Wrestling, Jan. 28

Assistant Sports Editor
Thursday, January 28, 2010

The wrestling team kicked off its dual meet season on Jan. 8 against Rutgers. Since then, the Bears have competed in seven additional dual meets during winter break and finished with a 2-6 record in duals.

The Bears traveled to New Jersey a week after New Year’s to compete against Rutgers and Franklin and Marshall College. Rutgers was in control the entire dual, handing the Bears a lopsided 35-8 loss. But the Bears bounced right back by beating Franklin and Marshall, 46-4.

The Bears carried the momentum to the next day and defeated Hofstra, 18-17. The following weekend, the Bears faced off against four tough opponents — Utah Valley, Air Force, Oklahoma and Northwestern. Despite their efforts, they could not pull any upsets and dropped all four duals. In the last dual of winter break, the Bears traveled to Pennsylvania to compete against Bucknell and lost a close dual, 28-13.

The Bears will host their first dual meet of the season this Saturday at noon at the Pizzitola Center.