2013-14 Wrestling News

  • Bernstein Wins Bronze at World University Wrestling Championship
    July 09, 2014
    Bernstein Wins Bronze at World University Wrestling Championship PECS, HUNGARY – Brown All-American wrestler Ophir Bernstein (Allen, Texas) took home a bronze medal in the 86 kg freestyle at the 11th World University Wrestling Championship in Hungary on Wednesday. Representing Israel, Bernstein fell in the opening match to eventual-champion Piotr Ianulov of Moldova but rebounded with two wins in the repechage to tie for third place.
  • Bernstein to Represent Israel at World University Wrestling Championship
    July 08, 2014
    Bernstein to Represent Israel at World University Wrestling Championship PECS, HUNGARY – Brown All-American wrestler Ophir Bernstein (Allen, Texas) will grapple on an international mat for the third time in his decorated college career as he represents Israel at the 11th World University Wrestling Championship in Hungary, beginning with today’s round of 16 in the 86 kg freestyle.
  • Update: Follow Coach Beckerman’s World Cup Adventures in Brazil
    July 02, 2014
    Update: Follow Coach Beckerman’s World Cup Adventures in Brazil Brown wrestling Head Coach Todd Beckerman is currently in Brazil supporting his brother, Kyle Beckerman, as Kyle plays midfield for the United States national team in the 2014 FIFA World Cup. Follow along with Coach Beckerman as he posts updates and photos from the trip.
  • Update: Follow Coach Beckerman’s World Cup Adventures in Brazil
    June 25, 2014
    Update: Follow Coach Beckerman’s World Cup Adventures in Brazil Brown wrestling Head Coach Todd Beckerman is currently in Brazil supporting his brother, Kyle Beckerman, as Kyle plays midfield for the United States national team in the 2014 FIFA World Cup. Follow along with Coach Beckerman as he posts updates and photos from the trip.
  • Follow Coach Beckerman’s World Cup Adventures in Brazil
    June 23, 2014
    Follow Coach Beckerman’s World Cup Adventures in Brazil Brown wrestling Head Coach Todd Beckerman is currently in Brazil supporting his brother, Kyle Beckerman, as Kyle plays midfield for the United States national team in the 2014 FIFA World Cup. Follow along with Coach Beckerman as he posts updates and photos from the trip.
  • Beckerman Named Finalist for ELSM/NWCA Social Media of the Year Award
    June 18, 2014
    Beckerman Named Finalist for ELSM/NWCA Social Media of the Year Award CHAPEL HILL, N.C. – Brown wrestling Head Coach Todd Beckerman has been named one of 20 finalists for the Head Coach category of the 2014 Elite Level Sport Marketing/National Wrestling Coaches Association Social Media of the Year (SMOY) Awards, sponsored by Compound Clothing and FlipsWrestling.
  • Wrestling Introduces Class of 2018
    June 16, 2014
    Wrestling Introduces Class of 2018 PROVIDENCE, R.I. – Brown wrestling Head Coach Todd Beckerman announced on Monday that his first recruiting class will feature eight freshmen who will join the team for the 2014-15 season. The Bears’ class of 2018 includes: Jimmy Bell (Greenwich, Conn.), Josh Durso-Finley (Lawrenceville, N.J.), Andrew LaBrie (West Greenwich, R.I.), Christian LaBrie (West Greenwich, R.I.), Brendan O’Connor (Dundee, Mich.), Austin Pfarr (Marysville, Ohio), Michael Russo (Jersey City, N.J.) and Zeke Salvo (Baltimore, Md.).
  • Wrestlers Compete at ASICS University Nationals
    May 29, 2014
    Wrestlers Compete at ASICS University Nationals AKRON, Ohio – Five Brown wrestlers represented the Bears at the 2014 ASICS University National Championships last Friday and Saturday, battling among the nation’s top collegiate wrestlers at the University of Akron.
  • Wrestling Named Team Finalist for NWCA Best of Brand Top Newcomer Award
    May 13, 2014
    Wrestling Named Team Finalist for NWCA Best of Brand Top Newcomer Award CHAPEL HILL, N.C. – The Brown wrestling program has been named as one of 12 finalists for the 2013-14 Best of Brand Top Newcomer Award as announced by the National Wrestling Coaches Association (NWCA) in coordination with Elite Level Sports Marketing (ELSM).
  • Wrestling Honors Seniors, Team Award Winners at Banquet
    May 09, 2014
    Wrestling Honors Seniors, Team Award Winners at Banquet PROVIDENCE, R.I. – The Brown wrestling team honored its seven seniors at the 2014 team banquet at the Brown Faculty Club on Thursday and handed out seven individual awards at the conclusion of the first season under Head Coach Todd Beckerman.
  • Wrestling Posts Nation’s Fourth-Best GPA, Bernstein Named NWCA All-Academic
    May 07, 2014
    Wrestling Posts Nation’s Fourth-Best GPA, Bernstein Named NWCA All-Academic PROVIDENCE, R.I. – The Brown wrestling team posted a 3.31 team grade point average for the fourth-best mark in the nation and junior All-American Ophir Bernstein (Allen, Texas) landed on the National Wrestling Coaches Association All-Academic Team, it was announced in the NWCA Division I All-Academic Top 30 release on Tuesday.
  • Providence Journal: Billy Watterson leads effort to get city middle schoolers wrestling
    May 02, 2014
    Providence Journal: Billy Watterson leads effort to get city middle schoolers wrestling PROVIDENCE - The original plan was to finish his college wrestling career and graduate from Brown University this year. But then Billy Watterson '15 saw a more pressing need than getting a quick start on his professional career.
  • Wrestling to Hold Elite 48 Prospect Clinic on April 26
    March 27, 2014
    Wrestling to Hold Elite 48 Prospect Clinic on April 26 PROVIDENCE, R.I. – The Brown wrestling team will hold its Elite 48 Prospect Clinic on Saturday, April 26, at the Pizzitola Sports Center at 10 a.m. Registration costs $100, is currently open to any and all high school wrestlers, and is limited to the first 48 registered participants.
  • Bernstein Finishes NCAA Wrestling Championship in Eighth Place
    March 22, 2014
    Bernstein Finishes NCAA Wrestling Championship in Eighth Place OKLAHOMA CITY, Okla. – Twelfth-seeded junior All-American wrestler Ophir Bernstein (Allen, Texas) finished in eighth place in the 184-pound weight class after falling 6-1 against sixth-seeded Jacob Swartz of Boise State at the NCAA Division I Wrestling Championships at Chesapeake Energy Arena on Saturday. Bernstein became the fourth All-American in Brown wrestling history and the first since Tivon Abel in 1998 when he went 1-2 yesterday. He finishes the season with 36 wins, just one/two win/s shy of the Brown single season record set by Steve Thoma in 1991-92.
  • Bernstein Secures All-American Status at NCAA Wrestling Championships
    March 21, 2014
    Bernstein Secures All-American Status at NCAA Wrestling Championships OKLAHOMA CITY, Okla. – Twelfth-seeded junior wrestler Ophir Bernstein (Allen, Texas) became the fourth All-American in Brown wrestling history and the first since Tivon Abel in 1998 when he went 1-2 in day two action at the NCAA Division I Wrestling Championships at Chesapeake Energy Arena on Friday. Bernstein returns to action tomorrow to contend for seventh place in the 184-pound weight class when the medal round begins at 11 a.m.
  • Bernstein Advances to NCAA Wrestling Championships Quarterfinals with Pair of Victories
    March 20, 2014
    Bernstein Advances to NCAA Wrestling Championships Quarterfinals with Pair of Victories OKLAHOMA CITY, Okla. – Junior All-Ivy wrestler Ophir Bernstein (Allen, Texas) opened his third NCAA Division I Wrestling Championships appearance with a pair of victories as the 12th seed in the 184-pound weight class at Chesapeake Energy Arena on Thursday, advancing to Friday’s quarterfinal round at 11 a.m. Bernstein will return to action tomorrow when he faces 13th-seeded Jack Dechow of Old Dominion, who upset fourth-seeded Max Thomusseit of Pittsburgh in the second round.
  • Bernstein Set to Compete in Third Straight NCAA Wrestling Championships on Thursday
    March 19, 2014
    Bernstein Set to Compete in Third Straight NCAA Wrestling Championships on Thursday OKLAHOMA CITY, Okla. – Junior All-Ivy wrestler Ophir Bernstein (Allen, Texas) takes to the mat for his third straight NCAA Division I Wrestling Championships appearance on Thursday when he competes in the opening round as the 12th seed in the 184-pound weight class at Chesapeake Energy Arena. First round action begins at 12 p.m.
  • Bernstein Seeded 12th at 184 for NCAA Wrestling Championships
    March 13, 2014
    Bernstein Seeded 12th at 184 for NCAA Wrestling Championships INDIANAPOLIS, Ind. – Junior All-Ivy wrestler Ophir Bernstein (Allen, Texas) earned the 12th seed in the 184-pound weight class for the upcoming NCAA Division I Wrestling Championships in Oklahoma City, Okla., as announced by the NCAA on Wednesday evening. Bernstein makes his third consecutive trip to the national stage and will open up against unseeded Zack Hernandez of Columbia in first round action on Thursday, March 20.
  • Bernstein Punches Ticket to NCAAs with Third Place Finish at EIWAs
    March 09, 2014
    Bernstein Punches Ticket to NCAAs with Third Place Finish at EIWAs PHILADELPHIA, Pa. – Junior co-captain Ophir Bernstein (Allen, Texas) secured his third consecutive trip to the NCAA Championships with a third-place finish in the 184-pound weight class at the Eastern Intercollegiate Wrestling Association Championships on Sunday. Classmate and fellow captain Ricky McDonald (Carson City, Nev.) narrowly missed the cut to NCAAs and placed seventh in the 174-pound weight class.
  • Bernstein Heads to 184 Semis, McDonald Battles in 174 Wrestlebacks at EIWA Championships
    March 08, 2014
    Bernstein Heads to 184 Semis, McDonald Battles in 174 Wrestlebacks at EIWA Championships PHILADELPHIA, Pa. – Junior Ophir Bernstein (Allen, Texas) surrendered just one point in two wins to advance to the 184-pound weight class semifinals and classmate Ricky McDonald (Carson City, Nev.) picked up a pair of victories to stay in contention at 174 as the Brown wrestling team competed in day one action at the 2014 Eastern Intercollegiate Wrestling Association Championships on Saturday. Bernstein can secure his third straight bid to the NCAA Championships with a semifinal win tomorrow and McDonald can earn his first trip to the national stage by winning out in the consolation bracket.
  • Wrestling Heads to EIWA Championships in Search of NCAA Bids
    March 07, 2014
    Wrestling Heads to EIWA Championships in Search of NCAA Bids PROVIDENCE, R.I. – The Brown wrestling mantra of “Rhode 2 OKC” continues this weekend when the Bears head to the 2014 Eastern Intercollegiate Wrestling Association Championships in hopes of qualifying wrestlers for the 2014 NCAA Championships.
  • Four Wrestlers Earn All-Ivy Honors
    February 27, 2014
    Four Wrestlers Earn All-Ivy Honors PRINCETON, N.J. – Junior Ricky McDonald (Carson City, Nev.) and freshman Ryder Cavey (Eldersburg, Md.) earned Second Team All-Ivy honors while junior Ophir Bernstein (Allen, Texas) and sophomore Anthony Finocchiaro (Canastota, N.Y.) were named Honorable Mention All-Ivy, it was announced by the Ivy League office on Friday.
  • Wrestling Downed at Columbia, 33-9
    February 23, 2014
    Wrestling Downed at Columbia, 33-9 NEW YORK, N.Y. – The Lions scored 33 team points for the second straight meet as the Brown wrestling team fell at Columbia University 33-9 in EIWA dual meet action at University Gym on Sunday. The Bears are now 3-11 overall while Columbia moves to 8-6 on the season.
  • Wrestling Foiled by No. 20 Lehigh, 26-17
    February 22, 2014
    Wrestling Foiled by No. 20 Lehigh, 26-17 PROVIDENCE, R.I. – A wild Mountain Hawks comeback spoiled an early Bears lead as the Brown wrestling team fell to No. 20 Lehigh, 26-17, in EIWA dual meet action at the Pizzitola Sports Center on Saturday. Lehigh improves to 9-6 overall while the Bears move to 3-10 on the season.
  • Wrestling Set to Battle No. 21 Lehigh, Columbia This Weekend
    February 21, 2014
    Wrestling Set to Battle No. 21 Lehigh, Columbia This Weekend PROVIDENCE, R.I. – In the final showdown of a six-meet homestand, the Brown wrestling team awaits No. 21 Lehigh for an EIWA dual meet on Saturday at 2 p.m. before heading to Columbia for an Ivy League tussle on Sunday at 3 p.m.
  • Wrestling Falls to BU, Harvard in Dual Meet Action
    February 15, 2014
    Wrestling Falls to BU, Harvard in Dual Meet Action PROVIDENCE, R.I. – Junior captain Ophir Bernstein (Allen, Texas) went unbeaten with a fall while fellow captain Ricky McDonald (Carson City, Nev.) and freshman Steven Galiardo (Chicago, Ill.) each won twice as the Brown wrestling team fell to Harvard (30-10) and Boston University (23-15) in dual meet action at the Pizzitola Sports Center on Saturday.
  • Wrestling Continues Homestand Against Harvard, BU on Saturday
    February 14, 2014
    Wrestling Continues Homestand Against Harvard, BU on Saturday PROVIDENCE, R.I. – Fresh off a pair of wins to open the 2014 home schedule, the Brown wrestling team hits the mat at the Pizzitola Sports Center against Harvard and Boston University in dual meet action on Saturday. First bout it slated for 12 p.m.
  • Weekend Wrestling Preview: Bruno Border War
    February 13, 2014
    Weekend Wrestling Preview: Bruno Border War BrownBears.TV correspondent Maegan Sloggett previews this weekend's Border War against Harvard & Boston University
  • Wrestling Edged by Princeton, Topples JWU to Cap Alumni Weekend
    February 09, 2014
    Wrestling Edged by Princeton, Topples JWU to Cap Alumni Weekend PROVIDENCE, R.I. – Junior Ophir Bernstein (Allen, Texas) grappled to two major decisions and sophomore Anthony Finocchiaro (Canastota, N.Y.) added a fall in 2:17 as the Brown wrestling team narrowly fell to Princeton, 21-16, and toppled Johnson & Wales, 33-15, to wrap up Alumni Weekend at the Pizzitola Sports Center on Sunday.
  • Wrestling Rallies to Top Penn in Home Opener, 18-16
    February 08, 2014
    Wrestling Rallies to Top Penn in Home Opener, 18-16 PROVIDENCE, R.I. - Trailing 16-9 with two bouts remaining, sophomore Augustus Marker unleashed a crucial fall at 197 to power the Brown wrestling team to an 18-16 win over Penn in its home opener at the Pizzitola Sports Center on Saturday.
  • Former Brown Wrestling Coach Dave Amato To Be Honored On Sunday
    February 07, 2014
    Former Brown Wrestling Coach Dave Amato To Be Honored On Sunday Former Brown wrestling coach Dave Amato, who retired in 2013 after posting over 300 career wins, will be honored in ceremonies prior to Sunday’s wrestling match against Princeton, scheduled to start at 12 noon at the Pizzitola Sports Center. It’s Alumni Weekend and former Brown wrestlers from several decades will be on hand to honor Amato.
  • Wrestling Bounces Back At Sacred Heart, 34-3
    January 26, 2014
    Wrestling Bounces Back At Sacred Heart, 34-3 FAIRFIELD, Conn. – The Brown wrestling team jumped into the win column with a decisive 34-3 victory over Sacred Heart in dual meet action on Sunday. The Bears took all but one weight class, including a 12-0 major decision for freshman Steven Galiardo (Chicago, Ill.) at 149 and junior Ophir Bernstein’s (Allen, Texas) 10th pin of the year in the 184-pound weight class.
  • Wrestling Shut Down at No. 6 Cornell
    January 25, 2014
    Wrestling Shut Down at No. 6 Cornell ITHACA, N.Y. – A red-hot No. 6 Cornell squad extended its Ivy League winning streak with a 38-0 win over the Brown wrestling team at the Friedman Wrestling Center on Saturday. The Big Red improves to 6-0 on the season while the Bears slip to 0-6 in dual meet action.
  • Wrestling Heads to No. 6 Cornell, Sacred Heart This Weekend
    January 24, 2014
    Wrestling Heads to No. 6 Cornell, Sacred Heart This Weekend PROVIDENCE, R.I. – Brown wrestling seeks its first dual meet victory of the season when the Bears head to No. 6 Cornell on Saturday and Sacred Heart on Sunday. Both events are slated to begin at 2 p.m.
  • McDonald and Bernstein Win Twice, Wrestling Edged by Bucknell and Clarion
    January 18, 2014
    McDonald and Bernstein Win Twice, Wrestling Edged by Bucknell and Clarion LEWISBURG, Pa. – Juniors Ricky McDonald (Carson City, Nev.) and Ophir Bernstein (Allen, Texas) went unbeaten in the 174- and 184-pound weight classes, respectively, as the Brown wrestling team fell to Bucknell (22-19) and Clarion (24-16) in dual meet action at Davis Gym on Saturday.
  • Wrestling Takes on Bucknell, Clarion on Saturday
    January 17, 2014
    Wrestling Takes on Bucknell, Clarion on Saturday PROVIDENCE, R.I. – Brown wrestling resumes dual meet action this Saturday when the Bears take on Bucknell and Clarion beginning at 11 a.m.
  • Wrestling Falls to Army, Binghamton, American at BU Duals
    January 12, 2014
    Wrestling Falls to Army, Binghamton, American at BU Duals BOSTON, Mass. – The Brown wrestling team opened dual meet season at the Boston University Duals on Sunday, falling to Army (28-12), Binghamton (23-17) and American (31-13) at Case Gym. Junior captain Ophir Bernstein (Allen, Texas) went undefeated to lead the Bears, while four wrestlers picked up multiple victories on the day.
  • Wrestling Gears Up for Boston University Duals on Sunday
    January 10, 2014
    Wrestling Gears Up for Boston University Duals on Sunday PROVIDENCE, R.I. – Dual meeting season officially gets underway on Sunday when the Brown wrestling team takes on Army (10 a.m.), Binghamton (12 p.m.) and American (4 p.m.) at the Boston University Duals at Case Gym.
  • Levin, Moita Place Top Five to Lead Wrestling at Franklin & Marshall Open
    January 05, 2014
    Levin, Moita Place Top Five to Lead Wrestling at Franklin & Marshall Open LANCASTER, Pa. – Senior Sebastien Levin (Amenia, N.Y.) took fourth in the 197 pound weight class and classmate Vincent Moita (Clayton, Calif.) finished fifth at 125 to lead a crew of four Brown wrestling placewinners at the Franklin & Marshall Open on Saturday. Twelve Brown wrestlers competed in the field of over 300 wrestlers at the Bears’ last open event leading up to dual competition.
  • Wrestling Kicks Off New Year at Franklin & Marshall Open on Saturday
    January 03, 2014
    Wrestling Kicks Off New Year at Franklin & Marshall Open on Saturday PROVIDENCE, R.I. – The Brown wrestling team hits the mat for the first time in 2014 at the Franklin & Marshall Open on Saturday at the Alumni Sport and Fitness Center's Schnader Fieldhouse. This year's competition features nearly 300 wrestlers from teams such as Maryland, Princeton, American, Drexel, Bucknell, Navy and George Mason.
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