Whitney named freshman of the year in New York

Action photo of Austin Whitney

Cortland wrestler Austin Whitney was named Freshman of the Year by the New York State Collegiate Wrestling Coaches Association. Whitney placed 4th at the Northeast Region at 149 lbs. and compiled a 34-9 record on the way to being named Empire Conference Freshman of the Year and earning a place on the d3wrestle.com All-Freshman Team. Whitney becomes the third Red Dragon to win the award after Brian Bistis in 2011 and Mike Bucci in 1996. Read on for the full awards release.

New York State Collegiate Wrestling Coaches Association
2015-2016 End of the Year Awards


Nahshon Garrett (Cornell University) Senior, 37-0 record @ 133 pounds
NCAA Division I National Champion, 1st place EIWA & Outstanding Wrestler Award, 1st place Southern Scuffle, 1st place Vegas Invitational, 1st place Jonathan Kaloust Bearcat Open, 1st place NYS Championships and EIWA Wrestler of the Year


Austin Whitney (SUNY Cortland) 34-9 record @ 149 pounds
4th place NCAA Northeast Regional, 1st place King’s College Invitational, 1st place Roger Williams University Invitational, 4th place NYS Championships, Empire Conference Freshman of the Year, d3wrestle.com 149 lbs. Freshman of the Year, ECWC All-Academic Team and NWCA DIII Scholar All-American


Keith Maute (Niagara County Community College) 7-3 dual meet record
10th place NJCAA Championships, 2nd place NJCAA Region III/Northeast District I Championships, 13th place NYS Championships, NJCAA Region III/Northeast District I Coach of the Year, 4 NJCAA All-Americans