LEWISBURG, PA – It was a very successful day for the University at Buffalo wrestling team as the Bulls won all three of their duals at the Bucknell Duals on Sunday afternoon. The Bulls defeated Cleveland State, 34-6, VMI, 35-4, and host Bucknell, 25-12, to improve to 3-1 on the season.
"It was a great day of wrestling," head coach John Stutzman said. "We scrapped hard and I'm so proud of these guys."
Derek Spann continued his domination at 133 lbs. and will likely make his way into the national rankings next week. The redshirt-sophomore won all three of his matches with a pin and two major decisions. Spann won by fall over Cleveland State's Armando Torres in the third period. He followed with a 16-7 major decision over VMI's Hunter Starner and an 11-0 major decision over Bucknell's Brett Rezendes.
Bryan Lantry had similar results at 141 lbs. The nation's 11th-ranked wrestler also won by a pin and two major decisions. Lantry pinned Cleveland State's Kyle Hennig midway through the second period. He followed with a 12-2 major decision over VMI's Dominick Gallo and a 13-5 major decision over Bucknell's Matthew Kolonia.
At 184, Logan Rill also went 3-0 on the day. Rill earned a 3-1 decision over Cleveland State's Chris Morrow, a 4-1 decision over VMI's Max Gallahan and a 3-1 sudden victory over Bucknell's Kyle Inlander.
Heavyweight Jake Gunning won both of his matches on the day. He earned a 15-0 tech fall over VMI's Tre Momon in his first match of the day. In the win, he registered his 100th career takedown, becoming just the 12th wrestler in program history to reach the milestone. Gunning also defeated Bucknell's Brandon Stokes by major decision. Gunning also won a match by forfeit to go 3-0 on the day.
Another highlight on the day included Noah Grover's pin in just 50 seconds over Bucknell's D.J. Hollingshead at 165.
The Bulls will next compete at the Army Invitational next Sunday.
Buffalo 34 – Cleveland State 6
125: Kyle Akins (UB) dec. over Cameron Lathem (CSU) 6-1
133: Derek Spann (UB) fall over Armando Torres (CSU) 5:59
141: #11 Bryan Lantry (UB) fall over Kyle Hennig (CSU) 3:50
149: Brady Barnett (CSU) dec. over Jason Estevez (UB) 4-3
157: #17 Alex Smythe (UB) dec. over Nick O'Dor (CSU) 7-3
165: John Vaughn (CSU) dec. over Noah Grover (UB) 9-3
174: Jake Lanning (UB) maj. dec. Dimitri Williams (CSU) 13-5
184: Logan Rill (UB) dec. over Chris Morrow (CSU) 3-1
197: Sam Schuyler (UB) dec. over Ben Smith (CSU) 5-4
285: Jake Gunning (UB) forfeit over Collin Kelly (CSU)
Buffalo 35 – VMI 4
125: Kyle Akins (UB) maj. dec. over Clifton Conway (VMI) 9-0
133: Derek Spann (UB) maj. dec. Hunter Starner (VMI) 16-7
141: #11 Bryan Lantry (UB) maj. dec. Dominick Gallo (VMI) 12-2
149: Jason Estevez (UB) dec. Darren Ostrander (VMI) 7-2
157: #17 Alex Smythe (UB) maj. dec. Jerrod Hunziker (VMI) 21-8
165: Noah Grover (UB) maj. dec. Jakob Kennedy (VMI) 12-2
174: Neal Richards, II (VMI) maj. dec. over Jake Lanning (UB) 12-4
184: Logan Rill (UB) dec. Max Gallahan (VMI) 4-1
197: Brett Perry (UB) maj. dec. over Christopher Beck (VMI) 14-4
285: #18 Jake Gunning (UB) tech fall over Tre Momon (VMI) 15-0
Buffalo 25 – Bucknell 12
125: Geo Barzona (BU) dec. over Kyle Akins (UB) 5-4
133: Derek Spann (UB) maj. dec. over Brett Rezendes (BU) 11-0
141: #11 Bryan Lantry (UB) maj. dec. over Matthew Kolonia (BU) 13-5
149: Jason Estevez (UB) maj. dec. over Joey Schiele (BU) 12-3
157: Zach Hartman (BU) dec. over #17 Alex Smythe (UB) 8-7
165: Noah Grover (UB) fall over D.J. Hollingshead (BU) 0:50
174: Nick Stephani (BU) dec. over Jake Lanning (UB) 9-6
184: Logan Rill (UB) dec. over Kyle Inlander (BU) 3-1 (SV-1)
197 Drew Phipps (BU) dec. over Brett Perry (UB) 8-2
285: #18 Jake Gunning (UB) maj. dec. over Brandon Stokes (BU) 9-0