December 9, 2012



Middletown, Conn.-Junior 285 lbs. Brian Nicoll (Plaistow, NH) went 2-0 as the Rhode Island College wrestling team lost two matches to Wilkes, 34-10, and host Wesleyan, 34-9, on Saturday afternoon.


The Anchormen (2-2), who were competing in their second and third dual matches in less than 24 hours, once again were without the services of several of their top heavier grapplers due to illness. RIC was forced to post three forfeits in the matches.


Wilkes jumped out to a 30-0 lead through the first six bouts before Nicoll defeated Michael Shannon, 4-1 at heavyweight. Junior Jonathan Murray (Brentwood, NY), currently ranked No. 1 in New England, dispatched Guesseppe Rae, 13-8 at 125 lbs. Freshman Chris Kelly (Franklin, MA) secured the Anchormen's only other win with a 14-6 major decision at 141 lbs.


RIC squared off with the Cardinals in the afternoon's last match and once again found itself down by a large margin, 28-0, after six matches. Nicoll defeated Austin Frank, 2-0, for his second win. Senior 125 lbs. Mike Sugermeyer (Hampden, MA) and junior 133 lbs. Silas Murray (Brentwood, NY) rounded out the RIC scoring with decisions.


INDIVIDUAL RESULTS: Wilkes 34, Rhode Island College 10

149 lbs. Kris Krawchuk (WC) dec. Alex LaBeef (RIC), 12-3

157 lbs. Phil Racciato (WC) pinned Kevin Barrucci (RIC) at 4:38

165 lbs. Nathan White (WC) won by Tech. Fall over Josh Harrison (RIC) at 6:45

174 lbs. Dustin Stough (WC) won by forfeit  

184 lbs. Levi Veppert (WC) dec. Adam Lynch (RIC), 5-0

197 lbs. Matt Transue (WC) won by forfeit

285 lbs. Brian Nicoll (RIC) dec. Michael Shannon (WC), 4-1

125 lbs. Jonanthan Murray (RIC) dec. Guesseppe Rea (WC), 13-8

133 lbs. Myzar Mendoza (WC) major dec. Silas Murray (RIC), 13-4

141 lbs. Chris Kelly (RIC) major dec. Mark Misczenski (WC), 14-6


INDIVIDUAL RESULTS: Wesleyan 34, Rhode Island College 9

149 lbs. Alex Cannon (WU) dec. Alex LaBeef (RIC), 7-2

157 lbs. Howard Tobochnik (WU) dec. Kevin Barrucci (RIC), 11-4

165 lbs. Simon Levin (WU) pinned Josh Harrison (RIC) at 1:44

174 lbs. Kyle Roosa (WU) won by forfeit

184 lbs. Jefferson Ajayi (WU) pinned Adam Lynch (RIC) at 2:28

197 lbs. Josh Roometua (WU) dec. Kyle Humphries (RIC), 11-1

285 lbs. Brian Nicoll (RIC) dec. Austin Frank (WU), 2-0

125 lbs. Michael Sugermeyer (RIC) dec. James Hamilton (WU), 10-3

133 lbs. Silas Murray (RIC) dec. Chris Siracusa (WU), 2-1

141 lbs. Nick Scotto (WU) pinned Ricondo Cole (RIC) at 2:19


In upcoming action, Rhode Island College will travel to Las Vegas to take part in the Desert Duals on Sunday, Dec. 16 (9 a.m.).