PROVIDENCE, R.I. – The Brown wrestling team competed in the first day of the 2011 EIWA Championships on Saturday and saw several wrestlers win bouts. The Bears faced some of the top competition in the East at host site Bucknell.
Cortlandt Choate had a tough draw with the number two seed in the 133 pound division in Lehigh's Frank Cagnina, falling in 3:47 and in the next round lost a close decision to Harvard's Shay Warren, 4-0.
Grant Overcashier was the number four seed at 141, but was topped by Penn's number two seed Zack Kemmerer, 13-5 in his first match. Overcashier lost another close in the next round, falling 11-7 to the No. 8 seed Zachary Bintiff of Princeton.
Zach Kulczycki fell in his first round draw agains the number seven seed from Army, but was victorious in his second match against Andrew Murano of Franklin & Marshall, pinning him in 2:36.
Patrick LaBuz also fell in his first, but one his second match. After being topped by Princeton's Dan Kolodzik, LaBuz was able to pin Franklin & Marshall's Eric Norgard in 3:35.
The trend continued at 165 with Dave Foxen falling in his first, before taking his second. Foxen was topped 8-2 by Penn's Stephen Burak, but was able to defeat Princeton's Andrew Lowy, 12-11.
Brown's final win came in Brandon Shull's second match of the day against Army's Daniel Mills. Shull pinned the Knight in 2:36.
- Cornell – 173.5
- Lehigh – 119
- Rutgers – 116.5
- American – 106
- Penn – 98
- Navy – 81.5
- Columbia – 63
- Bucknell – 59
- Army – 56
- Harvard – 47.5
- Princeton – 42.5
- Franklin & Marshall – 20
- Brown - 3.5