Hofstra Wrestling vs. Brown

The Hofstra Wrestling team will wrap up their regular season this Saturday, February 17 when the Pride host two Eastern Intercollegiate Wrestling Association (EIWA) matches at the David S. Mack Physical Education Center. Hofstra will square off against the Bears of Brown at 1 p.m. before the face the Crimson of Harvard at 6 p.m.

Hofstra will recognize their alumni at halftime of the Brown match with a post-match social occurring at The Greene Turtle on Hempstead Turnpike in East Meadow at 3 p.m. There is a $35 charge for the social and interested parties should contact Kevin Barry, Senior Director of Athletic Development at (516) 463-1944 or by email at kevin.barry@hofstra.edu.

Hofstra, which is currently 9-9 overall and 3-3 in the EIWA, is coming off a 45-3 victory over EIWA-opponent Sacred Heart at the Mack Physical Education Center last Sunday. The Pride won nine of the 10 matches including pins by sophomore Sage Heller at 174, junior Nezar Haddad at 197 and senior Michael Hughes at 285. SophomoreVinny Vespa had a technical fall win at 141 and junior Ryan Burkert added a major decision victory at 149 for the Pride.

The Pride continue to be led by Hughes, who improved to 29-2 on the season. He is tied for the Division I lead in pins with 15. Hughes is ranked sixth by WIN, seventh by Track Wrestling, ninth by Amateur Wrestling News, tenth by The Open Mat and InterMat and 11th by FloWrestling. He is also ranked fourth in the NCAA RPI at 285 and ninth in the NCAA Coaches Panel Poll.

Haddad is 16-12 on the season at 197, Heller is 12-10 on the season at 174 and Burkett is 7-8 at 149.

Brown is 5-6 overall and 5-3 in the EIWA this season. The Bears are led by Ian Butterbrodt, who is ranked 24th in the NCAA RPI with a 14-10 record at 285, Christian LaFragola, who is ranked 21st in the NCAA Coaches Panel with a 12-6 mark at 184, Jonathan Viruet, who is ranked 28th in the RPI with a 15-11 record at 165 and Justin Staudenmayer, who is 22nd in the RPI with a 20-9 record at 157.

Saturday, February 17, 2018


$10, $6



Physical Education Center
Physical Education Center
Hofstra University
Hempstead, NY 11549


Jim Sheehan

Phone: 516-463-6764
Website: Click to Visit

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