BUFFALO, NY – The University at Buffalo wrestling team will host Northern Illinois in a Mid-American Conference dual match on Sunday afternoon at Alumni Arena. It will be senior day and the Bulls will honor six wrestlers prior to the dual.
Buffalo is 5-9 overall and 2-4 in the MAC and is coming off a loss at Eastern Michigan last Friday. The Bulls were led by Jake Gunning who earned a 5-2 decision over ranked-opponent Gage Hutchison.
Northern Illinois is 2-8 overall and 0-5 in the MAC. The Huskies are led by 133-pounder Alijah Jeffery who is 14-11 overall and 5-4 in duals on the season.
Northern Illinois holds an 11-7 advantage in the all-time series. The Bulls have won the last two meetings, including a 20-17 decision at NIU last season.
Sunday's dual will air on ESPN3.
Projected Matchups vs. Northern Illinois
125: Kyle Akins (15-7) vs. Brock Hudkins (12-7) or Kirk Johansen (4-4)
133: #15 Bryan Lantry (12-4) or Justin Patrick (11-7) vs. Alijah Jeffrey (14-11)
141: Jason Estevez (6-7) vs. Anthony Rubino (1-16)
149: Nick Palumbo (13-14) vs. Nolan Baker (0-5)
157: Eric Fasnacht (15-12) vs. Caden McWhirter (5-8)
165: Noah Grover (8-14) vs. Andrew Scott (5-13) or Jose Acosta (4-6)
174: Christian Dietrich (9-3) vs. Quinton Rosser (10-13)
184: Brett Perry (7-10) vs. Bryce Gorman (7-6) or Michael Aldrich (7-11)
197: Joe Ariola (9-8) vs. Max Ihry (6-15)
285: #20 Jake Gunning (13-4) or Ian James (17-12) or Nolan Terrance (7-5) vs. Caleb Gossett (13-11) or Ross Sealby (3-8)