The Buffalo wrestling staff announced Thursday the addition of six new wrestlers to the 2012-13 roster. Joining the team will be transfers Ryan Howes and Joe Manna, and freshmen John Northrup, Tyler Newton, Jon Heffner, and Ryan Therrien.
The Buffalo Bulls wrestling team announced its 2012-13 schedule Monday afternoon, with another season highlighted by aggressive scheduling against some of the top talent in the nation. This season, the Bulls will bring perennial powerhouse Iowa to Alumni Arena for its fourth annual Takedown Cancer event on Dec. 17. Additionally, the Bulls will be hosting the 2013 Mid-American Conference championships on March 10.
The National Wrestling Coaches Association has announced its annual Division I All-Academic Top 30 Teams and the NWCA Individual All-Academic wrestling team for the 2011-12 wrestling season. Graduating senior Kevin Smith was named to the team for the fourth straight season, capping his decorated career.
The Buffalo wrestling team continues to find success on the recruiting trail, and announced today the signing of three more student athletes who are expected to compete right away for starting positions on the 2012-13 squad.
Fresh off his first New York State title, incoming wrestling recruit Tony Lock added some more hardware to his collection, winning the 182-pound title at the 2012 National High School Coaches Association Senior Tournament Sunday afternoon. The Pioneer High School senior defeated Nolan Boyd of Oklahoma 5-4 in overtime for the national championship.
The Mid-American Conference announced its 2012 Academic All-MAC Wrestling team today, as voted by faculty athletic representatives at MAC institutions. A total of 10 student-athletes were named to the team. Kevin Smith earned his fourth career honor, capping his prolific career both on the mat and in the classroom.
The inaugural NCAA Wrestling Awards were handed out Saturday evening in the final session of the NCAA Division I Wrestling Championships, held at the Scottrade Center in St. Louis, MO. Junior Mark Lewandowski joined Edinboro's Chris Honeycutt as the co-national leaders for technical falls during the 2011-12 season.
Junior Mark Lewandowski and freshman teammate Max Soria are set to take on all comers starting tomorrow at the upcoming NCAA national wrestling championships, to be held in St. Louis, MO from March 15-17.
Saddled with tough draws for both of its wrestlers, the Buffalo Bulls wrestling team bowed out on day one of the NCAA national championships Thursday. Max Soria lost both of his matches, while Mark Lewandowski went 1-2, losing both of his matches to top 10 seeds.
The Buffalo wrestling team traveled to the campus of Ohio University Sunday for the Mid-American Conference championships. Though the team was unable to capture any individual champions, freshman Max Soria earned an automatic bid to the upcoming NCAA tournament.
Chris Nevinger and Tony Lock ended their high school careers on the highest of notes last weekend, with each winning a Division II NYSPHSAA Wrestling Championship. The win was Nevinger's third straight state title and he was named the tournament's most outstanding wrestler, while Lock earned a bit of revenge after finishing in second as a junior last season.
The University at Buffalo wrestling team capped off the third annual Takedown Cancer fundraiser this week with a visit to Carly's Club at Roswell Park Cancer Institute. The team toured the facilities and met with young cancer patient Lucas and his mother Maureen, who the team is supporting this season with a donation made from the $23,000 in total funds raised by the Takedown Cancer event.
Highlighted by a record-setting win from Kevin Smith, the Buffalo wrestling team ended its regular season Sunday afternoon with a commanding 28-10 win over Southern Illinois-Edwardsville. The Bulls won seven matches and earned bonus points in three of them. Smith's decision at 141 pounds was the 52nd of his career, moving him into sole possession of first place on the program's career dual meet wins list.
The Buffalo wrestling team picked up its first Mid-American Conference win of the season in the final day of the conference season Saturday afternoon, defeating Northern Illinois 23-14. The win was the team's first in over a month and moves its overall record to 6-14, 1-4 in the MAC, while Northern moves to 8-9 overall and 0-5 in conference duals.
The Buffalo wrestling team dropped its mid-week match on Wednesday evening to Eastern Michigan, losing 31-7. Kevin Smith's 119th career victory was the highlight of the match, as it moved him into a tie for second place on the program's career win list.
Facing Mid-American Conference rival Kent State for the second time in three weeks, the Buffalo wrestling team dropped its dual Friday night at Kent, losing 26-9. The Bulls earned wins at 157, 165 and 174, and dropped two other tight matches by one point. The loss drops UB to 5-13 (0-3 MAC) while Kent State moves to 11-4 (4-0 MAC).
Despite taking a tough 22-18 loss against the Ohio Bobcats (3-5, 2-3 MAC) Sunday afternoon, the Buffalo wrestling team (5-12, 0-2 MAC) scored a big victory off the mat, raising $20,700 for its third annual Takedown Cancer fundraiser. While the team's split the matches five apiece, the Bobcats scored two pins and a major decision. It was also senior day for UB, with the team honoring seniors Tyler Peter, Taylor Golba, and Kevin Smith.
For the first time this season and the fourth time for his career, senior Kevin Smith was named the Mid-American Conference's Wrestler of the Week. The Mexico, NY native earned the honor thanks to a dominating 4-0 weekend at the New York State Collegiate Tournament. This marks the second straight week that a UB wrestler was honored.
Individual titles from senior Kevin Smith and true freshman Jake Waste helped drive the Buffalo wrestling team to a fourth-place finish at the New York State Collegiate Tournament on Saturday, hosted by Cornell University. The victory was Smith's third in his time at UB, and he was named the tournament's Most Outstanding Wrestler. Other Bulls finishing in the top six included Blake Roulo (2nd), Sean Walton (3rd), and Justin Heiserman (5th).
For the first time in his career, junior Mark Lewandowski was named the Mid-American Conference's Wrestler of the Week. The Depew, NY native earned the honor thanks to a dominating 5-0 weekend at the Virginia Duals that has been a microcosm of his standout season.
The brackets for the 2012 Virginia Duals were released on Tuesday, with the Bulls drawing the Bucknell Bisons in the first round of the double-elimination duals tournament. The team is hoping to improve on last season's 2-3 record at the event.
Thanks to a 2-1 record on the day, the Buffalo wrestling team placed seventh at the Virginia Duals, held Friday and Saturday in Hampton. The Bulls finished the tournament 3-3 and earned wins over Bucknell, Rider and The Citadel.
Despite losing its first four matches of the day and falling behind 16-0, the Buffalo wrestling team rallied Saturday afternoon against Edinboro but were unable to complete the comeback, falling 30-14 to the Fighting Scots.
After taking nearly two weeks off for the holiday season, the Buffalo wrestling team will look to turn the page to 2012 on a positive note Monday afternoon. Standing in its way will be the Binghamton Bearcats, ranked 23 in the country thanks to a 7-0 record. Due to Alumni Arena renovations, the dual will be held at Lancaster High School.
In front of a boisterous crowd at Lancaster High School, the Buffalo wrestling team battled regional rival Binghamton Monday night. The Bulls won four matches but gave up nine bonus points to fall 27-12. The loss moves UB to 2-8 while the 23rd-ranked Bearcats improve to 8-0.
Redshirt senior Kevin Smith went a perfect 3-0 this past Sunday and picked up major bonus points for the Bulls, helping the team to a 2-1 record in dual-meet action. For his efforts, the Mexico, NY native was honored as the Mid-American Conference's Male Scholar Athlete of the Week.
The Buffalo wrestling team will aim for its first dual win of the season Sunday and will have three opportunities to do so as it hosts Bloomsburg, Gardner-Webb and Niagara County Community College for a quad meet. The event will start at 11 am and, due to renovations to Alumni Arena, will be held at Niagara County Community College.
Thanks in part to 10 total wins by fall and two tech falls, the Buffalo wrestling team put up a high-scoring day at its quad meet, beating Gardner-Webb and Niagara County Community College while dropping a dual to Bloomsburg. A trio of Bulls went undefeated in more than one match, headlined by senior Kevin Smith.
Thanks in part to two losses literally in the last seconds of the match at 133 and 157 pounds, the Buffalo wrestling team opened its 2011-12 Mid-American Conference season with a 30-6 loss to eighteenth-ranked Central Michigan. The Bulls won two matches and lost four other matches by three points or less.
Led by Kevin Smith's second-place finish at 141 pounds, the Buffalo wrestling team emerged from its holiday break to perform well at the Nittany Lion Open, hosted by the defending national champions in Penn State. Mark Lewandowski placed fifth at 165 pounds, Chris Conti placed fourth and John-Martin Cannon wrestled unattached for a third-place finish to headline a day with plenty other solid efforts.