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January 23, 2006

 

Rhode Island College Wrestling Update #2

(8-9 Overall; 4-4 in the NECCWA; 0-0 in the Pilgrim League)

Providence, RI--Head Coach Jay Jones’ team is 8-9 overall, 4-4 in the New England College Conference Wrestling Association and has yet to see action in the Pilgrim Wrestling League. RIC is currently ranked seventh in the latest NECCWA Coaches Poll.

Anchormen Notables

• The Anchormen went 2-2 at the New England Duals on Sunday, Jan. 22, which placed them seventh out of a 15-team field. RIC opened with a 16-15 win over Wesleyan, then fell to Roger Williams, 30-6, and Bridgewater State, 23-17, before downing Southern Maine, 30-13, to claim seventh overall.

• Sophomore Mike Bonora (Nutley, NJ) has been on fire since his return to the mat after nearly two years. Bonora, who was an All-New England grappler in 2004, attended Hofstra last year and did not wrestle. He transferred back to RIC this spring and has not lost a match. He is 7-0 at 141 lbs. With 22 takedowns and one pin. Bonora won all three of his matches at the New England Duals. Also coming on strong is junior Luis Feliz (Cranston, RI) who is 9-3 at 157 lbs. with 16 takedowns and six pins.

RIC defeated WPI, 24-20, in a battle of New England College Conference Wrestling Association rivals on Jan. 17. WPI jumped out to a 7-0 lead on wins before the Anchormen won the next five matches as part of a 24-0 run to seal the win. Bonora earned his fourth victory on the season with a 5-3 win over junior Roman Walsh (Wilmington, MA), the sixth-ranked grappler in New England at 141 lbs.

Upcoming Matches

• Wednesday, Jan. 25, home vs. Western New England, 7 p.m.

The Statistical Leaders

Takedowns

Reversals

Pins

33, Todd Bloom, Sr. 133 lbs. (Wantagh, NY)

14, Ray Moore, Fr. 184 lbs. (Wrentham, MA)

6, Luis Feliz, Jr. 157 lbs. (Cranston, RI)

31, Kurtis Strout, Fr. 149 lbs. (Columbia, CT)

10, Ray Hanley, Jr. 125 lbs. (Wantagh, NY)

4, Andrew Algarin, Jr. 285 lbs. (Leominster, MA)

29, Ray Moore, Fr. 184 lbs. (Wrentham, MA)

9, Damien Hebert, So. 184 lbs. (Woonsocket, RI)

4, Ray Hanley, Jr. 125 lbs. (Wantagh, NY)

 

 

 

 

Points

Wins

Winning Percentage

68, Kevin Davis, So. 174 lbs. (Amston, CT)

19, Kevin Davis, So. 174 lbs. (Amston, CT)

.630, Andrew Algarin, Jr. 285 lbs. (Leominster, MA)

63, Andrew Algarin, Jr. 285 lbs. (Leominster, MA)

17, Andrew Algarin, Jr. 285 lbs. (Leominster, MA)

.571, Kurtis Strout, Fr. 149 lbs. (Columbia, CT)

58, Todd Bloom, Sr. 133 lbs. (Wantagh, NY)

14, Todd Bloom, Sr. 133 lbs. (Wantagh, NY)

.543, Kevin Davis, So. 174 lbs. (Amston, CT)

 

All Rhode Island College Wrestling Home Matches are Broadcasted on the Internet. Visit www.ric.edu/athletics to catch all the action.

 

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