March 5, 2011

Wrestling Primed for EIWA Championships

PROVIDENCE, R.I. – The Brown wrestling team heads to Lewisburg, Pa., this weekend, March 5-6, for the 2011 EIWA Championships. The Bears will be wrestling for a chance to make it to this year's NCAA Championships in Philadelphia, Pa.

Brown Probables

125- T.J. Popolizio
133- Cortlandt Choate
141- Grant Overcashier
149- Giuseppi Lanzi
157- Patrick LaBuz
165- Dave Foxen
174- Jeff Lemmer
184- Ziad Kharbush
197- Brandon Shull
285- Tyler Cowman

There will be four competition mats in use during all of Saturday's action and Sunday morning's consolation bouts prior to Sunday's championship matches.

Fans unable to make it to Lewisburg will have the opportunity to watch live online via Bison Vision (www.BucknellBison.com). The entire event, except Sunday's championship bouts, will be available free of charge.

Veteran local high school wrestling broadcaster Carl Bower will handle play-by-play duties, while Voice of the Bison Doug Birdsong will provide regular mat-side updates and commentary.

In addition to the live video broadcast, fans will have the chance to follow the results of the EIWAs live online via two different outlets. Updated brackets will be available at www.escapesports.com, while the NWCA will provide live scoring of each match through its Live College Scorebook at www.nwcaonline.com

Tickets for the EIWA Championships are still available by calling the Bucknell Campus Box Office at 570-577-1000 or visiting www.bucknell.edu/boxoffice.

EIWA Championships Schedule of Events:
Saturday, March 5
Session 1: 10 a.m.-3 p.m. (Round of 16, Quarterfinals & Consolations, Consolations)
Session 2: 3:30 p.m. (Semifinals)

Sunday, March 6
Session 3: 10 a.m.-1 p.m. (Consolation Semifinals, Place Finals)
Session 4: 3 p.m. (Finals)