Norwich Foils WPI Wresting in First Dual Meet of Season

Matt Wainwright
Matt Wainwright

Norwich 30, WPI 14

Northfield, VT --- Sophomore’s Carl Anderson (Billerica, MA) and Dave Cardenas (Framingham, MA), and junior Matt Wainwright (North Attleboro, MA) each posted wins for WPI, but the Engineers lost a 30-14 decision to Norwich on Saturday afternoon. With the win the Cadets improve to 2-0 in dual meets while the Crimson and Gray fall to 0-1 on the young season.

In the 125 pound match, Anderson improved his record to 10-2 on the year in a major decision victory. Anderson was ranked #1 in New England in the latest NEWA poll.

Wainwright won his match-up with his first pin of the season at the 149 pounds class while Cardenas won by major decision at 165.  Cardenas’s record now stands at 5-2 while Wainwright’s ups his to 3-4.

WPI is back in action on Wednesday when they host Springfield in its home opener at 7pm.

Release by WPI Athletics Intern Steven M. Miller




Norwich wins 30-14

-WPI Anderson major dec.

133- NU Brian Zane Maj. Dec. WPI Jeff Root, 8-0

141-NU Wes Walter maj. Dec. WPI Will Ferrelli, 9-0

149- WPI Matt Wainwright WBF NU Bill Barry

157-NU Connor Keating maj. Dec. NU Steve Tressel, 9-1

165- WPI Dave Cardenas maj. Dec. NU Matt Valnoski, 10-1

- NU Jake Ferguson dec. WPI Larry Loomis, 6-3

184- NU Chris Rideout WBF WPI John Gikax

-NU Alex Whitney dec. WPI Scott Guzman, 5-2

285-NU Jake Kirk-Elkin WBF WPI Anthony Corbo