February 8, 2011


Alves & Regnault Pick Up Pins as
RIC Breezes by Coast Guard, 37-6

Providence, R.I.—Sophomore 149 lbs. Remington Alves (Portsmouth, RI) and freshman 285 lbs. Brandon Regnault (Johnston, RI) each picked up pins as Rhode Island College defeated Coast Guard, 37-6, in a Pilgrim Wrestling match held at The Murray Center.


The Anchormen improve to 11-8 overall and 3-1 in the league, while Coast Guard suffers its seventh straight loss, falling to 1-15 overall and 0-4 in league action.



 Freshman 285 lbs. Brandon Regnault


RIC quickly took a 10-0 lead as junior Kyle Bousquet (Pascoag, RI) won by forfeit and was followed by a major decision, 12-4, in favor of junior Brandon Gauthier (Lowell, MA) who had bumped up a weight from his normal 125 lbs. position.



 Sophomore 149 lbs. Remington Alves


Coast Guard freshman Scott Coull (Plymouth, MA) pulled the visitors within seven points, 10-3, with a decision at 141 lbs., but Alves’ win by fall quickly put the Anchormen back up by a comfortable margin.


 Senior Andy Snyder (Tamasqua, PA) beat RIC sophomore Ryan Rheaume (Riverhead, NY), 5-1, in a battle of the No. 2 and 8 ranked wrestlers in New England at 157 lbs.


 That would prove to be the last win of the night for the Bears, who gave up a forfeit and decisions by junior Brendan Guarino (Lodi, NJ) and senior Chris Dean (Copiague, NY) to seal their fate.


 Regnault’s pin at heavyweight capped the night for the hosts who will close out the regular season at home against Trinity and Bridgewater State on Sunday, Feb. 13. Dean, along with Travis Drappi (West Orange, NJ) and Kevin Sutherland (Dauphin, PA), will be honored prior to the BSU match as part of Senior Day.


Final Score: Coast Guard (1-15, 0-4) 6, Rhode Island College (11-8, 3-1) 37
125 lbs:  Kyle Bousquet (RIC) won by forfeit
133 lbs:  Brandon Gauthier (RIC) dec. Doug Ricketts (CGA), 12-4
141 lbs:  Scott Coull (CGA) dec. Josh Baker (RIC) 14-7
149 lbs:  Remington Alves (RIC) pinned John Tabb (CGA) at 1:00
157 lbs:  Andy Snyder (CGA) dec. Ryan Rheaume (RIC) 5-1
165 lbs:  Dustin Wilcox (RIC) won by forfeit
174 lbs:  Brendan Guarino (RIC) dec. Will Stark (CGA) 13-7
184 lbs:  Chris Dean (RIC) dec. Greg Bredariol (CGA) 8-3
197 lbs:  Adam Lynch (RIC) dec. Max Walker (CGA) 6-3
285 lbs   Brandon Regnault (RIC) pinned John Manganiello (CGA) 3:47