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