For Immediate Release

 

December 11, 2007

 

Bonora & Martini Ranked No. 1 in New England
Anchormen Place Eight 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, while the team remains in the top spot for the fourth consecutive week.

 

Senior Mike Bonora (Nutley, NJ) is ranked No. 1 in the nation and in New England at 141 lbs. He is 17-0 with 68 takedowns, five reversals, 17 near-falls and six pins on the season. Bonora has notched first place finishes at the Roger Williams Invitational on Nov. 10, the Doug Parker Invitational on Nov. 17 and the R.I.T. Invitational on Dec. 1.

 

Sophomore Mike Martini (Cranston, RI) is ranked No. 1 in New England at 157 lbs. He is 17-4 with 28 takedowns, nine reversals, five near-falls and six pins. Martini was the champion at 157 lbs. at the R.I.T. Invitational on Dec. 1. He also notched fourth place finishes at the Roger Williams Invitational on Nov. 10 and at the Doug Parker Invitational on Nov. 17.

 

Freshman Travis Drappi (West Orange, NJ) is ranked No. 2 at 133 lbs. Drappi is 13-5 with 22 takedowns, four 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. He placed sixth at the R.I.T. Invitational on Dec. 1.

 

 

 

Senior Brendan Casey (Lowell, MA) is ranked No. 2 at 174 lbs. He is 11-3 with 34 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.

 

 

 

Freshman Kevin Sutherland (Dauphin, PA) is ranked No. 3 at 149 lbs. He is 16-4 with 23 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. He placed fifth at the R.I.T. Invitational on Dec. 1.

 

Senior Kevin Davis (Amston, CT) is ranked No. 4 in New England at 197 lbs. He is 13-3 on the season with 14 takedowns, eight reversals, eight near-falls and four pins. Davis 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. He placed second at 197 lbs. at the R.I.T. Invitational on Dec. 1.

 

Junior Nick Logan (Lowell, MA) is ranked No. 5 at 184 lbs. He has totaled 38 takedowns, three reversals, 10 near-falls and a team-high nine pins. He was the champion at 174 lbs. at the R.I.T. Invitational on Dec. 1. Logan 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 is 12-6 with 14 takedowns, 13 reversals, 11 near-falls and four pins on the season. He placed fourth at 197 lbs. at the R.I.T. Invitational on Dec. 1. Moore placed fifth at 197 lbs. at the Roger Williams Invitational on Nov. 10.

 

Head Coach Jay Jonesí Anchormen are currently 3-0 overall, 3-0 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.

 

RIC is off for finals and the holidays. The Anchormen will resume competition at the Budd Whitehill duals, hosted by Lycoming on Jan. 11-12.

 

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