Bears End Dual Season With Loss to #12 Cornell, Win Over Delaware State

Feb. 17, 2007

Providence, RI - The dual season came to a close for the Brown wrestling team (6-12, 4-7 EIWA, 2-3 Ivy) on Saturday, as the Bears fell to #12 Cornell (9-5, 5-1, 5-0), 28-10, before defeating the outmanned Delaware State Hornets, 42-7. Juniors Jeff Schell (Zion Grove, PA) and Mark Savino (Princeton, NJ), and sophomore Tom Fazio (Ringwood, NJ) picked up wins against the Big Red.

In the day's opening match, the Big Red opened a 17-0 lead after a pin, tech fall, and two decisions. Schell stepped up at 133 and took the day's first win, a hard-fought 2-1 decision that was decided by riding time. Savino, who was tied with Corey Manson after two periods, pulled away in the third, starting down, escaping, and getting a takedown plus riding time for the insurance points. Two matches later at 157, Fazio had two takedowns and a three-point near-fall to win 12-1 for a major decision. At 165, Lenny Marandino (Redding, CA), wrestling up a weight class because of injuries, nearly got a win, getting a reversal after starting the third period down to tie the score at 4-4. However, his opponent, David Post, escaped, giving him a 5-4 victory.

The Bears' match-up with Delaware State, which took place after the Hornets had already squared off with the Big Red, was not much of a match at all. Delaware State forfeited at four weight classes, and an injury default gave the Bears another six points. Sophomore Matt Gevelinger (Mineral Point, WI) started the dual with an 8-2 decision. Savino picked up a 9-2 decision in the next contested match, then freshman Bryan Tracy (Williamstown, NJ), who was up 7-4 in the second period, won via an injury default. Fazio then picked up the final Brown win of the Delaware State dual, pinning his opponent in just 50 seconds.

In two weeks, the Bears will compete at the EIWA Championship, held at East Stroudsburg University.

Cornell 28, Brown 10
184 - Luke Hogle (C) WBF Josh Serene (B), 2:42 (Cornell 6-0)
197 - #3 Jerry Rinaldi (C) tech fall Larry Otsuka (B), 17-0, 3:00 (Cornell 11-0)
285 - Zach Hammond (C) dec. Levon Mock (B), 13-7 (Cornell 14-0)
125 - Mike Rodriguez (C) dec. Greg Einfrank (B), 7-4 (Cornell 17-0)
133 - Jeff Schell (B) dec. Nick Bridge (C), 2-1 (Cornell 17-3)
141 - Mark Savino (B) dec. Corey Manson (C), 8-4 (Cornell 17-6)
149 - Jordan Leen (C) tech fall Bryan Tracy (B), 17-2, 5:46 (Cornell 22-6)
157 - Tom Fazio (B) major dec. Brian Alves (C), 12-1 (Cornell 22-10)
165 - David Post (C) dec. Lenny Marandino (B), 5-4 (Cornell 25-10)
174 - #18 Joey Hooker (C) dec. Chris Musser (B), 10-4 (Cornell 28-10)

Brown 42, Delaware State 7
184 - Matt Gevelinger (B) dec. Zumarr Archer (DS), 8-2 (Brown 3-0)
197 - Larry Otsuka (B) wins forfeit (Brown 9-0)
285 - Levon Mock (B) wins forfeit (Brown 15-0)
125 - Greg Einfrank (B) wins forfeit (Brown 21-0)
133 - Jeff Schell (B) wins forfeit (Brown 27-0)
141 - Mark Savino (B) dec. Kyle Klinkenborg (DS), 9-2 (Brown 30-0)
149 - Bryan Tracy (B) wins inj. Default by Will Saylor (DS), 4:23 (Brown 36-0)
157 - Tom Fazio (B) WBF Ryan Gibbons (DS), 0:50 (Brown 42-0)
165 - Brandon Gardner (DS) major dec. Lenny Marandino (B), 13-5 (Brown 42-4)
174 - Kyle Skinner (DS) dec. Andrew Jimenez (B), 4-0 (Brown 42-7)