Wrestling’s Staudenmayer, LaFragola Win Weight Classes at Navy Classic

Wrestling’s Staudenmayer, LaFragola Win Weight Classes at Navy Classic

ANNAPOLIS, Md. – Senior Justin Staudenmayer won the 157-pound weight class, and junior CJ LaFragola captured the 184-pound weight class to lead Brown University wrestling at the Navy Classic on Saturday at the Wesley Brown Field House.

Staudenmayer (Plymouth Meeting, Pa.) and LaFragola (Little Egg Harbor, N.J.) each won five straight bouts to claim his respective title while freshman AJ Pedro (Methuen, Mass.) joined the duo as a placer, finishing sixth at 184 lbs.

On his way to the 157-pound championship, Staudenmayer defeated opponents from Oregon State, Navy, Kent State, and Old Dominion and won a trio of one-point matches. In claiming the 184-pound title, LaFragola topped opponents from Indiana, Purdue, Navy, and Bucknell, including an 8-6 win over Navy's Michael Coleman in the title match.

Pedro totaled four wins on the day, reaching the quarterfinals before falling in the fifth-place match after winning twice in the wrestle-backs.

As a team, the Bears totaled six pins on the day with freshman Nino Bastianelli (Marysville, Mich.) tallying two falls as part of his three wins at 184 lbs. Senior Zeke Salvo (Baltimore, Md.), sophomore Jimmy Pawelski (Park Ridge, Ill.), sophomore Zach Krause (Plainfield, Ill.), and junior Jon Viruet (Springfield, Mass.) posted one pin apiece.

Sophomore Trey Keeley (Washington, Ill.) finished the day with four wins while sophomore Matt Lattanze (Norristown, Pa.) and freshmen Bryce Rogers (Orlando, Fla.) notched three wins apiece.

In the team standings, Brown came in a tie for ninth out of 17 teams with 61.5 points. The Bears finished ahead of fellow EIWA members Columbia (12th, 52 points), Bucknell (13th, 46 points), and Hofstra (T-14th, 32.5 points). Navy placed first in the team standings with 112.5 points.

Next, Brown will compete at the Cliff Keen Invitational in Las Vegas, Nev. From December 1-2.

Team Standings
1. Navy: 112.5
2. Purdue: 100.5
3. Old Dominion: 98.5
4. Indiana: 81.5
5. Princeton: 74.5
6. American: 72.5
7. Ohio: 69
8. Campbell: 62.5
T9. Brown: 61.5
T9: Kent State: 61.5
11. Oregon State: 56.5
12. Columbia: 52
13. Bucknell: 46
T14. Hofstra: 32.5
T14. George Mason: 32.5
16. The Citadel: 18
17. Delaware Valley: 8.5

Brown Results 

125 Pounds

Trey Keeley (4-2)
Keeley def. Aaron Burton (Campbell) in Round of 32, Dec. 7-2
Devin Schroder (Purdue) def. Keeley in Round of 16, MD 10-0
Keeley def. Steven Simpson (Old Dominion) in Consolation, Dec. 10-5
Keeley def. Victor Echeverria (George Mason) in Consolation, Dec. 8-7
Keeley def. Brant Leadbeter (Navy) in Consolation, Medical Forfeit
Korbin Meink (Campbell) def. Keeley in Consolation, Dec. 6-4 

133 Pounds

Hunter Kosco (1-2)
Kosco def. Alec Kelly (Columbia) in Round of 16, MD 13-5
Josh Terao (American) def. Kosco in Quarterfinals, MD 10-1
Cody Trybus (Navy) def. Kosco in Consolation, Dec. 6-4 SV 

Zeke Salvo (1-2)
Salvo def. Jonathan Gabriel (Navy) in Round of 32, Fall 5:52
Cameron Kelly (Ohio) def. Salvo in Round of 16, TF 18-2
Cody Trybus (Navy) def. Savlo in Consolation, Dec. 5-2 

141 Pounds

Jimmy Pawelski (2-2)
Kizhan Clarke (American) def. Pawelski in Round of 32, Dec. 8-2
Pawelski def. Dustin Childs (Delaware Valley) in Consolation, Fall 3:33
Pawelski def. Ben Bliss (Bucknell) in Consolation, Dec. 14-7
Alec Hagan (Ohio) def. Pawelski in Consolation, Fall 1:32 

Theo Powers (1-2)
Ben Bliss (Bucknell) def. Powers in Round of 32, Dec. 13-6
Powers def. Wyatt Long (Navy) in Consolation, Dec. 7-5
Tejon Anthony (George Mason) def. Powers in Consolation, Fall 1:18 

149 Pounds

Zach Krause (1-2)
Krause def. Justin Yorkdale (George Mason) in Round of 32, Fall 5:52
Jacob Macalolooy (Columbia) def. Krause in Round of 16, Dec. 5-4
John Kenyon (Navy) def. Krause in Consolation, Dec. 5-2 

Matt Lattanze (3-2)
Lattanze def. Matt Conte (American) in Round of 32, TF 16-1
Kenan Carter (Old Dominion) def. Lattanze in Round of 16, MD 11-3
Lattanze def. Austin Holmes (Indiana) in Consolation, Dec. 9-4
Lattanze def. Matt Raines (George Mason) in Consolation, Dec. 7-3
Austin Nash (Purdue) def. Lattanze in Consolation, Fall 6:24

Travis Vasquez (1-2)
Connor Muli (Hofstra) def. Vasquez in Round of 32, Fall 2:25
Vasquez def. Rob Duxbury (Delaware Valley) in Consolation, Dec. 5-0
Nick Monico (Kent State) def. Vasquez in Consolation, Fall 1:23 

157 Pounds

Justin Staudenmayer (5-0, First Place)
Staudenmayer def. Ben Heyob (Kent State) in Round of 32, Dec. 7-3
Staudenmayer def. Rodney Williams (Oregon State) in Round of 16, MD 8-0
Staudenmayer def. Zachary Davis (Navy) in Quarterfinals, Dec. 2-1 SV
Staudenmayer def. Casey Sparkman (Kent State) in Semifinals, Dec. 3-2
Staudenmayer def. Larry Early (Old Dominion) in Finals, Dec. 3-2 

165 Pounds

Jon Viruet (2-2)
Viruet def. DJ Hollingshead (Bucknell) in Round of 32, Dec. 8-3
Viruet def. Michael Mewhorter (The Citadel) in Round of 16, Fall 1:44
Bryce Martin (Indiana) def. Viruet in Quarterfinals, Dec. 3-1 SV
Ben Schram (Old Dominion) def. Viruet in Consolation, Dec. 6-5 

174 Pounds

Andrew LaBrie (1-2)
Jadaen Bernstein (Navy) def. LaBrie in Round of 16, MD 13-5
LaBrie def. Lane Hinkle (Kent State) in Consolation, Dec. 8-1
Spencer Carey (Navy) def. LaBrie in Consolation, MD 10-2

Bryce Rogers (3-2)
Rogers def. Levko Higgins (George Mason) in Round of 32, Dec. 5-1
AJ Alford (Navy) def. Rogers in Round of 16, Dec. 9-6
Rogers def. Myles Terry (Oregon State) in Consolation, TF 27-8
Rogers def. Matthew Gancayco (Princeton) in Consolation, Dec. 8-5
Dylan Barreiro (Kent State) def. Rogers in Consolation, Dec. 6-2 

184 Pounds

Nino Bastianelli (3-2)
Norman Conley (Indiana) def. Bastianelli in Round of 32, Dec. 9-4
Bastianelli def. Bradley Mewhorter (The Citadel) in Consolation, Fall 1:23
Bastianelli def. Colin McCracken (Kent State) in Consolation, Dec. 6-5 TB2
Bastianelli def. Connor Doyle (Navy) in Consolation, Fall 2:17
AJ Pedro (Brown) def. Bastianelli in Consolation, MD 13-3 

CJ LaFragola (5-0, First Place)
LaFragola def. Chad Reese (Bucknell) in Round of 32, Medical Forfeit
LaFragola def. Connor Doyle (Navy) in Round of 16, MD 12-2
LaFragola def. Jakob Hintz (Indiana) in Quarterfinals, Dec. 8-4
LaFragola def. Max Lyon (Purdue) in Semifinals, Dec. 6-4
LaFragola def. Michael Coleman (Navy) in Finals, Dec. 8-6 

AJ Pedro (4-2, Sixth Place)
Pedro def. Alex Benout (Navy) in Round of 32, Dec. 6-3
Pedro def. Antonio Agee (Old Dominion) in Round of 16, Dec. 4-3
Drew Phipps (Bucknell) def. Pedro in Quarterfinals, Dec. 4-2
Pedro def. Nino Bastianelli (Brown) in Consolation, MD 13-3
Pedro def. Norman Conley (Indiana) in Consolation, Dec. 10-3
Seth McLeod (Oregon State) def. Pedro in Fifth-Place Match, Fall 1:43 

197 Pounds

Austin Pfarr (0-2)
Christian Brunner (Purdue) def. Pfarr in Round of 32, Dec. 9-3
Tucker Ziegler (Brown) def. Pfarr in Consolation, Dec. 3-2 TB2 

Tucker Ziegler (1-2)
Corey Griego (Oregon State) def. Ziegler in Round of 16, MD 10-1
Ziegler def. Austin Pfarr (Brown) in Consolation, Dec. 3-2 TB2
Josh Roetman (Navy) def. Ziegler in Consolation, MD 11-3 

285 Pounds

Ian Butterbrodt (0-2)
Christian Araneo (Princeton) def. Butterbrodt in Round of 32, Dec. 10-3
James Valentino (Brown) def. Butterbrodt in Consolation, Medical Forfeit 

Evan Ellis (1-2)
Austin Faunce (Navy) def. Ellis in Round of 32, Dec. 9-3
Ellis def. Fletcher Miller (Indiana) in Consolation, Medical Forfeit
Devin Nye (Kent State) def. Ellis in Consolation, Dec. 2-0 

James Valentino (2-2)
Valentino def. Eric Hall (Old Dominion) in Round of 32, Dec. 2-0
Zack Parker (Ohio) def. Valentino in Round of 16, Fall 1:49
Valentino def. Ian Butterbrodt (Brown) in Consolation, Medical Forfeit
Eric Chakonis (Bucknell) def. Valentino in Consolation, Dec. 3-2