January 13, 2012



Williamsport, Penn.-Senior Mike Trasso (Lyndhurst, NJ), sophomore Kevin Barrucci (Burlington, MA) and freshman Robert Sotelo (Little Falls, NJ) each earned decisions, but the Rhode Island College wrestling team dropped a 29-9 match to York (PA) at the Budd Whitehill Duals, hosted by Lycoming.


The Anchormen (7-7) will face the winner of Case Western vs. Lycoming at 5:30 p.m. The Spartans (14-2) move on to face Ohio Nothern.



 Senior 149 lbs. Mike Trasso


Rhode Island College quickly fell into a 10-0 hole with losses in its first three bouts. Trasso got the Anchormen going in the right direction with a 6-5 win over junior Chris Gugliotti (Swoyersville, PA). Barrucci followed with a 7-4 win over T.J. Demetrio (Pottstown, PA) and Sotelo downed sophomore Trent Bond (Carlisle, PA).


The momentum proved to be short-lived as York rattled off four consecutive victories, two of which were pins, to advance at the tournament.



 Sophomore 157 lbs. Kevin Barrucci


INDIVIDUAL RESULTS: York 29, Rhode Island College 9

125 lbs. Joey Giacco (YC) dec. Brandon Gauthier (RIC), 8-3

133 lbs. Chuck Glatz (YC) maj. dec. Mike Sugermeyer (RIC), 9-1

141 lbs. Chris Albright (YC) dec. Shawn Giblin (RIC), 6-1

149 lbs. Mike Trasso (RIC) dec. Chris Gugliotti (YC), 6-5

157 lbs. Kevin Barrucci (RIC) dec. Tom Demetrio (YC), 7-4

165 lbs. Robert Sotelo (RIC) dec. Trent Bond (YC), 6-3

174 lbs. Matt Heisey (YC) maj. dec. Caleb Crump (RIC), 16-4

184 lbs. Cody Ambrose (YC) pinned Adam Lynch (RIC) at 2:01

197 lbs. Kyle Minogue (YC) pinned Jesse Posl-Rhinehart at 2:40

285 lbs. George Saliba (YC) dec. Brian Nicoll (RIC), 5-2 2OT