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    Binghamton Adds 2020 DIII Freshman of the Year Ryan Anderson

    Ryan Anderson at the 2018 Walsh Ironman (Photo/SJanickiPhoto.com)

    Binghamton got a big transfer announcement today as Ryan Anderson of DIII's Centenary University in Hackettstown, New Jersey gave Kyle Borshoff's team a verbal commitment. Anderson was named the Freshman of the Year by D3Wrestle.com in 2020 after he went 30-3 and won a championship at the Mideast Regional while competing at 149 lbs. The 2020 DIII National Tournament was wiped out by Covid, so Anderson was unable to finish his promising freshman campaign. His initial season with Centenary saw him rack up 15 falls, which was the fourth-highest mark in school history. Anderson did not lose to a DIII opponent and did not suffer a loss after a setback at the East Stroudsburg Open in early November.

    Anderson spent time as a senior at Bethlehem Catholic (PA) ranked number one in the nation after winning the 2018 Walsh Ironman. The opponent that Anderson defeated in the finals was Jaden Abas, who went on to AA at the 2021 NCAA Championships. He also claimed a pair of Pennsylvania AAA state championships and finished his senior year ranked 11th overall among the Class of 2019. Other accolades for Anderson include two finals appearances at the Beast of the East (2nd - 2016, 1st - 2018), three podium finishes at the Super 32 (5th - 2018, 1st - 2017, 7th - 2016), along with two other top-eight showings at the Ironman (3rd - 2017, 2nd - 2016).

    Out of high school, Anderson was initially slated to head to Iowa State, but switched to Centenary, which is located in his hometown, late in the game. Anderson likely slots in at 141 lbs for the Bearcats. That could be a place of need as the team has not qualified that weight for NCAA's over the last two years.

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