Hot Start Not Enough as Bulls Fall to #17 Central Michigan

Hot Start Not Enough as Bulls Fall to #17 Central Michigan

MOUNT PLEASANT, MI – The University at Buffalo wrestling team won three of the first four matches against Central Michigan, but it wasn't enough as the Bulls lost to the 17th-ranked Chippewas, 26-9, at McGuirk Arena on Sunday afternoon.

Kyle Akins led things off with a 4-0 shutout of Drew Hildebrandt at 125 to give the Bulls a 3-0 lead in the dual.

Bryan Lantry followed with a 2-1 win over Dresden Simon. Lantry's win improved the redshirt-junior to 7-3 in duals on the season.

After Jason Estevez dropped a decision at 141, Nick Palumbo earned his first career Mid-American Conference dual win with a dominant 6-3 decision over Nolan Saxton. Palumbo's win gave the Bulls a 9-3 lead.

Unfortunately, the Chippewas flexed their muscle the rest of the way, winning the final six matches to pull away for the victory.

Buffalo fell to 5-7 overall and 2-2 with the loss. The Bulls will next wrestle at Hofstra on Saturday.

125 – Kyle Akins (UB) won by decision over Drew Hildebrandt (CMU), 4-0
133 – Bryan Lantry (UB) won by decision over Dresdon Simon (CMU), 2-1
141 – Mason Smith (CMU) won by decision over Jason Estevez (UB), 7-0
149 – Nick Palumbo (UB) won by decision over Nolan Saxton (CMU), 6-3
157 – Colin Heffernan (CMU) won by decision over Kobe Garrehy (UB), 11-4
165 – Logan Parks (CMU) won by major decision over Noah Grover (UB), 10-2
174 – CJ Brucki (CMU) won by major decision over Ryan Kromer (UB), 11-1
184 – Jordan Ellingwood (CMU) won by decision over Brett Perry, 8-1
197 – Jordan Atienza (CMU) won by decision over Joe Ariola (UB), 10-4
285 – Matt Stencel (CMU) won by fall over Ian James (UB), 1:06