Sunday, January 13, 2013

Virginia Duals Recap

The Bearcats headed over to Hampton, VA this weekend to wrestle in the 33rd edition of the prestigious Virginia Duals.  

Starting off on Friday, their first match against No. 10 Virginia Tech ended in a 32-9 loss.  The winning bouts came from the nationally ranked duo, Donnie Vinson and Nate Schiedel.  Vinson, ranked no.7 at 149, had a strong win against Nick Brascetta (No.6).  Although previously losing to Brascetta at the Midlands, Vinson showed dominance with a decision of 6-3.  Schiedel (ranked No.6) showed dominance as well, pinning Derrick Borlie in the second period, using a bear hug to drive Borlie to the mat.

In consolation round 1, Binghamton wrestled, and defeated Virginia Military Institute.  The Bearcats won seven out of ten matches against VMI; one pin, two tech falls, three decisions, and one forfeit ultimately gained them 31 points.  Tyler Deuel ended the match with nothing better but a first-period pin against Michael LaPrade in only 52 seconds.  

On Saturday, the team wrestled North Dakota State.  The Bearcats were knocked out of the tournament after this 12-30 loss.  Thanks to a pin by Schiedel and an accepted forfeit by Vinson, the dynamic duo kept us on the board once again.

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