FOR IMMEDIATE RELEASE

 

November 19, 2011

 

RIC WRESTLING PLACES FOURTH AT
DOUG PARKER INVITATIONAL

Four Anchormen Finish in the Top Four

Springfield, Mass.-The Rhode Island College wrestling team placed fourth (15 teams) at the Doug Parker Invitational, hosted by Springfield College on Saturday afternoon.

 

RIC totaled a team score of 69.0. Brockport (115.0) finished first, while Springfield (91.5) and Stevens (91.5) tied for third overall.

 

Each weight class had four placewinners. Senior Brandon Gauthier (Lowell, MA) placed third at 125 lbs. Sophomore Shawn Giblin (Cranston, RI) placed third at 141 lbs. Senior Mike Trasso (Lyndhurst, NJ) placed fourth at 149 lbs. Sophomore Kevin Barrucci (Burlington, MA) placed third at 157 lbs.

 

 

 Left to Right: Kevin Barrucci, Brandon Gauthier, Shawn Giblin.

 

 Barrucci went 5-1 on the day to improve his overall record to 10-2. Gauthier and Giblin each went 4-1 to raise their personal marks to 10-2 as well. Trasso, who missed the Roger Williams Invitational a week ago, went 4-2 to improve to 7-2.

 

 

 Senior 149 lbs. Mike Trasso

 

In upcoming action, Rhode Island College will host New England Wrestling Association (NEWA) rival Plymouth State on Wednesday, Nov. 30 (7 p.m.) at The Murray Center.

 

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