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February 14, 2005

 

Rhode Island College Wrestling Update #10

(16-3 Overall; 11-1 in the NECCWA; 5-1 in the Pilgrim League)

Providence, RI— Head Coach Jay Jones’ team is currently ranked fourth in New England among Div. III institutions. The Anchormen are 16-3 overall, 11-1 against New England College Conference Wrestling Association (NECCWA) opposition and are 5-1 in the Pilgrim Wrestling League.

 

In recent action, RIC hosted Bridgewater State and Trinity in a tri-match on Friday, Feb. 11. RIC swept both of its matches at the tri-match. The Anchormen defeated both Bridgewater State, 36-3, and Trinity, 30-9. RIC competed at a tri-match, hosted by Coast Guard, on Tuesday, Feb. 8 and defeated the Bears, 27-18. RIC saw its 17-match Pilgrim League winning streak and two-year reign as Pilgrim League Champions come to an end in a 31-18 loss to Johnson and Wales in the club’s final match of the evening.

 

In upcoming action, the Anchormen will compete at the NECCWA Championships, hosted by Johnson & Wales, on Friday, Saturday and Sunday, Feb. 18-20.

 

Senior Justin Deveau (North Attleboro, MA) is ranked second in New England at 197 lbs. He is 27-5 at 285/197 lbs. with 111 points, 44 takedowns, five reversals, nine near-falls and six pins. He placed third at 285 lbs. at the RWU Invitational on Nov. 13 and second at the Citrus Invitational on Dec. 29.

 

Senior Luke Emmons (West Greenwich, RI) is ranked second in the New England rankings at 141 lbs. He is 25-5 at 141 lbs. with 94 points, 46 takedowns, 15 reversals, five near-falls and five 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. He placed fourth at 141 lbs. at the Citrus Invitational on Dec. 29.

 

Senior Keith Nelson (Rhinebeck, NY) is ranked third in New England at 174 lbs. He is 30-8 at 174 lbs. with 123 points, 58 takedowns, six reversals, 15 near-falls and six pins. He placed second at the RWU Invitational on Nov. 13, third at the Doug Parker Invitational on Nov. 20 and fifth at the R.I.T. Invitational on Dec. 4 in the 174 lbs. weight class. Nelson took home third place at 174 lbs. at the Citrus Invitational on Dec. 29.

 

Junior Arty Privedenyuk (Springfield, MA) is ranked fifth in New England at 165 lbs. He is 23-13 at 165 lbs. with 103 points, 29 takedowns, 23 reversals, 24 near-falls and nine pins. He placed third at the Roger Williams Invitational on Nov. 13, fourth at the Doug Parker Invitational on Nov. 20 and sixth at the R.I.T. Invitational on Dec. 4 at 165 lbs.

 

Senior Dave Paquette (Ledyard, CT) is ranked sixth in New England at 157 lbs. He is 18-10 at 157 lbs. with 68 points, 48 takedowns, nine reversals, five near-falls and one pin. He placed sixth at 157 lbs. at the Doug Parker Invitational on Nov. 20. Paquette placed fifth at 157 lbs. at the Citrus Invitational on Dec. 29.

 

Sophomore Ray Hanley (Wantagh, NY) is ranked sixth in New England at 125 lbs. He is 19-10 at 125 lbs. with 89 points, 17 takedowns, 13 reversals, 16 near-falls and six pins.

 

Senior Matt Kelly (Carver, MA) is ranked sixth in New England at 149 lbs. He is 11-8 at 149 lbs. with 54 points, 14 takedowns, three reversals, 12 near-falls and seven pins.

 

Sophomore Olutosin Taylor (Copiague, NY) is 4-4 at 197 lbs. with 18 points, five takedowns, four reversals and two pins on the season. He placed sixth at 197 lbs. at the Doug Parker Invitational on Nov. 20.

 

Junior Todd Bloom (Wantagh, NY) is 12-10 at 133 lbs. with 48 points, 21 takedowns, four reversals, six near-falls and three pins. Bloom placed second at 133 lbs. at the Roger Williams Invitational on Nov. 13.

 

Freshman Rob LeRoux (Fall River, MA) is ranked fifth in New England at 133lbs. He is 3-1 at 133 lbs. with 12 points and seven takedowns.

 

Sophomore Ryan DeSisto (Warwick, RI) is 9-7 at 141 lbs. with 39 points, 23 takedowns, three reversals, two near-falls and three pins. He placed fifth at 141 lbs. at the R.I.T. Invitational on Dec. 4.

 

Junior B.J. Atkinson (Danbury, CT) is 9-12 at 285 lbs. with 45 points, 19 takedowns, three near-falls and five pins. He placed fifth at 285 lbs. at the Roger Williams Invitational on Nov. 13.

 

Freshman Kevin Davis (Amston, CT) is 16-14 at 174 lbs. with 69 points, 11 takedowns, 12 reversals, ten near-falls and four pins.

 

Freshman Brendan Casey (Lowell, MA) is 4-7 at 165 lbs. with 14 points, 17 takedowns, five reversals and three near-falls.

 

Junior Richard Chute (Wrentham, MA) is 6-8 at 141 lbs. with 20 points, 23 takedowns, two reversals and two near-falls.

 

Sophomore Ian Coyne (Amston, CT) is 3-12 at 157 lbs. with nine points, six takedowns and two reversals.

 

Freshman Eric Fama (Wappingers Falls, NY) is 10-10 at 149 lbs. with 42 points, 18 takedowns, six reversals, three near-falls and one pin.

 

Senior Eddy German (Providence, RI) is 1-2 at 125 lbs. with three points, three takedowns and one reversal.

 

Freshman Damien Hebert (Woonsocket, RI) is 5-14 at 184 lbs. with 21 points, six takedowns, three reversals, four near-falls and one pin.

 

Sophomore Eric Martell (Chepachet, RI) is 6-6 at 184 lbs. with 27 points, five takedowns and two pins.

 

Sophomore Colin Smith (Wading River, NY) is 4-10 at 165 lbs. with 16 points, eight takedowns, four reversals and four near-falls.

 

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

 

Freshman Andrew Blanchard (Warwick, RI) is 0-2 at 141 lbs.

 

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