Wrestling Boasts Three All-Americans, Takes Eighth At National Championship

The wrestling squad wrapped up the best season in school history this weekend at the 2014 Division III NCAA National Championships in Cedar Rapids, Iowa.  Junior Michael Ferinde (Nutley, N.J.), senior Colin Lenhardt (Gloucester, Va.) and sophomore Everet Desilets (Cranston, R.I.) were all honored as All-Americans for the Wildcats and helped the team to an eighth-place finish, the best team finish in the history of the JWU wrestling program.

Ferinde recorded a fifth-place finish at 141 pounds for JWU, going 3-2 over the weekend.  He posted a win by pin fall in a time of 2:32 in the championship quarterfinals and wrapped up the tournament with a hard fought 5-4 victory against Henry Stauber of Johns Hopkins in the fifth-place match.

Lenhardt, now a two-time All-American, had a fifth-place finish at 174 pounds for the Wildcats.  He made his way to the All-American round with back-to-back pins in the consolation round.  He then suffered an injury default in the seventh-place match while earning his second straight All-American accolades.

Desilets posted a 5-2 record on the weekend with a pair of pin fall victories along the way at 157 pounds.  He finished the 2014 campaign with an impressive 11-2 major decision victory over Jon Garrison from Mount Union in the fifth-place match.

The Wildcats finished the weekend with 37 team points while Wartburg took home the team-title with 93.5 points to capture the NCAA Division III Championship.

 Team Scores

1.         Wartburg         93.5

2.         Wisconsin-Whitewater            67.0

3.         Messiah           64.0

4.         Coe      54.0

5.         Augsburg        43.0

6.         SUNY-Cortland         40.5

7.         Delaware Valley         39.5

8.         Johnson & Wales (RI)             37.0

9.         Wabash           32.0

10.       Ithaca 30.5

11.       Concordia-Moorhead 28.5

11.       Wisconsin-Oshkosh    28.5

13.       Williams College         28.0

14.       The College Of New Jersey    25.0

15.       Mount Union 22.5

16.       Loras   21.0

17.       Waynesburg    20.0

18.       Cornell College           19.5

19.       Olivet 19.0

20.       Elmhurst          18.5

21.       Wisconsin-La Crosse 17.0

22.       Baldwin Wallace         16.5

22.       Johns Hopkins             16.5

22.       Thiel    16.5

25.       Washington And Jefferson     16.0

26.       Roger Williams           15.5

27.       Wheaton (IL) 14.0

27.       Wilkes             14.0

29.       Centenary (NJ)            13.5

29.       McDaniel        13.5

31.       Brockport State           12.5

31.       New York University             12.5

33.       Chicago           11.5

33.       Trine University          11.5

35.       Pacific (OR)    9.0

36.       John Carroll     8.5

36.       Springfield      8.5

38.       Concordia (WI)           7.5

38.       Ursinus            7.5

40.       Dubuque         6.5

41.       Mount St. Joseph        6.0

42.       Coast Guard    5.5

42.       Rhode Island College             5.5

44.       Ohio Northern             5.0

45.       Bridgewater State University             4.5

46.       Southern Maine           3.0

46.       Stevens Institute Of Technology        3.0

48.       Heidelberg      2.5

49.       Luther             2.0

49.       Rochester Institute Of Technology    2.0

51.       North Central (IL)      1.5

51.       St. Olaf           1.5

51.       Wisconsin-Eau Claire 1.5

54.       Elizabethtown             1.0

55.       Central (IA)    0.5

55.       Ferrum College           0.5

55.       Merchant Marine         0.5

55.       Trinity (CT)     0.5

59.       Alma College 0.0

59.       Augustana (IL)           0.0

59.       Hunter             0.0

59.       King`s (PA)     0.0

59.       Milwaukee School Of Engineering     0.0

59.       St. Johns (MN)            0.0

59.       Wisconsin-Platteville 0.0

Scoreboard

Nov 15, 2014 | Wrestling 2nd of 12
Roger Williams Invitational
Nov 08, 2014 | Wrestling 1st of 11
Ithaca Invitational
Nov 07, 2014 | Wrestling 3rd of 11
Ithaca Invitational
Mar 15, 2014 | Wrestling 8th of 59
NCAA Division III National Championship
Mar 14, 2014 | Wrestling 5th of 59
NCAA Division III National Championship
Mar 02, 2014 | Wrestling 3rd of 18
NCAA Division III Northeast Regionals
Mar 01, 2014 | Wrestling 3rd of 18
NCAA Division III Northeast Regionals
Feb 23, 2014 | Wrestling 2nd of 11
Futures Tournament
Feb 21, 2014 | Wrestling L, 25-9
Roger Williams
Feb 16, 2014 | Wrestling W, 36-12
vs. Hunter
Feb 16, 2014 | Wrestling W, 30-15
Wesleyan
Feb 16, 2014 | Wrestling W, 33-10
vs. Oswego
Feb 09, 2014 | Wrestling L, 33-15
Brown
Feb 08, 2014 | Wrestling W, 42-6
vs. Plymouth State
Feb 08, 2014 | Wrestling W, 43-9
vs. Trinity
Feb 08, 2014 | Wrestling W, 25-19
Springfield College
Jan 31, 2014 | Wrestling L, 19-18
Rhode Island College
Jan 26, 2014 | Wrestling W, 21-15
Wesleyan
Jan 26, 2014 | Wrestling L, 30-3
Roger Williams
Jan 26, 2014 | Wrestling W, 23-15
Rhode Island College
Jan 19, 2014 | Wrestling W, 51-6
Western New England
Jan 19, 2014 | Wrestling W, 46-3
Coast Guard
Jan 19, 2014 | Wrestling W, 32-12
Norwich
Jan 11, 2014 | Wrestling W, 25-14
at Lycoming
Jan 11, 2014 | Wrestling W, 25-18
vs. The College of New Jersey
Jan 11, 2014 | Wrestling W, 21-15
vs. Heidelberg
Jan 10, 2014 | Wrestling W, 27-18
vs. Ohio Northern
Jan 10, 2014 | Wrestling L, 25-15
vs. Messiah
Dec 20, 2013 | Wrestling No Team Score
USC East Coast Classic
Dec 14, 2013 | Wrestling W, 25-12
vs. Oneonta
Dec 14, 2013 | Wrestling W, 33-6
at WPI
Dec 11, 2013 | Wrestling W, 39-11
at Bridgewater State
Dec 07, 2013 | Wrestling 1st of 13
Spartan New Standard Invitational