Monday, February 23, 2015

Finished the Weekend Strong After a 32-9 Win Over Bloomsburg

We finished the weekend in PA strong winning our last two regular season duals after a 18-16 win over Bucknell on Friday and a 32-9 win over Bloomsburg on Saturday.  Vincent DePrez (157), Zack Zupan (165), Steve Schneider (174), Calleb Wallace (197), and Tyler Deuel (HWT) all picked up a pair of wins this weekend. 

We wrestled really strong against Bloomsburg.  David White (125) started off the match with a 20-9 major decision win againt Jon Haas.  At 141, Dylan Caruana started off his match with Tanner Cahill of the Huskies with a takedown in the first few seconds. Caruana kept dominance throughout the match and racked up his riding time.  He ended up winning by a 12-4 major decision.  Zack Zupan (165) also recorded a major decision win for the Bearcats, beating Kurt Meske 12-4 after recording 5 takedowns, 1 escape, and a point for riding time.

Calleb Wallace (197) and Tyler Deuel (HWT) finished their last regular season matches as Bearcats with victories.  Wallace earned three TDs and an escape in the first two periods, initially leading 7-2 going into the third period.  He finished out on top with a 10-6 decision win against Michael Mirra of
the Huskies.  Deuel (pictured to the right) did not waste any time taking down his opponent, Dominic Carfagno.  He continued to turn him to his back to earn 6 near fall points in the first period.  Deuel was hungry for a pin, but instead ended up winning by a 20-1 technical fall early in the third period.

We finished the regular season with a 9-10 record.

We will return to the mat at the Eastern Intercollegiate Wrestling Association (EIWA) Championships March 6-7. BU will send 10 wrestlers to Lehigh for the event.  Check my previous blog post for ticketing information & prices.

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Saturday, February 21, 2015

Exciting EIWA Victory against No. 22 Bucknell, 18-16

We had an exciting win last night against Bucknell University, ultimately winning the match 18-16.

We were down 15-16 going into the last match with Tyler Deuel and Joe Stolfi still to wrestle at heavyweight.  Deuel grabbed a quick 4-0 lead in the first period. Stolfi responded in the second frame, scoring all six points to go ahead, 6-4. Deuel tied the match in the third period, setting up a frantic finish. In the final seconds, Deuel earned two back points to take the lead, but Stolfi reversed him and got 2 points to even the bout again. Time expired and Deuel had accumulated enough riding time to earn a point, giving he and the Bearcats the win.

Other important wins came from Vincent DePrez (157), Zack Zupan (165), Steve Schneider (174), and Calleb Wallace (197).

The loss is Bucknell's first in the EIWA this season.  Check out the highlights video:

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Tuesday, February 17, 2015

Senior Night Win against Buffalo; Two Matches in PA this weekend

We had a successful senior night this past Friday against Buffalo.  We competed tough and executed in front of a great crowd for our last home match of the year.  It was good to see a couple of our guys secure come-from-behind wins and I know that will help their confidence in conferences and nationals.  Check out the dual results tab for more information on the scores.

This weekend we have two away matches, Bucknell this Friday at 7 PM and then against Bloomsburg Saturday at 7 PM (different than previously advertised).  There should be some great individual match-ups in both duals and we are looking forward to a great weekend of wrestling.

EIWA Tickets

The EIWA Championships will take place March 6th-7th.  Pricing for Session 1, on Friday, March 6, is $28 for Adults and $14 for Students. Pricing for Session 2 and for Session 3, both on Saturday, March 7, are $23 for Adults and $11 for Students for each session when purchased in advance. Tickets may be purchased online at, over the phone at 610-758-4263 or in person at the Stabler Arena Ticket Office during normal business hours.

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Monday, February 9, 2015

Our weekend in Washington, D.C.

On Friday, we traveled to George Mason University for a dual.  Our final match score was 16-22.  George Mason forfeited the 125-pound bout and then won the next six matches of the dual. Our only wins were picked up by the last three bouts featuring Jack McKeever (win by 6-2 dec.), Calleb Wallace (win by 7-2 dec.), and Tyler Deuel (win by 14-0 major dec.). 
With Jack McKeever's win vs. Ryan Hembury, he tabbed 31st in the NCAA Coaches' Panel Rankings.

At heavyweight, #22 Tyler Deuel wrestled #25 Jake Kettler (pictured to the left).  Deuel showed dominance throughout all three periods and did not let Kettler score on him once.  

On Saturday, the Bearcats spent the afternoon working out and practicing for Sunday's dual.

On Sunday, we faced American University in an EIWA conference match at Bender Arena.  It was a close dual, but unfortunately we were not able to make a winning comeback.  Our final match score was 15-20.  Caruana (141), Zupan (165), Schneider (174), and Deuel (HWT) all earned wins, but our team record dropped 6-10 overall and 4-4 in the EIWA.

Caruana (141) got BU on the board, winning 6-3 against Michael Sprague (pictured to the right).  Caruana scored two takedowns, an escape, and an extra point for riding time to secure the win.

At 165, Zupan had an exciting 11-2 major decision win against Brad Mutchnik.  Zupan is a freshman and scored his 18th victory of the season.  At 174, Schneider picked up a 9-1 major decision over Nick Carey and he earned his 17th win of the year.  Deuel also picked up a major decision at HWT, beating Chris McDermand 9-0.  Deuel improved his record to 20-4 overall with this win.

Our next home dual is this FRIDAY (2/13) in the West Gym.  We will be wrestling Buffalo at 7 PM.  See you there!

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Monday, February 2, 2015

Binghamton Shuts Out Sacred Heart 42-0; Falls 15-21 at Brown

Binghamton wrestling (6-8, 4-3 EIWA) split a pair of road duals Saturday afternoon, falling at Brown, 21-15, before shuttling two hours from Providence to Fairfield, Conn. and steamrolling Sacred Heart, 42-0 to end a busy day.

In Providence, the host Browns snapped a 9-9 tie with three straight wins in the upper weights and clinched the victory before the heavyweight match. Binghamton tied the match when redshirt freshman Zack Zupan (above) earned a 6-1 decision at 165 pounds. But narrow losses at 174 and 184 plus a pin at 197 cost the Bearcats a shot at the win. Brown also posted an overtime win at 125 and a one-point decision at 149. Freshman 133-pound Joe Nelson  notched his first dual win of the season with a 9-3 decision. Sophomore Dylan Caruana followed with a 4-0 win at 141, giving BU an early 6-3 lead.

At Sacred Heart, BU won all 10 matches, including three by pin and two more by major decision. Nelson made it a 2-0 day with a pin in 2:49 at 133. Seniors Calleb Wallace and Tyler Deuel finished the match off with back-to-back pins at 197 and heavyweight, respectively. Deuel, who received a forfeit win at Brown, improved to 18-4 overall, 12-2 in duals. He needed just 1:06 to end his match in the first period.

Zupan raised his record to 17-12 overall and Caruana grabbed his 14th and 15th wins of the season.

Binghamton travels south next weekend for matches at George Mason (Feb. 6) and American (Feb. 8).

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