Wrestling Takes Eight of 10 Bouts to Upend F&M, 29-8

Wrestling Takes Eight of 10 Bouts to Upend F&M, 29-8

LANCASTER, Pa. – Brown University wrestling won eight of the dual meet's 10 bouts, taking bonus points in four bouts, to defeat Franklin & Marshall College on Friday afternoon at the Mayser Center in an EIWA dual.

The Bears (2-5, 2-3 EIWA) took six of the first seven bouts from the host Diplomats (3-9, 0-5 EIWA) en route to the victory.

Junior Justin Staudenmayer (Plymouth Meeting, Pa.) picked up his team-leading fifth technical fall of the year while junior Steven Galiardo (Chicago, Ill.), freshman Jon Viruet (Springfield, Mass.), and sophomore Josh Durso-Finley (Lawrenceville, N.J.) each gained wins via major decisions.

Sophomores Michael Russo (Jersey City, N.J.) and Zeke Salvo (Baltimore, Md.), junior Richard Muniz (Corona, Calif.), and freshman Ian Butterbrodt (North Andover, Mass.) each tallied a win via decision.

Opening at 125 lbs., Russo gained a 3-1 win with a takedown in the second period and an escape in the third frame. Salvo followed with a 2-1 triumph at 133 lbs., scoring a takedown in the second stanza.

At 141 lbs., Galiardo notched a 15-4 major decision, totaling six points in the first period and adding another seven points in the third. Staudenmayer pushed Brown's team lead to 15-5 with a 17-0 technical fall win at 157 lbs. He registered the technical fall in the first period, scoring a 4-point near fall on three occasions.

Viruet continued the Bears' momentum with a 14-1 major decision at 165 lbs., earning a 9-1 edge through two periods. Muniz completed a four-bout win streak for Brown with a 2-0 win at 174 lbs., claiming an escape in the second stanza and a point for riding time.

At 197 lbs., Durso-Finley blanked his opponent with an 8-0 major decision win, and Butterbrodt closed the dual with a 4-1 win in the heavyweight division, scoring all four of his points in the final frame.

Next, Brown continues dual competition tomorrow at Bucknell University at noon and at Bloomsburg University at 4:30 p.m. 

Brown 29 Franklin & Marshall 8 (Jan. 22, 2016 | Mayser Center)
125: Michael Russo (B) def. Aaron Moldoff (F), Dec. 3-1 (Brown 3-0)
133: Zeke Salvo (B) def. Scott Stevens (F), Dec. 2-1 (Brown 6-0)
141: No. 15 Rick Durso (F) def. Charlie Banaszak (B), TF 17-1 (Brown 6-5)
149: Steven Galiardo (B) def. Jason Bing (F), MD 15-4 (Brown 10-5)
157: Justin Staudenmayer (B) def. Sharron Townsend (F), TF 17-0 (Brown 15-5)
165: Jon Viruet (B) def. Michael Marano (F), MD 14-1 (Brown 19-5)
174: Richard Muniz (B) def. Josh Young (F), Dec. 2-0 (Brown 22-5)
184: Anthony Mancini (F) def. CJ LaFragola (B), Dec. 6-0 (Brown 22-8)
197: Josh Durso-Finley (B) def. Charles Kerkesner (F), MD 8-0 (Brown 26-8)
285: Ian Butterbrodt (B) def. Antonio Pelusi (F), Dec. 4-1 (Brown 29-8)