Wrestling Takes Home Multiple Wins at USM and Journeyman Duals

Wrestling Takes Home Multiple Wins at USM and Journeyman Duals

GORHAM, Maine - The wrestling team took their talents to multiple locations on Saturday ended the day with multiple victories.

It was a mixed bag for Johnson & Wales at the Journeymen Duals. The Wildcats rolled to a 45-3 win over NCAA Division II opponent American International, upset No. 12 TCNJ, 25-10, then got toppled by second-ranked NCAA Division II St. Cloud State, 43-0.

Third-ranked Da'mani Burns posted a 16-1 tech fall of Raul Mateo then pinned TCNJ's Nic Mele at 149 pounds. At 285 pounds, seventh-ranked Michael DiNardo won twice with a pin at 2:30 versus AIC's Raul Martinez then he beat Dylan D'Amore of TCNJ, 3-1

Nick Munsch picked up bonus points with his 11-2 major decision of Isaiah Collins at 184 pounds. He came back to Daniel Surich, 2-1. Rounding out the double winners was Christian Murphy at 165 pounds with a pair of decisions.

At the University of Southern Maine, JWU swept a tri-match with Bridgewater State and the host Huskies. The Wildcats earned a 34-8 win against BSU and a 21-11 victory over USM.

At 125 pounds, Christopher Caban came away with two wins via two pins to push his squad out to an early lead that they wouldn't look back on. Other big winners on the day for JWU came at 141 pounds, 157 pounds and 285. Freddy Eckles earned two wins, including a tech fall over BSU, while teammates Sam Tenaglia and Liridon Leka each earned a pair of victories by decision en route to the sweep.

The Wildcats are back in action on Saturday when they travel to Bristol to take part in the Roger Williams Invitational on November 16.

Johnson & Wales 45, American International 3                                                                                  JWU-AIC
125         Justin Lopez (JWU) over Jacob Marselli (AIC) (Fall 2:22)                                                            6-0
133        Hayden Brown (JWU) over Unknown (For.)                                                                                12-0
141        Gabriel McDaniel (JWU) over Unknown (For.)                                                                             18-0
149        Da'mani Burns (JWU) over Raul Mateo (AIC) (TF 16-1 0:00)                                                      23-0
157        Baltazr Gonzalez (AIC) over Darius Joyce (JWU) (Dec 11-4)                                                        23-3
165        Christian Murphy (JWU) over Ahmad Sharif (AIC) (Dec 4-2)                                                        26-3
174         Joseph Gannone (JWU) over Jaron Brown (AIC) (Dec 3-2)                                                         29-3
184         Nick Munsch (JWU) over Isaiah Collins (AIC) (MD 11-2)                                                             33-3
197         Tommy Wrzesien (JWU) over Unknown (For.)                                                                            39-3
285         Michael DiNardo (JWU) over Raul Martinez (AIC) (Fall 2:30)                                                       45-3
Team Score:                                                                                                                                           45-3 

Johnson & Wales 25, No. 12 TCNJ 10                                                                                                  JWU-TCNJ
125         Dan Ortega (TCNJ) over Justin Lopez (JWU) (Dec 6-5)                                                              0-3
133         Hayden Brown (JWU) over Domenic Difrancescantonio (TCNJ) (Dec 11-7)                                  3-3
141         Gabriel McDaniel (JWU) over Thomas Dinger (TCNJ) (MD 16-8)                                                 7-3
149        Da'mani Burns (JWU) over Nic Mele (TCNJ) (Fall 2:09)                                                            13-3
157         Matthew Sacco (TCNJ) over Darius Joyce (JWU) (Dec 6-0)                                                        13-6
165         Christian Murphy (JWU) over John Garda (TCNJ) (Dec 5-3)                                                       16-6
174         Daniel Kilroy (TCNJ) over Joseph Gannone (JWU) (MD 8-0)                                                       16-10
184         Nick Munsch (JWU) over Daniel Surich (TCNJ) (Dec 2-1)                                                           19-10
197         Tommy Wrzesien (JWU) over Quinn Haddad (TCNJ) (Dec 6-4)                                                    22-10
285         Michael DiNardo (JWU) over Dylan D`Amore (TCNJ) (Dec 3-1)                                                  25-10
Team Score:                                                                                                                                          25-10

No. 2 St. Cloud State 43, Johnson & Wales 0                                                                                    JWU-SCSU
125         Brandon Betancourt (SCSU) over Justin Lopez (JWU) (Dec 2-0)                                                0-3
133         Garrett Vos (SCSU) over Hayden Brown (JWU) (TF 20-5 5:43)                                                  0-8
141         Garrett Aldrich (SCSU) over Gabriel McDaniel (JWU) (Dec 10-7)                                               0-11
149         James Pleski (SCSU) over Da'mani Burns (JWU) (Dec 6-5)                                                      0-14
157         Jake Barzowski (SCSU) over Darius Joyce (JWU) (TF 21-6 0:00)                                               0-19
165         Devin Fitzpatrick (SCSU) over Christian Murphy (JWU) (MD 14-5)                                             0-23
174         Devin Donovan (SCSU) over Joseph Gannone (JWU) (Fall 1:02)                                                0-29
184         Tyree Overton (SCSU) over Nick Munsch (JWU) (MD 15-6)                                                       0-34
197         Riley Vanik (SCSU) over Tommy Wrzesien (JWU) (Fall 0:43)                                                     0-39
285         Ezayah Oropeza (SCSU) over Michael DiNardo (JWU) (MD 11-2)                                               0-43
Team Score:                                                                                                                                         0-43

Johnson & Wales 34, Bridgewater State 8
125: Christopher Caban (JWU) pinned Wilson Gomes (BSU), 2:32                    JWU 6-0
133: Nicholas DeSola (JWU) dec. Shawn Farrell (BSU), 8-4                             JWU 9-0
141: Freddy Eckles (JWU) tech fall Derick Guerrero (BSU), 16-0 (2:30)        JWU, 14-0
149: Marvin Cunningham (JWU) tech fall Connor Gagne (BSU), 20-2 (3:00)     JWU, 19-0
157: Sam Tenaglia (JWU) dec Devin Winn (BSU), 9-3                              JWU, 22-0
165: Steven Ocampo (JWU) dec Fox Maxwell (BSU), 6-4 (SV-1)                    JWU, 25-0
174: Wilfredo David (BSU) tech fall Ky'ell Roper (JWU), 16-1 (4:52)                JWU, 25-5
184: Nick Caracappa (JWU) pinned Chris Roppolo (BSU), 6:55                      JWU, 31-5
197: Daniel MacNeil (BSU) dec Jordi Perez (JWU), 6-3                                JWU, 31-8
285: Liridon Leka (JWU) dec Joseph Munro (BSU), 6-3                                JWU, 34-8 

Johnson & Wales 21, Southern Maine 11
125: Christopher Caban  (JWU) pinned Andy Almonte (SM), 5:37                              JWU, 6-0
133: Peter Del Gallo (SM) dec Nicholas DeSola (JWU), 5-1                                   JWU, 6-3
141: Freddy Eckles (JWU) dec. Kevin Moore (SM), 8-3                                  JWU, 9-3
149: Austin Shorey (SM) dec. Jordan Robinson (JWU), 3-1                             JWU, 9-6
157: Sam Tenaglia (JWU) dec Jared Garcia (SM), 8-3                                  JWU, 12-6
165: Juan Vernaza (SM) dec Steven Ocampo (JWU), 5-2                              JWU, 12-9
174: Seon Bowker (JWU) dec Ryan Fredette (SM), 9-6                                 JWU, 15-9
184: Jordi Perez (JWU) dec Raul Gierbolini (SM), 5-3                                   JWU, 18-9
197: Josh Smith (SM) dec. Nick Caracappa (JWU), 5-3*                               JWU, 18-11
285: Liridon Leka (JWU) dec. Jake Peavey (SM), 805                                 JWU, 21-11
*USM deducted a point for unsportsmanlike conduct.