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Senior heavyweight’s clutch win brings the victory home for the Bison

Roger Mellado, Contributing Writer

February 27, 2020

On Feb. 22, the Bison wrestlers wrapped up their dual meet season with an epic come-from-behind victory against Columbia on the back of their heavyweight wrestler, senior Brandon Stokes. Along with Stokes, the Bison had a number of strong performances from other members of the herd that helped them achieve...

Bruised not broken, Bison wrestling sets their sights set on redemption

Roger Mellado, Contributing Writer

February 21, 2020

The Bison wrestling team had a tough weekend on the mat, taking on two of the Nation’s Top 20 ranked teams, Lehigh (11th) on Friday, Feb. 14 and Army (18th) on Feb. 16. Although disappointing, the team’s fighting spirit was never stifled. Several Bison had impressive performances and brought home...

Wrestling continues their dominant dual meet season

Roger Mellado, Contributing Writer

February 14, 2020

The Bison wrestling team came up big in another home win this past Saturday at Davis Gym. The Bison defeated Binghamton 25-13 to continue a stellar season. Despite the last few matches against league opponents being easy sweeps with the Bison outscoring their opponents 130-11, this match proved more ...

Wrestling bests Sacred Heart and Drexel

Wrestling bests Sacred Heart and Drexel

Roger Mellado, Contributing Writer

January 30, 2020

The Bison had another dominant weekend on the mat, besting league opponents Sacred Heart 36-3 and Drexel 27-2 on Sunday, Jan. 26 to improve to 6-3 on the season and 5-1 in Patriot League Play. Geo Barzona ’21 (125) started the Orange and Blue strong by winning by a tech fall against Drexel 18-3....

Wrestling overcomes Harvard and Brown

Wrestling overcomes Harvard and Brown

Brittany Willwerth, Senior Writer

January 23, 2020

On Jan. 18 in front of a crowd in Davis gym, the Bison wrestling team utilized a late burst of momentum to top the Harvard Crimson, 26-12. Just the next day, the team faced Brown, defeating the team 31-3. With their most recent successes, the team’s record moved to 4-3 overall and 3-1 in EIWA. Zach...

Bison wrestlers battle in tough Navy Classic

Dani Kaufman, Senior Writer

December 5, 2019

The Bison wrestling team competed in the Navy Classic on Nov. 23 in Annapolis, Md. Led by two third-place finishes, the team finished in 13th place overall with 46.5 points. Zach Hartman ’22 came in third place in the 165 weight class, improving his overall record to 10-3 and a 4-1 on the day....

Wrestling travels to Northern Illinois, falls to the Huskies and Cyclones

Brittany Willwerth, Sports Co-Editor

November 22, 2019

On Nov. 15, the Bison wrestling team faced Northern Illinois for the teams’ first-ever dual. Despite a few solid wins, the team dropped a 24-10 overall decision to the Huskies. Drew Phipps ’20, Zach Hartman ’22, and Noah Levett ’22 scored individual wins for the Bison. With his most recent...

Hartman, Phipps compete at NCAA Wrestling Championships

Drew Phipps ’20 and Zach Hartman ’22 competed at the NCAA tournament held from March 21-23.

Patrick Dempsey, Sports Co-Editor

March 29, 2019

Bison wrestlers Zach Hartman ’22 and Drew Phipps ’20 competed at the NCAA Wrestling Championships at PPG Paints Arena in Pittsburgh on March 21-22. After dropping both of their opening bouts by tight decisions, Hartman and Phipps rebounded nicely with victories in their first consolation matchups....

Athlete of the Week: Drew Phipps ’20, Wrestling

Photo courtesy of Bucknell Athletic Department.

Leah Fogelsanger, Senior Writer

March 29, 2019

Drew Phipps ’20 has proved to be a major contributor for the Bison wrestling team in the 2018-2019 season. Phipps was one of only two Bison wrestlers to qualify to compete in the 2019 NCAA championships after a top-six finish in his 197-pound weight class at the EIWA Championships.   Phipps...

Bison wrestling come up short against Columbia on Senior Day, beat Bloomsburg

Bison wrestling come up short against Columbia on Senior Day, beat Bloomsburg

Stephen Olick-Sutphen, Staff Writer

February 28, 2019

The Bison wrestling team fell short to Columbia on Senior Day on Feb. 23 by a score of 20-16. However, they rebounded nicely on Feb. 24 to defeat Bloomsburg on the road with a score of 35-7. The Orange and Blue finished the regular season with a 7-11 overall record. D.J. Hollingshead ’19, Christian...

Wrestling drops third straight in loss to Binghamton

Patrick Dempsey, Sports Co-Editor

February 21, 2019

The Bison wrestling team lost to Binghamton University (8-3, 8-2 EIWA) by a final score of 25-17 on Feb. 15 in Vestal, N.Y. The Binghamton Bearcats entered the night having won seven straight duals, but the Orange and Blue looked to end their hot streak. The Bearcats proved to be too overwhelming for...

Phipps defeats No. 4 in the nation, but wrestling loses two close duals

Jack Donovan, Contributing Writer  

February 14, 2019

The Bison wrestling team was dealt a pair of losses by American University in Davis Gym on Feb. 8 and by Army at West Point on Feb. 10. With match scores of 21-22 and 19-22, respectively, the contests proved to be narrowly won. The team now stands at a 6-9 overall record and 4-5 in conference play...

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