BUFFALO, NY – The University at Buffalo wrestling team will travel to Columbia on Saturday night for a non-conference dual. This is the fifth straight season the Bulls and Lions will meet.
Buffalo is 3-4 overall and 2-0 in the Mid-American Conference. The Bulls are coming off a successful showing at Midlands, led by 133-pounder Bryan Lantry who finished second in his weight class. It was the highest finished ever by a UB grappler at the prestigious event.
Columbia is 0-4 in duals on the season and is coming off a 31-10 loss to North Dakota State at the South Beach Duals on December 30. The Lions are led by heavyweight Garrett Ryan who is 15-3 on the year and ranked 16th in the nation.
This will be the sixth meeting between Buffalo and Columbia. Columbia holds a 3-2 advantage in the series. The Bulls won the last meeting, 32-2, at Alumni Arena last season.
Saturday's match will air live on the Ivy League Network. Click here to watch.
Projected Matchups vs. Columbia
125: Kyle Akins (11-6) vs. Hunter Dusold (0-5) or Spencer Good (0-6)
133: #19 Bryan Lantry (8-4) vs. Chris Scorese (3-6)
141: Blake Retell (5-7) or Jason Estevez (3-4) vs. JP Ascolese (4-10)
149: Nick Palumbo (10-11) vs. Jacob Macalooly (11-5)
157: Kobe Garrehy (11-5) or Eric Fasnacht (15-11) vs. Markus Scheidel (3-1)
165: Noah Grover (8-9) vs. Lawrence Kosoy (4-8)
174: Ryan Kromer (4-5) or Jake Lanning (10-10) vs. Tyrel White (9-8)
184: Brett Perry (5-6) or Austin Weigel (8-8) vs. Andrew Psomas (4-9)
197: Joe Ariola (6-5) vs. Michael Bulkin (3-8)
285: Jake Gunning (10-4) or Ian James (16-10) vs. #16 Garrett Ryan (15-3)