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Morrisville State wrestling sixth at Plymouth State Invite

PLYMOUTH, N.H. – The Morrisville State College wrestling team tallied 30.5 team points to place sixth overall at the Plymouth State University Wrestling Invitational Saturday afternoon in Plymouth, New Hampshire.

Nathan Cross (Kingsbury, NY) opened the tournament with two straight pins in the 149 pound weight class before falling by a 9-2 deficit to eventual tournament champion David Bachy of Wesleyan. In the wrestleback round, Cross defeated Nick Watson (Western New England) 6-4, before falling to Logan Russell (Plymouth State) in 2:13, placing fourth overall.

Wheeler Brunschmid (Sherburne, NY) placed fourth overall in the 184 pound weight class, opening the tournament with an 11-6 win over Alex Segal (Wesleyan) before suffering a 16-2 defeat to Jeremy Stuart (Wesleyan) in the semifinal round. In wrestlebacks, Brunschmid defeated Damian Privitera (UC-WES) before falling to Greg Tanny (Bridgewater State) in 1:45, earning fourth place for the tournament.

Wesleyan won the tournament, earning 189 team points, followed by New York University with 152.5, Plymouth State 133, Bridgewater State with 80.5, US Coast Guard 75, Morrisville 30.5, Western New England 25 and Springfield 9.5 team points.

Morrisville State returns to the mats Friday and Saturday at the New York State Wrestling Championships held at SUNY Oswego.

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.