Aljamain Sterling, a two-time All-American at Cortland, retained his bantamweight title with a split-decision win over Henry Cejudo on Saturday, May 6, 2023, in the main event of UFC 288 in Newark, N.J.
Demitreus Henry added a medal to the list in 2022 with his eighth place finish at 174 pounds.
Four-time All-American Robert Dierna became a two-time NCAA champion for SUNY-Cortland in 2017.
Joe Giaramita was also a four-time All-American and won a national title in 2015.
The top five wrestlers in Red Dragons history produced eighteen NCAA medals and four national titles.
All five were finalists, and they include three four-time All-Americans, four NCAA champions, and a two-time champion!
Check out the best SUNY-Cortland wrestlers of all-time ranked by NCAA DIII medals!
Here are the top five!
Rank - Name - Year - Score - Medals
#1 - Robert Dierna - 2017 - 54 - 3,2,1,1
#2 - Stef Sair - 2007 - 37 - 4,1,2
#3 - Joe Giaramita - 2016 - 35 - 8,6,1,3
#4 - Rick Armstrong - 1979 - 31 - 6,1,4
#4 - Mike Bucci - 1999 - 31 - 4,7,6,2
There have been 51 All-American wrestlers who have won 83 medals in SUNY-Cortland history!
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