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April 18, 2006

 

Rhode Island College
2005-06 Wrestling Season Summary

(14-11 Overall; 10-6 in the NECCWA; 4-2 in the Pilgrim League)

Providence, RI-- Head Coach Jay Jonesí team closed out the 2005-06 season at the New England College Conference Wrestling Association (NECCWA) Championships, hosted by Wesleyan University on Saturday and Sunday, Feb. 18-19. The Anchormen finished in 11th place with 30.5 points. RIC had two wrestlers attain All-New England status.

 

The Rhode Island College wrestling team posted a 14-11 overall record, was 10-6 in the NECCWA and 4-2 in Pilgrim Wrestling League action.

 

Senior B.J. Atkinson (Danbury, CT) closed out his career with an overall record of 19-39 (.328) with 93 points, including 38 takedowns, two reversals, 39 escapes, seven near-falls and ten pins.

 

As a senior in 2005-06, he was 2-10 at 285 lbs. with six points, seven takedowns, one reversal and 11 escapes, despite wrestling all season with a serious knee injury.

 

As a junior in 2004-05, Atkinson 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, 16 escapes, four near-falls and seven pins on the season. He placed fifth at 285 lbs. at the Roger Williams Invitational on Nov. 13.

 

As a sophomore in 2003-04, he was 0-2 at 285 lbs.

 

As a freshman in 2002-03, Atkinson was 4-13 at 285 lbs. with 21 points, seven takedowns, one reversal, 12 escapes, three near-falls and three pins on the season.

 

He is a communications major with a minor in marketing and is a 2001 graduate of Danbury High School.

 

Senior Todd Bloom (Wantagh, NY) closed out his career with an overall record of 63-55 (.534) with 266 points, including 145 takedowns, 19 reversals, 74 escapes, 37 near-falls and 13 pins.

 

As a senior in 2005-06, he was 20-19 at 133 lbs. with 84 points, 48 takedowns, three reversals, 16 escapes, seven near-falls and two pins.

 

As a junior in 2004-05, Bloom received the teamís Most Dedicated Award. For the year, he was 12-10 at 133 lbs. with 48 points, 21 takedowns, four reversals, 14 escapes, six near-falls and three pins. Bloom placed second at 133 lbs. at the Roger Williams Invitational.

 

As a sophomore in 2003-04, he was 25-16 at 133 lbs. with 113 points, 61 takedowns, 11 reversals, 34 escapes, 20 near-falls and seven pins.

 

As a freshman in 2002-03, Bloom was 6-10 at 141 lbs. with 21 points, 15 takedowns, one reversal, 10 escapes, four near-falls and one pin.

 

In 2001-02, he took a medical redshirt due to an illness.

 

He is a physical education major and a 2001 graduate of Wantagh High School.

 

Senior Matt Kelly (Carver, MA) closed out his career with an overall record of 53-55 (.491) with 244 points, including 67 takedowns, 14 reversals, 84 escapes, 57 near-falls and 23 pins.

 

As a senior in 2005-06, Kelly was 5-11 at 157 lbs. with 19 points, seven takedowns, one reversal, 15 escapes and 15 near-falls.

 

In 2004-05, he was 13-10 at 149 lbs. with 61 points, 16 takedowns, five reversals, nine escapes, 16 near-falls and seven pins on the season. Kelly was granted a medical redshirt for an additional season.

 

As a junior in 2003-04, Kelly was 7-10 at 149 lbs. with 37 points, six takedowns, one reversal, 14 escapes and four near-falls and four pins.

 

As a sophomore in 2002-03, he was 23-16 at 141 lbs. with 103 points, 32 takedowns, five reversals, 29 escapes, 16 near-falls and ten pins on the season. He placed fourth at 141 lbs. at the Doug Parker Invitational.

 

As a freshman in 2001-02, Kelly was 5-8 at 141 and 149 lbs. with 24 points, six takedowns, two reversals, 17 escapes, six near-falls and two pins.

 

He is a political science major and a 2001 graduate of Carver High School.

 

Senior 165 lbs. Arty Privedenyuk (Springfield, MA) did not compete and will receive a redshirt allowing him to return next winter.

 

Junior Andrew Algarin (Leominster, MA) was 17-10 at 285 lbs. with 63 points, 14 takedowns, three reversals, 24 escapes, three near-falls and four pins. He placed third at 285 lbs. at the Roger Williams Invitational, third at 285 lbs. at the Doug Parker Invitational and sixth at 285 lbs. at the R.I.T. Invitational.

 

Junior Ian Coyne (Amston, CT) was 14-13 at 165 lbs. with 53 points, 28 takedowns, ten reversals, 39 escapes, six near-falls and two pins.

 

Junior Ryan DeSisto (Warwick, RI) was 6-5 at 141 lbs. with 24 points, 18 takedowns, six reversals, 12 escapes, six near-falls and one pin. He placed sixth at 141 lbs. at the Doug Parker Invitational.

 

Junior Luis Feliz (Cranston, RI) was named a Second Team Pilgrim Wrestling League All-Star. He posted a 15-6 record at 157 lbs. with 79 points, 21 takedowns, four reversals, 17 escapes, six near-falls and a team-high ten pins. He placed sixth at 157 lbs. at the R.I.T. Invitational.

 

Junior Ray Hanley (Wantagh, NY) was 14-14 at 125 lbs. with 67 points, five takedowns, 12 reversals, 20 escapes, 20 near-falls and four pins on the season.

 

Junior Eric Martell (Chepachet, RI) was 6-14 at 197 lbs. with 24 points, 15 takedowns, four reversals, 21 escapes and two pins.

 

Junior Colin Smith (Wading River, NY) was 3-12 at 157 lbs. with 15 points, three takedowns, four reversals, 19 escapes, three near-falls and one pin.

 

Junior Olutosin Taylor (Copiague, NY) was 2-0 at 197 lbs. with six points, seven takedowns, one reversal, one escape and one near-fall.

 

Sophomore Mike Bonora (Nutley, NJ) earned All-New England honors at 141 lbs., placing fourth at the NECCWA Championships. He also was named a Second Team Pilgrim Wrestling League All-Star and earned team Most Valuable Performer honors. On the season, Bonora was 16-3 at 141 lbs. with 69 points, 50 takedowns, three reversals, 23 escapes, nine near-falls and three pins. Bonora, who left RIC after the 2003-04 season, re-joined the Anchormen in January.

 

Sophomore Ricky Boyle (North Attleboro, MA) was 0-1 at 184 lbs with three takedowns, one reversal and one escape.

 

Sophomore Brad Crandall (Cranston, RI) was 2-4 at 174 lbs. with 12 points, two takedowns, two reversals, two escapes and one pin.

 

Sophomore Kevin Davis (Amston, CT) was 22-21 at 174 lbs. with 77 points, 22 takedowns, eight reversals, 26 escapes, 14 near-falls and one pin on the season. He placed third at 184 lbs. at the Roger Williams Invitational and fifth at 174 lbs. at the R.I.T. Invitational.

 

Sophomore Eric Fama (Wappingers Falls, NY) was 13-14 at 149 lbs. with 42 points, 35 takedowns, 35 escapes and two near-falls.

 

Sophomore Brian Hartley (Middletown, RI) was 2-6 at 285 lbs. with ten points, one takedown, one reversal, three escapes and four near-falls.

 

Sophomore Damien Hebert (Woonsocket, RI) was 9-19 at 184 & 197  lbs. with 42 points, 33 takedowns, nine reversals, 30 escapes, five near-falls and four pins.

 

Sophomore Dennis Stone (Danbury, CT) was a reserve on the team at 174 lbs.

 

Freshman Luke Bannon (Narragansett, RI) was 0-2 at 197 lbs. with two escapes.

 

Freshman Steve Goncalves (Cumberland, RI) earned All-New England honors at 125 lbs., placing fourth at the NECCWA Championships. He also was an Honorable Mention to the Pilgrim Wrestling League All-Star Team. On the season, he was 16-10 at 125 lbs. with 66 points, 48 takedowns, nine reversals, 43 escapes, 11 near-falls and five pins.

 

Freshman Nicholas Logan (Lowell, MA) was 8-7 at 174 lbs. with 40 points, 13 takedowns, two reversals, 11 escapes, seven near-falls and five pins.

 

Freshman Ray Moore (Wrentham, MA) was 17-14 at 184 lbs. with 73 points, 39 takedowns, 17 reversals, 28 escapes, 16 near-falls and five pins.

 

Freshman Ben Sanchez (Leominster, MA) was 14-13 at 141 lbs. with 50 points, 30 takedowns, two reversals, 32 escapes and two near-falls. He placed fourth at 141 lbs. at the Doug Parker Invitational.

 

Freshman Nick Venn (Granby, CT) was 0-2 at 197 lbs. with two escapes.

 

2005-06 Rhode Island College Wrestling Roster

 

Name

Year

Wgt. Class

Hgt.

Hometown/High School

 

Andrew Algarin

Jr.

285

6-2

Leominster, MA/Leominster

 

B.J. Atkinson

Sr.

285

5-11

Danbury, CT/Danbury

 

Luke Bannon

Fr.

184

6-0

Narragansett, RI/Narragansett

 

Todd Bloom

Sr.

133

5-5

Wantagh, NY/Wantagh

 

Mike Bonora

So.

141

5-4

Nutley, NJ/Nutley

 

Ricky Boyle

So.

174

6-2

North Attleboro, MA/North Attleboro

 

Ian Coyne

Jr.

165

5-8

Amston, CT/RHAM

 

Brad Crandall

So.

174

5-9

Cranston, RI/Cranston West

 

Kevin Davis

So.

174

5-11

Amston, CT/RHAM

 

Ryan DeSisto

Jr.

141

5-9

Warwick, RI/Pilgrim

 

Eric Fama

So.

149

5-9

Wappingers Falls, NY/New Rochelle

 

Luis Feliz

Jr.

157

5-10

Cranston, RI/Cranston East

 

Steve Goncalves

Fr.

125

5-1

Cumberland, RI/Cumberland

 

Ray Hanley

Jr.

125

5-10

Wantagh, NY/Wantagh

 

Brian Hartley

So.

285

6-0

Middletown, RI/Middletown

 

Damien Hebert

So.

184

6-0

Woonsocket, RI/Woonsocket

 

Matthew Kelly

Sr.

157

5-7

Carver, MA/Carver

 

Nicholas Logan

Fr.

165

5-8

Lowell, MA/Lowell

 

Eric Martell

Jr.

184

5-10

Chepachet, RI/Ponaganset

 

Ray Moore

Fr.

184

6-3

Wrentham, MA/King Philip

 

Arty Privedenyuk *

Sr.

165

5-8

Springfield, MA/Ludlow

 

Benjamin Sanchez

Fr.

141

5-4

Leominster, MA/Leominster

 

Colin Smith

Jr.

157

5-8

Wading River, NY/River Head

 

Dennis Stone

So.

174

5-9

Danbury, CT/Danbury

 

Olutosin Taylor

Jr.

197

5-11

Copiague, NY/Copiague

 

Nick Venn

Fr.

197

6-0

Granby, CT/Granby Memorial

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

Head Coach:  Jay Jones

 

Assistant Coaches:  Scott Baum and Bob Smith

 

Captains: B.J. Atkinson, Todd Bloom, Matt Kelly, Arty Privedenyuk

 

 

 

* injured and did not compete on the season

 

 

         


 

2005-06 Rhode Island College Wrestling Results

 

Day

Date

Opponent/Invitational

Result

Sat.

Nov. 12

at Roger Williams Invitational

6th Place (14 Teams); 73.50 Points

Sat.

Nov. 19

at Springfield College Invitational

9th Place (17 Teams); 60.00 Points

Wed.

Nov. 30

Plymouth State *

Loss, 21-24

Sat.

Dec. 3

at R.I.T Invitational

11th Place (18 Teams); 45.50 Points

Fri.

Dec. 9

Wesleyan *

Win, 32-2

Thurs.

Dec. 29

at Citrus Invitational

14th Place (14 Teams); 21.00 Points

Fri.

Dec. 30

vs. Milwaukee School of Engineering

Win, 25-13

Fri.

Dec. 30

vs. Ursinus

Loss, 3-39

Fri.

Dec. 30

vs. Lawrence

Loss, 18-28

Fri.

Jan. 6

at Williams *

Loss, 12-23

Fri.

Jan. 6

vs. Ithaca (at Williams)

Loss, 18-26

Fri.

Jan. 13

vs. Cortland ^

Loss, 2-36

Fri.

Jan. 13

vs. Wisconsin-Whitewater ^

Win, 22-16

Fri.

Jan. 13

vs. Thiel ^

Loss, 15-16

Sat.

Jan. 14

vs. Case Western ^

Win, 22-16

Sat.

Jan. 14

vs. Baldwin Wallace ^

Win, 23-15

Tues.

Jan. 17

Worcester Polytechnic Institute *

Win, 24-20

Sun.

Jan. 22

vs. Wesleyan * %

Win, 16-15

Sun.

Jan. 22

vs. Roger Williams * %

Loss, 6-30

Sun.

Jan. 22

vs. Bridgewater State * %

Loss, 17-23

Sun.

Jan. 22

vs. Southern Maine * %

Win, 30-13

Wed.

Jan. 25

Western New England *

Win, 31-14

Thurs.

Feb. 2

at Massachusetts Institute of Tech. * #

Win, 44-9

Sat.

Feb. 4

Southern Maine * #

Win, 31-15

Sat.

Feb. 4

Roger Williams * #

Loss, 12-23

Wed.

Feb. 8

vs. Coast Guard * # (at JWU)

Win, 42-3

Wed.

Feb. 8

at Johnson & Wales * #

Loss, 7-27

Sat.

Feb. 11

at Bridgewater State * #

Win, 31-12

Sat.

Feb. 11

vs. Trinity * (at BSC)

Win, 30-18

Sa-Su

Feb. 18-19

at NECCWA Championships $

11th Place (15 Teams); 30.50 Points

 

Home Matches in Bold

* NECCWA Opponent

# Pilgrim League Opponent

^ Budd Whitehill Dual match hosted by Lycoming College, PA

% New England Dual match hosted by Bridgewater State

$ Hosted by Wesleyan University, CT

 

-Visit www.ric.edu/athletics for complete 2005-06 statistics and results-