Bears Swept in Four at Lone Star Duals

Jan. 7, 2007

South Grand Prairie, TX - Despite the 3-0 record posted by senior Shawn Kitchner (Stratford, NJ), the Brown wrestling team (0-4) dropped its four matches at the Lone Star Duals on Saturday. The Bears fell to Navy (35-3), Boise State (28-9), Air Force (18-13), and Northern Colorado (26-18) over the course of the day.

In Brown's opening dual of the day, the Midshipmen won the first four matches by decision, taking a 12-0 lead. Kitchner picked up Brown's lone win in the contest, defeating Justin Jacobs, 6-0, to bring the score to 12-3. However, Navy pulled away on the strength of a pin, two tech falls, a major decision, and a regular decision for the final 35-3 score.

In their next match, the Bears got off to a much better start, as juniors Jeff Schell (Zion Grove, PA) and Mark Savino (Lawrenceville, NJ) won decisions at 133 and 141 pounds, respectively. Boise State came back to take a 7-6 lead, including a close loss by senior David Saadeh (Lancaster, PA) to No. 15 Tyler Sherfey in just his second bout of the season, but a win by decision from Kitchner put Brown back on top, 9-7. Then, the Broncos won the final five matches, including one pin and three major decisions, to run away with a 28-9 win.

After a break, the Bears nearly took a win against Air Force, falling by one match. Sophomore Tom Fazio (Ringwood, NJ), junior Levon Mock (Bangor, MI), freshman Greg Einfrank (Millwood, NY), and Kitchner all took wins by decision. A one-point loss by sophomore John Triggas (Moraga, CA) and two, two-point losses by senior Jordan LaFollette (Magadone, OH) and Savino were the difference in the Falcons' win.

In the Bears' final dual of the day they again won four matches. Schell got Bruno's only pin of the day, and sophomore Matt Gevelinger (Mineral Point, WI) and freshman Chris Musser (Vestal, NY) each picked up wins by decision. Mock got Brown's final win of the day by forfeit.

The Bears host their first dual meet of the year next Saturday, when they will square off with Bucknell. The highlight of the match should be Kitchner's bout against 16th-ranked freshman Andy Rendos of the Bison.

Navy 35, Brown 3

133 - #9 Joe Baker (N) dec. Jeff Schell (B), 11-6 (N, 3-0)
141 - Brad Canterbury (N) dec. Mark Savino (B), 1-0 (N, 6-0)
149 - Joel Ahern (N) dec. Jordan LaFollette (B), 8-4 (N, 9-0)
157 - John Jarred (N) dec. David Saadeh (B), 8-5 (N, 12-0)
165 - Shawn Kitchner (B) dec. Justin Jacobs (N), 6-0 (N, 12-3)
174 - #9 Matt Stolpinski (N) tech. fall Chris Musser (B), 23-8 (N, 17-3)
184 - Antonio Miranda (N) major dec. Matt Gevelinger (B), 20-9 (N, 21-3)
197 - Tyler Moyer (N) dec. Larry Otsuka (B), 10-3 (N, 24-3)
285 - #10 Ed Prendergast (N) WBF Levon Mock (B), 5:40 (N, 30-3)
125 - Alex Usztics (N) tech. fall Nathan Myers (B), 17-2 (N, 35-3)

Boise State 28, Brown 9

133 - Jeff Schell (BU) dec. Levi Jones (BSU), 7-3 (BU, 3-0)
141 - Mark Savino (BU) dec. Jeff Newby (BSU), 7-4 (BU, 6-0)
149 - Owen Thomas (BSU) major dec. Jordan LaFollette (BU), 10-1 (BU, 6-4)
157 - #15 Tyler Sherfey (BSU) dec. David Saadeh (BU), 3-0 (BSU, 7-6)
165 - Shawn Kitchner (BU) dec. Luke Smith (BSU), 9-4 (BU, 9-7)
174 - Nathan Lee (BSU) major dec. Chris Musser (BU), 17-6 (BSU, 11-9)
184 - Michael Casperson (BSU) major dec. Matt Gevelinger (BU), 14-5 (BSU, 15-9)
197 - Matt Casperson (BSU) dec. Larry Otsuka (BU), 9-3 (BSU, 18-9)
285 - Andrew Patrick (BSU) major dec. Levon Mock (BU), 11-3 (BSU, 22-9)
125 - Cory Fish (BSU) WBF Nathan Myers (BU), 2:09 (BSU, 28-9)

Air Force 18, Brown 13

133 - Stephen Makuka (AF) dec. John Triggas (B), 11-10 (AF, 3-0)
141 - Jacob Kriegbaum (AF) dec. Mark Savino (B), 6-4 (AF, 6-0)
149 - Bridger Lord (AF) dec. Jordan LaFollette (B), 8-6 (AF, 9-0)
157 - Tom Fazio (B) dec. Zach Lord (AF), 8-6 (AF, 9-3)
165 - Shawn Kitchner (B) major dec. Duane Miller (AF), 12-3 (AF, 9-7)
174 - Stephen Crozier (AF) dec. Chris Musser (B), 7-2 (AF, 12-7)
184 - Jacob Devlin (AF) dec. Matt Gevelinger (B), 8-2 (AF, 15-7)
197 - Jordan Tribble (AF) dec. Larry Otsuka (B), 5-2 (AF, 18-7)
285 - Levon Mock (B) dec. Anthony Stegeman (AF), 7-2 (AF, 18-10)
125 - Greg Einfrank (B) dec. Zach Valdez (AF), 8-4 (AF, 18-13)

Northern Colorado 26, Brown 18

133 - Jeff Schell (B) WBF Kyle Kaiser (NC), 4:06 (B, 6-0)
141 - Kenneth Hashimoto (NC) WBF Mark Savino (B), 4:21 (Tie, 6-6)
149 - Richard Lohr (NC) dec. Bryan Tracy (B), 5-2 (NC, 9-6)
157 - Luke Salazar (NC) dec. Tom Fazio (B), 6-1 (NC, 12-6)
165 - E Lewis (NC) WBF David Saadeh (B), 1:48 (NC, 18-6)
174 - Chris Musser (B) dec. Ryan Johnson (NC), 8-2 (NC, 18-9)
184 - Matt Gevelinger (B) dec. Shawn Vincent (NC), 9-6 (NC, 18-12)
197 - Shawn Hart tech. fall Larry Otsuka (B), 16-0 (NC, 23-12)
285 - Levon Mock (B), forfeit (NC, 23-18)
125 - Anthony Mustari (NC) dec. Greg Einfrank (B), 11-4 (NC, 26-18)