PROVIDENCE, R.I. – Junior Jon Viruet earned a major decision win at 165 pounds to lead four Brown winners, but Brown University wrestling dropped an 18-13 decision to Stanford University on Saturday afternoon at the Pizzitola Sports Center.
In the team's home and dual meet opener, the Bears (0-1) took four of the meet's 10 matches and remained within striking distance heading into the dual's final two bouts before the visiting Cardinal (4-2) gained a win in the penultimate match.
Viruet (Springfield, Mass.) posted his 12th win of the season and his second major decision win while junior Tucker Ziegler (Myersville, Md.) and sophomores Nick Lattanze (Norristown, Pa.) and Zach Krause (Plainfeild, Ill.) each earned wins via decision.
After the dual began at 174 pounds, Ziegler notched the Bears' first points of the day with a 7-6 victory at 197 pounds. Trailing 4-3 entering the third period and 6-5 late in the match, Ziegler scored a takedown to pull Brown within 6-3 in the team score.
At 133 pounds, Lattanze tallied a 6-0 win to improve his record to 6-0 overall on the year. He charted a takedown in the first period, escape in the second, a takedown in the third, and a riding time point in the shutout.
Krause cut Brown's margin in the team score to 15-9 with a 13-7 win at 149 pounds. Facing a 4-1 deficit after the first period, Krause used an 8-1 second stanza, including a 4-point near fall, to pull ahead 9-5 entering the third. He added a pair of takedowns in the final frame.
At 165 lbs., Viruet totaled eight takedowns on his way to an 18-10 major decision win. He scored four takedowns in the first period to take an 8-6 edge, remained ahead 11-7 entering the third period, and used three takedowns in the last frame and a riding time point to gain his final margin.
Next, Brown continues its home-opening weekend on Sunday with duals against American (noon) and Maryland (4:30 p.m.).
Stanford 18, Brown 13 (Jan. 13, 2018 | Pizzitola Sports Center)
174: No. 10 Keaton Subjeck (S) def. AJ Pedro (B), Dec. 10-4 (Stanford 3-0)
184: Judah Duhm (S) def. Nino Bastianelli (B), Dec. 6-4 (Stanford 6-0)
197: Tucker Ziegler (B) def. Austin Flores (S), Dec. 7-6 (Stanford 6-3)
285: No. 7 Nathan Butler (S) def. Ian Butterbrodt (B), Dec. 6-1 (Stanford 9-3)
125: Gabriel Townsell (S) def. Trey Keeley (B), Dec. 8-3 (Stanford 12-3)
133: Nick Lattanze (B) def. Anthony Le (S), Dec. 6-0 (Stanford 12-6)
141: Isaiah Locsin (S) def. Jimmy Pawelski (B), Dec. 9-4 (Stanford 15-6)
149: Zach Krause (B) def. Jake Barry (S), Dec. 13-7 (Stanford 15-9)
157: No. 19 Paul Fox (S) def. Justin Staudenmayer (B), Dec. 2-1 (Stanford 18-9)
165: Jon Viruet (B) def. Jared Hill (S), MD 18-10 (Stanford 18-13)