JWU Wrestling Leads After Day One of New Standard Invitational

JWU Wrestling Leads After Day One of New Standard Invitational


YORK, Pa. – The fourth-ranked Johnson & Wales University wrestling team is in first place after day one of the New Standard Invitational, hosted by York College. Thanks to 13 wrestlers still alive in the main draw, the Wildcats have a four-point lead on number three Ithaca.

Third-ranked Jay Albis posted a major decision and tech fall to start the 125-pound bracket. Two pins pushed third-ranked Khamri Thomas into the quarterfinals of 184 pounds.

Number four Michael DiNardo is the top seed in the 197-pound bracket and he moved on with two wins. Also rolling through his first two matches was Joe Ferinde at 141 pounds including a pin in just 1:28.

Senior Adrian Gonzalez notched a pin to move on at 165 pounds. Two Wildcats won twice at 174 pounds, including Nicholas Munsch thanks to a tech fall and major decision.

Freshman Matthew Armamento recorded a tech fall at 133 pounds to advance to the quarterfinals. Senior Da'mani Burns, who had a pair of pins, and freshman Darius Joyce moved on in the 149-pound bracket.

Johnson & Wales has three wrestlers still alive at 285 pounds, including Lindon Leka and Jayson Gomez who each had a pin on day one.

The tournament concludes with the second day of action on Saturday.