Third-Ranked Wildcats Sweep WPI Quad

Third-Ranked Wildcats Sweep WPI Quad

 

WORCESTER, Mass. – The Johnson & Wales University wrestling team picked up a pair of victories over ranked teams on Saturday. The third-ranked Wildcats traveled to WPI to defeat the #20 Engineers, #5 Wabash and SUNY Oneonta.

JWU upped its record to 6-2.

Johnson & Wales opened the day by topping the Red Dragons of Oneonta, 28-16, then outlasted Wabash, 20-17. JWU wrapped up the competition with a 30-6 decision versus WPI.

Second-ranked Jay Albis made a statement with a pin in just 2:15 at 125 pounds and #7 Joe Ferinde added an 11-8 victory over #8 Owen Doster in his 141-pound bout. Number two Da'mani Burns posted a 12-3 major decision against sixth-ranked Griffin Schermer at 1497 pounds.

Two major decisions gave Wabash a 14-13 lead, but third-ranked Khamri Thomas came through with a major of his own at 184 pounds and No. 5 Michael DiNardo at 197 pounds picked up an 8-2 win to secure the team victory.

The Wildcats rolled through the host Engineers. Albis received a forfeit then Bobby Jordan won 18-7 at 133 over Andrew Ellis. Ferinde cruised to a 24-8 tech fall against Zach Harris. Darius Joyce made it four-straight with his 9-6 decision versus Eddie Hay at 149 pounds. JWU closed the day with four-straight victories, including Thomas' 8-3 win versus #6 Dan Wensley.

Johnson & Wales started the day by taking down Oneonta. The Wildcats won four of the first five matches, including pins from Albis and Sam Tenaglia at 157 pounds. DiNardo wrapped up the JWU scoring with a pin at the 4:23 mark.

The Wildcats have a busy Saturday next weekend as they host Wheeling Jesuit, ranked #5 in NCAA Division II on Saturday at the PPAC after taking part in the Roger Williams Invitational.

#3 Johnson & Wales 28, SUNY Oneonta 16                                                                 JWU-ONE
125      #2 Jay Albis (JWU) Pinned Steve Pocze (ONE)  1:06                                           6-0                  
133      Bobby Jordan (JWU) Major Dec. Andrew Desousa (ONE) 8-0                              10-0                
141      #7 Joe Ferinde (JWU) Dec. Ahken Chu (ONE)  9-5                                              13-0                
149      Tyler Brazinski (ONE) Dec. Mitchell Cook (JWU) 4-1                                             13-3                
157      Sam Tenaglia (JWU) Pinned Michael Marcy (ONE) 1:11                                       19-3
165      Thomas Marrone (ONE) Dec. Bailey O'Brien (JWU) 1-0                                        19-6    
174      Nick Munsch (JWU) Dec. Jacob Mansman (ONE) 5-3                                           22-6
184      Ryan Marszal (ONE) Major Dec. Ryan DeVivo (JWU) 15-3                                   22-10                          
197      #5 Michael DiNardo (JWU) Pinned Peter Pjetri (ONE) 4:23                                   28-10
285      #2 James Bethel (ONE) Pinned Jayson Gomez (JWU) 2:53                                  28-16

#3 Johnson & Wales 20, #5 Wabash 17                                                                     JWU-WC
125     #2 Jay Albis (JWU) Pinned Sunny Nier (WAB) 2:15                                                   6-0                  
133      Riley Lomenick (WAB) Dec. Bobby Jordan (JWU) 7-3                                             6-3                  
141      #7 Joe Ferinde (JWU) Dec. #8 Owen Doster (WAB) 11-8                                       9-3                  
149      #2 Da'mani Burns (JWU) Maj Dec. #6 Griffin Schermer (WAB)  12-3                       13-3    
157      Jared Timberman (WAB) Maj Dec. Thomas Grippi (JWU) 11-2                                13-7
165      #10 Kyle Hatch (WAB) Dec. Adrian Gonzalez (JWU) 6-5                                         13-10  
174      #1 Darden Schurg (WAB) Major Dec. Michael Gargano (JWU) 13-3                        13-14
184      #3 Khamri Thomas (JWU) Major Dec. Ethan Herrin (WAB) 12-4                             17-14              
197       #5 Michael DiNardo (JWU) Dec. Levi Miller (WAB) 8-2                                            20-14
285      Max Bishop (WAB) Dec. Liridon Leka (JWU) 6-1                                                    20-17 

#3 Johnson & Wales 30, #20 WPI 6                                                                            JWU-WPI
125     #2 Jay Albis (JWU) wins by forfeit                                                                         6-0
133     Bobby Jordan (JWU) over Andrew Ellis (WPI) (MD 18-7)                                         10-0
141     #7 Joe Ferinde (JWU) over Zach Harris (WPI) (TF 24-8 7:00)                                  15-0
149     Darius Joyce (JWU) over Eddie Hay (WPI) (Dec 9-6)                                              18-0
157     Ronan Ball (WPI) over Thomas Grippi (JWU) (Dec 9-6)                                          18-3
165     Adrian Gonzalez (JWU) over Brendan Marion (WPI) (SV-1 7-5)                               21-3
174     Michael Gargano (JWU over Chase Lind (WPI) (TB-2 7-5)                                      24-3
184     #3 Khamri Thomas (JWU) over #6 Dan Wensley (WPI) (Dec 8-3)                            27-3
197     #5 Michael DiNardo (JWU) over Michael Curtis (WPI) (Dec 3-0)                              30-3
285     Austin Shrewsbury (WPI) over Jayson Gomez (JWU) (Dec 7-2)                               30-6