March 20, 2009
St. Louis, MO - Senior Matt Gevelinger (Mineral Point, WI), the only Brown wrestler to qualify for the NCAA Championship, dropped a pair of bouts on Thursday afternoon, eliminating him from the tournament. Gevelinger wraps up the season with an 18-13 record, and was a fourth-place finisher at the EIWA Championships earlier this month.
In the opening round in St. Louis, Gevelinger squared off against #3 seed Mike Pucillo, of Ohio State. Despite a valiant effort from Gevelinger, Pucillo came away with the victory, knocking Gevelinger into the wrestleback bracket. After advancing through the first round on a bye, he then faced Oklahoma State's Christopher McNeil, who took a 14-6 decision, ending the season for the Bears.