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Hartman, Phipps compete at NCAA Wrestling Championships

Hartman, Phipps compete at NCAA Wrestling Championships

Patrick Dempsey, Sports Co-Editor

March 28, 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

Athlete of the Week: Drew Phipps ’20, Wrestling

Leah Fogelsanger, Senior Writer

March 28, 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...

Wrestling shuts out Sacred Heart, rallies to defeat Hofstra

Jack Donovan, Contributing Writer  

January 31, 2019

The Bison wrestling team improved its season record to 5-6 after securing a pair of wins against Sacred Heart and Hofstra on Jan. 26. The bout against Sacred Heart was a commanding 40-0 win for the Orange and Blue. This was their first shutout since the 2015-16 season. The matchup against Hofstra proved...

Wrestling splits Ivy League road trip with win over Harvard, loss to Brown

Jack Donovan, Contributing Writer

January 24, 2019

The Bison wrestling team traveled to Harvard and Brown for two key out-of-conference matchups on Jan. 19. The Orange and Blue did not face much resistance in a 35-3 decisive victory over the Crimson at the Malkin Athletic Center but fell short to Brown 20-18 at the Pizzitola Sports Center after giving...

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

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

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

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

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

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...

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