March 3, 2008

Mock Leads Group of Five Bears Named All-Ivy

March 3, 2008

Providence, RI - Five members of the Brown wrestling team have been named All-Ivy in a vote of the Ivy League's six head coaches. Senior Levon Mock (Bangor, MI) was named First Team All-Ivy at 285 pounds, his first such honor after two years being named to the Second Team. Senior Jeff Schell (Zion Grove, PA) was named Second Team for the second time, while senior Mark Savino (Princeton, NJ), junior Matt Gevelinger (Mineral Point, WI), and junior Branden Stearns (Edinboro, PA) were all named Honorable Mention.

Mock finished his career with a 12-6 record entering the EIWA Championship next weekend. An injury caused the tri-captain to miss half of Brown's 16 duals, including the Ivy duals against Penn and Princeton. However, he was selected First Team with a 3-0 record in the Ivy duals he competed in, plus a 12-3 major decision victory over Penn's Trey McLean, who was 5-0 in Ivy duals, at the Keystone Classic in the fall. Mock's 11-4 win over Lou Miller of Columbia on Saturday was his 50th career victory, giving him a 50-38 record. He has twice before been named Second Team All-Ivy, and will attempt to qualify for the NCAA Tournament for the second time next weekend.

Schell was named All-Ivy for the first time at 133 pounds after being named Second Team All-Ivy at 125 pounds as a sophomore. A tri-captain, he led the Bears with 20 wins, going 20-8 on the season, including a 13-3 mark in duals. His four wins by pinfall and six wins by major decision were also team highs. He was 4-1 in the Ivy League, with his lone loss coming to unanimous Rookie of the Year selection Mike Grey of Cornell, who was 35-5 on the year. Entering EIWAs, Schell's career record stands at 77-38.

The Bears' third captain, Savino narrowly missed making the Second Team at 141, posting a 4-1 Ivy League record. However, Second Team selection freshman Corey Jantzen from Harvard was injured during the teams' Ivy dual, so the two never wrestled. Savino was 12-13 on the season, 9-7 in duals. This is the second year in a row he has been named Honorable Mention.

Gevelinger and Stearns received All-Ivy honors for the first time. Gevelinger was 13-9 on the year, 10-5 in duals, and 2-2 in Ivy bouts. He had three bonus-point wins, including one tech fall and two major decisions. Stearns, who was 14-10 on the year, was 7-5 in duals and 2-1 in the Ivy League. He tied with Mock for second on the team with three pinfall victories.

FIRST TEAM (* unanimous)
125 -- *Mike Rodriguez, Cornell (Sr., Kennewick, Wash.)
133 -- *Mike Grey, Cornell (Fr., Rockaway, N.J.)
141 -- *Rick Rappo, Penn (Jr., Holland, Pa.)
149 -- *J.P. O'Connor, Harvard (Soph., Oxford, N.Y.)
157 -- *Jordan Leen, Cornell (Jr., Soddy Daisy, Tenn.)
165 -- *Zack Shanaman, Penn (Jr., Basking Ridge, N.J.)
174 -- *Steve Anceravage, Cornell (Jr., Bloomsburg, Pa.)
184 -- *Lior Zamir, Penn (Sr., Fair Lawn, N.J.)
197 -- *Justin Kerber, Cornell (Soph., Emmetsburg, Iowa)
285 -- *Levon Mock, Brown (Sr., Bangor, Mich.)

SECOND TEAM
125 -- Rollie Peterkin, Penn (Soph., Wellesley, Mass.)
133 -- Jeff Schell, Brown (Sr., Zion Grove, Pa.)
141 -- Corey Jantzen, Harvard (Fr., Shoreham, N.Y.)
149 -- Cesar Grajales, Penn (Jr., Brandon, Fla.)
157 -- Matt Dunn, Columbia (Soph., Transfer, Pa.)
165 -- Matt Button, Harvard (Sr., Mendham, N.J.)
174 -- Jeff Zannetti, Penn (Sr., Edison, N.J.)
184 -- Josh Arnone, Cornell (Soph., Honesdale, Pa.)
197 -- Nick Sommerfeld, Columbia (Sr., Transfer, Pa.)
285 -- Trey McLean, Penn (Jr., Merlin, Ore.)

HONORABLE MENTION
133 -- Bryan Ortenzio, Penn (Fr., Camp Hill, Pa.)
141 -- Mark Savino, Brown (Sr., Princeton, N.J.)
149 -- D.J. Meagher, Cornell (Fr., Bow, N.H.)
157 -- Rob Hitschler, Penn (Sr., Philadelphia, Pa.)
165 -- Mack Lewnes, Cornell (Fr., Annapolis, Md.)
174 -- Travis Erdman, Princeton (Fr., Chagrin Falls, Ohio)
184 -- Matt Gevelinger, Brown (Jr., Mineral Point, Wis.)
197 -- Branden Stearns, Brown (Jr., Edinboro, Pa.)
285 -- Maciej Jochym, Cornell (Fr., Willston Park, N.Y.)

WRESTLER OF THE YEAR
*J.P. O'Connor, Harvard (Soph., Oxford, N.Y.)

ROOKIE OF THE YEAR
*Mike Grey, Cornell (Fr., Rockaway, N.J.)