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Army WP Claims All-Academy Title, Binghamton Wins Two and Much More from the Weekend in NY College Wrestling

By BV, 01/31/16, 5:30PM EST


Here is some of what happened in New York college wrestling this weekend ... we will continue to update as more information becomes available. 


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The Army West Point wrestling team captured its first All-Academy Championship title since 2008 behind four individual championship performances on Saturday.

"I'm so proud of the guys today," said second-year head coach Kevin Ward. "All 10 wrestlers contributed, and every point in every match mattered. We were in a good position heading into the finals, and we rose to the occasion. Having six of our guys in the finals with four champions was a really exciting way to win the tournament."

Army sent six Black Knights to championship bouts, the most of any team in the tournament. Logan Everett (141), Andrew Mendel (165), 19th-ranked Brian Harvey (174) and Bryce Barnes(197) all came away with individual championships, while Russell Parsons Jr. (157) and Samson Imonode (184) placed second. Additionally, Army sent two more wrestlers to the third-place matches. David Farr (285) finished third, and Austin Harry (133) placed fourth.

Everett started the day with a 9-0 major decision before edging out a pair of one-point decisions. The Tioga, Pa., native topped Navy's Nicholas Gil 6-5 in the championship match.

Mendel followed a similar route to Everett on his way to a championship. A 14-4 major decision started his day before a pair of decisions led to the 165-pound crown. The sophomore from Mason, Ohio, used a 7-6 decision over host VMI's Shabaka Johns in the final bout.

Harvey earned the most bonus-points on the day for the Black Knights, earning a technical fall and a major decision. In the finals, the New Palestine, Ind., native faced off against the 18th-ranked 174-pounder in Jadaen Bernstein from Navy. After topping him 2-1 in last year's dual, Harvey came out on top once again, this time to the tune of 4-2.

Barnes earned an 18-1 technical fall in his opening match, but had to sweat out a 6-4 decision in the first sudden-victory period over Marshall Haas of The Citadel. He earned his second-consecutive championship in his final season from his home state with a 6-2 decision.

Parsons Jr. powered his way to the championship bout at 157-pounds for the second-straight year with two major decisions, but ran out of steam in the finals, suffering an 8-3 decision in the first tie breaker.

Imonode earned his second-straight runner-up honors at the All-Academy event after also starting out with a pair of major decisions. A 14-4 win over Derek Thurman of VMI led to a 10-2 bonus point win over Air Force's William Baker thanks to a late surge. He would suffer the team's only result by fall of the day, in the finals against Matthew Miller of Navy.

Farr opened the tournament with a 17-2 technical fall before being sent to the consolation bracket due to an 8-2 decision. A sudden-victory over Navy's Nick Mabry allowed the Cornwall, N.Y., native to place in the tournament. He powered his way to a 5-3 decision in the third-place match.

Harry battled back after dropping his first match and captured a 15-2 major decision to place in his first appearance at the event.


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The U.S. Merchant Marine Academy wrestling team finished sixth overall at the All-Academy championships and placed best out of the three Division III teams that competed (Coast Guard and Norwich were the others), and therefore were crowned the D3 Team Champions.

Five Mariners earned victories at the very competitive event. A big highlight of the day was freshman Kimo Dial's 9-2 decision victory in the quarterfinals of the 133-pound bracket over Division I wrestler Austin Harry from Army.

Also picking up wins were senior Mike Mui at 125 with a pin in 43 seconds over Norwich's Jacob Forsman in his first consolation match, junior Nathan Twito at 149 with a consolation round victory over Norwich's James Duncan via a 15-4 major decision, senior Ricky Fisher at 197 with a 2-0 decision over Coast Guard's Phil Azzari in the first consolation match and freshman Brandon Joest at 285 with a 5-0 decision over Kevin Painten from Coast Guard, also in his first consolation match.


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The Binghamton wrestling team won, 36-6, at Ithaca Saturday afternoon. Jack McKeever and Jacob Nicholson each won by fall, while seven other Bearcats recorded victories.
After dropping the first bout of the day, BU rallied with nine straight wins to defeat Division III's ninth-ranked team Saturday. Nicholson pinned Bryan Israel at the 6:56 mark of their 133-pound match.
At 141 pounds, Dylan Caruana followed with a 7-3 sudden victory over Nick Wahba. Jesse Dellavecchia continued the Bearcats' string with a 3-2 decision over Dan Pak.
Vincent DePrez collected an 18-3 technical fall in his 157-pound bout and then Anthony DePrez posted a 10-2 major decision at 165 pounds. At 174 pounds, McKeever pinned Jaison White in 2:21, giving BU a 27-6 advantage.
Steve Schneider made it seven straight with a 4-0 decision at 184 pounds. Mark Tracy continued his recent streak of stellar wrestling, taking down Zack Conner, 15-8. Connor Calkins wrapped up the contest with a 6-0 win at heavyweight.
125: Jimmy Kaishian (Ithaca) pin Steven Bulzomi (BU), 4:38 (6-0 Ithaca)
133: Jacob Nicholson (BU) pin Bryan Israel (Ithaca), 6:56 (6-6)
141: Dylan Caruana (BU) dec. Nick Wahba (Ithaca), 7-3 SV-1 (9-6 BU)
149: Jesse Dellavecchia (BU) dec. Dan Pak (Ithaca), 3-2 (12-6 BU)
157: Vincent DePrez (BU) tech. fall Anthony Fano (Ithaca), 18-3 (17-6 BU)
165: Anthony DePrez (BU) maj. dec. Nick Velez (Ithaca), 10-2 (21-6 BU)
174: Jack McKeever (BU) pin Jaison White (Ithaca), 2:21 (27-6 BU)
184: Steve Schneider (BU) dec. Carlos Toribio (Ithaca), 4-0 (30-6 BU)
197: Mark Tracy (BU) dec. Zack Conner (Ithaca), 15-8 (33-6 BU)
285: Connor Calkins (BU) dec. Matt Booth (Ithaca), 6-0 (36-6 BU)


On Sunday, Binghamton hammered Sacred Heart, 38-4. Nine Bearcats won, as Jesse Dellavecchia and Anthony DePrez each tallied pins at the West Gym.
Jacob Nicholson put together a stellar match against Tim Johnson in their 133-pound bout. Nicholson dominated from the start, recording takedowns and earning back points on his way to a 19-0 technical fall.
At 141 pounds, Caruana handled Alex Harnsberger, 12-6.  Dellavecchia was aggressive immediately, earning back points early in the first frame. He later claimed the pin to earn six points for the Bearcats, who took a 14-4 advantage.
Vincent DePrez posted an 8-2 win over Casey Mitchell in their 157-pound bout. DePrez scored early and created plenty of separation on his way to the victory.
In his 165-pound contest, Anthony DePrez had a stellar showing, pinning Matt Fisher at 1:45. Jack McKeever asserted himself in the first minute of his 174-pound match with Johnny Vrasidas, notching two takedowns, and went on to a 12-4 major decision for BU.
At 184 pounds, Steve Schneider added another major before Mark Tracy did the same, 16-8 at 197. At heavyweight, Connor Calkins pulled out a 3-2 decision over Ray Sherwood, clinching the final margin for the Bearcats.
At 125 pounds, Steven Bulzomi fell, 14-4, to Gerard Daly.


The Columbia wrestling team was victorious in four of 10 matches as Harvard came away with a win on Friday, 22-14. 

Harvard got off to a fast start, picking up bonus points in two of the first three matches. Dan Reed got the Lions on the board with a comeback 8-5 win at 149, followed by a major decision from Markus Scheidel at 157.


125: Hellickson TF Carter, 18-0 (5-0, Harvard)
133: Ott dec. Amenta, 3-0 (8-0 Harvard)
141: Preston MD Ward, 15-2 (12-0 Harvard)
149: Reed dec. Hogan, 8-5 (12-3 Harvard)
157: Scheidel MD Tarsi, 12-2 (12-7 Harvard)
165: Gobbo dec. White, 9-3 (15-7 Harvard)
174: Johnson dec. Hernandez, 9-7 (SO 2) (18-7 Harvard)
184: Fetchet dec. Mocco, 3-2 (SV-1 (2nd 30 sec rideout) (18-10 Harvard)
197: Popple MD Hembury, 9-0 (22-10 Harvard)
HWT: Ryan MD Cowell, 9-0 (22-14 Harvard)


On Sunday, Columbia dropped a 19-16 match to Duke, before topping the host team, American, 28-9, on the road.

Against the Blue Devils, the Lions were able to win five of the ten matches, but bonus points at 141 and 197 helped Duke to the team victory.

Columbia was able to score some bonus points of their own early in the dual, when Angelo Amenta tallied an 8-0 major decision at 133. After Duke won the next pair of matches, Markus Scheidel started a three-match winning streak for Columbia with a 7-4 decision over Connor Bass at 157.

Trailing 5-2 going into the final period, Tyrel White had a big challenge at 165 against No. 18 Jake Faust. White earned a point on an escape, then with 33 seconds left in the period, made it a one-point deficit after Faust got hit with stalling for the second time. With 10 seconds remaining, the Columbia sophomore secured a takedown to earn a 6-5 victory.

Zack Hernandez picked up a 5-1 win at 174, aided by a third period reversal after he chose the down position. Garrett Ryan then took care of Brendan Walsh in the last bout of the match, 3-1, thanks to a takedown in the third.

Columbia came away victorious in eight of 10 matches against American, including wins in the final seven matches of the day.

After a loss at 125, Amenta again got the Lions on the board with a 6-2 decision over Esteban Gomez-Rivera. Dan Reed started the streak with a 6-1 decision at 149, followed by a 3-2 win for Scheidel over No. 11 John Boyle.

White matched Scheidel’s 3-2 win at 165, before Hernandez shut out Michael Eckhart in a 5-0 triumph at 174.

At 184, Mike Fetchet kept it going in a 7-3 win, before Troy Hembury and Garrett Ryan finished off the Eagles with bonus points. Hembury came away with a 13-0 major decision at 197 and Ryan earned a pin at 1:34 to give Columbia the 28-9 win.

Duke 19, Columbia 16

125 – Thayer Atkins (D) dec. Britain Carter (C), 5-1

133 – Angelo Amenta (C) major dec. Brandon Leyaud, 8-0

141 – Zach Finesilver (D) major dec. Sam Ward, 8-0

149 – No. 12 Mitch Finesilver (D) dec. Dan Reed (C), 7-4

157 – Markus Scheidel (C) dec. Connor Bass, 7-4

165 – Tyrel White (C) dec. No. 18 Jake Faust, 6-5

174 – Zack Hernandez (C) dec. Brian Dorsey, 5-1

184 – Trey Adamson (D) dec. Mike Fetchet, 3-1

197 – No. 5 Conner Hartman (D) fall Troy Hembury, 2:35

HWT – Garrett Ryan (C) dec. Brendan Walsh, 3-1

Columbia 28, American 9

125 – No. 8 David Terao (A) fall Britain Carter (C), 1:00

133 – Angelo Amenta (C) dec. Esteban Gomez-Rivera (A), 6-2

141 – Tyler Scotton (A) dec. Will Kui, 9-5

149 – Dan Reed (C) dec. Cole Moseley, 6-1

157 – Markus Scheidel (C) dec. No. 11 John Boyle, 3-2

165 – Tyrel White (C) dec. Mitchell Wightman, 3-2

174 – Zack Hernandez (C) dec. Michael Eckhart, 5-0

184 – Mike Fetchet (C) dec. Jason Grimes, 7-3

197 – Troy Hembury (C) major dec. Joe Salvi, 13-0

HWT – Garrett Ryan (C) fall Jake Scanlan, 1:34


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The College at Brockport Wrestling team finished the day a perfect 3-0 during the WPI Duals as they beat Southern Maine, Plymouth State and WPI on Saturday afternoon. Several Golden Eagles wrestled in all three duals while also finishing a perfect 3-0.

Brockport is whipping into shape as its winter lineup has continuously dominated opponents in recent weeks. Cole Tristram finished the day with three victories all by means of pin while Eric Velez, Sean O'Hagan, Michael Falcon, Tyler Lusht, Jeff Palmeri and Triston Engle also went undefeated.

The closest dual came against host Worcester Polytechnic as the Golden Eagles held a narrow 10-6 lead after its first five matches. Falcon and Lusht got the Green and Gold back on track with close decision victories before Palmeri scored a major decision victory to put Brockport ahead permanently. Engle and Tristram finished out the match with pins to push Brockport ahead 31-6.

Brockport 46 – Southern Maine 6

125 - Asher Kramer (BRO) Tech Fall Casey Abshire (USM) 18-1 (6:46) 5-0

133 - Eric Velex (BRO) Won by Forfeit 11-0

141 - Sean O'Hagan (BRO) Pinned Brendan Weir (USM) 0:30 17-0

149 Daniel Del Gallo (USM) Dec. Jordan Dyer (BRO) 6-4 17-3

157 CJ Luth (USM) Dec. Josh Brabon (BRO) 8-2 17-6

165 Michael Falcon (BRO) Pinned Matt Wheeler (USM) 1:02 23-6

174 Tyler Lusht (BRO) Pinned Aaron Weiss (USM) 2:55 29-6

184 Jeff Palmeri (BRO) Tech Fall Steven Corio (USM) 20-5 (2:12) 34-6

197 Triston Engle (BRO) Pinned Mark Slusher (USM) 0:44 40-6

285 Cole Tristram (BRO) Pinned Mike Risti (USM) 1:38 46-6

Brockport 49 – Plymouth State 6

125 - Dillon Stowell (BRO) Pinned Joey Aumann (PSU) 6:47 6-0

133 - Eric Velex (BRO) Pinned Adam Correia (PSU) 1:27 12-0

141 - Sean O'Hagan (BRO) Tech Fall Zac Cassidy (PSU) 16-0 (3:20) 17-0

149 - Scott Zimmerman (PSU) Win by DQ Jordan Dyer (BRO) 17-6

157 - Josh Brabon (BRO) Won by Forfeit 23-6

165 - Michael Falcon (BRO) Won by Forfeit 29-6

174 - Tyler Lusht (BRO) Dec. Matt Froio (PSU) 7-0 32-6

184 - Jeff Palmeri (BRO) Tech Fall Justin Montgomery (PSU) 16-1 (2:39) 37-6

197 - Triston Engle (BRO) Won by Forfeit 43-6

285 - Cole Tristram (BRO) Pinned Alex Cesare (PSU) 2:30 49-6

Brockport 31 – Worcester Polytechnic 6

125 – Brian Amato (WP) Dec. Asher Kramer (BRO) 3-2 0-3

133 – Eric Velez (BRO) Dec. Patrick Lacroix (WP) 8-5 3-3

141 – Sean O'Hagan (BRO) MD Peter Nash (WP) 17-7 7-3

149 – Jordan Dyer (BRO) Dec. Jack Nigro (WP) 5-2 10-3

157 – Grayson DeLuca (WP) Dec. Josh Brabon (BRO) 7-3 10-6

165 – Michael Falcon (BRO) Dec. Justin Marsh (WP) 4-1 13-6

174 – Tyler Lusht (BRO) Dec. Lucas Muntz (WP) 7-4 16-6

184 – Jeff Palmeri (BRO) MD Dan Wesley (WP) 12-2 20-6

197 – Triston Engle (BRO) Pinned Joe Pizzuto (WP) 0:39 26-6

285 – Cole Tristram (BRO) Pinned Austin Shrewsbury (WP) 4:35 32-6

1 point team deduction = Brockport 31 – Worcester Polytechnic 6


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The nationally sixth-ranked Cortland wrestling team overcame an 8-0 deficit and defeated Nassau Community College 29-15 Saturday afternoon at Moffett Gym. Prior to the match, the Red Dragons celebrated the final home match for a group of seven seniors. 

Josh Antoine earned a 15-3 major decision for Nassau over freshman Hector Guerrero at 125 pounds and Chris Meloni topped junior Andrew Roden 17-6 for a major decision for the Lions at 133 pounds. Nassau then forfeited the 141-pound weight class leaving the score 8-6.

At 149 pounds, sophomore Greg Chery earned an 11-4 decision for the Red Dragons. Nassau answered with an 11-6 decision for Mike Dusold over sophomore Adrian Berry at 157 pounds. Junior Bobby Dierna, ranked first nationally at 157 pounds, earned a 23-7 technical fall in 5:33 at 165 pounds for Cortland and the Lions forfeited the 174-pound weight class leaving the score 20-11.

Deuly Espinal defeated Cortland senior Joe Cataldo with a 13-2 major decision but Cortland would win the final two bouts. Fourth-ranked Joe Giaramita pinned his opponent in 2:48 for the Red Dragons in the 197-pound weight class and junior Tyler Lilly earned a 4-2 decision at 285 pounds to close out the scoring.  

On Friday night, Cortland earned a 29-13 victory over Delaware Valley. After losing the first two matches, the Red Dragons then went on to win the next five bouts.

The box scores for both duals are below:

Cortland 29, Nassau C.C. 15
125 – Josh Antoine (NAS) major dec. Hector Guerrero, 15-3
133 – Chris Meloni (NAS) major dec. Andrew Roden, 17-6
141 – Matt Norris (CORT) won by forfeit
149 – Greg Chery (CORT) dec. John Sherlock, 11-4 
157 – Mike Dusold (NAS) dec. Adrian Berry, 11-6   
165 – Bobby Dierna (CORT) tech. fall Sam Schwartzapfel, 23-7 (5:33) 
174 – Lou Puca (CORT) won by forfeit 
184 – Deuly Espinal (NAS) major dec. Joe Cataldo, 13-2
197 – Joe Giaramita (CORT) pinned Daniel Joseph, 2:48
285 – Tyler Lilly (CORT) dec. Jenard Rosemond, 4-2  

Cortland 29, Delaware Valley 13
125 – Brenden Velez (DV) dec. Hector Guerrero, 6-0
133 – Conor Kirkegard (DV) dec. Andrew Roden, 5-0
141 – Derak Heyman (CORT) dec. Tim Ambacher, 5-2
149 – Austin Whitney (CORT) pinned Nick Menkin, 4:12 
157 – Bobby Dierna (CORT) tech. fall Anthony Snyder, 21-5 (2:24)  
165 – Colin Barber (CORT) dec. Sekou Harris, 8-3 
174 – Lou Puca (CORT) pinned Chris Jastrzebski, 3:16  
184 – Nick Della Fera (DV) dec. Mike Beckwith, 5-1
197 – Joe Giaramita (CORT) pinned Josh Richardson, 1:31
285 – Zach Roseberry (DV) major dec. Nicholas Lupi, 12-3 


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Jimmy Kaishian won both of his matches Saturday as the nationally-ranked Ithaca College wrestling team split a pair of duals against Delaware Valley and Binghamton University.

Ithaca, ranked ninth in the country by the National Wrestling Coaches' Association (NWCA) defeated Delaware Valley by a score of 43-4 before falling in the day's second match, 36-6 against Division I Binghamton inside the Ben Light Gymnasium.

Hosting Delaware Valley, the Bombers won the first nine bouts with three pins, one technical fall, and two major decisions included in the spurt.

Kaishian, a co-captain, set the tone for the match with Delaware Valley, scoring early and often en route to a 24-7 technical fall win in seven minutes at 125 pounds.  

Sophomore Bryan Israel earned a 9-1 major decision victory at 133, and junior Nick Wahba followed with a 7-3 decision victory at 141.

Senior Dan Pak pounced on his opponent at 149 early and emerged with a pin in 1:14, and classmate Eamonn Gaffney added a 6-0 win on decision at 157 as the Bombers raced out to a 21-0 lead.

Sophomore Nick Velez recorded another early-bout pin, winning in 1:30 at 165. Sophomore Jaison White won on a medical forfeit at 174 before junior Carlos Toribio emerged with a dominant 9-1, major decision triumph at 184.

At 197, freshman Jake Ashcraft, the reigning Empire Collegiate Wrestling Conference (ECWC) Rookie of the Week, secured a pin in 5:52 for his 26th win of the year, which ranks second on the squad.

Ithaca suffered its only loss of the dual at 285 to complete the scoring.

On Friday night, the nationally-ranked Ithaca College wrestling team handed Nassau Community College, the defending NJCAA Division III national champions, a 28-16 defeat inside the Ben Light Gymnasium.

Senior Zack Conner secured a pin at 197 and freshman Jake O'Brien added a 3-2 decision victory at 285 as Ithaca rallied from an early 9-0 deficit to secure the win.

Freshman Jawan Jones secured a 12-9 decision at 149 and sophomore Nick Velez added a 15-1 major decision win at 165 to spark Ithaca.

Ithaca also picked up a pair of forfeit wins on the day at both 141 (Nick Wahba) and 174 (Nik Hansen).

Following a loss at 157, Velez took a 6-0 lead over Sam Schwartzapel at 165 thanks to a takedown late in the second. He added a pair of takedowns halfway through the third and secured a 15-1 major decision win to stake the Bombers to a 13-12 lead.

Following a forfeit win at 174, Ithaca took a 19-12 lead into the 184-pound match. Ithaca suffered a loss at 184, but senior Zack Conner delivered a pin in 1:32 at 197 to put the Bombers ahead 25-16 heading into the final match.

Ithaca 28, Nassau Community College 16
125: Josh Antonie (Nassau Community College) wins 7-2 decision vs. Ferdinand Mase (Ithaca)
133: Chris Meloni (Nassau) pinned Henry Beaman (Ithaca) in 5:57
141: Nick Wahba (Ithaca) wins by forfeit
149: Jawan Jones (Ithaca) wins 12-9 decision vs. John Sherlock (Nassau)
157: Mike Dusold (Nassau) wins 13-11 decision vs. Eamonn Gaffney (Ithaca)
165: Nick Velez (Ithaca) wins 15-1 major decision vs. Sam Schwartzapel (Nassau)
174: Nik Hansen (Ithaca) wins by forfeit
184: Deuly Espinal (Nassau) wins 12-4 major decision vs. Liam Korbul (Ithaca)
197: Zack Conner (Ithaca) pinned Daniel Joseph (Nassau) in 1:32
285: Jake O'Brien (Ithaca) wins 3-2 decision vs. Jenard Rosemond (Nassau)

Ithaca 43, Delaware Valley 4
125: Jimmy Kaishian (Ithaca) wins 24-7 technical fall vs. Brenden Velez (Delaware Valley)
133: Bryan Israel (Ithaca) wins 9-1 major decision vs. Connor Kirkegard (Delaware Valley)
141: Nick Wahba (Ithaca) wins 7-3 vs. Tim Ambacher (Delaware Valley)
149: Dan Pak (Ithaca) pins Nick Menkin (Delaware Valley) in 1:14
157: Eamonn Gaffney (Ithaca) wins 6-0 vs. Sekou Harris (Delaware Valley)
165: Nick Velez (Ithaca) pins Anthony Snyder (Delaware Valley) in 1:30
174: Jaison White (Ithaca) wins by medical default vs. Chris Jastrzebski (Delaware Valley)
184: Carlos Toribio (Ithaca) wins 9-1 major decision vs. Nick Della Fera (Delaware Valley)
197: Jake Ashcraft (Ithaca) pins vs. Josh Richardson (Delaware Valley) in 5:52
285: Zach Roseberry (Delaware Valley) wins 12-2 major decision vs. Matt Booth (Ithaca)

Binghamton 36, Ithaca 6
125: Jimmy Kaishian (Ithaca) pins Steven Bulzomi (Binghamton) in 4:38
133: Jacob Nicholson (Binghamton) pins Bryan Israel (Ithaca) in 6:56
141: Dylan Caruana (Binghamton) wins 7-3 in SV-1 vs. Nick Wahba (Ithaca)
149: Jesse Dellavecchia (Binghamton) wins 3-2 vs. Dan Pak (Ithaca)
157: Vincent DePrez (Binghamton) wins 18-3 technical fall in 5:00 vs. Anthony Fano (Ithaca)
165: Anthony DePrez (Binghamton) wins 10-2 major decision vs. Nick Velez (Ithaca)
174: Jack McKeever (Binghamton) pins Jaison White (Ithaca) in 2:21
184: Steve Schneider (Binghamton) wins 4-0 vs. Carlos Toribio (Ithaca)
197: Mark Tracy (Binghamton) wins 15-8 decision vs. Zack Conner (Ithaca)
285: Connor Calkins (Binghamton) wins 6-0 decision vs. Matt Booth (Ithaca)


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The New York University wrestling team went 3-0 on Saturday, defeating both opponents at the Gettysburg Quad in Gettysburg, PA, in the afternoon and then traveling to Muhlenberg College in Allentown, PA, and posting another win in the evening.

The grapplers defeated Johns Hopkins University 27-10 and host Gettysburg College 31-6 in the afternoon, then Muhlenberg on Saturday night 44-3. 

"We came out attacking today and we tried to put points on the board in all of our matches," said Senior Assistant Coach Corey Luce. "Everyone stepped up."

Senior captain Dylan Lojac, junior Nathan Pike and sophomore Raymond Jazikoff all went 3-0 during the eventful day.

"Our goal at the beginning of the week was to win the rest of our dual meets this season," said Luce. "This was a great start."


- Pike won two of his matches by technical falls.

- Lojac, competing at 165 pounds, produced two falls.

- Jazikoff, wrestling at 157 pounds, recorded two wins by major decision.

- Pike (141, 133) and junior William Gockel-Figge (184, 197) were victorious in two weight classes.

"It was a different type of experience for all of us, competing at two different locations," said Head Coach Bruce Haberli. "But, the guys were up to the task and were pretty dominant throughout."


Both LIU Post and the College of Mount St. Vincent had wrestlers take the mat the USC Wildcat Open over the weekend.

A pair of LIU Post wrestlers won their brackets -  Joe Calderone (133) and TJ Fabian (149). Calderone went 4-0 with two bonus wins, while Fabian beat a pair of Division 1 wrestlers from Brown, including a 9-0 major in the finals.

Also making the title bout for the squad were Jackson Mordente at 157 and Ron King at 184, while Jake Horton (197) and James Louison (285) nabbed third. Juan Diaz picked up a fourth place finish at 174.


At the Jamestown Community College Open, the host squad was led by champion Nate Skonieczny at 149 pounds.

Gannon had the most champions, with three: Alex Shaffer, Jake Stratton and Nick Budd. Meanwhile, Niagara CCC saw both Kyle McGregor and Scott McGregor win their brackets, at 133 and 141, respectively. 

Additional champs included Brockport's Dillon Stowell at 125, Tyler Mattison at 197 and Penn State Fayette's Ethan Kenney (157) and Penn State New Kensington's Phil Marra (184). 


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The SUNY Oneonta wrestling team traveled to Wilkes University to compete in a Quad Meet on Sunday. The Red Dragons went 3-0 beating West Virginia Tech, Scranton and Alfred State.
The Red Dragons were led by sophomore Anthony Messina and senior Evan Wallace who both went 3-0. Messina won all of his matches by decision and Wallace won his first and third match by pins. Freshman Matthew Doty went 2-0 with two decisions over WV Tech and Alfred State.

Oneonta 33, WV Tech 13
125 – D. DeGraba (O) wins by forfeit  
133 –  A. Messina (O) dec. P. Gonzales (W) 8-2
141 – R. Pritt (W) wins by forfeit
149 – M. Marino (O) dec. J. Paul (W) 7-6
157 – C. Lacey (W) major dec. T. Marrone (O) 12-4
165 – E. Wallace (O) fall C. Palmer (W) 4:30
174 – S. Gillen (O) fall C. Rowe (W) 2:52
184 – L. Lange (O) wins by forfeit
197 – T. Nance (W) dec. A. Marino (O) 3-2
285 – M. Doty (O) dec. J. Boarman (W) 3-1
Oneonta 19, Scranton 17
125 – D. DeGraba (O) dec. B. Davis (S) 4-0
133 – A. Messina (O) dec. N. DePierro (S) 3-2
141 – L. Gallagher (S) wins by forfeit
149 – M. Marino (O) dec D. O'Neil (S) 5-1
157 – I. Evans (S) major. Dec T. Marrone (O) 14-2
165 – E. Wallace (O) dec. Z. D'Apolito (S) 17-11
174 – S. Gillen (O) major dec. A. Gombas (S) 12-4
184 – D. D'Agostini (S) major dec. L. Lange (O) 12-3
197 – P. Pietri (O) dec. S. Montuori (S) 4-1
285 – E. Calimano (S) dec. A. Groesbeck (O) 6-3
Oneonta 28, Alfred 15
125 – R. Thierman (A) dec. D. DeGraba (O) 6-4
133 – A. Messina (O) dec. M. Boyle (A) 3-2
141 – A. Parker (A) wins by forfeit
149 – M. Marino (O) wins by forfeit
157 – T. Marrone (O) wins by forfeit
165 – E. Wallace (O) fall B. Engebretson (A) 2:35
174 – G. VanValen (A) dec S. Gillen (O) 6-4
184 – B. Haggerty (A) dec. L. Lange (O) 5-2
197 – A. Marino (O) wins by forfeit
285 – M. Doty (O) dec. R. Andrews (A) 5-3




The RIT wrestling team went 1-2 at the Wilkes Quad Meet hosted by Wilkes University on Sunday afternoon. RIT dropped its first two matches to Scranton, 24-18, and host Wilkes, 35-15. RIT would rebound to defeat West Virginia University of Technology, 29-15.

Dempsey King and Joe Cutugno each won three matches to lead the Tigers on Sunday. 

Scranton 24, RIT 18
125 – A. Flanagan (R) dec. B. Davis (S) 10-4
133 – N. DePierro (S) fall I. Ocasio 1:18
141 – J. Sepor (R) dec. L. Gallagher (S) 7-4
149 – D. King (R) fall D. O'Neil (S) 2:05
157 – I. Evans (S) dec. K. Feeney (R) 7-4
165 – J. Cutugno (R) dec. Z. D'Apolito (S) 3-1
174 – J. Donahue (R) dec. A. Gombas (S) 7-3
184 – D. D'Agostini (S) dec. M. Callahan (R) 9-4
197 – D. Fisher (S) wins by forfeit
285 – E. Calimano (S) fall K. Patten (R) 5:54

Wilkes 35, RIT 15
125 – M. Fleck (W) tech. fall A.Flanagan (R) 17-2 (3:13) 
133 – R. Gilson (W) tech. fall I. Ocasio (R) 16-0 (2:05)
141 – T. Stokes (W) dec. J. Sepor (R) 3-1 (OT)
149 – D. King (R) fall M. Fuller (W) 1:30
157 – N. Racanelli major dec. K. Feeney (R) 12-3
165 – J. Cutugno (R) dec. J. Ilvento (W) 5-2
174 – J. Donahue (R) fall M. Judge (W) 4:58
184 – K. Diesel (W) wins by forfeit
197 – N. Dawson (W) wins by forfeit
285 – K. Gildner (W) fall K. Patten (R) 5:16

RIT 29, WV Tech 15
125 –   A. Flanagan (R) wins by forfeit
133 – P. Gonzales (W) dec. I. Ocasio (R) 3-0
141 – J. Sepor (R) tech. fall R. Pritt (W) 18-3
149 – D. King (R) fall J. Paul (W) (N/A)
157 – C. Lacey (W) dec. K. Feeney (R) 6-5
165 – J. Cutugno (R) dec. C. Palmer (W) 9-7
174 – C. Rowe (W) dec. J. Donahue (R) 13-11
184 – M. Callahan (R) wins by forfeit
197 – T. Nance (W) wins by forfeit
285 – K. Patten (R) dec N. Julian (W) 8-6




The Alfred State wrestling team went 1-2 at the Wilkes Quad on Sunday afternoon. The Pioneers defeated West Virginia Tech 24-21, fell 38-9 to the hosts, and lost 28-15 to Oneonta.

In their opener, the Pioneers fell to #18 ranked Wilkes. The Colonels took the first six matches of the day to take control of the match. Alfred State's George VanValen earned a pin in 4:32 in the 174 lb. match to get the Pioneers on the board while Riley Andrews won 10-0 in the heavyweight bout. 

Versus WV Tech, the Pioneers took the first three matches to take 12-0 lead. Michael Boyle earned a forfeit at 125, Ryan Thierman won a 3-2 decision at 133, and Austin Parker won 10-8.

After an injury default at 149 and a forfeit at 157 tied it, Konnor Kremer earned a 2-0 victory at 165. WV Tech took the match at 174 to tie it at 15-15 before the teams traded forfeits at 184 and 197 to knot it up heading into the heavyweight match. Andrews earned his second victory, 3-1 to clinch the Pioneer victory.


Wilkes 38, Alfred 9

125 – M. Fleck (W) tech. fall M. Boyle (A) 16-0 (1:31)

133 – S. Mass (W) dec. H. Schmieder (A) 8-7

141 – J. Ritter (W) fall A. Parker (A) 2:48

149 – C. Fleming (W) fall S. Holder (A) 5:18

157 – N. Racanelli (W) wins by forfeit

165 – M. Judge (W) dec. K. Kremer (A) 4-3

174 – G. VanValen (A) fall J. Brook (W) 4:32

184 – K. Diesel (W) dec. B. Haggerty (A) 9-3

197 – N. Dawson (W) wins by forfeit

285 – R. Andrews (A) major dec. J. Huling (W) 10-0

Alfred 24, WV Tech 21

125 – M. Boyle (A) wins by forfeit

133 – R. Thierman (A) dec. P. Gonzales (W) 3-2

141 – A. Parker (A) dec. R. Pritt (W) 10-8

149 – S. Holder inj. default J. Paul

157 – C. Lacey (W) wins by forfeit

165 – K. Kremer (A) dec. C. Palmer (W) 2-0

174 – C. Rowe (W) dec. G. VanValen (A) 4-3

184 – B. Haggerty (A) wins by forfeit

197 – T. Nance (W) wins by forfeit

285 – R. Andrews (A) dec. J. Boarman (W) 3-1

Oneonta 28, Alfred 15

125 – R. Thierman (A) dec. D. DeGraba (O) 6-4

133 – A. Messina (O) dec. M. Boyle (A) 3-2

141 – A. Parker (A) wins by forfeit

149 – M. Marino (O) wins by forfeit

157 – T. Marrone (O) wins by forfeit

165 – E. Wallace (O) fall B. Engebretson (A) 2:35

174 – G. VanValen (A) dec S. Gillen (O) 6-4

184 – B. Haggerty (A) dec. L. Lange (O) 5-2

197 – A. Marino (O) wins by forfeit

285 – M. Doty (O) dec. R. Andrews (A) 5-3