February 12, 2010



Hartford, CTRhode Island College ended the regular season by winning two matches at a quad-meet, hosted by Trinity College on Friday evening. The Anchormen opened with a 21-15 loss to Div. II American International College, then bounced back with a 28-21 win over the hosts and a 28-24 victory over Bridgewater State-both New England Wrestling Association opponents.


 RIC built a 15-6 lead vs. the Yellow Jackets, paced by wins from junior Travis Drappi (West Orange, NJ) at 133 lbs., sophomore Mike Trasso (Lyndhurst, NJ) at 141 lbs. and junior Kevin Sutherland (Dauphin, PA) at 149 lbs. AIC bounced back to win the final four bouts of the match to earn the 21-15 win.


 RIC built a 28-9 lead vs. the Bantams, allowing Head Coach Jay Jones to forfeit the final two bouts of the evening to prevent injuries. Trailing, 6-3, after the first two matches, sophomore Brandon Gauthier (Lowell, MA) started a five-bout win streak with a pin at 125 lbs. Trasso and classmate 157 lbs. Scott Legacy (Bennington, VT) also achieved wins by fall during the run.


The Anchormen picked up a pin by freshman Mike Sugermeyer (Hampden, MA) at 125 lbs., plus two forfeits, to hold an early lead, 18-6, against Bridgewater State. Freshman Roy Marshall (Bridgewater, MA) picked up a major decision at 141 lbs. and junior Brendan Guarino (Lodi, NJ) pinned his opponent at 165 lbs. to seal the win for the Anchormen.


Drappi went 3-0 to lead RIC on the day. 


In upcoming action, Rhode Island College will compete at the 2010 New England Wrestling Association Championships, hosted by Western New England College on Saturday and Sunday, Feb. 20-21.


MATCH RESULTS: AIC (10-7) 21, Rhode Island College (11-7), 15

197 lbs. Ray Moore (RIC) pinned Wausa Onibanto (AIC) at 4:57

285 lbs. Casey Hines (AIC) dec. Steven Saba (RIC) 7-5

125 lbs. Este Lara (AIC) dec. Brandon Gauthier (RIC) 7-2

133 lbs. Travis Drappi (RIC) dec. Jeff Haddad (AIC) 6-4

141 lbs. Mike Trasso (RIC) dec. Dan Whitenak (AIC) 7-6

149 lbs. Kevin Sutherland (RIC) dec. Sam Gauvine (AIC) 3-1 SV

157 lbs. Ron Tetreault (AIC) pinned Jordan Jacquo (RIC) at 1:04

165 lbs. Angel Mazara (AIC) dec. Scott Legacy (RIC) 11-5

174 lbs. Martin Thompson (AIC) dec. Brendan Guarino (RIC) 9-6

184 lbs. Yaakov Bloch (AIC) dec. Chris Dean (RIC) 6-3


MATCH RESULTS: Trinity (6-11) 21, Rhode Island College (12-7), 28

197 lbs. Steve Saba (RIC) dec. William Youngblood (TC) 10-5

285 lbs. Greg Vaughan (TC) won by forfeit

125 lbs. Brandon Gauthier (RIC) pinned Max Walk (TC) at 6:17

133 lbs. Travis Drappi (RIC) dec. Dan Murphy (TC) 10-4

141 lbs. Mike Trasso (RIC) pinned Jacob Gire (TC) at 6:42

149 lbs. Kevin Sutherland (RIC) maj. dec. Kyle Muir (TC) 11-3

157 lbs. Scott Legacy (RIC) pinned Chris Nadu (TC) at 1:20

165 lbs. Ben Speicher (TC) dec. Brendan Guarino (RIC) 9-3

174 lbs. Kyle Lundberg (TC) won by forfeit

184 lbs. James Nelson (TC) won by forfeit


MATCH RESULTS: Bridgewater State (6-13) 24, Rhode Island College (13-7), 28

197 lbs. Steve Saba (RIC) won by forfeit

285 lbs. Andrew Frazer (BSC) pinned Chris Dean (RIC) at 2:07

125 lbs. Mike Sugermeyer (RIC) pinned Dan Palmer (BSC) at 1:51

133 lbs. Travis Drappi (RIC) won by forfeit

141 lbs. Roy Marshall (RIC) maj. dec. Derek Grant (BSC) 13-3

149 lbs. John Marsh (BSC) dec. Kevin Sutherland (RIC) 5-3

157 lbs. Frank Cammisa (BSC) dec. Scott Legacy (RIC) 6-0

165 lbs. Brendan Guarino (RIC) pinned Ethan Raymond at 4:30

174 lbs. Zach Bates (BSC) won by forfeit

184 lbs. Michael Aiken (BSC) won by forfeit