Wrestling Has Two Crowned Champion at Binghamton

Complete Brute/Binghamton Results

JOHNSON CITY, N.Y. - A pair of Penn wrestlers earned championships in their weight class, while two more were second-place finishers and another took third to lead the Quakers at the Brute/Binghamton Open, which was held Saturday at Johnson City (N.Y.) Middle School.

Andrew Gold was forced to wrestle in one of just two prelims in the 141-pound weight class, but he won that and never stopped, ultimately defeating teammate Zack Kemmerer in the championship match, 2-0. One weight class up, at 149 pounds, Cesar Grajales announced his return with a dominating tournament -- none of his matches were closer than five points, and in the final he defeated Cornell's D.J. Meagher, 6-1.

Cornell's Steve Anceravage won the 174-pound weight class, beating a pair of Penn wrestlers in the semifinal and final -- in the semis, he knocked off Jeff Zannetti, 6-4, in the first sudden death; in the championship bout, he downed Colin Hitschler, 20-5. Zannetti finished fourth in the weight class, while another Quaker (newcomer Scott Giffin) was fifth. Penn's other finalist was Trey McLean, whoadvancedto the championship match of the heavyweight division but lost to Zach Hammond of Cornell, 4-2.

In the 165-pound weight class, Zack Shanaman finished third overall with a 2-0 win over Andy Rendos of Bucknell. Shanaman had lost in the semifinal round to Brent Fiorito of Virginia, 3-1.

Weight class breakdown

125 - Marty Borowsky defeated Eddie Harris of Kutztown (17-1) in a first-round match, then lost to Drexel's Steve Mytch 8-3. In the wrestlebacks, Borowsky rolled through wins over Bloomsburg's Johny Martin (7-3) andBinghamton's Tyler Malmberg (13-2), gained a medical forfeit over Hofstra's Tyler Mashkow, then downed Ithaca's Jon Gregory (8-3). His run finally ended against Jose Matos of Bucknell, but a win over Cornell's Frank Perrello (9-5) gave Borowsky fifth place in the weight class.

133 - Rick Rappo gained fifth place in this weight class; he began his day with a pair of pins, over Mark Bistis (4:11) and American's Nick Kilstein (2:55). In the quarterfinal round, Rappo fell to Seth Ciasulli, 2-1. In the wrestlebacks, Rappo downed Bucknell's Greg Hart by fall (1:40) before losing to Joe Kemmerer of Kutztown. Bryan Ortenzio was also a two-time winner to start the day, beating Drexel's Dave Gillio (3-2) and then pinning Wagner's Harmer Tyler (1:42). In a quarterfinal bout, Ortenzio lost to Bucknell's David Marble, 14-5. In the wrestlebacks, Ortenzio downed Virginia's Matt Bonson (6-5), then took a medical forfeit before a potential matchup with Rappo. Freshman Phil Boyer gained a first-round win over Ithaca's Junior Amazan (4-0), then scored a major decision over Cortland's Nick Tonini (13-3) before losing in a quarterfinal bout to Kemmerer (8-0). In the wrestlebacks, Boyer lost to Jeff Haddad of AIC (3-2).

141 - In an all-Penn final, Andrew Gold beat Zack Kemmerer, 2-0. Gold began his dayby winning one of just two prelim matches, easily downing Jay Sandt of Kutztown. In the first round, he defeated Bucknell's Eric Harris (5-2) and then rolled over Mike Day (14-1). In a quarterfinal bout, Gold defeated Joey Widrick of Cortland (2-0), and then gained a spot in the final by outpointing Virginia's Kellon Balum, 5-1. Kemmerer earned a pin in his first match, over Bloomsburg's Kyle Vincelli, then beat Bucknell's Zach Galligan, 11-3. In the quarterfinal round, Kemmerer went to sudden death before beating Virginia's Nick Nelson, 3-1; in the semis, he edged Bloomsburg's George Hickman, 3-2. Andrew Valenti also wrestled at 141; he lost in the first round to Binghamton's Kareem Naguib, 6-2, then beat Ithaca's Willie Horwath (8-6) before losing to Cornell's Eric McGill by pin (3:54).

149 - Grajales had little trouble winning this weight class; he beat up on Binghamton's Brandon Toro-Segarra (17-3), Bucknell's Tyler Riccio (12-2), Cornell's John Basting (10-2) and Ithaca's Nick Sanko (14-3) to get to the semis. There, he beat Brett Martinez of Kutztown, 7-2, and then took the title with the 6-1 win over Meagher. Also in the weight class, Vincent Cina was a first-round winner by pin over Drexel's Kyle Bub (2:33) before he lost to Cortland's Corey Mahoney (4-2) and then Toro-Segarra (6-4). Freshman Jake Hunter lost his first-round match in sudden death (3-1), then gained wins over Gavin Johnston of Bucknell and JeffWarusz of Pitt in wrestlebacks before losing another sudden-death bout, this time to Virginia's Shawn Harris, 6-4.

157 - Freshman Tom Timothy turned in a fifth-place finish; he began the day with a loss to Kutztown's Chris Chambers (3-2), but then won matches in the consolation bracket by pin over Kutztown's John Meyers (1:52) and by decision over UVA's Andrew DiPasquale (3-2) and Kyle Artusio (8-1). A rematch with Chambers did not materialize --Timothy getting the decision by medical forfeit -- but in the match to get to the third-place bout Timothy was beaten by Bloomsburg's Matt Moley. In the fifth-place match, Timothy downed another Cavalier, Dan Gonsor. Also for Penn, Andrew Coles lost in the first round to Virginia's Beau Fisher, then to Bloomsburg's Alex Conover.

165 - Zack Shanaman rolled through the bracket early on; he gained a major decision over ESU's Aaron Sandel (16-4), pinned David Zeek of Kutztown (2:48), then earned decisions over UVA's Mike Sewell (4-0) and Bloomsburg's Rickey Schmelyn (2-0). Shanaman finally lost in the semis to Fiorito, but in the third-place bout he downed Bucknell's Andy Rendos, 2-0, in sudden death. Freshman Zak Klinvex won his first-round match over AIC's Adrian Gonzalez (3-2), lost to Rendos (4-1), beat Binghamton's Spencer Casey (3-2) and lost to Drexel's Dave Woodall (3-2). Jack Kitchen lost in the first round to Drexel's Billy Haydt (5-1); in the consolations, he was pinned by Mike Ciaburri (2:50).

174 - Colin Hitschler rolled through the bracket on his way to the final, with decisions over Drexel's Pete Simon (12-5) andBucknell's Shane Riccio (6-3) and a major decision over Pitt's Phil Sorrentino (11-1). He then outpointed UVA's Chris Henrich in the semis, 6-5, before his loss to Anceravage. Jeff Zannetti advanced to the semifinals with just one win, defeating Pitt's Ethan Headlee, 6-1, before his loss to Anceravage. Scott Giffin began his day with wins over Rob Watko (5-1) and Cornell's Colin McDonald (4-0) before taking a loss to Henrich. In the wrestlebacks, Giffin earned a major decision over AIC's Nick Laurino, then outpointed Drexel's Scott Hunter (2-0) before losing to Zannetti.

197 - Jack Sullivan won his first match by major decision, over Bucknell's Sean Locuto (10-1), but lost by major decision to Drexel's Jon Oplinger (16-5). In the consolations, he crushed Cortland's Cameron Gee (16-3) in his final match of the day.

285 - Trey McLean downed Maciej Jochym of Cornell (6-2), William McCormick of Bucknell (11-0) and Ryan Tormei of Pitt (8-3) before his loss to Hammond. Jayson Bowlsby opened with a major decision over Kutztown's AJ Cary (11-0), then lost to Hammond (3-1) and Jochym (9-1). Tyler Blakely beat Bucknell's George Hingson (5-3) but lost to Ed Backus (2-0), then in the consolations he fell to Drexel's Bryant Deinhardt (3-1).