Brown Picks Up Pivotal Win Over Ivy League Rival Harvard

Brown Picks Up Pivotal Win Over Ivy League Rival Harvard

PROVIDENCE, R.I. -  The Brown wrestling team was back in action on Saturday afternoon at the Pizzitola Sports Center, picking up an all-important win over Ivy League-rival Harvard, 22-17, before falling to No. 15 Lehigh, 35-3.

Sophomore Billy Watterson (Pound Ridge, N.Y.) was victorious in both of his matches on Saturday, defeating Harvard's Max Mejia, 14-3, in a majority decision before earning a 10-6 decision over Lehigh's Alex Abreu.

Against Harvard, junior Grant Overcashier (Goodrich, Mich.) worked his way to a 4-1 win over Harvard's Shay Warren at 141, while senior Ricky Bailey (Palmyra, N.J.) fought his way to a 13-6 win over the Crimson's Patrick Hogan at 149 pounds.

Brown actually went three-for-three against Harvard as senior Dave Foxen (Garden City, N.Y.), rookie Ophir Bernstein (Allen, Texas) and freshman Sterling Hecox (Loves Park, Ill.) went on to wins versus the Crimson.

Brown, 22, Harvard, 17

125- Billy Watterson (Brown) MD Max Mejia (Harvard) 14-3
133- Steven Keith (Harvard) DEC TJ Popolizio (Brown) 12-7
141- Grant Overcashier (Brown) DEC Shay Warren (Harvard) 4-1
149- Ricky Bailey (Brown) DEC Patrick Hogan (Harvard) 13-6
157- Walter Peppleman (Harvard) TF Zack Kulczycki (Brown) 17-0
165- Ian Roy (Harvard) DEC Jeff Lemmer (Brown) 7-3
174- David Foxen (Brown) DEC Josh Popple (Harvard) 11-5
184- Ophir Bernstein (Brown) DEC Cameron Croy (Harvard) 9-3
197- Sterling Hecox (Brown) FALL Bryan Panzano (Harvard) 1:48
285- David Ng (Harvard) (Forfeit)


Brown 3, No. 15 Lehigh 35

125 – Billy Watterson (Brown) dec. Alex Abreu (Lehigh) 10-6

133 – Mason Beckman (Lehigh) major dec. Beau Martino (Brown) 20-7

141 – Steve Dutton (Lehigh) major dec. Zach Tanenbaum (Brown) 12-3

149 – Shane Welsh (Lehigh) dec. Ricky Bailey (Brown) 11-6

157 – Brian Tanen (Lehigh) major dec. Max Lewin (Brown) 12-3

165 – Sean Bilodeau (Lehigh) major dec. Jeff Lemmer (Brown) 15-2

174 – Nate Brown (Lehigh) dec. Dave Foxen (Brown) 3-1, s.v.

184 – Robert Hamlin (Lehigh) dec. Ophir Bernstein (Brown) 10-4

197 – Joe Kennedy (Lehigh) major dec. Marcos Aranda (Brown) 16-5

285 – Zach Rey (Lehigh) won by forfeit