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Brunschmid leads Morrisville State wrestling at Bomber Invitational

ITHACA, N.Y. – Morrisville State College sophomore, Wheeler Brunschmid (Sherburne, NY) placed fourth overall in the 184 pound weight class to lead the Mustangs wrestling team to a tenth place finish at the Ithaca College Bomber Invitational Saturday and Sunday in Ithaca.

In the first round, Brunschmid posted a pin over opponent Connor Holmes (Ithaca) and followed with a 5-3 decision over RWU’s Phil Ernest. In the semi-final’s Brunschmid dropped a 11-2 decision to Brennan Ward (Johnson and Wales) and advanced to the third/fourth place round with a 11-3 victory over Ithaca’s Jamie Facenda. Sabino Galassi (NYU) posted a 6-1 decision, giving Brunschmid the fourth place finish.

Ithaca won the invitational with 160 team points, followed by Cortland with 143.5. Other team finishes: Johnson & Wales 99.5, Springfield 93, BYU 88, RWU 83.5, Hunter 54.5, Oswego 51, Centenary 49, and Morrisville State 27.

Morrisville State returns to the mats, November 21st, at the SUNY Oneonta Red Dragon Invitational in Oneonta.

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.