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April 6, 2011

 

 

 

2010-11 Rhode Island College
Wrestling Season Summary
(11-10 Overall; 9-6 in the NEWA; 3-2 in the Pilgrim League)

 

Providence, RI—Head Coach Jay Jones’ (Career record: 157-106-1, .595) team finished the 2010-11 season with an 11-10 overall record, a 9-6 mark against New England Wrestling Association (NEWA) opposition and a 3-2 (third place) mark in the Pilgrim Wrestling League. Jones earned his 150th career victory as RIC’s head coach in a  31-12 win at WPI on Jan. 19.

 

Rhode Island College placed eighth (14 teams) with a team point total of 58.5 at the 2011 New England Wrestling Association Championships, hosted by Trinity on Feb. 26-27. RIC had three wrestlers attain All-N.E. status. One Anchorman advanced to compete at the 2011 NCAA Div. III Wrestling Championships in LaCrosse, Wisconsin, where RIC finished 30th (60 qualifying institutions) in the nation.

 

 

 

During the season, RIC earned a fourth place finish at the Roger Williams Invitational (Nov. 13), a sixth place finish at the Citrus Invitational (Dec. 29-30) and a 12th place finish at the Doug Parker Invitational (Nov. 20).

 

Junior 125 lbs. Brandon Gauthier (Lowell, MA) earned All-American honors with a seventh place finish and a 3-2 record at the 2011 NCAA Div. III Wrestling Championships. He was the New England Champion at 125 lbs. at the NEWA Championships on Feb. 27, entering the competition as the top seed and going 5-1 en route to the individual title.

 

Gauthier also posted a pair of third place finishes during the season at the Roger Williams Invitational (Nov. 13) and the Citrus Invitational (Dec. 29-30). 

 

He posted a 40-8 record at 125 lbs. to go along with 59 takedowns, 10 reversals, 40 escapes, 17 near-falls and 18 pins.  Gauthier was named a First Team Pilgrim League All-Star and to the league’s Scholar-Athlete team. He earned Pilgrim League Wrestler of the Week honors twice on the season. He capped the season by being named a Scholar All-American by the National Wrestling Coaches Association (NWCA) and was tabbed the team’s Most Outstanding Wrestler.

 

Senior 149 lbs. Kevin Sutherland (Dauphin, PA) finished a distinguished career with a 136-35 (.795) record to go along with 261 takedowns, 29 reversals, 180 escapes, 116 near-falls and 13 pins. Sutherland was a two-time NCAA individual qualifier and a three-time NWCA Scholar All-American. He earned All-New England honors in each of his four seasons on the mat and was named the Most Outstanding Wrestler at the 2009 New England Championships.

 

As a senior in 2010-11, Sutherland earned All-New England honors, placing fourth, at the 2011 NEWA Championships on Feb. 27. He was 26-2 at 149 lbs. to go along with 55 takedowns, one reversal, 34 escapes, 29 near-falls and two pins. During the season, Sutherland placed first at the Roger Williams Invitational (Nov. 13) and second at the Citrus Invitational (Dec. 29-30). He was named a First Team Pilgrim League All-Star and to the league’s Scholar-Athlete team. Sutherland was tabbed the Pilgrim League Wrestler of the Week twice. He capped the season by being named a Scholar All-American by the National Wrestling Coaches Association (NWCA).

 

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 team’s Most Outstanding Wrestler. Sutherland was also named a Second Team Pilgrim League All-Star and to its Scholar-Athlete Team. He capped the season by being named a Scholar All-American by the National Wrestling Coaches Association (NWCA).

 

As a sophomore in 2008-09, Sutherland was the New England Champion at 149 lbs. and advanced to the NCAA National Championships. Sutherland, a NWCA Scholar All-American, was also selected to the Pilgrim League’s Scholar-Athlete All-Star Team. He attained All-New England status for the second consecutive season, finishing with a 41-12 overall record to go along with 86 takedowns, seven reversals, 65 escapes, 22 near-falls and one pin. Sutherland earned a third place finish at the Doug Parker Invitational (Nov. 22) and a fourth place finish at the RIT Invitational (Dec. 6). He was named a First Team Pilgrim League All-Star. Sutherland was named the Most Outstanding Wrestler of the 2009 NEWA Championships.

 

As a freshman in 2007-08, Sutherland earned All-New England honors at 149 lbs., placing fifth at the NEWA Championships. Sutherland wrapped up his season with a 30-12 record to go along with 46 takedowns, 11 reversals, 40 escapes, 27 near-falls and five pins.  Sutherland earned a first place finish at the Roger Williams Invitational (Nov. 10) and was fifth at both the Doug Parker Invitational (Nov. 17) and the R.I.T. Invitational (Dec. 1). He was named a Second Team Pilgrim Wrestling League All-Star.

 

Sutherland is a physical education and health major as well as a 2007 graduate of Central Dauphin High School. 

 

Senior Travis Drappi (West Orange, NJ) finished his career with a record of 91-42 (.684) to go along with 162 takedowns, 33 reversals, 120 escapes, 78 near-falls and 21 pins. Drappi was a two-time All-New England and National Wrestling Coaches Association (NWCA) Scholar All-American.  

 

As a senior in 2010-11, Drappi posted a record of 26-9 at 133 lbs. to go along with 40 takedowns, 11 reversals, 32 escapes, 26 near-falls and six pins. Drappi was the top finisher at 133 lbs. in the Doug Parker Invitational (Nov. 20), while also placing second and third in the Citrus (Dec. 29-30) and Roger Williams (Nov. 13) invitationals, respectively. He was named a First Team Pilgrim League All-Star and to the league’s Scholar-Athlete Team.

 

As a junior in 2009-10, Drappi earned All-New England Honors by placing fifth at the NEWA Championships on Feb. 21. 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 named a Pilgrim League Scholar-Athlete and named Pilgrim League Wrestler of the Week once.

 

As a sophomore in 2008-09, Drappi was 16-14 at 141 lbs. with 37 takedowns, seven reversals, 35 escapes, seven near-falls and four pins on the season. Drappi placed fifth at 141 lbs. at the Roger Williams Invitational (Nov. 15) and sixth at the RIT Invitational (Dec. 6). He was named to the Pilgrim League’s Scholar-Athlete All-Star Team.

 

As a freshman in 2007-08, Drappi earned All-New England honors at 133 lbs., placing fourth at the NEWA Championships. Drappi was 25-12 to go along with 40 takedowns, 10 reversals, 32 escapes, 18 near-falls and nine pins. Drappi earned a second place finish at the Roger Williams Invitational (Nov. 10) was third at the Doug Parker Invitational (Nov. 17) and sixth at the R.I.T. Invitational (Dec. 1). He was named a Second Team Pilgrim Wrestling League All-Star.

 

Drappi is a physical education/health major and a 2007 graduate of West Orange High School.

 

Senior Chris Dean (Copiague, NY) finished his career with a record of 24-52 (.316) to go along with 40 takedowns, nine reversals, 75 escapes, seven near-falls and three pins.

 

As a senior in 2010-11, Dean went 10-23 at 184 lbs. with 24 takedowns, five reversals, 32 escapes, one near-fall and two pins.  Dean earned a sixth place finish at the Roger Williams Invitational (Nov. 13). 

 

As a junior in 2009-10, Dean was 11-11 at 184-285 lbs. with 12 takedowns, four reversals, 23 escapes, five near-falls and one pin on the season. Dean placed second at 184 lbs. at the NEWA Futures Tournament (Feb. 14).

 

As a sophomore in 2008-09, Dean was 2-8 at 184-197 lbs. with two takedowns, nine escapes and one near-fall.

 

As a freshman in 2007-08, Dean was 1-10 at 197/285 lbs. to go along with two takedown and 11 escapes.

 

Dean is a justice studies major with a minor in sociology and a 2007 graduate of Walter G. O'Connell Copiague High School.

 

Senior Brendan Guarino (Lodi, NJ) closed out his career with a 49-61 (.445) record to go along with 104 takedowns, 42 reversals, 134 escapes, 25 near-falls and 18 pins. Guarino has an additional year of eligibility remaining due to a medical hardship waiver granted in 2008-09, but is finishing up his studies.

 

As a senior in 2010-11, he was 15-15 at 165-174 lbs. to go along with 30 takedowns, 19 reversals, 41 escapes, nine near-falls and three pins. Guarino was an Honorable Mention to the Pilgrim League All-Star Team.

 

As a junior in 2009-10, Guarino was 8-22 at 165 lbs. with 19 takedowns, nine reversals, 27 escapes, seven near-falls and five pins on the season. Guarino placed seventh at 165 lbs. at the Citrus Invitational (Dec. 30).

 

As a sophomore in 2008-09, he was 7-6 at 165-174 lbs. with 15 takedowns, four reversals, 10 escapes, four near-falls and four pins before an injury cut short his season.

 

As a freshman in 2007-08, Guarino was 19-18 at 165 lbs. to go along with 40 takedowns, 10 reversals, 56 escapes, five near-falls and six pins. He placed sixth at the R.I.T. Invitational (Dec. 1).

 

He is a psychology/CDAS major and a 2007 graduate of Lodi High School.

 

Junior Kyle Bousquet (Pascoag, RI) posted a record of 3-8 at 125 lbs. with five takedowns, two reversals, nine escapes, one near-fall and two pins. Bousquet placed fourth at the NEWA Futures Tournament (Feb. 20).

 

Junior Devin Callahan-Cormier (Milford, MA) was 4-15 at 285 lbs. to go along with six takedowns, three reversals, 18 escapes and two near-falls. 

 

Junior Jared Rhodes (Harrisburg, PA) was 7-4 at 133-141 lbs. to go along with 11 takedowns, one reversal, one escape, 21 near-falls and three pins.

 

Junior Geoff Riccio (Lancaster, MA) was 10-8 at 157 lbs. to go along with 27 takedowns, two reversals, 19 escapes, four near-falls and one pin. He placed second at the NEWA Futures Tournament (Feb. 20). Riccio was named to the Pilgrim League's Scholar-Athlete All-Star Team.

 

Junior Michael Trasso (Lyndhurst, NJ) earned All-New England honors with a fifth place finish at the NEWA Championships (Feb. 26-27). He was 33-5 at 141 lbs. to go along with 67 takedowns, six reversals, 25 escapes, 12 near-falls and three pins. Trasso finished first at the Roger Williams Invitational (Nov. 13).  He also placed second at the Citrus Invitational (Dec. 29-30) and third at the Doug Parker Invitational (Nov. 20). Trasso was named a Second Team Pilgrim League All-Star. He earned Pilgrim League Wrestler of the Week honors twice on the season.

 

Sophomore Remington Alves (Portsmouth, RI) went 5-12 at 149-157 lbs. to go along with 12 takedowns, six reversals, 22 escapes, eight near-falls and four pins. Alves placed fifth at the NEWA Futures Tournament (Feb. 20).

 

Sophomore Josh Baker (Jackson, NJ) was 13-11 at 133-141 lbs. to go along with 37 takedowns, seven reversals, eight escapes, 16 near-falls and four pins. Baker placed fifth at the Roger Williams Invitational (Nov. 13). Baker placed second at the NEWA Futures Tournament (Feb. 20).

 

Sophomore Ronnie DiSanto (Shenorock, NY) was 5-12 at 165 lbs. to go along with 15 takedowns, 33 escapes, three near-falls and three pins. DiSanto placed fifth at the NEWA Futures Tournament (Feb. 20).

 

Sophomore Justin Georgiano (Jackson, NJ) was 3-9 at 285 lbs. to go along with nine takedowns, three escapes, and one pin. Georgiano placed fourth at the NEWA Futures Tournament (Feb. 20).

 

Sophomore Steven Hunt (Coventry, RI) was 2-4 at 141 lbs., to go along with four takedowns, three reversals, 12 escapes and one pin. 

 

Sophomore Jesse Pohl-Rhinehart (Conway, MA) was 3-4 overall at 197 lbs. to go along with three takedowns, three reversals, one escape, one near-fall and one pin. 

 

Sophomore Ryan Rheaume (Riverhead, NY) was 16-17 overall at 157 lbs. to go along with 49 takedowns, five reversals, 39 escapes, six near-falls and two pins.  Rheaume placed seventh at the Citrus Invitational (Dec. 29-30). He was named Pilgrim League Rookie of the Week once on the season.

 

Sophomore Mike Sugermeyer (Hampden, MA) was 11-8 overall at 125 lbs. to go along with 23 takedowns, two reversals, 15 escapes, five near-falls and five pins. 

 

Freshman Kevin Barrucci (Burlington, MA) was 12-8 at 149-157 lbs. to go along with 22 takedowns, four reversals, 21 escapes, 14 near-falls and three pins. Barrucci placed sixth at the Roger Williams Invitational (Nov. 13).

 

Freshman Andrew Bove (Pomfret, CT) was 3-1 at 133-149 lbs. to go along with nine takedowns, three escapes, three near-falls and one pin.  He placed second at 133 lbs. at the NEWA Futures Tournament (Feb. 20).

 

Freshman Jonathan Goulding (Shirley, NY) was 3-1 at 174 lbs. to go along with six takedowns, two escapes, one near-fall and one pin.

 

Freshman Josh Harrison (Mechanicville, NY) was 4-6 from 157-174 lbs. to go along with 12 takedowns, seven reversals, 11 escapes, five near-falls and one pin.

 

Freshman Brohen Krsulic (Brooklyn, CT) was 13-13 at 174 lbs. to go along with 25 takedowns, five reversals, 41 escapes, seven near-falls and two pins. Krsulic placed first at 174 lbs. at the NEWA Futures Tournament (Feb. 20).

 

Freshman Adam Lynch (New Milford, CT) was 6-19 on the season at 197 lbs. to go along with 13 takedowns, two reversals, 27 escapes and two pins. 

 

Freshman Joseph Mahoney (Dedham, MA) was 0-2 overall at 184 lbs. to go along with one takedown, three escapes and two near-falls.

 

Freshman Brandon Regnault (Johnston, RI) was 13-9 overall at 285 lbs. to go along with 17 takedowns, eight reversals, 10 escapes, five near-falls and seven pins.  Regnault was named a Second Team Pilgrim League All-Star.

 

Freshman Dustin Wilcox (Brooklyn, CT) was 8-8 at 165 lbs. to go along with 19 takedowns, two reversals, 14 escapes, five near-fall, and one pin.