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Delamothe leads Morrisville State at New York State Championships, earns All-State wrestling honors

ITHACA, N.Y. – Sophomore Justin Delamothe (Cross River, NY) finished seventh overall in the 125 pound weight class at the New York State Wrestling Championships held over the weekend at Cornell University, earning All-State honors, while leading Morrisville State to a 17th overall team finish.

Delamothe opened the tournament with a loss in the first round, but rebounded with a 5-3 defeat in the consolations over opponent Jared Lemke (Cortland) and later claimed a medical forfeit for the seventh place finish.

The top eight finishers in each weight class are designated as all-state wrestlers.

Morrisville State finished the tournament with 12.5 points. Cornell won the tournament title with 194 points, followed by Army (158), Buffalo (149.5), Binghamton (143.5) and Ithaca (106) to round out the top five.

In the “B Division” Joe Lanza (Herkimer, NY) finished second overall at 125 pounds, and Andrew Rust (Malone, NY) was third at 197 pounds for the Mustangs.

Morrisville State returns to the mats Friday and Saturday at the Wheaton College Invitational.

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.