For Immediate Release: November 21, 2010
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BU wrestling splits pair of matches at Journeymen Sprawl & Brawl
Bearcats handle Eastern Michigan 29-6 before losing to Michigan State 19-15

VESTAL, N.Y. -- Binghamton wrestling split its two matches at the Journeymen Sprawl & Brawl, held Sunday at the West Gym. The Bearcats, who are "receiving votes" in the latest NWCA/USA Today national poll, defeated Eastern Michigan, 29-6, in the opener before falling to Michigan State, 19-15. The event featured 10 teams and 14 bouts and drew big crowds.

Senior 174-pound Ryan McGarity won both his matches - a pin in 5:34 against Michigan State and a major decision over Eastern Michigan. Junior 165-pound Matt Kaylor, 19th in the latest Intermat national rankings, also won twice - a major decision vs. Eastern Michigan and a decision over Michigan State.. Kaylor improved to a team-best 8-3 this season. Sophomore 149-pound Donnie Vinson earned a tech fall and a decision, raising his overall record to 5-2. Junior 133-pound Anthony Jerome also scored two decisions.

After handling Eastern Michigan, BU built a 15-12 lead over Michigan State before the Spartans won the final three bouts to seize the narrow win. The Bearcats lost four matches by one or two points and had three of its nationally-ranked wrestlers defeated, including junior No. 3 Justin Lister, who went 1-1 in his first competition of the season.

"A lot of our guys were impressive," head coach Pat Popolizio said. "I thought Ryan (Gerondel) wrestled very well for a freshman. Ryan (McGarity) also stood out - he wrestles with a lot of heart. But I'm disappointed in the Michigan State match. There were three or four matches that could've gone either way and our guys didn't battle back and have the confidence to win. We didn't take advantage of the opportunities."

Binghamton heads to Troy, N.Y. for the Journeymen Northeast Duals on Saturday. The Bearcats will face Sacred Heart, Northern Iowa and Stanford at Hudson Valley CC.

RV Binghamton 29, Eastern Michigan 6
125: Jared Germaine (EM) dec. Ryan Gerondel (BU), 8-4
133: Anthony Jerome (BU) dec. Andrew Novak (EM), 7-3
141: #20 Anwar Goeres (BU) dec. Seth Schaner (EM), 10-3
149: Donnie Vinson (BU) tech fall Corey Phillipos (EM), 16-0, 3:05
157: #3 Justin Lister (BU) dec. Aaron Sulzer (EM), 7-2
165: #19 Matt Kaylor (BU) maj. dec. Nick Hendrick (EM), 12-3
174: Ryan McGarity (BU) maj. dec. Chris Eggert (EM), 15-5
184: #14 Nate Schiedel (BU) maj. dec. Khodor Hoballah (EM), 9-0
197: Cody Reed (BU) dec. Nick Whittenburg (EM), 7-4
285: Wes Schroeder (EM) dec. Dan Bittner (BU), 3-1

Michigan State 19, RV Binghamton 15
125: Eric Olanowski (MS) dec. Ryan Gerondel (BU), 3-2
133: Anthony Jerome (BU) dec. Josh Harper (MS), 6-5
141: Dan Osterman (MS) dec. #20 Anwar Goeres (BU), 3-1
149: Donnie Vinson (BU) dec. Collin Dozier (MS), 6-1
157: #14 David Cheza (MS) dec. #3 Justin Lister (BU), 7-4
165: #19 Matt Kaylor (BU) dec. Ben Boudro (MS), 10-6
174: Ryan McGarity (BU) pinned Curran Jacobs (MS), 5:34
184: Ian Hinton (MS) dec. #14 Nate Schiedel (BU), 6-5
197: Tyler Dickenson (MS) dec. Cody Reed (BU), 4-2
285: Mike McClure (MS) major dec. Dan Bittner (BU), 11-0

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