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Morrisville State wrestling posts 1-3 record at North/South Duals at Ursinus

COLLEGEVILLE, PA – The Morrisville State College wrestling team went 1-3 overall at the North/South Wrestling Duals held at Ursinus College on Saturday in Collegeville, PA.

In the first round of the day, six wrestlers posted wins as Morrisville State topped the United States Military Academy Prep 27-16. Joe Lanza (Herkimer, NY) posted a pin over his opponent from the 125 pound weight class in 4:17, and Akinniran Akinfemi (Brooklyn, NY) picked up a forfeit win at 133. Nate Cross (Hudson Falls, NY) topped his 165 pound weight class opponent 6-0 and Zack McCutcheon (Waverly, NY) defeated 174 pound weight class opponent 6-2. Wheeler Brunschmid (Sherburne, NY) posted a forfeit win at 184 and Henry Petry (Waverly, NY) edged out 197 opponent 8-6.

In the second round, Central topped Morrisville 30-9 with two Mustangs posting wins. Spencer Brady (Centereach, NY) posted a 7-3 victory at 157 pounds and Sam O’Donnell (Cortland, NY) followed with a pin in 5:52 in the heavyweight class.

Host Ursinus topped Morrisville State 36-12 in the third round, with Justin DeLamothe (Cross River, NY) picking up an 8-3 decision at 125 pounds. Cross tallied his second win of the day with a 2-0 decision at 157 and O’Donnell collected his second pin of the day at 285, defeating his opponent in 56 seconds.

In the final round, nationally ranked The College of New Jersey handed the Mustangs a 43-6 loss. McCutcheon posted the lone win for Morrisville, pinning his 174 pound weight class opponent in 1:38.

Morrisville State returns to the mats Tuesday, hosting Rochester Institute of Technology in a dual match in Morrisville. Bouts are scheduled to begin at 6 p.m. in the John W. Stewart Center for Student Activities gymnasium on the Morrisville State campus.

Morrisville State College offers more than 80 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.