May 6, 2010
Brown Wrestling Announces the Class of 2014
Providence, RI - The Brown University wrestling program is pleased to announce its class of 2014, consisting of 10 distinguished young men: Giuseppi Lanzi (Amsterdam HS, NY), C.J. Howard (Pittsford HS, NY), Billy Watterson (John Jay HS, NY), Dan Cataldi (Great Neck South HS, NY), Pat Labuz (Hazelton HS, PA), Jared Kay (Hazelton HS, PA), Brandon Vorrius (Middletown North HS, NJ), Sterling Hecox (Harlem HS, IL), Vinny Moita (De La Salle HS, CA), and Dan Flowers (Dexter HS, MI).
March 22, 2010
Cort Choate '13 Competes at NCAA Championships
Omaha, NE - Freshman Cortlandt Choate (Orwigsburg, PA) traveled to Omaha to compete in the NCAA Championships over the weekend, losing a pair of bouts despite putting up solid efforts in both. Choate qualified for the NCAA's by turning in an impressive performance at the EIWA Tournament, where he tore through the wrestlebacks to earn a spot in Omaha.
March 9, 2010
Freshman Cort Choate Qualifies for NCAA Championships
Providence, R.I. - After his stellar run last weekend at the EIWA Tournament, rookie Cort Choate has qualified for the NCAA Championships to be held from March 18-20 in Omaha, Nebraska. Choate won four consecutive bouts in the consolation bracket at 133, upsetting a number of competitors on the way to finish fourth overall in the EIWA.
March 7, 2010
Wrestling Finishes 10th at EIWA Tournament
The Bears wrapped up competition at the two-day EIWA Tournament on Sunday evening, compiling a total of 55 points to finish 10th overall. The Cornell Big Red, a perennial national contender, won the competition, wracking up 160.5 points to take the title by a comfortable margin over second place Penn, which had 113.
February 26, 2010
Senior Bran Crudden Named All-Ivy
Providence, R.I. - Brown senior Bran Crudden (Columbia, CT) was named to the Honorable Mention All-Ivy Team on Thursday afternoon, recognizing his impressive 2009-10 season. Putting together the best season of his career, Crudden compiled a 14-10 record against strong competition, including 10-5 in dual competitions.
February 20, 2010
Bears Drop Two Matches to Columbia, Cornell
The Bears dropped a pair of Ivy matches over the weekend, losing 46-6 against Cornell on Friday before Columbia took a tough 25-12 victory on Saturday evening. Brown utilized a balanced attack for the pair of competitions, as four different wrestlers won one bout apiece, but it wasn't enough to overcome the two tough opponents.
February 13, 2010
Bears Earn First Ivy Win With Split Against Harvard, Lehigh
The Brown wrestling squad celebrated its Senior Day with a split against Ivy rival Harvard and Lehigh at home on Saturday afternoon, knocking off the Crimson 33-12 in the most impressive match of the season for the Bears before falling to nationally ranked Lehigh 33-6. In an exceptionally balanced effort, Bruno got one win apiece from nine different wrestlers over the course of the two matches, helping Brown earn the split.
February 9, 2010
Brown Athletics to Debut Live Blog for Wrestling Versus Harvard
Brown fans will be able to follow every minute of the action this weekend as the Bears wrap up their home schedule against Harvard on Saturday, as brownbears.com will feature a live blog detailing the afternoon. In addition to live video, available through B2 Networks for $7, fans can access the free blog by going to http://www.brownbears.com/sports/m-wrestl/2009-10/schedule and selecting the "Live Stats" link for the Harvard match.
February 6, 2010
Wrestling Falls to Penn, Princeton at Home
The Bears dropped a pair of home matches on Saturday afternoon, falling 21-15 against Princeton, followed by a 35-6 loss to a powerful Penn squad. Senior Branden Stearns led the way for Brown, notching a pair of wins, including one over #20 Micah Burak of Penn.
February 5, 2010
Wrestling Earns Home Split Against Boston University and Drexel
The Bears earned a home split against Boston University and Drexel on Friday afternoon, knocking off the Terriers by a 28-12 margin before falling to the Dragons by a final tally of 27-9. Sophomore Jeff Lemmer and senior Branden Stearns led the way for Bruno, as each won a pair of bouts to help Brown pick up its third win of the season in front of the Pizzitola Center crowd.
January 30, 2010
Wrestlers Drop Home Opener to Army, 27-6
Brown kicked off their home schedule on Saturday afternoon, losing a tough 27-6 decision against the Army Black Knights despite wins from Jeff Lemmer and Bran Crudden. With the loss, Brown falls to 2-7 overall, including 1-3 against EIWA league opponents.
January 21, 2010
Wrestling Falls to Bucknell by 28-13 Margin
Lewisburg, PA - The Bears lost a tough match to EIWA foe Bucknell on Thursday night, as the Bison defended their home gym with a 28-13 win, taking seven of ten events. Brown was led by senior Greg Einfrank, who won a major decision at 125, giving the Bears an early lead and thoughts of an upset. However, the Bison, with two nationally ranked wrestlers, proved too strong for Bruno. With the loss, Brown falls to 2-6 overall, with a 1-2 record in EIWA bouts, while Bucknell improves to 7-5 on the season, including 4-0 in the league.
January 16, 2010
Brown Wrestling Competes at Lonestar Duals
The Bears traveled to Texas to challenge themselves against some of the nation's best teams on Saturday, coming away with an 0-4 record at the end of a grueling day of competition. Senior Bran Crudden led the Bears with three wins at 184 pounds, but his effort wasn't enough, as Brown fell to Utah Valley, Air Force, Oklahoma, and Northwestern. With the losses, the Bears fall to 2-5 on the young season.
January 9, 2010
Brown Wins 18-17 Thriller Over Hofstra
The Bears came out strong against Hofstra on Saturday afternoon, winning the first three events en route to an 18-17 victory during the first weekend of dual competition. Senior Stephen DeLorenzo earned his third win in three matches, picking up a 3-1 decision at 141 pounds. With the win, Brown improves to 2-1 on the season.
January 8, 2010
Bears Open Dual Season With Split Against Rutgers and Franklin and Marshall
Brown kicked off the dual season on Friday evening, earning a split with a loss against Rutgers and an impressive win over Franklin and Marshall. Seniors Bran Crudden and Stephen DeLorenzo each picked up a pair of wins to help power Bruno to the victory. Following Friday's action, Brown moves to 1-1 on the young season.
December 7, 2009
Bears Take 38th at Cliff Keen Invitational
Brown wrestled to a 38th place finish at one of the most competitive mid-season competitions of the year over the weekend, taking on some of the best teams in the country at the Cliff Keen Invitational. The Bears wracked up 9.5 points, finishing just a single point behind the Air Force Academy. Ohio State just edged Cornell for the team title, beating the Big Red by a final tally of 122.5-121.5.
November 23, 2009
Brown Places Sixth at Keystone Classic
Brown wrestled to a sixth place finish at the highly competitive Keystone Classic on Sunday afternoon, led by senior Bran Crudden's (Columbia, CT) second place at 184 pounds. Crudden, who was seeded sixth in the event, stormed into the final match by winning three straight bouts, including an upset of the third seed. In a balanced overall day, the Bears also had three different wrestlers take fourth in their weight class, as well as a third by senior Bryan Tracy.
November 16, 2009
Einfrank's Second Leads Bears at Binghamton Open
Brown wrestling kicked off the 2009-10 season at the Binghamton Open on Sunday, as several Bears turned in impressive individual performances, highlighted by senior Greg Einfrank's second place finish at 125 pounds. Einfrank tore through the bracket before losing a hard-fought match in the finals, running his record to 4-1 in the early season. Brown also had placewinners at both 157 and 197 pounds, one of the best team showings of the tournament, though no standings were kept.