January 12, 2014

Wrestling Falls to Army, Binghamton, American at BU Duals

BOSTON, Mass. – The Brown wrestling team opened dual meet season at the Boston University Duals on Sunday, falling to Army (28-12), Binghamton (23-17) and American (31-13) at Case Gym. Junior captain Ophir Bernstein (Allen, Texas) went undefeated to lead the Bears, while four wrestlers picked up multiple victories on the day.

Bernstein earned back-to-back major decisions against Army and Binghamton before pinning American's Jason Grimes in 2:13 to seal a 3-0 performance in the 184-pound weight class. Sophomore Anthony Finocchiaro (Canastota, N.Y.) grabbed two major decisions at 133, while senior Philip Marano (Northampton, Pa.) and junior Ricky McDonald (Carson City, Nev.) each prevailed twice at 165 and 174, respectively.

Other Brown victors included senior captain Cortlandt Choate (Orwigsburg, Pa.) and freshman Justin Staudenmayer (Plymouth Meeting, Pa.). Choate recorded a 13-5 major decision against Mark Marchetti of Army at 149 and Staudenmayer defeated Binghamton's Colton Perry by a 6-1 score at 157.

The Bears head to Bucknell for a dual meet in Lewisburg, Pa., on Jan. 18. Brown is scheduled to face the host Bison at 11 a.m. and Clarion at 1 p.m.

Army 28, Brown 12

125: Hunter Wood (A) dec. Vincent Moita (B), 3-2 (rt)
133: Anthony Finocchiaro (B) major dec. Justin Seim (A), 11-2
141: Tyler Rauenzahn (A) wins by forfeit
149: Cortlandt Choate (B) major dec. Mark Marchetti (A), 13-5
157: Paul Hancock (A) dec. Justin Staudenmayer (B), 7-2
165: Chandler Smith (A) dec. Philip Marano (B), 8-4
174: Brian Harvey (A) dec. Ricky McDonald (B), 4-3
184: Ophir Bernstein (B) major dec. Ryan Tompkins (A), 9-1
197: Bryce Barnes (A) major dec. Sebastian Levin (B), 10-1
285: Stephen Snyder (A) wins by forfeit

Binghamton 23, Brown 17

125: David White (Bg) tech fall Vincent Moita (Br), 16-0 (5:19)
133: Anthony Finocchiaro (Br) major dec. Mike Sardo, 10-2
141: Nick Tighe (Bg) by forfeit
149: Dylan Caruana (Bg) dec. Cortlandt Choate (Br), 5-3
157: Justin Staudenmayer (Br) dec. Colton Perry (Bg), 6-1
165: Philip Marano (Br) dec. Vincent Grella (Bg), 6-5
174: Ricky McDonald (Br) dec. Jack McKeever (Bg), 3-1
184: Ophir Bernstein (Br) major dec. Caleb Wallace (Bg), 15-5
197: Cody Reed (Bg) dec. Augustus Marker (Br), 10-4
285: Tyler Deuel (Bg) pinned Sebastien Levin (Br), 5:42

American 31, Brown 13

125: David Terao (A) tech fall Vincent Moita (B), 21-6 (5:00)
133: Esteban Gomez-Rivera (A) dec. Anthony Finocchiaro (B), 7-1
141: Tom Page (A) by forfeit
149: Mark Cirello (A) major dec. Cortlandt Choate (B), 12-2
157: John Boyle (A) dec. Justin Staudenmayer (B), 4-2l
165: Philip Marano (B) major dec. Cristian Masaya (A), 11-1
174: Ricky McDonald (B) dec. Keithen Cast (A), 3-1 (sv1)
184: Ophir Bernstein (B) pinned Jason Grimes (A), 2:13
197: Daniel Mitchell (A) major dec. Augustus Marker (B), 15-5
285: Blake Herrin (A) by forfeit