Providence, R.I.—Senior Michael Gallagher (Saunderstown, RI) and freshman Travis Manick (Methuen, MA) won the only matches for the Rhode Island College wrestling team in a 43-7 loss at New England Wrestling Association (NEWA) rival Johnson & Wales on Tuesday evening.
Johnson & Wales 43, Rhode Island College 7
Johnson & Wales (2-2)
Rhode Island College (1-2)
HOW IT HAPPENED
The Wildcats built a 37-0 advantage over the first seven matches before Gallagher picked up a 14-3 major decision over Ryan DeVivo at 174 lbs. Manick closed out the match with a 4-3 victory over Liridon Leka at 285 lbs.
125 lbs. Jonathan Hernandez (JWU) won by forfeit
133 lbs. Jay Albis (JWU) def. Daniel Murray (RIC) Tech Fall 16-0 (3:43)
141 lbs. Luke Monyihan (JWU) dec. Francisco Roman (RIC), 11-0
149 lbs. Joe Ferinde (JWU) pinned Devante Rogers (RIC) at 1:18
157 lbs. Da'mani Burns (JWU) pinned Zach Ford (RIC) at 1:08
165 lbs. Sam Tenaglia (JWU) def. Tim Caplan (RIC) Tech Fall 22-7 (6:15)
174 lbs. Michael Gargano (JWU) pinned Nathan Stemple (RIC) at 7:06
184 lbs. Michael Gallagher (RIC) major dec. Ryan DeVivo (JWU), 14-3
197 lbs. Tommy Wrzesien (JWU) pinned Matthew Bourquin (RIC) at 2:25
285 lbs. Travis Manick (RIC) dec. Liridon Leka (JWU), 4-3
In upcoming action, Rhode Island College will travel to Springfield College to take part in the annual Doug Parker Invitational on Saturday, Nov. 17.