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February 9, 2012

 

Dragons tie school record for victories

OSWEGO — SUNY Cortland wrestlers, ranked 13th nationally in Division III, tied the single season school record of 17 dual-match victories by handling host Oswego 31-6 on Wednesday night.
The Red Dragons are now 17-2 after winning eight of 10 matches, including taking the final five weight classes. Pins by juniors Jonathon Conroy at 165 pounds and unbeaten Jared Myhrberg at 197 pounds, along with a major decision victory from classmate Andre Berry at 149, were among those Cortland triumphs.
After matching the 17 wins set in the 1995-96 season — when the Red Dragons finished 17-3 —Coach Brad Bruhn’s squad will go after the school record this coming Wednesday with a visit to nationally fifth-ranked rival Ithaca College.
Cortland opened the night with a 3-0 win by freshman Paul Fields at 125 pounds, but Oswego (2-10) tied the score when Omar Santiago posted a 7-3 win at 133 pounds.
At 141 pounds, freshman Edwin Perry recorded a takedown with 10 seconds left in regulation to force overtime, then won the match with another takedown 28 seconds into the first sudden-victory period. Perry improved to 11-5 with the win.
Cortland extended its lead to 10-3 on Berry’s 12-3 major decision at 149 pounds. The win increased Berry’s record to 16-7 this winter. Oswego closed to within 10-6 on a 5-3 decision by Nick Rodgers at 157 pounds.
Cortland would not lose again.
Conroy started the late run with a pin in just 1:36 at 165 pounds for his team-high 28th win of the season. Sophomore James Ondris followed with a 9-4 decision at 174 pounds and improved to 14-10.
At 184 pounds, senior Carl Korpi earned a 4-2 win in the second sudden-victory overtime period over Cameron Mills. Korpi registered an escape, then scored with a second remaining on a Mills technical violation. Mills, however, earned a point for riding time to tie the match at 2-2. Neither wrestler scored in the first sudden-victory overtime period or a pair of 30-second tie-breaker periods. Korpi won the match with a takedown in the second sudden-victory session and is 24-6 on the season.
Myhrberg, ranked fourth nationally at 197 pounds, stayed perfect on the year at 25-0 with a pin in two minutes. Freshman Joey Giaramita wrapped up the match with a 6-3 decision at 285 pounds to improve his record to 18-7.

 

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