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Third-Ranked Wildcats Wrestling Beats Rhode Island College 43-7

Third-Ranked Wildcats Wrestling Beats Rhode Island College 43-7

PROVIDENCE, RI – The third-ranked Johnson & Wales University wrestling team was all business Thursday against crosstown rival Rhode Island College. The Wildcats dominated the Anchormen, 43-7

The win improved the Wildcats to 2-2 in dual meets. Rhode Island College dropped to 0-1

JWU got six free points when Rhode Island College forfeited at 125 pounds. Jay Albis was an easy winner at 133 pounds with his 16-0 tech fall over Daniel Murray. Luke Moynihan used a third-period escape and takedown to win 11-5 against Francisco Roman at 141 pounds.

The first pin of the night came at 149 pounds where Joe Ferinde pinned Devante Rogers at the 1:18 mark. Getting another pin was Da'mani Burns in just 1:08 over Zach Ford at 157 pounds. Securing the team victory was Sam Tenaglia when he recorded a 22-7 technical fall at 165 pounds against Tim Caplan.

Notching the Wildcats' third pin was Michael Gargano as he took down Nathan Stemple at the 7:06 mark of their 174-pound bout. The Anchormen got on the board at 184 pounds where Michael Gallagher posted a 14-3 major decision against Ryan DeVivo.

Freshman Tommy Wrzesien continued the strong start to his collegiate career with a pin at the 2:25 point of his 197-pound bout against Matthew Bourquin. RIC won the final bout when Travis Manick topped Liridon Leka, 4-3.

Johnson & Wales is back on the mat November 30 when it travels to the Spartan Invitational, hosted by York College.

#3 Johnson & Wales 43 Rhode Island College                                                                                              JWU-RWU
125         Jonathan Hernandez (JWU) wins by forfeit                                                                                    6-0
133         Jay Albis (JWU) def. Daniel Murray (RIC) Tech Fall 16-0 (3:43)                                                   11-0
141        Luke Moynihan  (JWU) def. Francisco Roman (RIC) Decision 11-5                                             14-0       
149         Joe Ferinde (JWU) def. Devante Rogers (RIC) Fall at 1:18                                                           20-0       
157         Da'mani Burns (JWU) def. Zach Ford (RIC) Fall at 1:08                                                                26-0       
165         Sam Tenaglia (JWU) def. Tim Caplan (RIC) Tech Fall 22-7 (6:15)                                                31-0       
174         Michael Gargano (JWU) def. Nathan Stemple (RIC) Fall at 7:06                                                37-0       
184         Michael Gallagher (RIC) def. Ryan DeVivo (JWU) Major Decision 14-3                                    37-4       
197        Tommy Wrzesien (JWU) def. Matthew Bourquin (RIC) Fall at 2:25                                          43-3       
285         Travis Manick (RIC) def. Liridon Leka (JWU) Decision 4-3                                                            43-7