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Wrestling Goes 2-1 At Stevens Quad Meet

Wrestling Goes 2-1 At Stevens Quad Meet

 

HOBOKEN, NJ – The Johnson & Wales University wrestling team defeated one ranked team, but couldn't sweep Saturday's competition at the Stevens University quad meet. The sixth-ranked Wildcats defeated #9 NYU and Manchester College, but fell to the 24th-ranked Stevens.

Johnson & Wales defeated NYU, 30-11, after topping Manchester, 40-6. The Wildcats couldn't stop the Ducks, 21-15.

Ninth-ranked Jordan Robinson defeated Quinn Dailey of NYU, 7-3, at 141 pounds. In a bout featuring a pair of ranked wrestlers, #8 Da'mani Burns beat 10th-ranked Evan Drill, 6-3 at 149 pounds. Rookie Kyle Althenn pinned Donald Albach in 3:35 to stake the Wildcats to a 12-0 lead. The Violets closed within 15-11 after a win at 197 pounds, but JWU won the final three matches to secure the team victory.

Three-straight wins by Michael DiNardo at 285 pounds, Christopher Caban at 125 pounds and 133-pounder Hayden Brown extended the Johnson & Wales lead to 15-6 over Stevens. Thanks to ranked wrestlers at the remaining four weight classes, Ducks won the final four bouts to claim the team win.

DiNardo set the tone for the Wildcats' victory over Manchester with a pin in just 39 seconds as JWU ran out to a 19-0 advantage. The Wildcats won the last five matches, including pins from Seon Bowker and Nick Munsch.

Johnson & Wales is at home Sunday to host the Wildcat Open, sponsored by USC.

Final Score: No. 6 Johnson & Wales: 30, No. 9 NYU: 11                                                          JWU-NYU
141: #9 Jordan Robinson (JWU) def. Quinn Dailey (NYU) Decision 7-3                                              3-0
149: #8 Da'mani Burns (JWU def. #10 Evan Drill (NYU) Decision 6-3                                                6-0
157: Kyle Althenn (JWU) def. Donald Albach (NYU) Fall 3:35                                                           12-0
165: Cole Karam (NYU) def. Christian Murphy (JWU Decision 12-7                                                  12-3
174: Izaake Zuckerman (NYU) def. Seon Bowker (JWU), Major Decision 9-1                                    12-7
184: Nick Munsch (JWU) def. Luke Brantly (NYU) Decision 8-1                                                        15-7
197: Jack La Corte (NYU) def. Tommy Wrzesien (JWU) Major Decision 16-3                                   15-11
285: Michael DiNardo (JWU) def. William Ortman (NYU), Decision                                                  18-11
125: Justin Lopez (JWU) won by forfeit                                                                                          24-11
133: Hayden Brown (JWU def. Dylan Kull (NYU) Fall 0:38                                                               30-11 

Final Score: No. 24 Stevens: 21, No. 6 Johnson & Wales: 15                                                   JWU-SU
174: Carl Vasti (SU) def. Seon Bowker (JWU) Decision 9-2                                                               0-3
184: Nick Munsch (JWU) def. Bruce Parola (SU) Decision 6-5                                                           3-3
197: Michael Dooley (SU) def. #4 Giovanni Santiago (JWU) Decision 5-2                                          3-6
285: Michael DiNardo (JWU) won by forfeit                                                                                      9-6
125: Christopher Caban (JWU) def. Akhil Vega (SU) Decision 8-5                                                    12-6
133: Hayden Brown (JWU) def. #8 Kyle Slendorn (SU), Decision 4-2                                                15-6
141: #2 Troy Stanich (SU) def. #9 Jordan Robinson (JWU) 28-9                                                       15-9
149: #1 Brett Kaliner (SU) def. Cole DiRico (JWU), Tech Fall 28-9                                                   15-14    
157: #10 Dylan Van Sicke (SU) def. Da'mani Burns (JWU), Decision 9-2                                          15-17
165: #8 Thomas Poklikuha (SU) def. Christian Murphy (JWU) Major Decision 13-4                           15-21 

Final Score: No. 6 Johnson & Wales: 40, Manchester: 6                                                          JWU-MC
285: Michael DiNardo (JWU) def. Nico Torres (MC) Fall 0:39                                                            6-0
125: Justin Lopez (JWU) won by forfeit                                                                                           12-0
133: Hayden Brown (JWU def. Skyler Gomez (MC) Major Decision 15-7                                           16-0
141: #9 Jordan Robinson (JWU) def. Jordan Napier (M) Decision 5-3                                               19-0
149: JaVon Phillips (MC) pinned #7 Da'mani Burns (JWU) Fall 1:17                                                  19-6
157: Darius Joyce (JWU) def. Joel Arney (MC) Decision 7-5 (SV:1 (0:36)                                          22-6
165: Christian Murphy (JWU) def. Jeremiah Ford (MC) Decision 8-5                                                 25-6
174: Seon Bowker (JWU) def. Shane Stits (MC) Fall 0:17                                                                 31-6
184: Nick Munsch (J) def. Devontay Moore (MC) Fall 0:54                                                               37-6
197: Tommy Wrzesien (JWU) def. Jasper Donaldson (MC) Decision 11-9                                         40-6