For Immediate Release


December 5, 2007


Rhode Island College Wrestling Ranked 18th Nationally
Bonora Holds Top Spot at 141 lbs.


Providence, RIóThe Rhode Island College wrestling team is ranked No. 18 in the nation (Div. III) in the latest National Wrestling Coaches Association poll. The Anchormen also rank No. 1 in New England (Div. III) for the third consecutive week in the New England Wrestling Associationís latest poll.




Senior Mike Bonora (Nutley, NJ) is ranked No. 1 in the nation and in New England at 141 lbs. Bonora was the champion at 141 lbs., going 5-0 to stay unbeaten with a 16-0 record, at the R.I.T. Invitational on Dec. 1. He has totaled 60 takedowns, five reversals, 17 near-falls and six pins on the season. Bonora has also notched first place finishes at the Roger Williams Invitational on Nov. 10 and 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.


In upcoming action, Rhode Island College will close out the fall semester at home against Wesleyan on Friday, Dec. 7 at 7 p.m.