January 10, 2007

Bears' Home Opener Moved Up to 1 p.m.

Jan. 10, 2007

Providence, RI - The Brown wrestling team (0-4) will open its EIWA season this Saturday against Bucknell (7-6, 2-1 EIWA) at the Pizzitola Center. The dual match, originally scheduled for 2 p.m., has been moved to 1 p.m. The match will also be the home opener for the Bears.

Bucknell, ranked eighth in the most recent EIWA rankings released on Dec. 12, has one nationally-ranked grappler in freshman Andy Rendos. Rendos has a 12-2 record at 165 pounds on the season, and is ranked 18th in the nation. Rendos is one of three Bison ranked in the EIWA, all of whom are freshmen. Rendos is ranked fourth at 165 pounds, Eric Lapotsky is ranked fourth at 197, and Brantley Hooks is ranked sixth at 157.

Senior captain Shawn Kitchner (Stratford, NJ) was Brown's lone grappler in the EIWA rankings, bowing at sixth at 165 pounds.