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April 6, 2002

 

Riley, Emmons and Deveau Earn
Pilgrim Wrestling League Honors

 

Providence, RIóRhode Island College junior Mike Riley (Lowell, MA), sophomore Luke Emmons (West Greenwich, RI) and freshman Justin Deveau (North Attleboro, MA) were named Pilgrim Wrestling League All-Stars.

 

Riley was named a Pilgrim Wrestling League First Team All-Star. Riley earned All-New England honors, placing third at the New England College Conference Wrestling Association (NECCWA) Championships at 133 pounds. Riley had a 28-match winning streak stopped at the championships. He was named the teamís MVP this winter. The co-captain was 37-6 (.860) with 163 points, 128 takedowns, ten reversals, 48 escapes, 21 near-falls and four wins by fall on the year. Riley established a new school record for wins in a season with 37. He placed first at the Citrus Invitational on Dec. 29, second at the Scranton Invitational on Dec. 1, third at the Roger Williams Invitational on Nov. 10 and fourth at the Doug Parker Invitational on Nov. 17.

 

Emmons was an Honorable Mention to the Pilgrim Wrestling League All-Star Team. He was 25-16 (.609) at 141 pounds with 113 points, 40 takedowns, 21 reversals, 33 escapes, 12 near-falls and eight wins by fall on the year. Emmons moved into a tie for tenth place among RICís career pin leaders with 13. He took fourth place at the Scranton Invitational on Dec. 1.

 

Deveau was named a Pilgrim Wrestling League Second Team All-Star. He earned All-New England honors, placing second at the NECCWA Championships at 197 pounds. He was 31-15 (.673) at 197 pounds with 135 points, 33 takedowns, 15 reversals, 37 escapes, 12 near-falls and eight wins by fall on the year. He placed third at the Roger Williams Invitational on Nov. 10 and took fourth place at the Scranton Invitational on Dec. 1.

 

Head Coach Jay Jonesí Anchormen closed out the 2001-02 season with a 10-13 overall record, an 8-7 regular season finish in the New England College Conference Wrestling Association (NECCWA) and a 2-3 mark in the Pilgrim Wrestling League. The Anchormen finished 12th out of 15 teams at the 2002 NECCWA Championships.

 

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