January 23, 2012



Providence, R.I.—Rhode Island College senior 125 lbs. Brandon Gauthier (Lowell, MA) was named the Pilgrim League Wrestler of the Week, while sophomore 174 lbs. Caleb Crump (Tucson, AZ) was named the New England Wrestling Association (NEWA) Rookie of the Week, for their respective performances at the New England Dual Championships on Sunday, Jan. 22.



 Senior 125 lbs. Brandon Gauthier


Gauthier went 4-0 to raise his overall mark to 23-7. He has totaled 40 takedowns, seven reversals, 15 near-falls and seven pins. Gauthier recorded his 100th career win (100-47) by defeating Roger Williams' Dante Porrazzo, 4-1, in the Anchormen's final match of the day.



 Sophomore 174 lbs. Caleb Crump


Crump also went 4-0 with two pins, raising his personal record to 15-10 to go along with 37 takedowns, nine escapes, six near-falls and seven pins.


Head Coach Jay Jones’ team went 2-2, defeating Norwich (30-12) and Western New England (36-19), while falling to Southern Maine (25-22) and Roger Williams (23-12).


In upcoming action, Rhode Island College will open Pilgrim League action at Johnson & Wales on Friday, Jan. 27 (6 p.m.).