For Immediate Release

 

December 1, 2007

 

Rhode Island College Wrestling Continues to Shine
Anchormen Win R.I.T. Invitational as Bonora,
Martini and Logan Take Individual Titles

 

Rochester, NYŚThe Rhode Island College wrestling team won the R.I.T. Invitational, placing first among 14 institutions with 121.5 points on Saturday afternoon. The Anchormen outdistanced No. 13 Wilkes by four points to win the tourney. Head Coach Jay Jones had eight wrestlers place at the tournament, with three taking home individual titles.

 

 

 

Senior Mike Bonora (Nutley, NJ) was the champion at 141 lbs., going 5-0 to stay unbeaten with a 16-0 record. Bonora, the No. 1-ranked wrestler in the nation and New England, has totaled 60 takedowns, five reversals, 17 near-falls and six pins on the season. Bonora has also notched first place finishes at the Roger Williams Invitational on Nov. 10 and at the Doug Parker Invitational on Nov. 17.

 

Sophomore Mike Martini (Cranston, RI) was the champion at 157 lbs., going 5-0 to improve his record to 16-4 on the season. He has totaled 25 takedowns, nine reversals, five near-falls and five pins. He also notched fourth place finishes at the Roger Williams Invitational on Nov. 10 and at the Doug Parker Invitational on Nov. 17.

 

Junior Nick Logan (Lowell, MA) was the champion at 174 lbs., going 4-0 to improve his record to 15-4. He has totaled 35 takedowns, three reversals, 10 near-falls and a team-high nine pins. Logan has also notched a fifth place finish at the Roger Williams Invitational on Nov. 10 and a third place finish at the Doug Parker Invitational on Nov. 17.

 

 

 (right to left): Mike Martini, Nick Logan & Mike Bonora

 

Senior Kevin Davis (Amston, CT) went 4-1 and finished second at 197 lbs. He is 12-3 on the season with 12 takedowns, eight reversals, seven near-falls and four pins. Davis has also notched a first place finish at the Roger Williams Invitational on Nov. 10 and a fourth place finish at the Doug Parker Invitational on Nov. 17.

 

Sophomore Ray Moore (Wrentham, MA) went 4-2 and placed fourth at 197 lbs. He is 11-6 with 12 takedowns, 12 reversals, 10 near-falls and four pins on the season. Moore placed fifth at 197 lbs. at the Roger Williams Invitational on Nov. 10.

 

Freshman Kevin Sutherland (Dauphin, PA) went 4-2 and placed fifth at 149 lbs. He is 15-4 with 21 takedowns, four reversals, 11 near-falls and four pins on the season. Sutherland placed first at 149 lbs. at the Roger Williams Invitational on Nov. 10 and fifth at the Doug Parker Invitational on Nov. 17.

 

Freshman Travis Drappi (West Orange, NJ) went 2-3 and placed sixth at 133 lbs. Drappi is 12-5 with 21 takedowns, three reversals, 10 near-falls and three pins on the season. Drappi notched a second place finish at the Roger Williams Invitational on Nov. 10 and a third place finish at the Doug Parker Invitational on Nov. 17.

 

Freshman Brendan Guarino (Lodi, NJ) went 3-2 and placed sixth at 165 lbs. He is 7-8 with 14 takedowns, two reversals, one near-fall and two pins on the season.

 

The Anchormen are currently 2-0 overall, 2-0 against New England College Conference Wrestling Association (NECCWA) opponents and 1-0 in the Pilgrim Wrestling League. RIC is currently ranked No. 1 in New England.

 

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