Cortland & Homer wrestling Section III Division II Championship results; two Cortland wrestlers qualify for states

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Cortland’s Avery Canzano (left) & Wyatt Tinker (right) qualified for the New York State Wrestling Tournament.

Both the Cortland and Homer wrestling teams competed in the Section III Division II Championships on Saturday (February 10th). The tournament took place at Onondaga Community College’s SRC Arena.

Cortland entered two wrestlers (Avery Canzano & Wyatt Tinker) in the tournament. 

Homer entered a total of seven wrestlers (Patrick Maslin, Hunter Lines, Dominic Burlingame, Colin Murphy, Christopher Slade, Owen Burhans & Jack Brown) in the tournament. 

Both Cortland’s Avery Canzano & Wyatt Tinker placed in the top three of their weight classes, helping them qualify for the upcoming state tournament taking place in Albany. 

Canzano entered the tournament as the No.1 seed in the 190-pound weight class, and ended up placing 2nd after losing to the No. 2 seed Trent True of Holland Patent in the championship match. 

Tinker entered the tournament as the No.4 seed in the 160-pound weight class. He placed 3rd overall following his third place match win against ​ Henry Smith of Jordan-Elbridge.

According to Cortland head coach Clint Morse, “Cortland has not had a state rep since 2013, when Zack Alexander received a wildcard bid to states. Cortland has not had people go to states in the same year, since 1972. That year Dick Meldrim and Larry Hinkle represented Cortland at the state tournament.” 

The State tournament will be held at the MVP Arena in Albany on Friday and Saturday (February 23rd & 24th).  

Both Homer’s Hunter Lines and Jack Brown placed 4th overall at their respective weight classes, but were not able to qualify for states. 

Here are the results from each of Cortland and Homer’s wrestlers in the tournament


Wyatt Tinker (3rd overall) - 160 pounds

  • 1st round: Wyatt Tinker (Cortland) over Manuel Pelton-Vazquez (Mexico) - Technical Fall - 16-0 (2:37)
  • Quarterfinal: Wyatt Tinker (Cortland) over Jack Mangan (South Jefferson) - Decision (5-0)
  • Semifinal: Mason Rowley (Little Falls) over Wyatt Tinker (Cortland) - Technical Fall - 20-4 (4:55)
  • Consolation Semifinal: Wyatt Tinker (Cortland) over Bryce Enders (Cazenovia) - Fall (5:42)
  • 3rd Place Match: Wyatt Tinker (Cortland) over Henry Smith (Jordan-Elbridge) - Ultimate Tie Breaker (2-2)

Avery Canzano (2nd overall) - 190 pounds

  • 1st round: Avery Canzano (Cortland) received a bye
  • Quarterfinal: Avery Canzano (Cortland) over Cody Hager (Phoenix) - Technical Fall 17-1 (4:21)
  • Semifinal: Avery Canzano (Cortland) over Keeran Timerman (Canastota) - Decision (6-3)
  • 1st Place Match: Trent True (Holland Patent) over Avery Canzano (Cortland) - Decision (5-1)


Patrick Maslin (Did Not Place) - 101 pounds

  • 1st round: Mason Tanner (Jordan-Elbridge)over Patrick Maslin (Homer) - Fall (1:04)
  • Consolation 1st round: Raymond Spann (Holland Patent) over Patrick Maslin (Homer) - Sudden Victory-1 (6-4)

Hunter Lines (4th overall) - 131 pounds

  • 1st round: Hunter Lines (Homer) over Ayden Weaver (Lowville) - Fall (2:50)
  • Quarterfinal: Hunter Lines (Homer) over Caleb Jolly (Phoenix) - Technical Fall 19-4 (5:08) 
  • Semifinal: Kolton Kelley (Camden) over Hunter Lines (Homer) - Decision (9-7)
  • Consolation Semifinal: Hunter Lines (Homer) over Braedon Sanderson (Dolgeville) - Fall (1:51)
  • 3rd Place Match: Jacob Strain (Adirondack) over Hunter Lines (Homer) - Decision (5-2)

Dominic Burlingame (Did Not Place) - 145 pounds

  • 1st round: Dominic Burlingame (Homer) over Parker Kohlbach (Altmar Parish Williamstown) - Sudden Victory-1 (5-3)
  • Quarterfinal: Cooper Reed (Central Valley Academy) over Dominic Burlingame (Homer) - Technical Fall 18-3 (2:09)
  • Consolation 2nd round: Bradly Reader (Camden) over Dominic Burlingame (Homer) - Fall (3:42)

Colin Murphy (Did Not Place) - 170 pounds

  • 1st round: Tristan Jarvie (General Brown) over Colin Murphy (Homer) - Fall (1:48)
  • Consolation 1st round: Cameron Winn (Morrisville Eaton) over Colin Murphy (Homer) - Fall (1:45)

Christopher Slade (Did Not Place) - 190 pounds

  • 1st round: Elliott Barbosa (Marcellus-Onondaga) over Christopher Slade (Homer) - Fall (1:49)
  • Consolation 1st round: Christopher Slade (Homer) over Robert Dailey (South Lewis) - Fall (0:56)
  • Consolation 2nd round: Aiden Kiehn (Sherburne-Earlville) over Christopher Slade (Homer) - Decision (3-0)

Owen Burhans (Did Not Place) - 215 pounds

  • 1st round: Isaac Croneiser (Adirondack) over Owen Burhans (Homer) - Fall (0:49)
  • Consolation 1st round: Daniel Stoffolano (Herkimer) over Owen Burhans (Homer) - Fall (4:49)

Jack Brown (4th overall) - 285 pounds

  • 1st round: Jack Brown (Homer) over Collin Giammella (Mount Markham) - Fall (2:26)
  • Quarterfinal: Mason Sturtevant (Adirondack) over Jack Brown (Homer) - Fall (2:31)
  • Consolation 2nd round: Jack Brown (Homer) over Lane Lyndaker (Copenhagen) - Fall (2:50)
  • Consolation 3rd round: Jack Brown (Homer) over Jermaine Davis (Mount Markham) - Fall (1:34)
  • Consolation Semifinal: Jack Brown (Homer) over Landon Crandall (Phoenix) - Decision (4-3)
  • 3rd Place Match: Mason Sturtevant (Adirondack) over Jack Brown (Homer) - Fall (4:10)


A special thank you goes to Visions Federal Credit Union for partnering with us to provide the greater Cortland County community with additional sports coverage