Joe Cutugno, a junior captain on the Rochester Institute of Technology wrestling team, won the 184-pound title at the RIT Wrestling Invitational on Saturday.

Cutugno, a 2014 Atlantic City High School graduate from Ventnor, went 4-0. He opened with a 12-6 decision over WPI’s Ethan Di Renzo and took a 10-3 decision in the quarterfinals over Christian Hipsher of John Carroll.

In the semifinals, Cutugno won an 8-6 overtime decision against Dan D’Agostini of Scranton. In the final, he defeated Dan Wensley of WPI 5-2.

Cutugno improved to 8-4. RIT finished fifth among 11 teams at the tournament.

On Monday, RIT named Cutugno its Male Athlete of the Week.

Tom Lynd (St. Augustine Prep) won an 8-4 decision and fall (4 minutes, 16 seconds) before dropping two matches at heavyweight for Lycoming at the Rochester Institute of Technology Invitational on Saturday.

C.J. LaFragola (St. Joseph) went 3-2 for Brown at the Cliff Keen Las Vegas Invitational held Friday and Saturday. On Friday, he went 3-1, including a 10-3 decision, a loss by sudden victory in the second round and a pair of decisions in the consolation bracket at 184. On Saturday, he dropped a 4-1 decision to Binghamton’s Steven Schneider. LaFragola, from Little Egg Harbor Township, is 8-2.

Matt Wilhelm (Southern Regional) competed for California Polytechnic State in Las Vegas at 174. He won his first match 3-1 but dropped an 8-5 decision in the second round and an 8-3 decision in wrestlebacks.

Cory Damiana (Lower Cape May Regional) won by fall in 51 seconds in Hofstra’s 43-6 win over The Citadel at the Hofstra Duals on Sunday.

Nate Ross (Absegami) won a 5-1 decision at 165 for Gannon in a 26-13 victory over Long Island Post on Saturday at the Mercyhurst Tri-Meet.

Chris Nielsen (Pinelands Regional) took sixth at 184 pounds for Dubuque at the Buena Vista University Open on Saturday in Storm Lake, Iowa. He went 2-2, including a 17-4 major decision and a 12-5 decision. Teddy Caporrino (Southern) also went 2-2, winning a fall in 6:34 and a 14-12 decision.

Stevens Institute of Technology’s Zach Wilhelm (Southern) remained undefeated this season, winning the 157 title at the New Standard Invitation in York, Pennsylvania, on Saturday. He earned two decisions, a major decision and a pin before winning a 5-0 decision in the final. He’s 10-0.

Zachary Goranson (Millville) won a fall but dropped a pin and a 2-1 sudden victory for Ursinus at the Petrofes Invitational at Messiah College on Friday.

Women’s squash

Brooke Feldman (Atlantic City) won 11-1, 11-6, 11-1 in George Washington’s 9-0 win over Dickinson on Sunday.

Women’s basketball

Kennedy Johnson (Wildwood Catholic) had three rebounds in Michigan State’s 65-62 win over Western Michigan on Sunday.

Lauren Holden (Lower Cape May) had nine points and three assists in Fordham’s 54-48 win over Manhattan on Wednesday. She scored 10 points and had three assists in a 58-55 win over Pittsburgh on Sunday.

Grace Sacco (Ocean City) had six assists in UNC Wilmington’s 83-67 win over Virginia Commonwealth on Wednesday. She had one point, three assists, two rebounds and a steal in an 89-63 win over North Carolina Central on Sunday.

Dana DiRenzo (St. Joseph) scored two and had two steals in St. Francis Brooklyn’s 64-49 win over Saint Peter’s on Thursday. She added eight points, four rebounds and a steal in an 84-50 loss to Seton Hall on Saturday.

Jahniece Jaffe (Cedar Creek) scored two to go with two rebounds and a steal in Bloomfield’s 74-62 loss to Long Island Post on Wednesday. She added six points, two rebounds and two assists in a 63-43 win over Dominican on Saturday.

Ruta Vetra (Our Lady of Mercy Academy) had two points, three rebounds and an assist in Gannon’s 68-64 win over Daemen last Tuesday. She had two points and four rebounds in a 69-60 win over Shippensburg on Saturday. She added two points, a rebound and a steal in a 65-59 loss to Kutztown on Sunday.

Destiny Thompson (Bridgeton) scored 16 and grabbed six rebounds in Georgian Court’s 61-59 win over Salem University last Tuesday. She had four points, five rebounds and two assists in an 80-64 loss to Jefferson on Saturday.

Casey Thomas (Cedar Creek) scored 20 and got 13 rebounds in Holy Family’s 78-58 win over Salem on Wednesday. She got 15 points and eight rebounds in a 57-45 loss to the University of the Sciences on Saturday.

Ayoola Oguntuase (Atlantic Christian) had two points, four rebounds, an assist and a steal in Jefferson’s 73-69 loss to Kutztown on Wednesday. She scored two and had two rebounds in an 80-64 win over Georgian Court on Saturday.

Lexi Bruno (Millville) had five points, two assists and a rebound in West Chester’s 86-75 loss to Indiana (Pennsylvania) on Saturday. She scored five and got three rebounds and three assists in an 86-76 loss to Seton Hill on Sunday.

Dakota Hitchner (Atlantic Christian) had two points, one rebound, one assist and a steal in King University’s 67-56 loss to North Greenville last Tuesday. She had two points, two assists, a rebound and a steal in a 77-63 loss to Limestone on Saturday.

Cassidy Gallagher (Holy Spirit) had two points, two rebounds and two assists in Cabrini’s 57-41 loss to Scranton on Wednesday. She scored six and had three rebounds and three assists in an 81-53 win over Immaculata on Saturday.

Megan Stafford (Mainland Regional) had nine points, eight re-bounds and three steals in Catholic’s 68-49 win over Drew on Saturday.

Lauren Moretti (Wildwood Catholic) scored six and had three steals and two rebounds in Delaware Valley’s 65-52 loss to Brooklyn College on Nov. 27. She added 19 points and six rebounds in a 104-54 win over Goucher on Wednesday. She had three points, four rebounds and a steal in a 76-67 loss to Penn State-Abington on Saturday.

Ashley Toner (Barnegat) got two points, two rebounds and two blocks in Emerson’s 61-53 loss to Wellesley on Wednesday. She had six points in a 68-58 loss to Coast Guard on Saturday.

Olivia Briggs (Ocean City) had two points and a steal in Gettysburg’s 63-42 win over Washington College on Saturday.

Samantha Wetzel (St. Joseph) scored 20 points to go with 12 rebounds, two assists, two steals and two blocks in Haverford’s 77-33 win over Bryn Mawr last Tuesday. She had 16 points, six rebounds and four blocks in a 67-55 win over Franklin & Marshall on Thursday.

Allison Spachak (Southern) had three points, two assists and a rebound in Ithaca’s 78-58 win over Cortland last Tuesday. She added three points, two assists and a rebound in a 69-53 win over Vassar on Friday. She scored four in an 82-33 win over Bard on Saturday.

Ashley Kline (Pinelands) had four rebounds in Lebanon Valley’s 56-54 win over Widener on Wednesday. She got three rebounds and an assist in a 55-30 win over Alvernia on Saturday.

Lauren Legler (Middle Township) had three points, three steals, a rebound and a block in Neumann’s 73-71 win over Rosemont on Wednesday. She had 17 points, two rebounds and a steal in a 77-41 win over Keystone on Saturday.

In Rowan’s 73-62 loss to Albright on Nov. 27, Alex Raring (Mainland) had 14 points, and Summer Crilley (Holy Spirit) had three points and four rebounds. In a 77-66 win over Rutgers-Camden on Wednesday, Raring had 13 points, Crilley had 10 points, 11 rebounds and three steals. Olivia Rulon (Wildwood Catholic) scored two and had three steals and two rebounds.

In a 99-79 win over William Paterson, Raring had 22 points and four rebounds. Crilley added 14 points, eight rebounds and seven assists, and Rulon had 17 points, eight rebounds, three assists and two steals.

Lajerah Wright (Atlantic City) had three points and two rebounds in Rutgers-Camden’s 77-66 loss to Rowan on Wednesday. She had eight points and two rebounds in a 79-46 win over New Jersey City on Saturday.

Brielle Clarke (Absegami) had two points and one rebound in Ursinus’ 59-56 loss to Franklin & Marshall last Tuesday. She had two points and three rebounds in a 73-43 win over Bryn Mawr on Thursday.

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I graduated from Rowan University in 2011 where I studied journalism. I covered local high school and college sports at the South Jersey Times and Vineland Daily Journal. I have been a sports reporter with The Press since July of 2013

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