Oswego State Wrestling Goes 2-1 After First Day of Budd Whitehill Division III Duals

The Oswego State wrestling team rebounded from a 27-9 first round loss to Springfield College with victories against Case Western Reserve 40-6 and RIT 50-0 at the Budd Whitehill Division III Wrestling Duals hosted by Lycoming College on Friday. Senior Eric Leusch (Rochester, N.Y.) went 3-0 at 285 pounds with three pins, including a pin of RIT’s Somara Atkinson in 1:05. Oswego State, which moved to 3-4 in dual meets, returns to the mat against host Lycoming at 9 a.m. on Saturday.

Sophomore Chris Payne (Farmington, N.Y.) also finished the day 3-0 after defeating Blaze Chatham of Springfield 5-2, pinning Tim Banks of RIT in 4:05, and receiving a win by forfeit against Case Western. Omar Santiago (Fr., Huntington, N.Y.) posted a record of 2-1 after the three matches, including two pins against Case Western and RIT in 1:22 and 2:57, respectively.

Match Results vs. Springfield (L 9-27)
125: Michael Rose (SC) dec. Paul Slaver (OSW) 8-3
133: Eddie Giron (SC) dec. Omar Santiago (OSW) 11-7
141: Chris Payne (OSW) dec. Blaze Chatham (SC) 5-2
149: Steve Flathers (SC) dec. Blake Fisher (OSW) 5-2
157: John Archambeau (SC) dec. Nick Rodgers (OSW) 8-2
165: Ronald Thompson (SC) dec. Marc Collins (OSW) 8-2
174: Michael Fish (SC) dec. Gage Banker (OSW) 3-1
184: Jeremy Burns (SC) won by forfeit
197: Connor O’Rourke (SC) dec. Kyle Sheridan (OSW) 2-1
285: Eric Leusch (OSW) pinned Ron Fusco (SC) 5:50

Match Results vs. Case Western Reserve (W 40-6)
125: Paul Slaver (OSW) won by forfeit
133: Omar Santiago (OSW) pinned Tim Sykes (CWR) 1:22
141: Chris Payne (OSW) won by forfeit
149: Isaac Dukes (CWR) dec. Blake Fisher (OSW) 2-1
157: Kyle Weaver (CWR) dec. Nick Rodgers (OSW) 3-2
165: Marc Collins (OSW) dec. Clay Criss (CWR) 10-3
174: Gage Banker (OSW) dec. Jacob Kornblatt (CWR) 8-7
184: Ethan Phillips (OSW) major dec. Peter Heggs (CWR) 12-2
197: Kyle Sheridan (OSW) pinned David Yeu (CWR) 2:09
285: Eric Leusch (OSW) pinned Cale Harter (CWR) 4:19

Match Results vs. RIT (W 50-0)
125: Paul Slaver (OSW) dec. Shin Wakabayshi (RIT) 10-3
133: Omar Santiago (OSW) pinned Joe Beaumont (RIT) 2:57
141: Chris Payne (OSW) pinned Tim Banks (RIT) 4:05
149: Blake Fisher (OSW) pinned Dominique Graham (RIT) 1:21
157: Nick Rodgers (OSW) pinned Greg Morton (RIT) 3:00
165: Marc Collins (OSW) pinned Edgar Vizcarra (RIT) 4:18
174: Gage Banker (OSW) dec. Zachary Feador (RIT) 9-6
184: Ethan Phillips (OSW) dec. Tyler Brent (RIT) 9-1
197: Kyle Sheridan (OSW) major dec. Ben Johnstone (RIT) 11-2
285: Eric Leusch (OSW) pinned Somara Atkinson (RIT) 1:05