December 13, 2013



Providence, R.I.-Senior 285 lbs. Brian Nicoll (Plaistow, NH), classmate 133 lbs. Silas Murray (Brentwood, NY) and freshman 197 lbs. John Georges (Cranston, RI) each recorded pins as the Rhode Island College wrestling team knocked off Plymouth State, 36-6, in the home opener for the Anchormen on Friday night at the Rhode Island College Recreation Center.



 Senior 133 lbs. Silas Murray


Wrestling at 133 lbs., Murray opened the action for RIC (4-1) with a pin at the 2:59 mark to give the Anchormen an early, 6-0, lead over PSU (3-2). After back-to-back forfeits gave the hosts an 18-0 advantage, the Panthers bounced back to cut into the deficit behind sophomore Ray Welch’s (Rochester, NY), 8-6, decision at 155 lbs. over sophomore Ricondo Cole (Cranston, RI), who moved up two weight classes for the Anchormen.


Leading, 18-3, Rhode Island College added to the margin after sophomore Brandon Conrad (East Bridgewater, MA) earned a 7-3 decision over freshman Clay Callahan (Milford, CT) at 165 lbs. The Anchormen soon jumped ahead of the Panthers, 24-3, thanks to junior Rob Sotelo’s (Little Falls, NJ), 8-6, decision at 174 lbs. over junior Taylor Lozier (Barre, VT).



 Senior 285 lbs. Brian Nicoll


Plymouth State responded with a 3-2 victory in a battle of ranked wrestlers at 184 lbs. to make it, 24-6, in the final stages of the match. Sophomore Chris Perrault (Saint Johnsbury, VT), who was ranked No. 4 in New England, mustered enough energy to hold off junior Kyle Humphries (East Longmeadow, MA), who was ranked No. 5 in New England, for the one-point decision.


Georges and Nicoll closed out the match in style for the Anchormen, as the duo posted pins at 197 lbs. and 285 lbs., respectively, in the final two bouts of the evening to give RIC a 36-6 win. Georges recorded the pin at the 0:55 mark over freshman Mike Garcia (Manchester, NH), while Nicoll followed with a pin at the 2:15 mark over senior Tyler Snyder (Elizabethville, PA).   


Individual Results: Plymouth State (3-2) 6; Rhode Island College (4-1) 36

133 lbs. Silas Murray (RIC) pinned Jarred Ballew (PSU) at 2:59

141 lbs. Damen Patisaul (RIC) won by forfeit

149 lbs. Chris Kelly (RIC) won by forfeit

157 lbs. Ray Welch (PSU) dec. Ricondo Cole (RIC), 8-6

165 lbs. Brandon Conrad (RIC) dec. Clay Callahan (PSU), 7-3

174 lbs. Rob Sotelo (RIC) dec. Taylor Lozier (PSU), 8-6

184 lbs. Chris Perrault (PSU) dec. Kyle Humphries (RIC), 3-2

197 lbs. John Georges (RIC) pinned Mike Garcia (PSU) at :55

285 lbs. Brian Nicoll (RIC) pinned Tyler Snyder (PSU) at 2:15

125 lbs. No match


In upcoming action, Rhode Island College will host WPI on Wednesday, Jan. 8 (7 p.m.).