February 10, 2003


Rhode Island College Wrestling Update #8

(11-9 Overall; 6-5 in the NECCWA; 3-0 in the Pilgrim League)

Providence, RI--Head Coach Jay Jonesí team is 11-9 overall, 6-5 in the NECCWA and 3-0 in the Pilgrim League. RIC won all three of its matches last week, downing MIT, 33-12, on Feb. 5 before sweeping a tri-meet with a 42-6 victory over Southern Maine and edging Pilgrim League rival Roger Williams, 21-20, on Feb. 7.

Senior Mike Riley (Lowell, MA) is 22-3 at 133 lbs. with 91 points, 95 takedowns, four reversals, 26 escapes, 13 near-falls and one pin. Riley is ranked number one in New England at 133 lbs. (Div. III). He placed first at 133 lbs. at the Roger Williams Invitational (11/16) and second at the Doug Parker Invitational (11/23).

Sophomore Justin Deveau (North Attleboro, MA) is 26-4 at 197 lbs. with 118 points, 40 takedowns, seven reversals, 21 escapes, 16 near-falls and eight pins. Deveau is ranked number two in New England at 197 lbs. (Div. III). Deveau is currently riding a  15-match win streak. He placed first at 197 lbs. at the Doug Parker Invitational (11/23) and third at the Roger Williams Invitational (11/16).

Freshman Carlos Lopez (Lowell, MA) is 24-11 at 157 lbs. with 96 points, 65 takedowns, one reversal, 30 escapes, six near-falls and four pins.

Sophomore Keith Nelson (Rhinebeck, NY) is 22-15 at 174 lbs. with 82 points, 44 takedowns, eight reversals, 51 escapes, 13 near-falls and four pins. He placed third at 165 lbs. at the Doug Parker Invitational (11/23) and fifth at the Roger Williams Invitational (11/16).

Sophomore Matt Kelly (Carver, MA) is 20-12 at 141 lbs. with 94 points, 23 takedowns, four reversals, 20 escapes, nine near-falls and ten pins. He won all three matches last week by way of pin. He placed fourth at 141 lbs. at the Doug Parker Invitational (11/23).

Senior Mike Penza (Cranston, RI) is 6-12 at 149 lbs. with 27 points, eight takedowns, 20 escapes and two pins. Penza won a huge match in double overtime to help RIC defeat Roger Williams and remain undefeated in the Pilgrim League.

Sophomore Eddy German (Providence, RI) is 14-17 at 125 lbs. with 68 points, 46 takedowns, three reversals, 27 escapes, five near falls and one pin.

Sophomore Tim Robblee (Wakefield, MA) is 8-10 at 157 lbs. with 39 points, 14 takedowns, four reversals, 20 escapes, three near-falls and five pins.

Freshman Todd Bloom (Wantagh, NY) is 6-10 at 141 lbs. with 21 points, 15 takedowns, one reversal, 10 escapes, four near-falls and one pin.

Sophomore Gerard LaBonte (Harrisville, RI) is 7-11 at 174 lbs. with 29 points, 12 takedowns, three reversals, 21 escapes, eight near-falls and two pins.

Freshman Arty Privedenyuk (Springfield, MA) is 5-9 at 157 lbs. with 22 points, eight takedowns, ten reversals, 12 escapes, nine near-falls and two pins.

Freshman B.J. Atkinson (Danbury, CT) is 4-9 at 285 lbs. with 21 points, seven takedowns, one reversal, eight escapes, three near-falls and three pins.

Freshman Richard Chute (Wrentham, MA) is 6-7 at 133 lbs. with 25 points, 16 takedowns, seven reversals, 14 escapes and three near-falls.

Freshman Andrew Algarin (Leominster, MA) is 5-5 at 285 lbs. with 24 points, five takedowns, three escapes and three pins.

Sophomore Ryan Klupt (North Providence, RI) is 4-15 at 184 lbs. with 12 points, ten takedowns, four reversals, 15 escapes and one near-fall.

Sophomore Andre LaBonte (Harrisville, RI) is 3-7 at 197 lbs. with nine points, six takedowns, three reversals, 17 escapes and three near-falls.

Junior Steve Signore (North Providence, RI) is 2-10 at 184 lbs. with seven points, 20 takedowns, 19 escapes and two near-falls.

Freshman Dennis Stone (Danbury, CT) is 3-8 at 165 lbs. with 12 points, 13 takedowns, three reversals, nine escapes, three near-falls and one pin.

Junior Giovanni Calise (Hope, RI) is 1-1 at 285 lbs. with six points.

Freshman Vito Tedesco (Johnston, RI) is 2-5 at 149 lbs. with six points, four takedowns, three reversals, five escapes and two near-falls.

Sophomore Amos Traystman (Oakdale, CT) is 1-2 at 141 lbs. with three points, one takedown, and two escapes.

Freshman James Bradford (Johnston, RI) is 0-4 at 125 lbs. with one takedown, and seven escapes.

Sophomore Rob Petit (Foxboro, MA) is 0-3 at 165 lbs. with  three escapes and one near-fall.

In upcoming action, RIC will take part in a tri-meet with Coast Guard at Johnson & Wales on Feb. 11. The Anchormen will compete in a tri-meet at Bridgewater State along with Trinity on Feb. 15.



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