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December 18, 2011

 

GIBLIN WINS FOUR AS ANCHORMEN SPLIT AT DESERT DUALS

Las Vegas, NevadaŚSophomore 141 lbs. Shawn Giblin (Cranston, RI) went 4-0 with two pins as Rhode Island College wrapped up competition at the Desert Duals on Sunday afternoon. RIC fell to No. 1-ranked Wartburg, 43-3, before taking down Alma, 39-6, and Simpson, 25-18. The Anchormen wrapped up competition by falling to No. 3-ranked Coe, 47-6. Giblin was the lone Anchormen to win all of his matches on the day.

 

 

Sophomore 141 lbs. Shawn Giblin

 

Wartburg quickly jumped out to a 9-0 lead over RIC (5-4) in the Anchormen's first action of the day. Giblin briefly stemmed the tide with a decision, but WC rattled off wins in the final seven bouts to seal the victory.

 

Wartburg 43, Rhode Island College 3
125
lbs: Gilberto Camacho (WC) def. Brandon Gauthier (RIC), 5-4
133
lbs: Tommy Mirocha (WC) pinned Mike Sugermeyer (RIC) at 2:13
141
lbs: Shawn Giblin (RIC) def. Charles Tims (WC), 6-4
149
lbs: Drew Waggenhoffer (WC) def. Mike Trasso (RIC), 7-1
157
lbs: Cameron Wagner  (WC) def. Kevin Barrucci (RIC), 9-5
165
lbs: Landon Williams (WC) def. Rob Sotelo (RIC) by Tfall (15-0)
174
lbs: Ben Scott (WC) pinned Paul Cafone (RIC) at 5:44
184 lbs: Dylan Azinger (WC) def. Jason Zeramby (RIC) by Tfall (23-8)

197
lbs: Byron Tate (WC) pinned Kyle Humphries (RIC) at 1:32
285
lbs: Ryan Fank (WC) won by forfeit

 

Rhode Island College made short work of Alma in its next match by storming out to win the match's first seven bouts and nine of 10 on the day. Four pins helped the Anchormen earn the victory as Giblin, sophomore 165 lbs. Caleb Crump (Tucson, AZ), freshman 197 lbs. Kyle Humphries (East Longmeadow, MA) and sophomore 285 lbs. Brandon Regnault (Johnston, RI) each won by fall.

 

Rhode Island College 39, Alma 6
125
lbs: Brandon Gauthier (RIC) def. Lesko (AC), 4-2
133
lbs: Mike Sugermeyer (RIC) def. Case (AC), 10-7
141 
lbs: Shawn Giblin (RIC) pinned White (AC) at 5:15
149
lbs: Mike Trasso (RIC) def. Carey (AC), 7-3
157
lbs: Kevin Barrucci (RIC) def. McLaughlin (AC), 6-2
165
lbs: Caleb Crump (RIC) pinned Tuttle (AC) at 3:41
174
lbs: Rob Sotelo (RIC) def. Groeneveld (AC), 4-3
184 lbs: Mikhjian (AC) pinned Paul Cafone (RIC), at 4:52
197
lbs: Kyle Humphries (RIC) pinned Bovee (AC) at 2:48
285
lbs: Brandon Regnault (RIC) pinned Compo (AC) at 0:52

 

Rhode Island College used the momentum it gained after the win over Alma to take down Simpson in a much closer match. Senior 125 lbs. Brandon Gauthier (Lowell, MA) staked the Anchormen to a 6-0 lead with his team-leading sixth pin of the season right off the bat. After Simpson earned a decision at 133 lbs. a Giblin major victory put RIC back on top for good, 10-3. Senior 149 lbs. Mike Trasso (Lyndhurst, NJ) and sophomore 157 lbs. Kevin Barrucci (Burlington, MA) secured victories and freshman 165 lbs. Rob Sotelo's (Little Falls, NJ) decision put RIC in the driver's seat, 19-3. However, Simpson followed with two pins and a decision to climb within one point, 19-18. Regnault had his arm raised with a forfeit victory to end the match.

 

Rhode Island College 25, Simpson 18
125 lbs.: Brandon Gauthier pinned Rausch (SC) at 1:27

133
lbs: Courier (SC) def. Mike Sugermeyer (RIC), 10-6
141
lbs: Shawn Giblin (RIC) def. Sand (SC), 11-1
149
lbs: Mike Trasso (RIC) def. Blayer (SC), 3-1
157
lbs: Kevin Barrucci (RIC) def. Haynes (SC), 10-5
165
lbs: Rob Sotelo (RIC) def. Stratton (SC), 13-6
174
lbs: Bruce (SC) pinned Paul Cafone (RIC) at 2:38
184
lbs: Witzel (SC) def. Jason Zeramby (RIC), 10-7
197 lbs: Bevins (SC) pinned Kyle Humphries (RIC) at 5:00
285 lbs: Brandon Regnault (RIC) won by forfeit

 

The Anchormen continued the tough schedule with a loss to Coe to wrap up the action in Sin City. Coe's five pins proved to be the decisive blows in the match, with Giblin's lone pin accounting for the visitor's points.

 

Coe 47, Rhode Island College 6
125 lbs.: Gotto (CC) def. Brandon Gauthier (RIC), 6-4 SV
133 lbs.: Westfall (CC) pinned Mike Sugermeyer (RIC) at 5:55
141 lbs.: Shawn Giblin (RIC) pinned C. LeClere (CC) at 2:17
149 lbs.: Locke (CC) def. Mike Trasso (RIC), 15-2

157 lbs.: Handley (CC) def. Kevin Barrucci (RIC), 13-3

165 lbs.: N. LeClere (CC) pinned Caleb Crump (RIC) at 2:21
174 lbs.: King (CC) pinned Paul Cafone (RIC) at 1:26

184 lbs.: Ball (CC) pinned Jason Zeramby (RIC) at 3:58
197 lbs.: Horner (CC) won by forfeit
285 lbs.: Burkle (CC) pinned  Brandon Regnault (RIC) at 2:25

 

Rhode Island College will board a flight back to the Ocean State tomorrow morning. The Anchormen, who just concluded finals on Thursday, will break for Christmas before taking part in the National Duals on Saturday and Sunday, Jan. 7-8. 

 

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