ITHACA, N.Y.—The No. 5 Big Red wrestling team won its 52nd-straight Ivy League match on Saturday afternoon with a 36-6 win over Brown in Newman Arena. The Big Red won eight matches including pins by Chris Villalonga (149), Steve Bosak (184) and Maciej Jochym (HWT). Cornell improves to 7-0 in duals this season and has a 4-0 Ivy mark.
At 125 pounds, No. 6 Frank Perrelli wrestled in his first match of the weekend against Billy Watterson. Perrelli won by forfeit on Friday night against Harvard. Perrelli notched a takedown with 11 seconds left in the first to take a 2-0 lead. Perrelli immediately escaped from his opening down position in the second to hold a 3-0 advantage with the only point of the period. Watterson chose down to start the third period but was not able to escape until there were only 17 seconds on the clock. Perrelli won a 4-1 decision after earning a point for almost two minutes in riding time.
Freshman Nick Pena took on Beau Martino at 133 pounds. Pena had a 4-0 advantage after a takedown and two back points in the first period. Pena took down Martino 20 seconds into the second period. Pena chose down to start the third period, but he was unable to escape. With 2:07 in riding time, Pena won a 7-1 decision.
At 141 pounds, Mike Nevinger faced Zack Tanenbaum. Nevinger notched his first takedown a little under a minute into the first period. Nevinger quickly escaped to start the second period, and took a 5-0 lead with a takedown. Tanenbaum chose to start the third down and midway through the period Nevinger let him up looking to score. Nevinger was unable to grab another takedown and with riding time won a 6-1 decision.
Villalonga took on Ricky Bailey at 149 pounds. The Big Red wrestler completed a strong weekend, pinning Bailey in 2:44.
At 157 pounds, Craig Eifert faced Max Lewin. With only 10 seconds off the clock, Eifert grabbed a takedown to go up 2-0 and added another before the period was over to hold a 4-1 advantage. Eifert chose to start the second period down and added two more points with a reversal. Lewin chose to start the third period on top hoping to earn back points, but Eifert held strong to win a 6-1 decision.
Derek Schreiner squared off against Jeff Lemmer at 165 pounds. Lemmer took a 4-0 lead with a takedown and two quick back points. Schreiner escaped a few seconds later. Lemmer chose down to start the second period, and with only 34 seconds left in the period reversed the Big Red wrestler. Schriner chose to start the third period down and quickly escaped. Lemmer would take him down once again to win an 8-4 decision.
At 174 pounds, David Foxen quickly took down Billy George off the opening whistle. George would escape late in the period. George chose down to start the second period but he was unable to escape. George let Foxen up from his opening down position to start the third period looking to score. With 4:39 in riding time, Foxen won a 4-1 decision.
At 184 pounds, No. 3 ranked Bosak took down Ophir Bernstein 20 seconds into the period. Bosak quickly worked to start turning his opponent and won by fall in 1:51.
No. 1 Cam Simaz won by forfeit at 197 pounds.
At heavyweight senior Maciej Jochym took on Marcos Aranda. Jochym brought down Aranda 40 seconds into the period. Jochym earned three back points before winning by fall in 1:37.
Cornell will travel to Iowa next weekend to take on Iowa State on Sunday afternoon for a 1 p.m. dual .
No. 5 Cornell 36, Brown 6
125- No. 6 Frank Perrelli (Cornell) dec. Billy Watterson (Brown), 4-1 (Cornell, 3-0)
133- Nick Pena (Cornell) dec. Beau Martino (Brown), 7-1 (Cornell, 6-0)
141- Mike Nevinger (Cornell) dec. Zack Tanenbaum (Brown), 6-1 (Cornell, 9-0)
149- Chris Villalonga (Cornell) win by fall Ricky Bailey (Brown), 2:44 (Cornell, 15-0)
157- Craig Eifert (Cornell) dec. Max Lewin (Brown), 6-1 (Cornell, 18-0)
165- Jeff Lemmer (Brown) dec. Derek Schreiner (Cornell), 8-4 (Cornell, 18-3)
174- David Foxen (Brown) dec. Billy George (Cornell), 4-1 (Cornell, 18-6)
184- No. 3 Steve Bosak (Cornell) win by fall Ophir Bernstein (Brown), 1:51 (Cornell, 24-6)
197- No. 1 Cam Simaz (Cornell) win by forfeit (Cornell, 30-6)
HWT: Maciej Jochym (Cornell) win by fall Marcos Aranda (Brown), 1:37 (Cornell, 36-6)