#4 Johnson & Wales Dominates Quad Meet

#4 Johnson & Wales Dominates Quad Meet

PROVIDENCE, RI – At home, for the first time this season, the fourth-ranked Johnson & Wales University wrestling team asserted its dominance during a quad meet on Sunday. The Wildcats defeated #20 Coast Guard 43-0, Southern Maine 38-9 and Norwich 53-0.

The last match of the day featured a pair of ranked teams as the Wildcats took on Coast Guard. Second-ranked Jay Albis (Fishkill, NY) won a hard-fought match at 133 pounds before junior Joe Ferinde (Nutley, NJ) pinned JD Fitzpatrick in just 1:27 at 141 pounds.

JWU got a big boost when sophomore Brady Robin (La Grange, NY) upset fifth-ranked Chris Sullivan, 3-2, at 157 pounds. Junior Adrian Gonzalez (Providence, RI) pulled off his own upset, getting a late takedown at 165 pounds to beat #7 Nick Remke, 6-5. Completing the run of upsets was Michael Gargano (Old Bridge, NJ) when he pinned #9 AJ Aeberli at 174 pounds.

Posting his third pin of the afternoon was sixth-ranked Michael DiNardo (Mahopac, NY) at 197 pounds as he took down George McBurney in just 47 seconds. Senior Jonah Aurelio (Riverside, RI) came through with a 6-2 decision at 285 pounds for his third win of the day.

The Wildcats dominated the Huskies, winning eight of the first nine bouts. Albis got things started with his second tech fall of the afternoon. DiNardo and Aurelio recorded their second-straight pins to close out the match.

Johnson & Wales started the day by pitching a shutout against the Cadets. No. 5 Khamri Thomas (Windsor Locks, Conn.), DiNardo and Aurelio all posted pins.

Johnson & Wales will serve as the host of next week's NEWA Duals at the Providence Career & Technical Academy starting at 10 a.m.

#4 Johnson & Wales 53, Norwich 0
133:      #2 Jay Albis def. Shale Ring Tech (NU) Fall 16-0                                     5-0
141:      Joe Ferinde (JWU) def Michael Mucciarone (NU) Tech Fall 18-3              10-0
149:      Jordan Robinson (JWU) def. Ben Forsman (NU) Major Decision 17-5       14-0
157:      Cam Altobelli (JWU) wins by forfeit                                                        20-0
165:      Seon Bowker Brandon def. Brandon DesFosses (NU) Major 11-3             24-0     
174:      Michael Gargano (JWU) def. Donte Jones (NU) Tech Fall 15-0                29-0
184:      #5 Khamri Thomas (JWU) def. Cameron Reed (NU) Pin 2:14                   35-0
197:      #6 Michael DiNardo (JWU) def. Jesse Bennett (NU) Pin 1:34                   41-0
285:      #9 Jonah Aurelio (JWU) def. Michael Wagner (NU) Pin 2:45                    47-0     
125:      Stephen Nadera wins by forfeit                                                              53-0

#4 Johnson & Wales 38, Southern Maine 9
133:      #2 Jay Albis (JWU) def. Leo Amabile (USM) Tech Fall 17-2                                 5-0
141:      Joe Ferinde (JWU) de Austin Shorey (USM) Major Decision 15-6                         9-0
149:      Brendan Weir (USM) def. Jordan Robinson (JWU) Decision 5-2                           9-3
157:      Cam Altobelli (JWU) def. Noah Robidoux (USM) Fall 4:09                                    15-3
165:      Adrian Gonzalez (JWU) def. Josh Smith (USM) Tech Fall 17-2                             20-3     
174:      Michael Gargano (JWU) def. Jonathan Stacy (USM) Decision 6-2                        23-3
184:      #5 Khamri Thomas (JWU) def. Brandon Cousino (USM) Decision 5-2                   26-3
197:      #6 Michael DiNardo (JWU) def. DJ Johnson (USM) Fall 1:02                               32-3
285:      #9 Jonah Aurelio (JWU) def. Mike Risti (USM) Fall 2:33                                       38-3     
125:      #3 Peter Del Gallo (USM) wins by forfeit                                                            38-9

#4 Johnson & Wales 43, #20 Coast Guard 0
133:      #2 Jay Albis (JWU) def. Owen McClave (CGA) Decision 2-1 SV                           3-0
141:      Joe Ferinde (JWU) def. JD FitzPatrick (CGA) Fall 1:27                                        9-0
149:      Jordan Robinson (JWU) def. Patrick Moynihan (CGA) Major 11-3                         13-0
157:      Brady Robin (JWU) def. #5 Chris Sullivan (CGA) Decision 3-2                             16-0
165:      Adrian Gonzalez (JWU) def. #7 Nick Remke (CGA) Decision 6-5                          19-0
174:      Michael Gargano (JWU) def. #9 AJ Aeberli (CGA) Fall 4:24                                 25-0
184:      #5 Khamri Thomas (JWU) def. Jonathan Wagner (CGA) Decision 3-2                  28-0
197:      #6 Michael DiNardo (JWU) def George McBurney (CGA) Fall 0:47                       34-0
285:      #9 Jonah Aurelio (JWU) def. Cory Tomasetti (CGA) Decision 6-2                         37-0     
125:      Stephen Nadera (JWU) def. Parker Brunkala (CGA) Fall 1:59                              43-0