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Wrestling to take on three-time defending national champions Penn State

Wrestling to take on three-time defending national champions Penn State

Stephen Olick-Sutphen, Staff Writer

November 30, 2018


Filed under SPORTS, Top Stories, Wrestling

The Bison wrestling team will face off against Penn State tonight in a highly anticipated wrestling match in Sojka Pavilion at 7 p.m. The Bison will try to defeat the three-time defending national champions and improve their record to 3-1 on the year. The Bison enters the meet with wins over VMI...

Wrestling goes 2-1 at quad dual meet to start the season

Wrestling goes 2-1 at quad dual meet to start the season

Patrick Dempsey, Sports Co-Editor

November 15, 2018


Filed under SPORTS, Wrestling

The Bison wrestling team hosted a quad dual meet on Nov. 11 at Davis Gym. The team had resounding wins over VMI (36-3) and Cleveland State (25-10) but could not complete the sweep in their final match, falling to Buffalo (12-25). Zach Hartman ’22 (3-0 at 157 pounds), Drew Phipps ’20 (3-0 at 197...

Smith earns berth in NCAA Wrestling Championships

Bri Pomonis, Senior Writer

March 8, 2018


Filed under SPORTS, Wrestling

Three Bison wrestlers earned spots on the podium by advancing to the second day of the 2018 EIWA Championships on March 3-4. This year marked the 11th consecutive year that at least three Bison have placed in the meet. Entering the Championships with a 24-3 season record and holding the No. 2 seed...

Bison wrestling comes up short on senior night

Ross Lazarus, Senior Writer

February 22, 2018


Filed under Men, SPORTS, Uncategorized, Wrestling

The Bison lost 22-20 on Feb. 17 in Sojka Pavilion as Bloomsburg’s wrestling team pulled off a comeback win. With two bouts left, the Bison held a commanding 20-13 lead, but two late commanding victories sealed the victory for Bloomsburg. Even with the disappointing loss, the Bison had plenty to...

Wrestling falls short to Army West Point, Smith wins 100th career fight

Wrestling falls short to Army West Point, Smith wins 100th career fight

Trashawna Herbert, Staff Writer

February 15, 2018


Filed under SPORTS, Wrestling

Jumping to an early 16-3 lead, the Bison fell victim to a furious comeback by Army West Point, with a score of 22-19 on Feb. 11 at Davis Gym. Despite the loss, Tyler Smith ’18 was recognized before the match for winning his 100th career bout, the tenth Bison wrestler to achieve this career milestone. To...

Wrestling drops two contests to Penn and Columbia

Anslee Krouch, Senior Writer

February 1, 2018


Filed under SPORTS, Wrestling

The Bison men’s wrestling team participated in two competitions on Jan. 27, losing 24-14 to Penn and 22-17 to Columbia. The Bison are now 2-11 overall and 1-5 in Eastern Intecollegiate Wrestling Association (EIWA) competition. Facing off against Penn at the Palestra in Philadelphia, Tyler Smith...

Phipps defeats ranked opponent, wrestling goes 1-1 on weekend

Anslee Krouch, Senior Writer

January 25, 2018


Filed under SPORTS, Wrestling

The Bison wrestling team hosted Harvard Jan. 19 and Brown Jan. 20 in the Davis Gym, beating Harvard 21-10 but losing to Brown 18-13. On Jan. 19, the Bison won seven of ten bouts against Harvard. With the exception of one, each bout was decided by decision. Chad Reese ’18 secured the Bison victory,...

Two Bison wrestlers earn NCAA bids at EIWA Championships

Two Bison wrestlers earn NCAA bids at EIWA Championships

Becky Chambers, Senior Writer

March 9, 2017


Filed under SPORTS, Wrestling

The University hosted the 113th EIWA Wrestling Championships on March 3—4 in Sojka Pavilion. Sixteen teams gathered to compete at the tournament, and the Bison finished sixth overall with 75 points. Cornell won for the 11th year in a row with 163 points. On the first day of competition, Tom Sl...

Wrestling coach receives two-game suspension

Wrestling coach receives two-game suspension

Elise Covert, Sports Co-Editor

February 23, 2017


Filed under SPORTS, Wrestling

The department of athletics identified secondary NCAA rule violations within the Bison wrestling program on Feb. 9. These infractions were reported to the NCAA, and the University took the initiative to impose a two-match suspension penalty on head wrestling coach Dan Wirnsberger. Wirnsberger missed...

Wrestling concludes regular season against Columbia, continues winning streak on Senior Night

Bri Pomonis, Sports Co-Editor

February 23, 2017


Filed under SPORTS, Wrestling

The Bison faced the Columbia Lions in the Davis Gym on Feb. 17.  For the team’s eight seniors, it would be the last regular season match of their wrestling careers. The home team won 23-14, extending its winning streak to ten games.  This puts the team one win away from meeting the progr...

Wrestling extends win streak to nine matches

Wrestling extends win streak to nine matches

Becky Chambers, Staff Writer

February 16, 2017


Filed under SPORTS, Top Stories, Top Stories, Wrestling

The wrestling team racked up two more wins to bring its win streak to nine consecutive matches. The Bison faced off against the Binghamton Bearcats on Feb. 10 at home in Davis Gym and against the West Point Black Knights on Feb. 12 on the road. The Bison won eight of 10 bouts in the match against...

Lopez captures 100th victory in wrestling’s two-win weekend

Ross Lazarus, Contributing Writer

February 9, 2017


Filed under SPORTS, Wrestling

The Bison men’s wrestling team faced a tough schedule, hosting American University on Feb. 3 and Sacred Heart University on Feb. 4, two EIWA opponents. They entered the weekend on a five-match winning streak and finished with seven consecutive victories after taking down both opponents. The O...

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