Estevez Wins 149 lb. Title at Black Knight Invite

Estevez Wins 149 lb. Title at Black Knight Invite

WEST POINT, NY – The University at Buffalo wrestling team competed at the Black Knight Invite on Sunday and the day was highlighted by Jason Estevez winning the 149 lb. title. As a team, the Bulls finished fifth with 54 points at the event hosted by Army West Point.

Estevez had an impressive route to the title, beating two top seeds along the way. He opened with a 2-1 decision over third-seed Brock Port of Lock Haven, followed by a 12-8 decision over second-seed Jon Ross also of Lock Haven. In the title match, Estevez earned a 5-3 decision over Columbia's Riley Jacops.

Heavyweight Jake Gunning also worked his way into the finals before forfeiting the first-place match for precautionary reasons. Gunning, the second seed, opened with a second-period pin over Cal Poly's Sam Aguilar. He followed with a 4-2 sudden victory over third-seed Ben Sullivan of Army in the semifinals.

At 125, Kyle Akins bounced back from a semifinal loss to win his next two matches and take third place. Akins took a 5-2 decision from Binghamton's Audey Ashkar and then, in the third place match, earned an 8-2 decision over Willy Girard of Bloomsburg.

Brett Perry took fifth place at 197 lbs. He earned a 3-2 decision over teammate Sam Schuyler in the fifth place match.

Black Knight Invite Results

125 Kyle Akins

  • Champ. Round 1 - Kyle Akins (Buffalo) received a bye
  • Quarterfinal - Kyle Akins (Buffalo) won by decision over Joe Manchio (Columbia) (Dec 5-4)
  • Semifinal - Luke Werner (Lock Haven) won by fall over Kyle Akins (Buffalo) (Fall 2:25)
  • Cons. Semi - Kyle Akins (Buffalo) won by decision over Audey Ashkar (Binghamton) (Dec 5-2)
  • 3rd Place Match - Kyle Akins (Buffalo) won by decision over Willy Girard (Bloomsburg) (Dec 8-2)

141 Brandon Gould

  • Champ. Round 1 - Kyle Shoop (Lock Haven) won by tech fall over Brandon Gould (Buffalo) (TF 17-2)
  • Cons. Round 1 - Brandon Gould (Buffalo) received a bye () (Bye)
  • Cons. Round 2 - Matt Swanson  (Binghamton) won by decision over Brandon Gould (Buffalo) (Dec 3-1)

141 John Arceri

  • Champ. Round 1 - David Fehlman (Lock Haven) won by decision over John Arceri (Buffalo) (Dec 6-0)
  • Cons. Round 1 - John Arceri (Buffalo) received a bye
  • Cons. Round 2 - Chris Scorese (Columbia) won by decision over John Arceri (Buffalo) (Dec 9-8)

149 Kyle Todrank

  • Champ. Round 1 - Kyle Todrank (Buffalo) received a bye
  • Quarterfinal - Frank Garcia (Binghamton) won by decision over Kyle Todrank (Buffalo) (Dec 8-4)
  • Cons. Round 2 - Ty Schilling (Cal-Poly) won by decision over Kyle Todrank (Buffalo) (Dec 6-3)

149 Jason Estevez

  • Champ. Round 1 - Jason Estevez (Buffalo) received a bye
  • Quarterfinal - Jason Estevez (Buffalo) won by decision over Brock Port (Lock Haven) (Dec 2-1)
  • Semifinal - Jason Estevez (Buffalo) won by decision over Jon Ross (Lock Haven) (Dec 12-8)
  • 1st Place Match - Jason Estevez (Buffalo) won by decision over Riley Jacops (Columbia) (Dec 5-3)

165 Noah Grover

  • Champ. Round 1 - Noah Grover (Buffalo) won by decision over Max Elling (Columbia) (Dec 9-4)
  • Quarterfinal - Aiden Monteverdi (Binghamton) won by decision over Noah Grover (Buffalo) (Dec 3-3)
  • Cons. Round 2 - Noah Grover (Buffalo) received a bye
  • Cons. Round 3 - Noah Grover (Buffalo) won by decision over Dylan Miracle (Cal-Poly) (Dec 4-2)
  • Cons. Semi - Laurence Kosoy (Columbia) won by fall over Noah Grover (Buffalo) (Fall 3:43)
  • 5th Place Match - Max Elling (Columbia) won by tech fall over Noah Grover (Buffalo) (TF 18-0)

174 Jake Lanning

  • Champ. Round 1 - Jake Lanning (Buffalo) received a bye
  • Quarterfinal - Graham Ratermann (Army) won by decision over Jake Lanning (Buffalo) (Dec 5-4)
  • Cons. Round 2 - Jake Lanning (Buffalo) received a bye
  • Cons. Round 3 - Austin Bell (Lock Haven) won by decision over Jake Lanning (Buffalo) (Dec 7-5)

184 Cameron Caldarelli

  • Champ. Round 1 - Cameron Caldarelli (Buffalo) received a bye
  • Quarterfinal - Cameron Caldarelli (Buffalo) won by decision over Willem De Boer (Cal-Poly) (Dec 4-1)
  • Semifinal - Noah Stewart (Army) won by tech fall over Cameron Caldarelli (Buffalo) (TF 16-0)
  • Cons. Semi - Trey Rogers (Hofstra) won by decision over Cameron Caldarelli (Buffalo) (Dec 5-2)
  • 5th Place Match - Trevor Allard (Bloomsburg) won by major decision over Cameron Caldarelli (Buffalo) (Maj 12-3)

184 Logan Rill

  • Champ. Round 1 - Corey Hazel (Lock Haven) won by decision over Logan Rill (Buffalo) (Dec 2-0)
  • Cons. Round 1 - Logan Rill (Buffalo) received a bye
  • Cons. Round 2 - Nunzio Crowley (Binghamton) won by decision over Logan Rill (Buffalo) (Dec 5-3)

197 Brett Perry

  • Champ. Round 1 - Brett Perry (Buffalo) received a bye
  • Quarterfinal - Brett Perry (Buffalo) won by decision over Blake Reynolds (Lock Haven) (Dec 10-7)
  • Semifinal - Alex Hopkins (Army) won by major decision over Brett Perry (Buffalo) (Maj 14-0)
  • Cons. Semi - Bennett Paulson (Army) won by decision over Brett Perry (Buffalo) (Dec 7-4)
  • 5th Place Match - Brett Perry (Buffalo) won by decision over Sam Schuyler (Buffalo) (Dec 3-2)

197 Sam Schuyler

  • Champ. Round 1 - Parker McClellan (Lock Haven) won by decision over Sam Schuyler (Buffalo) (Dec 8-4)
  • Cons. Round 1 - Sam Schuler (Buffalo) received a bye
  • Cons. Round 2 - Sam Schuyler (Buffalo) won by major decision over Blake Reynolds (Lock Haven) (Maj 14-4)
  • Cons. Round 3 - Sam Schuyler (Buffalo) won by decision over Brian Bonino (Columbia) (Dec 8-4)
  • Cons. Semi - Jt Brown (Army) won by decision over Sam Schuyler (Buffalo) (Dec 10-5)
  • 5th Place Match - Brett Perry (Buffalo) won by decision over Sam Schuyler (Buffalo) (Dec 3-2)

285 Nolan Terrance

  • Champ. Round 1 - Nolan Terrance (Buffalo) received a bye
  • Quarterfinal - Thomas Haines (Lock Haven) won by decision over Nolan Terrance (Buffalo) (Dec 5-2)
  • Cons. Round 2 - Nolan Terrance (Buffalo) won by decision over Bruce Graeber (Bloomsburg) (Dec 4-0)
  • Cons. Round 3 - Nolan Terrance (Buffalo) won by decision over Danny Conley (Columbia) (Dec 7-2)
  • Cons. Semi - Ben Sullivan (Army) won by fall over Nolan Terrance (Buffalo) (Fall 4:10)
  • 5th Place Match - Robert Heald (Army) won in sudden victory - 3 over Nolan Terrance (Buffalo) (SV-3 4-2)

285 Jake Gunning

  • Champ. Round 1 - Jake Gunning (Buffalo) received a bye
  • Quarterfinal - Jake Gunning (Buffalo) won by fall over Sam Aguilar (Cal-Poly) (Fall 4:30)
  • Semifinal - Jake Gunning (Buffalo) won in sudden victory - 1 over Ben Sullivan (Army) (SV-1 4-2)
  • 1st Place Match - Thomas Haines (Lock Haven) won by medical forfeit over Jake Gunning (Buffalo) (MFF)