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On This Day In History | 1935

January 12, 2011

76 years ago today the wrestling team opened its season with a win over the Columbia University freshmen, 19-13.  Vernelle Dyer got the scoring started for the Blue and White, winning his match on points in the 118-pound division.  Don Watt followed with a pin in the 7th minute in the 126-pound class.  Captain Aertsen Keasbey, Jr. battled to a draw, then Dave Watt defeated his 145-pound opponent.  The Brookers then dropped 3 straight matches to their Lion counterparts, 2 on pins, leading to a decisive final struggle.  The Long Island grapplers triumphed over their collegiate opponents when Alfred Van Ranst tossed his opponent in just over 3 minutes.

Opening their campaign in New York City, the Stony Brook grapplers decisively defeated the Columbia freshman wrestlers.

~ Res Gestae 1935




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