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Morrisville State wrestling places fourth at Scranton Duals

SCRANTON, PA – The Morrisville State College wrestling team placed fourth at the University of Scranton duals Saturday afternoon, as they opened the 2009 season.

Morrisville State opened with a 29-13 match loss to Penn State Dubois in which three wrestlers posted individual wins. Justin DeLamothe (Cross River, NY) pinned Brandon Wiser in 2:30 in the 133 point weight class, and Spencer Brady (Centereach, NY) followed with a 5-2 decision over Bish in the 165 pound weight class. At 184, Wheeler Brunschmid (Sherburne, NY) recorded a 17-4 major decision over Ryan Terwilliger for the win.

Against American International, Brady and Brunschmid each recorded wins in the 34-12 loss to AIC. Brady recorded the 7-6 decision over Babatida Faguyi at 157, while Brunschmid posted a 7-3 decision over CJ Chaika at 184.

Six Mustangs posted team points in Morrisville State’s 33-12 win over Scranton (B), starting with Joseph Lanza (Herkimer, NY) in the 125 pound weight class with a 6-0 decision over Javitz. Brady picked up his third win of the afternoon with a 10-8 decision over Mike Bonomo at 157 and Sam Taylor (Cazenovia, NY) pinned Jake Oliviera in 2:14 for his first win of the day.

DeLamothe, Brunschmid, Henry Petry (Waverly, NY) and Sam O’Donnell (Cortland, NY) each recorded a forfeit in their respective classes.

In the final match of the afternoon, Morrisville State competed against Scranton (A) for third place and fell by a 31-10 decision, claiming fourth overall. Josiah Parker defeated Paul Rajan in the 165 pound weight class by a 5-2 decision and Zachary McCutcheon (Waverly, NY) followed with an 8-5 decision over Matthew Terry at 174 pounds. Brunschmid posted a 13-4 major decision over Nick Genovese at 184.

Apprentice was first overall in team standings on the day, followed by American International and Scranton. Morrisville State claimed fourth, Penn State-Dubois was fifth and Scranton (B) sixth.

Morrisville State returns to the mats next Saturday at the Ithaca College Bomber Invitational. Wrestling begins at 9 a.m.

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.

Individual match results:

Penn St.-Dubois 29, Morrisville 13
125: Andrew Spicer (P) dec. Joseph Lanza, 8-5
133: Justin Delamothe (M) pinned Brandon Wiser (*2:30)
141: Singer (P) maj. dec. Brian Latham, 18-9
149: Casey Hanes (P) maj. dec. Kyle Sears, 12-0
157: Taylor (P) pinned Parker (3:30)
165: Spencer Brady (M) dec. Bish, 5-2
174: Rushmore (P) dec. Zachary McCutheon, 8-7
184: Sherrill Wheeler Brunschmid (M) maj. dec. Ryan Terwilliger, 17-4
197: Sheilds (P) dec. Petry, 4-2
285: Mosher (P) pinned Sharrock (*4:00)

*Estimated time of pin

AIC 34, Morrisville 12
125: Este Lara (A) maj. dec. Justin Delmothe, 10-0
133: Brian Clay (A) pinned Akinniran Akinfemi (5:13)
141: West Johnson (A) won by fft.
149: Robert Merchant (A) pinned Kyle Sears (2:25)
157: Spencer Brady (M) dec. Babatida Fagbuyi, 7-6
165: Ronnie Tetreault (A) pinned Parker (4:21)
174: Zachary McCutcheon (M) pinned Terrell Belcher (2:18)
184: Sherrill Wheeler Brunschmid (M) dec. CJ Chaika, 7-3
197: Mike Ramsey (A) dec. Henry Petry, 3-0
285: Travis Koch (A) dec. Sam O'Donnell, 3-0

Morrisville 33, Scranton (B) 12
125: Joseph Lanza (M) dec. Javitz, 6-0
133: Justin DeLamothe (M) won by fft.
141: Andrew Greco (S) pinned Akinniran Akinfemi (1:30)
149: Jeff Kapica (S) dec. Kyle Sears, 3-2
157: Steve Glickman (S) dec. Parker, 6-3
165: Spencer Brady (M) dec. Mike Bonomo, 10-8
174: Sam Taylor (M) pinned Jake Oliviera (2:14)
184: Sherrill Wheeler Brunschmid (M) won by fft.
197: Henry Petry (M) won by fft.
285: Sam O'Donnell (M) won by fft.

3rd Place: Scranton (A) 31, Morrisville 10
125: Mike Murcia (S) dec. Justin Delamothe, 3-0
133: Vinny Signoriello (S) maj. dec. Joe Lanza, 14-1
141: Mike Ebert (S) pinned Akinniran Akinfemi, (0:41)
149: Frank Siclari (S) dec. Kyle Sears, 6-0
157: Mike Guenther (S) dec. Spencer Brady, 9-5
165: Josiah Parker (M) dec. Paul Rajan, 5-2
174: Zachary McCutcheon (M) dec. Matthew Terry, 8-5
184: Wheeler Brunschmid (M) maj. dec. Nick Genovese, 13-4
197: Joe Williams (S) dec. Henry Petry, 2-0
285: Greg Hoeper (S) dec. Sam O'Donnell, 2-0