Binghamton's Anthony Sobotker (North Babylon HS) works to turn LIU's Kaelen Frances. Sobotker picked up the major with a 9-1 decision.

125- Robbie Sagaris (LIU) dec. Nick Curley 5-4

133- Anthony Sobotker (Bing) maj.dec. Kaelen Frances 9-1

141- Devin Matthews (LIU) maj.dec. Christian Gannone 11-3

149- Drew Witham (LIU) dec.Nick Lombard 14-13

157- Rhise Royster (LIU) dec.Tyler Martin (Bing) 4-2

165- Brevin Cassella (Bing) pinned Blake Bahna 2:55

174- Jacob Nolan (Bing) dec Ryan Ferro 9-2

184- Corey Day (Bing) pinned James Langan 4:17

197- Lou DePrez (Bing) dec. Nunzio Crowley (LIU) 3-2

285- Joe Doyle (Bing) pinned Tim Nagosky 1:00


     In a EIWA dual match-up Binghamton upended host LIU-Post, 28-13, and won six of the ten bouts in a well-contested meet.The Bearcats were led by two-time NCAA All-American Lou DePrez (19-3, 97-19 career), who edged tough Nunzio Crowley with a key low single leg takedown for a 3-2 victory at 197 pounds. Other Bearcat standouts were senior Anthony Sobotker (16-9) who used a barrage of takedowns for a solid 11-3 major decision at 133, along with Jacob Nolan and Joe Doyle. Sobotker, a former All-State grappler from North Babylon HS, is currently the nation's pin leader with 11 falls. Jacob Nolan (Saranac HS) applied a tight overhead cradle for his win at 174 and Doyle (11-6) flattened his foe at the 1 minute mark of their 285-pound bout.

   LIU opened the team scoring in the dual as Rhise Royster posted a solid 4-2 verdict at 157 pounds. Other Shark winners were Robbie Sagaris (125), Devin Matthews (141) and Drew Witham at 149. Matthews used a nice single-leg cutback counter for a 11-3 major decision and Witham (Corning HS)  was embroiled in a back-and-forth bout against Nick Lombard. Whitman applied a leg split for an early lead, but Lombard rallied to pull the match within a point. Witham responded with a decisive third period single leg takedown for an exciting and entertaining 14-13 win to conclude the action in the dual.

      Binghamton head coach Kyle Borschoff (Pittsford HS) is a former NYS champion and now enters his fifth season. Coach Joe Patrovich has been at the helm of the LIU-Post program for seven years. He is considered one of the elite coaches in the state, as he has been inducted into three Hall-of-Fames: Suffolk County, New York State and the National Wrestling Hall of Fame. 



Anthony Sobotker

Binghamton's Brevin Cassella secures the fall at 165 pounds.

LIU's Devin Matthews won 11-3 at 141 pounds.

LIU's Robbie Sagaris won 5-4 at 125 pounds.

LIU's Drew Witham won 14-13 at 149 pounds.

Binghamton's Jacob Nolan takes down Ryan Ferro at 174 pounds.

Binghamton's Cory Day works for a near fall at 184 pounds.

Lou DePrez

Binghamton's All-American Lou DePrez holds off a late charge from LIU's Nunzio Crowley en route to a 3-2 decision at 197 pounds.

LIU's Rhise Royster started the meet off with a big win for the Sharks at 157 pounds.

Binghamton's Joe Doyle won by fall at heavyweight.