Release: March 10, 2010
VESTAL, N.Y. -- Binghamton wrestling had another victory on Wednesday when the NCAA announced the 33-man brackets for the upcoming championship. Earning an at-large berth was sophomore 165-pound Matt Kaylor, who placed fourth at the CAA Championship on Saturday. Kaylor will join five other Bearcats at the national event, March 18-20 at the Qwest Center in Omaha, Neb. The six NCAA qualifiers is by far the most individuals BU has sent in any year, surpassing the two qualifiers in 2008.
Senior 174-pound Josh Patterson, a reigning All-American, earned the No. 11 seed after his second straight CAA crown. He placed seventh last year and will be competing at the NCAA Championship for the fourth straight season. Patterson, 26-6, opens against Shane Smith of Millersville.
Junior 141-pound Anwar Goeres, 35-8 and CAA champion, will face the No. 3 seed, Michael Thorn, of Minnseota, in the opening round.
Sophomore 157-pound Justin Lister, 28-8 and CAA champion, drew No. 11 Robert Erisman of Oklahoma State in his first match.
Redshirt 184-pound freshman Nate Schiedel, 29-7 and BU's fourth CAA champion, will face unseeded Travis Rutt from Wisconsin in the opening round.
Redshirt 149-pound freshman Donnie Vinson, 32-11 and CAA runnerup, meets No. 5 seed Frank Molinaro of Penn State
Kaylor, 34-18, meets unseeded Robby Neill of Navy in the first round. Back on December 6, Kaylor defeated Neill 3-1 en route to eighth place at the Penn State Nittany Lion Open - a strong win that likely clinched Kaylor's NCAA berth.
The 46 at-large selections were made based on the following criteria: head-to-head competition; qualifying event placement; quality wins; results against common opponents; winning percentage; RPI; coaches ranking and the number of matches contested at that weight class.
The Bearcats will hold their Postseason Media Day Monday afternoon beginning at 1:15 p.m. at their West Gym training facility.
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