FOR IMMEDIATE RELEASE

 

November 21, 2009

 

DRAPPI STAYS UNBEATEN AND CLAIMS 133 LBS. CROWN AS ANCHORMEN PLACE FIFTH AT
DOUG PARKER INVITATIONAL

Springfield, MAŚJunior Travis Drappi (West Orange, NJ) improved to 9-0 and won the 133 lbs. weight class, while and four additional Anchormen wrestlers placed, as Rhode Island College took fifth (18 teams) overall at the Doug Parker Invitational, hosted by Springfield on Saturday afternoon.

 

Williams (136), Brockport (135), Wesleyan (124.5) and Springfield (119) finished ahead of RIC (111.5) in the 18-team field.

 

 

Junior 133 lbs. Travis Drappi

 

Drappi went 5-0, defeating Wesleyan's Kaison Tanabe, 5-2, in the championship match.

 

 Sophomore Brandon Gauthier (Lowell, MA) took second at 125 lbs., going 3-1. He won three straight bouts before falling to Wesleyan's Dan Bloom (WBF 3:59) in the title match.

 

Senior Joe Manley (Wayland, MA) placed second at 174 lbs., going 3-1 on the day. He won his first three contests before falling to Wesleyan's Greg Hurd (3-1) in the championship match.

 

  After a surprise loss in his first match, junior Kevin Sutherland (Dauphin, PA) did not lose the rest of the day, winning seven straight to place third at 149 lbs. He raised his overall record to 11-1 on the year.

 

Sophomore Mike Trasso (Lyndhurst, NJ) went 5-2 to place fourth at 141 lbs.

 

 In upcoming action, Rhode Island College will see its first dual action of the season when it hosts New England Wrestling Association (NEWA) rival Plymouth State on Wednesday, December 2.