Boston University wrestling team red-shirt freshman Fred Santaite came only one win away from becoming the school’s fifth All-American and its first since 1997 at the NCAA Championships this weekend, before falling twice in the quarterfinals.
Talk about an all-in bet.
Sophomore Freddy Santaite is the only representative of the Boston University wrestling team in the NCAA Wrestling Championships in Omaha, Neb., but now the whole field is watching out for him after his stunning upset of the No. 2 seeded &- and defending national champion &- senior Troy Nickerson of Cornell University Thursday night.
The Boston University wrestling team ended its regular season on a high note Saturday, earning its fourth win of the season against American International College by a score of 35-9. The win came mere hours after a 32-10 loss to Colonial Athletic Association foe Rider University. Both duals were held at Case Gymnasium.
The Boston University wrestling team has been riddled with injuries this season, so it should be no riddle why the Terriers suffered identical 28-12 losses to Brown University and Princeton University on Friday, and a 31-9 defeat against Drexel University on Saturday.
Although the Boston University wrestling team placed seventh at the Colonial Athletic Association Championships on March 7, it will send three athletes to the NCAA Championships for the first time in four years.
This past weekend’s home meet gave members of the Boston University wrestling team a chance to catch their breath and sleep in their own undersized dorm-room beds, as the team hosted just its second home dual meet of the season.
The Boston University wrestling team lost its dual meet, 22-11, to Drexel University on Saturday in Philadelphia. The loss expanded on a trend: the Terriers aren’t winning on the road.
Down six points heading into the final match of the Colonial Athletic Association dual meet, the Boston University wrestling team needed a pin (worth six points) from heavyweight senior Jim Connors to salvage a tie against George Mason University in Fairfax, Va.
The Boston University wrestling team finished 1-2 at the Rutgers University quad meet Sunday in New Brunswick, N.J. The Terriers pulled a comeback victory over the United States Merchant Marine Academy, 20-18, but dropped matches to Army, 28-15, and Rutgers, 44-3.
The Boston University wrestling team competed in the 2008 Nittany Lion Open Sunday at Penn State University. The tournament did not count toward the squad’s record, but several Terriers had successful days.