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December 6, 2004

 

Rhode Island College Wrestling Update #2

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

Providence, RI--Head Coach Jay Jones’ team is currently ranked sixth in New England among Div. III institutions and tenth among all institutions (Div. I, II, III).

 

RIC saw its first action in over two weeks at the R.I.T. Invitational on Saturday, Dec. 4. The Anchormen finished seventh (16 teams) with a team score of 79.50. John Carroll University won the meet with a team score of 147.50.

 

Senior Luke Emmons (West Greenwich, RI) is currently tied for second in the New England rankings at 141 lbs. He is 7-2 at 141 lbs. with 31 points, nine takedowns, three reversals, one near-fall and three pins. Emmons placed second at 141 lbs. at the Roger Williams Invitational on Nov. 13 and at the R.I.T. Invitational on Dec. 4.

 

Freshman Eric Ryan Murphy (New London, CT) is currently ranked fifth in New England at 133 lbs. He is 11-3 at 133 lbs. with 44 points, 39 takedowns, three reversals, five near-falls and two pins. Murphy placed first in the 133 lbs. weight class at the Roger Williams Invitational on Nov. 13 and third at the R.I.T. Invitational. He has been named the Pilgrim Wrestling League’s Rookie of the Week once.

 

Senior Keith Nelson (Rhinebeck, NY) is ranked fourth in New England at 174 lbs. He is 11-4 at 174 lbs. with 44 points, 20 takedowns, four reversals, four near-falls and two pins. He placed second at the RWU Invitational, third at the Doug Parker Invitational and fifth at the R.I.T. Invitational in the 174 lbs. weight class.

 

Senior Justin Deveau (North Attleboro, MA) is currently ranked fourth in New England at 285 lbs. He is 7-3 at 285 lbs. with 27 points, 10 takedowns, one reversal, one near-fall and two pins. He placed third at 285 lbs. at the RWU Invitational.

 

Junior Arty Privedenyuk (Springfield, MA) is ranked fourth in New England at 165 lbs. He is 13-6 at 165 lbs. with 55 points, 18 takedowns, 13 reversals, 21 near-falls and three pins. He placed third at the Roger Williams Invitational, fourth at the Doug Parker Invitational and sixth at the R.I.T. Invitational at 165 lbs.

 

Senior Dave Paquette (Ledyard, CT) is ranked sixth in New England at 157 lbs. He is 9-6 at 157 lbs. with 36 points, 20 takedowns, two reversals, four near-falls and one pin. He placed sixth at 157 lbs. at the Doug Parker Invitational.

 

Junior Todd Bloom (Wantagh, NY) is 5-5 at 133 lbs. with 18 points, nine takedowns, four reversals, three near-falls and one pin. Bloom placed second at 133 lbs. at the Roger Williams Invitational.

 

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

 

Sophomore Ryan DeSisto (Warwick, RI) placed fifth at 141 lbs. at the R.I.T. Invitational. He is 7-6 at 141 lbs. with 30 points, 17 takedowns, two reversals, two near-falls and two pins.

 

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

 

Freshman Kevin Davis (Amston, CT) is 7-6 at 174 lbs. with 29 points, four 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 4-6 at 165 lbs. with 14 points, 14 takedowns, five reversals and three near-falls.

 

Junior Richard Chute (Wrentham, MA) is 2-6 at 141 lbs. with seven points and 11 takedowns.

 

Sophomore Ian Coyne (Amston, CT) is 2-6 at 157 lbs. with six points, two takedowns and one reversal.

 

Freshman Eric Fama (Wappingers Falls, NY) is 1-6 at 149 lbs. with three points, four takedowns and four reversals.

 

Freshman Paul Fedorovitch (Weston, CT) is 0-2 at 197 lbs. with two takedowns and a reversal.

 

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

 

Freshman Damien Hebert (Woonsocket, RI) is 3-6 at 184 lbs. with 12 points, two takedowns, 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 5-4 at 184 lbs. with 21 points, four takedowns and two pins.

 

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.

 

Freshman Jeff Smith (Lowell, MA) is 0-2 at 125 lbs. with one takedown.

 

In upcoming action, RIC will travel to New England College Conference Wrestling Association (NECCWA) opponent Plymouth State on Thursday, Dec. 9 at 7 p.m.

 

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