Feb. 21, 2010

Courtesy of RIT

ROCHESTER, NY - SUNY Cortland was the top scoring team at the 2010 Empire Wrestling Championships at RIT's Clark Gymnasium on Saturday. The Red Dragons, ranked 16th in Division III, defeated SUNY Brockport by 15.5 points. No. 4 Ithaca was third with 124.5 points, and Lycoming was fourth with 117 points. The winners of the 10 weight classes, plus five wild-card selections advanced to the 36th Division III NCAA Wrestling Championships on March 5-6.

Team Scores
SUNY Cortland - 141.5
SUNY Brockport - 126
Ithaca - 124.5
Lycoming - 117
SUNY Oswego - 76
SUNY Oneonta - 72.5
Messiah - 41
SUNY Morrisville - 27
RIT - 5

Weight Class Champions (automatic NCAA qualifiers)
125 lbs. - Tyler Marlow, SUNY Brockport
133 lbs. - Chad Winowich, Ithaca
141 lbs. - Jeremy Stierly, Ithaca
149 lbs. - Blaine Woszczak, Ithaca
157 lbs. - William Horwath, Ithaca
165 lbs. - Christopher Dahlheimer, Lycoming
174 lbs. - Mike Ciaburri, SUNY Cortland
184 lbs. - Josh Wake, SUNY Oneonta
197 lbs. - Martino Sottile, SUNY Cortland
285 lbs. - Joe Murphy, SUNY Cortland

Wild card selections (NCAA qualifiers)
125 lbs. - John Gregory, Ithaca
133 lbs. - Aljamain Sterling, SUNY Cortland
149 lbs. - Isaiah Britton, Lycoming
165 lbs. - Trent Zempel, Messiah
174 lbs. - Chris Wade, SUNY Oneonta

NCAA Alternates
184 lbs. - Lukas Pariso, SUNY Brockport
149 lbs. - Stephan Perez, SUNY Cortland
197 lbs. - David Sbriscia, Ithaca

Most Outstanding Wrestler
125 lbs. - Tyler Marlow, SUNY Brockport

Coach of the Year
Brad Bruhn, SUNY Cortland