PLYMOUTH, NH – The Johnson & Wales University wrestling team flexed its muscle Saturday during the Jim Aguiar Open, hosted by Plymouth State University. The Wildcats won half the weight classes as they cruised to the team title.
Johnson & Wales amassed 94 points to surpass second-place Roger Williams by 30.
Also picking up a victory at 197 pounds by Tommy Wrzesien. A major decision and pin put him in the finals where he took down Brandon Cousino of Southern Maine, 9-4.
Three weight classes featured an all-JWU final. Senior Watna Cunha was victorious at 141 pounds with Craig Sampson coming in second. Christopher Behen was the champion at 165 pounds as Adrian Gonzalez took second. Rookie Nick Caracappa claimed the title at 174 pounds over fellow freshman Jordi Perez.
JWU – who moved up to No. 2 in the national rankings - is on the road Sunday when it travels to Coast Guard to take on Norwich and Southern Maine.