NEW YORK, NY – The University at Buffalo wrestling team traveled downstate and defeated Columbia, 25-13, at University Gymnasium on Saturday Night. The Bulls had four major decisions and a pin to win their fourth dual of the season.
Nick Palumbo, a true freshman wrestling in his first career dual, upset Jacob Macalooly in the first match to set the tone. Not only did Palumbo win, but he was dominant, earning the 11-3 major decision.
Columbia won the next three matches to take a 9-4 lead.
However, it was all Bulls after that. Kyle Akins gave Buffalo the lead for good with a first-period pin of Hunter Dusold. Bryan Lantry followed with a 16-6 major decision over Alec Kelly and Jason Estevez, wrestling at 141 for the first time this season, majored JP Ascolese, 13-3.
"What a great team win," head coach John Stutzman said. "Nick Palumbo beat a Top 25 guy to lead things off and that sparked us."
Buffalo improved to 4-4 in duals on the year. They will next wrestle at Missouri on Thursday night.
BUFFALO 25, COLUMBIA 13
149 – Nick Palumbo MD Jacob Macalolooy, 11-3 (Buffalo, 4-0)
157 – Markus Scheidel Dec. Kobe Garrehy, 8-3 (Buffalo, 4-3)
165 – Laurence Kosoy Dec. Noah Grover, 3-2 (Columbia, 6-4)
174 – Tyrel White Dec. Ryan Kromer, 2-0 (Columbia, 9-4)
184 – Brett Perry Dec. Anthony Piscopo, 8-4 (Columbia, 9-7)
197 – Joe Ariola MD Andrew Psomas, 10-2 (Buffalo, 11-9)
HWT – Garrett Ryan MD Ian James, 11-3 (Columbia, 13-11)
125 – Kyle Akins Fall Hunter Dusold (2:28) (Buffalo, 17-13)
133 – Bryan Lantry MD Alec Kelly, 16-6 (Buffalo, 21-13)
141 – Jason Estevez MD JP Ascolese, 13-3 (Buffalo, 25-13)