Opening its second year under head coach Matt Dernlan, the Binghamton wrestling team placed three wrestlers in the Jonathan Kaloust Bearcat Open, which was held at the Events Center on Sunday. Junior Joe Bonaldi led the Bearcats with a third-place finish in the 149 weight class, and classmates David White and Tyler Deuel placed fourth in each of their weight classes, 125 and heavyweight, respectively.

More than 400 wrestlers representing 30 different schools gathered at the non-team-scoring event, with several of the nation’s top individuals participating.

“I thought today was something to build on at this point of the season,” Dernlan said, according to “It was great to have all of the top teams that we did come onto campus. I thought we had some pretty good individual performances.”

Bonaldi took four matches en route to dropping his semifinal matchup with a fall at 5:37 against nationally-ranked Chris Villalonga of Cornell, who would win the title by forfeit after winning two pins and two forfeits. Afterwards, in Bonaldi’s third-place match, he notched a fifth win in a 5-2 decision over Kevin Moylan of Princeton.

White managed a 3-2 record on the day but fell in his third-place match, 10-7, against Scott DelVecchio of Rutgers. Deuel met a similar fate as White, but finished 2-2, losing his third-place match in a 6-4 decision to Jon Gingrich of Penn State.

Redshirt senior Cody Reed did not compete, and there was no Binghamton representative for the 197 weight class.

The open is named for Jonathan Kaloust, a former Binghamton wrestler who continued on to become a Navy SEAL officer after graduation and was tragically killed in the line of duty earlier this year. A brief ceremony was held before the opening matches to honor him.

Next up, Binghamton will head to Cornell for a dual match on Nov. 23. First match is set for 7 p.m. at Friedman Wrestling Center in Ithaca, N.Y.