January 27, 2013



Providence, R.I.-Senior 125 lbs. captain Mike Sugermeyer (Hampden, MA) was named to the All-Tournament Team as Rhode Island College went 2-2 to finish seventh at the 2013 New England Wrestling Association (NEWA) Duals, hosted by Johnson & Wales on Sunday.


Ninth-seeded RIC (7-14) scored a 41-12 win over eighth-seeded Southern Maine in the squad's first contest. The Anchormen jumped out to a 13-0 lead, paced by three straight major decisions. A pin by junior 157 lbs. Ryan Rheaume (Riverhead, NY) and another fall by junior Josh Harrison (Mechanicville, NY) at 165 lbs. sealed the win.



 Senior 125 lbs. Mike Sugermeyer


INDIVIDUAL RESULTS: Rhode Island College 41, Southern Maine 12

125 lbs. Mike Sugermeyer (RIC) Maj. Dec. Michael Arangio (USM), 11-2

133 lbs. Silas Murray (RIC) Maj. Dec. Jake Rasque (USM), 13-5

141 lbs. Ricondo Cole (RIC) Maj. Dec. Josh Robbins (USM), 17-2

149 lbs. Peter Gilman (USM) Pinned Alex LaBeef (RIC) at 5:45

157 lbs.  Ryan Rheaume (RIC) Pinned Logan Russell (USM) at 5:05

165 lbs. Josh Harrison (RIC) Pinned Robert Drover (USM) at 5:25

174 lbs. Robert Sotelo (RIC) Maj. Dec. Aaron Weiss (USM), 18-9

184 lbs. Adam Lynch (RIC) Won by Forfeit

197 lbs. Joseph Page (USM) Won by Forfeit

285 lbs. Brian Nicoll (RIC) Pinned Logan Kelley (USM) at 2:35


The Anchormen mustered just two victories in a 35-7 loss to top-seeded Wesleyan in a rematch of the two teams' last meeting on Dec. 8 in which the Cardinals defeated the Anchormen, 34-9. Sugermeyer registered a major decision, while Rheaume also won, to account for RIC's lone bright spots. The Anchormen also were forced to forfeit two matches, which skewed the final result.


INDIVIDUAL RESULTS: Wesleyan 35, Rhode Island College 7

125 lbs. Mike Sugermeyer (RIC) Maj. Dec. James Hamilton (WU), 11-3

133 lbs. Chris Siracusa (WU) Dec. Jonathan Costa (RIC), 5-0

141 lbs. Nick Scotto (WU) Dec. Ricondo Cole (RIC), 10-3

149 lbs. Howard Tobochnik (WU) Tech. Fall Chris Kelly (RIC) at 6:54

157 lbs. Ryan Rheaume (RIC) Dec. Alex Cannon (WU), 5-3

165 lbs. Taran Carr (WU) Dec. Josh Harrison (RIC), 9-4

174 lbs. Kyle Roosa (WU) Pinned Robert Sotelo (RIC) at 4:29

184 lbs. Jefferson Ajayi (WU) Won by Forfeit

197 lbs. Josh Roometua (WU) Won by Forfeit

285 lbs. Austin Frank (WU) Dec. Richard Broderick (RIC), 4-2


Fourth-seeded Roger Williams was able to get by the Anchormen, 25-17, in round three, despite three straight wins by RIC to open the match. Sugermeyer opened with a decision at 125 lbs., junior Jonathan Murray (Brentwood, NY) bumped up a class and secured a major decision and freshman Ricondo Cole (Cranston, RI) won at 141 lbs. Five straight wins by the Hawks put the Anchormen behind the eight-ball and a forfeit loss at 197 lbs. dealt the decisive blow. Junior 285 lbs. Brian Nicoll (Plaistow, NH) won by fall close out the contest.


INDIVIDUAL RESULTS: Roger Williams 25, Rhode Island College 17

125 lbs. Mike Sugermeyer (RIC) Dec. Anthony D'Anton (RWU), 3-1

133 lbs. Silas Murray (RIC) Maj. Dec. Dean Piterski (RWU), 13-4

141 lbs. Ricondo Cole (RIC) Dec. James Carroll (RWU), 12-4

149 lbs. Conor Hayes (RWU) Dec. Alex LaBeef (RIC), 8-4

157 lbs. Dan Ressler (RWU) Dec. Ryan Rheaume (RIC), 12-3

165 lbs. Francisco Colom (RWU) Maj. Dec. Josh Harrison (RIC), 11-3

174 lbs. Colin Crowell (RWU) Maj. Dec. Robert Sotelo (RIC), 11-0

184 lbs. Shane Parcel (RWU) Maj. Dec. Adam Lynch (RIC), 10-1

197 lbs. David Welch (RWU) Won by Forfeit

285 lbs. Brian Nicoll (RIC) Pinned Tim Garlington (RWU) at 1:08


Rhode Island College wrapped up the day with a 27-16 win over seventh-seeded Coast Guard. Trailing, 7-6, after three matches, senior Alex LaBeef (Pomfret, CT) started an 18-point run to lead the Anchormen to victory. Sophomore Rob Sotelo's (Little Falls, NJ) win at 174 lbs. keyed the win.


INDIVIDUAL RESULTS: Rhode Island College 27, Coast Guard 16

125 lbs. Mike Sugermeyer (RIC) Won by Forfeit

133 lbs. Nate Giorgio (USCGA) Dec. Jonathan Costa (RIC), 4-2

141 lbs. Mike Giorgio (USCGA) Maj. Dec. Damien Patisaul (RIC), 11-2

149 lbs. Alex LaBeef (RIC) Dec. Fred Green (USCGA), 8-5

157 lbs. Chris Kelly (RIC) Won by Forfeit

165 lbs. Josh Harrison (RIC) Won by Forfeit

174 lbs. Robert Sotelo (RIC) Dec. Banning Lobmeyer (USCGA), 11-4

184 lbs. Jacob Balchikonis Dec. Adam Lynch (RIC), 2-1 OT

197 lbs. Nolan Salyer (USCGA) Won by Forfeit

285 lbs. Richard Broderick (RIC) Dec. Mark Howard (USCGA), 8-3


Sugermeyer went 4-0 on the day, while Nicoll went 2-0 with two pins.


In upcoming action, Rhode Island College will open Pilgrim Wrestling League action when it hosts Johnson & Wales on Friday, Feb. 1 (7 p.m.) at the Recreation Center.