15th Annual Empire Collegiate Wrestling Conference Championship

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					15th Annual
Empire Collegiate
Wrestling Conference
Championship




Brockport Golden Eagles
Cortland Red Dragons
Ithaca Bombers          Oneonta Red Dragons
                             Oswego Lakers
                                   RIT Tigers




                     Saturday, February 18
               Whitney T. Corey Gymnasium
                             SUNY Cortland
         EMPIRE COLLEGIATE WRESTLING CONFERENCE CHAMPIONSHIP STAFF
Host Athletic Director ................................................................................. Dr. Joan Sitterly
Tournament Director............................................................................................. Mike Urtz
Scorer and Seeding Coordinator ...................................................................... Kristin Clark
Public Address Announcer ............................................................................... Dan Surdam
Championship Officials............................................................................ George Chilmonk
                                                                                                                  Rick Cole
                                                                                                                 Bill Doran
                                                                                                       Matt Sorochinsky
Host Athletic Trainer ......................................................................................Sonya Comins
Host Sports Information ......................................................................................... Fran Elia
                                                                                                             Dan Surdam

On the cover: 2005 ECWC 174-pound champion Stef Sair. (Photo: Darl Zehr Photography)


        EMPIRE COLLEGIATE WRESTLING CONFERENCE CHAMPIONSHIP SCORING

Tournament Scoring                                                        Individual bout points are earned in the following ways:

Each wrestler earns individual placement points toward                        Take down .........................................2 points
the team score as follows:                                                    Escape ................................................. 1 point
                                                                              Reversal ..............................................2 points
                                                                              Near fall (back points) ..............2, 3 or 4 points
  1st        2nd         3rd         4th         5th         6th
                                                                              * Advantage time ................................ 1 point
  12         10           9           7           6           4
                                                                          * Advantage (riding) time is awarded if a wrestler
In addition to placement points, a team earns                             accumulates one minute or more in the advantage
advancement points for wrestlers who win bouts and                        position than his opponent does. A maximum of one
advance into the next round on the following basis:                       point is awarded for advantage time.

Championship bracket victory .................... 1 point                 A fall, which ends the bout, occurs when a wrestler holds
Consolation bracket victory ....................... ½ point               his opponent’s shoulders or scapula to the mat for one
                                                                          second. A default occurs when a wrestler is unable to
Type of decision                                                          continue for any reason.
Fall ..........................................................2 points
                                                                          In the event that the competitors are tied at the end of
Default .....................................................2 points     three regular periods, they will wrestle a sudden-victory
Forfeit .......................................................2 points   period a maximum of one minute in length with no rest
Disqualification .........................................2 points        between the regular bout and sudden-victory period. The
Technical Fall (win by 15 or more points)                                 sudden-victory period begins with both wrestlers in the
     With near fall .................................1 ½ points           neutral position. The wrestler who scores the first point(s)
     Without near fall ................................. 1 point          wins the bout.
Major Decision (win by 8-14 points) ........... 1 point
                                                                          If no winner has been decided at the end of the sudden-
Match                                                                     victory period, two 30-second tiebreaker periods will be
                                                                          wrestled. Starting position for the tiebreaker period is
                                                                          determined following regulation. Advantage time will be
Collegiate wrestling consists of an opening three-minute                  recorded.
period followed by two two-minute periods. Wrestlers
begin in stand-up neutral positions. A coin toss decides                  If the score remains tied after the 30-second tiebreaker
which contestant has his choice of position in the second                 periods, a second round of overtime begins with another
period. The wrestler with the choice option can select up,                one-minute sudden-victory period. If no points are
down or neutral positions or defer. The competitor who                    scored, two more 30-second tiebreaker periods will be
does not choose a position in the second period has the                   wrestled with advantage time recorded. If the score
choice of up, down or neutral in the third period.                        remains tied at the end of the second overtime, time
                                                                          advantage shall be used to determine the winner.
SUNY BROCKPORT                                        “Golden Eagles”               SUNY CORTLAND                                             “Red Dragons”
Name ............................... Wt.    Yr.   Hometown/High School              Name ............................... Wt.     Yr.   Hometown/High School
Greg Angierski .................. 149       Fr.   Depew/Depew                       Manny Alayon .................. 141          Fr.   North Rockland/North Rockland
Robert Beauchamp ........... 184            Fr.   Lockwood/Spencer-Van Etten        Phil Archer ........................ 197     So.   Shirley/William Floyd
Pat Bennett ....................... 285     Sr.   Syracuse/Marcellus                Buddy Blackford................ 141          Fr.   South Jefferson/South Jefferson
John Bonaldi ..................... 141      Fr.   Rochester/Greece Olympia          Jason Chase ...................... 149       Sr.   Rush/Rush-Henrietta
Barry Boone ...................... 149      So.   Williamsburg, VA/Lafayette        Mike Colagiovanni ............ 141           So.   Mahopac/Mahopac
Shaheim Bradshaw ........... 157            So.   Huntington/Huntington             Cary Cook ........................ 157       Jr.   East Meadow/East Meadow
Peppy Cabrera .................. 125        Fr.   Bayshore/Brentwood                Mike Cucolo ..................... 141        Fr.   Mt. Kisco/Fox Lane
Travis Chornoma ............... 174         So.   E. Moriches/Westhampton Beach     Nick Dattilo ....................... 125     So.   Victor/Victor
Tony D’Ambra ................... 133        Sr.   Caledonia/Caledonia-Mumford
                                                                                    Joe Dolson ........................ 157      Fr.   North Syracuse/Cicero-N. Syracuse
Glen DiStefano ................. 125        Fr.   Lackawanna/Lackawanna
                                                                                    Matt Eldredge ................... 197        Jr.   Canandaigua/Marcus Whitman
Pat Flynn ........................... 133   Jr.   Wheatley Heights/Huntington
                                                                                    John Franchi ..................... 157       Jr.   Elmira Heights/Thomas A. Edison
Kyle Fried .......................... 149   So.   Rock Hill/Monroe-Woodbury
Brett Giehl ........................ 174    So.   Rochester/Greece Athena           Ryan Gadsby ..................... 125        So.   Auburn/Auburn
Andrew Grillo ................... 157       So.   Albion/Holley                     Chris Hand........................ 157       Fr.   Whitney Point/Whitney Point
J.P. Hulslander ................... 197     Jr.   Albany/Guilderland                Alex Hojnowski ................. 141         Jr.   Glen Head/North Shore
Duncan Iannucci ............... 285         Sr.   Selden/Sachem                     Paul LeBlanc...................... 141       Fr.   Morrisville/Morrisville-Eaton
Justin Kimball.................... 133      So.   Schenectady/Schenectady           Treavor LeBlanc ................. 165        So.   Morrisville/Morrisville-Eaton
Josh Lancaster................... 165       Fr.   Silver Creek/Silver Creek         Mark Maglione ................. 184          So.   Saratoga Springs/Saratoga Springs
Kevin Miner ...................... 184      Fr.   Queensbury/Queensbury             Mike Morales .................... 184        Fr.   Mellville/Hills East
Lee Moxley ....................... 133      Fr.   Greene/Greene                     Jason Mowers ................... 197         Fr.   Camillus/West Genesee
Mitch Nock ....................... 141      Sr.   Morganville/Marlboro              Jon Ortega ........................ 133      Fr.   Wappingers Falls/Roy C. Ketcham
Justin Oliver ...................... 149    So.   Lockport/Lockport                 Eddie Ortiz ........................ 133     Jr.   New Rochelle/New Rochelle
Don Ooton ....................... 149       Jr.   Virginia Beach, VA/Great Bridge   Kyle Reeb.......................... 149      Fr.   Cheektowaga/Cheektowaga
Omi Ortiz .......................... 165    So.   Ronkonkoma/Brentwood              Matt Root ......................... 184      So.   Medina/Medina
Matt Poodiack .................. 141        Fr.   Ballston Lake/Mohonasen           Stef Sair ............................ 174   Jr.   Huntington/Huntington
Anthony Rivera ................. 174        So.   Bayshore/Brentwood                Mario Schiano................... 174         Jr.   Rochester/Gates-Chili
Ron Ryan .......................... 285     Fr.   Holley/Holley                     Eric Sciutto........................ 149     So.   Saugerties/Saugerties
Roger Sawyer.................... 157        Fr.   Albany/Guilderland                Andrew Scolaro ................ 165          So.   Coopers Plains/Campbell-Savona
Mike Schimek ................... 174        Fr.   Cherry Creek/Pine Valley          Drew Solomon .................. 165          Jr.   Plainedge/Plainedge
Stephen Spiegeleire .......... 197          So.   Farmingville/Sachem North
                                                                                    Troy Tooley ........................ 165     Jr.   Kendall/Kendall
Rob Vaccaro...................... 125       Jr.   East Islip/East Islip
                                                                                    Dominic Zanfardino .......... 165            Jr.   Patchogue/Patchogue-Medford
Eric Van Patten.................. 174       Fr.   Scotia/Scotia-Glenville
Deone Williams ................. 141        Jr.   Long Beach/Long Beach
Donald Williams ................ 157        So.   Kendall/Kendall                   Head Coach: Brad Bruhn (Wisconsin-La Crosse ‘97), 4th Year
                                                                                    Assistant Coach: Jason Reynolds
Head Coach: Don Murray (Brockport ‘69), 37th Year                                   Graduate Assistant Coach: Cory Christensen
Record: 5-1 (ranked 4th nationally in Division III)                                 Athletic Training Students: Paul Manfredo, Jim Starkey
                                                                                    Team Manager/Statistician: L.J. Farina
                                                                                    Record: 13-3 (Ranked 7th in Div. III)




BROCKPORT enters the 2006                                                           CORTLAND is hosting the Championship
Championship as the three-time                                                      for the first time since 2000. The Red
defending champion. The Golden                                                      Dragons enter the weekend with three
Eagles have won eight team titles,                                                  wrestlers ranked nationally -- sophomore
the most of any participating school.                                               Ryan Gadsby (8th at 125 pounds),
Currently, Brockport features four                                                  freshman Paul LeBlanc (4th at 141
nationally ranked wrestlers -- senior                                               pounds) and junior Stef Sair (1st at 174
Tony D’Ambra (4th at 133 pounds),                                                   pounds). Sair is the returning conference
junior Don Ooton (8th at 149 pounds),                                               champion at 174 pounds and has posted
sophomore Shaheim Bradshaw (2nd                                                     a 20-2 record this winter, including a 14-0 mark in dual
at 157 pounds) and senior Pat Bennett (6th at 285 pounds).                          matches. Gadsby has compiled a 21-9 record, while LeBlanc
Highlights of the season for the Golden Eagles include                              has posted a 32-2 record. Junior Troy Tooley leads the Red
finishing first of 11 teams at the Messiah Open and placing                         Dragons in victories (33-8 at 165 pounds), and other Cortland
first at the Baldwin-Wallace John Summa Open. Bennett, who                          wrestlers with at least 20 victories include junior Eddie Ortiz
has won 17 straight bouts and is 26-4 on the season, earned                         (20-13 at 133 pounds) and senior Jason Chase (25-15 at
a New York State title for the Golden Eagles and was named                          149 pounds). Chase enters the competition as just the third
the National Wrestler of the Week for the week ending Jan.                          Red Dragon wrestler with 100 career wins (103) and needs
22 by Themat.com. D’Ambra earned a second-place finish at                           five more to tie Mike Bucci for the most in school history.
the season-opening Eastern Michigan Open, which featured                            LeBlanc won Cortland’s first state title since 1990, as eight
numerous Division I teams.                                                          Red Dragons in all earned all-state honors.
ITHACA COLLEGE                                                   “Bombers”              SUNY ONEONTA                                            “Red Dragons”
Name ............................... Wt.     Yr.   Hometown/High School                 Name ............................... Wt.   Yr.   Hometown/High School
Macario Alvarez ................ 125         Sr.   Grapevine, TX/Grapevine              Dave Ballard...................... 165     Fr.   Alder Creek/Adirondack
Scott Aronowitz ......... 141/149            Sr.   New City/Clarkstown North            Michael Caldiero ............... 149       Fr.   Rocky Point/Rocky Point
Nick Calandrino ................ 197         Jr.   Emerson, NJ/Emerson                  Dave Carroll ...................... 184    Sr.   Walker Valley/Pine Bush
Tyler Daffinee .................... 165      Sr.   Binghamton/Binghamton                Bryan Coyle ...................... 149     So.   Elmira/Southside
                                                                                        Jeff Dascoli ....................... 133   Fr.   Wading River/Shoreham-Wading River
Scott D’Annuzio................ 141          Fr.   Malvern, PA/Great Valley
                                                                                        Phil Dechene ..................... 184     Jr.   Ballston Lake/Shenendehowa
Bryan Dine ........................ 285      Fr.   Merrimack, NH/Merrimack              Eric Decker........................ 184    Fr.   Chemung/Waverly
Lance Dolson .................... 141        Sr.   Walden/Valley Central                Derek Franc ...................... 133     Fr.   Liverpool/Liverpool
Jad Duca ........................... 157     Sr.   Monmouth Junction, NJ/S. Brunswick   Randall Franklin ................ 157      So.   Medford/Patchogue-Medford
Justin Dwork ..................... 149       Jr.   Newtonville, MA/Newton North         David Friedberg................. 141       Jr.   Merrick/Bellmore JFK
Scott Edwards .........................      Fr.   Bethlehem, PA/Liberty                Scott Gorman ................... 125       Jr.   Seaford/Seaford
Josh Herzig ....................... 149      Jr.   Denmark/Lowville Academy             Michael Hamilton.............. 165         Fr.   Yaphank/Longwood
Adam Johnson .................. 149          Jr.   Factoryville, PA/Lackawanna Trail    Kyle Hauptfleisch .............. 174       Sr.   Franklin/Delaware Academy
Matthias Keib ................... 174        Sr.   Fulton/G. Ray Bodley                 Trevor Hiffa ....................... 285   So.   Holland Patent/Holland Patent
Kyle Kemmerer ................. 125          Jr.   Kutztown, PA/Brandywine Heights      Ryan Higgins ..................... 165     Jr.   Plainview/Bethpage
                                                                                        David Kelly ........................ 157   Jr.   Wappingers Falls/Arlington
Brian Lockard .................... 165       Sr.   Dresher, PA/Upper Dublin
                                                                                        John Leech........................ 133     So.   Otego/Unatego
Michael McCormick .......... 157             Fr.   Theresa/Indian River                 Jared Lefkowitz ................. 184      So.   Clifton Park/Shenendehowa
Thomas McLaughlin ................           Fr.   West Islip/West Islip                Mike Losito ....................... 141    So.   Farmingville/Sachem
Dan McNicholas ......................        Fr.   West Islip/West Islip                Dan MacBlane .................. 133        Sr.   Liverpool/Liverpool
Jake Mender ..................... 285        Fr.   Warrensburg/Glens Falls              Timothy McArdle .............. 157         So.   Patchogue/Patchogue
Brian Murphy .................... 157        Sr.   Dresher, PA/Upper Dublin             Derek Mihaly .................... 165      Sr.   Mechanicville/Mechanicville
Sean Nye ................................    So.   Hubbardston, MA/Quabbin Regional     Walter Moore ................... 133       So.   Rush/Rush-Henrietta
John Paxos ........................ 133      Fr.   Succasunna, NJ/Roxbury               James Murray ................... 184       Jr.   Farmington/Victor
Bruce Popko ...........................      Fr.   Wantagh/General MacArthur            Kyle Muzzy ....................... 157     Sr.   Oxford/Oxford Academy
A.J. Rosenburg........................       Fr.   Deerfield, IL/Deerfield              Casimir Niedzielski ............ 174       Jr.   Barneveld/Holland Patent
                                                                                        Dennis Norton .................. 197       Jr.   Cornwall/Cornwall Central
Daniel Slatt .............................   Fr.   Harrisburg, PA/Central Dauphin
                                                                                        Brendon Palmatier ............ 174         Jr.   Bainbridge/Bainbridge-Guilford
Rob Stubbs ....................... 184       Sr.   Levittown/General MacArthur          Nick Ryan ......................... 165    So.   Fairport/Fairport
Marcus Terry ..................... 285       Sr.   Greenbelt, MD/Eleanor Roosevelt      Josh Stewart ..................... 197     Jr.   Fairport/Penfield
Mark Tiano ....................... 174       So.   Westford, MA/Westford Academy        Bogdan Szurant ................ 133        So.   Brooklyn/Midwood
Mike Toscano .................... 149        Fr.   Ithaca/Ithaca                        Devan Wynn Witman ........ 149             Fr.   Waverly/Waverly

Head Coach: Marty Nichols (Ithaca ‘90), 10th Year                                       Head Coach: Duane Ritter (Wilkes ‘00), 2nd Year
Assistant Coach: Ryan Ciotoli                                                           Assistant Coaches: Nick Castellano, Billy Cooper, Joshua Cuomo,
Volunteer Assistant Coaches: Dave Auble, Mike Fusilli, Matt Hammill                     Bill Dufresne, Greg Winn
Record: 7-8                                                                             Captains: Dave Carroll, Kyle Hauptfleisch, Dan MacBlane
                                                                                        Record: 15-6




ITHACA’S four team titles                                                               ONEONTA is still searching for its
are the second most of the                                                              first conference team title. The Red
six competing schools. The                                                              Dragons boasted five all-state wrestlers
Bombers have two wrestlers                                                              this season -- freshman Devan Wynn
ranked nationally -- senior                                                             Witman and sophomore Nick Ryan at
Matthias Keib (4th at 174 pounds) and senior Rob Stubbs                                 149 pounds, freshman Dave Ballard at
(4th at 184 pounds). Keib, who was the conference runner-                               157 pounds, senior Kyle Hauptfleisch
up at 174 pounds and earned an NCAA wild-card bid last                                  at 174 pounds and sophomore
year, leads Ithaca with a 30-6 record. Stubbs is the returning                          Trevor Hiffa at 285 pounds. Ballard,
champion at 184 and has posted a 27-4 mark this season.                                 Hauptfleisch and Hiffa also won
Senior Jad Duca received an NCAA wild-card berth at 149                                 individual titles at the Ursinus Homecoming Invitational to
pounds in 2005 and has compiled a 25-3 record at 157                                    lead the Red Dragons to a first-place finish. Junior 197-
pounds this season. Junior Nick Calandrino has posted a                                 pounder Dennis Norton was named the Most Outstanding
27-7 record at 197 pounds and leads the Bombers with 14                                 Wrestler at the Messiah Petrofes Invitational. Hiffa competed
falls on the season. Stubbs needs just two more victories to                            in the conference championship last season as a member of
become the 12th Bomber with 100 career wins. Duca won a                                 the RIT Tigers. Other highlights of the season include a 4-0
state title at 157 pounds, defeating two Division I wrestlers                           record at the John Reese Duals, a 3-1 mark at the North/
on his way to the crown. Calandrino, Keib, Stubbs, senior                               South Duals and a 3-0 sweep in a quad meet versus Western
Brian Lockard (165) and senior Lance Dolson (141) earned                                New England College, Williams College and Wesleyan
all-state honors for Ithaca, which finished fifth as a team.                            University.
SUNY OSWEGO                                                             “Lakers”     ROCHESTER INST. OF TECH.                                                  “Tigers”
Name ............................... Wt.    Yr.   Hometown/High School                   .
                                                                                     Name. ...............................Wt..   Yr.. Hometown/High.School
Doug Alter ........................ 149     So.   Baldwinsville/C.W. Baker           Nate Bachmann ................ 157          So.   Fallston, MD/Fallston
J.D. Arrante ...................... 133     Jr.   Utica/Whitesboro
                                                                                     Luke Baum........................ 141       Fr.   Ontario/Wayne
Mike Bahrenburg .............. 149          Jr.   Commack/Commack
Craig Becker ..................... 174      Fr.   Cicero/Cicero-North Syracuse       Justin Betz ........................ 184    Fr.   Brandywine, PA/Brandywine Hgts.
Kyle Bome ........................ 157      Fr.   Syracuse/Onondaga                  Lee Comstock ................... 133        Sr.   Benton, PA/Benton
Colby Cooper ................... 165        Fr.   Copenhagen/Copenhagen              Brian Douangratdy ............ 157          Fr.   Brighton/Brighton
Eric DiCapua ..................... 157      Jr.   Massapequa/Plainedge
Curtis Ezell ........................ 285   Fr.   Sloatsburg/Suffern                 Mansur Ferrel.................... 197       So.   Stone Mountain, GA/MSSD
Phil Gordon ...................... 141      Fr.   Rochester/Rush-Henrietta           Ted Furutani ...................... 141     Jr.   Sloatsburg/Suffern
Matt Gough...................... 197        Jr.   Penfield/Penfield                  Zach Greenberg ................ 197         Sr.   Saddle River, NJ/Northern Highlands
Chuck Guttilla................... 165       Jr.   Huntington/Huntington
                                                                                     Abdul Haleem Syed........... 174            Jr.   Riyadh, Saudi Arabia/Int’l Indian School
Jon Jagatnarain ................. 184       Sr.   Bronx/Truman
Joe Jewett......................... 133     Fr.   Watertown/Indian River             Zachary Hatcher ................ 133        Fr.   Avon, OH/Avon
Wayne Lampi .................... 149        Fr.   Rochester/West Irondequoit         Corey Kuleu-Roca ............. 174          Jr.   Brooklyn/LaGuardia
Dane LaPlante ................... 149       Jr.   Carthage/Beaver River              Chris Nassar ...................... 157     Sr.   Winslow, ME/Winslow
Josh LeVea ........................ 141     So.   Fulton/G. Ray Bodley
                                                                                     Julian Nicholas .................. 133      So.   Cortland/Cortland
Jonathon Lugo .................. 149        Jr.   Hurley/Onteora
Mike McGinn .................... 157        Fr.   Fairport/Fairport                  Mike Pietrowski ................ 141        Sr.   Cobleskill/Cobleskill-Richmondville
Vincent Minnicci ............... 184        So.   Bethpage/Plainedge                 Andrew Pritchard .............. 157         So.   Pittsburgh, PA/Mt. Lebanon
Matt Mosall ...................... 197      Fr.   Albany/Guilderland                 Murtuza Quaizar ............... 125         Jr.   Jamaica, NY/Brooklyn Tech
Steve Polisuk ..................... 174     So.   Webster/Webster Schroeder
John Schnaars ................... 165       Sr.   Brooklyn/Harborfield               Josh Schneider .................. 141       So.   Angola/St. Francis
Greg Schwab .................... 184        So.   Island Trees/Island Trees          David Statt ........................ 149    Fr.   Bullhead City, AZ/Mohave
Walter Sosnowski.............. 125          Jr.   Massapequa/Massapequa              Brad Strite......................... 149    So.   Harrisburg, PA/Middletown Area
John Spinner ..................... 125      Sr.   Burke/Franklin Academy
                                                                                     Micah Vore ....................... 285      Jr.   Hudson, IA/Hudson
Rich Stevens...................... 141      Jr.   Port Jervis/Minisink Valley
Jake Taylor ........................ 285    So.   Rochester/Rush-Henrietta
Jared Teal .......................... 157   So.   Williamsville/Williamsville East   Head.Coach: Scott Stever (Univ. at Buffalo), 7th season
Thomas Walker ................. 141         So.   Hector/Watkins Glen                Assistant.Coach: Dan Marciniak
Ronald Williams II ............. 184        So.   Huntsville, AL/SR Butler
                                                                                     Record: 7-11
Head Coach: Mike Howard (Oswego),17th Year
Assistant Coaches: Jim Howard, Tenk Agyeman
Record: 6-7-1




OSWEGO features two nationally                                                       RIT enters the 2006 Championship
ranked wrestlers -- senior John                                                      looking for its first team title.
Spinner (7th at 125 pounds) and                                                      The Tigers feature four all-state
freshman Joe Jewett (3rd at 133                                                      wrestlers -- freshman Luke Baum
pounds). Spinner has a 21-10 record                                                  (4th at 141 pounds), sophomore
and earned all-state honors with                                                     Nate Bachmann (4th at 157
a third-place finish. Jewett is 26-1                                                 pounds), senior Lee Comstock (5th
on the season and won the 133-                                                       at 133 pounds) and senior Zach
pound title at the Ithaca Invitational, placed second at the                         Greenberg (6th at 197 pounds).
Springfield Invitational and earned all-state honors with a                          At the Baldwin-Wallace John Summa Open, Baum took first
third-place finish. Junior Dane LaPlante leads the Lakers                            place at 141 pounds, while Greenberg finished second at
with a 31-3 record at 149 pounds. He won titles at Ithaca                            197 and sophomore Julian Nicholas placed second at 133
and Springfield and earned all-state honors with a third-place                       pounds. Greenberg took the 197-pound title at RIT’s own
finish. Sophomore Jake Taylor has compiled a 17-7 record                             invitational and finished third at the Ithaca Invitational, and
at 285 pounds and earned all-state honors with a third-place                         Nicholas captured the 133-pound crown at the Oneonta
showing. Other top performers for the Lakers include senior                          Invitational.
Jon Jagatnarain (17-11 at 174 pounds) and junior Matt
Gough (17-15 at 197 pounds). As a team, Oswego finished
first of 17 teams at the Springfield Invitational and third of 16
teams at the Ithaca Invitational.
2005 EMPIRE COLLEGIATE WRESTLING CONFERENCE CHAMPIONSHIP RESULTS
FINAL TEAM SCORES                                                    141 pounds
                                                                     Quarterfinals
1. Brockport..................................97.0 points            #1 Dan Roberts (Brockport) pinned Sean Nye (Ithaca), 1:32
                                                                     # 2 Tenk Agyeman (Oswego) pinned Bryan Coyle (Oneonta), 1:05
2. Ithaca .......................................87.0 points
3. Cortland ...................................49.5 points           Semifinals
4. Oswego .......................................44 points           Dan Roberts maj. dec. #4 Jason Chase (Cortland), 12-1
5. Oneonta ......................................42 points           Tenk Agyeman dec. #3 Mike Pietrowski (RIT), 9-4
6. RIT ............................................23.5 points
                                                                     Consolation Semifinals
INDIVIDUAL RESULTS                                                   Mike Pietrowski dec. Sean Nye, 10-8 (OT)
                                                                     Jason Chase pinned Bryan Coyle, 2:30
125 pounds
Quarterfinals                                                        Consolation Final
#1 Kyle Kemmerer (Ithaca) pinned Murtuza Quiazar (RIT), 1:20         Mike Pietrowski pinned Jason Chase, 6:44
Ryan Gadsby (Cortland) maj. dec. #2 Allan Boice (Brockport), 14-4
                                                                     Final
Semifinals                                                           Dan Roberts win by default over Tenk Agyeman
Kyle Kemmerer dec. #4 Scott Gorman (Oneonta), 5-2
#3 Walter Sosnowski (Oswego) dec. Ryan Gadsby, 5-3                   149 pounds
                                                                     Quarterfinals
Consolation Semifinals                                               #4 Jack Holmgren (Cortland) maj. dec. Chris Nassar (RIT), 13-2
Ryan Gadsby pinned Murtura Quiazar, 2:52                             Martino Barletta (Oswego) dec. #2 Pat Hanscomb (Brockport), 10-7
Allan Boice win by default over Scott Gorman
                                                                     Semifinals
Consolation Final                                                    #1 Jad Duca (Ithaca) dec. Jack Holmgren, 7-1
Allan Boice dec. Ryan Gadsby, 9-7                                    #3 Rory Tobias (Oneonta) tech. fall Martino Barletta, 15-0

Final                                                                Consolation Semifinals
Kyle Kemmerer dec. Walter Sosnowski, 3-1                             Martino Barletta dec. Chris Nassar, 5-4
                                                                     Pat Hanscomb maj. dec. Jack Holmgren, 11-2
True Second
Allan Boice pinned Walter Sosnowski, 3:55                            Consolation Final
                                                                     Pat Hanscomb win by default over Martino Barletta
133 pounds
Quarterfinals                                                        Final
#5 Matt Sganga (Cortland) maj. dec. #4 Lance Dolson (Ithaca), 13-0   Rory Tobias dec. Jad Duca, 3-2 (OT)
#3 Josh LeVea (Oswego) pinned Julian Nicholas (RIT), 4:51
                                                                     True Second
Semifinals                                                           Pat Hanscomb dec. Jad Duca, 2-1
#1 Tony D’Ambra (Brockport) dec. Matt Sganga, 7-2
Josh LeVea dec. #2 John Leech (Oneonta), 4-3                         157 pounds
                                                                     Quarterfinals
Consolation Semifinals                                               #4 John Franchi (Cortland) dec. Nate Bachmann (RIT), 9-5
Lance Dolson dec. John Leech, 6-3                                    #2 Dustin Winn (Oneonta) tech. fall Mark Mancari (Oswego), 15-0
Matt Sganga dec. Julian Nicholas, 3-2
                                                                     Semifinals
Consolation Final                                                    #1 K.C. Beach (Ithaca) dec. John Franchi, 5-4
Matt Sganga dec. Lance Dolson, 6-5                                   Dustin Winn dec. #3 Shaheim Bradshaw (Brockport), 6-4 (OT)

Final                                                                Consolation Semifinals
Tony D’Ambra dec. Josh LeVea, 6-0                                    Shaheim Bradshaw pinned Nate Bachmann, 4:00
                                                                     John Franchi tech. fall Mark Mancari, 16-1
True Second
Matt Sganga dec. Josh LeVea, 6-4                                     Consolation Final
                                                                     Shaheim Bradshaw dec. John Franchi, 9-8

                                                                     Final
                                                                     K.C. Beach dec. Dustin Winn, 3-1
2005 EMPIRE COLLEGIATE WRESTLING CONFERENCE CHAMPIONSHIP RESULTS
165 pounds                                                          197 pounds
Quarterfinals                                                       Quarterfinals
#1 Marc Israel (Ithaca) pinned Tom Schwarting (RIT), 1:37           #1 Willie Weiss (Brockport) dec. Matt Gough (Oswego), 9-2
#3 Brent Rider (Cortland) dec. Ryan Higgins (Oneonta), 7-4          #2 Nick Calandrino (Ithaca) pinned Mark Maglione (Cortland), 2:13

Semifinals                                                          Semifinals
Marc Israel dec. #4 Don Williams (Brockport), 6-3                   Willie Weiss dec. #4 Zach Greenberg (RIT), 6-3
#2 Frank Petrucci dec. Brent Rider, 4-2                             #3 Nicolas Castellano (Oneonta) dec. Nick Calandrino, 5-2
Consolation Semifinals                                              Consolation Semifinals
Brent Rider maj. dec. Tom Schwarting, 19-8                          Nick Calandrino dec. Matt Gough, 8-3
Don Williams dec. Ryan Higgins, 6-3
                                                                    Zach Greenberg dec. Mark Maglione, 8-4
Consolation Final
Don Williams dec. Brent Rider, 3-2 (2OT)                            Consolation Final
                                                                    Zach Greenberg dec. Nick Calandrino, 3-1 (2OT)
Final
Marc Israel dec. Frank Petrucci, 11-8                               Final
                                                                    Willie Weiss dec. Nicolas Castellano, 7-3
True Second
Frank Petrucci dec. Don Williams, 5-2                               True Second
                                                                    Nicolas Castellano dec. Zach Greenberg, 5-3 (OT)
174 pounds
Quarterfinals                                                       285 pounds
#4 Gus Mancini (RIT) dec. Brandon Clark (Brockport), 12-10          Quarterfinals
#2 Matthias Keib (Ithaca) maj. dec. Chuck Guttilla (Oswego), 11-1   #4 Trevor Hiffa (RIT) tech. fall #5 Josh Stewart (Oneonta), 16-0
                                                                    #3 Jeremy Calkins (Oswego) dec. Mike Sganga (Cortland), 2-0
Semifinals
#1 Stef Sair (Cortland) dec. Gus Mancini, 8-5                       Semifinals
Matthias Keib dec. Kyle Hauptfleisch (Oneonta), 7-2                 #1 Pat Bennett (Brockport) dec. Trevor Hiffa, 8-4
                                                                    #2 Bryan Petti (Ithaca) pinned Jeremy Calkins, 7:28
Consolation Semifinals
Kyle Hauptfleisch dec. Brandon Clark, 4-2                           Consolation Semifinals
Gus Mancini dec. Chuck Guttilla, 4-0                                Josh Stewart pinned Jeremy Calkins, 4:05
                                                                    Trevor Hiffa pinned Mike Sganga, 3:35
Consolation Final
Kyle Hauptfleisch dec. Gus Mancini, 8-3
                                                                    Consolation Final
Final                                                               Trevor Hiffa dec. Josh Stewart, 4-0
Stef Sair dec. Matthias Keib, 3-2
                                                                    Final
184 pounds                                                          Pat Bennett dec. Bryan Petti, 3-2
Quarterfinals
#4 Treavor LeBlanc (Cortland) dec. Ryan Lynch (Oneonta), 8-4        True Second
#3 Jon Jagatnarain (Oswego) dec. Chris Easton, RIT, 5-1             Bryan Petti dec. Trevor Hiffa, 5-2

Semifinals                                                          Wild Card Selections
#1 Rob Stubbs (Ithaca) dec. Treavor LeBlanc, 7-3                    133 pounds -- Matt Sganga (Cortland)
#2 Dan Glover (Brockport) dec. Jon Jagatnarain, 11-4                141 pounds -- Tenk Agyeman (Oswego)
                                                                    149 pounds -- Jad Duca (Ithaca)
Consolation Semifinals                                              149 pounds -- Pat Hanscomb (Brockport)
Jon Jagatnarain pinned Ryan Lynch, 4:55                             157 pounds -- Shaheim Bradshaw (Brockport)
Treavor LeBlanc dec. Chris Easton, 5-1                              157 pounds -- Dustin Winn (Oneonta)
                                                                    165 pounds -- Frank Petrucci (Oswego)
Consolation Final                                                   174 pounds -- Matthias Keib (Ithaca)
Treavor LeBlanc dec. Jon Jagatnarain, 5-3                           197 pounds -- Nicolas Castellano (Oneonta)
Final
Rob Stubbs dec. Dan Glover, 6-3

True Second
Dan Glover pinned Treavor LeBlanc, 2:40
PAST EMPIRE COLLEGIATE WRESTLING CONFERENCE CHAMPIONS (1992-2005)
2005 (Team Champion: Brockport, 97.0 points)    2000 (Team Champion: Brockport, 128.0 points)
125 lbs. – Kyle Kemmerer, Ithaca                125 lbs. – Felix Martinez, Ithaca
133 lbs. – Tony D’Ambra, Brockport              133 lbs. – Tom Hall, Ithaca
141 lbs. – Dan Roberts, Brockport               141 lbs. – Lenny Baker, Brockport
149 lbs. – Rory Tobias, Oneonta                 149 lbs. – Ashley Grillo, RIT
157 lbs. – K.C. Beach, Ithaca                   157 lbs. – Ryan Ciotoli, Ithaca
165 lbs. – Marc Israel, Ithaca                  165 lbs. – Mike Ferris, Brockport
174 lbs. – Stef Sair, Cortland                  174 lbs. – Tony Wallace, RIT
184 lbs. – Rob Stubbs, Ithaca                   184 lbs. – Joe Perez, Brockport
197 lbs. – Willie Weiss, Brockport              197 lbs. – Eric Vaughn, Brockport
HWT – Pat Bennett, Brockport                    HWT – Jason Turner, Oswego

2004 (Team Champion: Brockport, 104.0 points)   1999 (Team Champion: Cortland, 78.0 points)
125 lbs. – Jason Peck, Cortland                 125 lbs. – Joe Boxer, Cortland
133 lbs. – Tony D’Ambra, Brockport              133 lbs. – Frank Palumbo, Brockport
141 lbs. – Dan Roberts, Brockport               141 lbs. – Jeremy Reynolds, Brockport
149 lbs. – Dan Song, Brockport                  149 lbs. – Steve Jones, Cortland
157 lbs. – Brent Rider, Cortland                157 lbs. – Ryan Ciotoli, Ithaca
165 lbs. – Artie Weidler, Brockport             165 lbs. – Ben Chamberlain, Oneonta
174 lbs. – Matthias Keib, Ithaca                174 lbs. – Dan Perry, Oneonta
184 lbs. – Ben Locke, Cortland                  184 lbs. – Joe Perez, Brockport
197 lbs. – Rob Cuffie, Brockport                197 lbs. – Matt Hamill, RIT
HWT – Arnold Frost, Brockport                   HWT – Carlos Dolmo, Oswego

2003 (Team Champion: Brockport, 120.0 points)   1998 (Team Champion: Brockport, 132.0 points)
125 lbs. – Jason Peck, Cortland                 118 lbs. – Rubin Prophete, Oneonta
133 lbs. – Dan Roberts, Brockport               126 lbs. – John Gemmell, Ithaca
141 lbs. – Kris Harrington, Brockport           134 lbs. – Jeremy Reynolds, Brockport
149 lbs. – Josh Spinner, Oswego                 142 lbs. – Mike Ferris, Brockport
157 lbs. – Rob Power, Brockport                 150 lbs. – Dave Christopher, Oswego
165 lbs. – Pat North, RIT                       158 lbs. – Dan Butler, Ithaca
174 lbs. – Don Favro, Brockport                 167 lbs. – Tony Wallace, RIT
184 lbs. – Tevon Fordyce, Brockport             177 lbs. – Eric Vaughn, Brockport
197 lbs. – Rob Cuffie, Brockport                190 lbs. – Matt Hamill, RIT
HWT – Jim Pennise, Brockport                    HWT – Mike Bucci, Cortland

2002 (Team Champion: Ithaca, 87.0 points)       1997 (Team Champion: Brockport, 134.0 points)
125 lbs. – Carlos Restrepo, Ithaca              118 lbs. – John Gemmell, Ithaca
133 lbs. – Dan Roberts, Brockport               126 lbs. – Jason Goldman, Binghamton
141 lbs. – Marc Israel, Ithaca                  134 lbs. – Don Spaulding, Ithaca
149 lbs. – Kris Harrington, Brockport           142 lbs. – Ron Vosburg, Brockport
157 lbs. – Ryan Ciotoli, Ithaca                 150 lbs. – Dave Christopher, Oswego
165 lbs. – Noah Seitel, Oswego                  158 lbs. – Dan Butler, Ithaca
174 lbs. – Tony Stewart, Cortland               167 lbs. – Matt Hamill, RIT
184 lbs. – Tony Wallace, RIT                    177 lbs. – Mark Winters, Cortland
197 lbs. – Tom Mulchy, Oswego                   190 lbs. –Tom Murphy, Brockport
HWT – Bryan Steele, Ithaca                      HWT – Mike Bucci, Cortland

2001 (Team Champion: Brockport, 145.0 points)   1996 (Team Champion: Brockport, 146.5 points)
125 lbs. – Carlos Restrepo, Ithaca              118 lbs. – John Gemmell, Ithaca
133 lbs. – Frank Palumbo, Brockport             126 lbs. – Brian Roggie, Cortland
141 lbs. – Lenny Baker, Brockport               134 lbs. – Ron Vosburg, Brockport
149 lbs. – Frank Petrucci, Oswego               142 lbs. – Josh Roe, Cortland
157 lbs. – Ryan Ciotoli, Ithaca                 150 lbs. – Mike DeBellis, Oswego
165 lbs. – Noah Seitel, Oswego                  158 lbs. – Joe King, Binghamton
174 lbs. – Tony Stewart, Cortland               167 lbs. – Jack Harbold, Brockport
184 lbs. – Nick Hanson, Brockport               177 lbs. – Tom Murphy, Brockport
197 lbs. – Anthony Viola, Cortland              190 lbs. – John Aebly, Brockport
HWT – Jason Turner, Oswego                      HWT – Mike Bucci, Cortland
PAST ECWC CHAMPIONS (1992-2005)              Feb. 13 BRUTE-adidas Div. III Poll
1995 (Team Champion: Ithaca, 129.0 points)   1. Wartburg (IA) ..................................... 27-0
118 lbs. – Chris Matteotti, Ithaca
126 lbs. – David Strain, St. Lawrence        2. Augsburg (MN) .................................... 8-3
134 lbs. – Brian Roggie, Cortland
142 lbs. – Van Fronhofer, Albany             3. Luther (IA).......................................14-3-1
150 lbs. – Joe Telesky, Brockport
158 lbs. – Matt Sorochinsky, Ithaca          4. SUNY Brockport ................................ 5-1
167 lbs. – Anthony Camisa, Albany
177 lbs. – Randy Shaw, Albany
                                             5. Wisconsin-LaCrosse ............................. 8-4
190 lbs. – Jason Bovenzi, Ithaca             6. Loras (IA) ........................................... 14-2
HWT – Jason Spector, Brockport
                                             7. SUNY Cortland ................................ 13-3
1994 (Team Champion: Ithaca, 156.0 points)
118 lbs. – Chris Matteotti, Ithaca           8. North Central (IL) ................................. 7-0
126 lbs. – Vince DiGiacomo, Ithaca
134 lbs. – Joel Ferrara, Cortland            9. The College of New Jersey ................. 14-2
142 lbs. – Tim Godoy, Cortland
150 lbs. – Kent Maslin, Ithaca               10. Heidelberg (OH) ............................... 16-3
158 lbs. – Matt Sorochinsky, Ithaca          11. Olivet (MI) .....................................16-1-1
167 lbs. – Marty Wyckoff, Binghamton
177 lbs. – Mike Murtha, Ithaca               12. Elmhurst (IL) ....................................9-2-1
190 lbs. – Steve Farr, Ithaca
HWT – Luke Rakoczy, Albany                   13. York (PA) .......................................... 20-6
1993 (Team Champion: Ithaca, 124.0 points)   14. Springfield (MA)............................... 12-8
118 lbs. – Chris Matteotti, Ithaca
126 lbs. – Jim Canty, St. Lawrence           15. Buena Vista (IA) ............................. 13-11
134 lbs. – Chris Bannister, St. Lawrence
142 lbs. – Kent Maslin, Ithaca
                                             16. Augustana (IL).................................... 8-8
150 lbs. – John Hill, Oswego                 17. Johnson & Wales (RI) ........................ 17-7
158 lbs. – Matt Sorochinsky, Ithaca
167 lbs. – John Pavlin, Albany               18. Wisconsin-Stevens Point .................. 10-8
177 lbs. – Mike Murtha, Ithaca
190 lbs. – Steve Farr, Ithaca                19. Cornell College (IA) .......................15-9-1
HWT – Jon Welch, Cortland
                                             20. Coe (IA) ..........................................5-8-1
1992 (Team Champion: No team scoring)
118 lbs. – Marat Lempert, Oneonta            21. Delaware Valley (PA) ........................ 10-7
126 lbs. – Vince DiGiacomo, Ithaca           22. Lycoming (PA) ...............................15-6-1
134 lbs. – Chris Stevens, Brockport
142 lbs. – Ken Kaufman, Binghamton           23. St. John’s (MN) ................................... 5-4
150 lbs. – D.J. Simonton, Brockport
158 lbs. – Nelson Colley, Brockport          24. Norwich (VT) ...................................... 6-4
167 lbs. – Steve Amyot, Oswego
177 lbs. – Mike Murtha, Ithaca               25. Dubuque (IA) ................................. 13-11
190 lbs. – Brian Quick, Brockport
HWT – Shawn Cavanaugh, Cortland              26. Wabash (IN) ..................................... 11-8
                                             27. Simpson (IA) .................................. 11-12
                                             28. Ohio Northern ................................. 10-8
                                             29. Thiel (PA) ......................................... 10-5
                                             30. Roger Williams (RI) ........................14-6-1
EMPIRE COLLEGIATE WRESTLING CONFERENCE CHAMPIONSHIP SCHEDULE

8:00 a.m. ...................................................................... Scales Open
9:00 a.m. ................................Weigh-ins (Park Center Locker Room)
11:00 a.m. - 12:30 p.m...................................Quarterfinals (2 Mats)
12:30 p.m. - 2:00 p.m. .............. Championships Semifinals (2 Mats)
2:00 p.m. - 3:30 p.m. ......................Consolation Semifinals (2 Mats)
3:30 p.m. - 4:00 p.m. ..............................................................Break
4:00 p.m. - 6:00 p.m. ................................Championship Finals and
                                                    Third-place Matches (2 Mats)
6:00 p.m. - 6:30 p.m. ................ True Second-place Matches (1 Mat)
6:30 p.m...........................................................Awards Presentation


Awards to include:
               Team champion and runner-up
               Individual champions, second place and third place
               Oustanding Wrestler of the Championship
               2005-06 Coach of the Year


The coaches’ wild-card meeting will immediately follow the awards
presentation. This year, the Empire Collegiate Wrestling Conference
has been awarded eight wild-card selections, who will join the 10
individual weight champions at the NCAA Division III Championships
on Friday and Saturday, March 3 and 4, at The College of New Jersey,
Ewing, N.J.
About SUNY Cortland                                           York school and one of only six nationwide to finish in
                                                              the top 20 each of the last 10 years. Since 1989, the Red
                                                              Dragons have captured 12 NCAA Division III team titles.
Located atop one of the rolling hills in central New
York’s “City of Seven Valleys,” the State University of       The College offers its student-athletes excellent athletic
New York College at Cortland was founded in 1868 as           facilities. The newly-constructed on-campus stadium
the Cortland Normal School, which included among              features two artificial turf fields. One field seats 6,500
its earliest students inventor and industrialist Elmer A.     spectators, the other 1,500. The Cortland football, field
Sperry of Sperry-Rand Corp. fame.                             hockey, men’s and women’s soccer, men’s and women’s
                                                              lacrosse and men’s and women’s track and field teams
Over the decades, the campus expanded and in 1941,            are among those who utilize the facility, which the New
by an act of legislature and the Board of Regents, the        York Times called “...a new stadium worthy of a major
institution officially became a four-year college providing   university power.”
courses leading to the bachelor’s degree. In 1948,
Cortland was a founding member of the State University        The Bessie L. Park Physical Education and Recreation
of New York.                                                  Center, opened in 1973, features the Whitney T. Corey
                                                              Gymnasium with a 3,500 seating capacity; the Olympic-
Today, approximately 7,500 students are pursuing              sized Harriet Holsten swimming pool with gallery seating
degrees within the College’s three academic divisions         for 1,500; the Alumni Ice Arena, a facility which can
— arts and sciences, professional studies and the school      accommodate 2,500 spectators; a 500-seat gymnastics
of education. Twenty-three departments with a faculty of      arena, racquetball and squash courts, a wrestling room,
more than 400 offer the SUNY Cortland student body 70         modern athletic training facilities and the state-of-the-art
majors and 44 minors from which to choose.                    Francis Woods Fitness Facility.

The College’s main campus covers 191 acres and                Nearby Clayton R. Lusk Field House, with its tartan-
includes 31 traditional and modern buildings. Fifteen of      textured surface, is home for the indoor track teams,
these structures are residence halls providing on-campus      varsity practice sessions and recreational activities.
housing for approximately 3,000 students. Cortland also       Cortland’s soccer teams play on T. Fred “Prof” Holloway
operates its Outdoor Education Center at Raquette Lake        Field, which has lights for night contests and newly
in the Adirondacks, the Hoxie Gorge Nature Preserve           installed bleachers. The College also has 22 outdoor
outside Cortland, and the Brauer Memorial Geological          tennis courts and two outdoor basketball courts and
Field Station on the Helderberg Escarpment near Albany.       boasts Robert H. Wallace Field (baseball) and Dragon
                                                              Field (softball) as part of its 51 acres of athletic fields.
At Cortland, athletics are viewed as having an important
role in the educational mission of the College. During
the fall, winter and spring seasons, Cortland
participates in 25 intercollegiate sports — 14
women’s and 11 men’s — in an attempt to
provide a broad program which meets the
needs, interests and abilities of its students.

The Cortland athletic program placed 13th
nationally out of 434 colleges and universities
in the 2004-05 all-sport United States Sports
Academy Directors’ Cup Division III standings.
The award was formerly known as the Sears
Directors’ Cup from 1995-2002 and the
National Association of Collegiate Directors
of Athletics (NACDA) Directors’ Cup in the
2002-03 school year. Cortland is the only New
   Cortland to Host Six-Team Empire Collegiate Wrestling Conference
                 NCAA Division III Qualifiers Saturday
SUNY Cortland will serve as the host           champion. Ithaca senior Rob Stubbs
school for the 15th annual Empire              (Levittown/MacArthur) won the 184-
Collegiate Wrestling Conference (ECWC)         pound title last season and Cortland junior
Championships on Saturday, Feb. 18, in         Stef Sair (Huntington) is the returning
the Whitney T. Corey Gymnasium. The            champion at 174 pounds.
championships serves as a qualifier for the
NCAA Division III Wrestling Championships,     Three other wrestlers in this year’s
which will be held March 3-4 at The College    tournament earned wild card bids to
of New Jersey in Ewing, N.J.                   nationals last season. Brockport sophomore
                                               Shaheim Bradshaw (Huntington) went
Up to 60 wrestlers representing six schools    to nationals at 157 pounds, while Ithaca
(Brockport, Cortland, Ithaca, Oneonta,         seniors Jad Duca (Monmouth Junction,
Oswego and RIT) will look to fill 18 spots     NJ/South Brunswick) and Matthias Keib
in the 160-wrestler field allocated for the    (Fulton/G. Ray Bodley) earned wild cards
NCAA Championships. The winners in 10          at 149 and 174 pounds, respectively. Duca
weight classes will automatically qualify for  now wrestles at 157 pounds.
the national tournament. Eight additional
“wild card” entries – to be chosen by the     Eleven wrestlers enter this weekend’s
coaches at the end of the tournament – will competition ranked nationally in their
also advance.                                 weight classes in the latest BRUTE-
                                              adidas Division III rankings. Sair is the
The tournament will start at 11 a.m. with     top-ranked wrestler at 174 pounds, with
quarterfinal matches. The championship        Keib ranked fourth in the weight class.
finals are slated for 4 p.m., with “true”     Bradshaw is ranked second at 157 pounds,
second-place matches to follow at             while Oswego freshman Joe Jewett
approximately 6 p.m.                          (Watertown/Indian River) and D’Ambra
                                              are ranked third and fourth, respectively, at
Brockport is the three-time defending         133 pounds.
league team champion and has won eight
ECWC titles in all. Ithaca has claimed        Cortland freshman Paul LeBlanc
four league crowns, the last in 2002, and     (Morrisville/Morrisville-Eaton) is
Cortland was the 1999 league champion.        currently rated fourth at 141 pounds,
There was no team scoring at the first        Stubbs is ranked fourth at 184 pounds and
ECWC championship in 1992.                    Bennett is sixth at heavyweight. Oswego
                                              senior John Spinner (Burke/Franklin
Seven national qualifiers from last year      Academy) and Cortland sophomore Ryan
return, including four league champions.      Gadsby (Auburn) are ranked seventh and
Brockport senior Tony D’Ambra                 eighth, respectively, at 125 pounds, and
(Caledonia/Caledonia-Mumford) won             Brockport junior Don Ooton (Virginia
the 133-pound title last year, while senior   Beach, VA/Great Bridge) is eighth at 149
teammate Pat Bennett (Syracuse/               pounds.
Marcellus) is the defending heavyweight

				
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