Top-Ranked Wildcats Win Twice on Long Island

Top-Ranked Wildcats Win Twice on Long Island

GARDEN CITY, NY – On the mat for the first time as the top team in the country, the Johnson & Wales University wrestling team looked like the best team in the land Saturday. The Wildcats won a pair of meets at the Nassau Duals.

Johnson & Wales opened the day by defeating Camden CC, 46-6. The Wildcats wrapped up the competition with a 36-9 triumph against Nassau CC. The wins improved JWU's record to 5-0

Seven of the 10 wrestlers won both of their matches. Sophomore Michael DiNardo (Mahopac, NY), ranked sixth at 197 pounds, was the only Wildcat to pin both of his opponents. Seventh-ranked Michael Gargano (Old Bridge, NY) posted a tech fall in his first match at 174 pounds then a pin in the nightcap.

At 165 pounds. junior Adrian Gonzalez (Providence, RI) opened with a pin then a 10-5 decision. Sophomore Stephen Nadera (Old Bridge, NJ) also started with a pin then won again at 125 pounds with a tech fall.

Second-ranked Jay Albis (Fishkill, NY) and No. 3 Joe Ferinde (Nutley, NJ) both recorded a pair of tech falls at 133 and 141 pounds, respectively. Khamri Thomas (Windsor Locks, Conn.), ranked sixth at 184 pounds, had a major decision and forfeit.

JWU also wrestled a pair of exhibition matches, beating Camden CC, 27-12, then dropping Nassau CC, 38-7. Freshmen Christopher Caban (Lodi, NJ) at 133 pounds and 149-pounder Jordan Robinson (Garfield, NJ) were the only two Wildcats to win both of their bouts.

The Wildcats wrap up the weekend on Sunday when they take part in the Nassau Open.

#1 Johnson & Wales 46, Camden CC 6
125: Stephen Nadera (JWU) over Alex Velez (CCC) (Fall 1:30) 6-0
133: Jay Albis (JWU) over Terrell Coleman (CCC) (TF 15-0) 11-0
141: Joe Ferinde (JWU) over Jason Groff (CCC) (TF 23-8) 16-0
149: DJ Tirelli (JWU) over Aaron Solomon (CCC) (Dec 14-9) 19-0
157: Domenic DeMarco (CCC) over Brady Robin (JWU) (Fall 4:25) 19-6
165: Adrian Gonzalez (JWU) over Andrew Solomon (CCC) (Fall 4:56) 25-6
174: Michael Gargano (JWU) over Juan Ramos (CCC) (TF 15-0) 30-6
184: Khamri Thomas (JWU) over Matt O`Donnell (CCC) (MD 9-0) 34-6
197: Michael DiNardo (JWU) over Jason Carter (CCC) (Fall 3:45) 40-6
285: Jonah Aurelio (JWU) over Matt Cornely (CCC) (Fall 2:00) 46-6 

#JWU 36 Nassau CC 9
125: Stephen Nadera (JWU) over Christopher Pereira (NCC) (TF 18-3) 5-0
133: Jay Albis (JWU) over Jorge Barreiro (NCC) (TF 16-0) 10-0
141: Joe Ferinde (JWU) over Alex Dilegge (NCC) (TF 18-3) 15-0
149: Jordan Gonzalez (NCC) over DJ Tirelli (JWU) (Dec 5-2) 15-3
157: Antonio LaRocca (NCC) over Brady Robin (JWU) (Dec 4-2) 15-6
165: Adrian Gonzalez (JWU) over Adolfo Batista (NCC) (Dec 10-5) 18-6
174: Michael Gargano (JWU) over Nicholas Provenzano (NCC) (Fall) 24-6
184: Khamri Thomas (JWU) over Unknown (Forfeit) 30-6
197: Michael DiNardo (JWU) over Omar Nasef (NCC) (Fall 2:05) 36-6
285:  Edwin Rubio (NCC)over Jonah Aurelio (JWU) (SV-1 3-1) 36-9 

Exhibition Matches

JWU 27, Camden CC 12
125: Nate Frantz (JWU) over Alex Velez (CCC) (Dec 6-3) 3-0
133: Christopher Caban (JWU) over Terrell Coleman (CCC) (Fall 3:40) 9-0
141: Joao Vicente (JWU) over Jason Groff (CCC) (Fall 1:30) 15-0
149: Jordan Robinson (JWU) over Andrew Solomon (CCC) (Dec 7-3) 18-0
157: Cam Altobelli (JWU) over Domenic DeMarco (CCC) (Dec 8-6) 21-0
165: Vinny DelliGatti (CCC) over Seon Bowker (JWU) (Fall 2:45) 21-6
174: Matt O`Donnell (CCC) over Peyton Blauvelt (JWU) (Dec 6-5) 21-9
184: Juan Ramos (CCC) over Tanner Kelly (JWU) (SV-1 3-1) 21-12
197: Khamri Thomas (JWU) over Jason Carter (CCC) (Dec 5-3) 24-12
285: Michael Larm (JWU) over Mark Gillis (CCC) (Dec 7-1) 27-12 

JWU 38, Nassau CC 7
125: Jorge Barreiro (NCC) over Nate Frantz (JWU) (Dec 5-0) 0-3
133: Christopher Caban (JWU) over Christopher Pereira (NCC) (MD 12-3) 4-3
141: Watna Cunha (JWU) over Alex Dilegge (NCC) (Fall 2:34) 10-3
149: Jordan Robinson (JWU) over Austin Rodriquez (NCC) (Dec 6-0) 13-3
157: Sam Tenaglia (JWU) over Jordan Gonzalez (NCC) (TF 19-1 0:00) 18-3
165: Tim Higginson (JWU) over Adolfo Batista (NCC) (TF 17-1 0:00) 23-3
174: Seon Bowker (JWU) over Nicholas Provenzano (NCC) (SV-1 (Fall) 7:34) 29-3
184: Peyton Blauvelt (JWU) over Unknown (For.) 35-3
197: Tanner Kelly (JWU) over Omar Nasef (NCC) (Dec 2-0) 38-3
285: Edwin Rubio (NCC) over Edmund Pierce (JWU) (MD 11-0) 38-7