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.).
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.).
Next, Brown will compete at the Navy Classic on Saturday, Nov. 21 in Annapolis, Md.
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BROWN PROBABLES AT ESU OPEN