45 against Gardner-Webb and scored a 5-2 decision against Mercyhurst. At 157, sophomore Rob Sckalor (Chester, N.Y.) tallied a 7-4 decision against Gardner-Webb and recorded an 18-3 technical fall over his opponent from Mercyhurst.

Scoring single wins for Binghamton were Jeff McAveney (New Fairfield, Conn.), 4-2 at 184 against Gardner-Webb, Derman Lewis (Schenectady, N.Y.) 3-1 at 197 against Gardner-Webb, Mike Shannon (Albany, N.Y.) 6-3 at 133 against Gardner-Webb, and Jeff Vitale (Sea Cliff, N.Y.) 10-8 at 174 against Mercyhurst.

Complete Results

Binghamton (B) 24, Gardner-Webb (GW) 19

: Joe Gartiser (B) pinned John Cofer (GW) at 4:45
157: Rob Sckalor (B) dec. Justin Gulliver (GW) 7-4
165: Ryan Jantzen (B) pinned Louis DeMarco (GW) at 1:38
174: Erik Wince (GW) major dec. Jeff Vitale (B) 15-2
184: Jeff McAveney (B) dec. Mike Mays (GW) 4-2
197: Derman Lewis (B) dec. Brent Blackwell (GW) 3-1
Hwt: Jonathan Richard (GW) pinned Nick Cadmus (B) at 3:02
125: Josh Pniewski (GW) dec. Kyle Willard (B) 6-1
133: Mike Shannon (B) dec. Jonathan Neal (GW) 6-3
141: Justin Lansley (GW) won by forfeit

Mercyhurst (M) 24, Binghamton (B) 23

: Joe Gartiser (B) dec. unknown (M) 5-2
157: Rob Sckalor (B) tech. fall Eric Squatrito (M) 18-3
165: Ryan Jantzen (B) pinned T.J. Fera (M) at 4:46
174: Jeff Vitale (B) dec. Jared Snyder (M) 10-8
184: Ben McAvinew (M) dec. Jeff McAveney (B) 11-6
197: Derman Lewis (B) won by forfeit
Hwt: Angelo Caponi (M) pinned Nick Cadmus (B) at 1:59
125: Ricky Randazzo (M) dec. Kyle Willard (B) 8-4
133: Mike Shumac (M) pinned Mike Shannon (B) at 5:00
141: Will Tedder (M) won by forfeit

Kent State (K) 41, Binghamton 3 (B)

: Nate Daugherty (K) dec. Joe Gartiser (B) 11-5
157: Mike Tolar (K) tech. fall Rob Sckalor (B) 15-0 (6:00)
165: Ryan Jantzen (B) dec. Mark Lensman (K) 5-3 (ot)
174: Nick Nemeth (K) pinned Jeff McAveney (B) at 5:38
184: Zeb Miller (K) dec. Jeff Vitale (B) 9-2
197: Ben Rings (K) dec. Derman Lewis (B) 3-1
Hwt: Tomas Rodriguez (K) pinned Nick Cadmus (B) at 0:36
125: Jared Opfer (K) major dec. Kyle Willard (B) 12-0
133: Drew Opfer (K) tech. fall Mike Shannon (B) 15-0
141: Ryan Simmons (K) won by forfeit

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