Worcester, MA --- Tyler Howe's (Danbury, CT) three wins highlighted WPI's performance Saturday afternoon in a home quad meet with Johnson & Wales, Oneonta State and Williams. Howe, ranked #2 in New England at 157 pounds, pinned his opponents from Johnson & Wales and Williams en route to running his record to 13-2 on the season.
Other WPI winners on the day included David Cardenas (Framingham, MA), who tasted victory at 174 pounds against Oneonta and Williams and Carl Anderson (Billerica, MA) who posted a win at 125 pounds in the match against Oneonta State.
Williams was the big winner on the day, winning three matches including a tight 20-17 win over Johnson & Wales in a contest that featured two of the top three squads in New England. The Wildcats finished the day 2-1, Oneonta State 1-2 and WPI concluded action at 0-3.
The Ephs had three wrestlers go 3-0 on the day; Ryan Malo (Georgetown, MA) at 197 pounds, Carl Breitenstein (Delanson, NY) at 157 and 165 and Corey Paulish (Ridgefield, CT) at 149.
Johnson & Wales had Colin Lenhardt (Hayes, VA) and Brennan Ward (Waterford, CT) sport perfect 3-0 marks at 174 and 184 pounds respectively. Ward, ranked #1 in New England and #6 nationally, defeated the #2 ranked opponent regionally from Williams and the #10 ranked nationally from Oneonta State.
Oneonta State's lone multi bout winner was James Lamonica (Staten Island, NY) at 285 pounds. The junior had a pin against WPI and a win over Johnson & Wales
With Saturday's results, Williams improves to 3-0, Johnson & Wales moves to 5-2, Oneonta State drops to 5-2 and WPI slips to 0-5
WPI is off until Saturday January 9th when they travel to Southern Maine for a quad meet with Plymouth State and Trinity. Johnson and Wales is back in action next Sunday, December 20th at the Florida Duals. Williams returns to the mat on Monday, December 28th at the Wilkes Open while Oneonta State heads to the Citrus Invitational in Florida on Tuesday, December 29th.