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DePrez Advances To Day Two Of NCAA's

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PITTSBURGH, PA. - Lou DePrez of the Binghamton wrestling team advances to day two of NCAA's after going 1-1 the first day of the tournament. 

The redshirt-freshman earned his first NCAA win of his career first round with a dominating 11-2 major decision over Wisconsin's Mason Reinhardt. DePrez controlled the first two periods, shutting out Reinhardt 9-0 going into the third. Reinhardt scored his first and only points of the match with a takedown in the third, securing DePrez's victory and advancing him to the round of 16.

DePrez went on to face UNI's No. 6 Drew Foster, who he faced earlier in the season at the CKLV Invite. DePrez and Foster were scoreless through the first two minutes, until Foster broke the stand still with a takedown. DePrez cut the lead in the half with an escape with 23 seconds left in the first, trailing 2-1 into the second. Foster combined for five points to finish out the match, taking the 7-1 victory over DePrez. 

DePrez falls into the consolation round of 16 #2 and will wrestle Army's No. 28 Noah Stewart tomorrow morning. 

Zack Trampe got his first NCAA win of his young career in the opening pigtail round of the tournament. Trampe came out firing, scoring three takedowns to Turner's one in the first period. The redshirt-freshman controlled the second period early, scoring two near fall at the start and racking up 1:48 in ride time heading into the third. Turner was hit for stalling at the start of the third, as Trampe combined for eight points to clinch an 18-6 major decision and advance to the first championship round of NCAA's against returning national champion and No. 1 seed Daton Fix. 

Despite a 21-7 final score against Fix, Trampe held his own through two periods, trailing only 8-5 going into the third period. Fix combined for six near fall, two takedowns and a reversal to finish out the match. 

In his consolation round, Trampe went up against CSBU's Sean Nickell looking to stay alive for day two. Nickell caught Trampe and combined for 14 points in the first period. Trampe scored a takedown in the second, but fell 15-2 to Nickell to end his run at the 2019 NCAA Championships. 

At 141 pounds, Anthony Sparacio took on Illinois' No. 6 Michael Carr in his first round match. Sparacio held Carr scoreless in the first period as the two went into the second tied at zero. Carr broke the stand-still with an escape early in the second, finishing the period with two takedowns and a 5-1 lead. Sparacio escaped in the third, but fell 8-2 to Carr to drop into wrestle backs. 

In his consolation round, Sparacio faced Wisconsin's No. 11 Tristan Moran. The junior got on the board first with a takedown with just under a minute to go in the first period. Moran scored on a reversal, evening the score 2-2 heading into the second. Moran scored on another reversal after a Sparacio takedown, leading 5-4. Moran broke the one point lead with 30 seconds to go in the match, scoring two near fall to take the 7-4 victory and end Sparacio's run at the 2019 NCAA Championships. 

At 174 pounds, Vincent DePrez faced Virginia Tech's No. 6 David McFadden first round. DePrez fought hard but fell 4-0 to McFadden to fall into wrestle backs. 

In his consolation match, DePrez took Purdue's No. 11 Dylan Lydy into sudden victory tied 1-1 at the end of the match. Lydy scored a takedown in overtime to earn the 3-1 victory, ending DePrez's run at the NCAA Championships.

Courtesy: Binghamton University Athletics