FOR IMMEDIATE RELEASE

 

March 27, 2017

 

NEW ENGLAND WRESTLING ASSOCIATION
HONORS FOUR ANCHORMEN

Providence, R.I.-Rhode Island College senior John Georges (Cranston, RI) and junior Michael Gallagher (Narragansett, RI) and were named New England Wrestling Association (NEWA) All-Stars for their respective performances during the 2016-17 season.

 

Georges was named First Team All-NEWA at 285 lbs. He earned NCAA All-Northeast Region honors with a third place finish at the Regional Championships on Feb. 26. Georges qualified for the NCAA Div. III National Championships, which were held in La Crosse, Wis. on March 9-10. He finished the season with a 30-11 overall record to go along with 43 takedowns, nine reversals, 27 escapes, 10 pins and a pair of near-falls. During the season, he finished second at both the Ithaca Invitational (Nov. 5) and the Wildcat Open (Jan. 29). Georges also finished fifth at the Doug Parker Invitational (Nov. 19).

 

 

 Senior 285 lbs. John Georges

 

Gallagher was named Second Team All-NEWA at 184 lbs. and was selected to the league’s Scholar-Athlete Team. He earned NCAA All-Northeast Region honors with a second place finish at the Regional Championships on Feb. 26. Gallagher qualified for the NCAA Div. III National Championships, which were held in La Crosse, Wis. on March 9-10. He finished the season with a 25-10 overall record to go along with 51 takedowns, nine reversals, 33 escapes, five pins and five near-falls. Gallagher also finished fifth at the Doug Parker Invitational (Nov. 19). He was named a National Wrestling Coaches Association (NWCA) Scholar All-American.

 

 

 Junior 184 lbs. Michael Gallagher

 

In addition, junior 133 lbs. Stephen Masi (Cumberland, RI) and sophomore 149 lbs. Zachary Ford (Flagler Beach, FL) were named to the NEWA Scholar-Athlete Team.

 

 

 Junior 133 lbs. Stephen Masi

 

 

 Sophomore 149 lbs. Zachary Ford

 

Head Coach Jay Jones’ team posted a 7-9 overall record in 2016-17 with a 6-5 mark against NEWA opposition. The Anchormen finished 11th (16 teams) at the NEWA Dual Championship on Jan. 22. RIC posted a 12th place finish (19 teams) at the NCAA Division III Northeast Regional Championship on Feb. 25-26.

 

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