Wrestling Bests Binghamton in Home Opener
The Army West Point wrestling team opened its home dual schedule with a 30-7 victory over Binghamton at Gillis Field House on Sunday afternoon. The Black Knights improved to 3-2 on the year and 3-0 in duals against Eastern Intercollegiate Wrestling Association (EIWA) opponents. Army jumped out to an early 9-0 lead after the first two matches with Trey Chalifoux earning a 7-1 decision over Audey Ashkar and Lane Peters exciting the Army crowd with a first-period pin against Zack Trampe. The Black Knights won eight of the 10 matches on the day with three bonus point victories.
Army has defeated Binghamton in each of their last four duals dating back to the 2012-13 season. The Black Knights open their EIWA dual season 3-0 for the second time in three years. Head coach Kevin Ward notched his 15th dual victory against an EIWA opponent while at Army. Chalifoux posted his 15th win of the season. Peters earned his personal-best fourth pin of the season. The Uhrichsville, Ohio, native collected his fifth career dual win. Hanau improves to 2-0 on his career in dual matches. Hartman and Sullivan notched his first collegiate dual win. McCormick picked up the fifth dual win of his career. Harvey secured the team victory for the Black Knights with his 15th career dual victory. Caywood documented his 70th career victory. Read More