DiNardo Gets 100th Victory in JWU Quad Meet Sweep

DiNardo Gets 100th Victory in JWU Quad Meet Sweep

PROVIDENCE, RI – Wrapping up three-straight weekends at home, the second-ranked Johnson & Wales University wrestling team dominated a trio of dual meets. The Wildcats toppled Plymouth State, 53-0, then beat Castleton, 31-9, and wrapped up the day with a 30-11 win against Springfield.

With the three wins, JWU improved to 22-4.

Sam Tenaglia got JWU off to a fast start with his 17-1 tech fall over Plymouth State's Colby Ferreti at 157 pounds. The highlight of the match was fifth-ranked Michael DiNardo's 12-0 major decision against Matt Froio at 197 pounds for the 100th win of his career. Rookie Tommy Wrzesien moved into a tie for the national lead in pins when he dispatched Kevin Thomas in just 32 seconds. Marvin Cunningham finished the route with his pin versus Steven Abusheery at the 1:50 mark of their 149-pound bout. 

Johnson & Wales had another strong start to the Castleton match, winning the first five bouts. Tenaglia posted a 15-4 major decision at 157 pounds. DiNardo pinned Mitchell LaFlam in 1:11 then #2 Jay Albis added a 17-0 tech fall at 125 pounds.

Back-to-back decisions by Adrian Gonzalez and Thomas pushed the JWU lead over Springfield to 12-3. Wrzesien was a 9-0 major decision winner over Tyson Jones then Albis notched his second tech fall of the night to secure the team victory. Seventh-ranked Joe Ferinde posted a 5-1 at 141 pounds over Mike Vietri.

JWU goes on the road next Friday to take on rival Roger Williams at 7 p.m.

#2 Johnson & Wales 53, Plymouth State 0                                                                           JWU-PSU
157:       Sam Tenaglia (JWU) def. Colby Ferreti PSU) Tech Fall 17-1                                        5-0
165:       Adrian Gonzalez (JWU) def. Bill Dunn (PSU) Major Decision 18-6                                9-0
174:       Michael Gargano (JWU) wins by forfeit                                                                      15-0
184:       Nick Munsch (JWU) def. Dylan da Silva (PSU) Major Decision 14-3                             19-0
197:       #5 Michael DiNardo (JWU) Matt Froio Major Decision 12-0                                          23-0
285:       Tommy Wrzesien (JWU) def. Kevin Thomas (PSU) Fall 0:32                                       29-0
125:       #2 Jay Albis (JWU) wins by forfeit                                                                             35-0
133:       #3 Bobby Jordan (JWU) wins by forfeit                                                                      41-0
141:       #7 Joe Ferinde (JWU) wins by forfeit                                                                         47-0
149:       Marvin Cunningham (JWU) def. Steven Abusheery Fall 1:50                                       53-0

#2 Johnson & Wales 31, Castleton 9                                                                                    JWU-SC
157:       Sam Tenaglia (JWU) def. Cooper Flemming (CU) Major Decision 15-4                         4-0
165:       Adrian Gonzalez (JWU) def. Cameron Milliken (CU) Decision 5-1                                7-0
174:       Michael Gargano (JWU) def. Chance LaPier (CU) Fall 1:55                                         13-0
184:       #4Khamri Thomas (JWU) def. Jason Hoffamn (CU) Decision 7-4                                 16-0
197:       #5 Michael DiNardo def. Mitchell LaFlam (CU) Fall 1:11                                              22-0
285:       Jesse Webb (CU) def. Tommy Wrzesien (JWU) Decision 5-3                                      22-3
125:       #2 Jay Albis (JWU) def. Nicholas Camacho (CU) Tech Fall 17-0 4:36                           27-3        
133:       Michael Gonyea (CU) def. Christopher Caban (JWU) Decision 7-5                               27-6
141:       #7 Joe Ferinde (JWU) Def. Jason Ashline (CU) Major Decision 16-6                            31-6
149:       Max Temple (CU) def. Marvin Cunningham (JWU) Decision 6-1                                   31-9

#2 Johnson & Wales 30, Springfield 11                                                                                JWU-SC
157:       Ryan Harty (SC) Def. Sam Tenaglia (JWU) Decision 8-3                                             0-3
165:       Christopher Behen (JWU) wins by forfeit                                                                   6-3
174:       Adrian Gonzalez (JWU) Def. Aarin Feliz (SC) Decision 3-1                                          9-3          
184:       #4 Khamri Thomas (JWU) def. Severianel Burgos (SC) Decision 9-02                          12-3
197:       #5 Michael DiNardo (JWU) wins by forfeit                                                                  18-3
285:       Tommy Wrzesien (JWU) Def. Tyson Jones (SC) Major Decision 9-0                            22-3        
125:       #2 Jay Albis (JWU) def. Nick DeRosa (SC) Tech Fall 17-2 (5:39)                                 27-3
133:       Ian Tolotti (SC) def. Christopher Caban (JWU) Tech Fall 16-0 (5:00)                            27-8
141:       #7 Joe Ferinde (JWU) def. Mike Vietri (SC) Decision 5-1                                             30-8
149:       Kearney Gutierrez (SC) def. Marvin Cunningham (JWU) Decision 12-6                        30-11