March 4, 2003

Bear Grapplers To Compete in EIWA Championships

March 4, 2003

The Brown University Wrestling team will compete in the 99th EIWA Championships this weekend hosted by Cornell. Wrestling begins on Friday March 7th, the preliminary and first round matches start at 11:00 a.m. The quarterfinals and consolation matches will begin at 5:00 p.m. on the same day.

Saturday March 8th will start off with consolations beginning at 11:00 a.m. The consolation finals will run from 2:30-4:30 p.m. followed by the Championship finals beginning at 6:00 p.m.

Currently Lehigh is leading the EIWA with an 8-0 mark in the conference, Cornell is close behind with a 6-1 conference record. Lehigh has five men ranked number one in their respective weights as Cornell has one top rank , five seconds and all ten men ranked in the top six.

The Bears have two ranked grapplers in senior Clint Frease (Clearwater, FL) and junior Nick Ciarcia (Berlin, CT). Frease is ranked second at 141 with an overall mark of 23-3 on the 2002-2003 season. Ciarcia has posted a 22-7 record throughout the 2002-2003 season earning himself a fourth rank position at 184.

BROWN BEAR LINE-UP

125 Lucas Magnani

133 Anthony Marconi or Dan Appello

141 Clint Frease

149 Jason Mercado

157 Michael Savino

165 Chris Ayers

174 Adam Santee

184 Nick Ciarcia

197 Doran Heist

HWT Lee Beane.