Viruet Leads Three Placers for Brown Wrestling at Bearcat Open in Season Debut

Viruet Leads Three Placers for Brown Wrestling at Bearcat Open in Season Debut

VESTAL, N.Y. – Sophomore Jon Viruet finished in third place at 174 lbs. to lead three place-winners for Brown University wrestling at the Jonathan Kaloust Bearcat Open at Binghamton University in the team's season debut on Sunday at the Events Center.

Viruet (Springfield, Mass.) won three straight bouts to advance to the semifinals in the 174-pound division. After dropping a decision in the semis, he responded with a pair of wins including a 9-2 decision in the third-place match.

The Bears' other place-winners included junior Christian LaBrie (Exeter, R.I.), who placed fifth at 165 lbs., and classmate Michael Russo (Jersey City, N.J.), who came in sixth place at 125 lbs.

Freshman Trey Keeley (Washington, Ill.) tallied four wins at 125 lbs. while juniors Charlie Banaszak (Bethesda, Md.) and Zeke Salvo (Baltimore, Md.) each posted three wins at 141 lbs. Freshman Matt Lattanze (Norristown, Pa.) notched three wins at 157 lbs., and sophomore CJ LaFragola (Little Egg Harbor, N.J.) registered three wins at 184 lbs.

Seniors Richard Muniz (Corona, Calif.) and Galloway Thurston (St. Ignace, Mich.) compiled two wins apiece at 157 and 174 lbs. respectively.

Brown totaled four falls on the day with Salvo, Lattanze, Viruet, and Thurston logging pins.

Next, Brown will compete at the Navy Classic on Saturday, Nov. 19 in Annapolis, Md. 

Brown Results

125 Pounds
Trey Keeley (4-2)
Keeley def. Jason Javier (Binghamton) in Round of 32, TF 21-4
Shakur Laney (Ohio) def. Keeley in Round of 16, MD 13-5
Keeley def. Jeremy Puente (Finger Lakes) in Consolation, TF 18-1
Keeley def. Mike Macklin (Bucknell) in Consolation, MD 10-1
Keeley def. Jacob Martin (Hofstra) in Consolation, Dec. 8-5
Noah Baughman (Cornell) def. Keeley in Consolation, TF 17-2 

Michael Russo (Sixth Place, 3-3)
Russo def. Justin Lopez (Penn State) in Round of 32, Dec. 5-0
Russo def. Edgar Garcia (F&M) in Round of 16, Dec. 8-1
Russo def. Audey Ashkar (Binghamton) in Quarterfinals, Dec. 5-4
Brandon Cray (Maryland) def. Russo in Semifinals, SV-1 Fall 7:48
Noah Baughman (Cornell) def. Russo in Consolation, Forfeit
Audrey Ashkar (Binghamton) def. Russo in Fifth-Place Match, Injury Default 

133 Pounds
Nick Lattanze (1-2)
Joe Lobeck (Lehigh) def. Lattanze in Round of 32, Dec. 8-6
Lattanze def. George Carpenter in Consolation, Dec. 6-1
Jhared Simmons (Maryland) def. Lattanze in Consolation, Dec. 3-1 

Theo Powers (0-2)
Jeffrey Ott (Harvard) def. Powers in Round of 16, TF 19-1
Johhny Stramiello (Finger Lakes) def. Powers in Consolation, Dec. 10-4 

141 Pounds
Charlie Banaszak (3-2)
Banaszak def. Joseph Russ (Binghamton) in Round of 32, Dec. 8-3
AJ Jaffe (Harvard) def. Banaszak in Round of 16, Dec. 10-3
Banaszak def. Vincent Foggia (Drexel) in Consolation, Dec. 9-3
Banaszak def. Ryan Friedman (Harvard) in Consolation, Dec. 9-5
Cam Fischer (Lehigh) def. Banaszak in Consolation, Dec. 6-3 

Jimmy Bell (0-2)
Jacob Nicholson (Binghamton) def. Bell in Round of 32, MD 12-0
Ryan Friedman (Harvard) def. Bell in Consolation, Dec. 9-3 

Zeke Salvo (3-2)
Salvo def. Max Pickett (Finger Lakes) in Round of 32, Dec. 2-0
Dominic Giannangeli (Penn State) def. Salvo in Round of 16, Dec. 4-3
Salvo def. Connor Burkert (Hofstra) in Consolation, Fall 4:37
Salvo def. Griffin Higginbotham (Cornell) in Consolation, Dec. 8-2
William Koll (Cornell) def. Salvo in Consolation, MD 12-1 

149 Pounds
Jack Twomey-Kozak (0-2)
Sam Butler (F&M) def. Twomey-Kozak in Round of 32, Dec. 5-0
Billy Povalac (Rutgers) def. Twomey-Kozak in Consolation, MD 10-0 

Travis Vasquez (0-2)
Parker Kropman (Binghamton) def. Vasquez in Round of 32, Fall 3:32
Anthony Palmiotto (Finger Lakes) def. Vasquez in Consolation, Forfeit 

157 Pounds
Matt Lattanze (3-2)
Lattanze def. Henry Cousins (Harvard) in Round of 64, TF 17-0
Jakob Restrepo (Maryland) def. Lattanze in Round of 32, Dec. 9-6
Lattanze def. Jack Lucie (Army) in Consolation, Fall 2:17
Lattanze def. Isaac McMillan (Army) in Consolation, MD 15-3
Wade Hodges (Maryland) def. Lattanze in Consolation, Fall 1:55 

William McDonald (0-2)
Kyle Simaz (Cornell) def. McDonald in Round of 32, Dec. 5-1
Beau Guffey (Army Prep) def. McDonald in Consolation, Dec. 8-2 

Richard Muniz (2-2)
Muniz def. Ricky Stamm (Hofstra) in Round of 64, Dec. 3-2
Emmett LiCastri (F&M) def. Muniz in Round of 32, Fall 2:14
Muniz def. Kade Kowalski (Ohio) in Consolation, Dec. 4-1
Cullen Cummings (Ohio) def. Muniz in Consolation, Dec. 6-2

165 Pounds
Christian LaBrie (Fifth Place, 5-2)
LaBrie def. Anthony Oliveri (Hofstra) in Round of 32, TF 15-0
LaBrie def. Austin Reese (Ohio) in Round of 16, MD 9-0
Brandon Womack (Cornell) def. LaBrie in Quarterfinals, MD 8-0
LaBrie def. Zachary Spire (Drexel) in Consolation, Dec. 6-0
LaBrie def. Rob King (F&M) in Consolation, Dec. 4-0
DJ Hollingshead (Bucknell) def. LaBrie in Consolation, Dec. 4-3
LaBrie def. Kyle Bierdumpfel (Harvard) in Fifth-Place Match, Forfeit 

174 Pounds
Galloway Thurston (2-2)
Sam Rowell (Maryland) def. Thurston in Round of 32, Dec. 3-1
Thurston def. James Stillerman (F&M) in Consolation, Dec. 6-3
Thurston def. Jake Kocsis (Binghamton) in Consolation, Fall 5:00
Andrew Garcia (Cornell) def. Thurston in Consolation, MD 9-0 

Jon Viruet (Third Place 5-1)
Viruet def. Anthony Lombardo (Binghamton) in Round of 32, MD 9-1
Viruet def. Spencer Woods (Maryland) in Round of 16, Fall 4:32
Viruet def. Milik Dawkins (Cornell) in Quarterfinals, Dec. 6-1
Mark Hall (Penn State) def. Viruet in Semifinals, Dec. 6-3
Viruet def. Sam Rowell (Maryland) in Consolation, Dec. 2-0
Viruet def. Dontae McGee (Ohio) in Third-Place Match, Dec. 9-2 

184 Pounds
CJ LaFragola (3-2)
Steven Schneider (Binghamton) def. LaFragola in Round of 16, Dec. 5-3
LaFragola def. Ziegler (Brown) in Consolation, Dec. 12-5
LaFragola def. Alex Hopkins (Army) in Consolation, SV-1 Dec. 6-4
LaFragola def. Mike Oxley (Hofstra) in Consolation, Dec. 7-6
Anthony Mancini (F&M) def. LaFragola in Consolation, MD 10-1 

Christian Murabito (0-2)
Anthony Risaliti (Army) def. Murabito in Round of 32, Fall 2:22
Kyle Inlander (Bucknell) def. Murabito in Consolation, Medical Forfeit 

Tucker Ziegler (1-2)
Chris Weiler def. Ziegler in Round of 32, Dec. 10-4
Ziegler def. Alexander Melikian (Binghamton) in Consolation, Dec. 7-5
CJ LaFragola (Brown) def. Ziegler in Consolation, Dec. 12-5 

197 Pounds
Josh Durso-Finley (0-2)
JT Correl (Wyoming Seminary) def. Durso-Finley in Round of 32, Dec. 4-3
Garrett Wesneski (Maryland) def. Durso-Finley in Consolation, Dec. 6-1