WORCESTER, Mass – It was an impressive start to the 2018-19 season for Johnson & Wales University freshman Tommy Wrzesien. He rolled through the 197-pound bracket at the Ithaca Invitational and earned NEWA Rookie Wrestler of the Week honors.
A native of Hope Valley, RI, Wrzesien posted a perfect 4-0 record in his collegiate debut. Unseeded in the bracket, Wrzesien defeated the #6, #3, #2 and then #1 seed to win title. In the semifinals, he took down the number-six ranked 184-pound wrestler, Michael Gallagher, by pin.
Johnson & Wales is back on the mat this Saturday when it travels to the Roger Williams Invitational. The Wildcats host crosstown rival Rhode Island College Tuesday at 7 p.m.