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