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