Empire Wrestlers of the Year

Senior Matt Miller (Muncy, Pa.) of Lycoming and freshman Blaine Woszczak (Manasquan, N.J.) of Ithaca have been named Empire Collegiate Wrestling Conference (ECWC) Wrestler of the Year and Rookie of the Year in voting by the league’s coaches and sports information directors.

Miller capped an undefeated season by winning the NCAA title at 197 pounds, blanking the top seed and defending national champion 2-0 in the final. Miller won the ECWC title at 197 pounds and finished the year (his only season at Lycoming) with a 20-0 record.

Woszczak went 32-14 and was a wild-card selection to the NCAA Championships, where he beat the tournament’s #6 seed before being eliminated. Woszczak, who placed second at the conference championship meet and was a three-time ECWC Rookie of the Week, is the second Bomber in as many years to win the award.
ECWC Weekly Award website