Wednesday, August 27, 2014

Find out more about the new Bearcat wrestlers!

The BU wrestling team has restocked with a big recruiting class including 12 All-Americans, six state champions, and 18 state place winners.

Set to join the Bearcats in the 2014-2015 season are:

Connor Calkins HWT (Almond, NY/Alfred-Almond HS): Connor is a 2x NYS Qualifier.  He finished 5th as a junior and capped his senior year with a NYS title at heavyweight.  He finished 1st at the Flo Freakshow which is the toughest pre-season tournament in the country.

Vincent DePrez 157/165 (Hilton, NY/Hilton HS): Vincent is a 4x NYS place winner, finishing 4th, 2nd, 2nd, and 1st.  Vincent capped 46-0 record his senior season at Hilton with state championship at 145 pounds.  He is a Flo Nationals All-American and four-time All-Greater Rochester selection.

Anthony DePrez 165/174 (Hilton, NY/Hilton HS): Anthony will be joining his twin brother Vincent this year.  He finished 2nd in NYS this year at 152 lbs and became a Flo Nationals All-American.

Thierno Diallo 125 (Lanham, MD/Duval HS): Thierno transferred into Binghamton for the 2014 spring semester.  He is a 3x state place winner taking 2nd, 3rd, and 1st.  He is the first wrestler in Prince Georges County to win 4 county titles.  He is a Fargo All-American and a Flo Nationals All-American.

Jake Kocsis 165/174  (Phillipsburg, NJ/Phillipsburg HS): Jake is a 2x NYS qualifier.  Jake finished 2nd at the prestigious Reno Tournament of Champions during the 2013-2014 season.  He then finished 4th in the NJ State Championships at 170 lbs.  He will major in environmental studies.

Joe Nelson 125 (Oxford, NY/Oxford Academy): Joe is a 2x NYS Qualifier finishing 3rd in the state.  He was valedictorian at his high school and will be working towards an engineering degree at Binghamton.

Steven Schneider 174/184 (Levittown, NY/MacArthur HS): Steven is a 2x NYS qualifier.  He finished 2nd in the state as a junior and was a state champion this past season at 170 pounds.  He finished his high school career as a Senior National All-American and he will be majoring in engineering at Binghamton.

Ben Schroeder 157 (Eureka, MO/Eureka HS): Ben is a 2x Missouri state qualifier.  He received the Binghamton University Scholarship of Excellence award and will be enrolled in the Binghamton School of Management.

Mark Tracy 184/197 (Holtsville, NY/Sachem East HS): Mark won a NYS title at 182 lbs his senior season at Sachem East High.  He also finished as a Senior National All-American and Mark will be enrolling in the Binghamton School of Management. 

Reggie Williams 184/197 (Johnson City, NY/Johnson City HS): Reggie is a 4x NYS placewinner, finishing 2nd as a sophomore and winning a state title at 195 lbs this past season.  He is a 5x high school All-American and capped off his senior season as a Senior Nationals All-American.


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