December 4, 2006

DeLorenzo Leads Bears at Cliff Keen Invitational

Dec. 4, 2006

Las Vegas, NV - Freshman Stephen DeLorenzo (Wantagh, NY) upset the seventh seed in his draw en route to a 3-2 record to lead the Brown wrestling team at the Cliff Keen Las Vegas Invitational this weekend. The Bears finished with 12.5 points to place 37th in the 47-team draw, which included nine of the nation's top 25 teams.

DeLorenzo squared off with seventh-seeded Amond Prater of No. 2 Missouri in his first match, winning 5-1. He dropped a 6-0 decision to Jake Kriegbaum of Air Force in the second round, but picked up two more wins, one in double overtime, before falling to Joey Deaguero of Adams State in overtime.

Junior Shawn Kitchner (Stratford, WI) and sophomore Tom Fazio (Ringwood, NJ) each picked up a pair of wins. At 165 pounds, Kitchner defeated Cornell's Mike Macki 6-4 in his opening match, then wrestled third-seeded Patrick Pitsch of Arizona State tight before being decisioned 5-2. He defeated Cal State-Fullerton's Bryan Tice 5-3 in his first wrestleback match before being eliminated. Fazio followed a similar pattern at 157 pounds, winning 13-8 in his opener against Kurt Gross of Kent State and winning a major decision over Kyle Nelson of Missouri Valley, 11-2, in the wrestlebacks.

Senior Jordan LaFollette (Magadone, OH), junior Levon Mock (Bangor, MI), junior Jeff Schell (Zion Grove, PA), and freshman Chris Musser (Vestal, NY) all picked up one win.

The Bears now have a month until their next competition, the Lone Star Duals on Jan. 6 in Dallas, TX.

125 pounds - Greg Einfrank
Round of 32: Jake Gonzales (Oregon St) major dec. Greg Einfrank (Brown), 12-2
Wrestleback 1: Tyler Bowles (Arizona St) dec. Greg Einfrank (Brown), 9-4

133 pounds - Jeff Schell
Round of 32: Jeff Schell (Brown) dec. Mark Anderson (West Virginia), 4-0
Round of 16: #4 Darrell Vasquez (Cal Poly) tech. fall Jeff Schell (Brown), 21-5
Wrestleback 3: Lou Ruggirello (Hofstra) dec. Jeff Schell (Brown), 1-0 (2OT)

141 pounds - Stephen DeLorenzo
Pigtail Round: Stephen DeLorenzo (Brown) dec. #7 Amond Prater (Missouri), 5-1
Round of 32: Jake Kriegbaum (USAF Acad.) dec. Stephen DeLorenzo (Brown), 6-0
Wrestleback 1: Stephen DeLorenzo (Brown) dec. Justin Morrill (Utah Valley), 3-1
Wrestleback 2; Stephen DeLorenzo (Brown) dec. Bennie Garcia (Cal St-Fullerton), 2-1 (2OT)
Wrestleback 3: Joey Deaguero (Adams St) dec. Stephen DeLorenzo (Brown), 3-1 (OT)

149 pounds - Jordan LaFollette
Round of 32: Jordan LaFollette (Brown) dec. Chris Remsen (Arizona St), 6-4
Round of 16: #4 Morgan Atkinson (Cal St-Fullerton) pinned Jordan LaFollette (Brown), 2:43
Wrestleback 3: Matt Dunn (Columbia) dec. Jordan LaFollette (Brown), 11-5

157 pounds - Tom Fazio
Pigtail Round: Tom Fazio (Brown) dec. Kurt Gross (Kent State), 13-8
Round of 32: #7 Mike Chandler (Missouri) pinned Tom Fazio (Brown), 3:48
Wrestleback 1: Tom Fazio (Brown) major dec. Kyle Nelson (Missouri Valley), 11-2
Wrestleback 2: Kenneth Packard (S.F. State) dec. Tom Fazio (Brown), 2-1

165 pounds - Shawn Kitchner
Round of 32: Shawn Kitchner (Brown) dec. Mike Mackie (Cornell), 6-4
Round of 16: #3 Patrick Pitsch (Arizona St) dec. Shawn Kitchner (Brown), 5-2
Wrestleback 3: Shawn Kitchner (Brown) dec. Bryan Tice (Cal St-Fullerton), 5-3
Wrestleback 4: Daniel Atondo (Cal St-Bakersfield) major dec. Shawn Kitchner (Brown), 13-1

174 pounds - Chris Musser
Pigtail Round: Chris Musser (Brown) dec. Adam Faires (Ohio), 4-1
Round of 32: Marc Fenwick (Utah Valley) dec. Chris Musser (Brown), 2-1
Wrestleback 1: Ryan Budd (Cal St-Fullerton) major dec. Chris Musser (Brown), 12-4

184 pounds - Matt Gevelinger
Pigtail Round: Chance Litton (West Virginia) dec. Matt Gevelinger (Brown), 10-5
Wrestleback 1: Kyle Bressler (Oregon St) dec. Matt Gevelinger (Brown), 6-1

197 pounds - Larry Otsuka
Round of 32: Ernesto Ancona (Cal St-Bakersfield) dec. Larry Otsuka (Brown), 6-4
Wrestleback 1: John Drake (Cal St-Fullerton) dec. Larry Otsuka (Brown), 3-0

275 pounds - Levon Mock
Round of 32: #8 Jermail Porter (Kent State) pinned Levon Mock (Brown), 3:47
Wrestleback 1: Levon Mock (Brown) dec. Joe Espejo (Dickinson St), 3-2
Wrestleback 2: Scott Smith (Virginia) dec. Levon Mock (Brown), 7-2