March 8, 2007

Mock, Savino, and Kitchner Named to Wrestling All-Ivy Team

March 8, 2007

Providence, RI - Junior co-captain Levon Mock (Bangor, MI) earned Second Team All-Ivy honors at heavyweight, while senior co-captain Shawn Kitchner (Stratford, WI) and junior Mark Savino (Princeton, NJ) earned Honorable Mention at 165 and 141 pounds, respectively, as the Ivy League announced its All-Ivy wrestling honorees on Thursday. The recipients were announced after a vote of the league's six head coaches.

Mock, whose record stands at 20-12 for the season, also was named Second Team All-Ivy last year. He had an Ivy record of 3-1, losing to First-Teamer Zach Hammond of Cornell, but taking major decisions against Penn's Ben Reiter (12-1) and Princeton's Zach Siegele (10-2), and pinning Columbia's Kevin Lester in 46 seconds. Mock also pinned Lester at the EIWA Championships, at which he finished fourth and qualified for the NCAA Tournament. Earlier in the season, he placed fourth at both the Brockport-Oklahoma Gold Tournament and Keystone Classic. His 20 wins, nine wins by pinfall, and 11 bonus-point victories lead the Bears.

Kitchner, who was First Team All-Ivy at 165 pounds last year, was given Honorable Mention despite missing all of Brown's Ivy duals with an injury. He was injured on January 7 at the Lone Star Duals, at which point he had a 10-5 record and had finished second at the Brockport-Oklahoma Gold. Although the injury threatened to end his season, he returned for the EIWA Championship this past weekend, also finishing in fourth and earning an NCAA bid. En route to that finish, he upset this year's First Team All-Ivy honoree at 165, #10 Zach Shanaman of Penn, 6-2, clinching his spot in the National Championship.

Savino was second on the Bears with 16 wins this season, and posted a 3-2 Ivy League record. He nearly upset Unanimous First-Teamer Max Meltzer of Harvard, then ranked 16th in the country, before losing 5-4 in double-overtime. He finished sixth at the EIWA Championship, capping a season that began with a fifth-place finish at the Brockport-Oklahoma Gold.

Mock and Kitchner will conclude their seasons at the NCAA Tournament, being held March 15-17 at the Palace of Auburn Hills in Michigan.