ONEONTA – Oswego State freshman Charlie Grygas won the Empire Collegiate Wrestling Conference title at 165 pounds with a fall (3:21) in the title bout.

Three other Lakers made the finals in their respective weight classes, and the Lakers finished in second place in the team standings.

The ECWC meet was held at Alumni Field House in Oneonta.

Grygas started the day with the top seed and a bye. He scored a major decision (14-4) over Sam Grey of Brockport, and then won a 10-5 decision in the semifinals before pinning Oneonta’s Thomas Marrone in the championship bout.

Laker freshman John DeConno made his return to the mat an impressive one with a fall (1:22) in his first match and then scoring a 6-3 decision to make the finals at 125, where he lost to Ithaca’s Logan Ninos, 8-0.

At 157 pounds, Laker junior Christian Gramuglia won by fall (6:14) in his first match, then took a 14-6 major decision in his second bout and an 8-1 decision in the semifinals. In the title bout, he lost to top-seeded Sam Schneider of Ithaca, 6-5.

Junior Aidan Mathews at 197 pounds was the final Laker to earn a spot in the finals. He advanced with a fall (4:25) and a 3-1 upset of second-seeded Justin Jones of Brockport before losing a 3-1 decision to Cortland’s Dylan Dubuque.

A pair of Lakers took all-conference honors at 133 pounds, with William Hardin II going 4-1 on the afternoon, including a pair of sudden victories in his last two bouts to finish third in the bracket.

Kaleb Carreon lost to fifth-seeded Matt Maquet of Cortland before winning a 16-0 technical fall and wrestling Hardin well before falling in the 3-1 sudden victory to his teammate. He earned fifth with a medical forfeit to also earn all-conference honors.

Junior Isaac Mathews earned fourth at 174 with a 9-1 major decision in his opener before falling to the eventual champion. He scored an 8-2 decision and then lost a 1-0 decision to take all-conference honors.

Freshman Toryan Jones and junior Caleb Beach narrowly missed joining their seven teammates who earned all-conference honors.

Oswego State returns to the mat Saturday with a home tri-match with Castleton and Brockport starting at noon.


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