March 5, 2005

Grapplers Compete In First Day Of EIWA Championship

March 5, 2005

Annapolis, MD - Complete Day One Results

The Brown wrestling team stands in 12th place with ten points after the first day of competition at the 2005 EIWA Championship, held at Navy's Alumni Hall in Annapolis, MD. Lehigh leads the competition with 61.5 points while Cornell and Navy round out the top three with 55.5 and 45.0 points respectively.Junior heavyweight Lee Beane, who was unseeded, upset American's eighth-seeded Adam LoPiccolo, 7-4, in the first round.

After receiving a bye in the first round, fourth-seeded Jeff Schell '08 fell to fifth-seeded Penn's Mason Lenhard, 5-3. Schell rebounded with a big 12-2 major decision win over eighth-seeded Ricky Ringel of Rutgers in the consolation round. Schell will face third seeded Jeff Sato of Columbia on Saturday, looking to advance to the third place match.

At 133, seventh-seeed Dan Appello '06 also received a bye in the first round but was shutout, 4-0, against second-seeded Ciasulli of Lehigh in session II. Appello was knocked out of contention of placing with a loss in the consolation round.

At 141, unseeded Mark Savino fought a hard battle against sixth-seeded Scott Heckman of East Stroudsburg but fell 10-6. The Bears' rookie fell to fifth-seeded Jordan Leen of top-ranked Cornell, 5-0, in the consolation round.

Junior Tim Smith dropped both his first round and consolation round matches at 149, facing number eight and seven seeds.

At 157, seventh-seeded Mike Savino, dominated Penn's Brock Whittmeyer 11-4 in his opening round match, setting up a match-up against second-seeded Derek Zinck. Savino fell 16-7 in the bout but bounced back with an easy 12-3 major decision over Keith Kleckner of East Stroudsburg. Savino will face sixth-seeded Pat Lukanich of Navy in his next match-up.

At 165, unseeded Heath Lohrman dropped his two matches, falling to top-seeded Troy Letters of Lehigh in the opening round and to East Stroudsburg's Keith Smith in the consolation round.

Eighth-seeded Mike Pedro shut-out Princeton's Matt DeNichilo 7-0 in his opening round match only to have to face top-seeded Andy Roy of Rutgers in his next bout. Roy came away with an 11-5 win as he has advanced to Saturday's semifinals.However, Pedro defeated Harvard's Jonathan Butler 16-4 in the consolation round, setting up a bout with fifth-seeded Dustin Wiles of Penn on Saturday.

Fourth-seeded Doran Heist, wrestling at 184, suffered a disappointing 6-3 loss to unseeded Brian LaMay of Lehigh in the first round but rebounded with a 12-4 victory over Harvard's Eddie Jones in the consolation, solidifying at least a sixth place finish at the Championship. Heist will face seventh-seeded Chris Pogue of Navy on Saturday.

At 197, eighgth-seeded Leo Saniuk dropped his opening round match to Rutgers Ken Stiles, 4-2. The rookie went on to loss a 2-1 battle with seventh-seeded Phil Hard of East Stroudsburg in the consolation round.

Beane's 7-4 upset over LoPiccolo was the Bears' biggest highlight of the day. The heavyweight had his work cut out for him in his next bout as he was forced to face top-seeded Matt Feast of Penn, who pinned Beane at the 1:43 mark.

In the consolation round, Beane picked up from where he started, scoring a 16-1 technical fall over Princeton's Kristopher Berr.Beane will face fifth-seeded Tyler Shovlin of Cornell in his next match.