Oswego State wrestler Cameron Mills knocked off top-seed Ryan Dormann 4-2 in a semifinal match at 174 points before falling in the championship match to Dave Priest of Ithaca, 11-5, to help the Lakers finish in sixth place with 103.5 points at the Ithaca Invitational. Chris Payne and Omar Santiago took third place at 141 and 133 pounds, respectively, as the other top Oswego State placers. Host Ithaca earned top team honors with 191 points.
Santiago lost to Will Livingston of Centenary by a technical fall in the semifinals, but defeated teammate Scott McGregor in the wrestleback bracket, 3-2, and Eddie Giron of Springfield, 8-5, to earn third place. Payne posted four wins in the wrestleback over Johnson & Wales’ Justin Sitzer, 10-4, NYU’s Clement Bommier, 6-1, Ithaca’s Junior Amazan, 3-2, and Springfield’s Corey Kozimor, 3-1, to earn third place.
In the third-place match at 165 pounds, Marc Collins fell to Matt Regan of Centenary 5-2 after recording three victories over Robert Garlick, 5-4, Connor Nelson, 13-8, and Nate Cross, 3-2. Blake Fisher defeated Cortland’s Justin Signorelli, 5-2, to take fifth place in the 157-pound weight class. Fisher lost to Derek Brenon in the semifinals by technical decision and Owen Vernon, 8-3, before wrestling against Signorelli.
McGregor went on to finish sixth at 133 pounds, while Joe Pesce also placed sixth at 285 pounds.
Oswego State will open dual meet competition Saturday at Max Ziel Gymnasium versus RIT at 1 p.m.