Wrestling Competes at Binghamton Open

BINGHAMTON, N.Y. - The Sacred Heart University wrestling team competed at the Binghamton Open, hosted by Binghamton University, this Sunday.

Junior Anthony Ricco (Stratford, Conn.) lost his first match at the 133 lb. weight class, but rebounded with a 2-0 decision over Cornell's Charles Castanzo.  He was knocked out in the next consolation round by unaffiliated Bloomsburg wrestler Jeremiah Biddle, 7-3.

At the 157 lb. weight class, senior Anthony Priore (Garwood, N.J.) won his first round match, with a 12-2 major decision, over Lock Haven's unaffiliated Dylan Caprio.  In round two, he dropped a close 6-5 decision to Cornell's unaffiliated D.J. Meagher.  In the consolation bracket, Priore posted an 11-6 win over unaffiliated Brown wrestler Gabe Brotzman, but followed that up with a 5-2 loss to Hofstra's unafilliated Zach Clemente.

After a 2-1 loss in the first round, senior Paul Schweighardt (Tinton Falls, N.J.) made a deep run in the consolation bracket with a 7-3 win over Brown's Caleb Blaney, followed by a 5-3 victory over unattached Binghamton grappler Lance Moore.  In the consolation-quarters, Schweighardt was knocked out by unattached American wrestler Blake Herrin, 4-1.

The Pioneers take to the mat again at the Body Bar Invitational next Saturday at Cornell.