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Oswego wrestling closes out home schedule with 22-13 win over Morrisville

Release courtesy of Adele Burk, Oswego SID

OSWEGO, N.Y. - Senior Eric Leusch (Rochester, N.Y.) recorded a pin in 4:27 at 285 pounds to cap off the Oswego State wrestling team’s 22-13 victory over visiting Morrisville on Tuesday night at Max Ziel Gymnasium. The dual meet was also the final home meet for the two seniors on the squad, Leusch and Mike Howard (Oswego, N.Y.), who both
posted victories for the Lakers.

Both squads started the match trading major decisions at 125 and 133 pounds, as Morrisville’s Justin Delmothe defeated Paul Slaver (So., Fulton, N.Y.) 11-2 and Oswego’s Omar Santiago (Fr., Huntington, N.Y.) defeated Akinniran Akinfemi 10-1. At 141 pounds, the Mustangs’ Brian Latham recorded a takedown in the final ten seconds to defeat Chris Payne (So., Farmington, N.Y.) 8-7 plus the riding point for a 9-7 victory.

The Lakers picked up wins in the next three weight classes from Mike Howard at 149 pounds, Nick Rodgers (Jr., Owego, N.Y.) at 157 pounds, and Marc Collins (Jr., Farmington, N.Y.) at 165 pounds. Morrisville’s Zach
McCutcheon responded with a win at 174 pounds to pull the Mustangs to within three points at 13-10. However, Ethan Phillips (So., Sodus, N.Y.) tallied an 8-3 victory at 184 pounds to put Oswego State ahead by six.

After Morrisville won at 197 pounds, the meet came down to the decision at 285 pounds between the Lakers’ Eric Leusch and the Mustangs’ Clarence Sharrock. Leusch pinned Sharrock with 1:33 remaining on the clock in the
second period to give Oswego State the 22-13 win.

Oswego State will next compete at the Empire Collegiate Wrestling Conference Championships on Saturday, Feb. 20.

*Results*

*125: *Justin Delmothe (M) maj. dec. Paul Slaver (O) 11-2

*133: *Omar Santiago (O) maj. dec. Akinniran Akinfemi (M) 10-1

*141: *Brian Latham (M) def. Chris Payne (O) 9-7

*149: *Mike Howard (O) def. Goodson Philippe (M) 7-2

*157: *Nick Rodgers (O) def. Spencer Brady (M) 6-4

*165: *Marc Collins (O) def. Nate Cross (M) 6-3

*174: *Zach McCutcheon (M) def. Gage Banker (O) 8-4

*184: *Ethan Phillips (O) def. Wheeler Brunschmid (M) 8-3

*197: *Henry Petry (M) def. Kyle Sheridan (O) 5-1

*285: *Eric Leusch (O) pinned Clarence Sharrock (M) 4:27