Three Cooperstown wrestlers lost first-round matches Saturday during the Section Three Championships at Onondaga Community College.
Jacob Russell’s season ended at 10-10 with a 12-2 loss by major decision to Herkimer’s T.J. Philpotts at 106 pounds. Paul LoRusso (22-12) was pinned by Phoenix’s Seth Gilbert in the second period of their 120-pound opener, and Tyler Koffer (8-18) suffered a first-period pin against Camden’s Garrett Mitchell at 138. Mitchell advanced to the title match but fell, 6-0, to Laken Cook of Central Valley Academy.
South Jefferson won the team title with 132.5 points, finishing nine ahead of runner-up Mexico in the 38-team state qualifiers.