Army Falls To Rutgers, 26-15

Bryce Barnes

Bryce Barnes

Nov. 24, 2012

TROY, N.Y. - Freshman Bryce Barnes pinned his opponent at 197 pounds, but Rutgers won seven of the other nine bouts contested en route to a 26-15 victory over the Black Knights on Saturday at the Northeast Duals.

Rutgers (4-0) won the first three bouts to establish an 11-0 lead it would not relinquish. Army senior Daniel Young was awarded a win by forfeit in the 149-pound match, and Black Knight junior Paul Hancock posted a 6-3 verdict against Anthony Volpe at 165 pounds to pull Army (1-2) to within 14-9 with four bouts remaining.

RU won the next two matchups to extend its lead to 20-9, but Barnes pinned Hayden Hrymack in 1 minute, 32 seconds in the 197-pound match.

Billy Smith provided the final margin by pinning Army's Curtis Garner in the heavyweight bout.

Army returns to its tournament slate next weekend (Nov. 30-Dec. 1) when the Black Knights travel to Las Vegas, Nev., to compete at the prestigious Cliff Keen Invitational.

Match Notes: Army falls to 29-13-1 all-time versus Rutgers ... Paul Hancock was the only Army wrestler to post wins in all three duals today... Bryce Barnes' pin was the second of his young career.

Rutgers 26, Army 15
125: Joseph Langel (R) tech. fall Hunter Wood, 18-2
133: Vincent Dellefave (R) dec. Charlie Costanzo, 3-0
141: Trevor Melde (R) dec. Tyler Rauenzahn, 3-1
149: #20 Daniel Young wins by forfeit
157: #9 Scott Winston (R) dec. Brian Harvey, 9-3 (sv2)
165: Paul Hancock (A) dec. Anthony Volpe, 6-3
174: #11 Greg Zannetti (R) dec. Ryan Tompkins, 6-2
184: #13 Dan Rinaldi (R) dec. Collin Wittmeyer, 6-2
197: Bryce Barnes (A) pinned Hayden Hrymack, 1:32
285: Billy Smith (R) pinned Curtis Garner, 6:00

Note: National rankings are from Intermat

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