Second-Ranked JWU Wrestling Wins Twice at National Duals

Second-Ranked JWU Wrestling Wins Twice at National Duals

FORT WAYNE, Ind. – Day one of the NWCA National Duals went according to plan for the Johnson & Wales University wrestling team. The second-ranked Wildcats easily won their two matches to advance to the semifinals.

Johnson & Wales opened with a 34-9 triumph against Millikin University before defeating No. 8 Baldwin Wallace University, 20-13, in the quarterfinals.

The Wildcats got out to a fast start against the Big Blue in their opening match. No. 5 Bobby Jordan (Woodbridge, NJ) posted a 16-4 major decision then second-ranked Jay Albis (Fishkill, NY) pinned Angel Rios at the 4:20 mark of their 133 bout.

Millikin pulled within 19-9 by winning three out of four matches, but No. 5 Khamri Thomas (Windsor Locks, Conn.) stopped that run when he pinned Evan Patterson in just 1:44 at 184 pounds. Sixth-ranked Michael DiNardo (Mahopac, NY) put the team match out of reach when he posted a 16-1 tech fall over tenth-ranked Keajion Jennings at 197 pounds.

Against Baldwin Wallace, Albis got the scoring started with a 15-2 major decision against Dante Ginnetti. Senior Joao Vicente (East Providence, RI) followed with his own major decision, 18-6, at 141 pounds versus Tanner McHugh. Junior Joe Ferinde (Nutley, N.J) bumped up to 149 pounds to defeat Michael Carpenter, 7-3.

Senior Tim Higginson (Flemington, NJ) was a 6-4 winner over Benjamin Hooff at 157 pounds. Victories by Michael Gargano (Old Bridge, NY) at 174 pounds and Thomas wrapped up the team victory.

Johnson & Wales opens day two of the National Duals on Friday when it takes on #3 Augsburg at 11 a.m.

#2 Johnson & Wales 34, Millikin 9
125       #5 Bobby Jordan (JWU) over Brandon Muselman (MU) Maj 16-4             4-0
133       #2 Jay Albis (JWU) over Angel Rios Jr (MU) Fall 4:20                              10-0
141       Joao Vicente (JWU) over #1 Chris Williams (MU) Forfeit                         16-0
149       Bradan Birt (MU) over Joe Ferinde (JWU) Dec 11-7                                 16-3
157       Tim Higginson (JWU) over Blake Tisza (MU) Dec 6-1                  19-3
165       Jake Tisza (MU) over Seon Bowker (JWU) Dec 5-1                                 19-6
174       Austin Hedrick (MU) over Michael Gargano (JWU) Dec 5-3                      19-9
184       #5 Khamri Thomas (JWU) over Evan Patterson (MU) Fall 1:44                 25-9
197       #6 Michael DiNardo (JWU) over #10 Keajion Jennings (MU) TF 16-1        30-9
285       #10 Jonah Aurelio (JWU) over Myron Hamilton (MU) Dec 3-1                   33-9
            Millikin misconduct - 1.000

#2 Johnson & Wales 20, # 8 Baldwin Wallace 13
125       #6 Christopher Doyle (BWU) over #5 Bobby Jordan (JWU) Dec 4-1          0-3
133       #2 Jay Albis (JWU) over Dante Ginnetti (BWU) Maj 15-2                          4-3
141       Joao Vicente (JWU) over Tanner Mchugh (BWU) Maj 18-6                      8-3
149       Joe Ferinde (JWU) over Michael Carpenter (BWU) Dec 7-3                     11-3
157       Tim Higginson (JWU) over Benjamin Hooff (BWU) Dec 6-4                      14-3
165       #3 Anthony Arroyo (BWU) over Adrian Gonzalez (JWU) Dec 6-4              14-6
174       Michael Gargano (JWU) over Grant Rathburn (BWU) Dec 8-4                  17-6
184       #5 Khamri Thomas (JWU) over Zeckary Lehman (BWU) Dec 5-3             20-6
197       Tyler Maclellan (BWU) over Kyle McQuaide (JWU) Maj 8-0                      20-10
285       Gabriel Mahaney (BWU) over Michael Larm (JWU) Dec 4-2                     20-13