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