BRISTOL, RI – The Johnson & Wales University wrestling team continued its dominance over NEWA opponents with a pair of wins on Saturday at the Roger Williams Quad Meet. The sixth-ranked Wildcats defeated WPI, 31-16, then topped Trinity College, 33-18.
The win was Johnson & Wales' 51st in a row versus New England schools, dating back to the start of the 2016-17 season.
JWU started off quickly against the Engineers with pins from Adam Quintanilla, Freddy Eckles and Marvin Cunningham in three of the first four bouts. WPI closed within 18-13, but Cam Altobelli won at 174 pounds and Nick Caracappa posted an 11-2 major decision at 184 pounds. Liridon Leka at 285 pounds secured the team victory with a pin in just 1:24.
The Bantams handed the Wildcats 18 free points with forfeits at the first three weight classes. That came into play as Trinity tied the meet at 18-18 after 174 pounds. JWU won the last three matches with a pin from Caracappa, and 8-6 decision by Jordi Perez at 197 pounds and Leka's second pin of the day.
JWU is back on the mat Saturday when it travels to Springfield College for a quad meet with the Pride, Cortland State and Castleton.
#6 Johnson & Wales 31, WPI 16 JWU-WPI
125 Adam Quintanilla (JWU) over Christian Curll (WPI) Fall 1:35 6-0
133 Chris Cook (WPI) over Victor Perlleshi (JWU) Major Decision 15-6 6-4
141 Freddy Eckles (JWU) over Carter Lewis (WPI) Fall 2:08 12-4
149 Marvin Cunningham (JWU) over Matt Rothman (WPI) Fall 3:42 18-4
157 Chase Lind (WPI) over Sam Tenaglia (JWU) Decision (SV-1 8-6) 18-7
165 Tyler Marsh (WPI) over Steven Ocampo (JWU) Fall 4:29 18-13
174 Cam Altobelli (JWU) over Brendan Marion (WPI) Decision 7-3 21-13
184 Nick Caracappa (JWU) over David Gibson (WPI) Major Decision 11-2 25-13
197 Tyler Riggs (WPI) over Jordi Perez (JWU) Decision 10-9 25-16
285 Liridon Leka (JWU) over Niko Diakides (WPI) Fall 1:24 31-16
#6 Johnson & Wales 33, Trinity 18 JWU-TC
125 Adam Quintanilla (JWU) wins by forfeit 6-0
133 Victor Perlleshi (JWU) wins by forfeit 12-0
141 Freddy Eckles (JWU) wins by forfeit 18-0
149 Nico Patch (TC) over Caiden Mondore (JWU) Decision 7-2 18-3
157 Kevin Lyskawa (TC) over Sam Tenaglia (JWU) Fall 3:00 18-9
165 Lukas Kaminski (TC) over Steven Ocampo (JWU) Fall 4:30 18-15
174 Isaiah Bailey (TC) over Cam Altobelli (JWU) Decision 5-1 18-18
184 Nick Caracappa (JWU) over Anders Klass (TC) Fall 2:52 24-18
197 Jordi Perez (JWU) over Stephen Cerrone (TC) Decision 8-6 27-18
285 Liridon Leka (JWU) over Crawford Sargent (TC) Fall 2:05 33-18