ONEONTA, NY – The supremacy of the Johnson & Wales University wrestling team continued on Saturday as the Wildcats got into dual meet action. The Wildcats easily won all three of their matches at the Northeast Duals, hosted by SUNY Oneonta.
Fourth-ranked JWU started the day by downing #16 SUNY Cortland, 45-12, then beat Niagara CC, 46-4. The Wildcats ended the meet with a 48-3 decision versus the host Red Dragons.
Five different Wildcats posted a trio of victories, including sophomore Michael DiNardo (Mahopac, NY) who recorded a trio of pins at 197 pounds. Second-ranked Jay Albis (Fishkill, NY) notched a tech fall then back-to-back pins at 133 pounds.
Junior Joe Ferinde (Nutley, NJ), ranked second at 141 pounds, sandwiched two pins around a forfeit. No. 6 Khamri Thomas (Windsor Locks, Conn.) started the day at 184 pounds with a forfeit then notched two pins to finish the meet. Sixth-ranked Bobby Jordan (Woodbridge, NJ) had a pin and major decision as part of his three triumphs.
Thomas Grippi (Bedford Hills, N.Y.) won both of his bouts at 149 pounds, including a pin. Senior Jonah Aurelio (Riverside, RI) recorded a pin and a major decision at 285 pounds with his only loss coming to third-ranked James Bethel from SUNY Oneonta.
Johnson & Wales is on Long Island next week, taking on Nassau CC then participating in the Nassau Open.
JWU 45 Cortland 12
125: Bobby Jordan (JWU) Pin (5:49) over Kenny Daniels (Cort); 6-0
133: Jay Albis (JWU) Tech (3:10) over Ben Lloyd (Cort); 11-0
141: Joe Ferinde (JWU) Fall (2:40) over Dustin Harris (Cort); 17-0
149: Thomas Grippi (JWU) Forfeit; 23-0
157: Greg Chery (Cort) Fall (23-6) over Brady Robin (JWU); 23-6
165: Seon Bowker (JWU) Major Decision (7:80) over Matt Davis (Cort); 27-6
174: J.P. Puca (Cort) Fall (44.5) over Peyton Blauvelt (JWU); 27-12
184: Khamri Thomas (JWU) Forfeit; 33-12
197: Michael DiNardo (JWU) Fall (:45) over Chase O'Mahony (Cort); 39-12
Hwt: Jonah Aurelio (JWU) Fall (1:04) over Zach Herbert (Cort); 45-12
JWU 46 Niagara CCC 4
125: Bobby Jordan (JWU) Decision (7-3) over Matt Genau (NCCC); 19-4
133: Jay Albis (JWU) Fall (1:27) over Jacob Bell (NCCC); 25-4
141: Joe Ferinde (JWU) Forfeit; 31-4
149: Thomas Grippi (JWU) Fall (3:38) over John Reina (NCCC); 37-4
157: Brady Robin (JWU) Forfeit; 43-4
165: Tim Higginson (JWU) Decision (8-2) over Jacob Garrow (NCCC); 46-4
174: #2 Troy Keller (NCCC) Major Decision (11-0) over Michael Gargano (JWU); 0-4
184: Khamri Thomas (JWU) Fall (1:55) over Adam Matteo (NCCC); 6-4
197: Michael DiNardo (JWU) Fall (1:15) over Eurgene Latson III (NCCC); 12-4
HWT: Jonah Aurelio (JWU) Major Decision over David Carnie (NCCC); 16-4
JWU 48 Oneonta 3
125: Bobby Jordan (JWU) Major Decision (19-4) over Mike Muldon (ONE); 5-0
133: Jay Albis (JWU) Fall (1:30) over Kevin Knox (ONE) 11-0
141: Joe Ferinde (JWU) Fall (1:30) over Austin Sisco (ONE); 17-0
149: DJ Tirelli (JWU) Major Decision (19-10) over Tyler Brazinski (ONE); 21-0
157: Brady Robin (JWU) Dec (7-2) over Dan Murphy (ONE); 27-0
165: Adrian Gonzalez (JWU) Forfeit; 30-0
174: Michael Gargano (JWU) Fall (2:45) over Jake Mansman (ONE); 36-0
184: Khamri Thomas (JWU) Fall (2:45) over Lantze Lange (ONE); 42-0
197: Michael DiNardo (JWU) fALL (30 Sec) over Peter Pjetri (ONE); 48-0
HWT: #3 James Bethel (ONE) Decision (3-0) over Jonah Aurelio (JWU); 48-3