Krause Leads Wrestling over Princeton, 17-15, for Back-to-Back Ivy Wins

Krause Leads Wrestling over Princeton, 17-15, for Back-to-Back Ivy Wins

PROVIDENCE, R.I. – Sophomore Zach Krause defeated the No. 10 ranked wrestler in his weight class, freshmen Hunter Kosco and Bryce Rogers each earned major decision wins, and Brown University wrestling defeated Princeton University, 17-15, on Sunday afternoon at the Pizzitola Sports Center.

As part of a combined meet with Brown gymnastics on the team's Alumni & Family Weekend, the Bears (4-5, 4-2 EIWA, 2-1 Ivy) took a lead in the dual's second match and never trailed again in their win over the Tigers (2-7, 2-2 EIWA, 1-1 Ivy). Brown picked up its second Ivy victory in as many days after topping Penn, 25-17, on Saturday.

Krause (Plainfield, Ill.) catalyzed the team win with his victory over No. 10 Matthew Kolodzik at 149 pounds, giving Brown a 10-3 lead in the team score. Rogers (Orlando, Fla.) posted his second major decision of the weekend and fourth of the season while Kosco (Canal Fulton, Ohio) also tallied his fourth major decision of the year. Senior Zeke Salvo (Baltimore, Md.) and junior CJ LaFragola (Little Egg Harbor, N.J.) each won via decision.

On the other end of the gym, Brown gymnastics came in second place in a tri meet with a team score of 190.900. Freshman Kate Nelson (Montara, Calif.) won the bars title, and senior Regan Butchness (Barrington, Ill.) took the beam title.

Kosco pushed Brown ahead 4-3 in the team score with a 12-4 major decision win over Jonathan Gomez at 133 pounds. He led 4-2 entering the third period and totaled two takedowns and a 2-point near fall in the final frame to fuel the bonus-point win.

At 141 pounds, Salvo gave the Bears a 7-3 edge with an 8-5 win over Jordan Reich. He scored a takedown and reversal in the first period, an escape in the second, and a takedown and riding time point in the third.

Krause registered Brown's third straight win with a 7-4 victory over Kolodzik, the nation's No. 10 wrestler at 149 pounds. Tied 4-4 at the end of the first period, Krause shut out Kolodzik over the final two periods.

After Princeton pulled within 10-9 in the team score, Rogers logged a 13-5 major decision win over Matthew Gancayco at 174 pounds. Rogers posted four takedowns in the first period en route to the victory.

LaFragola notched Brown's last win of the meet with a 10-6 triumph over Kevin Parker, staking the Bears to a 17-9 advantage. LaFragola scored three points in each period and tacked on a point for riding time.

Next, Brown competes against Harvard in the Downtown Showdown at the Providence Performing Arts Center on Thursday, Feb. 8 at 6:30 p.m. 

Brown 17, Princeton 15 (Feb. 4, 2018 | Pizzitola Sports Center)
125: Matteo DeVincenzo (P) def. Trey Keeley (B), Dec. 4-2 (Princeton 3-0)
133: Hunter Kosco (B) def. Jonathan Gomez (P), MD 12-4 (Brown 4-3)
141: Zeke Salvo (B) def. Jordan Reich (P), Dec. 8-5 (Brown 7-3)
149: Zach Krause (B) def. No. 10 Matthew Kolodzik (P), Dec. 7-4 (Brown 10-3)
157: Leonard Merkin (P) def. Justin Staudenmayer (B), Dec. 10-4 (Brown 10-6)
165: Jon Schleifer (P) def. Jon Viruet (B), Dec. 8-5 (Brown 10-9)
174: Bryce Rogers (B) def. Matthew Gancayco (P), MD 13-5 (Brown 14-9)
184: CJ LaFragola (B) def. Kevin Parker (P), Dec. 10-6 (Brown 17-9)
197: Ian Baker (P) def. Tucker Ziegler (B), Dec. 5-2 (Brown 17-12)
285: Patrick Brucki (P) def. Ian Butterbrodt (B), Dec. 4-1 (Brown 17-15)