February 4, 2012



Providence, R.I.-Senior 125 lbs. Brandon Gauthier (Lowell, MA) was one of four Rhode Island College wrestlers to earn a pair of victories as the Anchormen knocked off Southern Maine, 35-11, before falling to Roger Williams, 24-16, in Pilgrim Wrestling League action on Saturday.


Sophomore 141 lbs. Shawn Giblin (Cranston, RI), sophomore 174 lbs. Caleb Crump (Tucson, AZ) and sophomore 285 lbs. Brian Nicoll (Plaistow, NH) also earned multiple victories on the day.


Gauthier, senior 149 lbs. Mike Trasso (Lyndhurst, NJ) and senior 157 lbs. Geoff Riccio (Lancaster, MA) were all honored as part of Senior Day 2012 to start the day.



 Brandon Gauthier, Geoff Riccio and Mike Trasso along with their
families and the coaching staff at the Senior Day 2012 ceremony.


RIC (12-13, 1-2 Pilgrim) took on Southern Maine (13-7, 2-3 Pilgrim) in the second match of the day and it was the Anchormen who jumped out to a fast start behind four straight victories. Junior 184 lbs. Jesse Posl-Rhinehart (Conway, MA) got the ball rolling for the hosts after pinning freshman Christian Barrett (Peabody, MA) at the 4:50 mark. That was followed by a 9-1 major decision victory for freshman Kyle Humphries (East Longmeadow, MA) at 194 lbs.


Nicoll and sophomore Dan Suarez (New Milford, NJ) went back and forth at 285 lbs., until Nicoll earned the thrilling, 2-1, victory in double overtime. Gauthier then pinned freshman Michael Arangio (Wakefield, MA) at the 5:21 mark to put the Anchormen on top, 18-0. Giblin and Riccio soon pinned their opponents at 141 lbs. and 157 lbs. respectively, while Crump earned a 20-8 major decision over freshman 174 lbs. Sean Fagan (Arlington, MA) to round out the scoring for the Anchormen.


INDIVIDUAL RESULTS: Rhode Island College (12-13, 1-2) 35, Southern Maine (13-7, 2-3) 11

184 lbs. Jesse Posl-Rhinehart (RIC) pinned Christian Barrett (USM) at 4:50

197 lbs. Kyle Humphries (RIC) major dec. Joe Chartier (USM), 9-1

285 lbs. Brian Nicoll (RIC) dec. Dan Suarez (USM), 2-1 2OT

125 lbs. Brandon Gauthier (RIC) pinned Michael Arangio (USM) at 5:21

133 lbs. Billy Cole (USM) major dec. Patrick Healy (RIC), 11-1

141 lbs. Shawn Giblin (RIC) pinned Cinjin Goewey (USM) at 1:08

149 lbs. Peter Gilman (USM) major dec. Alex LaBeef (RIC), 12-0

157 lbs. Geoff Riccio (RIC) pinned John Shea (USM) at 2:16

165 lbs. Jake Dipini (USM) dec. Jonathan Goulding (RIC), 6-2

174 lbs. Caleb Crump (RIC) major dec. Sean Fagan (USM), 20-8


After Roger Williams (10-4, 4-1 Pilgrim) went ahead, 12-0, following a pair of pins to open up the final match of the afternoon, the Anchormen roared back to rattle off four consecutive victories.


Nicoll earned a 10-2 major decision at 285 lbs., while Gauthier topped freshman Dante Porrazzo (East Hanover, NJ), 4-0, at 125 lbs. to get RIC back in the mix. Freshman John Short (Cliffwood Beach, NJ) kept the momentum going at 133 lbs., as he battled back from an early deficit to knock off freshman Michael Ehlinger (Hauppauge, NY), 10-6. Giblin followed that victory with his second win of the afternoon with a 9-3 decision over freshman James Carroll (Needham, MA) at 141 lbs.


However, the next three matches went in favor of the Hawks, as sophomore Conor Hayes (Old Bridge, NJ) earned a tight, 3-2, decision at 149 lbs. to lead the way. With his team leading, 15-13, senior captain Kyle D’Urso (Londonderry, NH) pinned his opponent at the 1:19 mark to give RWU a 21-13 advantage. Sophomore Collin Crowell (Hampstead, NH) then earned the decisive, 10-4, victory at 165 lbs. to put the Hawks on top for good. Crump rounded out the match with a 7-2 decision over junior Jack DiBurro (Haverhill, MA) at 174 lbs.


INDIVIDUAL RESULTS: Roger Williams (10-4, 4-1) 24, Rhode Island College (12-13, 1-2) 16

184 lbs. Shane Parcel (RWU) pinned Adam Lynch (RIC) at 2:20

197 lbs. Philip Ernst (RWU) pinned Kyle Humphries (RIC) at 3:25

285 lbs. Brian Nicoll (RIC) major dec. William Salovitch (RWU), 10-2

125 lbs. Brandon Gauthier (RIC) dec. Dante Porrazzo (RWU), 4-0

133 lbs. John Short (RIC) dec. Michael Ehlinger (RWU), 10-6

141 lbs. Shawn Giblin (RIC) dec. James Carroll (RWU), 9-3

149 lbs. Conor Hayes (RWU) dec. Mike Trasso (RIC), 3-2

157 lbs. Kyle D’Urso (RWU) pinned Geoff Riccio (RIC) at 1:19

165 lbs. Colin Crowell (RWU) dec. Robert Sotelo (RIC), 10-4  

174 lbs. Caleb Crump (RIC) dec. Jack DiBurro (RWU), 7-2


In the first match of the day, Roger Williams opened the action with a pin at 184 lbs. thanks to junior Shane Parcel (Pine Brook, NJ). After Suarez notched a victory at 285 lbs. for USM, Porrazzo responded for the Hawks with a 4-1 decision at 125 lbs. The Huskies were aided by back-to-back, 15-0, technical fall victories at 141 lbs. and 149 lbs., thanks to senior Cinjin Goeway (Pittsfield, ME) and junior Peter Gilman (Alfred, ME).


However, D’Urso, Crowell, and junior Robert Markowski (Wayne, NJ) answered back for the Hawks with three straight victories in the final three bouts to help Roger Williams knock off Southern Maine, 21-16.


INDIVIDUAL RESULTS: Roger Williams (10-4, 4-1) 21, Southern Maine (13-7, 2-3) 16

184 lbs. Shane Parcel (RWU) pinned Kyle Foyt-Bridges (USM) at 2:35

197 lbs. Philip Ernst (RWU) dec. Joe Chartier (USM), 1-0

285 lbs. Dan Suarez (USM) dec. William Salovitch (RWU), 4-0

125 lbs. Dante Porrazzo (RWU) dec. Jake Rasque (USM), 4-1

133 lbs. Billy Cole (USM) tech. fall Michael Ehlinger (RWU), 15-0

141 lbs. Cinjin Goewey (USM) tech. fall James Carroll (RWU), 15-0

149 lbs. Peter Gilman (USM) dec. Conor Hayes (RWU), 4-0

157 lbs. Kyle D’Urso (RWU) dec. Logan Russell (USM), 1-0

165 lbs. Colin Crowell (RWU) dec. Jake Dipini (USM), 6-5

174 lbs. Robert Markowski (RWU) dec. Sean Fagan (USM), 6-3


In upcoming action, Rhode Island College will close out the regular season at Bridgewater State in a quad-match with the Bears, Coast Guard and Trinity.