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Bearcat Grapplers prepared for EIWA Tournament

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In the last four seasons the Binghamton wrestling program has sent 23 wrestlers to the NCAA Tournament. This weekend marks the start of the postseason trek in the EIWA's at Princeton. With the pressure of living up to program standards and the individual desire to win, the Bearcats are mentally and physically prepared to compete and succeed.

"We focus on our attitude and our fight. If we bring our best attitude and our best effort for each seven minutes we're going to be proud with the takeaway," said Head Coach Matt Dernlan. "We are prepared. That's the thing. We know we've done the work, we've done the preparation, we're set up to have our best performance of the year and we expect to go out and achieve that this weekend."

"The great thing about our training program is that this is the time of year that we're peaking. A lot of teams, it's a long season, they're getting tired. Some guys lose a match, they get discouraged, they don't want to be here anymore," said 174 lb senior Jack McKeever, 2015 NCAA Qualifier. "This is when we're feeling the best, we're in the best shape in the country, we're going to push the pace, and be one step ahead of the competition at this tournament."

The EIWA's begin Saturday and run throughout the weekend.