Trailing by three heading into the heavyweight bout, rookie Ben Sullivan of the Army West Point wrestling team picked up a pin to secure the team's fifth-straight victory with a 22-19 win over Bucknell at Christl Arena on Sunday afternoon. Sullivan carried a 1-0 lead into the third period when he started in the top position. The New Paris, Ohio native managed to tilt his opponent and flip the Bison heavyweight onto his back for the pin at 5:26 to lock up the win for the home side. The Black Knights improved to 7-2 on the year and remain perfect against EIWA opponents at 6-0. The Bison dropped to 6-8 and 4-4 in conference duals.
Army improved to 13-4 in the all-time series with Bucknell. The Cadets remain perfect in conference duals at 6-0, its best start against EIWA foes since 2005-06. The Black Knights have won five-straight duals, their longest streak since 2016-17. Army won its seventh dual of the season, tying the 2016-17 squad for the most in the Kevin Ward era. Hetrick earned his first-career dual win. Shie posted his 15th bonus point win of the season. The Fairfield, Ohio, native and Harvey remained tied for the most wins on the team with 23. Harvey documented his team-leading eighth dual win of the year. Stewart collected his 15th win of the season. The Lewistown, Pa., native notched his fifth dual win of his cow campaign. Sullivan sent the Black Knights fans home happy with his fourth pin of the season. Read more.