Wildcats Defeat Engineers and Bantams

Wildcats Defeat Engineers and Bantams

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