Anderson commits to wrestle at D-I Binghamton

Orion Anderson poses after winning his second consecutive wrestling state championship in February 2017.
Orion Anderson poses after winning his second consecutive wrestling state championship in February 2017.

Schuylerville High School senior Orion Anderson has committed to Binghamton University’s Division I wrestling program. The two-time wrestling state champion will join the Bearcats’ in fall 2018.

“It feels great to know that I’ll be wrestling at Binghamton University,” Anderson said. “All of the guys on the team are awesome. I can’t wait. I’m really excited.”

Anderson says he knew early on that Binghamton University would be a good fit.

“It’s great that it’s not too far from home,” Anderson said. “The main reason, though, is the players on the team and the coaching staff. They just got a new assistant coach from Northwestern, so I’m really excited for that.”

Anderson is also looking forward to exploring the academic opportunities that Binghamton offers.

“I’m going in undecided, but I plan to take the courses I need to take the first two years and figure out what I enjoy and want to pursue.”

Anderson has a long list of accolades on the mat, and for his senior year he is also shining on the gridiron. Anderson, who has not played competitive football since eighth grade, joined the varsity football team in August. While the linebacker has helped boost the team with tackles, he says wrestling is still his priority.

“I’ve been wrestling since I was two years old and the sport has grown on me and I’ll love it for the rest of my life.”