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Binghamton Schedule Includes 8 Home Events, Dual Against National Champs

By Courtesy of bubearcats.com, 08/24/16, 2:00PM EDT

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Binghamton wrestling has released its 2016-17 schedule, as the Bearcats will host eight home contests this season. BU won 11 matches last season and will return all but one starter from its regular lineup.
 
Coach Matt Dernlan enters his fifth season at Binghamton. He has guided ten Bearcats to NCAA Championships appearances in his first four years at BU.
 
In 2016-17, Dernlan's squad will open the campaign with the Jonathan Kaloust Bearcat Open, one of the largest tournaments in collegiate wrestling. On November 13, over 400 wrestlers will compete at the Events Center.
 
BU hits the road for the New York State Championships the following weekend and then will head to the Cliff Keen Las Vegas Invitational on December 2-3.
 
Binghamton will have an exciting and action-packed weekend December 9-11 as fans can see the Bearcats grapple in three different states over three days. BU returns to campus for its first dual on December 9, as Hofstra visits the West Gym. The next day, the Bearcats compete at Princeton. Binghamton completes its weekend with a trip to national power Penn State on December 11.
 
After a well-deserved winter break, Dernlan's squad hits the mat on January 8, as Columbia comes to the West Gym. BU will then head to the Pitt Duals on January 14 before returning home for a pair of home contests. Drexel and Army West Point visit Vestal on January 20 and 22, respectively.
 
Binghamton opens a four-match road trip at Brown on January 27 and then wrestles at Sacred Heart, American, and Bucknell over a two-week stretch. A three-match home stand closes the regular season, as Penn, Buffalo, and Bloomsburg come to the West Gym.
 
Bucknell hosts the 2017 EIWA Championships on March 4-5 and then the Scottrade Center in St. Louis, Missouri, is the site of this season's NCAA Championships on March 16-18.
 
Steve Schneider leads the large group of returners for Binghamton. Schneider, a junior, qualified for the NCAA Championships at 184 pounds last season. Jacob Nicholson won 20 matches as a a 133-pound junior, while Vincent DePrez was a 20-bout winner at 157 pounds.

To see the full schedule, click here.