PROVIDENCE, R.I. – The Brown wrestling team got back on the winning track on Friday afternoon at the Pizzitola Sports Center, downing both Boston University and Roger Williams in dual meets. The Bears picked up a big victory over the Terriers, 19-16, before dominating the Hawks, 41-9.
Sophomore Billy Watterson (Pound Ridge, N.Y.), senior Ricky Bailey (Palmyra, N.J.) and freshman Ophir Bernstein (Allen, Texas) were all multiple winners for the Bears, winning each of their two matches against BU and RWU.
Watterson started the day for Bruno with a 5-1 win at 125 pounds over the Terriers' Chris McGinley, and kept it going against Roger Williams, pinning Anthony D'Anton in 2:40.
Bailey took a 10-4 decision over BU's Peter Ishiguro at 149 pounds before registering a technical fall against the Hawk's Kevin Edward, 16-1, in 7:00 minutes.
Brown's third two-time winner, Bernstein, started with an 11-5 decision over Boston University's Hunter Meys before earning a majority decision over RWU's Shane Parcel, 13-3.
The Bears also boasted several strong individual performances as senior Dave Foxen (Garden City, N.Y.) tallied a 10-0 majority decision over BU's Andrew Swank at 174 pounds, while senior Jeff Lemmer (Milwaukee, Wis.) and junior Marcos Aranda (Monument, N.M.) picked up pinfall victories against Roger Williams at 165 and 197 pounds, respectively.
Bruno will be back in action tomorrow afternoon, taking on Ivy League rival Harvard at 1 p.m., before facing Lehigh at 3 p.m. Both dual matches will take place at the Pizzitola Sports Center on the campus of Brown University.
Brown 19, BU 16
125- Billy Watterson (Brown) DEC Chris McGinley (BU) 5-1
133- T.J. Popolizio (Brown) DEC Ryan Dowd (BU) 9-4
141- Grant Overcashier (Brown) DEC Tyler Scotton (BU) 4-3
149- Ricky Bailey (Brown) DEC Peter Ishiguro (BU) 10-4
157- Nick Tourville (BU) DEC Zack Kulczycki (Brown) 10-5
165- Mitchell Wightman (BU) MD Jeff Lemmer (Brown) 10-0
174- David Foxen (Brown) MD Andrew Swank (BU) 10-0
184- Ophir Bernstein (Brown) DEC Hunter Meys (BU) 11-5
197- John Hall (BU) DEC Brandon Vorrius (Brown) 5-3
285- Kevin Innis (BU) win by Forfeit
Brown 41, RWU 9
125- Billy Watterson (Brown) FALL Anthony D'Anton (RWU) (2:40)
133- Beau Martino (Brown) MD Jonathan Lemoine (RWU) 16-6
141- Zack Tannenbaum (Brown) FALL Brendon Perry (RWU) (1:47)
149- Richard Bailey (Brown) TFALL Kevin Edward 16-1 (RWU) (7:00)
157- Max Lewin (Brown) MD Brandon Shenan (RWU) 10-1
165- Jeff Lemmer (Brown) FALL Joshua Devriendt (RWU) (:45)
174- Robert Markowski (RWU) DEC Ricky McDonald 6-4 (Brown)
184- Ophir Bernstein (Brown) MD Shane Parcel (RWU) 13-3
197- Marcos Aranda (Brown) FALL Tim Garlington (RWU) (4:41)
285- William Salovitch (RWU) win by Forfeit