Staudenmayer Wins Weight Class, Wrestling Places Five at F&M Open

Staudenmayer Wins Weight Class, Wrestling Places Five at F&M Open

LANCASTER, Pa. – Sophomore Justin Staudenmayer won the 157-pound weight class to pace five Bear place-winners as Brown University wrestling competed at the David H. Lehman Franklin & Marshall Open on Wednesday at the Schnader Field House.

Staudenmayer (Plymouth Meeting, Pa.) won all four of his bouts to take the 157-pound weight class. He won via technical fall in the round of 16, via major decision in the semifinals, and via decision in the quarterfinals and first-place match. He placed at a tournament for the third time this season after finishing in second at the Navy Classic and fifth at the East Stroudsburg Open.

Sophomore Josh Durso-Finley (Lawrenceville, N.J.) placed second at 197 lbs., freshman Jon Viruet (Springfield, Mass.) and sophomore Christian LaBrie (Exeter, R.I.) tied for third at 165 lbs., and senior Augustus Marker (Castle Rock, Colo.) came in fourth at 197 lbs.

Durso-Finley won three straight bouts to advance to the first-place match at 197 lbs. He captured all three of his wins via decision and placed for the second time this season after garnering a sixth-place finish at the East Stroudsburg Open.

Viruet and LaBrie each claimed four bout wins at 165 lbs. LaBrie won three straight bouts to reach the semifinals of the championship bracket, including a major decision victory while Viruet won a pair of bouts to reach the semifinals on the other side of the bracket. LaBrie placed for the second time in 2015-16 after coming in second at the Navy Classic.

At 197 lbs., Marker earned three straight victories in consolation action to reach the third-place match before dropping that decision. All three of his victories came via decision. Last year he also placed fourth at the F&M Open.

In support of the team's placers, sophomore Zeke Salvo (Baltimore, Md.) picked up three wins while sophomore Austin Pfarr (Marysville, Ohio) and freshmen Travis Vasquez (Fair Lawn, N.J.) and CJ LaFragola (Little Egg Harbor, N.J.) each tallied two victories.

The Bears were also originally scheduled to compete at the 53rd Annual Ken Kraft Midlands Championships at Welsh-Ryan Arena on the campus of Northwestern University in Evanston, Ill., from Dec. 29-30, but the team was unable to make the trip due to flight cancellations.

Next, Brown will begin dual meet competition at the Pitt Duals on Saturday, Jan. 9. The Bears will square off vs. American (10:30 a.m.), Pittsburgh (noon), and North Carolina (1:30 p.m.).

Brown Results 

133 Pounds

Jimmy Bell (1-2)
Alex Uhre (Virginia) def. Bell in Round of 16, Dec. 10-4
Bell def. Jake Adkins (Princeton) in Consolation, Dec. 9-3
Zeke Salvo (Brown) def. Bell in Consolation, MD 14-3 

Zeke Salvo (3-2)
Salvo def. Brendan Hasson (Drexel) in Round of 16, Dec. 7-4
Alex Baider (Millersville) def. Salvo in Quarterfinals, Dec. 3-1
Salvo def. Jimmy Bell (Brown) in Consolation, MD 14-3
Salvo def. Dean Somers (Lehigh) in Consolation, TF 21-0
Samuel Goldman (Harvard) def. Salvo in Consolation, Dec. 13-7 

141 Pounds

Charlie Banaszak (1-2)
John Kenyon (Navy) def. Banaszak in Round of 32, Dec. 3-2
Banaszak def. Colby Baker (American) in Consolation, MD 12-0
Thomas Nulty (Millersville) def. Banaszak in Consolation, Dec. 14-8 

Brendan O'Connor (1-2)
O'Connor def. Joseph Davis (UPJ) in Round of 16, Dec 7-2
Todd Preston (Harvard) def. O'Connor in Quarterinals, Fall 0:58
Darren Ostrander (VMI) def. O'Connor in Consolation, Fall 3:35 

Jack Twomey-Kozak (0-2)
Thomas Nulty (Millersville) def. Twomey-Kozak in Round of 32, Fall 0:00
Nicholas Casella (Maryland) def. Twomey-Kozak in Consolation, Dec. 6-3 

149 Pounds

Travis Vasquez (2-2)
Vasquez def. Nick Haegele (Millersville) in Round of 16, Fall 3:44
Vasquez def. Thomas Quinlan (F&M) in Quarterfinals, Dec. 7-3
Cole Moseley (American) def. Vasquez in Semifinals, Fall 4:58
Michael Sprague (American) def. Vasquez in Consolation, Dec. 5-3 SV-1 

157 Pounds

Justin Staudenmayer (4-0, First Place)
Staudenmayer def. Nick Stager (Harvard) in Round of 16, TF 18-1
Staudenmayer def. Justin Alexander (Maryland) in Quarterfinals, Dec. 2-0
Staudenmayer def. Patrick Gerish (Maryland) in Semifinals, MD 10-0
Staudenmayer def. Tyler Tarsi (Harvard) in First-Place Match, Dec. 6-2 

165 Pounds

Christian LaBrie (4-1, T-Third Place)
LaBrie def. Dominic Vitale (Pittsburgh) in Round of 32, Dec. 7-0
LaBrie def. Chase Gallik (Lehigh) in Round of 16, MD 22-8
LaBrie def. Brad Mutchnik (American) in Quarterfinals, Dec. 5-2
Austin Rose (Drexel) def. LaBrie in Semifinals, Dec. 8-5
LaBrie def. Chase Gallik (Lehigh) in Consolation, MD 15-3
Jon Viruet (Brown) def. LaBrie in Third-Place Match, medical forfeit

Jon Viruet (4-1, T-Third Place)
Viruet def. Ebed Jarrell (Drexel) in Round of 16, Dec. 9-3
Viruet def. Tyler Manion (Maryland) in Quarterfinals, Dec. 9-2
Devon Gobbo (Harvard) def. Viruet in Semifinals, Dec. 1-0
Viruet def. Ebed Jarrell (Drexel) in Consolation, Dec. 5-2
Viruet def. Christian LaBrie (Brown) in Third-Place Match, medical forfeit 

174 Pounds

CJ LaFragola (2-2)
Andrew Price (Lehigh) def. LaFragola in Round of 32, Dec. 3-2
LaFragola def. Robert Winning (Navy) in Consolation, TF 20-4
LaFragola def. Sam Rowell (Maryland) in Consolation, Dec. 3-2
Wally Figaro (Shorter U.) def. LaFragola in Consolation, Dec. 3-2 

184 Pounds

Austin Pfarr (2-1)
Pfarr def. Kyle Narber (Millersville) in Round of 16, Fall 6:04
Pfarr def. Logan Kirby (Harvard) in Quarterfinals, Dec. 2-1 TB-1
David-Brian Whisler (Maryland) def. Pfarr in Semifinals, Dec. 5-1
Anthony Mancini (F&M) def. Pfarr in Consolation, medical forfeit 

197 Pounds

Josh Durso-Finley (3-1, Second Place)
Durso-Finley def. Angus Cowell (Harvard) in Round of 16, Dec. 5-3
Durso-Finley def. Jack Argast (F&M) in Quarterfinals, Dec. 3-2
Durso-Finley def. Dan Hawkins (Navy) in Semifinals, Dec. 3-1
Bretton Dempsey (American) def. Durso-Finley in First-Place Match, MD 11-3 

Augustus Marker (3-2, Fourth Place)
Tyler Love (Virginia) def. Marker in Quarterfinals, Dec. 5-3
Marker def. Angus Cowell (Harvard) in Consolation, Dec. 6-1
Marker def. Colton Dull (Millersville) in Consolation, Dec. 9-2
Marker def. Hawkins (Navy) in Consolation, Dec. 5-3
Thomas Murray (Lehigh) def. Marker in Third-Place Match, Dec. 5-3 

Tucker Ziegler (1-2)
Ziegler def. Thomas Murray (Lehigh) in Round of 16, Fall 7:28 SV-1
Bretton Dempsey (American) def. Ziegler in Quarterfinals, MD 14-5
Colton Dull (Millersville) def. Ziegler in Consolation, Dec. 6-3 

285 Pounds

Ian Butterbrodt (1-2)
Christian Colucci (Lehigh) def. Butterbrodt in Quarterfinals, Dec. 9-4
Butterbrodt def. David Wuestner (Millersville) in Consolation, MD 14-2
Jake Scanlan (American) def. Butterbrodt in Consolation, Dec. 7-6

Wilkes Open Results
Dec. 28, 2015 – Wilkes University – Wilkes-Barre, Pa. – Marts Center

197 Pounds
Tucker Ziegler (3-2, Fourth Place)
Ziegler def. Daniel Joseph (Nassau CC) in Round of 16, Fall 1:29
Ziegler def. Nathaniel Rose (Buffalo) in Quarterfinals, Dec. 7-6
Nezar Haddad (Drexel) def. Ziegler in Semifinals, Dec. 3-2
Ziegler def. Joshua Murphy (Drexel) in Consolation, Dec. 3-1
David Welch (Roger Williams) def. Ziegler in Third-Place Bout, TF 16-0 5:00