Army Geared Up For New York State Championships

Collin Wittmeyer

Collin Wittmeyer

Nov. 15, 2012

WEST POINT, N.Y. - The Army wrestling team will continue its tournament schedule on Saturday, Nov. 17, when the Black Knights travel to Ithaca, N.Y., to compete at the 44th annual New York State Championships.

The all-day event, which will be contested inside Newman Arena on the campus of Cornell University, is set to begin at 10 a.m.

Last season, the Black Knights won their first New York State Championship team crown since 2008. Jordan Thome, Cole Gracey and Michael Gorman won individual titles to lift Army past the talented field that included Cornell, Columbia and Buffalo.

Army is coming off a third-place showing at last weekend's Oklahoma-Gold Classic in Brockport, N.Y. Bryce Barnes (197 pounds), Collin Wittmeyer (184) and Daniel Young (149) each posted a runner-up finish, and 11 other Black Knights placed within the top six to pace the Black Knights.

Young, who is off to a fast start this season, is currently ranked 20th nationally this week at 149 pounds by Intermat.

Following the New York State Championships, Army opens the dual match portion of its schedule on Saturday, Nov. 24, when the Black Knights travel to Troy, N.Y., to take part in the Northeast Duals. Army will face Binghamton, Purdue and EIWA rival Rutgers at the event.

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