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Bucknell dominates Brown

LEWISBURG, Pa. -- The Bucknell wrestling team won nine of 10 bouts to drop Brown, 31-3, on Sunday afternoon at Davis Gym.

The Bison (4-3, 3-1 EIWA) netted bonus points in two of their individual wins, helping them score their largest margin of victory over the Bears (0-3, 0-2 EIWA) in program history. They previously downed Brown, 31-7, on Feb. 19, 2011 in Providence, R.I.

Zach Hartman, who is ranked as high as 16th nationally at 165 pounds, pinned his opponent in the first period for the second-straight dual. This time, he brought Kiran Srikanth's shoulders to the mat in 1:55; during yesterday's victory over Harvard, he needed just 1:10 to pin Zeth Dean.

David Campbell (141) electrified the Davis Gym crowd early in the dual, scoring a 15-6 major decision over Samuel Lynch. Campbell picked up the takedown he needed to capture bonus points for the Bison in the dying minutes of regulation; earlier in the bout, he registered a takedown and two back points in quick succession to flip a 3-1 deficit into a 5-3 advantage.

Despite the lopsided score, the dual wasn't without drama. Four bouts were decided by two or fewer points, highlighted by Matthew Kolonia's last-second win over Ricky Cabanillas at 149 pounds. After Cabanillas picked up a takedown in the final 10 seconds of regulation, Kolonia was awarded a penalty point to even the score at 6-6; then, Kolonia scored a reversal with just a second left on the clock to emerge an 8-6 victor.

In addition, Brandon Seidman (125) clipped Trey Keeley, 3-2, on a third-period escape while Brown's Brandon Kui edged Kyle Inlander (184), 3-1, on a last-second takedown. Returning to the heavyweight spot for the first time since the 2018-19 campaign, Brandon Stokes pulled out a gritty 3-1 decision over a much bigger James Valentino. In a bout punctuated by multiple stoppages due to Stokes's bloody nose, the Bison senior rode out Valentino for the majority of the second and third frames en route to his victory.

Over the course of the dual, Bucknell's wrestlers racked up an impressive amount of riding time. Stokes (3:30) and Jaden Fisher (2:13) each exceeded two minutes of riding time while Darren Miller (1:40), Mitch Hartman (1:18) and Campbell (1:06) also earned the riding time point.

The Bison continue their home stand with duals against Sacred Heart (2 p.m.) and Drexel (4 p.m.) on Sunday, Jan. 26.

Results:
125: Brandon Seidman (BU) dec. over Trey Keeley (BROWN) 3-2
133: Darren Miller (BU) dec. over Charlie Faber (BROWN) 6-3
141: David Campbell (BU) maj. dec. over Samuel Lynch (BROWN) 15-6
149: Matthew Kolonia (BU) dec. over Ricky Cabanillas (BROWN) 8-6
157: Jaden Fisher (BU) dec. over Jack Bokina (BROWN) 6-1
165: #17 Zach Hartman (BU) fall over Kiran Srikanth (BROWN) 1:55
174: Mitch Hartman (BU) dec. over Bryce Rogers (BROWN) 4-1
184: Brandon Kui (BROWN) dec. over Kyle Inlander (BU) 3-1
197: Drew Phipps (BU) dec. over Nino Bastianelli (BROWN) 7-4
285: Brandon Stokes (BU) dec. over James Valentino (BROWN) 3-1

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