FOR IMMEDIATE RELEASE

 

December 30, 2009

 

DRAPPI CLAIMS 133 LBS. CROWN &
11 PLACE AS RIC FINISHES SECOND AT CITRUS INVITATIONAL

Fort Lauderdale, FLJunior Travis Drappi (West Orange, NJ) won the 133 lbs. weight class as the Rhode Island College wrestling team placed second at the Citrus Invitational. The Anchormen also earned a 21-19 win over Washington & Jefferson in the dual portion of the tournament to improve to 4-0 on the season.

 

Mount Union rose to the occasion and captured the team title with 169.0 total points. The Purple Raiders won many of the head-to-head matchups between the runner-up Anchormen (149.0). Mount Union had three champions and five finalists. RIC had four grapplers reach the championship bout of their respective weight class, but Drappi claimed the only title.

 

 

Junior Travis Drappi

 

Juniors Mike Trasso (Lyndhurst, NJ) and Kevin Sutherland (Dauphin, PA), along with senior Joe Manley (Wayland, MA) placed second at 141, 149 and 174 lbs.

 

Sophomore Brandon Gauthier (Lowell, MA) took third at 125 lbs., while sophomore Scott Legacy (Bennington, VT) and senior Ray Moore (Wrentham, MA) finished fourth at 157 and 184 lbs.

 

Freshman Mike Sugermeyer (Hampden, MA) and (125 lbs.) freshman Brian Nicoll (Plaistow, NH) were sixth (285 lbs.), while junior Brendan Guarino (Lodi, NJ) and sophomore Steve Saba (Methuen, MA) each finished seventh (165 and 195 lbs.).

 

CITRUS INVITATIONAL FINAL RESULTS

1. Mount Union, 169.0

2. Rhode Island College, 149.0

3. Oneonta State, 122.0

4. John Carroll, 103.

5. Washington & Jefferson, 94.5

6. Buena Vista, 86.0

7. Ursinus, 67.0

8. Case Western Reserve, 46.5

9. Wilmington, 46.0

10. Concordia, 39.0

11. Milwaukee School of Engineering, 27.5

 

MATCH RESULTS: Rhode Island College (4-0) 21, Washington & Jefferson, 19

125 lbs. Zach Cecchetti (WJ) def. Mike Sugermeyer (RIC) by Tech. Fall (19-4) at 6:55

133 lbs. Travis Drappi (RIC) def. Brandon Sansom (WJ), 6-2

141 lbs. Mike Trasso (RIC) def. Brady Fyffe (WJ), 13-7

149 lbs. Kevin Sutherland (RIC) def. Tyler Berger (WJ), 3-2

157 lbs. Dominick Demor (WJ) def. Geoff Riccio (RIC) by Tech. Fall (16-1) at 3:55

165 lbs. Brandon Roshan (WJ) def. Brendan Guarino (RIC), 8-3

174 lbs. Joe Manley (RIC) pinned Eric Kohr (WJ) at 0:52

184 lbs. Ray Moore (RIC) pinned Justin Herder (WJ) at 3:30

197 lbs. Alex Cressley (WJ) def. Steve Saba (RIC), 4-0

285 lbs. Taylor Potts (WJ) def. Brian Nicoll (RIC), 1-0

 

In upcoming action, Rhode Island College will compete against NYU and Bridgewater State at a tri-match hosted by the Bears on Saturday, Jan. 9. 

 

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