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Morrisville State wrestling defeats RIT 28-18

MORRISVILLE, N.Y. – The Morrisville State College wrestling team posted a dual match victory Wednesday night defeating the visiting RIT Tigers 28-18 in Morrisville.

Morrisville State won six of ten matches on the night. Freshman Vito Argese (Marcellus, NY/Marcellus) gave Morrisville State the quick start, defeating opponent Shawn Burrington 8-4 at 125 pounds. Aljamain Sterling (Uniondale, NY/Uniondale) followed with a pin at 41 seconds over opponent Kyle Travers at 133 pounds.

At 149 pounds, Morrisville State’s Toby Reese (Homer, NY/Homer) defeated Josh Schneider 12-4 and Dinardo Joseph (Valley Stream, NY/Valley Stream) posted the 3-2 win over Brian Douangratdy at 165 pounds.

Morrisville State’s 184-pound Mike Ezzo (Sherburne, NY/Sherburne-Earlville) pinned his opponent, Tom Armentano, in 59 seconds. Bill Tuohy (Sag Harbor, NY/Pierson) tallied the forfeit victory in the 197 weight class.

RIT’s Luke Beam pinned Nate Seymour (Bainbridge, NY/Bainbridge) in four minutes 24 seconds at 141. Nate Bachmann picked up the 15-0 technical fall win over Brett Buell (Earlville, NY/Sherburne-Earlville) in seven minutes at 157 pounds. Jason Wake defeated Matt Aird (North Babylon, NY/North Babylon) 7-0 in the 165 weight class as Adam Abdelhamed closed the night with a 13-6 victory in the heavyweight division over James Lamonica (Staten Island, NY/Msgr Farrell).

Morrisville State returns to the mats on Saturday at the Jamestown Invitational.

Morrisville State enters its second year as a provisional member of the National Collegiate Athletic Association (NCAA), Division III in 2007. Upon successful completion of the provisional period, Morrisville State will be a candidate for full accreditation as a member of the NCAA.

Morrisville State College offers more than 70 bachelor and associate degrees. Considered to be one of the most technologically advanced colleges in the nation for its ThinkPad University program and wireless technology initiative, the college recently became the first in the nation to comprehensively replace landlines in residence halls with individual cellular phones. Morrisville State College was also chosen as one of the top five colleges in the nation for campus activities by Campus Activities magazine. The Morrisville State College Norwich Campus also offers programs in business, technologies, liberal arts/education transfer, and nursing to Chenango County area residents and employers.