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).
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