Immediate Release: May 22, 2007
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wrestling announces team award winners from 2006-07
Patterson is Most Valuable; Fried is Most Dedicated
N.Y. -- Binghamton University wrestling coach Pat
Popolizio announced his team award winners for 2006-07. The
athletes spearheaded BU's best season in two decades, complete
with 10 dual victories, two conference placewinners and an NCAA
qualifier. The Bearcats won five of their last six matches, placed
seventh at the Colonial Athletic Association Championship and
demonstrated a strong freshman class with two CAA All-Rookie
selections. The 10 dual match victories is the most of any BU
wrestling team in 23 years, since the 1982-83 nationally-ranked
Division III squad won 11.
174-pound Josh Patterson highlighted
the winners with the Most Valuable Player honor. Patterson
went 27-12, including a 16-4 mark in duals, and qualified for
the NCAA Championship. He was runnerup at the Navy Classic, sixth
at the Nittany Lion Open and placed third at the CAA Championship
to receive a berth to the national meet. Patterson was also selected
to the CAA All-Rookie Team.
Junior 149-pound Kyle Fried, who was
nationally ranked for much of the season, was selected as Most
Dedicated and Most Improved. Fried, who transferred
from SUNY Brockport before the season, went 26-13 overall (12-6
in duals) and narrowly missed an NCAA bid. He went 4-1 at the
CAA Championship, placing third. Fried also took fifth place
at the Southern Scuffle after winning seven of nine matches.
He was ranked as high at No. 17 by W.I.N.-Magazine.
and junior-to-be Nate Patterson
were selected as co-captains for the 2007-08 season.
complete list of award winners is below.
of the Year