Thatcher and Barberio Combine for Four Victories for Wrestling in Home Quad Meet

Mario Barberio - WPI Wrestling 2023

WORCESTER -- Regionally-ranked Tanner Thatcher (Blairstown, NJ) and Mario Barberio (Muncy, MA) both notched multiple wins Saturday for WPI wrestling as the Engineers hosted a quad meet in the Sports and Recreation Center on Saturday.

WPI (3-8) was defeated in the opener by Trinity 24-21, knocked off by Roger Williams 39-9 in the middle match and were vanquished by nationally-ranked Johnson & Wales 52-3 in the nightcap.  JWU (20-3) bested Trinity (6-3) 51-3 and Roger Williams was victorious over Trinity (24-18) in the other matches on the day. 

The Crimson and Gray began the day with a pair of wins on their way to 9-0 advantage on Trinity.  Thatcher got WPI on the board with a forfeit at 125 pounds and Charlie Pavis (Bethlehem, PA) bumped up a class and delivered a 4-2 decision at 133.  After Trinity surged ahead 15-6 with three consecutive victories, Barberio evened the match with a first period pin at 1:33 at 165 pounds.  The Bantams rattled off three more victories to secure the victory but the Engineers closed out the match with heavyweight Lucas Wilson-Wuestefeld (Barrington, RI) posting a fall at 1:24 of the first period.  

WPI turned to their key New England ranked grapplers for its victories against Roger Williams.  Eighth-ranked Thatcher pinned his opponent at 6:33 in the 125-pound bout while sixth-ranked Barberio posted a 7-2 decision at 165 pounds. 

Ethan Edmondson (Milford, CT) accounted for the Boynton Hillers win versus No. 4 Johnson & Wales, a team that reached the semifinals of the NWCA National Duals the two weeks ago.  The sophomore grinded out a 6-5 victory at 174 pounds over his foe from the Wildcats. 

All four teams are back in action a week on Sunday at the New England Wrestling Association (NEWA) Dual Meet Championships hosted by Springfield.  Action is slated to begin at 9:30am with seedings and bracket release revealed during the week.

Mat #1 Results 

Trinity 24, WPI 21 - Box Score

Roger Williams 39, WPI 9 - Box Score

Johnson & Wales 52, WPI 3 - Box Score

Mat #2 Results

Johnson & Wales 51, Trinity 3

Weight            Result                                                                                     Score/Time     Running Score
184                  Ryan DeVivo (JWU) Pinned Cooper Kelley (TC)                            1:58                 6-0
197                  Tommy Wrzesien (JWU) Pinned John Fiore (TC)                            2:27                 12-0
285                  Liridon Leka (JWU) Pinned Timothy Glynn (TC)                            2:07                 18-0
125                  Joziah Fry (JWU) Won by Forfeit                                                     -----                  24-0
133                  Nicholas Torres (JWU) Major Dec. Matthew Carrozza (TC)           9-1                   28-0
141                  Victor Perlleshi (JWU) Pinned Adam Schaeublin (TC)                    1:37                 34-0
149                  Hayden Brown (JWU) Pinned Chris Perry (TC)                               0:33                 40-0
157                  Matthew Garcia (JWU) Pinned Finnegan McGovern (TC)              0:59                 46-0
165                  Kevin Lyskawa (TC) Dec. Scott Defex (JWU)                                  6-3                   46-3
174                  Michael Ross (JWU) Tech Fall Nicholas Crotty (TC)                      17-0                 51-3    

Roger Williams 24, Trinity 18

            Result                                                                                       Score/Time     Running Score
125                  Ari Dinerman (RWU) Won by Forfeit                                              -----                  6-0
133                  Christopher Tringali (RWU) Dec. Matthew Carrozza (TC)              8-4                   9-0
141                  Adam Schaeublin (TC) Major Dec. Tommy Gallagher (RWU)       16-6                 9-4
149                  Chris Perry (TC) Dec. Matt Lucas (RWU)                                        2-0                   9-7
157                  Ben Bariso (RWU) Dec. Nico Patch (TC)                                         5-4                   12-7
165                  Kevin Lyskawa (TC) Pinned Jacob Cardozo (RWU)                       0:09                 12-13
174                  Jayden Curley (RWU) Dec. Adam Frost (TC)                                   6-5                   15-13
184                  Cole Shaughnessy Dec. RWU) Cooper Kelley (TC)                         6-1                   18-13
197                  Anders Klass (TC) Tech Fall Hunter Rasmussen (RWU)                 15-0 (5:35)      18-18
285                  Addison Boisvert Pinned (RWU) Timothy Glynn (TC)                   1:43                 24-18