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Morrisville State wrestling 15th at Ithaca Invite

ITHACA, N.Y. – The Morrisville State College wrestling team compiled 15.5 team points, placing 15th overall Sunday afternoon at the Ithaca College Bomber Invitational in Ithaca.

Individual results for Morrisville State are the following by weight class:

125: Justin DeLamonthe (Cross River, NY) went 1-2 at the tournament, pinning Jesse Sgaglione of Springfield in 1:34 before dropping a 20-0 decision to Seth Ecker of Ithaca. In the wrestlebacks, Anthony Accardi (Centenary) defeated DeLamonthe 10-2.

Lenny Bressler (Plainview, NY) went 1-2, falling to Fankie Witkowski by a 17-0 decision in the opening round before tallying a 16-0 win over Santosh Nandabalan (Gettysburg) in wrestlebacks. Abe Evans (Gettysburg) pinned Bressler in 1:07 in the next round.

Joe Lanza (Herkimer, NY) was 1-2 at the tournament, as Peppy Cabrera (Cortland) tallied the win with a pin in 1:47 over Lanza in the opening round. In the consolation round, Lanza pinned Connor Taylor (Gettysburg) in 22 seconds before falling to Billy Cole (Southern Maine) by a 7-1 decision.

141: David Alexandrea (Castleton, NY) went 2-2, falling in the opening round to Luke Baum (RIT) as Baum recorded the pin in 3:37. In the consolation round, Alexandrea posted a 4-2 decision over Matt Danielson (Gettysburg) and pinned Dan Ippolitto (USCGA) in 2:40 before dropping a 5-4 decision to Greg Martino (NYU).

157: Jake Holmon (Katonah, NY) was 0-1 at the tournament, falling in the opening round to Jeff Warren (Southern Maine) with a pin at 2:43. In wrestlebacks, Holmon medical forfeited to Vincent Egloff (Johnson and Wales).

165: Scott Rutledge (Chittenango, NY) went 0-2 at the invite, falling in a 19-13 decision to Jon Manwaring (Roger Williams) and falling to Ethan Johnson (Oswego), earning the pin in 2:47.

174: Chad McCray (Albany, NY) was 2-2 at the tournament, posting a first round win over Matt Valnoski (Norwich) by a 6-1 decision. In the second round, McCray upset Craig Becker (Oswego) by a 2-1 decision before Naum Shuminov (NYU) pinned McCray in 2:30. In the consolations, Victor Stanziale (Springfield) posted a 6-2 decision over McCray to advance.

184: Wheeler Brunschmid (Sherburne, NY) posted a 1-2 record, defeating Jordan Serating-Ware (Johnson and Wales) by a 18-1 decision before dropping a 9-5 defeat to Jesse Rayworth (Southern Maine). In the consolations, AJ Rosenburg (Ithaca) pinned Brunchmid in 35 seconds to advance.

Bill Tuohy (Sag Harbor, NY) was 0-2, with JJ Mitchell (Centenary) pinning Tuohy in 1:44 in the opening round. Matt Stoodley (Southern Maine) pinned Tuohy in 4:57 in the wrestleback round.

197: James Button (Harpursville, NY) was 0-2 at the invite, falling to Stephen Avorkliya (RIT) in 1:02 in the opening round and dropping a 5-3 decision to Jason Noonan (Springfield) in the consolation round.

285: James Lamonica (Staten Island, NY) went 1-2, pinning Kyle Smith (Springfield) in 28 seconds in the opening round before falling to tournament champion Zack Weinrich (Roger Williams) by a 12-4 decision. In the consolation round, Lamonica dropped a 8-7 decision to Raistlin Delisle (Norwich).

Sam O’Donnell (Cortland, NY) went 1-2, opening the tournament with a 9-3 defeat to George Mack (Centenary) before handing Bryan Dine (Ithaca) a 6-2 defeat in the wrestleback round. Ben Kissane (Roger Williams) defeated O’Donnell 8-7 to advance.

Dave Colombo (Mahopac, NY) was 0-2 on the weekend, opening the tournament with a 3-2 decision to Mike Hall (Centenary) in the first round. Richard Wigglesworth (Springfield) defeated Colombo 4-3 to advance in the consolation round.

Morrisville State returns to the mats Saturday, November 22 at the Oneonta Red Dragon Invitational.

Morrisville State enters its third year as a provisional member of the National Collegiate Athletic Association (NCAA), Division III in 2008. 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 75 bachelor and associate degrees and options. 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 offers associate degree programs in accounting, business, computer systems technology, office administration, liberal arts transfer, nursing, early childhood, criminal justice and human services to south central New York residents and employers. Students may also apply coursework to other associate or bachelor degrees at the main campus.