OSWEGO — The Oswego State wrestling team hosted the 51st annual New York State Collegiate Wrestling Tournament Sunday at Max Ziel Gymnasium.
Junior Aidan Mathews won the 197-pound tournament title. As a team, the Lakers finished sixth with 95 points as seven wrestlers placed among the top eight in their weight class to earn All-State honors.
Mathews came into the tournament as the second seed and had a bye in the opening round. He won his initial two bouts by fall, the first at 2:58 and the second at 4:16 to advance to the final where he won by a 5-2 decision over Devin Vanlengen of Niagara County Community College.
Senior William Hardin II went 5-1 on the day with a fall, a technical fall and a major decision among his victories to earn third in the 133-pound weight class. Also earning third was Christian Gramuglia at 165 by way of a 5-1 record, including four-straight wins to end the tournament.
The Lakers put two other wrestlers on the podium at 165 as Charlie Grygas took fifth and Caleb Beach earned eighth. My’kle Thomas (285 pounds) and John DeConno (125) each placed sixth, with Thomas getting the fastest pin (:23) of the day for the Lakers. Josh Bressette, competing in the 157-pound weight class, was the other All-State wrestler for the Lakers as he won a pair of bouts (6-2, 3-1) by decision.