Bernstein and Lanzi Earn All-Ivy Honors

PROVIDENCE, RHODE ISLAND – Two members of the Brown wrestling team (9-9, 3-7 EIWA, 1-4 Ivy League) received All-Ivy honors at the conclusion of the 2012-13 regular season. Sophomore Ophir Bernstein (Allen, TX) was named to the second team at 184 pounds, while junior Giuseppi Lanzi (Amsterdam, NY) was named honorable mention at 165 pounds.

Bernstein received All-Ivy accolades for the second straight season after being named honorable mention for his rookie campaign.  He compiled a 20-7 overall record, with a 4-1 tally in the Ivy League. After falling in the Bears' first league duel against Cornell, Bernstein earned four consecutive Ancient Eight victories, triumphing over opponents from Princeton, Penn, Harvard and Columbia.

Lanzi is making his first appearance on the All-Ivy roster. The junior earned a 12-11 overall record during the regular season, winning two of four matches against Ivy League opponents. He earned his first league win in the Bears' win over Princeton and picked up a second against a tough squad from Harvard, while falling to competitors from Penn and Columbia.

The Bears are in the midst of preparations for the EIWA Championships to be held on March 8 and 9 in Piscataway, NJ. For information on the 2013 EIWA Championships, visit the tournament site here.

 

2012-2013 All-Ivy Wrestling Team

FIRST TEAM ALL-IVY

*Nahshon Garrett, Cornell (Fr., 125 – Chico, Calif.)
*Jeff Canfora, Penn (So., 133 – East Hanover, N.J.)
Steven Keith, Harvard (Sr., 141 – Shoreham, N.Y.)
Steve Santos, Columbia (Sr., 149 – Brick, N.J.)
*Walter Peppelman, Harvard (Sr., 157 – Harrisburg, Pa.)
*Kyle Dake, Cornell (Sr., 165 – Ithaca, N.Y.)
*Steve West, Columbia (Sr., 174 – Fresno, Calif.)
*Steve Bosak, Cornell (Sr., 184 – State College, Pa.)
*Micah Burak, Penn (Sr., 197 – Colorado Springs, Colo.)
Jacob Aiken-Phillips, Cornell (So., 285 – Lawrenceville, Ga.)

SECOND TEAM ALL-IVY (12)^
Mark Rappo, Penn (Sr., 125 – Holland, Pa.)
Matt Bystol, Columbia (Jr., 133 – Libertyville, Ill.)
Ryan Osleeb, Harvard (So., 133 – Carmel, N.Y.)
C.J. Cobb, Penn (So., 141 – Williamstown, N.J.)
Chris Villalonga, Cornell (Jr., 149 – Totowa, N.J.)
Jake O'Hara, Columbia (Sr., 157 – Mountaintop, Pa.)
Casey Kent, Penn (Fr., 165 – Norristown, Pa.)
Ian Korb, Penn (So., 174 – Cincinnati)
Ophir Bernstein, Brown (So., 184 – Allen, Texas)
James Fox, Harvard (So., 197 – Plainfield, N.J.)
Stryker Lane, Cornell (Sr., 285 – Redvale, Colo.)
Steven Graziano, Penn (Jr., 285 – Syosset, N.Y.)

HONORABLE MENTION ALL-IVY
Jeff Ott, Harvard (Fr., 125 – Chelmsford, Mass.)
Bricker Dixon, Cornell (So., 133 – Kansas City, Mo.)
Mike Nevinger, Cornell (Jr., 141 – Perry, N.Y.)
Zach Bintliff, Princeton (Sr., 149 – Gladstone, Mo.)
Jesse Shanaman, Cornell (Jr., 157– Blairstown, N.J.)
Giuseppi Lanzi, Brown (Jr., 165 – Amsterdam, N.Y.)
Cameron Croy, Harvard (Jr., 174 – Brentwood, Tenn.)
Canaan Bethea, Penn (Jr., 184 – Trenton, N.J.)
Jace Bennett, Cornell (So., 197 – Amarillo, Texas)
Nick Gajdzik, Harvard (Fr., 285 – Rochester, Mich.)

* Unanimous selection
^ Due to ties in the voting, the second All-Ivy team was expanded from 10

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