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