VESTAL, N.Y. – Junior Justin Staudenmayer and freshman Jon Viruet each won his bout at 157 and 165 lbs. respectively as Brown University wrestling fell to Binghamton University, 30-6, on Saturday afternoon at the West Gym.
The Bears (3-9, 2-7 EIWA) pulled within 12-6 in the team score after wins from Staudenmayer (Plymouth Meeting, Pa.) and Viruet (Springfield, Mass.), but the host Bearcats (11-6, 7-3 EIWA) tallied 18 points in the final four bouts.
Staudenmayer, ranked No. 20 according to Intermat, notched Brown's first points of the dual meet as he registered a 1-0 win over Vincent DePrez at 157 lbs. to pull Brown within 12-3. Staudenmayer notched an escape early in the third period for the only points of the bout.
Viruet recorded the visitors' second win in as many bouts as he topped Anthony DePrez, 4-1, at 165 lbs., cutting the Bears' deficit to 12-6. After DePrez opened the match with an escape, Viruet shut out his opponent the rest of the way. Viruet tied the bout with an escape in the third and added a takedown midway through the period to gain a 3-1 edge. He tacked on a point for riding time for the final.
On the season, Staudenmayer collected his team-high 23rd win of the year and his 10th dual win. Viruet increased his win total to 15 in his rookie campaign.
Sophomore Zeke Salvo (Baltimore, Md.) and junior William McDonald (Carson City, Nev.) took 8-6 and 9-6 setbacks at 133 and 149 lbs. respectively. Senior Augustus Marker (Castle Rock, Colo.) dropped an 8-3 decision at 197 lbs.
Next, Brown hosts Harvard (1 p.m.) and Roger Williams (2:30 p.m.) tomorrow as part of the Bears' Beauty and the Beast meet in conjunction with Brown gymnastics.
Binghamton 30, Brown 6 (Feb. 13, 2016 | West Gym)
125: Steven Bulzomi (BI) def. Michael Russo (BR), Dec. 10-4 (Binghamton 3-0)
133: Jacob Nicholson (BI) def. Zeke Salvo (BR), Dec. 8-6 (Binghamton 6-0)
141: Dylan Caruana (BI) def. Charlie Banaszak (BR), Dec. 7-1 (Binghamton 9-0)
149: Jesse Dellavecchia (BI) def. William McDonald (BR), Dec. 9-6 (Binghamton 12-0)
157: No. 20 Justin Staudenmayer (BR) def. Vincent DePrez (BI), Dec. 1-0 (Binghamton, 12-3)
165: Jon Viruet (BR) def. Anthony DePrez (BI), Dec. 4-1 (Binghamton 12-6)
174: Jack McKeever (BI) def. Andrew LaBrie (BR), Dec. 9-2 (Binghamton 15-6)
184: No. 17 Steven Schneider (BI) def. Austin Pfarr (BR), Fall 6:27 (Binghamton 21-6)
197: Mark Tracy (BI) def. Augustus Marker (BR), Dec. 8-3 (Binghamton 24-6)
285: Connor Calkins (BI) wins via forfeit (Binghamton 30-6)