The Binghamton University wrestling team continued to build strong momentum to start the season, taking down No. 22 Army 23-10 Saturday afternoon in West Point. Ignited by a comeback victory by freshman Micah Roes, and capped off with a major decision by Cory Day over No. 17 Ben Sullivan, the Bearcats return home with a 3-0 record and their best start since the 2011-12 season.
"That team effort was incredible," head coach Kyle Borshoff said. "What those guys did out there, it's hard to do. I need to come up with more adjectives because the only one that comes to my mind is just how incredible that was. I am so proud of our guys. There were four matches listed as "toss ups" and we were able to win all of them. Those added with Day's upset, leads to the final score you see."
How It Happened
Roes kicked off the match, and went down 6-0 early in the first. A momentous second period brought him back to 6-4, but time was not on his side late. A late takedown and hard earned rideout brought the bout to overtime, where Roes went on to grab a takedown and a 10-8 decision.
133-pounder Anthony Sobotker took control early in his matchup with Army's Mark Montgomery, leading 8-1 after the first period. Montgomery fought back, but Sobotker pulled out a 10-5 decision, improving to 3-0 on the season.
With two close matches thus far in 2021, No. 22 Zack Trampe made sure to put his matchup away early. A takedown and four back points in the first vaulted him to a 13-2 major decision.
Army fought back, winning the next two matches, but Brevin Cassella was able to putt an end to the Black Knights' streak with a gutsy 3-2 decision. A late escape in the second and a strong third period on top carried him to his third straight win.
In an important matchup at 174 pounds, Jacob Nolan found himself down 2-1 (effectively 3-1 with ride time) after two periods. Despite the deficit, Nolan took control in the third with two takedowns to come away with a 6-3 decision.
No. 4 Lou DePrez controlled his matchup from the start, building a 7-1 lead. DePrez was working for a major decision but came up one point short, getting the 10-3 decision.
In the final matchup, Cory Day went up against No. 17 Ben Sullivan. Despite weighing in at nearly 70 pounds less than the nationally ranked Sullivan, Day dominated in the second and third period to grab a 10-2 major decision.
The Bearcats head to Bethlehem, Pa. for a matchup with Lehigh next Saturday, January 30. The dual will begin at 4 p.m.
125 | No. 30 Micah Roes (BU) DEC (OT) Ryan Chauvin (Army), 10-8. BU leads 3-0.
133 | Anthony Sobotker (BU) DEC Mark Montgomery (Army), 10-5. BU leads 6-0.
141 | No. 22 Zack Trampe (BU) MD Logan Brown (Army), 13-2. BU leads 10-0.
149 | Corey Shie (Army) DEC (OT) Michael Zarif (BU), 3-1. BU leads 10-3.
157 | No. 17 Markus Hartman (Army) MD Christopher Barker (BU), 9-1. BU leads 10-7.
165 | Brevin Cassella (BU) DEC Beau Guffey (Army), 3-2. BU leads 13-7.
174 | Jacob Nolan (BU) DEC Brad Laughlin (Army), 6-3. BU leads 16-7.
184 | No. 4 Lou DePrez (BU) DEC Taylor Brown (Army), 10-3. BU leads 19-7.
197 | No. 26 J.T. Brown (Army) DEC Sam DePrez (BU), 9-3. BU leads 19-10.
285 | Cory Day (BU) MD No. 17 Ben Sullivan (Army), 10-2. BU wins 23-10.
141 | Lane Peters (Army) Fall Dane Heberlein (BU), 2:20.
165 | Owen Brown (Army) MD Dimitri Gamkreilidze (BU), 12-3.