FOR IMMEDIATE RELEASE

 

October 29, 2010

 

GAUTHIER & SUTHERLAND PICKED NO. 1  IN
NEW ENGLAND WRESTLING ASSOCIATION PRESEASON POLL

Providence, R.I.óRhode Island College junior 125 lbs. Brandon Gauthier (Lowell, MA) and senior 149 lbs. Kevin Sutherland (Dauphin, PA) have been picked No. 1 in their respective weight classes in the New England Wrestling Association (NEWA) Preseason Individual Rankings.

 

 

 Junior 125 lbs. Brandon Gauthier

 

As a sophomore in 2009-10, Gauthier earned All-New England Honors by placing fourth at the NEWA Championships on Feb. 21. He was 23-13 at 125 lbs. with 40 takedowns, 13 reversals, 32 escapes, 14 near-falls and 10 pins on the season. Gauthier placed second at 125 lbs. at the Doug Parker Invitational (Nov. 21), third at the Citrus Invitational (Dec. 30) and fifth at the Roger Williams Invitational (Nov. 14). He was also named a First Team Pilgrim League All-Star.

 

 

 Senior 149 lbs. Kevin Sutherland

 

As a junior in 2009-10, Sutherland earned All-New England Honors by placing second at the NEWA Championships on Feb. 21 and competed at the NCAA Championships for the second straight year. He was 39-9 at 149 lbs. with 74 takedowns, 10 reversals, 41 escapes, 38 near-falls and five pins on the season. Sutherland placed first at 149 lbs. at the Roger Williams Invitational (Nov. 14) and at the Ursinus Invitational (Jan. 16). He also placed second at the Citrus Invitational (Dec. 30), while placing third at the Doug Parker Invitational (Nov. 21). He was named the teamís MVP. Sutherland was also named a Second Team Pilgrim League All-Star and to its Scholar-Athlete Team.

 

Senior Travis Drappi (West Orange, NJ) was picked No. 2 at 133 lbs. He earned All-New England Honors by placing fifth at the NEWA Championships on Feb. 21 last season. He was 24-7 at 133 lbs. with 45 takedowns, five reversals, 21 escapes, 27 near-falls and two pins on the season. Drappi placed first at 133 lbs. at the Roger Williams Invitational (Nov. 14), the Doug Parker Invitational (Nov. 21) and the Citrus Invitational (Dec. 30). He also placed third at the Ursinus Invitational (Jan. 16). He was also named a Pilgrim League Scholar-Athlete and named Pilgrim League Wrestler of the Week once.

 

 

 Senior 133 lbs. Travis Drappi

 

Junior Mike Trasso (Lyndhurst, NJ) was picked No. 3 at 141 lbs. Last year, he earned All-New England Honors by placing sixth at the NEWA Championships on Feb. 21. He was 27-9 at 141 lbs. with 57 takedowns, five reversals, 43 escapes, 26 near-falls and six pins on the season. Trasso placed second at 141 lbs. at the Citrus (Dec. 30) and Ursinus (Jan. 16) Invitationals and fourth at the Doug Parker Invitational (Nov. 21). He was also named a Second Team Pilgrim League All-Star.

 

 

 Junior 141 lbs. Mike Trasso

 

Junior Scott Legacy (Bennington, VT) was picked No. 5 at 157 lbs. He was 21-17 at 157 lbs. with 25 takedowns, 12 reversals, 30 escapes, 23 near-falls and five pins last season. Legacy placed first at 157 lbs. at the Ursinus Invitational (Jan. 16) and fourth at the Citrus Invitational (Dec. 30).

 

 

 Junior 157 lbs. Scott Legacy

 

Junior Brendan Guarino (Lodi, NJ) was picked No. 8 at 165 lbs. He was 8-22 at 165 lbs. with 19 takedowns, nine reversals, 27 escapes, seven near-falls and five pins last season. Guarino placed seventh at 165 lbs. at the Citrus Invitational (Dec. 30).

 

 

 Junior 165 lbs. Brendan Guarino

 

In upcoming action, Head Coach Jay Jones team opens the 2010-11 season at the Roger Williams Invitational on Saturday, Nov. 13.

 

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