Wrestling

Santaite narrowly misses All-American status

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.

Freddy Santaite takes down defending national champion

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.

Up off the mat

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.

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Wrestling loses all three weekend home contests

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.

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Three BU wrestlers make NCAAs

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.

Wrestling goes 1-2 in first home meets since Nov.

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.

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Wrestling’s road woes continue

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.

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Wrestling Recap

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.

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Wrestling drops two of three in N.J.

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.

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Three Terriers nab third-place finishes at Open

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.

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