Wildcats Win Three Times at Roger Williams

Wildcats Win Three Times at Roger Williams

BRISTOL, RI – Prior to taking on NCAA Division II foe Wheeling Jesuit, the Johnson & Wales University wrestling team traveled across Narragansett Bay for a trio of matches at Roger Williams University. The Wildcats defeated Western New England and Navy Prep as well as the contest between the JWU and RWU freshman squads.

Johnson & Wales defeated WNEU, 33-12, then took down Navy Prep, 25-19. The Wildcat rookies got the best of the Hawks' newcomers, 34-12. The three victories improved Johnson & Wales to 9-3.

JWU jumped out to a 24-0 lead over Western New England. Bobby Jordan posted a 17-2 technical fall at 133 pounds and Sam Tenaglia pinned Dimitrios Tartsinis in just 3:17 of their 157-pound bout. Putting a bow on the victory was freshman Jayson Gomez as he pinned Ahkmet Azizov at the two-minute mark of their 285-pound match.

The Wildcats were in an early hole against Navy Prep, but took a 19-13 lead on Khamri Thomas' technical fall at 184 pounds. Navy Prep won at 197 pounds, but Michael DiNardo bumped up to 285 pounds and came through with a pin to secure the team win.

Darius Joyce pinned Roger Williams' Chris Fuschetto at 149 pounds to give the Wildcats the lead. Johnson & Wales won four of the last five matches, including back-to-back pins by Gomez and Tommy Wrzesien at 197 pounds.

The Wildcats are back in action on January 4 when they travel to the NWCA National Duals in Louisville, Ky.

#3 Johnson & Wales 33, Western New England 12                                                                JWU-WJU
125:      #2 Jay Albis (JWU) over Nicholas Arborio (WNE) major decision 11-2                             4-0
133:      Bobby Jordan (JWU) over Austin Roche (WNE) technical fall 17-2                                  9-0
141:      #7 Joe Ferinde (JWU) over Justin DeLucia (WNE) decision Dec 4-0                               12-0 
149:      #2 Da'mani Burns (JWU) wins by forfeit                                                                       18-0 
157:      Sam Tenaglia (JWU) over Dimitrios Tartsinis (WNE) fall at 3:17                                      24-0 
165:      Jeff Suschana (WNE) over Bailey O'Brien (JWU) fall at 5:25                                           24-6 
174:      Davey Goodall (WNE) over Nick Munsch (JWU) decision 11-8                                 24-9 
184:      #7 John Boyle (WNE) over #3 Khamri Thomas (JWU) decision 3-2                                 24-12 
197:      #5 Michael DiNardo (JWU) over Josh Nelson (WNE) decision 5-1                                   27-12 
285:      Jayson Gomez (JWU) over Ahkmet Azizov (WNE) fall at 2:00                                         33-12 

#3 Johnson & Wales 25, Navy Prep 19                                                                                   JWU-WJU
125:      Matthew Cardello (NAPR) wins by forfeit                                                                      0-6
133:      Anthony Sciotto (NAPR) over Matthew Armamento (JWU) decision 12-10                       0-9        
141:      #7 Joe Ferinde (JWU) over Noah Caskey (NAPR) decision 6-3                                       3-9 
149:      PJ Crane (NAPR) over Darius Joyce (JWU) major decision 10-2                                     3-13 
157:      Malik Rasheed (JWU) over River Curtis (NAPR) decision 12-5                                        6-13 
165:      Adrian Gonzalez (JWU) over Clay Keller (NAPR) decision 11-4                                      9-13 
174:      Michael Gargano (JWU) over Jordan Richard (NAPR) tech fall 15-0                                14-13
184:      #3 Khamri Thomas (JWU) over Sean Bateman (NAPR) tech fall 15-0                              19-13
197:      Jacob Koser (NAPR) over Tommy Wrzesien (JWU) fall 2:13                                           19-19
285:      Michael DiNardo (JWU) over Victor Marzano (NAPR) fall 1:34                                        25-19

Johnson & Wales Freshman 34, Roger Williams Freshman 12                                              JWU-RWU
125:      Kyle Kaiser (RWU) over (JWU) forfeit                                                                           0-6
133:      Matthew Armamento (JWU) over Jon Mejia (RWU) decision 3-2                                     3-6 
141:      Craig Sampson (JWU) over Andy Lombard (RWU) decision 7-5                                     6-6 
149:      Darius Joyce (JWU) over Chris Fuschetto (RWU) fall at 2:50                                          12-6 
157:      Jack Kelly (RWU) over William Hughes (JWU) decision 11-9                                          12-9 
165:      Steven Ocampo (JWU) over Conor Panzarella (RWU) fall at 4:03                                   18-9 
174:      Nick Caracappa (JWU) over Travis Arata (RWU) major decision 12-4                             22-9
184:      Ryan DeLoach (RWU) over Ryan DeVivo (JWU) decision 8-6                                         22-12 
197:      Tommy Wrzesien (JWU) over Noah Tandy (RWU) fall at 4:50                                         28-12 
285:      Jayson Gomez (JWU) over Jack Rogers (RWU) fall at 4:47                                            34-12