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Wrestling drops two contests to Penn and Columbia

Anslee Krouch, Senior Writer

February 1, 2018

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

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

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

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

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

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

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...

Wrestling continues win streak while chasing championship title

Becky Chambers, Staff Writer

February 2, 2017

Bison wrestling had a busy weekend racking up wins against the University of Pennsylvania on Jan. 27 and Bloomsburg University on Jan. 29. The team’s winning streak expanded to five matches, giving the Bison momentum as they look to add more in the upcoming weeks. The weekend began as the team...

Wrestling sweeps weekend

Andrew Verrilli, Contributing Writer

January 26, 2017

The Bison wrestling team won two big matches on Jan. 21 and Jan. 22 to bump its record above .500. The Orange and Blue now sit at 5-4 this season but boast an impressive 3-1 record against EIWA opponents. Standouts Tom Sleigh ’18 and Tyler Greene ’17 rounded out the match on Jan. 22 with consecutive victories,...

Wrestling loses to Lehigh: Hoffman and Sleigh post wins

Kim Ghahramani, Contributing Writer

November 17, 2016

The wrestling team fell to No. 12 Lehigh 33-7 on Nov. 11 at the Leeman-Turner Arena at Grace Hall. Garrett Hoffman ’20 and Tom Sleigh ’18 both earned wins for the Bison. Hoffman earned his first collegiate win at 184 pounds, posting a 7-4 decision. Sleigh‚ who is ranked 15th nationally at...

Wrestling loses season opener

Bri Pomonis, Staff Writer

November 10, 2016

The men’s wrestling team kicked off its season on Nov. 6 with a 36-3 loss to No. 1 Oklahoma State at Northeastern Oklahoma A&M Field House. The Bison finished last season 12-6 overall and 6-3 against Eastern Intercollegiate Wrestling Association (EIWA). This put them in third place at the EIWA...

Wrestling takes third at EIWA second year in a row

Kyle Adams, Staff Writer

March 10, 2016

  Men’s wrestling earned their second straight third-place finish at the EIWA Championships from March 5-6 in Princeton, N.J. Losing only to Cornell and Lehigh, the Bison tallied six placewinners and five NCAA qualifiers during the weekend, in total scoring 84 points as a team. The Oran...

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