LEWISBURG, Pa. – Brown University wrestling held a 15-8 lead through six bouts, but Bucknell University captured the dual meet's final four bouts to gain a 27-15 victory in an EIWA dual on Saturday afternoon at Davis Gym.
The Bears (2-6, 2-4 EIWA) took three straight bouts in the 149, 157, and 165-pound divisions before the host Bison (6-4, 2-1 EIWA) swept the match's final four bouts. Officials postponed Brown's dual at Bloomsburg University from Saturday to Sunday, Jan. 24 at noon due to weather concerns.
Sophomore Zeke Salvo (Baltimore, Md.) paced the Bears with his team-leading seventh fall of the year while juniors Steven Galiardo (Chicago, Ill.) and Justin Staudenmayer (Plymouth Meeting, Pa.) along with freshman Jon Viruet (Springfield, Mass.) each picked up a win via decision.
At 133 lbs., Salvo gave Brown a 6-4 lead with a pin in 2:25 over Bucknell's Grim Gonzalez, finishing the bout before the first period's bell.
Galiardo began Brown's three-bout win streak with a 5-2 triumph at 149 lbs. vs. Victor Lopez. After a scoreless first period, he tallied a pair of takedowns in the second and added an escape in the third.
Staudenmayer continued the run with a 4-0 win at 157 lbs. against the Bison's Zach Kelly. He posted an escape and a takedown in the second stanza and tacked on a point for riding time.
Viruet earned the visitors' last win of the meet with a 6-2 decision over Robert Schlitt at 165 lbs. Trailing 1-0 entering the third period, he tallied all of his points in the final frame with two takedowns, an escape, and a riding time point.
Next, Brown hosts Penn on Saturday, Feb. 6 at 1 p.m. and Princeton on Sunday, Feb. 7 at noon in its first home duals of the season over the team's Alumni Weekend.
Bucknell 27, Brown 15 (Jan. 23, 2016 | Davis Gym)
125: No. 12 Paul Petrov (BK) def. Michael Russo (BR), MD 9-0 (Bucknell 4-0)
133: Zeke Salvo (BR) def. Grim Gonzalez (BK), Fall 2:25 (Brown 6-4)
141: Tyler Smith (BK) def. Charlie Banaszak (BR), MD 17-4 (Bucknell 8-6)
149: Steven Galiardo (BR) def. Victor Lopez (BK), Dec. 5-2 (Brown 9-8)
157: Justin Staudenmayer (BR) def. Zach Kelly (BK), Dec. 4-0 (Brown 12-8)
165: Jon Viruet (BR) def. Robert Schlitt (BK), Dec. 6-2 (Brown 15-8)
174: No. 20 Rustin Barrick (BK) def. Richard Muniz (B), Fall 2:22 (Brown 15-14)
184: Tom Sleigh (BK) def. CJ LaFragola (B), MD 19-6 (Bucknell 18-15)
197: Tyler Greene (BK) def. Augustus Marker (BR), Dec. 9-7 (Bucknell 21-15)
285: No. 8 Joe Stolfi (BK) def. Ian Butterbrodt (BR), Injury Default (Bucknell 27-15)