January 11, 2013



Williamsport, Penn.-Junior Silas Murray (Brentwood, NY) went 2-0, which included a victory over a nationally-recognized wrestler, but injury-depleted Rhode Island College lost to Ohio Northern, 41-9, and Oswego State, 24-21, during the first day of the 2013 Budd Whitehill Duals hosted by Lycoming on Friday afternoon.


RIC fell behind, 6-0, after the first match vs. Ohio Northern (8-1). A 6-0 win for Murray at 133 lbs. and a forfeit victory by freshman Michael Murphy (North Providence, RI) gave the Anchormen a brief, 10-9, advantage before the Polar Bears took the next seven bouts. RIC was forced to surrender three weight classes, which gave ONU 18 points.


INDIVIDUAL RESULTS: Ohio Northern 41, Rhode Island College 9

125 lbs. Jerry Pasquale (ONU) pinned Jonathan Murray (RIC) at 5:35

133 lbs. Silas Murray (RIC) dec. Jeremy Jones (ONU), 6-0

141 lbs. Michael Murphy (RIC) won by injury default Ryan Fowler (ONU)

149 lbs. J.P. Hoopes (ONU) major dec. Ricondo Cole (RIC), 12-2

157 lbs. Jeff Stover (ONU) won by forfeit

165 lbs. Tyler Gargano (ONU) won by forfeit

174 lbs. Kyle Kwiat (ONU) pinned Rob Sotelo (RIC) at 1:36

184 lbs. Kyle Raber (ONU) major dec. Adam Lynch (RIC), 13-2

197 lbs. Michael Pawlitz (ONU) won by forfeit

285 lbs. Cody Lovejoy (ONU) dec. Brian Nicoll (RIC), 6-1


The Anchormen (3-12) found themselves in a tightly contested battle vs. Oswego State (3-4) in their second match of the day. Despite being undermanned once again, RIC took a 12-0 lead as senior 125 lbs. Mike Sugermeyer (Hampden, MA) opened with a pin.  Murray picked up a 6-2 victory over Oswego’s Omar Santiago, who is a current Honorable Mention by and freshman Ricondo Cole (Cranston, RI) secured a 9-5 decision at 141 lbs.


Oswego rattled off four straight wins to go up, 18-12, until RIC junior 184 lbs. Adam Lynch (New Milford, CT) won, 5-3, to pull the Anchormen within three, 18-15. A forfeit decided the match for OSU, but junior Brian Nicoll (Plaistow, NH) picked up a pin at 285 lbs. to end the contest on a high note for RIC.


"I am proud of our kids to win five out of the seven bouts in the match,” RIC Head Coach Jay Jones said. “We had three potential forfeits, but sophomore Jonathan Costa (New Bedford, MA) tried to bump up three weights to save us. We have so many injured and sick kids that we can hardly field a team. All a coach can ask for is that his student-athletes compete at their highest level possible and they did that tonight." 


INDIVIDUAL RESULTS: Oswego State 24, Rhode Island College 21

125 lbs. Mike Sugermeyer (RIC) pinned Johnny Marquez (OS) at 1:42

133 lbs. Silas Murray (RIC) dec. Omar Santiago (OS), 6-2

141 lbs. Ricondo Cole (RIC) dec. Quamaine Thomas (OS), 9-5

149 lbs. Dustin Jones (OS) dec. Michael Murphy (RIC), 5-2

157 lbs. Justin Patsus (OS) pinned Jonathan Costa (RIC) at 2:40

165 lbs. Max Stratton (OS) won by forfeit

174 lbs. Blake Fisher (OS) dec. Rob Sotelo (RIC), 8-3

184 lbs. Adam Lynch (RIC) dec. Ed Rose (OS), 5-3

197 lbs. Andrew Cole (OS) won by forfeit

285 lbs. Brian Nicoll (RIC) pinned Jake DeBuyser (OS) at 1:12


In upcoming action, Rhode Island College will be back in action tomorrow during day two of competition.