Feb. 2, 2002
PROVIDENCE, RI - The Brown wrestling team picked up a pair of victories on Saturday by knocking off Drexel 21-16 before downing Boston College 30-3.
In the first match of the day, the Bears fell behind 9-0 before junior Clint Frease (Clearwawter, FL) pinned his opponent at 4:56 to pull Brown within three points of the Dragons at 9-6. The Bears won the next two bouts as juniors David Dies (Akron, Ohio) and Jason Mercado (Pitman, NJ) earned decisions at 149 and 157. Consecutive victories by seniors Karl Rittger (Glen Gardner, NJ) at 197 and Bronson Lingamfelter (Boxborough, MA) in the heavyweight class clinched the 21-16 win for the Bears.
The Bears went on to win six of seven matches against the Boston College Eagles as they earned a 30-3 victory. Three Brown grapplers pinned their opponents including freshman Shawn Cully (Harmony, PA), senior Chris Ayers (Newton, NJ) and Rittger.
Brown (9-4) will be back in action next Saturday, February 9 against Penn. at the Pizzitola Sports Center in a 2:00 p.m. match.
Brown 21, Drexel 16: 125 Rob Rebmann (D) pinned Ryan Gill (B), 3:52 0-6, 133 Joe Cristaldi (D) dec. Rob Apgar (B), 5-3 0-9, 141 Clint Frease (B) pinned Scott Mohr (D), 4:56 6-9, 149 Dave Dies (B) dec. Matt Kennett (D), 7-5 9-9, 157 Jason Mercado (B) dec. Jason Staso, (D), 4-3 12-9, 165 Carl Schmidt (D) major dec. Sean Jenkins (B) 12-13, 174 Ben Chunko (D) dec. Adam Santee (B), 7-3 12-16, 184 Nick Ciarcia (B) dec. Pat Miller (D), 6-4 15-16, 197 Karl Rittger (B) dec. Chris Jones (D), 5-3 18-16, HWT Bronson Lingamfelter (B) dec. Mike Carroll, 4-0 21-16
Brown 30, Boston College 3: 125 Jason Amato (B) won by forfeit 6-0, 133 No Match 6-0, 141 Shawn Cully (B) pinned Nate Poole (BC), 4:27 12-0, 149 No Match 12-0, 157 Evan Williams (BC) dec. Radu Brestyan (B), 8-3 12-3, 165 Heath Lohrman (B) dec. Ben Slaughter (BC), 6-3 15-3, 174 Chris Ayers (B) pinned Matt Gaimari (BC), 4:47 21-3, 184 Karl Rittger (B) pinned Kevin MacDonald (BC), 1:18 27-3, 197 Peter Mosley (B) dec. Jared McLaughlin (BC), 3-2 30-3, HWT No Match 30-3