Viruet, LaBrie Pace Wrestling at Navy Classic

Viruet, LaBrie Pace Wrestling at Navy Classic

ANNAPOLIS, Md. – Sophomore Jon Viruet finished fourth at 174 lbs., and junior Christian LaBrie placed fifth at 165 lbs. to lead Brown University wrestling at the Navy Classic on Saturday at the Wesley Brown Field House.

Viruet (Springfield, Mass.) and LaBrie (Exeter, R.I.) each placed for the second time in as many weekends to open the year. At last week's Jonathan Kaloust Bearcat Open, Viruet came in third at 174 while LaBrie finished fifth at 165.

LaBrie placed for the second straight year at the Navy Classic after posting a second-place performance in the tournament at 165 in 2015.

At 174, Viruet earned four wins on the day, narrowly missing a third-place finish after dropping a 6-4 decision to Indiana's Devin Skatzka in sudden victory in the third-place match. LaBrie captured three wins at 165 as both Bears advanced to the semifinals.

Three other Bears – freshman Jimmy Pawelski (Park Ridge, Ill.), junior Zeke Salvo (Baltimore, Md.), and senior Jack Twomey-Kozak (Hillsborough, N.C.) – reached the quarterfinals at 133, 141, and 149 lbs. respectively.

Sophomore Tucker Ziegler (Myersville, Md.) at 184 lbs. and freshman Matt Lattanze (Norristown, Pa.) at 157 lbs. each claimed three wins on the day. Pawelski, senior Galloway Thurston (St. Igance, Mich.), and freshman Trey Keeley (Washington, Ill.) picked up two wins apiece at 133, 174, and 125 respectively.

In the team standings, Brown came in 10th place with 44.5 points, edging Delaware Valley (37.5) and Johns Hopkins (5.5). Indiana won the tournament with 155.5 points with Navy (114.5) and Kent State (113.5) following.

Next, Brown will compete at the Journeyman Tussle at Hofstra in Hempstead, N.Y., on Sunday, Dec. 4. 

Team Standings
1. Indiana: 155.5
2. Navy: 114.5
3. Kent State: 113.5
4. Bucknell: 108
5. Campbell: 85
6. Ohio: 84
7. Binghamton: 81.5
8. The Citadel: 67
9. George Mason: 66.5
10. Brown: 44.5
11. Delaware Valley: 37.5
12. Johns Hopkins: 5.5

Brown Results 

125 Pounds
Trey Keeley (2-2)
Elijah Oliver (Indiana) def. Keeley in Round of 16, MD 16-5
Keeley def. Aaron Burton (Campbell) in Consolation, Dec. 5-4
Keeley def. Jordan Gessner (Bucknell) in Consolation, Dec. 9-2
Patrick Kearney (The Citadel) def. Keeley in Consolation, Fall 1:27 

133 Pounds
Jimmy Pawelski (2-2)
Pawelski def. Ben Bliss (Bucknell) in Round of 16, Dec. 11-5
Cameron Kelly (Ohio) def. Pawelski in Quarterfinals, Fall 2:23
Pawelski def. Theo Powers (Brown) in Consolation, Dec. 8-3
Lio Quezada (George Mason) def. Pawelski in Consolation, Fall 1:56 

Theo Powers (1-2)
Logan Harvich (George Mason) def. Powers in Round of 16, MD 11-2
Powers def. Zak Hassan (Ohio) in Consolation, Dec. 10-6
Jimmy Pawelski (Brown) def. Powers in Consolation, Dec. 8-3 

141 Pounds
Charlie Banaszak (0-2)
Nicholas Gil (Navy) def. Banaszak in Round of 32, Dec. 12-5
Noah Forrider (Ohio) def. Banaszak in Consolation, Dec. 9-4 

Zeke Salvo (1-2)
Salvo def. Sam Sands (Johns Hopkins) in Round of 16, Fall 0:48
Tyler Smith (Bucknell) def. Salvo in Quarterfinals, TF 20-3 6:21
Noah Forrider (Ohio) def. Salvo in Consolation, Dec. 7-5 

149 Pounds
Jack Twomey-Kozak (1-2)
Twomey-Kozak def. Jon Marirena (Delaware Valley) in Round of 16, MD 15-3
John Kenyon (Navy) def. Twomey-Kozak in Quarterfinals, Dec. 8-6 SV
Corey Wilding (Navy) def. Twomey-Kozak in Consolation, TF 18-3 3:24 

157 Pounds
Matt Lattanze (3-2)
Lattanze def. Ellias Vega (Delaware Valley) in Round of 32, Fall 1:51
Zach Wilson (Ohio) def. Lattanze in Round of 16, Dec. 4-1
Lattanze def. Tommy Grifa (Johns Hopkins) in Consolation, Dec. 6-1
Lattanze def. Sekou Harris (Delaware Valley) in Consolation, Dec. 7-4
Cullen Cummings (Ohio) def. Lattanze in Consolation, Dec. 6-0 

William McDonald (0-2)
Aaron Walker (The Citadel) def. McDonald in Round of 16, Fall 6:28
Austin Kraisser (Campbell) def. McDonald in Consolation, Dec. 2-0 

Richard Muniz (0-2)
Casey Sparkman (Kent State) def. Muniz in Round of 32, Dec. 7-4
John Weiss (Campbell) def. Muniz in Consolation, Fall 2:52 

165 Pounds
Christian LaBrie (Fifth Place, 3-2)
LaBrie def. Connor Wagh (Bucknell) in Round of 16, Dec. 8-4
LaBrie def. Jonathan Carrera (Navy) in Quarterfinals, Dec. 4-2
Bryce Martin (Indiana) def. LaBrie in Semifinals, Dec. 5-4
Alex Herringshaw (Campbell) def. LaBrie in Consolation, Medical Forfeit
LaBrie def. Isaac Bast (Kent State) in Fifth-Place Match, Medical Forfeit 

174 Pounds
Galloway Thurston (2-2)
Patrick Davis (George Mason) def. Thurston in Round of 32, Dec. 9-2
Thurston def. Chad Reese (Bucknell) in Consolation, Dec. 8-2
Thurston def. Dave Furmato (Delaware Valley) in Consolation, TF 16-0 4:45
Anthony Lombardo (Binghamton) def. Thurston in Consolation, Dec. 11-4 

Jon Viruet (Fourth Place, 4-2)
Viruet def. Jared Forman (Johns Hopkins) in Round of 32, MD 12-3
Viruet def. Dave Furmato (Delaware Valley) in Round of 16, Fall 2:12
Viruet def. Kenny Long (Navy) in Quarterfinals, Dec. 4-0
Jairod James (Kent State) def. Viruet in Semifinals, Dec. 4-1
Viruet def. Patrick Davis in Consolation, Dec. 4-0
Devin Skatzka (Indiana) def. Viruet in Third-Place Match, Dec. 6-4 SV 

184 Pounds
CJ LaFragola (1-2)
Nate Jackson (Indiana) def. LaFragola in Round of 32, TF 20-2 4:10
LaFragola def. Hunter Yeargan (Ohio) in Consolation, Dec. 8-6
Garrett Hoffman (Bucknell) def. LaFragola in Consolation, Dec. 6-4 

Tucker Ziegler (3-2)
Ziegler def. Daniel Mika (George Mason) in Round of 32, Dec. 3-1
Jerald Spohn (Kent State) def. Ziegler in Round of 16, Dec. 11-4
Ziegler def. Caleb Stockmaster (Kent State) in Consolation, Dec. 8-3
Ziegler def. Shane Mast (Kent State) in Consolation, Medical Forfeit
Garrett Hoffman (Bucknell) def. Ziegler in Consolation, Dec. 4-2 

197 Pounds
Josh Durso-Finley (0-2)
Stephen Suglio (Kent State) def. Durso-Finley in Round of 16, Dec. 10-4
Jake Masengale (Indiana) def. Durso-Finley in Consolation, Fall 2:36