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May 1, 2007

 

Rhode Island College
2006-07 Wrestling Season Summary

13-10 Overall; 9-7 in the NECCWA; 3-3 in the Pilgrim Wrestling League

Providence, RI-- Head Coach Jay Jones’ team closed out the 2006-07 season at the New England College Conference Wrestling Association (NECCWA) Championships, hosted by Roger Williams University on Saturday and Sunday, Feb. 17-18. The Anchormen finished in eighth place with 60 points. RIC had one wrestler attain All-American honors, one New England Champion and four wrestlers achieved All-New England status.

 

The Rhode Island College wrestling team posted a 13-10 overall record, was 9-7 in the NECCWA and 3-3 in Pilgrim Wrestling League action.

 

Senior Andrew Algarin (Leominster, MA) closed out his career with a 41-29 (.683) overall record to go along with 168 points, 41 takedowns, five reversals, 46 escapes, four near-falls and 14 pins.

 

As a senior in 2006-07, Algarin earned All-New England honors at 285 lbs., placing sixth at the 2007 NECCWA Championships. He was 19-14 with 81 points, 22 takedowns, two reversals, 19 escapes, one near-fall and seven pins. He placed second at 285 lbs. at the Roger Williams Invitational and sixth at 285 lbs. at the Citrus Invitational.

 

As a junior in 2005-06, Algarin 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.

 

As a freshman in 2002-03, he was 5-5 at 285 lbs. with 24 points, five takedowns, three escapes and three pins.

 

Algarin is a psychology major and a 2000 graduate of Leominster High School.

 

Senior Ian Coyne (Amston, CT) closed out his career with a 46-48 (.489) record to go along with 160 points, 87 takedowns, 30 reversals, 131 escapes, 10 near-falls and three pins.

 

As a senior in 2006-07, Coyne was 17-12 at 165 lbs. with 59 points, 33 takedowns, 12 reversals, 20 escapes, three near-falls and one pin. He placed fourth at 165 lbs. at the Doug Parker Invitational.

 

As a junior in 2005-06, he as 14-13 at 165 lbs. with 53 points, 28 takedowns, 10 reversals, 39 escapes, six near-falls and two pins.

 

As a sophomore in 2004-05, Coyne was 3-12 at 157 lbs. with nine points, six takedowns and two reversals.

 

As a freshman in 2003-04, he was 12-11 at 157 lbs. with 39 points, 20 takedowns, six reversals, 43 escapes and one near-fall.

 

Coyne is a communications major and a 2003 graduate of RHAM High School.

 

Senior Ryan DeSisto (Warwick, RI) closes out his career with a 21-24 (.467) record to go along with 91 points, 56 takedowns, 12 reversals, 56 escapes, 11 near-falls and seven pins.

 

As a senior in 2006-07, DeSisto was 5-7 at 149 lbs. with 22 points, 14 takedowns, one reversal, 16 escapes, three near-falls and two pins.

 

As a junior in 2005-06, he 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.

 

As a sophomore in 2004-05, DeSisto 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.

 

As a freshman in 2003-04, he was 1-5 at 141 lbs. with six points, one takedown, two reversals, five escapes and one pin.

 

DeSisto is a criminal justice major and a 2003 graduate of Pilgrim High School.

 

Senior Ray Hanley (Wantagh, NY) closes out his career with a 63-68 (.481) record to go along with 295 points, 55 takedowns, 52 reversals, 97 escapes, 72 near-falls and 23 pins.

 

As a senior in 2006-07, Hanley was 14-20 at 133 lbs. to go along with 67 points, 11 takedowns, 11 reversals, 18 escapes, 25 near-falls and eight pins.

 

As a junior in 2005-06, he was 14-14 at 125 lbs. with 67 points, five takedowns, 12 reversals, 20 escapes, 20 near-falls and four pins on the season.

 

As a sophomore in 2004-05, Hanley was 20-12 at 125 lbs. with 95 points, 19 takedowns, 13 reversals, 18 near-falls and seven pins on the season.

 

As a freshman in 2003-04, he was 15-22 at 125 lbs. with 66 points, 20 takedowns, 16 reversals, 34 escapes, nine near-falls and four pins.

 

Hanley is a criminal justice major and a 2003 graduate of Wantagh High School.

 

Senior Eric Martell (Chepachet, RI) closes out his career with a 19-38 (.333) record to go along with 87 points, 29 takedowns, eight reversals, 73 escapes and seven pins.

 

As a senior in 2006-07, he was 4-10 at 174 lbs. with 18 points, five takedowns, three reversals, 14 escapes and one pin.

 

As a junior in 2005-06, Martell was 6-14 at 197 lbs. with 24 points, 15 takedowns, four reversals, 21 escapes and two pins.

 

As a sophomore in 2004-05, he was 6-6 at 184 lbs. with 27 points, five takedowns and two pins.

 

As a freshman in 2003-04, Martell was 3-8 at 184 lbs. with 18 points, four takedowns, one reversal, 23 escapes and two pins.

 

He is a physical education/health major and a 2003 graduate of Ponaganset High School.

 

Senior Arty Privedenyuk (Springfield, MA) closes out his career with a 79-55 (.590) record to go along with 352 points, 107 takedowns, 69 reversals, 106 escapes, 77 near-falls and 31 pins.

 

As a senior in 2006-07, he was an Honorable Mention to the Pilgrim Wrestling League All-Star Team. Privedenyuk was 26-10 at 165 lbs. to go along with 131 points, 31 takedowns, 11 reversals, 21 escapes, 14 near-falls and 14 pins. He placed sixth at 165 lbs. at the Roger Williams Invitational and third at 165 lbs. at the Citrus Invitational.

 

Privedenyuk missed the 2005-06 season while recovering from a knee injury.

 

As a junior in 2004-05, he 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 10 pins on the season. He placed third at the Roger Williams Invitational, fourth at the Doug Parker Invitational and sixth at the R.I.T. Invitational on Dec. 4.

 

As a sophomore in 2003-04, Privedenyuk was 20-18 at 165 lbs. with 78 points, 33 takedowns, 21 reversals, 34 escapes, 20 near-falls and five pins.

 

As a freshman in 2002-03, he was 7-12 at 157 lbs. with 28 points, nine takedowns, 12 reversals, 19 escapes, 13 near-falls and two pins on the season.

 

He is a physical education/health major and a 2002 graduate of Ludlow High School.

 

Junior Mike Bonora (Nutley, NJ) earned All-American honors, placing sixth, at 141 lbs. at the NCAA Div. III Wrestling Championships. Bonora was RIC’s first All-American grappler in 13 years. He was also the New England Champion at 141 lbs., earned All-New England honors and was named the Pilgrim Wrestling League’s Wrestler of the Year as well as a First Team All-Star. Bonora was also recognized as an Academic All-American by NWCA for the second time in his career and was a member of the Pilgrim League’s Scholar-Athlete Team.

 

He closed out the season with a 48-6 overall record, establishing a new RIC record for wins in a season, to go along with 190 points, 170 takedowns, 11 reversals, 58 escapes, 17 near-falls and seven pins.

 

Junior Brendan Casey (Lowell, MA) was named to the Pilgrim Wrestling League’s Scholar-Athlete Team. He was 20-9 at 174 lbs. with 77 points, 53 takedowns, 12 reversals, 29 escapes, nine near-falls and two pins. Casey placed fifth at 174 lbs. at the Doug Parker Invitational.

 

Junior Kevin Davis (Amston, CT) earned All-New England honors at 197 lbs., placing fourth at the NECCWA Championships. He was 20-17 at 184 and 197 lbs. with 80 points, 19 takedowns, eight reversals, 10 escapes, six near-falls and two pins. Davis placed sixth at 184 lbs. at the R.I.T. Invitational.

 

Sophomore Steve Goncalves (Cumberland, RI) was named to the Pilgrim Wrestling League’s Scholar-Athlete Team. He was 14-12 at 125 lbs. with 61 points, 62 takedowns, 13 reversals, 40 escapes, nine near-falls and three pins.

 

Sophomore Nick Logan (Lowell, MA) was 20-13 at 184 lbs. with 73 points, 44 takedowns, nine reversals, 26 escapes, eight near-falls and two pins. He placed fourth at 184 lbs. at the Roger Williams Invitational and fifth at 184 lbs. at the Doug Parker Invitational.

 

Sophomore Jeff Marra (Danbury, CT) was 6-6 at 157 lbs. with 25 points, 10 takedowns, two reversals, 19 escapes, eight near-falls and two pins.

 

Freshman Mike Martini (Cranston, RI) earned All-New England honors at 157 lbs., placing third at the NECCWA Championships. He was 31-9 at 157 lbs. with 113 points, 42 takedowns, 14 reversals, 42 escapes, 12 near-falls and three pins. Martini placed fourth at 157 lbs. at the Doug Parker Invitational and third at 157 lbs. at the R.I.T. Invitational.

 

Freshman Bryan Grote (Waterford, CT) was a reserve on the team.

 

Freshman Joe Manley (Wayland, MA) was 0-2 at 174 and 184 lbs. with one takedown, one reversal, two escapes and one near-fall.

 

Freshman Sean Miele (Johnston, RI) was 9-23 at 141 and 149 lbs. with 34 points, 28 takedowns, three reversals, 26 escapes and one near-fall.

 

Freshman Nicholas Weyer (Danbury, CT) missed the season while recovering from a foot injury.

 

2006-07 Rhode Island College Wrestling Roster

 

Name 

Year

Wgt. Class

Hgt.

Hometown /High School

Andrew Algarin

Sr.

285

6-3

Leominster, MA/Leominster

Mike Bonora

Jr.

141

5-4

Nutley, NJ/Nutley

Brendan Casey

Jr.

174

6-0

Lowell, MA/Lowell

Ian Coyne

Sr.

165

5-9

Amston, CT/RHAM

Kevin Davis

Jr.

184

5-11

Amston, CT/RHAM

Ryan DeSisto

Sr.

149

5-9

Warwick, RI/Pilgrim

Steve Goncalves

So.

125

5-1

Cumberland, RI/Cumberland

Bryan Grote

Fr.

285

6-0

Waterford, CT/Waterford

Ray Hanley

Sr.

133

5-11

Wantagh, NY/Wantagh

Nick Logan

So.

174

5-8

Lowell, MA/Lowell

Joe Manley

Fr.

174

5-11

Wayland, MA/Wayland

Jeff Marra

So.

157

6-0

Danbury, CT/Danbury

Eric Martell

Sr.

174

5-10

Chepachet, RI/Ponaganset

Mike Martini

Fr.

157

5-11

Cranston, RI/Cranston West

Sean Miele

Fr.

141

5-7

Johnston, RI/La Salle

Arty Privedenyuk

Sr.

165

5-8

Springfield, MA/Ludlow

Nicholas Weyer

Fr.

133

5-8

Danbury, CT/Danbury

 

Head Coach:

Jay Jones

Assistant Coaches:

Keith Nelson, David Paquette

 

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