Binghamton Bearcats wrestling

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Binghamton Bearcats
Binghamton Bearcats Wordmark.png
University Binghamton University
Conference EIWA
Location Vestal, NY
Head Coach Matt Dernlan (1st year)
Arena West Gym
(Capacity: 1,135)
Nickname Bearcats
Colors Dark Green, White, and Black[1]
Conference Tournament Championships
2010 (CAA)

The Binghamton Bearcats wrestling team represents Binghamton University of Vestal, New York. The squad was coached by Pat Popolizio, a former wrestler for the Oklahoma State Cowboys, who left in 2012 to take the head wrestling coach position at North Carolina State University. Popolizio was succeeded by Matt Dernlan who had been the head coach of the Clarion Golden Eagles. Binghamton has fielded a college wrestling team since 1969. The team competed on the Division III level until 1998. The Bearcats moved to Division II in 1999 and Division I in 2002. The wrestling team joined the Eastern Intercollegiate Wrestling Association in July 2013. Previously, it had been an associate member of the Colonial Athletic Association, but conference realignment led the CAA to drop the sport. The rest of Binghamton's intercollegiate teams, excepting golf, are members of the America East Conference. The Bearcats have had four All-American wrestlers (Josh Patterson 7th, Justin Lister 4th, Nick Gwiazdowski 8th, Donald Vinson 3rd) since joining Division I and had 25 All-Americans in Divisions II and III.[2]


  1. ^ "Athletics Brand Colors – Binghamton University". Retrieved 2017-04-05. 
  2. ^ "Bearcats Wrestling". Binghamton University. Retrieved July 27, 2011.