LaFragola, Pawelski Lead Wrestling at Midlands Championships

LaFragola, Pawelski Lead Wrestling at Midlands Championships

EVANSTON, Ill. – Sophomore CJ LaFragola and freshman Jimmy Pawelski each earned two wins to lead Brown University wrestling at the 54th Annual Ken Kraft Midlands Championships at Northwestern University's Welsh-Ryan Arena on Thursday.

LaFragola (Little Egg Harbor, N.J.) and Pawelski (Park Ridge, Ill.) both went 2-2 on the day at 184 and 133 lbs. respectively to lead the Bears.

After dropping a decision to No. 10 seed Michael Macchiavello of NC State, LaFragola won back-to-back bouts against Indiana's Norman Conley and South Dakota State's Zac Carlson in consolation action.

Pawelski earned a victory over Columbia's Alec Kelly to open the day in the round of 32. After suffering a setback against No. 12 seed Jamal Morris of NC State, he topped CSU Bakersfield's Carlos Herrera.

Freshman Trey Keeley (Washington, Ill.) also picked up a win for the Bears, defeating Alex Vargas of Maryland, 3-0, in consolation competition.

In the team standings, Brown stood in 35th place out of 42 teams at the end of day one competition.

Next, Brown will compete at the Franklin & Marshall Open on Saturday, Jan. 7.

Brown Results 

125 Pounds
Trey Keeley (1-2)
(1) Thomas Gilman (Iowa) def. Keeley in Round of 64, Fall 4:36
Keeley def. Alex Vargas (Maryland) in Consolation, Dec. 3-0
Ben Gillette (South Dakota St.) def. Keeley in Consolation, Dec. 4-1 

Michael Russo (0-2)
(3) Shakur Laney (Ohio) def. Russo in Round of 32, Dec. 4-0
Dalton Duffield (Oklahoma) def. Russo in Consolation, Dec. 9-3 

133 Pounds
Jimmy Pawelski (2-2)
Pawelski def. Alec Kelly (Columbia) in Round of 32, Dec. 5-3
(12) Jamal Morris (NC State) def. Pawelski in Round of 16, Dec. 10-4
Pawelski def. Carlos Herrera (CSU Bakersfield) in Consolation, Dec. 3-2
(4) Earl Hall (Iowa State) def. Pawelski in Consolation, Dec. 9-3 

157 Pounds
Matt Lattanze (0-2)
(7) BJ Clagon (Rider) def. Lattanze in Round of 32, Dec. 10-6
Taleb Rahmani (Pittsburgh) def. Lattanze in Consolation, Fall 3:50 

165 Pounds
Jon Viruet (0-2)
(6) Johnny Sebastian (Northwestern) def. Viruet in Round of 64, Dec. 6-5
(5) Seldon Wright (Old Dominion) def. Viruet in Consolation, Dec. 3-1 SV1 

184 Pounds
CJ LaFragola (2-2)
(10) Michael Macchiavello (NC State) def. LaFragola in Round of 32, Dec. 12-5
LaFragola def. Norman Conley (Indiana) in Consolation, Dec. 5-2
LaFragola def. Zac Carlson (South Dakota St.) in Consolation, Dec. 5-3
(12) Mitch Sliga (Northwestern) def. LaFragola in Consolation, Dec. 9-6

December 22, 2016: Wilkes Open Results (Unattached) 

133 Pounds

Theo Powers (2-2)
Powers def. Angelo Barberio (American) in Round of 32, Dec. 2-1
Powers def. Zach Valcarce (Rider) in Round of 16, Dec. 6-5
Matt Noble (Bloomsburg) def. Powers in Quarterfinals, Dec. 5-3
Nick Farro (Lehigh) def. Powers in Consolation, MD 15-6 

141 Pounds

Zeke Salvo (Second Place, 3-1)
Salvo def. Adrian Nelson (Sacred Heart) in Round of 16, Fall 0:53
Salvo def. Kizhan Clarke (American) in Quarterfinals, Dec. 4-2
Salvo def. Alvontae Drummond (McDaneil College) in Semifinals, Dec. 1-0
Ryan Pomrinca (Lehigh) def. Salvo in Finals, MD 12-3 

197 Pounds

Tucker Ziegler (3-2)
Ziegler def. Alexander Haberman (Chicago) in Round of 16, Fall 2:39
Jeric Kasunic (American) def. Ziegler in Quarterfinals, Dec. 4-0
Ziegler def. Javante Johnson (R.I. College) in Consolation, Fall 2:58
Ziegler def. Mike Carfagno (Rider) in Consolation, Medical Forfeit
Luke Farinaro (Duke) def. Ziegler in Consolation, Dec. 3-2 

285 Pounds

Ian Butterbrodt (5-2)
Butterbrodt def. John Hartnett (Sacred Heart) in Round of 32, Fall 2:12
Michael Rogers (NC State) def. Butterbrodt in Round of 16, Dec. 5-2
Butterbrodt def. Adam Manzoni (East Stroudsburg) in Consolation, Dec. 5-3
Butterbrodt def. Patrick Mulkerin (Chicago) in Consolation, Fall 2:44
Butterbrodt def. Bo Spiller (Bloomsburg) in Consolation, Dec. 7-3
Butterbrodt def. John Georges (R.I. College) in Consolation, Forfeit
Michael Rogers (NC State) def. Butterbrodt in Consolation, Medical Forfeit