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Binghamton defeats South Dakota State in opening dual

The Binghamton wrestling team competed in its first dual match of the season Friday evening, and came out with a win over South Dakota State. The Bearcats won six of 10 bouts, and defeated the Jackrabbits 25-16.

"As a team, we wrestled really hard," head coach Kyle Borshoff said. "This is a much better start this season compared to last season, and I'm excited to continue to build and improve throughout the winter."

Highlights
(The Bearcats won the toss and decided to wrestle at 149 to begin the match)

  • After falling behind 4-0, Christopher Barker won via injury default to take the lead at 6-4.
  • Trailing 7-6, Alexander Melikian got the lead right back with a 10-3 win by decision over Cade King.
  • No. 2 Lou DePrez followed that up with a major decision victory over No. 29 Zach Carlson at 12-3.
  • With the match tied at 13, Joe Doyle recorded a momentous pin over Blake Wolters to give the team a 19-13 edge before turning over the lineup. The pin occurred in the first period.
  • Audey Ashkar kept the pedal down with an 8-2 victory over Kahlen Morris before Zack Trampe sealed the team's win, as he took down Zach Price 12-9.

    Results:
    149 | No. 16 Henry Pohlmeyer DEC Matt Swanson, 8-0. South Dakota State leads 4-0.
    156 | Christopher Barker INJ. Laken Cook. Binghamton leads 6-4.
    165 | Kenny O'Neil DEC Dylan Wood, 7-3. South Dakota State leads 7-6.
    174 | Alexander Melikian DEC Cade King, 10-3. Binghamton leads 9-7.
    184 | No. 2 Lou DePrez MD No. 29 Zach Carlson, 12-3. Binghamton leads 13-7.
    197 | No. 6 Tanner Sloan FALL (4:45) Nunzio Crowley. Match tied 13-13.
    285 | Joe Doyle PIN Blake Wolters. Binghamton leads 19-13.
    125 | Audey Ashkar DEC Kahlen Morris, 8-2. Binghamton leads 22-13.
    133 | Zack Trampe DEC Zach Price, 12-9. Binghamton leads 25-13.
    141 | Clay Carlson OT DEC Anthony Sparacio, 7-5. Binghamton wins 25-16.

    Up Next
    The Bearcats continue action in South Dakota, as they compete at the Daktronics Open Sunday. Action will begin at 9 a.m. Live video can be found here with FloWrestling.
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