For Immediate Release

 

December 3, 2007

 

Bonora & Martini Ranked No. 1 in New England
Anchormen Place Nine in Top Six

 

Providence, RIóRhode Island College has nine wrestlers ranked in the top six of the latest edition of the New England Wrestling Associationís Div. III individual rankings

 

Senior Mike Bonora (Nutley, NJ) is ranked No. 1 in the nation and in New England at 141 lbs. Bonora was the champion at 141 lbs., going 5-0 to stay unbeaten with a 16-0 record, at the R.I.T. Invitational on Dec. 1. He 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) is ranked No. 1 in New England at 157 lbs. He was the champion at 157 lbs., going 5-0 to improve his record to 16-4 on the season, at the R.I.T. Invitational on Dec. 1. 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.

 

Senior Kevin Davis (Amston, CT) is ranked No. 3 in New England at 197 lbs. He went 4-1 and finished second at 197 lbs. at the R.I.T. Invitational on Dec. 1. 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.

 

Freshman Travis Drappi (West Orange, NJ) is ranked No. 3 at 133 lbs. He went 2-3 and placed sixth at the R.I.T. Invitational on Dec. 1. 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 Kevin Sutherland (Dauphin, PA) is ranked No. 3 at 149 lbs. He went 4-2 and placed fifth at the R.I.T. Invitational on Dec. 1. 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.

 

Senior Brendan Casey (Lowell, MA) is ranked No. 4 at 174 lbs. He is 10-3 with 31 takedowns, one reversal and two pins on the season. Casey placed fourth at 174 lbs. at the Roger Williams Invitational on Nov. 10 and third at the Doug Parker Invitational on Nov. 17.

 

Junior Nick Logan (Lowell, MA) is ranked No. 5 at 184 lbs. He was the champion at 174 lbs., going 4-0 to improve his record to 15-4, at the R.I.T. Invitational on Dec. 1. 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.

 

Sophomore Ray Moore (Wrentham, MA) is ranked No. 6 at 285 lbs. He went 4-2 and placed fourth at 197 lbs. at the R.I.T. Invitational on Dec. 1. 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 Brendan Guarino (Lodi, NJ) is ranked No. 6 at 165 lbs. He went 3-2 and placed sixth at the R.I.T. Invitational on Dec. 1. He is 7-8 with 14 takedowns, two reversals, one near-fall and two pins on the season.

 

Head Coach Jay Jonesí 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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