Second-Ranked Wrestling Dominates #17 NYU & Brockport

Second-Ranked Wrestling Dominates #17 NYU & Brockport

WORCESTER, Mass. – Looking like the second-ranked team in the country, the Johnson & Wales University wrestling team easily dispatched of a pair of teams on Saturday at WPI. The Wildcats defeated #17 NYU, 32-13, then rolled the College at Brockport, 43-7.

The pair of wins improved the Wildcats' record to 19-4.

An upset in the first match gave the Violets the lead, but top-ranked Da'mani Burns started a run of sixth-straight JWU victories when he pinned #9 Sean Lyons in 2:28 at 149 pounds. Christopher Behen pinned Kade Laoughney at 165 pounds in 1:52 and No. 5 Michael DiNardo pinned Jack LaCorte at 197 pounds at the 1:52 mark. Second-ranked Jay Albis racked up a 19-0 tech fall at 125 pounds.

Burns recorded his second pin versus Brockport and Brady Robin added a 17-1 tech fall at 157 pounds to stake the Wildcats to a 14-0 lead. Fourth-ranked Khamri Thomas started a stretch of three-straight pins when he took down Bryce Row at 184 pounds in 1:59.

Also getting his second pin of the day was DiNardo against Joe Yanis and rookie Jayson Gomez pinned Boaz Smart at 285 pounds. Albis capped the JWU scoring with his second 19-0 tech fall of the day.

Johnson & Wales is back at home on Sunday to host the USC Wildcat Open, which starts at 9:30 a.m.

#2 Johnson & Wales 32, NYU 13
141       Evan Drill (NYU) over #7 Joe Ferinde (JWU) Decision 3-1                                                0-3
149       #1 Da'mani Burns (JWU) over #9 Sean Lyons (NYU) Fall 2:28                                         6-3
157       Thomas Grippi (JWU) over Dylan Dwyer (NYU) Decision 9-6                                           9-3
165       Christopher Behen (JWU) over Kade Loughney (NYU) Fall 1:52                                       15-3
174       Michael Gargano (JWU) over Izaake Zuckerman (NYU) Decision 4-2                               18-3     
184       #4 Khamri Thomas (JWU) over Jackson Klingerman (NYU) Decision 7-2                          21-3     
197       #5 Michael DiNardo (JWU) over Jack LaCorte (NYU) Fall 1:52                                         27-3
285       Jacob Lill (NYU) over Tommy Wrzesien (JWU) Fall 1:26                                                  27-9
125       #2 Jay Albis (JWU) over Johnathan Keltz (NYU) Tech Fall 19-0                                        32-9
133       Will Crisco (NYU) over Christopher Caban (JWU) Major Decision 16-2                             32-13

#2 Johnson & Wales 43, Brockport State 7
141      #7 Joe Ferinde (JWU) over Zack Barker (BROCK) Dec. 7-5                                              3-0
149      #1 Da'mani Burns (JWU) over Kevin Marcano (BROCK) Fall 5:36                                      9-0
157      Brady Robin (JWU) over Zack Brown (BROCK) Tech Fall 17-1                                          14-0
165      Matthew Kline (BROCK) over Christopher Behen (JWU) Decision 7-5                                14-3
174      Nick Caracappa (JWU) over Christopher Eames (BROCK) DQ                                         20-3
184      #4 Khamri Thomas (JWU) over Bryce Row (BROCK) Fall 1:59                                          26-3
197      #5 Michael DiNardo (JWU) over Joe Yanis (BROCK) Fall 3:35                                           32-3
285      Jayson Gomez (JWU) over Boaz Smart (BROCK) Fall 5:29                                               38-3
125      #2 Jay Albis (JWU) over Neiko Scarano (BROCK) Tech Fall 19-0 (2:19)                            43-3
133      Elijah Sims (BROCK) over Christopher Caban (JWU) Major Decision 17-5                         43-7