LEWISBURG, Pa. – The Bucknell wrestling team will hold its Bison Intrasquad on Thursday.
The meet, which is set to begin at 7 p.m. in Davis Gym, will give Bison fans their first look at the 2017-18 Bison.
In 2016-17, Bucknell posted a 12-4 (9-1 EIWA) record, which included a 6-0 mark in Lewisburg. The Bison closed the regular-season portion of their schedule on a 10-match winning streak, one victory shy of the school record that spanned parts of the 1987-88 and 1988-89 campaigns.
Bucknell hosted the EIWA Championships and placed sixth, with Tom Sleigh (197) and Tyler Smith (141) earning auto bids to the 2017 NCAA Wrestling Championships after finishing second and fourth respectively. Sleigh and Smith, both three-time NCAA qualifiers, were joined at the national championships by at-large selections Victor Lopez (157) and Garrett Hoffman (184).
With Hoffman, Sleigh and Smith back in 2017-18, the Bison boast a combined seven NCAA appearances.
The bouts for the Bison Intrasquad are as follows. They are subject to change.
125: Geo Barzona vs. Jakob Campbell or Mike Macklin
133: David Campbell vs. Joey Gould or Ray Cotto
141: Tyler Smith vs. Matthew Kolonia
149: Seth Hogue vs. Kyle Greene
157: Zach Kelly vs. Mitch Hartman
165: D.J. Hollingshead vs. Collin Boylan
174: Nick Stephani vs. Connor Wagh or Kyle Inlander
184: Drew Phipps vs. Chad Reese
197: Tom Sleigh vs. Joe Scott
285: Garrett Hoffman vs. Eric Chakonis
Bucknell begins competition on Sunday, Nov. 5 by taking on CSU Bakersfield (10:30 a.m.) and Edinboro (1:30 p.m.) in Edinboro, Pa. The Bison then host Lehigh on Friday, Nov. 10 at 7 p.m. in Sojka Pavilion.