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February 14, 2002

 

NECCWA Hall of Fame to Enshrine Three
Former Rhode Island College Wrestlers

 

Providence, RI—Former Rhode Island College wrestlers Brian Allen, Scott Carlsten and Scott Martin are among the inaugural class to be inducted into the New England College Conference Wrestling Association (NECCWA) Hall of Fame on Sunday, Feb. 17. The ceremony will take place just prior to the Championship Finals of the 2002 NECCWA Tournament, which will be hosted by Springfield College. The ceremony will begin at approximately 6:30 p.m.

All three wrestlers are among the best ever to compete for the Anchormen. Allen owns a career record of 141-33. He was a two-time All-American, earning honors in 1989 at 126 pounds and in 1991 at 134 pounds.

He was a four-time New England Champion, winning at 126 pounds in 1988, ’89 and ’90, and at 134 pounds in 1991. He is tied for second all-time in pins at RIC with 23 career wins by fall.

Allen is one of only five former RIC wrestlers who were a part of NECCWA Championship teams in each of their four years at RIC.

He is a 1996 graduate of RIC and is currently a physical education/health teacher in the City of Providence’s School Department. He resides in Providence, Rhode Island.

Scott Carlsten is arguably the most dominant wrestler in RIC history. He owns a career record of 163-17-1, the most wins by any RIC wrestler. He was undefeated during his career in dual meets, posting a perfect 70-0-1 mark. He is the all-time leader with 34 career pins. Carlsten also owns the single season record for pins with 12 set during the 1991-92 season.

He was a two-time All-American, earning honors in 1991 and 1992 at 158 pounds. He was a four-time New England Champion, winning at 158 pounds in 1989, ’90, ’91 and ’92.

Carlsten is one of only five former RIC wrestlers who were a part of NECCWA Championship teams in each of their four years at RIC.

He is a 1994 graduate of RIC and is currently a Rhode Island State Trooper. He currently resides in Cumberland, Rhode Island.

Scott Martin, like Allen and Carlsten, was a four-time New England Champion, winning titles in 1986, ’87, ’88 and ’89 at 118 pounds. Martin was a two-time All-American, earning honors in 1988 and 1989.

He was a member of two RIC NECCWA Championship teams in 1988 and 1989. He currently ranks tenth all-time at RIC in career wins and pins.

Martin’s success on the mat was a key factor in strengthening RIC’s recruiting which led to three more NECCWA Championships in 1990, 1991 and 1992.

He was inducted into the Rhode Island College Athletic Hall of Fame in 2001.

He owns his own computer business and resides in North Smithfield, Rhode Island.

 

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