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November 23, 2004

 

Rhode Island College Wrestling Update #1

(0-0 Overall; 0-0 in the NECCWA; 0-0 in the Pilgrim League)

Providence, RI--Head Coach Jay Jones’ team opened up the 2004-05 campaign at two very competitive tournaments. The Anchormen placed third (12 teams) with a team score of 138.5 at the Roger Williams Invitational on Saturday, Nov. 13. Johnson & Wales won the tourney with a score of 145.

 

RIC moved on to the always tough Doug Parker Invitational, hosted by Springfield College, on Saturday, Nov. 20 and placed sixth (21 teams) with a team score of 69.5. Springfield won the tourney with a score of 153.5.

 

The Anchormen are currently ranked 29th nationally, the first time the team has been nationally-ranked in over a decade.

 

Senior Justin Deveau (North Attleboro, MA) placed third at 285 lbs. at the RWU Invitational. He is 4-1 at 285 lbs. with 18 points, five takedowns, one reversal, one near-fall and one pin.

 

Freshman Eric Ryan Murphy (New London, CT) is currently ranked fourth in New England at 133 lbs. He placed first, going 4-0, at 133 lbs. at the RWU Invitational and was selected as the Pilgrim Wrestling League’s Rookie of the Week. He is 6-2 at 133 lbs. with 21 points, 20 takedowns, four reversals, two near-falls and one pin.

 

Senior Keith Nelson (Rhinebeck, NY) is ranked third in New England at 174 lbs. He placed second at the RWU Invitational and third at the Doug Parker Invitational in the 174 lbs. weight class. He is 8-2 at 174 lbs. with 31 points, 12 takedowns, four reversals, three near-falls and one pin.

 

Senior Luke Emmons (West Greenwich, RI) is currently tied for second in the New England rankings at 141 lbs. Emmons placed second at 141 lbs. at the Roger Williams Invitational. He is 4-1 at 141 lbs. with 19 points, five takedowns, two reversals, one near-fall and two pins.

 

Junior Todd Bloom (Wantagh, NY) placed second at 133 lbs. at the Roger Williams Invitational, going 3-1. His only loss at the tourney was to teammate Eric Ryan Murphy in the championship match of the 133 lbs. weight class. He is currently 5-3 at 133 lbs. with seven takedowns, four reversals, three near-falls and one pin.

 

Junior Arty Privedenyuk (Springfield, MA) is ranked fourth in New England at 165 lbs. He placed third at the Roger Williams Invitational and fourth at the Doug Parker Invitational at 165 lbs. He is 10-3 at 165 lbs. with 44 points, 12 takedowns, eight reversals, 13 near-falls and three pins.

 

Senior Dave Paquette (Ledyard, CT) is ranked sixth in New England at 157 lbs. He placed sixth at 157 lbs. at the Doug Parker Invitational. He is 7-4 at 157 lbs. with 26 points, 15 takedowns, one reversal, three near-falls and one pin.

 

Sophomore Olutosin Taylor (Copiague, NY) is ranked sixth in New England at 197 lbs. He placed sixth at 197 lbs. at the Doug Parker Invitational. Taylor is 2-2 at 197 lbs. with nine points, two takedowns, one reversal and one pin on the season.

 

Junior B.J. Atkinson (Danbury, CT) placed fifth at 285 lbs. at the Roger Williams Invitational. He is 4-4 at 285 lbs. with 18 points, nine takedowns, two near-falls and two pins.

 

Freshman Kevin Davis (Amston, CT) is 6-4 at 174 lbs. with 26 points, three takedowns, eight reversals, five near-falls and two pins.

 

Sophomore Ray Hanley (Wantagh, NY) is 5-5 at 125 lbs. with 24 points, seven takedowns, four reversals, three near-falls and three pins.

 

Freshman Brendan Casey (Lowell, MA) is 3-4 at 165 lbs. with ten points, ten takedowns, four reversals and one near-fall.

 

Junior Richard Chute (Wrentham, MA) is 1-4 at 141 lbs. with three points and seven takedowns.

 

Sophomore Ian Coyne (Amston, CT) is 2-4 at 157 lbs. with six points, two takedowns and one reversal.

 

Sophomore Ryan DeSisto (Warwick, RI) is 3-4 at 141 lbs. with 12 points, ten takedowns, two reversals, one near-fall and one pin.

 

Freshman Eric Fama (Wappingers Falls, NY) is 1-4 at 149 lbs. with three points, four takedowns and three reversals.

 

Freshman Paul Fedorovitch (Westport, CT) is 0-2 at 197 lbs.

 

Senior Eddy German (Providence, RI) is 0-2 at 125 lbs. with two takedowns.

 

Freshman Damien Hebert (Woonsocket, RI) is 2-4 at 184 lbs. with nine points, one takedown, one reversal and one near-fall.

 

Senior Matt Kelly (Carver, MA) is 1-2 at 157 lbs. with three points, one takedown and one reversal.

 

Sophomore Eric Martell (Chepachet, RI) is 3-2 at 184 lbs. with 12 points, three takedowns and one pin.

 

Freshman Mike Roncarati (Plymouth, MA) is 0-2 at 125 lbs.

 

Sophomore Colin Smith (Wading River, NY) is 1-2 at 165 lbs. with four takedowns, one reversal and three near-falls.

 

In upcoming action, RIC will take part in the R.I.T. Invitational on Saturday, Dec. 4 at 9 a.m.

 

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