Wrestling Defeats J&W and Southern Maine Handily Led by Two Pins from HWT Dan Conroy '11
Traveling to Maine to take on Johnson & Wales, ranked second in New England and 25th nationally as well as Southern Maine, ranked eight in the region, the third-ranked regionally Cardinals won 15 of 20 bouts to win handily in both matches Sat., Jan. 15. The Cardinals disposed of J&W, 29-9, winning seven of 10 bouts. Southern Maine fell by a 35-9 count as Wesleyan took eight of 10 bouts.
Leading the way was heavyweight Dan Conroy '11, as he pinned both his rivals, one with 10 seconds left in the fiurst period and the other mideway through the third period. Also winning twice at 133 pounds was Maika Nagata '13 (photo insert upper left) as he downed two regionally ranked opponents by decision including the top-ranked competitor from USM. Troy Sampson '14 (photo insert upper right, photo by Jule Sampson P'14) was a double-winner at 157 pounds with a pin vs. USM. At 125 pounds, Chris Alvanos '11 remained undefeated in seven dual matches with a pair of victories, one coming via forfeit. Also with two wins for the Cardinals were 165 pounder Tom Oddo '13 and 174 pounder Kyle Roosa '13, with Roosa winning twice by major decision.
Wesleyan is right bak on the mats for a pair of matches Sun., Jan. 16 at Trinity, starting off with a match vs. Roger Williams at 2 pm and finishing up against the host at approximately 6 pm. Both matches will be webcast and can be watched by clicking < here >.