Valley Sports Report
OSWEGO, N.Y. — Athens grad Kaiden Winters, a junior on the RIT wrestling team, won an individual title and set a school record for falls, while fellow Athens grads Nate Bradley and Chris Horton — both sophomores, finished second, and Tioga grad Austin Lamb, a freshman, finished fourth to lead the Tigers to the team title at the New York Collegiate Championships here at SUNY Oswego on Nov. 24.
Winters, who entered the tournament tied with RIT Hall of Famer Matt Hamill tied with 47 career falls, open the day with a win over SUNY Sullivan’s Destin Morano via injury default in 1:31.
Winters recorded his record-setting 48th career fall in the second round with a pin of Oneonta’s Kwan Wills in 3:43, then added to his tally by decking Brockport’s Zack Brown in 47 seconds in the quarterfinals.
In the semifinals, Winters edged Lamb, 3-1, in his closest match of the day, then blanked Cortland’s Gianno Silba, a Newark Valley graduate, 7-0, in the finals.
Winters is 15-3 on the season, with five pins and a team-high five tech falls.
Bradley opened his day with a 5-0 win over Oswego’s Isaac Mathews, then received a medical forfeit in the second round.
Bradley pinned RIT teammate Maikel Dolorit in 6:08 to advance to the semifinals, where he topped Daniel Torres of Jamestown CC, 4-1.
Bradley dropped a 10-5 decision to RIT teammate Joe Lupisella in the finals.
Bradley is 8-4 on the season, with one pin and one technical fall.
After receiving a bye in the opening round, Horton decked Oneonta’s Larsen Larame in 52 seconds in the second round.
Horton edged Merchant Marine’s Caleb Kreitter, 7-5 to advance to the semifinals, where he forged a 16-5 major decision over Oneonta’s Andrew Desousa.
In the finals, Horton dropped an 18-5 major decision to Ithaca College freshman Travis Jones.
Horton is 8-5 on the season.
Lamb blanked Cortland’s Charlie Buckley, 4-0, in the opening round, and followed it up with a 5-0 win over Brockport’s Nick Robbins.
In the quarterfinals, Lamb topped Oswego’s Joshua Bressette, 6-2.
After his loss to Winters, Lamb decked his RIT teammate Ian Houck, who had won four wrestleback bouts in a row, in 1:33.
In the third-place mach, Lamb dropped a 3-0 decision for Brockport’s Zack Brown.
Lamb is 12-6 on the season, with three pins.
RIT hosts the RIT Invitational on Dec. 7.
IN PHOTO: Clockwise from top left, Kaiden Winters, Nate Bradley, Chris Horton, and Austin Lamb.
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