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JWU Wrestling Takes Center Stage at Inaugural Downtown Showdown


2/9/18 | For the first time ever, collegiate wrestling took the stage at the Providence Performing Arts Center for the Downtown Showdown. The fourth-ranked Johnson & Wales University wrestling team toppled local rival No. 20 ranked Roger Williams University, 28-12, on Thursday, February 8.


Brown University and Harvard University also faced off in alternating matches, with Brown falling to Harvard 21-12. 


Most of the Wildcats are off until the NCAA Northeast Region Championships, hosted by WPI on February 24-25. JWU will send a contingency to the Futures Tournament, hosted by Roger Williams on February 18.


#4 Johnson & Wales vs. #20 Roger Williams                                                                    J-R
125       #5 Jay Albis (JWU) def. Nick Barbaria (RWU) Major Decision 10-2                       4-0
133       #6 Joao Vicente (JWU) def. Tristan Haviland (RWU) Tech Fall 16-1 (6:42)           9-0
141       #9 Joe Ferinde (JWU) def. Matt Elias (RWU) Decision 11-5                                    12-0
149       Justin Cochran (RWU) def. Thomas Grippi (JWU) Decision 4-2                             12-3
157       Tyler Gazaway (RWU) def. Brady Robin (JWU) Fall 3:40                                         12-9
165       Tim Higginson (JWU) def. Taylor Shay (RWU) Major Decision 14-6                      16-9
174       Adrian Gonzalez (JWU) def. Brett Leonard (RWU) Decision 9-7 (SV)                    19-9
184       #6 Khamri Thomas (JWU) def. Connor Humphries (RWU) Decision 5-3              22-9
197       #8 Michael DiNardo (JWU) def. Michael Fernandes (RWU) Fall 1:20                    28-9
285       Adam Patsun (RWU) def. Michael Larm (JWU) Decision 7-3                                  28-12


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Topics: Providence Athletics