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March 14, 2005

 

Rhode Island College
2004-05 Wrestling Season Summary

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

Providence, RI-- 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. RIC had seven wrestlers attain All-New England status.

 

The Rhode Island College wrestling team posted a 16-3 overall record and was 11-1 in the NECCWA. RIC was denied its third consecutive Pilgrim Wrestling League title, recording a record of 5-1 against Pilgrim League competition. This season marked RICís first loss versus Pilgrim League competition since the 2001-02 campaign.

 

In addition, RIC recorded its second straight season with 16 regular season victories.

 

Senior Justin Deveau (North Attleboro, MA) closed out his career with an overall record of 135-33 (.803) with 571 points, including 191 takedowns, 41 reversals, 136 escapes, 57 near-falls and 29 pins. Deveau attained All-New England status in each of his four years at RIC.

 

As a senior in 2004-05, he earned All-New England honors, placing second at 197 lbs at the NECCWA Championships. He was 32-7 at 197 lbs. with 128 points, 51 takedowns, nine reversals, 26 escapes, 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.

 

As a junior in 2003-04, Deveau was selected as one of two N.E. Wild-Cards to compete at the NCAA Div. III Championships. Deveau went 1-2 at the NCAA Championships. Each of his losses were to eventual All-Americans. He earned All-New England honors, placing second at 285 lbs. at the NECCWA Championships. He was 39-6 at 285 lbs. with 161 points, 57 takedowns, ten reversals, 42 escapes, 15 near-falls and five pins.

 

As a sophomore in 2002-03, Deveau earned All-New England honors, placing second at 197 lbs. at the NECCWA Championships. He was 33-5 at 197 lbs. with 147 points, 50 takedowns, seven reversals, 31 escapes, 18 near-falls and ten pins.

 

As a freshman in 2001-02, he earned All-New England honors, placing second at 197 lbs. at the NECCWA Championships. Deveau was 31-15 at 197 lbs. with 135 points, 33 takedowns, 15 reversals, 37 escapes, 12 near-falls and eight pins.

 

He is a marketing major and a 2001 graduate of North Attleboro High School.

 

Senior Luke Emmons (West Greenwich, RI) closed out his four-year career at RIC with a career record of 86-55 (.610) with 363 points, 157 takedowns, 62 reversals, 144 escapes, 42 near-falls and 22 pins.

 

As a senior in 2004-05, Emmons earned All-New England honors, placing second at 141 lbs. 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.

 

As a junior in 2003-04, he was 18-17 at 149 lbs. with 76 points, 40 takedowns, 15 reversals, 39 escapes, 21 near-falls and four pins.

 

Emmons redshirted the 2002-03 campaign.

 

As a sophomore in 2001-02, Emmons was 25-16 at 141 lbs. with 113 points, 40 takedowns, 21 reversals, 33 escapes, 12 near-falls and eight pins.

 

As a freshman in 2000-01, he was 15-15 with 71 points, 26 takedowns, ten reversals, 40 escapes, four near-falls and five pins.

 

He is a management major and a 2000 graduate of Exeter-West Greenwich High School.

 

Freshman Rob LeRoux (Fall River, MA) earned All-New England honors, placing second at 133 lbs. at the NECCWA Championships. He went 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 three-year career at RIC with a 99-44 (.692) overall record with 390 points, 209 takedowns, 22 reversals, 165 escapes, 56 near-falls and 21 pins. Nelson attained All-New England status in each of his three years as an Anchorman.

 

As a senior in 2004-05, Nelson earned All-New England honors, placing third at 174 lbs. 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. Nelson was named a Scholar All-American by the NCAA Div. III Wrestling Coaches Association.

 

As a junior in 2003-04, Nelson earned All-New England honors, placing sixth at 174 lbs. at the NECCWA Championships. For the season, he was 36-16 at 174 lbs. with 142 points, 80 takedowns, six reversals, 57 escapes, 22 near-falls and nine pins.

 

As a sophomore in 2002-03, he earned All-New England honors, placing fifth at 174 lbs. at the NECCWA Championships. On the season, he was 29-18 with 112 points, 62 takedowns, nine reversals, 65 escapes, 18 near-falls and six pins.

 

As a freshman in 2001-02, Nelson posted a record of 16-12 at 174 lbs. with 78 points and eight pins while at SUNY Morrisville.

 

He is a telecommunications major and a 2001 graduate of Rhinebeck High School.

 

Junior B.J. Atkinson (Danbury, CT) earned All-New England honors at 285 lbs., placing fourth 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, placing fifth at 165 lbs. 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) closed out a two-year career as an Anchorman with a 33-23 (.589) record with 132 points, 97 takedowns, 23 reversals, 56 escapes, 14 near-falls and five pins.

 

As a senior in 2004-05, Paquette earned All-New England honors, placing sixth at 157 lbs. 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. Paquette was named a Scholar All-American by the NCAA Div. III Wrestling Coaches Association.

 

As a junior in 2003-04, Paquette went 12-10 at 157 lbs. with 53 points, 34 takedowns, nine reversals, 25 escapes, seven near-falls and four pins.

 

Prior to coming to RIC, Paquette grappled two seasons at Johnson and Wales. He was 22-11 at 157 lbs. as a sophomore in 2000-01 and 9-20 at 149 and 157 lbs. as a freshman in 1999-00.

 

He is a computer information systems major and a 1999 graduate of Ledyard High School.

 

Senior Eddy German (Providence, RI) closed out his four-year career at RIC earning 26 wins with 114 points, 83 takedowns, eight reversals, 57 escapes, seven near-falls and two pins.

 

As a senior in 2004-05, he was 1-2 at 125 lbs. with three points, three takedowns and one reversal.

 

As a junior in 2003-04, he was 5-7 at 125 lbs. with 16 points, 23 takedowns, four reversals, 12 escapes and one near-fall.

 

As a sophomore in 2002-03, he was 17-21 at 125 lbs. with 83 points, 52 takedowns, three reversals, 32 escapes, six near-falls and two pins.

 

Germanís 2001-02 freshman campaign was cut short when he dislocated his elbow in practice in late November. Prior to his injury, he was 3-4 at 125 lbs. with 12 points, five takedowns and nine escapes.

 

He is an elementary education major, with a concentration in special education, and a 2001 graduate of Mt. Pleasant High School.

 

Senior Radbeh Torabi (Cranston, RI) closed his career as a reserve on this yearís team. As a sophomore in 2000-01, he earned one win at 165 lbs. with six points, five takedowns, four reversals, seven escapes and three near-falls.

 

As a freshman in 1999-00, he earned two wins at 174 lbs. with 11 points, five takedowns, one reversal, three escapes, two near-falls and one pin.

 

He is a psychology major and a 1999 graduate of Cranston High School West.

 

Senior Matt Kelly (Carver, MA) was 13-10 at 149 lbs. with 61 points, 16 takedowns, five reversals, 16 near-falls and seven pins on the season. Kelly plans on applying for a redshirt for an additional season next winter.

 

Junior Todd Bloom (Wantagh, NY) was 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.

 

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

 

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

 

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

 

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

 

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

 

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

 

Sophomore Olutosin Taylor (Copiague, NY) was 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.

 

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

 

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

 

Freshman Kevin Davis (Amston, CT) was 16-16 at 184 lbs. with 69 points, 11 takedowns, 13 reversals, ten near-falls and four pins on the season.

 

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

 

Freshman Brian Hartley (Middletown, RI) was a reserve on the team at 197 lbs.

 

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

 

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

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