Bulls Host Old Dominion on Friday in the First of Two Weekend Duals

Bulls Host Old Dominion on Friday in the First of Two Weekend Duals

MATCH NOTES (PDF)

BUFFALO, NY – The University at Buffalo wrestling team will host Old Dominion in a Mid-American Conference dual match on Friday night at Alumni Arena. The Bulls will then travel to Central Michigan to wrestle the Chippewas on Sunday afternoon.

Buffalo is 5-5 overall and 2-1 in the MAC and is coming off a 24-14 win at SIU-Edwardsville last Friday. The Bulls were led by Kobe Garrehy who registered a second-period pin.

Like Buffalo, Old Dominion is 5-5 overall and 2-1 in the MAC. The Monarchs have a pair of wrestlers in the national rankings. Alex Madrigal is ranked 17th at 141 lbs. and Larry Early is ranked 20th at 157 lbs.

Old Dominion holds a 4-3 edge in the all-time series. The Bulls have won the last two meetings, including a 22-14 decision at ODU last season.

Friday's dual will air on ESPN3.

The Bulls will travel to Mt. Pleasant, MI to take on Central Michigan on Sunday afternoon. The Bulls are looking for their first ever win over the Chippewas, trailing 22-0 in the all-time series. Central Michigan is 5-3 overall, 2-0 in the MAC and ranked 25th in the nation. Sunday's dual will start at 2 pm.

Projected Matchups vs. Old Dominion
125: Kyle Akins (12-6) vs. Michael McGee (18-7)
133: #16 Bryan Lantry (9-4) vs. Steven Simpson (6-5) or Caleb Richardson (10-10)
141: Jason Estevez (4-4) or Nick Casella (0-1) vs. #17 Alex Madrigal (12-5) or Mason Wohltman (11-8)
149: Nick Palumbo (12-12) vs. Kenan Carter (17-10)
157: Kobe Garrehy (12-7) vs. #20 Larry Early (18-7)
165: Noah Grover (8-11) vs. Luke Drugac (10-9) or Ben Schram (9-7)
174: Ryan Kromer (5-7) or Jake Lanning (10-10) vs. Seldon Wright (17-5) or Dean Drugac (7-7)
184: Brett Perry (6-8) or Austin Weigel (8-9) vs. Antonio Agee (13-9)
197: Joe Ariola (7-6) or Sam Schuyler (14-8) vs. Noah Bushman (7-10) or John D'Agostino (3-5)
285: Jake Gunning (11-4) or Nolan Terrance (7-4) vs. Ali Wahab (13-13)

Projected Matchups vs. Central Michigan
125: Kyle Akins (12-6) vs. Brent Fleetwood (17-6)
133: #16 Bryan Lantry (9-4) vs. Corey Keener (14-9)
141: Jason Estevez (4-4) or Nick Casella (0-1) vs. Mason Smith (15-10)
149: Nick Palumbo (12-12) vs. #8 Justin Oliver (5-3) or Kyle Noonan (5-3)
157: Kobe Garrehy (12-7) vs. #7 Colin Heffernan (22-5)
165: Noah Grover (8-11) vs. Logan Parks
174: Ryan Kromer (5-7) or Jake Lanning (10-10) vs. #20 C.J. Brucki (22-5)
184: Brett Perry (6-8) or Austin Weigel (8-9) vs. #16 Jordan Ellingwood (19-7)
197: Joe Ariola (7-6) or Sam Schuyler (14-8) vs. #14 Austin Severn (19-5)
285: Jake Gunning (11-4) or Nolan Terrance (7-4) vs. Newton Smerchek (18-7) or Tyrus Kemp (10-8)