Four Brown Grapplers Named to All-Ivy Wrestling Team

Four Brown Grapplers Named to All-Ivy Wrestling Team

March 27, 2002

PROVIDENCE, RI - Seniors Bronson Lingamfelter (Boxborough, MA), Karl Rittger (Glen Gardner, NJ), junior Clint Frease (Clearwater, FL) and sophomore Nick Ciarcia (Berlin, CT) were named to the All-Ivy wrestling team on March 27.

Frease (141), Ciarcia (197), and Lingamfelter (Hwt.) were all unanimous first-team selections and Rittger (184) was named to the second-team.

Lingamfelter, a dominating wrestler in the heavyweight class this season, compiled a 31-7 overall record as he qualified for the NCAAs for the fourth consecutive year. The senior finished second at the EIWA Tournament and was a unanimous first team All-Ivy selection. Lingamfelter was named the EIWA wrestler of the week on February 13 as he became only the second wrestler in Brown history to record 100 overall victories in a career when he pinned Joe Looke of Princeton in a 25-11 win over the Tigers on February 10. Ranked among the nation's top twenty heavyweights all season, Lingamfelter finished his career at Brown with a 107-37 record.

Ciarcia was also a first-team selection in the 197-pound weight class. The sophomore qualified for the NCAAs by finishing third in the EIWA Tournament. Ciarcia went 4-1 in the Ivies, and posted a 26-14 overall mark for the season.

Rounding out the Bears' first-team selections was junior Clint Frease (Clearwater, FL) at 141. Frease finished third at the EIWA Tournament and also earned a trip to the NCAAs. The junior was an unstoppable force in the Ivy League, going 5-0 in league matches. Frease recorded a 22-10 record for the year.

Rittger earned a spot on the second-team in the 184-pound weight class. The senior compiled a 4-1 mark in Ivy matches and went 9-8 for the season.