VESTAL, NY – Binghamton Wrestling is on a quick turnaround after beating Sacred Heart 39-7 and will compete in the Collegiate Wrestling Duals on Monday and Tuesday. Several of the nation’s best teams will take part in the two-day event. BU will face No.6 NC State at 9 a.m., before heading to No. 10 Missouri starts.
Binghamton Bearcats (3-5) vs. NC State (3-0) und Missouri (4-1)
Date | Time: Monday, Dec. 20 | 9 a.m. & 11 p.m.
Location: Niceville, Florida.
Live results: Twitter- @BearcatsWrestle
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Binghamton Expected lineup
125 | Nick Curley (0-6)
133 | HM Anthony Sobotker (10-6)
141 | Ryan Anderson (3-3)
149 | Nick Lombard (10-7)
157 | Logan Gumble (3-9)
165 | Brevin Cassella (10-6)
174 | Jacob Nolan (11-3)
184 | Sam DePrez (5-8)
197 | No. 12 Lou DePrez (13-2)
285 | No. 22 Joe Doyle (7-2)
The Bearcats compete as winners of their last two duels, including a 39-7 win over Sacred Heart Saturday.
In the event of victory, BU won eight out of 10 fights with six bonus point wins. Anthony Sobotker, Brevin Cassella, Jacob Nolan and Lou DePrez all had pins during Ryan Anderson suffered a technical fall in his first double win of the year. Nick Lombard added an important decision.
Three members of the line-up were included in the national ranking. Anthony Sobotker, the nation’s leader in pins (nine), received a Honorable Mention on the FloWrestling leaderboard last week. Joe Doyle is number 22 in the country (InterMat) and Lou DePrez is in 12th place (InterMat).
Binghamton is 0-1 against Missouri all-time and 0-2 against NC State. The last matchup took place in 2019 with the Wolfpack (28: 9 defeat).
Missouri Expected Lineup
125 | No. 15 Noah Surtin
133 | Trey Crawford OR Matt Schmitt
141 | Nr. 14 Allan Hart
149 | Nr. 18 Josh Edmond
157 | Nr. 15 Jarrett Jacques
165 | Nr. 3 Keegan O’Toole
174 | Nr. 14 Peyton Mocco
184 | Nr. 11 Jeremiah Kent
197 | Nr. 4 Rocky Elam
285 | Nr. 16 Zach Elam
About the tigers
The Tigers will bring nine nationally ranked wrestlers to Niceville, including No. 3 Keegan O’Toole (165 pounds) and No. 4 Rocky Elam (197 pounds).
Mizzou is 4-1 in the season, the only loss being to Virginia Tech (18-16).
O’Toole and Elam are the undefeated wrestlers of the Tigers. Elam has an important win against Owen Pentz of North Dakota (14-6) and O’Toole a win against Luke Weber of North Dakota (fall).
Heavyweight Zach Elam will be featured in a marquee matchup against # 22 Joe Doyle. He’s 4-1 a year, with his only loss to Virginia Tech’s Nathan Traxler in OT.
NC State Forecast Statement
125 | No. 5 Jakob Camacho OR James Joplin
133 | No. 17 Kai Orine OR Jarrett Trombley
141 | # 16 Ryan Jack OR Hunter Lewis
149 | Nr. 3 Tariq Wilson
157 | No. 23 Ed Scott OR AJ Kovacs
165 | No. 18 Thomas Bullard OR Donald Cates
174 | Nr. 5 Hayden Hidlay
184 | Nr. 3 Trent Hidlay OR Nick Reenan
197 | Nr.15 Isaac Trumble
285 | No. 28 Owen Trephan OR Deonte Wilson OR Tyrie Houghton
About the wolf pack
The Wolfpack entered the tournament 3-0 and last defeated Appalachian State on December 12th with 25:10.
NC State brings in five top 10 wrestlers with ranked athletes in each weight class. The top ranked wrestlers are Tariq Wilson and Tret Hidlay. Hidlay reached the NCAA finals a season ago.
The team’s other two wins were over Gardner-Webb and West Virginia. BU will face the Mountaineers later this season.
Head coach Pat Popolizio trained at BU from 2007 to 2012.
The Bearcats will wait until 2022 to wrestle again as they face Lehigh on January 7th. The match starts at 7 p.m.