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2013 New York State Collegiate Wrestling Championship
November 24 - Newman Arena, Cornell University - Ithaca, NY

2013 NYS Tournament Review

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GRAPPLE AT THE GARDEN RECAP (Source: Gotham City Wrestling)

Columbia Loses a Tight Match to Rutgers

Josh Houldsworth: Courtesy of Columbia Athletics

Columbia faced Rutgers at New Brunswick, New Jersey on Friday, January 3. The match was tight and undecided until the very end. The Lions started with a deficit in the Scarlet Knights’ favor. After just a few bouts, Columbia was losing 12-13 and yet managed to bring the score to 15-12 by the penultimate bout. Nevertheless, the final pin by the Rutgers heavy weight, Billy Smith, upset the Lions’ hopes as the Scarlet Knights emerged victorious with the end team score of 18-15.

125: Sean McCabe (RU) dec. over Penn Gottfried (CU), 6-3
133: No. NR/NR/20 Vinnie Dellefave (RU) dec. over Angelo Armenta (CU), 4-1
141: Tyson Dippery (RU) dec. over No. 13/NR/NR Matt Bystol (CU), 3-0
149: Ken Theobold (RU) dec. over Connor Sutton (CU), 5-0
157: Matthew Gancayco (CU) dec. over Corey Stasenko (RU), 11-8
165: Josh Houldsworth (CU) dec. over Nick Visicaro (RU), 11-4
174: Shane Hughes (CU) dec. over Phil Bakuckas (RU), 7-2
184: Zack Hernandez (CU) dec. over Dan Seidenberg (RU), 3-1
197: Matt Idelson (CU) dec, over Hayden Hrymack (RU), 4-3
HWT: No. NR/ 19/19 Billy Smith (RU) pin over Wyatt Baker (CU), 1:20

Columbia will be back in action on Friday, Jan. 10 when it hosts Binghamton in the University (Blue) Gym in its first of five home matches at 7 p.m.

Source: Gotham City Wrestling

Division III Rankings Updated

U.S. Merchant Marine Academy defeats NYU

U.S. Merchant Academy split its home triple meet against NYU and Roger Williams. The event held at Kings Point, NY on Saturday 14 culminated in the highly-contested match between the two NYS rivals. USMMA created a lead in the first few bouts, lost the middle weight classes, and came back in the very end. The final score was 21-16 for the Merchant Marine Academy. The #24-ranked NYU also fell to #17-ranked Roger Williams 26-9, which defeated the hosting Mariners by a team point 17-16 and finished the day 2-0.


Cornell Wins a Second Consecutive NYS Intercollegiate Wrestling Championship


2013 NYS Tournament Review

Division A Brackets

Division B Brackets

Five individual wrestlers from Cornell University captured champion titles, giving their program its second straight team at the annual New York State Intercollegiate Championship with 207 team points. Hofstra University came in second place, but far behind, with 157 points. The tournament was held on Sunday, November 24 at Newman Arena, Cornell University at Ithaca, NY.

125: Jamie Franco (Hofstra) won by decision over Penn Gottfried (Columbia), 6-0
133: Mark Grey (Cornell) won by technical fall over Jamel Hudson (Hofstra), 20-3
141: Luke Vath (Hofstra) won by fall over Matt Bystol (Columbia), 4:38
149: Chris Villalonga (Cornell) won by decision over Cody Ruggirello (Hofstra), 2-1
157: Brian Realbuto (Cornell) won by decision over Nick Terdick (Hofstra), 15-8
165: Joseph Booth (Hofstra) won by decision over Craig Eifert (Cornell), 6-3
174: Eric Fajardo (Columbia) won by fall over Lou Puca (Cortland), 1:58
184: Gabe Dean (Cornell) won by fall over Tony Lock (Buffalo), 3:52
197: Jace Bennett (Cornell) won by decision over Bryce Barnes (Army), 5-2
HWT: Tyler Deuel (Binghamton) won by fall over Jim Donner (Niagara CC), 5:36

At the conclusion of the tournament, the Association honored this year's 2013 inductees into the NYS Hall of Fame, Fritz Zagorski and Joel Lamson. Please see below for more details.

Fritz Zagorski (SUNY Brockport) and Joel Lamson (Ithaca College) To Be Inducted into the NYS Hall of Fame

Fritz Zagorski

It is our pleasure to annonce that the Association will induct two new honorees to the NYS Wrestling Hall of Fame. The induction ceremony will take place after the NYS Collegiate Wrestling Championship on Sunday, November 24 at Cornell University in Ithaca. Please click on the links below to access the profile of the respective inductee.

Fritz Zagorski

Joel Lamson

NYS Coaches Directory Updated

Due to changes in coaching staff at Hunter and College of Mount Saint Vincent, among others

New directory is available here.

Three New Teams Join the Association

We are pleased to announce that three new teams have joined our Association and are invited to participate in this year's New York State Collegiate Wrestling Championship, which will take place on November 24 at Cornell. They are Stony Brook University (NCWA Division II), SUNY Westchester (NCWA Division II), and Sullivan CC (NJCAA Region 15). Please find the stories of their genesis under the links below:

SUNY Sullivan Wrestling: Head Coach Jared Kahmar Looks to Make an Immediate Impact in the Program’s First Year; Source: New York Wrestling News

From Shut Down to the Garden: Westchester Wrestling Ready to Grapple Again in 2013-14; Source: New York Wrestling News

Stony Brook Gets its First Collegiately Competitive Wrestling Club; Source: Stony Brook University

NYU Will Face Stevens at the Garden

New York University, a NCAA Div. III wrestling program, will wrestle Stevens Institute of Technology at the Second Annual Grapple at the Garden on December 1. The match will take place in between Div. I matches. We congratulate NYU and other NYS schools on being featured at the Garden and we invite everyone to attend this great event.

Second Annual Grapple at the Garden

The Association is proud to acknowledge that several wrestling programs will represent New York State at the Second Annual Grapple at the Garden. The event will take place on December 1 at the Madison Square Garden and will feature Army, Hofstra, and Cornell amongst other top teams in the country (Bloomsburg, Boston University, Drexel, George Mason, Illinois, Maryland, Penn, Princeton, and Rutgers). A few more programs may be added to the event soon, potentially from NYS, so check our website soon for more information.

Brockport Places at Greco-Roman University Nationals

Freshman Adam Troy from SUNY Brockport has placed sixth at the University Nationals Tournament in Cleveland, Ohio in May.

Troy was one of the few NCAA Division III athletes in the competition and wrestled in the 70 KG weight class in the Greco Roman style competition that featured some of the top wrestlers in the country at the collegiate level.

Source: Brockport Athletics


Alfred State Promoted to Division III

Starting next year (2013-2014), Alfred State will be competing as a NCAA Division III school. In the previous years, the sport teams of that school competed in the NJCAA.

More information: Alfred State

Buffalo Wrestling Gets a New Coach

John Stultzman
Courtesy of Buffalo Athletics

On Tuesday, May 7, Buffalo Athletics officially anounced that John Stutzman had been hired as a new Head Coach of the wrestling team. He is replacing Jim Beichner, who led the Bulls from 1995. Among other achievements, Stutzman coached the Northern Illinois Huskies for eight years and ended his commitment to that program with the total record of 97-56-1. Stutzman is also a member of the USA Wrestling coaching staff and mentored American teams at tournaments in Poland, Russia, and Armenia.

For more information on Stultzman and Buffalo Wrestling, please visit the school's website.

Kyle Dake of Cornell Makes History

Courtesy of Cornell Athletics

Final Brackets

New York State Collegiate Wrestling Coaches' Association congratulates Kyle Dake of Cornell on becoming the first wrestler in U.S. history to win four consecutive NCAA titles in four different weight classes. On Saturday, March 23 Dake defeated David Taylor of Penn State 5-4 in an exquisite 165 lbs. final. Dake was named the Outstanding Wrestler at the tournament. His overall record at Cornell has been 137-4 and his career is now over.

Other grapplers from New York State also won All-America honors on March 23. Nahshon Garrett (125) and Steve Bosak (184) of Cornell  both placed Third in their respective weight classes, and so did Steve Santos (149) of Columbia University. Mike Nevinger of Cornell placed Fifth at 141 lbs. More information can be found on the respetive schools' Athletics websites.

Cornell Athletics

Columbia Athletics

New York State Brings Home Div. III All-Americans

Ricky Gomez (Courtesy of Ithaca Athletics)

The Association congratulates eight grapplers hailing from New York State who have earned All-America honors at last weekend's Div. III national championship held in Cedar Rapids, IA. Below we present their profiles. For further details, please refer to their respective school sites linked below.

Ricky Gomez (Ithaca, National Champ at 125 lbs.)

Jules Doliscar (Ithaca, second at 174 lbs.)

Bobby Dierna (Cortland, third at 149 lbs.)

Jared Myhrberg (Cortland, third at 197 lbs.)

Brandon Jones, New York University, fifth at 133 lbs.)

Alex Gomez (Ithaca, sixth at 133 lbs.)

Lou Puca (Cortland, sixth at 174 lbs.)

Matt Ellis (Brockport, eighth at 133 lbs.)

Sources: Ithaca Athletics | NYU Athletics | Cortland Athletics | Brockport Athletics

New York State Wrestlers Prepare for Division III Championship

Preliminary Brackets (to be updated)

Wrestlers from New York State begin arriving at Cedar Rapids, IA for this year's NCAA Division III Championship on March 15-16, 2013. Top-three place-winners from the regional qualifiers are eligible for this competition, from which will emerge winners of All-America honors. In total, New York State qualified the total of 18 wrestlers from Courtland (6), Ithaca (4), NYU (2), Brockport (2), Oneonta (1), Merchant Marine (1), Hunter (1) and Oswego (1). Please click on the image of a given school's logo for further details. Good luck to all of our qualifiers! Further news story will follow.

Army tops Merchant Marine at an All-Academy challenge

Army Senior Jordan Thome (133 lbs.)

Final Brackets

Army placed fourth at the All-Academy wrestling home tournament at West Point, NY this past Saturday, February 2. With the score of 71.5 points, the Black Knights finished a place ahead of their New York State rivals, the Mariners (17.5 points). Jordan Thome (133), Paul Hancock (165), and Tyler Rauezahn (141) all took second in their respective weight classes, earning points for Army. Among top-performing Merchant Marine grapplers were Josh Miller, who won three bouts by pin to capture third place at 174 pounds, and Nic Watson, whose victory against Vinnie Bellaran of Division I Citadel helped him secure fourth place at 165 pounds.

For more details, visit the team websites:
Army Black Knights
USMMA Mariners

New York State Teams Compete in Virginia Duals

Hampton Colloseum, where the 2013 Virginia Duals took place

Several teams from New York State competed in last weekend's Virginia Duals in Hampton, VA. Binghamton University wrestling split its opening two matches on Friday, January 11, winning over VMI 31 to 13 and falling to Virginia Tech 9 to 32. Grapplers who recorded two wins for Binghamton that day were its nationally-ranked Donnie Vinson (149) and Nate Schiedel (197). On Saturday, January 12, Binghamton dropped it third and final match to North Dakota State 12 to 30, but once again Vinson and Schiedel emerged triumphant.

On Friday, January 11, SUNY Brockport wrestling won against Central Florida 39 to 10. Later that day, the Golden Eagles defeated a New York State rival, Nassau Community College, 25 to 9. Its third and final match for the title against Stevens Tech the following day, however, ended in a sour loss of 22-18 despite heated and tight competition. The loss came partly as a result of the disqualification of Eliah Golding, the Golden Eagles' 149-pounder, and a team point given to Stevens.

Besides competing against Brockport, Nassau Community College also faced the Apprentice School, which it utterly defeated 43-0.

None of the three teams captured the title, which went to Virginia Tech.

Videos of matches from Virginia Duals are available on Flowrestling. Link here.

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