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Cortland Topples Wrestling, 29-6

SPRINGFIELD, Mass. (January 8, 2008) – The Springfield College wrestling team managed to win just two of 10 individual bouts, falling well short in a dual meet versus the nation’s #9-ranked Division III team, Cortland State, 29-6, this afternoon at Springfield’s Blake Arena.

Winners for Springfield College included senior quad-captain Erik Delehanty (Clinton, Conn.) at 157, and junior Chris Brown (East Hartford, Conn.) at heavyweight.

With the win, Cortland is now 2-0, while Springfield falls to 1-2. Cortland is wrestling Williams College at Springfield College later this afternoon.

The match began at the 184-pound weight classification. Cortland won the first two individual bouts before Brown defeated sophomore Joe Murphy (St. James, N.Y.) by a score of 3-2. The Red Dragons then won the next four matches, upping their lead to 23-3, before Delehanty defeated sophomore Will Brodfuehrer (Canastota, N.Y.), 8-5. Cortland then finished up with two more wins. There was only one pin on the afternoon, that coming at the 141-pound weight class as freshman Michael Esteves (Pleasantville, N.Y.) toppled James Squires (Melrose, Mass.) at 2:30 of the match. Squires was wrestling up a weight.

Up next for Springfield is the Budd Whitehill Invitational at Lycoming in Williamsport, Penn. Friday and Saturday, Jan. 11-12.


184 lbs. – Treavor LeBlanc (CS) dec. Greg Dussol, 3-2 (3-0)
197 lbs. – Cameron Gee (CS) dec. John Ragno, 8-4 (6-0)
Hwt. -- Chris Brown (SC) dec. Joe Murphy, 3-2 (6-3)
125 lbs. – Peppy Cabrera (CS) dec. Casey Leslie, 6-0 (9-3)
133 lbs. – Dave Colagiovanni (CS) dec. Blaze Chatham, 11-2 (13-3)
141 lbs. – Michael Esteves (CS) pinned James Squires, 2:30 (19-3)
149 lbs. – Paul LeBlanc (CS) dec. Chris DeBlock, 14-5 (23-3)
157 lbs. – Erik Delehanty (SC) dec. Will Brodfuehrer, 8-5 (23-6)
165 lbs. – Zack Bogardus (CS) dec. Victor Stanziale, 3-1 (26-6)
174 lbs. – Matt Champion (CS) dec. Anthony Scarpetti, 7-3 (29-6)

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