Hofstra saw its streak of eight straight CAA wrestling championships end on Saturday, as the Pride finished fifth at Rider with 41 points. Binghamton won the title with 87.5 points.

Three Hofstra wrestlers — Long Beach alum P.J. Gillespie (165 pounds), Jonny Bonilla-Bowman (157) and Ben Clymer (184) — qualified for the NCAA championships, which will be held in Omaha, Neb., from March 18-20. Gillespie and Clymer are sophomores, while Bonilla-Bowman is a senior.

Gillespie (31-13) lost a 2-1 decision in the second tiebreaker to Old Dominion's Chris Brown, the weight's top seed, in the 165-pound final.

The CAA got two automatic bids at the weight, but Gillespie needed to beat Rider's Rob Morrison, who finished third, 9-5 in a "true second place match" to qualify for nationals. That match took place because both Gillespie and Morrison only lost to Brown during the tournament (Gillespie in the final, Morrison in a semifinal).

Gillespie's trip to the NCAA tourney will be his second in as many seasons at Hofstra.

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Clymer (24-7) lost 4-3 in the 184-pound final to Nate Schiedel, but advanced without a "true second place" match because Justin Wieler of Drexel, who lost to Schiedel in the semis, only placed fourth.

Bonilla-Bowman (18-6) lost to Drexel's Joe Booth, a Long Island Lutheran alum, in the 157-pound semis, but beat Anthony Priore of Sacred Heart 24-10 to place third, which was good enough to qualify because the CAA got three automatic bids at that weight.