February 23, 2013



Bristol, R.I.-Roger Williams claimed the 2013 Pilgrim Wrestling League Championship with a 19-18 win over Rhode Island College on Saturday afternoon.


Both clubs came into today’s action with identical 4-0 marks in the Pilgrim League. The match was originally scheduled to take place on Feb. 9 at Southern Maine, but was postponed due to inclement weather.


RIC (11-15, 4-1) jumped out to a 3-0 lead as junior 125 lbs. Jonathan Murray (Brentwood, NY) earned a 3-0 decision over sophomore Anthony D’Anton (Toms River, NJ). The Hawks (17-7, 5-0) went up by three, 6-3, when sophomore Dante Porrazzo (East Hanover, NJ) won by injury default over RIC junior Silas Murray (Brentwood, NY) at 133 lbs.


The Anchormen won the next two bouts as freshman Ricondo Cole (Cranston, RI), won, 9-5, over RWU sophomore James Carroll (Needham, MA) at 141 lbs. Senior Alex LaBeef (Pomfret, CT) outlasted freshman Colin McSweeney (Hanson, MA), 11-7, at 149 lbs. to put the visitors up, 9-6.



 Freshman 141 lbs. Ricondo Cole


RWU rattled off seven straight points to lead, 13-9, as freshman Dan Ressler (Hillsdale, NJ) won, 8-4, at 157 lbs. and junior Collin Crowell (Hampstead, NH) picked up an 11-1 major at 165 lbs. RIC sophomore Rob Sotelo (Little Falls, NJ) won, 6-2, at 174 lbs. to cut the club’s deficit to one point, 13-12.


However, the Hawks won the next two bouts with freshman Dan Welch (Salem, NH) and senior Philip Ernst (Succasunna, NJ) securing the victory. Anchorman sophomore Richard Broderick (Roslindale, MA) won by forfeit to account for the final score.


Individual Results: Roger Williams (17-7) 19, Rhode Island College (11-15), 18

125 lbs. Jonathan Murray (RIC) dec. Anthony D’Anton (RWU), 5-4

133 lbs. Dante Porrazzo (RWU) inj. def. Silas Murray (RIC)

141 lbs. Ricondo Cole (RIC) dec. James Carroll (RWU), 9-5

149 lbs. Alex LaBeef (RIC) dec. Colin McSweeney (RWU), 11-7

157 lbs. Dan Ressler (RWU) dec. Ryan Rheaume (RIC), 8-4

165 lbs. Collin Crowell (RWU) maj. dec. Josh Harrison (RIC), 11-1

174 lbs. Rob Sotelo (RIC) dec. Jack DiBurro (RWU), 6-2

184 lbs. David Welch (RWU) dec. Adam Lynch (RIC), 8-2

197 lbs. Philip Ernst (RWU) dec. Kyle Humphries (RIC), 7-0

285 lbs. Richard Broderick (RIC) won by forfeit


In upcoming action, Rhode Island College will compete at the 2013 New England Wrestling Association Championships, hosted by WPI on March 2-3.