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January 26, 2004

 

Rhode Island College Wrestling Update #6

(9-7 Overall; 4-4 in the NECCWA; 0-0 in the Pilgrim League)

Providence, RI--Head Coach Jay Jones’ team is 9-7 overall, 4-4 in the New England College Conference Wrestling Association (NECCWA) and 0-0 in the Pilgrim League. The Anchormen are currently ranked fourth in New England.

 

The Anchormen were defeated by WPI, 25-19, on Jan. 21 then went 2-2 at the New England Duals on Jan. 25, placing fourth. The two victories were over Williams, 34-12, and Trinity, 17-16. RIC fell to the eventual champion, Springfield, 26-15, and the squad’s other loss came to third-place Johnson & Wales, 34-9.

The Anchormen have faced five nationally ranked teams so far this winter, having battled Simpson and Norwich on Jan. 4 prior to the match vs. Oneonta State, WPI on Jan. 21 and Trinity at the New England Duals on Jan. 25.

 

Junior Justin Deveau (North Attleboro, MA) is ranked number one in New England at 285 lbs. He is 27-2 at 285 lbs. with 113 points, 35 takedowns, seven reversals, 19 escapes, ten near-falls and four pins. Deveau has a 16-match winning streak. He went 2-0 at the New England Duals on Jan. 25. Deveau placed first at the Citrus Invitational on Dec. 29, third at the RIT Invitational on Dec. 6, third at the Doug Parker Invitational on Nov. 22 and first at the Roger Williams Invitational on Nov. 15.

 

Junior Keith Nelson (Rhinebeck, NY) is ranked fifth in New England at 174 lbs. He is 27-11 at 174 lbs. with 100 points, 61 takedowns, four reversals, 41 escapes, 17 near-falls and six pins. He placed fourth at the RIT Invitational on Dec. 6, third at the Doug Parker Invitational on Nov. 23 and fifth at the Roger Williams Invitational on Nov. 15.

 

Freshman Mike Bonora (Nutley, NJ) is ranked fourth in New England at 141 lbs. He is 14-7 at 141 lbs. with 52 points, 70 takedowns, ten reversals, 32 escapes, nine near-falls and one pin. He placed second at the Roger Williams Invitational on Nov. 15.

 

Sophomore Todd Bloom (Wantagh, NY) is ranked sixth in New England at 133 lbs. He is 18-13 at 133 lbs. with 87 points, 35 takedowns, nine reversals, 25 escapes, 17 near-falls and seven pins.

 

Sophomore Arty Privedenyuk (Springfield, MA) is 16-12 at 165 lbs. with 62 points, 24 takedowns, 18 reversals, 22 escapes, 16 near-falls and four pins.

 

Junior Luke Emmons (West Greenwich, RI) is ranked sixth in New England at 149 lbs. He is 14-14 at 141 lbs. with 59 points, 29 takedowns, 12 reversals, 30 escapes, 17 near-falls and four pins. He placed fifth at the Roger Williams Invitational on Nov. 15.

 

Junior Allyn Quibble (Ledyard, CT) is 7-7 at 149 lbs. with 38 points, 16 takedowns, five reversals, eight escapes, seven near-falls and five pins.

 

Freshman Ian Coyne (Amston, CT) is 11-11 at 165 lbs. with 36 points, 19 takedowns, six reversals and 42 escapes. Coyne went 2-1 at the New England duals on Jan. 25.

 

Freshman Olutosin Taylor (Copiague, NY) is 7-5 at 197 lbs. with 33 points, 17 takedowns, six reversals, 15 escapes, nine near-falls and three pins.

 

Junior Matt Kelly (Carver, MA) is 7-10 at 149 lbs. with 37 points, six takedowns, one reversal, 14 escapes and four near-falls and four pins.

 

Freshman Ray Hanley (Wantagh, NY) is 11-15 at 125 lbs. with 51 points, 12 takedowns, 14 reversals, 22 escapes, six near-falls and four pins.

 

Junior Eddy German (Providence, RI) is 4-5 at 125 lbs. With 13 points, 21 takedowns, two reversals and nine escapes.

 

Sophomore Richard Chute (Wrentham, MA) is 5-8 at 141 lbs. with 21 points, 14 takedowns, three reversal, 23 escapes, four near-falls and one pin.

 

Junior Ryan Klupt (Miller Place, NY) is 5-21 at 184 lbs. with 21 points, 14 takedowns, five reversals and 27 escapes.

 

Junior Andre LaBonte (Harrisville, RI) is 3-3 at 285 lbs. with 12 points, three takedowns, seven escapes and one pin.

 

Senior Giovanni Calise (Cranston, RI) is 2-5 at 197 lbs. with 12 points, one takedown, one reversal and two pins.

 

Junior Dan Fortner (Mystic, CT) is 3-8 at 157 lbs. with nine points, eight takedowns, 18 escapes and two near-falls.

 

Junior Dave Paquette (Ledyard, CT) is 4-7 at 157 lbs. with 12 points, 12 takedowns, six reversals, 14 escapes and two near-falls.

 

Freshman Ricky Boyle (North Attleboro, MA) is 0-7 at 165 lbs. with three takedowns and 17 escapes.

 

Freshman Ryan DeSisto (Warwick, RI) is 1-4 at 149 lbs. with six points, one takedown, one reversal, four escapes and one pin.

 

Freshman Tim Donnelly (Stamford, CT) is 0-1 at 197 lbs. with one escape.

 

Freshman Eric Martell (Chepachet, RI) is 1-3 at 184 lbs. with six points, one takedown, eight escapes and one pin.

 

Freshman Chris Murray (Ardsley, NY) is 4-6 at 133 lbs. with 18 points, 10 takedowns, three reversals, seven escapes, three near-falls and two pins.

 

Freshman Colin Smith (Wading River, NY) is 0-6 at 149 lbs. with four takedowns and nine escapes.

 

Freshman Mark Smith (Warwick, RI) is 0-8 at 285 lbs. with one reversal and three escapes.

 

Sophomore B.J. Atkinson (Danbury, CT) is 0-1 at 285 lbs.

 

Sophomore Dan Nelson (Uncasville, CT) is 0-2 at 133 lbs. with one reversal.

 

Freshman Justin Ungar (Redding, CT) is 1-2 at 141 lbs. with six points, two takedowns, one escape, one near-fall and one pin.

 

In upcoming action, RIC will host NECCWA rival Western New England College on Wednesday, Jan. 28 at 7 p.m.

 

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