Watterson Wins Again, Wrestling Falls to No. 12 Lehigh, 33-6

Watterson Wins Again, Wrestling Falls to No. 12 Lehigh, 33-6

BETHLEHEM, Pa. – Senior Billy Watterson won his fourth consecutive bout, but Brown University wrestling fell to No. 12 Lehigh University, 33-6, at Leeman-Turner Arena on Sunday afternoon.

Watterson (Pound Ridge, N.Y.) earned his third victory of the weekend for the Bears (3-8, 2-5 EIWA) against the host Mountain Hawks (12-4, 8-1 EIWA) who defeated Harvard University, 36-3, earlier in the day.

At 125 lbs., Watterson took a victory via forfeit to put the Bears up 6-0 in the match. He improved to 17-11 overall on the year with a 9-2 mark in dual meets and a 6-1 mark in EIWA duals.

Sophomore William McDonald (Carson City, Nev.) challenged Drew Longo at 149 lbs. in an eventual 3-2 loss. McDonald tallied a takedown in the third period before Longo notched an escape.

At 157 lbs., sophomore Justin Staudenmayer (Plymouth Meeting, Pa.), ranked No. 20, dropped a 3-1 decision to No. 13 Mitch Minotti. Staudenmayer posted an escape in the third frame.

Similar to his brother, senior Ricky McDonald (Carson City, Nev.) pushed 174-pounder Santiago Martinez in a 3-2 setback. McDonald registered an escape in both the second and third stanzas.

Next, Brown competes in a pair of dual meets at Harvard on Feb. 14, taking on the host Crimson at noon and Johnson & Wales at 2 p.m. 

No. 12 Lehigh 33, Brown 6 (Feb. 8, 2015 | Leeman-Turner Arena)
125: Billy Watterson (B) wins by forfeit (Brown 6-0)
133: No. 12 Mason Beckman (L) over Zeke Salvo (B), TF 16-0, 3:19 (Brown 6-5)
141: No. 20 Randy Cruz (L) over Anthony Finocchiaro (B), Dec. 4-0 (Lehigh 8-6)
149: Drew Longo (L) over William McDonald (B), Dec. 3-2 (Lehigh 11-6)
157: No. 13 Mitch Minotti (L) over No. 20 Justin Staudenmayer (B), Dec. 3-1 (Lehigh 14-6)
165: Marshall Peppelman (L) over Galloway Thurston (B), MD 8-0 (Lehigh 18-6)
174: Santiago Martinez (L) over Ricky McDonald (B), Dec. 3-2 (Lehigh 21-6)
184: No. 3 Nathaniel Brown (L) wins by forfeit (Lehigh 27-6)
197: John Bolich (L) over Austin Pfarr (B), Dec. 6-1 (Lehigh 30-6)
285: Doug Vollaro (L) over Augustus Marker (B), Dec. 6-2 (Lehigh 33-6)