Army Meets Bucknell On Saturday

Brian Harvey

Brian Harvey

Jan. 17, 2013

WEST POINT, N.Y. - The Army wrestling team continues its EIWA schedule on Saturday, Jan. 19, when the Black Knights travel to Lewisburg, Pa., to face conference rival Bucknell at 4 p.m.

The Army-Bucknell dual will be contested inside historic Davis Gym. Those fans unable to travel to central Pennsylvania can watch all of the action live on Bison Vision by logging on to Bucknell's official athletics website (www.bucknellbison.com).

Army (3-4, 0-1 EIWA) is coming off a 1-2 showing at the Virginia Duals last weekend. The Black Knights knocked off The Citadel, but fell to 18th-ranked Edinboro and 17th-ranked Boise State.

Bucknell (3-7, 0-0 EIWA) also posted a 1-2 mark at the Virginia Duals. The Bison, who will make their EIWA debut on Friday versus Columbia, defeated Buffalo and lost to 19th-ranked Virginia and 25th-ranked Old Dominion.

Junior 165-pounder Paul Hancock leads the Black Knights with an impressive 20-7 overall record. The third-year grappler also shows an unblemished 7-0 mark in dual matches. Freshman 197-pounder Bryce Barnes, who posted a 3-0 mark at the Virginia Duals, ranks tied for second on the team with 15 wins. Barnes and Hancock are tied with senior 184-pounder Collin Wittmeyer for the team lead with seven bonus-point victories.

Army senior 149-pounder Daniel Young is the only Black Knight listed in this week's Intermat rankings. The fourth-year wrestler, who has authored a 13-11 overall record with three pins and three technical falls, enters the weekend ranked 19th nationally in his weight class.

Bucknell senior 165-pounder Corey Lear, who is ranked ninth in the latest Intermat rankings, leads the Bison with a 17-3 overall record.

Army shows a 9-2 all-time record versus the Bison, following last season's 27-12 victory at West Point. Bucknell's most recent win versus Army dates back to a 25-12 triumph during the 2010-11 campaign.

Following Saturday's match at Bucknell, Army will close out its road trip with a non-league dual versus Rider on Wednesday, Jan. 23. The match is set to get under way from Lawrenceville, N.J., at 7 p.m.

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