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Powered by pins, Bucknell tops American

WASHINGTON, D.C. -- The Bucknell wrestling team downed American, 26-19, to move to 8-1 in EIWA action on Sunday at Bender Arena.

Powered by three pins, and a technical fall, the Bison (9-4, 8-1 EIWA) extended their winning streak over EIWA opponents to seven duals despite splitting five of 10 bouts with the Eagles (3-7, 3-5 EIWA).

Freshmen Darren Miller (133) and Jaden Fisher (157) accounted for Bucknell's first two pints; Fisher's pin tied the dual at 12-12 entering the intermission while Miller's improved his EIWA dual record to an impressive 8-1. With one bout left on the docket, senior Drew Phipps (197) sealed the Bison's team victory with his pin.

Zach Hartman, Intermat's 15th-ranked grappler at 165 pounds, scored an impressive 20-3 technical fall over Tim Fitzpatrick. Mitch Hartman followed up his younger brother's win with of his own, topping Conner Allshouse by a 10-5 decision.

Only three bouts were decided by decision. American posted a technical fall and two major decisions in its losing effort.

Phipps notably moved to 24-5 and 12-1 in dual action; he now needs just one victory to match his career-high total of overall victories set a season ago. Hartman remained unbeaten in dual action, at 11-0 (7-0 EIWA).

The Bison next host Lehigh (Feb. 14 at 7 p.m.) and Army West Point (Feb. 16 at 2 p.m.) in their final two home duals of the 2019-20 campaign. Before their dual against the Black Knights, they will recognize their senior class.

Results:
125: Gage Curry (AU) dec. over Geo Barzona (BU) 6-3
133: Darren Miller (BU) fall over Joshua Vega (AU) 2:34
141: Sal Profaci (AU) tech fall over David Campbell (BU) 19-1 (4:41)
149: #8 Kizhan Clarke (AU) maj. dec. over Matthew Kolonia (BU) 14-3
157: Jaden Fisher (BU) fall over Ethan Karsten (AU) 4:15
165: #15 Zach Hartman (BU) tech fall over Tim Fitzpatrick (AU) 20-3 (6:45)
174: Mitch Hartman (BU) dec. over Conner Allshouse (AU) 10-5
184: Tanner Harvey (AU) maj. dec. over Frankie Guida, Jr. (BU) 14-6
197: Drew Phipps (BU) fall over Will Jarrell (AU) 4:11
285: Niko Camacho (AU) dec. over Brandon Stokes (BU) 2-1

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