For Immediate Release


January 17, 2007


Rhode Island College Wrestling Downs WPI, 33-6


Worcester, MA – Seniors Ray Hanley (Wantagh, NY) and Arty Privedenyuk (Springfield, MA) each notched pins to help visiting Rhode Island College defeat WPI, 33-6, in wrestling action on Wednesday evening. With the win, the Anchormen improve to 6-5, while WPI falls to 3-8.


Rhode Island College also got decision wins from Mike Bonora (Nutley, NJ) at 141 lbs., Mike Martini (Cranston, RI) at 157 lbs., Brendan Casey (Lowell, MA) at 174 lbs., Kevin Davis (Amston, CT) at 184 lbs., Nick Logan (Lowell, MA) at 197 lbs., and Andrew Algarin (Leominster, MA) at 285. There were also a straight series of close matches. Casey pulled through with a sudden victory in overtime with a 7-5 decision. Davis managed a close, 4-0, decision while Logan rallied a 3-2 decision as well. A very close match between Algarin and WPI's Josh Rodden (Sabina, OH) ended with a 2-1 decision favoring the visitor.


Things started well for WPI who got a 10-7 victory from Carl Anderson (Billerica, MA) at 125. Also winning for the Engineers was David Laramee (Rockland, MA) at 149.


Both teams return to action on Sunday when they participate in the New England College Conference Wrestling Association (NECCWA) Dual Championships, hosted by Bridgewater State. Seedings and brackets for the 15-team tournament will be release during the day on Thursday.


Weight     Result                                                                                                     Score
125           Carl Anderson (WPI) dec. Steve Goncalves (RIC), 10-7                  3-0

133           Ray Hanley (RIC) Pinned Jeff Root (WPI) at 3:40                                3-6
141           Mike Bonora (RIC) Dec. Roman Walsh (WPI), 10-3                            3-9

149           David Laramee (WPI) Dec . Sean Miele (RIC), 10-4                             6-9

157           Mike Martini (RIC) Pinned Matt Wainwright (WPI) at 4:15               6-15

165           Arty Privedenyuk (RIC) Pinned Eric Sheridan (WPI) at 0:22                 6-21
174           Brendan Casey (RIC) Dec. Larry Loomis (WPI) at SV OT 7-5               6-24

184           Kevin Davis (RIC) Dec. Adam Kreitman (WPI), 4-0                             6-27
197           Nick Logan (RIC) Dec. Scott Guzman (WPI), 3-2                                6-30
285           Andrew Algarin (RIC) Dec. Josh Rodden (WPI), 2-1                             6-33