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Brunschmid ranked in preseason ECWC poll

MORRISVILLE, N.Y. – The Empire Collegiate Wrestling Conference (ECWC) recently released its pre-season weight class individual rankings, selecting Morrisville State College sophomore wrestler, Wheeler Brunschmid (Sherburne, NY/Sherburne-Earlville) fifth in the 184 pound weight class.

Brunschmid finished last season with a 12-13 overall record, recording one technical fall, two major decisions and three pins in his freshman campaign.

Majoring in sports, nutrition and fitness management at Morrisville State, Brunschmid is a 2008 graduate of Sherburne-Earlville High School and is the son of Patrick and Kristine Brunschmid of Sherburne, N.Y.

Morrisville State is ranked ninth in the team pre-season poll. Ithaca College tops the poll and is followed by Cortland in second.

The Mustangs open the 2009-10 season with a dual match Saturday, October 31 on the road at the University of Scranton.

Morrisville State begins active membership within the National Collegiate Athletic Association (NCAA), Division III in 2009-10 and is eligible for NCAA Championship Tournament play.

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.