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February 14, 2011

 

GAUTHIER NAMED PILGRIM LEAGUE WRESTLER OF THE WEEK

Providence, R.I.—Rhode Island College junior 125 lbs. Brandon Gauthier (Lowell, MA) was named the Pilgrim League’s Wrestler of the Week for his performance in three matches last week.

 

Gauthier went 3-0 in bouts vs. Coast Guard, Trinity and Bridgewater State to raise his current win streak to 11 matches.

 

 

 

The highlight was a 9-8 win over BSU’s Kenny Francis, who is ranked No. 1 in New England. Gauthier, ranked No. 2, is expected to take over the top spot when the latest rankings are announced later in the week.

 

Gauthier is 32-5 on the season with 47 takedowns, six reversals, 25 escapes, 13 near-falls and 13 pins.

 

Head Coach Jay Jones’ team wrapped up the regular season with an 11-10 overall record, a 9-6 mark vs. New England Wrestling Association (NEWA) opposition and went 3-2 in Pilgrim League competition.

 

In upcoming action, Rhode Island College will compete at the 2011 New England Wrestling Association Championships, hosted by Trinity on Feb. 26-27.

 

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