Brown Wrestling Downs Ivy League Rival Harvard

Brown Wrestling Downs Ivy League Rival Harvard

Boston, Mass. – Brown wrestling has struggled at times this season, but the team came through in a big way on Saturday. The Bears traveled to Ivy League rival Harvard and picked up a 24-17 win over the Crimson. Brown was also in action against Boston University, but was edged 24-10. 

Cortlandt Choate started the Bears off with a 16-1 win at 133 over Fermin Mendez in 4:30. Grant Overcashier followed his lead and picked up a win at 141, 16-11 over Joe Marino.

After a forfeit win at 149, Giuseppi Lanzi continued Brown's winning ways at 165. Brown final win of the afternoon against Harvard came from Jeff Lemmer who picked up the win at 174, 11-3 over Michael Sadler.

T.J. Popolizio, who picked up the forfeit win against the Crimson, got some mat action against Boston University and was victorious over Ryan Dowd, 7-4 at 125 pounds.

Overcashier made it a two-for-two day as he took a majority decision victory over Jordan Frease, 14-5 at 141.

Not to be outdone, Lanzi also picked up win number two of the day against BU. Lanzi picked up the decision victory over Nestor Taffur, 9-6. 

The Bears return to their home mat next weekend when they host Cornell and Sacred Heart at 1 p.m. on Feb. 18 before welcoming Bucknell and Columbia at 11:30 a.m. on Feb. 19.


Brown 24 Harvard 17
125: Steven Keith (H) 5-2 Billy Watterson
133: Cortlandt Choate (B) 16-1; 4:30 Fermin Mendez
141: Grant Overcashier (B) 16-11 Joe Marino
149: TJ Popolizio (B) FF
157: Walter Peppelman, (H) 19-4;6:55 Pat LaBuz
165: Giuseppe Lanzi (B) F3:30 Nick Brazeau
174: Jeff Lemmer (B) 11-3 Michael Sadler
184: Cameron Croy (H) 6-1 Ziad Kharbush
197: Bryan Panzano (H) 5-1 Brandon Shull
285: Andrew Knapp (H) 6-1 Tyler Cowman

Boston University 24, Brown 10
125: T.J. Popolizio (Brown) dec. Ryan Dowd (BU), 7-4
133: Fred Santaite (BU) dec. Cortlandt Choate (Brown), 6-3
141: Grant Overcashier (Brown) major dec. Jordan Frease (BU), 14-5
149: Giuseppi Lanzi (Brown) dec. Nestor Taffur (BU), 9-6
157: Nick Tourville (BU) dec. Patrick LaBuz (Brown), 6-4
165: Kyle Czarnecki (BU) dec. Max Lewin (Brown), 5-0
174: Hunter Meys (BU) major dec. Jeff Lemmer (Brown), 11-2
184: Brock Mantella (BU) dec. Ziad Kharbush (Brown), 6-0
197: John Hall (BU) major dec. Brandon Shull (Brown), 12-1
285: Kevin Innis (BU) major dec. Tyler Cowman (Brown), 10-2