University at Buffalo wrestling coach John Stutzman named junior Joe Ariola, senior Colt Cotten, graduate student Muhamed McBryde and fifth-year senior Tyler Rill as team captains for the coming season.
Ariola of Oak Park, Ill. went 14-17 overall and 9-13 in duals last season and qualified for the NCAA championships at 184 pounds. Cotten, of Benton, Pa., also advanced to the nationals at 149 pounds. He was 14-10 overall and 11-9 in duals. McBryde, from Buffalo, went 8-10, 7-8 in duals despite battling injuries all last season at 174 pounds. Rill, from Hampstead, Md., had three pins while going 11-11, 6-8 in duals at 165 pounds.
The Bulls’ season will start Nov. 13 at the Journeyman Classic in Albany.