For Immediate Release


November 19, 2007


Rhode Island College Wrestling
Ranked No. 1 in New England


Providence, RIóThe Rhode Island College wrestling team is currently ranked No. 1 (Div. III) in New England as of the latest New England Wrestling Association Coaches Poll. The Anchormen are ranked fifth among Div. I, II and III institutions.


Head Coach Jay Jonesí team, which was ranked No. 28 nationally (Div. III) last week, placed first at the Doug Parker Invitational, hosted by Springfield on Saturday, Nov. 17. The Anchormen totaled 142.50 points, 29.50 points better than second-place U.S. Merchant Marine Academy (133.0).


Rhode Island College opened the season with a first place tie (Bridgewater State) at the Roger Williams Invitational on Nov. 10 and followed that up with a 33-12 win over New England College Conference Wrestling Association (NECWA) and Pilgrim Wrestling League rival M.I.T. on Nov. 14.


RIC is 1-0 overall, 1-0 in the New England College Conference Wrestling Association (NECCWA) and 1-0 in the Pilgrim Wrestling League. The Anchormen are off for the Thanksgiving Day holiday and will resume action at their home opener vs. Plymouth State on Wednesday, Nov. 28 at 6 p.m.