News from Oneonta Red Dragon Sports
Ahken Chu of Patterson selected as ECWC Wrestler of the Week for Second Time
ONEONTA, NY (11/26/2019)– The Empire Collegiate Wrestling Conference has announced that SUNY Oneonta senior Ahken Chu (Patterson) has been selected as the Wrestler of the Week. The honor for Chu is the second time in the last three weeks that he has been recognized as the top grappler in the conference.
Chu became only the second wrestler in program history to claim a New York State title, which he did this past weekend at the NYS Collegiate Championships at Oswego. Chu’s performance helped to lead the Red Dragons to a fourth place finish overall. Chu’s performance overall earned him the Most Outstanding Wrestler award for the tournament making him the first Oneonta wrestler to be selected in the 50 years that Oneonta has participated in the event.
After receiving a bye in the first round, Chu began his day with an 18-0 tech fall over RIT’s Austin Bourgeois. In the quarterfinals, Chu earned a 16-0 tech fall over NYU’s Jacob Bernstein. Chu advanced to the finals with a 17-1 tech fall over RIT’s Isaiah Ocasio. In the finals, Chu pinned Brockport’s Eli Sims in 2:23 to capture the New York State Championship.
Chu is currently 17-1 on the season with a pair of pins.
Oneonta will return to action on Saturday, Dec. 7th at the RIT Invitational.
SUNY Oneonta supports 21 varsity teams and is a member of the SUNYAC Conference while competing at the NCAA Division III level. The Red Dragons have enjoyed a long history of success athletically celebrating National Champions and All-Americans. Oneonta athletics boasts state-of-art facilities including a field house and two field turf fields.
SUNY Oneonta is a mid-size, public college rooted in scholarship across the liberal arts and sciences preparing students for successful careers and the pursuit of advanced degrees.
SUNY Oneonta consistently receives recognition regionally and nationally within the rankings of public college’s and universities of its size.