January 9, 2010



Bridgewater, MANo. 29 Rhode Island College raised its undefeated overall record to 6-0 and 3-0 vs. New England Wrestling Association (NEWA) opposition with a 35-11 win over New York University and a 26-18 victory over host Bridgewater State on Saturday afternoon.


The Anchormen jumped out to a commanding, 19-0, lead vs. NYU, highlighted by a 14-3 win in the opening bout by sophomore Brandon Gauthier (Lowell, MA) at 125 lbs. NYU attempted to get back into the match with a technical fall win at 157 lbs. and a pin by Steve Massey at 174 lbs., making the score, 23-11, but the Anchormen won the final three bouts as senior Ray Moore (Wrentham, MA) and sophomore Steve Saba (Methuen, MA) each earned three-point decisions and freshman heavyweight Brian Nicoll (Plaistow, NH) capped off the win with a forfeit victory.


 The league match vs. the Bears proved to be more difficult. Gauthier stayed perfect on the day with a pin 59 seconds into the first bout. Junior Travis Drappi (West Orange, NJ) and sophomore Mike Trasso (Lyndhurst, NJ) each earned four-point wins to give the Anchormen a 14-0 lead.


 The Bears took the next four matches, two of which were wins by fall, to take an 18-14 lead. Once again the heavier weight classes proved to be the difference in the match. Moore won by fall and was followed by three-point decisions by Saba and Nicoll to give RIC the win.





 Senior 184 lbs. Ray Moore



Drappi, ranked No. 1 in New England and ninth nationally,  won both of his matches to stay undefeated at 17-0 on the season.


MATCH RESULTS: Rhode Island College (5-0) 35, New York University (7-5), 11

125 lbs. Brandon Gauthier (RIC) def. Adlee Fayyaz (NYU), 14-3

133 lbs. Travis Drappi (RIC) won by forfeit

141 lbs. Mike Trasso (RIC) def. Clement Bommier (NYU), 4-1

149 lbs. Kevin Sutherland (RIC) won by injury default over Gregg Martino (NYU)

157 lbs. Matt Magill (NYU) won by Tech. Fall over Roy Marshall (RIC), 20-5

165 lbs. Scott Legacy (RIC) def. Jakub Pawlowski (NYU), 17-10

174 lbs. Steve Massey (NYU) pinned Brendan Guarino (RIC) at 1:32

184 lbs. Ray Moore (RIC) def. Sabino Galassi (NYU), 4-0

197 lbs. Steve Saba (RIC) def. Jamie Myers (NYU), 7-5

285 lbs. Brian Nicoll (RIC) won by forfeit


MATCH RESULTS: Rhode Island College (6-0) 26, Bridgewater State (2-4), 18

125 lbs. Brandon Gauthier (RIC) pinned Dan Palmer (BSC) at 0:59

133 lbs. Travis Drappi (RIC) def. Ryan Quinn (BSC), 13-1

141 lbs. Mike Trasso (RIC) def. Derek Grant (BSC), 14-1

149 lbs. John Marsh (BSC) def. Kevin Sutherland (RIC), 3-2

157 lbs. Frank Cammisa (BSC) pinned Scott Legacy (RIC) at 1:57

165 lbs. Ethan Raymond (BSC) pinned Brendan Guarino (RIC) at 3:56

174 lbs. Steven Ciaccio (BSC) def. Remington Alves (RIC), 7-4

184 lbs. Ray Moore (RIC) pinned D.J. Siewierski (BSC) at 1:10

197 lbs. Steve Saba (RIC) def. Greg Tanny (BSC), 14-7

285 lbs. Brian Nicoll (RIC) def. Samuel Fritz (BSC), 6-2


In upcoming action, Rhode Island College will host New England Wrestling Association (NEWA) rival WPI on Wednesday, Jan. 13.