Immediate Release: March 17, 2011
PHILADELPHIA -- Binghamton wrestling saw its contingent dwindle from six to two after the first day of the NCAA Championship Thursday at the Wells Fargo Center. The Bearcats went a combined 2-10 and have their remaining two wrestlers in the consolation bracket, including their injured top gun.
After posting a win in his opening match, junior 165-pound Justin Lister (23-7) had to injury default against No. 1 seed Jordan Burroughs of Nebraska in the second round. Burroughs held a comfortable 14-5 cushion before Lister rolled his ankle in the second period and couldn't continue wrestling. The reigning All-American will attempt to continue in the consolations Friday if his injury insn't too serious.
Senior 141-pound Anwar Goeres (25-9) stayed alive with a win in the consolations. Goeres, who was pinned by the sixth seed in his first match, posted an 11-8 decision over Kaleb Friedley of Northwestern. He led 4-1 after one period with a pair of takedowns and built an 8-4 lead after two, thanks to another takedown and reversal in the second. After building riding time, Goeres hung on in the third for the win. He will face unseeded Michael Mangrum of Oregon State in Friday morning's consolation second round.
In his second match of the day, ninth-seeded sophomore 149-pound Donnie Vinson (26-5) surrendered a takedown with 15 seconds left and lost 6-4 to Justin Gaethje, a returning All-American from Northern Colorado. Earlier, Vinson lost his opening match 6-1 and saw his outstanding season come to an abrupt end.
Junior 157-pound Matt Kaylor (28-11) suffered a 14-1 major decision at the hands of Robert Erisman of Oklahoma State and was eliminated. He lost a tough 5-4 decision earlier in the day.
Sophomore 184-pound Nate Schiedel (32-9) gave up a takedown with less than 30 seconds left and lost 3-2 to Erich Schmditke of Oklahoma. Schiedel began his championship with a 12-7 loss to fourth-seeded Travis Rutt of Wisconsin and was eliminated after managing just two escapes.
Senior 174-pound Ryan McGarity (30-19) fell behind 9-1 after the first period and lost to CAA rival Hunter Meys of Boston in the consolations. He concluded his collegiate career with a pair of NCAA defeats.
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