JWU Wrestling Takes Third At Ithaca Bombers Invitational

JWU Wrestling Takes Third At Ithaca Bombers Invitational

Ithaca, N.Y. – The Johnson & Wales University wrestling team notched a third-place finish at the Ithaca Bombers Invitational over the weekend. The Wildcats finished with 99.5 points while host Ithaca took first-place with 160 team points. Cortland was in second-place with 143.5 points.

Junior Brennan Ward (Waterford, Conn.) took first place at 184 pounds for Johnson & Wales, posting a perfect 5-0 mark with a pair of wins via pin fall. JWU junior Michael Bastante (Totowa, N.J,) recorded a second place finish at 125 pounds. JWU had four wrestlers earn third place finishes at the tournament. Sophomore James Soprano (Belleville, N.J.) finished in third at 125 pounds while junior Nicholas Cuccinello (Smithtown, N.J.), currently ranked No. 7 nationally at 133 pounds, took third-place at the weight class. Freshman Colin Lenhardt (Hayes, Va.) recorded a third place finish at 174 pounds with a 4-1 record along the way while fellow rookie Bill Mulligan (Towaco, N.J.) was also in third place at 197 pounds for the Wildcats.

The Wildcats, currently ranked 28th in the National Wrestling Coaches Association NCAA Division III rankings, will return to action on Saturday, November 14th when they travel to the Roger Williams Tournament, starting at 10:00 a.m.

Team Standings
1. Ithaca 160
2. Cortland 143.5
3. Johnson & Wales 99.5
4. Springfield 93
5. NYU 88
6. Roger Williams 83.5
7. Hunter 54.5
8. Oswego 51
9. Centenary 49
10. Morrisville 27