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August 31, 2017

 

2016-17 Rhode Island College Wrestling Summary
(7-9 Overall; 6-5 in the New England Wrestling Association)
• 12th Place at the 2017 NCAA Regional Championships
• 48th Place at the 2017 NCAA National Championships

Providence, R.I.-Head Coach Jay Jones’ (Career Record 224-163-1; .579) Anchormen finished the 2016-17 season with a 7-9 overall record and a 6-5 mark against New England Wrestling Association (NEWA) opponents. Jones became the school’s all-time winningest coach with his 224th career victory, a 30-18 win over Bridgewater State on February 12.

 

Rhode Island College sent two wrestlers to the 2017 NCAA Div. III Wrestling National Championships and finished 48th (58 teams) with a score of 1.0 on March 10-11.

 

Prior to that, the Anchormen placed 12th (19 teams) with a score of 35.5 at the NCAA Div. III Northeast Regional Championships held at Roger Williams on Feb. 25-26. Two Anchormen earned All-Northeast accolades by virtue of their performances.

 

RIC placed 11th (16 teams) with a 2-2 mark at the 2017 NEWA Dual Championships, hosted by Johnson & Wales on Jan. 22. 

 

 

 

Senior Jake Dorman (Foxboro, MA) closed out his career with a 29-40 (.420) record to go along with 52 takedowns, 11 reversals, 48 escapes, 18 near-falls and six pins.

 

As a senior in 2016-17, Dorman went 7-13 at 141 lbs. with 17 takedowns, eight escapes, two reversals, four near-falls and three pins.

 

As a junior in 2015-16, he went 11-11 at 133 lbs. to go along with 24 takedowns, eight reversals, 27 escapes, three near-falls and two pins.

 

As a sophomore in 2014-15, he was 9-8 at 133/141 lbs. with six takedowns, five escapes, nine near-falls and one pin.

As a freshman in 2013-14, he closed out the season with a 2-8 record at 125-141 lbs. to go along with five takedowns, one reversal, eight escapes and two near-falls.

 

Dorman is a criminal justice major and a 2013 graduate of Foxboro High School.

 

Senior John Georges (Cranston, RI) closed out his career with a 71-51 (.582) record to go along with 101 takedowns, 26 reversals, 82 escapes, 16 near-falls and 26 pins.

 

As a senior in 2016-17, he earned First Team All-NEWA honors at 285 lbs. Georges finished third to earn All-Northeast Region honors at the NCAA Northeast Regional Championship and advanced to the NCAA Div. III National Championship. He finished the season with a 30-11 record with 43 takedowns, 27 escapes, nine reversals, two near-falls and 10 pins. 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).

 

As a junior in 2015-16, Georges went 20-14 at 197 lbs. to go along with 29 takedowns, six reversals, 19 escapes, three near-falls and eight pins. During the season, he placed fourth at 285 lbs. at the Will Abele Invitational (Jan. 16) and fifth at 197 lbs. at the Doug Parker Invitational (Nov. 21).

 

As a sophomore in 2014-15, he was 8-11 at 197 lbs. to go along with eight takedowns, five reversals, seven escapes, one near-fall and three pins. He placed second at the Will Abele Invitational (Jan. 17).

 

As a freshman in 2013-14, Georges posted a 13-15 record at 197-285 lbs. to go along with 21 takedowns, six reversals, 29 escapes, 10 near-falls and five pins. He finished fourth at 197 lbs. at the 2014 Dolphin Invitational.

 

Georges is a justice studies major and a 2012 graduate of La Salle Academy.

 

Junior Vincent Drago (Hauppauge, NY) went 3-18 at 165 lbs. to go along with eight takedowns, one reversals, 20 escapes and one near-fall.

 

Junior Michael Gallagher (Narragansett, RI) was named Second Team All-NEWA at 285 llbs. and a National Wrestling Coaches Association (NWCA) Scholar All-American. He also earned All-Northeast Region honors after taking second place at 184 lbs. at the NCAA Div. III Northeast Regionals on Feb. 25-26. That finish earned Gallagher a spot at the NCAA Div. III National Championship on March 10. He wrapped up the season with a 25-10 record, a team-best 51 takedowns, nine reversals, 33 escapes, five near-falls five pins. Gallagher also had a fifth place finish at the Doug Parker Invitational (Nov. 19).

 

Junior Javante Johnson (Wakefield, RI) went 14-16 at 197 lbs. to go along with 29 takedowns, six reversals, 17 escapes, one near-fall and five pins.

 

Junior Brennan Liebel (Feeding Hills, MA) went 3-11 at 125 lbs. to go along with 10 takedowns and 12 escapes.

 

Junior Stephen Masi (Cumberland, RI) was named to the NEWA Scholar-Athlete team at 133 lbs. He finished the season with an 8-11 record at 133 lbs. with 18 takedowns, nine escapes and one pin.

 

Sophomore Tim Caplan (Portland, CT) went 4-14 at 165 lbs. to go along with eight takedowns, one reversal, eight escapes, one near-fall one pin.

 

Sophomore Zach Ford (Flagler Beach, FL) competed at 149 lbs. and was named to the NEWA Scholar-Athlete team. He was 9-10 with 23 takedowns, seven reversals, 16 escapes, four near-falls and five pins.

 

Sophomore Michael Kimbrough (Providence, RI) went 0-6 at 197 lbs. with seven takedowns and nine escapes.

 

Sophomore Daniel Murray (Bay Shore, NY) was 15-16 on the year at 125 lbs. with 27 takedowns, three reversals, eight escapes, four near-falls and two pins.

 

Freshman Alex DeVito (North Attleboro, MA) went 3-12 at 133 lbs. with four takedowns, one reversal, two escapes and one pin.

 

Freshman Zach Lepre (East Greenwich, RI) was 0-14 at 141 lbs. with one takedown, three reversals and three escapes.

 

Freshman Samuel Lindblom (Waterford, CT) was 8-21 at 165 lbs. with 17 takedowns, eight reversals, 15 escapes, two near-falls and three pins.

 

Freshman Frankie Roman (Parlin, NJ) went 5-10 at 133 lbs. with five takedowns, four reversals, one near-fall and two pins.

 

Freshman Michael Scaravilli (Lodi, NJ) was 10-18 at 133 lbs. with 25 takedowns, one reversal, 31 escapes, two near-falls and one pin.

 

Freshman Domenic Vito (Dedham, MA) went 2-4 at 174 lbs., including four takedowns, one reversal, six escapes and one pin.

 

Freshman Jordan Zanni (North Providence, RI) was 0-12 at 197 lbs. with two takedowns and six escapes.