February 11, 2012



Bridgewater, Mass.The Rhode Island College wrestling team wrapped up the regular season by winning all three of its matches at a quad meet hosted by Bridgewater State on Saturday afternoon.


RIC currently has a 15-13 overall record, a 10-5 mark against New England Wrestling Association (NEWA) opposition and a 3-2 record in the Pilgrim Wrestling League.




The Anchormen will compete at the 2012 New England Championships, hosted by Wesleyan on Saturday and Sunday, Feb. 25-26.


In its first action, RIC opened up a 12-0 lead on the hosts with four straight decisions, capped by a 3-1 victory by junior 184 lbs. Jesse Posl-Rhinehart (Conway, MA). The Bears quickly got back into the match with two pins, which tied it 12-all.



 Senior 125 lbs. Brandon Gauthier


 The Anchormen regained control with decisions by senior 125 lbs. Brandon Gauthier (Lowell, MA) and freshman 133 lbs. John Short (Cliffwood Beach, NJ), while junior 141 lbs. Alex LaBeef's (Pomfret, CT), 9-4, victory proved to be the, 21-18, match-clincher.


Individual Results: Rhode Island College 21, Bridgewater State 18

157 lbs. Kevin Barrucci (RIC) dec. Matt Stott (BSU), 8-6

165 lbs. Robert Sotelo (RIC) dec. Gene Deary (BSU), 11-6

174 lbs. Caleb Crump (RIC) dec. Ryan Cassidy (BSU), 7-1

184 lbs. Jesse Posl-Rhinehart (RIC) dec. Michael Fenner (BSU), 3-1

197 lbs. Andrew Frazer (BSU) pinned Paul Cafone (RIC) at 6:02

Hwt. Patrick Walsh (BSU) pinned Brandon Regnault (RIC) at 3:31

125 lbs. Brandon Gauthier (RIC) dec. Jonathan Murray (BSU), 5-4

133 lbs. John Short (RIC) dec. Ken Francis (BSU), 8-7

141 lbs. Alex LaBeef (RIC) dec. Dan Barker (BSU), 9-4

149 lbs. Sean Fields (BSU) won by forfeit



 Sophomore 285 lbs. Brandon Regnault


The Anchormen moved on to face Coast Guard and earned a 37-5 victory. RIC took eight of a possible nine matches, highlighted by pins from sophomore 184 lbs. Caleb Crump (Tucson, AZ) and sophomore 285 lbs. Brandon Regnault (Johnston, RI).


Individual Results: Rhode Island College 37, Coast Guard 5

157 lbs. Geoff Riccio (RIC) major dec. John Tabb (CGA), 14-4

165 lbs. Lucus Taylor (CGA) won by technical fall Jonathan Goulding (RIC), 17-1 (3:55)

174 lbs. Caleb Crump (RIC) pinned Vaughn Gehman (CGA) at 2:16

184 lbs. Adam Lynch (RIC) dec. Nolan Salyer (CGA), 10-4

197 lbs. Kyle Humphries (RIC) won by forfeit

Hwt. Brandon Regnault (RIC) pinned Mark Howard (CGA) at 1:53

125 lbs. Brandon Gauthier (RIC) won by forfeit

133 lbs. Patrick Healy (RIC) dec. Anthony Signorello (CGA), 4-3

141 lbs. No Match

149 lbs. Mike Trasso (RIC) dec. Michael Giorgio (CGA), 6-2


RIC finished the day with a 33-9 victory over Trinity. After a forfeit put RIC down, 6-0, the Anchormen rattled off three wins, capped by a technical fall win from Posl-Rhinehart and a decision from freshman 197 lbs. Kyle Humphries (East Longmeadow, MA)  to give the squad a 15-6 lead. After a decision made it, 15-9, two forfeits and a pin by senior 149 lbs. Mike Trasso (Lyndhurst, NJ) ended the contest.



 Senior 149 lbs. Mike Trasso


Individual Results: Rhode Island College 33, Trinity 9

157 lbs. Evan Robinson (TC) won by forfeit

165 lbs. Robert Sotelo (RIC) major dec. John Williams (TC), 17-5

174 lbs. Caleb Crump (RIC) dec. Kyle Muir (TC), 6-2

184 lbs. Jesse Posl Rhinehart (RIC) won by technical fall Matthew Boccio (TC), 17-2

197 lbs. Kyle Humphries (RIC) dec. Cary Jones (TC), 4-3

Hwt. Kyle McGuire (TC) dec. Jason Zeramby (RIC), 9-2

125 lbs. Brandon Gauthier (RIC) won by forfeit

133 lbs. Mike Sugermeyer (RIC) won by forfeit

141 No Match

149 lbs. Mike Trasso (RIC) pinned Thomas Crabtree (TC) at 2:03