Wrestling Garners Nine Place-Winners at East Stroudsburg Open in Season Debut

Wrestling Garners Nine Place-Winners at East Stroudsburg Open in Season Debut

EAST STROUDSBURG, Pa. – Sophomore Andrew LaBrie won the 174-pound weight class to lead a group of nine place-winners for Brown University wrestling at the 49th Annual East Stroudsburg University Open on Sunday at Koehler Fieldhouse in the Bears' season debut.

LaBrie (Exeter, R.I.) won all five of his bouts including two victories via technical fall to pace the Bears. Sophomore Zeke Salvo (Baltimore, Md.) supported him with a second-place finish at 133 lbs., notching a 4-1 mark with all four of his triumphs coming via fall.

Junior captains Steven Galiardo (Chicago, Ill.) and Richard Muniz (Corona, Calif.) came in second and third at 149 lbs. and 165 lbs. respectively. Galiardo went 4-1 while Muniz posted a 5-1 mark on the day.

Fellow junior captain and 2015 NCAA qualifier Justin Staudenmayer (Plymouth Meeting, Pa.) took a fifth-place finish at 157 lbs. after coming in second at the event last year. He totaled a 4-2 record.

At 184 lbs., sophomore Austin Pfarr (Marysville, Ohio) gained fourth, and freshman Christian Murabito (Saratoga, Calif.) placed sixth. Sophomores Michael Russo (Jersey City, N.J.) and Josh Durso-Finley (Lawrenceville, N.J.) each came in sixth at 125 lbs. and 197 lbs. respectively.

The Bears tallied nine place-winners at the event after gaining five place-winners at the same tournament a year ago.

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

Brown Results 

125 Pounds

Michael Russo (3-3, Sixth Place)
Russo def. Derek Gulotta (Lock Haven) in Round of 16, Dec. 3-0
Justin Patrick (Buffalo) def. Russo in Quarterfinals, Dec. 10-6
Russo def. Joseph Nelson (Binghamton) in Consolation, Dec. 11-9
Russo def. Dylan Booth (SUNY Sullivan) in Consolation, Dec. 2-1
Bill Prochniewski (George Mason) def. Russo in Consolation Semis, Dec. 4-1
Steven Simpson (Old Dominion) def. Russo in 5th-Place Bout, Fall 2:00 

133 Pounds

Jimmy Bell (1-2)
Ben Ross (Pittsburgh) def. Bell in Round of 16, Dec. 10-4
Bell def. Marlon Argueta (KT Kidz) in Consolation, Dec. 3-2
Patrick Mayolo (Army West Point) def. Bell in Consolation, Fall 4:12 

Zeke Salvo (4-1, Second Place)
Salvo def. Patrick Mayolo (Army West Point) in Round of 32, Fall 1:28
Salvo def. Christopher Diaz Rivera (Limestone) in Round of 16, Fall 0:55
Salvo def. Jim Overhiser (Finger Lakes Prep) in Quarterfinals, Fall 3:59
Salvo def. Brandon James (Old Dominion) in Semifinals, Fall 5:56
Scott Parker (Lehigh) def. Salvo in Finals, Dec. 10-5 

141 Pounds

Charlie Banaszak (2-2)
Noah Hanau (Army West Point Prep) def. Banaszak in Round of 32, Dec. 4-1
Banaszak def. Chris Schoenherr (Finger Lakes Prep) in Consolation, Dec. 9-7
Banaszak def. Ryan Renkey (George Mason) in Consolation, Dec. 6-4
Kyle Brady (Sacred Heart) def. Banaszak in Consolation, Dec. 8-1 

149 Pounds

Steven Galiardo (4-1, Second Place)
Galiardo def. Connor Lapresi (Finger Lakes Prep) in Round of 32, Dec. 7-6
Galiardo def. Kyle Shoop (Lock Haven) in Round of 16, MD 15-2
Galiardo def. Kent Lane (Lehigh) in Quarterfinals, Dec. 7-4
Galiardo def. Shane Jones (Old Dominion) in Semifinals, Dec. 3-1
Tommy Forte (Buffalo) def. Galiardo in finals, Dec. 10-8 

157 Pounds

Justin Staudenmayer (4-2, Fifth Place)
Staudenmayer def. CJ Luth (Southern Maine) in Round of 32, TF 15-0
Staudenmayer def. Donovan Peek (Army West Point) in Round of 16, Fall 2:38
Staudenmayer def. Isaiah Hokit (Drexel) in Quarterfinals, Dec. 8-1
Brian Hamann (NC State) def. Staudenmayer in Semifinals, Dec. 2-1
Cole Walter (Lehigh) def. Staudenmayer in Consolation, Dec. 7-5
Staudenmayer def. Isaiah Hokit (Drexel) in 5th-Place Bout, TF 15-0

Travis Vasquez (2-2)
Cole Walter (Lehigh) def. Vasquez in Round of 32, TF 17-0
Vasquez def. Johnny Grandson (SUNY Sullivan) in Consolation, Fall 2:56
Vasquez def. Ryan Dougherty (Bloomsburg) in Consolation, MD 15-3
Shane Connolly (Army West Point) def. Vasquez in Consolation, Fall 1:59

165 Pounds

Christian LaBrie (3-2)
LaBrie def. Anthony Smith (Wheeling Jesuit) in Round of 32, MD 12-3
Cody Law (Penn State) def. LaBrie in Round of 16, MD 10-2
LaBrie def. Blake Sutherland (Old Dominion) in Consolation, MD 13-0
LaBrie def. Michael Mota (Limestone) in Consolation, TF 16-0
Rrok Ndokaj (Buffalo) def. LaBrie in Consolation, Dec. 6-5 

Richard Muniz (5-1, Third Place)
Muniz def. Caleb Livingston (Penn State) in Round of 32, MD 12-4
Muniz def. Dakota Greene (Drexel) in Round of 16, MD 11-1
Muniz def. Rrok Ndokaj (Buffalo) in Quarterfinals, Dec. 5-3
Garrett Hammond (Penn State) def. Muniz in Semifinals, TF 16-0
Muniz def. Chase Gallik (Lehigh) in Consolation, MD 15-4
Muniz def. Rrok Ndokaj (Buffalo) in 3rd-Place Bout, Dec. 7-5 

Jon Viruet (3-2)
Viruet def. Parker Grizzle (Limestone) in Round of 32, TF 17-0
Viruet def. Taylor Cahill (Bloomsburg) in Round of 16, MD 8-0
Garrett Hammond (Penn State) def. Viruet in Quarterfinals, MD 10-0
Viruet def. Caleb Livingston (Penn State) in Consolation, Dec. 7-3
Rrok Ndokaj (Buffalo) def. Viruet in Consolation, Dec. 6-4 

174 Pounds

Andrew LaBrie (5-0, First Place)
LaBrie def. Matthew Ostermiller (Limestone) in Round of 32, TF 18-0
LaBrie def. Julio Arredondo (Kutztown) in Round of 16, TF 16-1
LaBrie def. Trevor Allard (Bloomsburg) in Quarterfinals Dec. 7-2
LaBrie def. Ryan Krecker (Kutztown) in Semifinals, Dec. 6-0
LaBrie def. Ben Harvey (Army West Point Prep) in Finals, Dec. 4-1 

Galloway Thurston (0-2)
Cam Jacobson (Pittsburgh) def. Thurston in Round of 32, Dec. 12-7
Anthony Cable (Navy) def. Thurston in Consolation, Dec. 4-1

184 Pounds

Christian Murabito (3-3, Sixth Place)
Murabito def. Charlie Livingston (Kutztown) in Round of 32, Fall 4:19
Murabito def. Paul Schoenberg (Silverback Gorillas) in Round of 16, Dec. 13-7
Murabito def. Justin Ryder (Wheeling Jesuit) in Quarterfinals, Medical Forfeit
Alexander Deciantis (Drexel) def. Murabito in Semifinals, TF 15-0
Chris Morgan (Army West Point Prep) def. Murabito in Consolation, Fall 1:00
Christian Bannister (Navy) def. Murabito in 5th-Place Bout, TF 19-2 

Austin Pfarr (3-2, Fourth Place)
Pfarr def. DaeSean Brown (JWU) in Round of 16, Dec. 3-2
Pfarr def. Corey Hazel (Lock Haven) in Quarterfinals, Forfeit
Gavin Berkley (Army West Point) def. Pfarr in Semifinals, Dec. 2-1
Pfarr def. Daniel Bannister (Navy) in Consolation, Dec. 5-4
Chris Morgan (Army West Point Prep) def, Pfarr in 3rd-Place Bout, Dec. 10-4 

197 Pounds

Josh Durso-Finley (2-3, Sixth Place)
Durso-Finley def. Benjamin Kenis (CR South) in Round of 16, Dec. 8-3
Durso-Finley def. Michael Oxley (Hofstra) in Quarterfinals, Dec. 2-1
Nathan Dow (Army West Point) def. Durso-Finley in Semifinals, Dec. 12-7
Matt Rudy (Limestone) def. Durso-Finley in Consolation, Dec. 4-1 SV2
Daniel Hawkins (Navy) def. Durso-Finely in 5th-Place Bout, Dec. 5-2 

Tucker Ziegler (3-2)
Matt Rudy (Limestone) def. Ziegler in Round of 32, Dec. 5-2
Ziegler def. Erik Dejong (Kutztown) in Consolation, Dec. 7-0
Ziegler def. Jeremiah Imonode (Army West Point Prep) in Consolation, Dec. 4-1
Ziegler def. Benjamin Haas (Lehigh) in Consolation, Medical Forfeit
Matt Rudy (Limestone) def. Ziegler in Consolation, Dec. 3-1