For Immediate Release


December 3, 2007


Rhode Island College Wrestling Holds Top N.E. Spot
Sutherland Named NEWA Rookie of the Week


Providence, RIóThe Rhode Island College wrestling team is ranked No. 1 in New England (Div. III) for the third consecutive week in the New England Wrestling Associationís latest poll. The Anchormen rank fifth in N.E. among all Div. I, II and III programs.



 Freshman Kevin Sutherland


In addition, freshman Kevin Sutherland (Dauphin, PA) was named the New England Wrestling Associationís Rookie of the Week. Sutherland went 4-2 and placed fifth at 149 lbs. at the R.I.T. Invitational. He is 15-4 with 21 takedowns, four reversals, 11 near-falls and four pins on the season. Sutherland placed first at 149 lbs. at the Roger Williams Invitational on Nov. 10 and fifth at the Doug Parker Invitational on Nov. 17.


Head Coach Jay Jonesí Anchormen are currently 2-0 overall, 2-0 against New England College Conference Wrestling Association (NECCWA) opponents and 1-0 in the Pilgrim Wrestling League. RIC downed Plymouth State, 33-12, on Nov. 28 and captured the R.I.T. Invitational title with a first place (14 teams) finish on Dec. 1.