2016-17 Brown Wrestling News

  • Wrestling Adds Matt Meuleners to Staff as Assistant Coach
    June 14, 2017
    Brown University wrestling has added Matt Meuleners as an assistant coach, Brown head coach Todd Beckerman announced on Wednesday as the two-time NCAA Division II national champion joins the Bears from the University of Nebraska where he served as an assistant coach for the past four seasons.
  • Brown Athletics Honors 2017 Award Winners at Ninth Annual Senior Celebration
    May 22, 2017
    Brown University athletics held its Ninth Annual Senior Celebration and Awards Luncheon at the Providence Biltmore on Monday, May 22, 2017. Over 275 student-athletes, coaches, staff, and distinguished guests attended the event to celebrate another year of success in competition, in the classroom, and in the community. President Christina Paxson and Director of Athletics Jack Hayes each took the opportunity to address the room and acknowledge the accomplishments and contributions of the Class of 2017.
  • Wrestling Brings Mastriani Aboard as Volunteer Assistant Coach
    May 18, 2017
    Sal Mastriani, a 2017 NCAA All-American for Virginia Tech, has joined the Brown University wrestling program as a volunteer assistant coach, Brown head coach Todd Beckerman announced on Thursday.
  • Wrestling Excited to Welcome Nationally Ranked Class of 2021
    May 02, 2017
    Brown University wrestling will welcome seven incoming freshmen to the program as part of the Class of 2021, Brown head coach Todd Beckerman announced on Tuesday.
  • Wrestling Presents Team Awards at Annual Year-End Banquet
    April 24, 2017
    Brown University wrestling sophomore Jon Viruet earned two awards, including Michael T. Wallace MVP honors, as part of the program’s annual year-end awards banquet at the Brown Faculty Club on Saturday night.
  • Wrestling Posts Nation’s No. 2 Team GPA, Butterbrodt Earns NWCA All-Academic
    April 18, 2017
    Brown University wrestling recorded the second-highest team GPA in the nation while sophomore Ian Butterbrodt earned NWCA All-Academic honors, the National Wrestling Coaches Association announced on Tuesday.
  • Wrestling Places Eight on EIWA All-Academic Team
    March 30, 2017
    Brown University wrestling has placed eight of its 10 EIWA Championship competitors on the EIWA All-Academic Team, the Eastern Intercollegiate Wrestling Association announced on Thursday afternoon.
  • LaFragola’s Run for Wrestling Ends at NCAA Championships
    March 16, 2017
    Brown University wrestling sophomore CJ LaFragola dropped a pair of decisions in his debut at the 2017 NCAA Division I Wrestling Championships on Thursday at the Scottrade Center to close out the season for the Bears.
  • Wrestling’s LaFragola Prepared for NCAA Championships
    March 15, 2017
    Sophomore 184-pounder CJ LaFragola will represent Brown University wrestling at the 2017 NCAA Championships from Thursday to Saturday at the Scottrade Center in St. Louis, Mo., as he makes his debut at the national tournament.
  • Wrestling’s LaFragola, Pawelski, Viruet, Keeley Take Home All-Ivy
    March 14, 2017
    Sophomore 184-pounder CJ LaFragola and freshman 133-pounder Jimmy Pawelski have earned Second Team All-Ivy honors while sophomore 165-pounder Jon Viruet and freshman 125-pounder Trey Keeley have gained Honorable Mention All-Ivy accolades, the Ivy League conference office announced on Tuesday afternoon.
  • Wrestling’s LaFragola Learns of NCAA Bracket Placement
    March 08, 2017
    Sophomore CJ LaFragola has learned of his placement in the NCAA bracket after earning an at-large berth into the 2017 NCAA Division I Wrestling Championships in the 184-pound weight class, the NCAA announced on Wednesday night.
  • Wrestling’s LaFragola Earns At-Large Berth into NCAA Championships
    March 07, 2017
    Sophomore CJ LaFragola has earned an at-large bid to the 2017 NCAA Division I Wrestling Championships in the 184-pound weight class and will make his debut at the NCAA Championships, the NCAA announced on Tuesday afternoon.
  • Galiardo, Mehta Earn Brown Student-Athlete of the Week Honors
    March 06, 2017
    Wrestling senior 157-pounder Steven Galiardo and women’s basketball sophomore guard Shayna Mehta have earned Brown University Athletics Student-Athlete of the Week honors for the week of Feb. 27 to Mar. 5, Brown announced on Monday.
  • Galiardo, Viruet Place for Wrestling at EIWA Championships
    March 04, 2017
    Senior Steven Galiardo placed fourth at 157 lbs., and sophomore Jon Viruet came in sixth at 165 lbs. to lead Brown University wrestling at the 113th Eastern Intercollegiate Wrestling Association Championships on Saturday at Bucknell University’s Sojka Pavilion.
  • Galiardo, Viruet Advance to Saturday for Wrestling at EIWA Championships
    March 03, 2017
    Senior Steven Galiardo and sophomore Jon Viruet each went 2-0 to advance to Saturday’s semifinals at the 113th Eastern Intercollegiate Wrestling Association Championships at Bucknell University’s Sojka Pavilion on Friday.
  • Wrestling Ready for 2017 EIWA Championships at Bucknell
    February 28, 2017
    Brown University wrestling will compete in the 113th EIWA Championships at Bucknell University’s Sojka Pavilion from Friday, March 3 to Saturday, March 4 as the Bears look to advance wrestlers from this weekend’s conference tournament into the NCAA Championships.
  • Wrestling Defeats Hofstra in Regular Season Finale, 23-12
    February 18, 2017
    Sophomore Jon Viruet and junior Andrew LaBrie each won via major decision to fuel Brown University wrestling to a 23-12 victory over Hofstra University in an EIWA dual meet at the David S. Mack Physical Education Center on Saturday afternoon.
  • Viruet, Morant Earn Brown Student-Athlete of the Week Honors
    February 13, 2017
    Wrestling sophomore 165-pounder Jon Viruet and gymnastics senior all-around performer Caroline Morant have earned Brown University Athletics Student-Athlete of the Week honors for the week of Feb. 6-12, Brown announced on Monday.
  • Wrestling Defeats Sacred Heart in Home Finale on Senior Day, 29-13
    February 11, 2017
    Sophomore Ian Butterbrodt tallied a pin, classmate Jon Viruet won via technical fall, and Brown University wrestling defeated Sacred Heart University, 29-13, in an EIWA dual on Saturday afternoon at the Pizzitola Sports Center.
  • Viruet Lands Pin, Wrestling Earns 23-12 Win at Harvard
    February 10, 2017
    Sophomore Jon Viruet posted a fall at 165 lbs., freshman Trey Keeley won via technical fall at 125 lbs., and Brown University wrestling defeated Harvard University, 23-12, in an EIWA and Ivy League dual meet at the Malkin Athletic Center on Friday night.
  • Wrestling Beats Penn, 18-16, Falls to Princeton, 32-6, in Ivy Road Trip
    February 04, 2017
    Brown University wrestling beat the University of Pennsylvania, 18-16, and fell to Princeton University, 32-6, in an EIWA and Ivy League dual meet doubleheader at Rockwell Gymnasium and Dillon Gymnasium respectively on Saturday.
  • Highlights: Gymnastics, Wrestling Compete in 2017 Beauty and the Beast Meet
    February 02, 2017
    Brown University gymnastics and wrestling hosted their third straight Beauty and the Beast meet with the gymnastics team competing against perennial regional power Bridgeport and the wrestling side facing off with EIWA foe Binghamton.
  • Wrestling Tops RIC, 52-0, Falls to No. 9 Cornell, 35-8, Columbia, 22-14
    January 28, 2017
    Brown University wrestling defeated Rhode Island College, 52-0, and fell to No. 9 Cornell University, 35-8, and to Columbia University, 22-14, in a trio of dual meets at the Pizzitola Sports Center on Saturday.
  • Wrestling Drops 20-16 Decision to Binghamton at Beauty and the Beast
    January 27, 2017
    Brown University wrestling won four bouts, including a pin from freshman Jimmy Pawelski and a major decision from sophomore Jon Viruet, but fell to Binghamton University, 20-16, at its Beauty and the Beast meet at the Pizzitola Sports Center on Friday night.
  • Feature: Gymnastics, Wrestling Preview 2017 Beauty and the Beast Meet
    January 26, 2017
    The Brown wrestling and gymnastics teams preview the Bears' 2017 Beauty and the Beast meet set for Friday, Jan. 27 at 6:30 p.m. inside the Pizzitola Sports Center with insights from gymnastics assistant coach Jim Hayes, gymnasts Caroline Morant and Erin Howell, wrestling head coach Todd Beckerman, and wrestlers CJ LaFragola and Jon Viruet.
  • Gymnastics, Wrestling Set to Host Third Straight Beauty and the Beast Meet
    January 25, 2017
    Brown University gymnastics and wrestling will partner to host their third annual Beauty and the Beast meet as the Pizzitola Sports Center will transform to accommodate both programs on Friday, Jan. 27 at 6:30 p.m. with a standing-room-only crowd expected.
  • Vasquez, Elvin Earn Brown Student-Athlete of the Week Honors
    January 23, 2017
    Wrestling 149-pound sophomore Travis Vasquez and women’s ice hockey senior goaltender Monica Elvin have earned Brown University Athletics Student-Athlete of the Week honors for the week of Jan. 16-22, Brown announced on Monday.
  • Vasquez Posts Pin, Wrestling Falls to Bucknell 25-15
    January 22, 2017
    Sophomore Travis Vasquez posted his second pin of the season at 149 lbs., but Brown University wrestling fell to Bucknell University, 25-15, at the Pizzitola Sports Center on Sunday afternoon in an EIWA dual meet.
  • Wrestling Beats Bloomsburg, Franklin & Marshall in Home-Opening Duals
    January 21, 2017
    Sophomore Jon Viruet won via major decision and technical fall to help lead Brown University wrestling to a 31-6 win over Bloomsburg University and a 36-4 win over Franklin & Marshall College at the Pizzitola Sports Center on Saturday evening.
  • Wrestling Tops VMI, Falls to Edinboro, Rider at Pitt Duals
    January 14, 2017
    Brown University wrestling defeated Virginia Military Institute, 33-7, and dropped decisions to Edinboro University, 39-3, and Rider University, 32-9, at the Pitt Duals in the team’s first dual meets of the year at Fitzgerald Field House on Saturday.
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