Bears Drop Final Dual Meet of Season

Bears Drop Final Dual Meet of Season

PROVIDENCE, R.I.--The 27th ranked Johnson & Wales University wrestling squad posted a 42-6 victory against Coast Guard in a Pilgrim League contest at the Wildcat Center on Friday evening in the final dual meet of the season.

Blake McNulty opened the evening at 197 pounds with a commanding 19-3 tech fall victory in a time of 5:06 while Humphrey Swift followed with a pin fall victory in a time of 1:05.  A thrilling 3-2 win by Joe Pronk put the Wildcats up 20-0. 

After a commanding 14-5 major decision by freshman Justin Colon put JWU up 24-0, Daniel Franco recorded a victory to extend the lead to 27-0 with a 9-2 win at 149 pounds.

Freshman Holden Takahashi put Coast Guard on the board win a pin fall victory in a time of 3:53 at 157 pounds.  It wouldn't be enough, however as the Wildcats used a pair of forfeit wins, sandwiched around a win by Connor Nelson at 174 pounds en route to the 42-6 victory.

With the win Johnson & Wales improves to 14-7 overall and 3-2 in the Pilgrim League while Coast Guard falls to 5-13 for the year and 1-4 in the conference. 

Johnson & Wales defeats Coast Guard, 42-6                                      Score                     (JWU-CGA)

197 Blake McNulty (JWU) Tech Fall Ryan Montvydas (CGA)           19-3 (5:06)          5-0                       

HWT Humphrey Swift (JWU) Win By Fall Kevin Painten (CGA)       1:05                      11-0

125 Andrew Gauthier (JWU) Wins By Forfeit                                        -----                       17-0                     

133 Joe Pronk (JWU) Dec. Tom Porzillo (CGA)                                    3-2                        20-0      

141 Justin Colon (JWU) Maj. Dec. James Hegge (CGA)                       14-5                      24-0                     

149 Daniel Franco (JWU) Dec. Fred Greene (CGA)                              9-2                        27-0

157 Holden Takahashi(CGA) Win By Fall Andrew Stock (JWU)       3:53                      27-6

165 Everet Desilets (JWU) Wins By Forfeit                                            -----                       33-6

174 Connor Nelson (JWU) Vaughn Gehman (CGA)                              5-0                        36-6

184 Colin Lenhardt (JWU) Wins By Forfeit                                            -----                       42-6