Bloomsburg won six consecutive matches to start the evening and beat the Binghamton University wrestling team 36-9 on Thursday night at the Nelson Field House.
Sixteenth-ranked Bloomsburg improved to 17-3 while Binghamton dropped to 5-13. The match was the final dual meet for the Bearcats, who sat three starters — including seniors Donnie Vinson and Nate Schiedel — with the Colonial Athletic Association Championship a little more than two weeks away.
John Paris won the first match for the Bearcats, a 12-9 decision against Christopher Smith in the 174-pound match. Cody Reed had the only other win for Binghamton, pinning Sam Shirley in 6:35 at 184 pounds.
Vinson, ranked fourth in the nation at 149 pounds, and Schiedel, ranked fifth at 197 pounds, sat out the match to prepare for the CAA Championships. Vinson finished 27-1 overall and 17-0 in duals. Schiedel finished 24-2 overall and 17-0 in duals. Binghamton also kept sophomore heavyweight Tyler Deuel on the sidelines, forfeiting the final match of the night.
Junior 184-pound Cody Reed earned a third-period pin to give the Bearcats six points. Reed notched his fourth consecutive win and improved to 15-13 overall (10-8 duals) with his pin of Shirley. One bout earlier, sophomore 174-pound Paris scored a 12-9 decision to get Binghamton on the board.
Binghamton will hit the mats next at the CAA Championship on March 9 at Boston University starting at 10 a.m.