Diplomats Fall to Harvard, Brown

Diplomats Fall to Harvard, Brown

PROVIDENCE, R.I. – Franklin & Marshall took part in a pair of Eastern Intercollegiate Wrestling Association (EIWA) dual meet competitions on Saturday, suffering losses on the road against Harvard (36-6) and Brown (36-4).

The Diplomats dropped to 2-5, 0-4 EIWA with the pair of defeats, while Harvard improved to 1-3 and Brown moved to 3-2.

Against Harvard, Edgar Garcia got F&M off to a promising start with a 4-2 win at 125. Garcia recorded takedowns in each of the first two periods to deliver a 3-0 lead to the Diplomats. It was all Crimson from there as Harvard followed with seven straight victories to secure the match. 

Anthony Mancini (184) recorded F&M's other decision on the day, picking up an escape in the second sudden victory period to earn a hard-fought 2-1 decision. 

F&M traveled to Providence, R.I., later in the day to square off with the Bears and once again hung with an EIWA opponent early in the match. After falling behind by a 6-0 score with decisions from Brown at 125 and 133, Paddy Quinlan (141) got the Diplomats on board with a 13-4 major that cut the deficit to two. 

Brown rolled from there, winning each of the last seven bouts, and recording bonus points in three of the matchups, to win by 30 points. 

The Diplomats wrap up their New England road swing tomorrow with a 3:00 p.m. competition against Sacred Heart. 

Harvard 36, F&M 6

125: Edgar Garcia (F&M) over Connor Sakmar (HARV) (Dec 4-1)

133: Samuel Goldman (HARV) over Nolan Foster (F&M) (Dec 6-4)

141: Alexander Jaffe (HARV) over Patrick Quinlan (F&M) (Fall)

149: Hunter Ladnier (HARV) over Sam Butler (F&M) (TF 22-6)

157: Zeth Dean (HARV) over Emmett LiCastri (F&M) (Dec 3-1)

165: Kyel Bierdumpfel (HARV) over Michael Marano (F&M) (MD 10-1)

174: Josef Johnson (HARV) over James Stillerman (F&M) (MD 12-1)

184: Anthony Mancini (F&M) over Kanon Dean (HARV) (Dec 2-1-SV2)

197: Rico Stormer (HARV) over John Argast (F&M) (TF 16-0)

285: Angus Cowell (HARV) over Corey Kerkesner (F&M) (Fall 0:33)

Brown 36, F&M 4

125: Trey Keeley (B) def. Edgar Garcia (F), Dec. 7-4 (Brown 3-0)

133: Jimmy Pawelski (B) def. Dan Martoccio (F), Dec. 4-0 (Brown 6-0)

141: Paddy Quinlan (F) def. Zeke Salvo (B), MD 13-4 (Brown 6-4)

149: Travis Vasquez (B) def. Nick Maher (F), Dec. 6-0 (Brown 9-4)

157: Steven Galiardo (B) vs. Emmett LiCastri (F), Dec. 9-8 (Brown 12-4)

165: Jon Viruet (B) def. Mike Berkowitz (F), TF 20-4 (Brown 17-4)

174: Andrew LaBrie (B) def. Jimmy Stillerman (F), MD 10-2 (Brown 21-4)

184: CJ LaFragola (B) def. Anthony Mancini (F), Dec. 8-5 (Brown 24-4)

197: Tucker Ziegler (B) def. Jack Argast (F), Fall 0:50 (Brown 30-4)

285: Ian Butterbrodt (B) wins via forfeit (Brown 36-4)