FOR IMMEDIATE RELEASE

 

February 15, 2009

 

THREE TAKE FIRST PLACE AT
N.E. SUB-VARSITY WRESTLING CHAMPIONSHIPS

Springfield, MA-Rhode Island College freshmen Brandon Gauthier (Lowell, MA), Jake Miller (Broad Brook, CT) and Steve Saba (Methuen, MA) each won their weight class as the Anchormen placed third at the New England Sub-Varsity Wrestling Championships, hosted by Springfield on Sunday afternoon.

 

 

 Freshman 125 lbs. Brandon Gauthier

 

RIC finished with 89 points, while Roger Williams placed first (145.0) and the hosts ended the day in second (140.0).

 

 

 Freshman 133 lbs. Jake Miller

 

 

 Freshman 197 lbs. Steve Saba

 

Gauthier went 3-0 with two pins to capture the 125 lbs. crown. Miller went 3-0 with a pair of technical fall wins to finish first at 133 lbs. Saba also posted a perfect 3-0 mark with a pin at 197 lbs.

 

In addition, sophomore Paul Gerbino (Glen Ridge, NJ) and freshman Trevor McKenzie (Passaic, NJ) each placed third at 133 and 157 lbs, respectively.

 

In upcoming action, RIC will look to defend its 2008 title at the 2009 New England Wrestling Association (NEWA) Championships, hosted by Springfield, on Saturday and Sunday, Feb. 21-22.

 

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