Bears Place Four on All-Ivy Teams
March 25, 2004
The Brown wrestling team had four athletes earn 2004 All-Ivy honors, selected by the League's head coaches. Brown had one grappler on the First Team as senior Sean Jenkins (Schnecksville, PA) was a unanimous selection. Seniors Adam Santee (Perry, OH) and Nick Ciarcia (Berlin, CT) earned Second Team honors, while teammate David Dies (Akron, OH) was an honorable mention selection for the Bears.
Jenkins earned First-Team honors after posting an undefeated record in Ivy League play at 165. One of the season's most consistent performers, he posted a 25-9 season record, and an impressive 6-1 EIWA dual record. Jenkins finished his Brown career sporting an impressive 51-35 record.
After an injury prevented Santee from competing in the 2000 -2001season, he came back the following year and went 16-14 at 174. This season he posted a 3-2 record against Ivy League competition recording impressive wins over Pennsylvania's Greg Hallahan (3-2), Princeton's Jack Flemming (8-6), and Harvard's Eddie Jones (12-7).
A repeat All-Ivy selection, Ciarcia finished his senior campaign with a 27-12 mark at 184, finishing in the top 12 in the country at the NCAA Tournament. Ciarcia recorded an impressive 9-3 dual meet record, going 4-1 against Ivy League competition. He also sported a first place finish in the Keystone Classic earlier this season.
Ranked 18th at 149 in the NCAA Division I rankings by Intermat earlier this season, Dies compiled a commanding 31-11 season record. He finished first in the Cortland Open, second in the Keystone Classic, and sixth in the Las Vegas Open. He also wrestled in the EIWA finals to earn a bid for the NCAA's, where he finished in the top 12 in the country.