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Bulls Split at Cleveland State Duals
The University at Buffalo wrestling team opened 2009 on the road as they competed in the Cleveland State Duals on Saturday afternoon, facing the Vikings of Cleveland State and the University of Northern Iowa. The Bulls were looking to continue where they left off in 2008, with six consecutive dual victories. The Bulls were victorious over the Vikings by the score of 26-12 however, they would suffer a 28-6 defeat by the University of Northern Iowa, ranked 14th in the latest Wrestlingreport.com NCAA Division I Team National Rankings.
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In the NCAA Division I Individual Rankings on WrestlingReport.com, the Bulls have four wrestlers who consistently appear week-to-week. In the latest rankings, Smith occupies the 33rd slot at 133, Green occupies thr 26th slot at 149, Moran occupies the 28th slot at 184 and Hamel occupies the 27th slot at 197.
The Bulls will be in action at the National Duals in Cedar Falls, Iowa on Saturday and Sunday, January 10 and 11. The Bulls will compete in a field of tough competition with most of the teams ranked in the latest USA Today/InterMat/NWCA Division I Team Rankings; #1 Iowa, #2 Iowa State, #3t Cornell, #3t Nebraska, #5 Missouri, #6 Ohio State, #7 Minnesota, #10 Wisconsin, #14 Boise State, #15 Michigan, #16 Penn State, #18 Indiana, #20 Northwestern and #22 Northern Iowa.
The Bulls will come across squads they have already competed against this season at the UB Open - Mercyhurst and Ohio State; Body Bar Invitational - Boise State and Cornell; and at the Reno Tournament of Champions - Boise State, Minnesota State-Mankato, Missouri Valley, Nebraska-Kearney, Southern Oregon and Wyoming.
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