June 28, 2012
Wrestling Staff Announces Summer Roster Additions
The Buffalo wrestling staff announced Thursday the addition of six new wrestlers to the 2012-13 roster. Joining the team will be transfers Ryan Howes and Joe Manna, and freshmen John Northrup, Tyler Newton, Jon Heffner, and Ryan Therrien.
June 18, 2012
Iowa Dual Highlights Exciting 2012-13 Wrestling Schedule
The Buffalo Bulls wrestling team announced its 2012-13 schedule Monday afternoon, with another season highlighted by aggressive scheduling against some of the top talent in the nation. This season, the Bulls will bring perennial powerhouse Iowa to Alumni Arena for its fourth annual Takedown Cancer event on Dec. 17. Additionally, the Bulls will be hosting the 2013 Mid-American Conference championships on March 10.
May 8, 2012
Kevin Smith Named to NWCA Academic Team for Fourth Straight Season
The National Wrestling Coaches Association has announced its annual Division I All-Academic Top 30 Teams and the NWCA Individual All-Academic wrestling team for the 2011-12 wrestling season. Graduating senior Kevin Smith was named to the team for the fourth straight season, capping his decorated career.
April 13, 2012
UB Wrestling Adds Three More Standouts on Signing Day
The Buffalo wrestling team continues to find success on the recruiting trail, and announced today the signing of three more student athletes who are expected to compete right away for starting positions on the 2012-13 squad.
April 1, 2012
Tony Lock Wins NHSCA National Title
Fresh off his first New York State title, incoming wrestling recruit Tony Lock added some more hardware to his collection, winning the 182-pound title at the 2012 National High School Coaches Association Senior Tournament Sunday afternoon. The Pioneer High School senior defeated Nolan Boyd of Oklahoma 5-4 in overtime for the national championship.
March 29, 2012
Kevin Smith Named to MAC All-Academic Team
The Mid-American Conference announced its 2012 Academic All-MAC Wrestling team today, as voted by faculty athletic representatives at MAC institutions. A total of 10 student-athletes were named to the team. Kevin Smith earned his fourth career honor, capping his prolific career both on the mat and in the classroom.
March 18, 2012
Lewandowski Named Co-National Leader in Tech Falls
The inaugural NCAA Wrestling Awards were handed out Saturday evening in the final session of the NCAA Division I Wrestling Championships, held at the Scottrade Center in St. Louis, MO. Junior Mark Lewandowski joined Edinboro's Chris Honeycutt as the co-national leaders for technical falls during the 2011-12 season.
March 15, 2012
Buffalo Duo Gears Up for NCAA Tournament
Junior Mark Lewandowski and freshman teammate Max Soria are set to take on all comers starting tomorrow at the upcoming NCAA national wrestling championships, to be held in St. Louis, MO from March 15-17.
March 15, 2012
Wrestling Season Ends on Day One of NCAA Championships
Saddled with tough draws for both of its wrestlers, the Buffalo Bulls wrestling team bowed out on day one of the NCAA national championships Thursday. Max Soria lost both of his matches, while Mark Lewandowski went 1-2, losing both of his matches to top 10 seeds.
March 4, 2012
Soria Earns NCAA Bid at MAC Championships
The Buffalo wrestling team traveled to the campus of Ohio University Sunday for the Mid-American Conference championships. Though the team was unable to capture any individual champions, freshman Max Soria earned an automatic bid to the upcoming NCAA tournament.
March 2, 2012
Pair of UB Recruits Excel at New York State Championship
Chris Nevinger and Tony Lock ended their high school careers on the highest of notes last weekend, with each winning a Division II NYSPHSAA Wrestling Championship. The win was Nevinger's third straight state title and he was named the tournament's most outstanding wrestler, while Lock earned a bit of revenge after finishing in second as a junior last season.
February 29, 2012
Bulls Cap Takedown Cancer Event With Visit to Carly's Club at Roswell Park
The University at Buffalo wrestling team capped off the third annual Takedown Cancer fundraiser this week with a visit to Carly's Club at Roswell Park Cancer Institute. The team toured the facilities and met with young cancer patient Lucas and his mother Maureen, who the team is supporting this season with a donation made from the $23,000 in total funds raised by the Takedown Cancer event.
February 19, 2012
Bulls End Regular Season With Win Over SIU-Edwardsville
Highlighted by a record-setting win from Kevin Smith, the Buffalo wrestling team ended its regular season Sunday afternoon with a commanding 28-10 win over Southern Illinois-Edwardsville. The Bulls won seven matches and earned bonus points in three of them. Smith's decision at 141 pounds was the 52nd of his career, moving him into sole possession of first place on the program's career dual meet wins list.
February 18, 2012
Bulls Earn First Conference Win, Beat Northern Illinois
The Buffalo wrestling team picked up its first Mid-American Conference win of the season in the final day of the conference season Saturday afternoon, defeating Northern Illinois 23-14. The win was the team's first in over a month and moves its overall record to 6-14, 1-4 in the MAC, while Northern moves to 8-9 overall and 0-5 in conference duals.
February 8, 2012
Wrestling Falls at Eastern Michigan, 31-7
The Buffalo wrestling team dropped its mid-week match on Wednesday evening to Eastern Michigan, losing 31-7. Kevin Smith's 119th career victory was the highlight of the match, as it moved him into a tie for second place on the program's career win list.
February 3, 2012
Bulls Drop Road Contest at #14 Kent State
Facing Mid-American Conference rival Kent State for the second time in three weeks, the Buffalo wrestling team dropped its dual Friday night at Kent, losing 26-9. The Bulls earned wins at 157, 165 and 174, and dropped two other tight matches by one point. The loss drops UB to 5-13 (0-3 MAC) while Kent State moves to 11-4 (4-0 MAC).
January 29, 2012
Bulls Raise over $20,000 at Takedown Cancer Dual; Fall to Ohio 22-18
Despite taking a tough 22-18 loss against the Ohio Bobcats (3-5, 2-3 MAC) Sunday afternoon, the Buffalo wrestling team (5-12, 0-2 MAC) scored a big victory off the mat, raising $20,700 for its third annual Takedown Cancer fundraiser. While the team's split the matches five apiece, the Bobcats scored two pins and a major decision. It was also senior day for UB, with the team honoring seniors Tyler Peter, Taylor Golba, and Kevin Smith.
January 25, 2012
Kevin Smith Named MAC Wrestler and Scholar Athlete of the Week
For the first time this season and the fourth time for his career, senior Kevin Smith was named the Mid-American Conference's Wrestler of the Week. The Mexico, NY native earned the honor thanks to a dominating 4-0 weekend at the New York State Collegiate Tournament. This marks the second straight week that a UB wrestler was honored.
January 22, 2012
Pair of Titles Lead Bulls at New York State Collegiate Tournament
Individual titles from senior Kevin Smith and true freshman Jake Waste helped drive the Buffalo wrestling team to a fourth-place finish at the New York State Collegiate Tournament on Saturday, hosted by Cornell University. The victory was Smith's third in his time at UB, and he was named the tournament's Most Outstanding Wrestler. Other Bulls finishing in the top six included Blake Roulo (2nd), Sean Walton (3rd), and Justin Heiserman (5th).
January 18, 2012
Mark Lewandowski Named MAC Wrestler of the Week
For the first time in his career, junior Mark Lewandowski was named the Mid-American Conference's Wrestler of the Week. The Depew, NY native earned the honor thanks to a dominating 5-0 weekend at the Virginia Duals that has been a microcosm of his standout season.
January 13, 2012
Buffalo Opens Virginia Duals Action Friday Against Bucknell
The brackets for the 2012 Virginia Duals were released on Tuesday, with the Bulls drawing the Bucknell Bisons in the first round of the double-elimination duals tournament. The team is hoping to improve on last season's 2-3 record at the event.
January 13, 2012
Bulls Finish Seventh at Virginia Duals
Thanks to a 2-1 record on the day, the Buffalo wrestling team placed seventh at the Virginia Duals, held Friday and Saturday in Hampton. The Bulls finished the tournament 3-3 and earned wins over Bucknell, Rider and The Citadel.
January 7, 2012
Wrestling's Comeback at Edinboro Comes Up Short in 30-14 Loss
Despite losing its first four matches of the day and falling behind 16-0, the Buffalo wrestling team rallied Saturday afternoon against Edinboro but were unable to complete the comeback, falling 30-14 to the Fighting Scots.
January 2, 2012
Bulls Open 2012 Against #23 Binghamton
After taking nearly two weeks off for the holiday season, the Buffalo wrestling team will look to turn the page to 2012 on a positive note Monday afternoon. Standing in its way will be the Binghamton Bearcats, ranked 23 in the country thanks to a 7-0 record. Due to Alumni Arena renovations, the dual will be held at Lancaster High School.
January 2, 2012
Bulls Fall to Binghamton, 27-12
In front of a boisterous crowd at Lancaster High School, the Buffalo wrestling team battled regional rival Binghamton Monday night. The Bulls won four matches but gave up nine bonus points to fall 27-12. The loss moves UB to 2-8 while the 23rd-ranked Bearcats improve to 8-0.
December 22, 2011
Kevin Smith Named MAC Scholar Athlete of the Week
Redshirt senior Kevin Smith went a perfect 3-0 this past Sunday and picked up major bonus points for the Bulls, helping the team to a 2-1 record in dual-meet action. For his efforts, the Mexico, NY native was honored as the Mid-American Conference's Male Scholar Athlete of the Week.
December 18, 2011
Bulls to Host Quad Meet at Niagara County Community Colllege
The Buffalo wrestling team will aim for its first dual win of the season Sunday and will have three opportunities to do so as it hosts Bloomsburg, Gardner-Webb and Niagara County Community College for a quad meet. The event will start at 11 am and, due to renovations to Alumni Arena, will be held at Niagara County Community College.
December 18, 2011
Bulls Roll to Two Victories at Sunday Quad Meet
Thanks in part to 10 total wins by fall and two tech falls, the Buffalo wrestling team put up a high-scoring day at its quad meet, beating Gardner-Webb and Niagara County Community College while dropping a dual to Bloomsburg. A trio of Bulls went undefeated in more than one match, headlined by senior Kevin Smith.
December 10, 2011
Bulls Fall to #18 Central Michigan
Thanks in part to two losses literally in the last seconds of the match at 133 and 157 pounds, the Buffalo wrestling team opened its 2011-12 Mid-American Conference season with a 30-6 loss to eighteenth-ranked Central Michigan. The Bulls won two matches and lost four other matches by three points or less.
December 4, 2011
Four Bulls Place at Nittany Lion Open
Led by Kevin Smith's second-place finish at 141 pounds, the Buffalo wrestling team emerged from its holiday break to perform well at the Nittany Lion Open, hosted by the defending national champions in Penn State. Mark Lewandowski placed fifth at 165 pounds, Chris Conti placed fourth and John-Martin Cannon wrestled unattached for a third-place finish to headline a day with plenty other solid efforts.
November 19, 2011
Bulls Cap Weekend at Body Bar Invite
Three place winners highlighted a long Saturday of wrestling for the Buffalo Bulls, as the team faced a loaded bracket at the Body Bar Invite, hosted by Cornell. Mark Lewandowski finished second at 165 pounds, Max Soria finished fourth at 125, and Blake Roulo finished sixth at 149.
November 18, 2011
Kevin Smith Reaches 100 Career Wins, Bulls Fall to #6 Michigan
Senior Kevin Smith became just the seventh wrestler in program history to win 100 career matches, but the 6th-ranked Michigan Wolverines proved to be too tough to overcome as Buffalo fell 27-13 Friday afternoon at Alumni Arena. UB won three of the first four matches, but Michigan used two pins and a tech fall to mount a comeback.
November 17, 2011
#6 Michigan Kicks off Wrestling’s Home Schedule
The Buffalo wrestling team will kick off the 2011-12 home schedule Friday evening with a marquee matchup against #6 Michigan. It will be the team’s second straight home opener against a top 10 team and it marks the first chance Kevin Smith will have to reach 100 career wins.
November 17, 2011
Tony Lock Commits to Wrestle at Buffalo
The Buffalo coaching staff continued its early recruiting period with another high-profile commitment from a New York State standout. The Bulls announced the signing of Pioneer High School senior Tony Lock, a state championship runner-up who also has extensive national experience and a work ethic that has impressed the UB staff.
November 12, 2011
Bulls Swept at Wrestle For A Cure Duals
Despite a strong performance by redshirt freshman Max Soria in his first start at 125 pounds, the Buffalo wrestling team lost all four of its duals Saturday at the 2nd annual Wrestle for a Cure duals. The Bulls faced Old Dominion, Navy, Lock Haven and Utah Valley.
November 10, 2011
Bulls Ink Nevinger in Early Signing Period
The Buffalo wrestling coaching staff continues to find top talent in the early signing period, following up last year's nationally ranked recruiting class with two-time New York state and two-time NHSCA national champion Chris Nevinger. The current high school senior from Letchworth High School signed yesterday and is projected to wrestle at 157 or 165 pounds for Buffalo in 2012-13.
November 10, 2011
Wrestling Facility Renovations Completed With Dedication
Through his 21 seasons as the head coach for the University at Buffalo wrestling team, Ed Michael built a legacy and forever left his mark on the wrestling program. On Nov. 5, that legacy was commemorated, as the Ed Michael Wrestling Complex was officially unveiled.
November 6, 2011
Cannon Earns Title at UB Open
Senior John-Martin Cannon stormed through the 174-pound bracket to win Buffalo's lone title Sunday afternoon as the annual UB Open kicked off the 2011-12 season. Kevin Smith and Dominic Montesanti placed second in their respective brackets as seven UB wrestlers finished in the top four.
October 18, 2011
Six Bulls Earn Place in MAC Preseason Rankings
The Mid-American Conference wrestling coaches announced the preseason weight class individual rankings in conjunction with the league office today. The rankings will be released on the second Tuesday of each month throughout the season, with one additional ranking system (two total) in January and February.
October 14, 2011
Wrestling Season Preview: Talented Youth Movement Fuels Bulls in 2011-12
With 22 underclassmen (6 sophomores, 16 freshmen) and roughly five starting positions up for grabs, it would be easy to mistake the 2011-12 Buffalo wrestling team as young and inexperienced. However, when you factor in the best recruiting class in program history and a team-record five national qualifiers returning, Buffalo is a team to watch out for this season
October 14, 2011
Bulls Announce 2011-12 Schedule
The 2011-12 Buffalo wrestling team will venture out into one of the toughest schedules in program history, featuring top national tournaments and duals against five teams that were ranked in the USA Today/NWCA Top 25 at the end of last season. Piled on top of that is a five-dual Mid-American Conference schedule that is always bitterly contested. After finishing third in the conference last season, Buffalo will have two home duals and a three road duals against MAC opponents.
October 13, 2011
Don "The Buffalo Bomber" Curtis to Enter the Professional Wrestling Hall of Fame
Former Buffalo wrestler Don Curtis has been named as an inductee to the George Tragos/Lou Thesz Professional Wrestling Hall of Fame. The Hall of Fame is located inside the National Wrestling Hall of Fame Dan Gable Museum in Waterloo, Iowa. Curtis will join Kurt Angle in the 2012 class.
August 23, 2011
UB Wrestling Hires Matt Lackey as New Head Assistant Coach
Buffalo head wrestling coach Jim Beichner has announced the hiring of new head assistant coach Matt Lackey, a former NCAA national champion. Lackey will be assuming the role immediately after spending two seasons as an assistant at Lock Haven University.