NEW LONDON, Conn. – The second-ranked Johnson & Wales University wrestling team rolled to a pair of victories on Sunday. The Wildcats went on the road to defeat Norwich, 54-6, and Southern Maine, 33-9, at the Coast Guard Academy.
The wins up JWU's record to 14-4 on the year. The Wildcats have won 34-straight dual meets against New England schools.
After Norwich got a forfeit at 125 pounds, the Wildcats dominated the Cadets with nine-straight pins. The fastest was by fifth-ranked Michael DiNardo at 197 pounds as he won in just 38 seconds. Thomas Grippi and Da'mani Burns each posted pins in under a minute.
The second match was nearly just as lopsided. The Huskies got six points from a forfeit at 125 pounds, but the Wildcats went on to win eight of the next nine matches. Third-ranked Khamri Thomas posted a 25-8 tech fall at 184 pounds and DiNardo pinned Dylan Schenk in just 22 seconds of their 197-pound bout.
Next Sunday the Wildcats host the NEWA Duals at the Providence Convention Center.
JWU 54 Norwich 6 JWU-NOR
125: Dylan Marone (NOR) wins by forfeit 0-6
133: Christopher Caban (JWU) def. Jacob Forsman (NOR) Fall 1:02 6-6
141: Joe Ferinde (JWU) over Drake Troyer (NOR) Fall 4:20 12-6
149: Da'mani Burns (JWU) def. Tyler Barker (NOR) Fall 0:57 18-6
157: Thomas Grippi (JWU) def. Zach Morris (NOR) Fall 0:56 24-6
165: Adrian Gonzalez (JWU) def. Cameron Lapierre (NOR) Fall 1:29 30-6
174: Christopher Behen (JWU) def. Hunter McLaughlin (NOR) Fall 1:13 36-6
184: Khamri Thomas (JWU) def. Ethan Johnson (NOR) Fall 1:48 42-6
197: Michael DiNardo (JWU) def. Satchel Stauffer (NOR) Fall 0:38 48-6
285: Tommy Wrzesien (JWU) def. Gabriel Duden (NOR) Fall 1:34 54-6
Johnson & Wales 33, Southern Maine 9 JWU-USM
125: Peter Del Gallo wins by forfeit 0-6
133: Bobby Jordan (JWU) def. Brad Beaulieu (USM) Major Decision 11-3 4-6
141: Joe Ferinde (JWU) def. Austin Shorey (USM) Decision 4-1 7-6
149: Da'mani Burns (JWU) def. Brendan Weir (USM) Major Decision 12-1 11-6
157: Malik Rasheed (JWU) def. Zac Thompson (USM) Major Decision 14-5 15-6
165: Adrian Gonzalez (JWU) def. Josh Smith (USM) Major Decision 16-3 19-6
174: Raul Gierbolini (USM) def. Nick Caracappa (JWU) Decision 9-4 19-9
184: Khamri Thomas (JWU) def. Sam Strozier (USM) Tech Fall 25-8 24-9
197: Michael DiNardo def. Dylan Schenk (USM) Fall 0:22 30-9
285: Tommy Wrzesien (JWU) def. Mike Risti (USM) Decision 7-6 33-9