Cornell wins sixth straight NYS Intercollegiate title

ITHACA, N.Y. -- Cornell won its record-breaking sixth straight New York State Intercollegiate Championship and crowned six individual champions on Sunday afternoon at Barton Hall.

The Big Red won titles at 133 (Chaz Tucker), 141 (Yianni Diakomihalis), 149 (Jonathan Furnas), 157 (Adam Santoro), 184 (Max Dean) and 197 (Ben Darmstadt) to record 183.5 team points, easily outdistancing United States Military Academy Prep School (121) and Ithaca College (119). Cornell had five of its starters in the lineup, with three freshmen, a sophomore who had never wrestled a dual meet for the Big Red prior to Friday night and a junior in his first full year in the lineup.

The six champions tied a single tournament record for the Big Red set previously in 1991 and matched in 2001. It is also the 13th time Cornell has claimed the team title overall, matching Army West Point for the most in state history.

In all, 17 Cornell wrestlers reached the podium, with a pair of Cornell vs. Cornell finals. Noah Baughman, the New York State champion at 125 a year ago, took second to Tucker at 133 by a narrow 5-3 decision. Big Red grapplers also wrestled off at 149, where Furnas topped Chris Schoenherr in the finals, 7-3. Cornell had three of the four semifinalists at 149.

Other champions crowned were Jonathan Haas of Brockport State at 125, Troy Keller of Niagara Community College at 165, Andrew Berreyesa of Finglerlakes Wrestling Club at 174 and Ithaca College's Jake O'Brien at heavyweight.

1. Cornell (183.5)
2. United States Military Academy Preparatory School (121)
3. Ithaca (119)
4. Binghamton (110.5)
5. Finger Lakes Wrestling Club (108.5)
6. Buffalo (71)
7. Brockport State (68)
8. Oneonta State (58)
9. New York University (57.5)
10. RIT (51.5)
11. Columbia (46)
12. Niagara Community College (45)
13. Long Island University - Post (44)
14. SUNY Oswego (40)
15. Nassau Community College (24.5)
16. Merchant Marine (22)
17. Jamestown Community College (20.5)
18. SUNY Ulster (7.5)
19. Farmingdale State (5)
20. Hofstra (5)
21. SUNY Sullivan (2.5)


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