For Immediate Release: November 29, 2008
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BU wrestling splits four matches at Journeyman/BRUTE Northeast Duals
Bearcats defeat Brown, UNC Greensboro, lose to No. 1 Iowa and No. 22 Lehigh

TROY, N.Y. -- Binghamton wrestling split four matches at the Journeymen/BRUTE Northeast Duals, held Saturday at Hudson Valley Community College. The Bearcats (4-4) beat Brown 31-9 and rallied to beat UNC Greensboro 22-18. Earlier in the day, BU lost to No. 1 Iowa 45-0 and No. 22 Lehigh 33-6.

"It was a great experience for our guys," head coach Pat Popolizio said. "We gained a lot of confidence, seeing the best competition in the country and individually, we were in a handful of matches against those elite programs. The team showed a lot of character, especially to rally for the win against UNC Greensboro. We've improved a lot as a dual meet team from a year ago."

Junior 184-pound Josh Patterson, ranked No. 15 in the country, went 3-1 with three pins. He earned another commanding win over a higher-ranked opponent, pinning 12th-ranked David Craig of Lehigh in 4:30.

Before that, Patterson battled Iowa's third-ranked Phil Keddy tough in a 4-1 loss. Keddy is a reigning All-American who placed sixth at the NCAA Championship last season. Patterson raised his record to 11-2 with a team-high six pins.

"Josh had a great day," Popolizio said. "This should move him up even higher in the rankings. These are the kinds of matches he will need to build on to place at NCAAs. With every big win like this he gains more confidence."

In the day's closest match, BU and UNC Greensboro each won five matches but the Bearcats rallied from 15-10 down to secure the win. Patterson and junior 197-pound Corey Waite recorded back-to-back pins to clinch the victory.

Binghamton hosts East Stroudsburg at 7 p.m. Thursday at West Gym.

No. 1 Iowa 45, Binghamton 0
125 No. 2 Charlie Falk (I) WBF Drew Bloss (BU), 2:56
133 Dan Dennis (I) WBF Rob Slavin (BU), 3:48
141 No. 6 Alex Tsirtsis (I) WBF Anwar Goeres (BU), 0:45
149 No. 1 Brent Metcalf (I) TF Justin Lister (BU), 22-7
157 Matt Bullweg (I) dec. Nate Patterson (BU), 6-3
165 No. 11 Ryan Morningstar (I) dec. Ryan McGarity (BU), 5-2
174 No. 2 Jay Borschel (I) WBF Brett Nelson (BU), 6:50
184 No. 3 Phil Keddy (I) dec. No. 15 Josh Patterson (BU), 4-1
197 No. 19 Chad Beatty (I) major dec. Corey Waite (BU), 14-3
Hwt. Dan Erekson (I) WBF Dan Bittner (BU), 0:39

Binghamton 31, Brown 9
125 Drew Bloss (BU) dec. Mike Piccirillo (BR). 6-4
133 Eli Harris (BR) dec. Mike Kleeman (BU), 8-2
141 Anwar Goeres (BU) WBF John Triggas (BR), 2:47
149 Matt Kaylor (BU) major dec. Dave Foxen, 20-12
157 Nate Patterson (BU) WBF Tom Fazio (BR), 4:24
165 Ryan McGarity (BU) dec. Bryan Tracy (BR), 7-2
174 Ziad Kharbush (BR) dec. Anthony Esposito (BU), 7-2
184 Josh Patterson (BU) WBF Matt Gevelinger (BR), 0:23
197 Corey Waite (BU) dec. Leo Saniuk (BR), 8-5
Hwt. Zach Zdrada (BR) dec. Carl Korpi (BU), 8-2

No. 22 Lehigh 33, Binghamton 6
125 Dress Bloss (BU) dec. John McDonald (L), 7-6
133 Matt Fick (L) dec. Mike Kleeman (BU), 6-1
141 Seth Ciasulli (L) WBF Anwar Goeres (BU), 1:29
149 No. 13 Trevor Chinn (L) dec. Matt Kaylor (BU),3-2
157 Sean Biladian (L) WBF Justin Lister (BU), 2:06
165 No. 16 Mike Galanate (K) dec. Ryan McGarity (BU), 3-2
174 No. 14 Alex Caruso (L) dec. Anthony Esposito (BU), 7-2
184 No. 15 Josh Patterson (BU) WBF No. 12 David Craig (L), 4:30
197 Joe Kennedy (L) dec. Corey Waite (BU), 8-1
Hwt. Justin Allen (L) dec. Dan Bittner (BU), 4-3

Binghamton 22, UNC Greensboro 18
125 Mitchell Johnson (UNC) WBF Drew Bloss (BU), 2:33
133 Rob Slavin (BU) dec. Casey Boyle (UNC), 7-4
141 Chris Bencivenga (UNC) dec. Anwar Goeres (BU), 9-5
149 Matt Kaylor (BU) major dec. Marcus Hannah (UNC), 12-4
157 Nate Patterson (BU) dec. Andrew Saunders (UNC), 9-7
165 Chris Bullins (UNC) dec. Ryan McGarity (BU), 8-3
174 Byron Sigmon (UNC) dec. Brett Nelson (BU), 10-3
184 Josh Patterson (BU) WBF Craig McIntosh (UNC), 6:37
197 Corey Waite (BU) WBF Ryan Sughrue (UNC), 4:48
Hwt. Joe Sheffield (UNC) dec. Carl Korpi (BU), 5-0

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