Cornell Begins Ivy Slate By Blanking Princeton, 42-0
ITHACA, N.Y.—The No. 6 Big Red wrestling team opened in 2012-13 Ivy season off strong on Saturday afternoon, shutting out Princeton 42-0 at home in the Friedman Wrestling Center. Kyle Dake (165), Jace Bennett (197) and Jacob Aiken-Phillips led Cornell with pins, while Mike Nevinger notched a win by technical fall. Freshman Nahshon Garrett also added a bonus point for Cornell with a major decision at 125 pounds.
With the win Cornell improves to 6-2 (1-0 Ivy) on the season, while Princeton fell to 0-8 (0-1 Ivy).
The dual opened at 125 pounds, with Garrett facing Max Rogers. Garrett had a 4-0 lead after the first period with a takedown and two back points. The Big Red freshman racked up 2:42 in riding time in the first. Garrett chose to start the second down and nearly had a reversal but a stalemate was called and brought the action back to center. Garrett settled for an escape and added a takedown midway through the period. Rogers chose to start the third at neutral. Garrett grabbed a double leg takedown, and with 5:03 in riding time, won a 10-0 major decision.
At 133 pounds, sophomore Bricker Dixon took on Andrew Hirai. Dixon had an early takedown and tilted his opponent for three back points. Hirai escaped, but with a double leg, Dixon took him down once again. Dixon immediately reversed his opponent from his starting down position in the second and grabbed another takedown. Hirai chose to start the third down and was awarded a point when Dixon was penalized for locking his hands. Hirai escaped, but with 3:40 in riding time, Dixon won a 12-5 decision.
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Binghamton, Buffalo and Army Compete at the Virginia Duals
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HAMPTON, Va.—Binghamton wrestling (3-8) received a pair of six-point wins from its nationally-ranked duo but dropped the remaining eight bouts in a 30-12 loss to North Dakota State Saturday morning at the Virginia Duals. The defeat ends the tournament for the Bearcats, who split their two matches on Friday to start the event.
Against the Bison, BU dropped an overtime bout and a pair of four-point decisions which might have tightened the outcome.
Senior 197-pound Nate Schiedel provided the highlight of the match with his second pin in as many days. Schiedel, No. 6 in the latest InterMat rankings, needed just 1:24 to put Kallen Kleinschmidt to his back and end the encounter. Schiedel improved to 18-2 overall, 11-0 in duals.
Earlier, No. 7 Donnie Vinson received a forfeit win at 149 to also remain undefeated in duals. Vinson, who won twice on Friday, including a 6-3 decision over the No. 6 wrestler in the country, lifted his record to 21-1, 11-0 in duals.
The Bearcats will remain in Virginia all week training for the CAA Duals, hosted by George Mason next Saturday. There, BU will face the host Patriots, Rider and Drexel.
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HAMPTON, VA – The Buffalo wrestling team dropped both matches Friday at the Virginia Duals tournament, forcing the team into an early exit from the event. The Bulls (0-5) lost to Boise State (2-5) 29-9 in the first round, and then was edged 20-16 by Bucknell (3-6) in the consolation bracket.
Wrestling with a shuffled lineup, the team hung tough with the Broncos, who were receiving votes in the NWCA top 25 at the beginning of the week. Max Soria opened with an 8-5 decision over Rami Haddadin, and Erik Gallowayreturned to the lineup at his new 141 pound weight to win 10-5 over Travis Himmelman. Then, down 9-6, Mark Lewandowski tied up the dual with a 9-2 win over Holden Packard. Boise State would finish with wins in the final four matches, including bonus points at 184, 197, and heavyweight.
Then in the consolation round, the Bulls were forced to rally against the Bison, losing the first four matches of the dual in close affairs. Five different UB wrestlers competed at brand-new weight classes due to severe depth issues, but three would pull of wins in their new divisions to lead the way. Blake Roulo snapped the team out of its slump in a big way in the 157-pound bout, winning 16-1 over Vincent Favia for a five-point technical fall (the first of his career in a dual meet). That would be the first of four straight wins for UB, giving the team a 16-12 lead in the team score.
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HAMPTON, Va. – Senior Connor Hanafee pinned his opponent at 141 pounds and two other Black Knights recorded wins by decision, but the Army wrestling team fell to 17th-ranked Boise State, 24-12, in the consolation quarterfinals at the 33rd annual Virginia Duals on Saturday at Hampton Coliseum.
Boise State (3-5) posted wins by decision in the first two bouts, but Hanafee drew Army (3-4) even when he pinned Ben DeMuelle in 2 minutes, 38 seconds.
The Broncos won five of the final seven bouts, however, to clinch the match. The loss eliminates Army from the Virginia Duals. The Black Knights posted a 1-2 mark at the event.
Army returns to action on Saturday, Jan. 19, when the Black Knights travel to Lewisburg, Pa., to face EIWA rival Bucknell. The conference dual match is set to get under way at 4 p.m.
Match Notes: Army falls to 0-1 all-time versus Boise State … Paul Hancock improves to 7-0 in dual matches this season … Hancock boasts a team-best 20 wins this year (20-7) … Hancock and Bryce Barnes both authored perfect 3-0 records at the Virginia Duals.
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NWCA National Duals – Cortland Takes Fourth
SPRINGFIELD, ILL. – The nationally third-ranked Cortland wrestling team finished fourth at the 16-team NWCA/Cliff Keen Div. III National Duals after dropping a 26-19 decision to second-ranked Elmhurst College in the semifinals and losing to fifth-ranked Centenary College (N.J.), 20-18, in the third-place match. The Red Dragons went 2-2 at the tournament, which featured the top 10 ranked teams in the country, and are now 11-2 on the season.
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SPRINGFIELD, Ill. – The Ithaca College wrestling team defeated eighth-ranked Coe and fell to top-ranked Wartburg and 30th-ranked Wesleyan at the NWCA Division III National Duals on Saturday. The Bombers are 5-3 in duals this season, and five of Ithaca’s eight duals have come against nationally-ranked opponents. Ithaca returns to action next weekend, with a Friday afternoon dual match against Waynesburg and the Empire Collegiate Wrestling Conference tournament on Saturday. Jules Doliscar (Dix Hills/Holy Trinity) was 3-0 on the day for the Bombers and Ricky Gomez (Brentwood/Brentwood) was 2-0 in his bouts.
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Niagara County Community College advanced to the semifinals in the NJCAA National Duals before losing to Labette, the eventual champion.