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Wrestling Finishes Sixth at Ithaca Invitational

Oscar Orellana Ithaca, N.Y. (November 9, 2008) – Springfield wrestling opened up the 2008-09 season with a solid sixth place showing at this weekend’s Ithaca Invitational. Led by seniors Greg Dussol (Amston, Conn.) and Rob Mifsund (Somers, N.Y.), the Pride finished the weekend with 87 points for the tournament.

Dussol finished runner up in the 184-pound weight classification, and Misfund finished third in the 157-pound division. Sophomore Victor Stanziale (Bloomfield N.J.) also had a solid weekend finishing fourth in the 174-pound classification.

Ithaca College, took home the Invitational crown as they were sparked by four individual weight class championships in the 125-pound, 141-pound, 157-pound, and 197-pound weight classification, to finish the tournament with a team total of 175 points, nearly fifty points in front of their closest competitor. Cortland finished second with 125.5, followed by, Johnson & Wales (109.5), New York University (102), Roger Williams (93), Springfield 87), Southern Maine (79), Centanary (69), Oswego (60.5), Coast Guard Academy (46), Hunter (43.5), Rochester Institute of Technology (40), Gettysburg (29.5), Norwich (16) and Morrisville (15.5).

The following is a list of the Championship matches by weight class.
125 Ibs. – Seth Ecker (Ithaca) TF Brian Borst (Cortland), 17-1, 6:48
133 Ibs. – Nicholas Cuccinello (Johnson & Wlales) dec. Stephen Valestro (Southern Maine), 15-11
141 Ibs. – John Paxos (Ithaca) dec. Derrick Smith (Oswego), 7-4
149 Ibs. – Paul Leblanc (Cortland) dec. Stephan Perez (Cortland), 1-0
157 Ibs. – Willie Horwath (Ithaca) dec. Matt Magill (NYU), 10-3
165 Ibs. – Matt Morti (Southern Maine) dec. Jason Wake (RIT), 5-2
174 Ibs. – Jerome Owens (Johnson & Wales) WBF Nate Shuminov (NYU), 4:02
184 Ibs. – Bryan Lenhardt (Johnson & Wales) dec. Greg Dussol (Springfield), 5-0
197 Ibs. – Chris Carabello (Ithaca) dec. Joel Ford (Oswego), 4-2
285 Ibs. – Zach Weinrich (Roger Williams) dec. Dave Sbriscia (Ithaca), 6-1

Springfield will next take the mat when they travel to the Binghamton Invitational this Saturday, November 15th at 9:00 A.M.

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