January 13, 2017



Providence, R.I.--The Rhode Island College wrestling team dropped a 45-3 decision against No. 3ranked intra-city rival Johnson & Wales at The Wildcat Center on Friday evening. The win was the third straight for JWU in “The Cup” rivalry and improves the Wildcats record to 13-5 in the all-time series.


The lone win for Rhode Island College (3-5) came at 285 lbs. with senior John Georges (Cranston, RI) posting a 3-2 overtime victory against junior Jonah Aurelio (East Providence, RI). Johnson & Wales (9-1) had four pins and three technical fall victories in the match.



 Senior 285 lbs. John Georges (photo courtesy of Geoff Riccio)


Individual Results: No. 3 Johnson & Wales 45 (9-1), Rhode Island College 3 (3-5)

165 lbs.: Christopher Behen (JWU) tech. fall over Tim Caplan (RIC), 20-4

174 lbs.: Stephen Jarrell (JWU) pinned Vincent Drago (RIC) at :52

184 lbs.: Mike Labell (JWU) dec. Michael Gallagher (RIC), 10-4

197 lbs.: Pete Hailer (JWU) pinned Javante Johnson (RIC) at 1:54

285 lbs.: John Georges (RIC) dec. Jonah Aurelio (JWU), 3-2 (OT)

125 lbs.: Bobby Jordan (JWU) tech. fall over Daniel Murray (RIC), 17-1

133 lbs.: Dominick Salvatore (JWU) dec. Stephen Masi (RIC), 6-4

141 lbs.: DJ Tirelli (JWU) pinned Michael Scaravilli (RIC) at 2:34

149 lbs.: Jamiel Stapleton (JWU) pinned Zach Lepre (RIC) at 4:59

157 lbs.: Thomas Grippi (JWU) tech fall over Zach Ford (RIC), 19-0


In upcoming action, Rhode Island College will travel to the 2017 New England Wrestling Association (NEWA) Dual Championship, hosted by Johnson & Wales on Sunday, Jan. 22 (10 a.m.).