The Bearcat Report: Week 3 in Review

This past weekend was action packed as Binghamton wrestlers competed in the Cornell Body Bar and East Stroudsburg University Open tournaments on Saturday, as well as the Sprawl and Brawl Duals on Sunday.

Justin Lister

This past weekend was action packed as Binghamton wrestlers competed in the Cornell Body Bar and East Stroudsburg University Open tournaments on Saturday, as well as the Sprawl and Brawl Duals on Sunday. Continue reading “The Bearcat Report: Week 3 in Review”

Beary Beary Good Day for Binghamton: Top Recruit in NYS Verbals to Bearcats

If you ask the best coaches in the country, a lot of them will tell you that the key to any successful DI wrestling program, is the ability to keep the instate talent home. In recent times, no body in the Empire State has been better at that than Binghamton Head Coach, Pat Popolizio. Today marked a continuation of this trend when it was announced that for the second consecutive year, the #1 ranked recruit in the New York State had elected to make that upstate based school his college destination. In 2010, it was Greene High School’s 2x NYS DII Champion Tyler Beckwith signing with the Bearcats; 2011 will forever be known as the “year of the Gwiz” as the defending 215-pound DII State Champion from Duanesburg High School, Nick Gwiazdowski, revealed on his facebook that he would be heading to Binghamton next Fall….Gwiazdowski, the #19 recruit in the nation according to the InterMat top-100, becomes the third member of the current senior class to formally commit to Popolizio and staff. He is joined by Colton Perry (Windsor High School) and 2009 NYS DII Champion Derak Heyman (Tioga), both of whom made gave verbals to the SUNY school last month. Continue reading “Beary Beary Good Day for Binghamton: Top Recruit in NYS Verbals to Bearcats”

A Bear(cat) of A Good Recruit: 2x NYS DII Finalist/2009 Champion To Stay In-State; Verbals to Binghamton

Derek Heyman

Earlier this morning, Tioga High School rising senior, Derak Heyman, a 2x NYS DII finalist and 2009 State Champion, was named as one of the top-10 members of NYS’ class of 2011 as a part of the InterMat Wrestling-49 series. This was only the start of the good news for this immensely talented young man and his family as several hours later, he revealed to Lighthouse Wrestling that after weighing all of his options, he had elected to give a verbal commitment to reigning Colonial Athletic Association champions, the Bearcats of Binghamton University. In doing so, Heyman becomes the second blue-chip recruit in less than a week from the Empire State to officially break the news of his college plans; He joins fellow 2x state finalist (albeit different divisions) Grant Greene, who on the 25th of this month, broke the news that he would be continuing his academic and athletic pursuits at Northwestern University. Heyman is the first elite wrestler to announce his intentions to compete for Coach Pat Popolizio and staff. Continue reading “A Bear(cat) of A Good Recruit: 2x NYS DII Finalist/2009 Champion To Stay In-State; Verbals to Binghamton”

Bearcat Brief – Quadrangular

Great day of duals for the B-cats yesterday, as we went 3-0 to extend our record to 7-2. The guys have all shown flashes of brilliance 1st semester, and it was nice to be able to showcase our skills in front of former Coach Steve Erber as well as prominent alumnus Billy Baldwin. 7-2 with our lone dual losses coming against traditional powers Nebraska and Michigan State is no small feat- and we still feel that our best wrestling is ahead of us this year.

BinghamtonGreat day of duals for the B-cats yesterday, as we went 3-0 to extend our record to 7-2. The guys have all shown flashes of brilliance 1st semester, and it was nice to be able to showcase our skills in front of former Coach Steve Erber as well as prominent alumnus Billy Baldwin. 7-2 with our lone dual losses coming against traditional powers Nebraska and Michigan State is no small feat- and we still feel that our best wrestling is ahead of us this year. Continue reading “Bearcat Brief – Quadrangular”

Bearcat Brief – Penn State Nittany Open

Yesterday, the Bearcats kept up with the early season grind, heading to Penn State to take on some of the best wrestlers in the NE. The team continues to show improvement as hard work is paying off for many young Bearcats.

BinghamtonWe close out the 1st semester at home on Saturday at noon, wrestling 3 duals against Liberty, Princeton and Merchant Marine. We hope to see everyone there. admission is free and all the Bearcats will be in action. Plenty of giveaways as well.

Yesterday, the Bearcats kept up with the early season grind, heading to Penn State to take on some of the best wrestlers in the NE. The team continues to show improvement as hard work is paying off for many young Bearcats. Continue reading “Bearcat Brief – Penn State Nittany Open”

Bearcat Brief – North East duals

Your BU Bearcats were in action yesterday at the prestigious North East Duals held in Troy, NY. This event attracts many of the best teams in all the land, and boasts to be “the best wrestling east of the Mississippi.”

BinghamtonYour BU Bearcats were in action yesterday at the prestigious North East Duals held in Troy, NY. This event attracts many of the best teams in all the land, and boasts to be “the best wrestling east of the Mississippi.” Continue reading “Bearcat Brief – North East duals”

Bearcat Brief with Scott Green: Week 09-48

The first two weeks of the season brought many success for the Bearcats. It also showed growing pains associated with having a young lineup.

BinghamtonThe first two weeks of the season brought many success for the Bearcats. It also showed growing pains associated with having a young lineup. Continue reading “Bearcat Brief with Scott Green: Week 09-48”