January 27, 2002

Brown Wrestlers Edged by Lehigh 20-14

Jan. 27, 2002

PROVIDENCE, RI -- The Brown wrestling team dropped a 20-14 decision to Lehigh at the Pizzitola Sports Center on Sunday evening.

Trailing 3-0, senior Bronson Lingamfelter (Boxborough, MA) earned a 6-1 decision in heavyweight action to pull the Bears even at 3-3. After dropping the 125-pound match, the Bears picked up three straight wins to jump out in front 14-7. Earning victories for Brown were juniors Rob Apgar (Easton, PA) (133), Clint Frease (Clearwater, FL) (141), and Jason Mercado (Pitman, NJ) (149).

Brown (7-4) suffered defeats in each of the next three matches before sophomore Nick Ciarcia (Berlin, CT) was edged in a hard-fought 12-9 decision at 184 that gave Lehigh (9-5) the victory.

The Bears will be back in action on Saturday, February 2 when they host Drexel and Boston College at the Pizzitola Sports Center. Brown will wrestle Drexel at 10:00 a.m. followed by Boston College at 2:00 p.m.

Brown 14, Lehigh 20: 197 Rob Rohn (L) dec. Karl Rittger (B), 5-3, 0-3, HWT Bronson Lingamfelter (B) dec. Shaun Laughlin (L), 6-1, 3-3, 125 Mario Staurt (L) maj. dec. Ryan Gill (B), 22-9, 3-7, 133 Rob Apgar (B) dec. Dan Hyman (L), 2-1, 6-7, 141 Clint Frease (B) maj. dec. Tom Rohn (L), 13-4, 10-7, 149 Jason Mercado (B) maj. dec. Troy Minarovic (L), 14-4, 14-7, 157 Warren Stout (L) maj. dec. Jesse Savage (B), 12-4, 14-11, 165 Nathan Cote (L) dec. Sean Jenkins (B), 7-5 , 14-14, 174 Bradley Dillon (L) dec. Adam Santee (B), 6-3, 14-17, 184 James Moores (L) dec. Nick Ciarcia, 12-9, 14-20