Bulls Close Road Trip With 28-13 Win At Kent State
January 26, 2019


KENT, OH – The University at Buffalo wrestling team won seven matches on Saturday afternoon as the Bulls won their second straight match with a 28-13 victory at Kent State.

Redshirt senior Kyle Akins got the afternoon started with a 10-2 major decision at 125 lbs and then Derek Spann followed it up with an 8-4 victory at 133. Redshirt senior Bryan Lantry also recorded a major decision, coming away with a shutout at 141, 8-0, staking the Bulls to an early 11-0 lead.

Kent State got on the board with a victory at 149 pounds, but Buffalo then won two more at the middle weights beginning at 157 pounds when senior Alex Smythe had a dominating technical fall, with a 24-9 victory over Kent State's Richard Jackson. Junior Troy Keller added an 8-3 decision, extending the Buffalo lead to 19-3.

The Golden Flashes would pick up wins at 174 and 184, but UB ended the match on a high note. Redshirt senior Brett Perry scored a 9-5 win at 197 pounds and fellow redshirt senior Jake Gunning capped the day off with a pin.

"Another great win," said head coach John Stutzman. "We're wrestling well and we are starting to believe! To pick up our ninth win and secure another winning season, to have six guys ranked nationally, my staff has done a great job on preparing these guys day to day."