Jennings and Perruccio Claim Wrestling Triumphs at RWU

Mike Perruccio

Bristol, RI --- After falling behind 9-0 after the first two bouts, the Roger Williams Wrestling team rallied for eight straight wins and the 34-9 victory over visiting WPI, Wednesday, in the Campus Recreation Center main gymnasium. 

WPI freshmen Brian Jennings (Danbury, CT) posted a 7-1 win at 125 and Mike Perruccio (Pelham, NH) pinned his opponent at 133 to give the Engineers the early 9-0 lead. But the visitors would not earn another point as RWU scored 34 unanswered points beginning with freshman Michael Forlenza's (Montville, NJ)17-0 technical fall victory at 6:09 in the 141 bout. 

Two RWU decisions sandwiched freshman Collin Crowell's (Hampstead, NH) 9-0 major decision over NEWA's fifth-ranked 157 pounder, Tyler Howe (Danbury, CT). 

In the 174 match RWU sophomore Shane Parcel (Pine Brook, NJ) needed 3:20 to pin his opponent and in the 184 match classmate Philip Ernst (Succasunna, NJ) posted an 11-3 major decision over his opponent. 

After an RWU forfeit win at 197, senior Nick Cambi (Cohasset, MA), ranked 8th in the nation in the heavyweight division, scored a hard fought 2-0 decision over WPI senior Anthony Corbo (Port Washington, NY).

The win improves the Hawks' final dual meet record to 8-12, while WPI falls to 1-12. The Engineers return to action Monday at Coast Guard beginning at 8:15pm. The Hawks now rest until Feb. 26th when the travel to Trinity for the New England Division III Championships.

125: Brian Jennings (WPI) Dec. over Jonathan Lemoine (RWU), 7-1

133: Mike Perruccio (WPI) pinned Derek Juchnik (RWU), 6:24

141: Michael Forlenza (RWU) Tech. Fall over Steve Poppa (WPI), 17-0, 6:09

149: Christopher O'Shea (RWU) Dec. over Matt Taber (WPI), 4-2

157: Collin Crowell (RWU) Major Dec. over Tyler Howe (WPI), 9-0

165: Kyle D'Urso (RWU) Dec. over Tom Lacroix (WPI), 4-0

174: Shane Parcel (RWU) pinned Alex Freilich (WPI), 3:20

184: Philip Ernst (RWU) Major Dec. over Dave Cardenas (WPI), 11-3

197: Robert Markowski (RWU) forfeit win

285: Nick Cambi (RWU) Dec. over Anthony Corbo (WPI), 2-0

Release Courtesy Roger Williams Sports Information