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Morrisville State wrestling tops RIT 39-15

MORRISVILLE, N.Y. – The Morrisville State College wrestling team won seven of the 10 matches, three on pins, earning the 39-15 victory over visiting RIT in the John W. Stewart Center for Student Activities gymnasium Tuesday night in Morrisville.

Justin DeLamothe (Cross River, NY) opened the match for Morrisville State with a technical fall over Shin Wakabayashi in the 125 pound weight class. Akinniran Akinfemi (Brooklyn, NY) followed with a pin in four minutes at 133 pounds, with Brian Latham (East Greenbush, NY) collecting the pin in 4:36 at 141 pounds.

RIT’s Dominique Graham posted a 9-5 decision over Goodson Phillipe (Brentwood, NY) at 149 before Spencer Brady (Centereach, NY) collected the Mustangs third pin of the night in the 157 pound weight class, in 1:58.

At 165 pounds, Morrisville State’s Nate Cross (Hudson Falls, NY) posted a 10-2 decision over Edgar Vizcarra and RIT’s Zach Feador pinned James Etienne (Maplewood, NJ) in 45 seconds at 174 pounds.

RIT’s Tom Armentano and Morrisville State’s Henry Petry (Waverly, NY) and Sam O’Donnell (Cortland, NY) each posted forfeit wins in the 184, 197 and 285 weight classes, respectively.

Morrisville State (3-7) returns to the mats Saturday at the New York State Championship Tournament at Cornell University.

Match Results:

Morrisville State 39, RIT 15
125: Justin DeLamothe (M) tech. fall Shin Wakabayashi, 17-1 (5:00)
133: Akinniran Akinfemi (M) pin Joe Beaumont, 4:00
141: Brian Latham (M) pin Griffin O’Connor, 4:36 
149: Dominique Graham (RIT) dec. Goodson Phillipe, 9-5 
157: Spencer Brady (M) pin Greg Morton, 1:58
165: Nate Cross (M) maj. dec. Edgar Vizcarra, 10-2 
174: Zach Feador (RIT) pin James Etienne, 0:45 
184: Tom Armentano (RIT), fft
197: Henry Petry (M), fft 
285: Sam O’Donnell (M), fft. 

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.