Second-Ranked Wildcats Topple Roger Williams 39-7

Second-Ranked Wildcats Topple Roger Williams 39-7

BRISTOL, RI – The second-ranked Johnson & Wales University wrestling team ended the dual meet portion of its season Friday against rival Roger Williams University. The Wildcats dominated the Eagles on their way to a 39-7 decision.

The victory gave the Wildcats a 23-4 dual meet record.

Johnson & Wales nearly put the match out of reach in the first four bouts. Second-ranked Jay Albis got a medical forfeit at 125 pounds then Bobby Jordan notched a 10-2 major decision at 133 pounds over Kyle Kaiser.

The Wildcats tacked on three pins in the next four bouts. Joe Ferinde pinned Chris Fuschetto at 141 pounds then top-ranked Da'mani Burns stopped Luke Bokina at 149 pounds. Christopher Behen pinned Nathaniel Lindsay in just 1:17 of their 165-pound match.

JWU ended the match with three-straight wins. Fourth-ranked Khamri Thomas won 9-3 at 184 pounds then fifth-ranked 197-pounder Michael DiNardo prevailed, 3-2. Rookie Tommy Wrzesien finished the rout with a 17-2 tech fall at 285 pounds.

The Wildcats are off until February 17 when they travel to the Future Tournament, hosted by Trinity.

#2 Johnson & Wales 39, Roger Williams 7                                                                     JWU-RWU
125:       #2 Jay Albis (JWU) def. Chris Gural (RWU) Medical Forfeit                                         6-0
133:       #3 Bobby Jordan (JWU) def. Kyle Kaiser (RWU) def. Major Decision 10-2                 10-0
141:       Joe Ferinde (JWU) def. Chris Fuschetto (RWU) Fall (6:14)                                                  30-0
149:       #1 Da'mani Burns (JWU) def. Luke Bokina (RWU) Fall (6:43)                                      22-0
157:       Jack Kelly (RWU) def. Thomas Grippi (JWU) Decision 8-3                                           22-3
165:       Christopher Behen (JWU) def. Nathaniel Lindsay Fall 1:17                                          28-3
174:       Brett Leonard (RWU) def. Bailey O'Brien (JWU) Major Decision 9-1                             28-7        
184:       #4 Khamri Thomas (JWU) def. Ryan DeLoach (RWU) Decision 9-3                             31-7
197:       #5 Michael DiNardo (JWU) def. Anthony Malfitano Decision 3-2                                   34-7
285:       Tommy Wrzesien (JWU) Def. Adam Patsun (RWU) Tech Fall 17-2                              39-7