Bears Split Matches Against Wagner and Columbia

Feb. 17, 2006

New York, NY - The Brown wrestling team took down Wagner 34-6 before falling to Ivy foe Columbia, 22-17, on Friday in New York. The Bears took six of ten bouts against Wagner, earning bonus points in all six, including four pins. Brown earned five wins against the Lions but four bonus wins pushed Columbia to the victory.

Freshman Matt Gevelinger and sophomores Levon Mock and Jeff Schell recorded three straight pins for the Bears in the first match of the day against Wagner. Also notching six points was freshman Tom Fazio, who earned a pin at 157 lbs. Senior Greg Pace and Lenny Marandino both posted techinal falls at 133 lbs. and 165 lbs. respectively.

Senior Dan Appello won a 3-1 decision in the first bout but Columbia went on to win the next two, a major decision at 141 lbs. and a pin at 149 lbs. Back-to-back wins by Mike Savino and Shawn Kitchner, a 13-5 major decision winner at 165 lbs., even up the score at 10 all. Kitchner is now 17-8 on the season.

Columbia secured the victory by winning the next three matches, including two bonus wins. Mock earned his second victory of the day, a 10-0 major decision while Schell also picked up his second win of the day.

Columbia 22, Brown 17
133- Dan Appello (B) dec. - Eric Amstutz (C) ,3-1
141- Sal Tirico (C.) maj.dec - Mark Savino (B), 11-3
149- Ricky Turk (C) pinned- Mike Ashton (B), 0:47
157- Mike Savino (B) dec. -Derek Sickles (C), 5-3
165- Shawn Kitchner (B) maj. dec. -Dustin Tillman (C), 13-5
174- Matt Palmer (C) tech fall - Matt Gevelinger (B) 20-4, 5:47
184- Justin Barent (C) maj. dec. -Branden Stearns (B), 13-1
197- Orrin Kleinhenz (c) dec.- Leo Saniuk (B), 8-2
Hwt. Levon Mack (B) dec. - Bill Beechum (C), 10-0
125- Jeff Schell (B) dec. - Jeff Sato (C), 6-2

Brown 34, Wagner 6
133- Greg Pace (B) tech. fall- Richard Englehardt (W), 21-1, 5:47
141- Mike Tutunjian (W) dec.- John Triggas (B), 5-3
149- Justin Ensign (W. ) dec. -Tim Smith (B), 7-4
157- Tom Fazio (B) Pinned Patrick Laran (W), 1:35
165- Lenny Marandino (B) tech.fall- Nick Magaraci (W), 20-2, 4:30
174- Matt Gevelinger (B) Pinned Adam Amster (W), 1:46
Hwt. Levon Meck (B) Pinned John Cichon (W), 1:54
125- Jeff Schell (B) pinned Mike Rooney (W), 2:04