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February 22, 2005

 

Rhode Island College Wrestling Update #11

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

Providence, RIó Head Coach Jay Jonesí team closed out the 2004-05 season at the New England College Conference Wrestling Association (NECCWA) Championships, hosted by Johnson & Wales University on Saturday and Sunday, Feb. 19-20. The Anchormen took home third place with 87 points. It was the highest finish for the RIC grapplers since the 1992-93 squad also placed third. Springfield College won the New England Championship with 128.5 points. RIC had seven wrestlers attain All-New England status.

 

The Anchormen were 16-3 overall, 11-1 against New England College Conference Wrestling Association (NECCWA) opposition and 5-1 in the Pilgrim Wrestling League on the season.

 

2004-05 All-New England Wrestlers

Senior Justin Deveau (North Attleboro, MA) closed out his career earning All-New England honors with a second place finish at 197 lbs. at the NECCWA Championships. He went 5-2 at the NECCWA Championships. Deveau attained All-New England status in each of four years at RIC. He was 32-7 at 197 lbs. with 128 points, 51 takedowns, nine reversals, 12 near-falls and six pins on the season. 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) closed out his career earning All-New England honors with a second place finish at 141 lbs. at the NECCWA Championships. He went 3-2 at the NECCWA Championships. He was 28-7 at 141 lbs. with 103 points, 51 takedowns, 16 reversals, five near-falls and five pins on the season. 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.

 

Freshman Rob LeRoux (Fall River, MA) earned All-New England honors at 133 lbs. with a second place finish at the NECCWA Championships. He was 6-2 at the NECCWA Championships. He was 9-3 at 133 lbs. with 33 points, 28 takedowns, one reversal and one near-fall on the season.

 

                Senior Keith Nelson (Rhinebeck, NY) closed out his career earning All-New England honors with a third place finish at 174 lbs. at the NECCWA Championships. He went 4-2 at the NECCWA Championships. He was 34-10 at 174 lbs. with 136 points, 67 takedowns, seven reversals, 16 near-falls and six pins on the season. 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 B.J. Atkinson (Danbury, CT) earned All-New England honors at 285 lbs. with a fourth place finish at the NECCWA Championships. He went 4-2 at the NECCWA Championships. He was 13-14 at 285 lbs. with 66 points, 24 takedowns, four near-falls and seven pins on the season. He placed fifth at 285 lbs. at the Roger Williams Invitational on Nov. 13.

 

Junior Arty Privedenyuk (Springfield, MA) earned All-New England honors with a fifth place finish at 165 lbs. at the NECCWA Championships. He went 3-2 at the NECCWA Championships. He was 26-15 at 165 lbs. with 115 points, 34 takedowns, 25 reversals, 25 near-falls and ten pins on the season. 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) earned All-New England honors with a sixth place finish at 157 lbs. at the NECCWA Championships. He went 3-3 at the NECCWA Championships. He was 21-13 at 157 lbs. with 79 points, 63 takedowns, 14 reversals, seven near-falls and one pin on the season. 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.

 

The Rest of the 2004-05 Anchormen

Sophomore Ray Hanley (Wantagh, NY) went 1-2 at 125 lbs. at the NECCWA Championships. He was 20-12 at 125 lbs. with 95 points, 19 takedowns, 13 reversals, 18 near-falls and seven pins on the season.

 

Senior Matt Kelly (Carver, MA) went 2-2 at the NECCWA Championships. He was 13-10 at 149 lbs. with 61 points, 16 takedowns, five reversals, 16 near-falls and seven pins on the season.

 

Freshman Kevin Davis (Amston, CT) went 0-2 at the NECCWA Championships. He was 16-16 at 184 lbs. with 69 points, 11 takedowns, 13 reversals, ten near-falls and four 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.

 

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.

 

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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