Wrestling Set to Open Season at East Stroudsburg Open

Wrestling Set to Open Season at East Stroudsburg Open

EAST STROUDSBURG, Pa. – Brown University wrestling will open its 2015-16 season at the 49th Annual East Stroudsburg University Open on Sunday at Koehler Fieldhouse with 17 Bears expected to hit the mat on the day. 

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LAST YEAR AT THE ESU OPEN
Last year at the East Stroudsburg Open, Brown garnered five place-winners and returns one of them this season in junior Justin Staudenmayer (Plymouth Meeting, Pa.). Staudenmayer came in second in the 157-pound weight class at the 2014 event. 

STAUDENMAYER TOP RETURNER
Junior Justin Staudenmayer (Plymouth Meeting, Pa.) returns as the Bears' top performer after qualifying for the NCAA Championships last season and earning Honorable Mention All-Ivy honors. He led Brown with 32 wins a year ago.

THIS IS YOUR CAPTAIN SPEAKING
Brown will feature four captains in 2015-16 in senior Augustus Marker (Castle Rock, Coplo.), and juniors Steven Galiardo (Chicago, Ill.), Richard Muniz (Corona, Calif.), and Justin Staudenmayer (Plymouth Meeting, Pa.). 

NEW FACES
Brown welcomes seven newcomers to the team in 2015-16, including Charlie Banaszak, a sophomore 141-pound transfer from the University of Chicago in addition to six true freshmen – heavyweight Ian Butterbrodt (North Andover, Mass.), 184-pounder CJ LaFragola (Little Egg Harbor, N.J.), 184-pounder Christian Murabito (Saratoga, Calif.), 149-pounder Travis Vasquez (Fair Lawn. N.J.), 157/165-pounder Jon Viruet (Springfield, Mass.), and 197-pounder Tucker Ziegler (Myersville, Md.). 

UP NEXT
Next, Brown will compete at the Navy Classic on Saturday, Nov. 21 in Annapolis, Md. 

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BROWN PROBABLES AT ESU OPEN 

125 Pounds
Michael Russo 

133 Pounds
Jimmy Bell
Zeke Salvo 

141 Pounds
Charlie Banaszak 

149 Pounds
Steven Galiardo
Travis Vasquez 

157 Pounds
William McDonald
Justin Staudenmayer 

165 Pounds
Christian LaBrie
Richard Muniz
Jon Viruet 

174 Pounds
Andrew LaBrie
Galloway Thurston 

184 Pounds
Christian Murabito
Austin Pfarr 

197 Pounds
Josh Durso-Finley
Tucker Ziegler