College update from Iowa Style Wrestling: Week 10


Here is this week’s press release from Iowa Style Wrestling:

Will Abel Invitational

Danny Ventura (Fox Lane HS) of Ursinus College started off strong wining two matches in a row at 133 lbs, but after a loss in the semifinals, Ventura was forced to withdraw due to an injury.

After losing to eventual champion, Giancarlo Morreale (Fox Lane HS) failed to place at 149 lbs. Morreale also wrestles for Ursinus.

Dan Graff (Arlington HS), continuing on his strong season, went 3-1 and took second place at 157 lbs for Oneonta.

Duals Meets

NC State vs. VMI/NC State vs. Campbell: Sam Speno (Fox Lane HS), a true freshmen for NC State, defeated his opponent from VMI by a score of 8-3 and dominated his opponent from Campbell by a score of 14-2.

Brown vs. Cleveland State/Brown vs. George Mason: At 125 lbs Billy Watterson (John Jay-Cross River HS) lost a hard fought battle 3-2 against Ben Willieford of Cleveland State. In the next match, Watterson beat Rich Lavorato of George Mason 10-4.

Harvard vs American: Ryan Osleeb (North Salem HS) of Harvard won 4-2 against Esteban Gomez-Rivera at 133 lbs.

Rider vs. Buffalo/Rider vs. Central Michigan/Rider vs. Arizona State: James Brundage (Ossining HS) of Rider started off by dominating Dominic Monesanti from Buffalo by pinning him in 37 seconds at 174 lbs. Brundage then lost to his next two matches to 19th-ranked Craig Kelliher from Central Michigan and 12th-ranked Blake Stauffer from Arizona State.

Binghamton vs. Virginia Tech/Binghamton vs. VMI: Vin Grella (Beacon HS), wrestling for Binghamton, started the day off with a loss to 5th-ranked Peter Yates of Virginia Tech at 165 lbs, but followed it up with an 8-7 win against VMI.

Northwestern vs. Nebraska: Jacob Berkowitz (Scarsdale HS) had his first varsity match for Northwestern this past week. Berkowitz, who is usually a 184 lber, wrestled at heavyweight for Northwestern and lost 6-0 to Spencer Johnson.

NC State vs. Gardner-Webb: Sam Speno won a close 6-5 match against Robbie Golde of Gardner-Webb.

Harvard vs. Maryland/Harvard vs. Stanford: Ryan Osleeb at first lost to 4th-ranked Geoffrey Alexander of Maryland, but ended the day with a 4-1 win over Peter Russo of Stanford.

NWCA Duals D3

Henry Stauber (John Jay-Cross River) went 3-0 for Johns Hopkins at the national duals, going 149 lbs for all of his matches. Stauber beat Brandon Welter of Wartburg (No. 1 ranked school) 3-1, Josh Donkle of Coe 13-7, and Chris George of Luther 11-2.

Joey Grippi (Fox Lane HS) and Derrick Longo (Ardsley HS) of Springfield both won all their matches, Grippi at 141 lbs and Longo at 165 lbs. Grippi beat Kyle Windquist of Luther 9-8 and Ton Keuhn of Augsburg 10-5. Longo beat Justin Bowland of Augsburg 3-1, Garret Bonte of Luther 6-3, and Derek Weinmann of Wisconsin-La Crosse 18-6.


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  1. Because he’s in his red shirt year he mostly goes to different competitions than the starting team, and it’s hard to find the results of those because they don’t post it anywhere. Also towards the end of the season there are less open tournaments and more dual meets.

  2. He just wrestled this weekend at the Shorty Hitchcock Memorial Open, but it looks like he might be injured. He lost both his matches and the score said forfeit, it will be in the next press release in a couple of days.