January 11, 2014



Collegeville, Penn.-Sophomore Chris Kelly (Franklin, MA) went 2-1 as the Rhode Island College wrestling team cruised to a 4-0 record at the 2014 Ursinus College North/South Duals meet.


With the victories, the Anchormen (9-1) increased their current win streak to nine matches.


The Anchormen opened with a 34-16 win over Hunter, building a 28-3 lead with five consecutive wins from 133-165 lbs. Sophomore Ricondo Cole (Cranston, RI), Kelly and freshman Kyle Lake (Toms River, NJ) each picked up pins during the streak.



Sophomore Chris Kelly


 First Round: Rhode Island College 34, Hunter 16

125 lbs. Jonathan Murray (RIC) pinned Kenny Albert (HC) at 2:19
133 lbs. Steve Drew (HC) dec. Jonathan Costa, 4-3
141 lbs. Ricondo Cole (RIC) pinned Tim McCann (HC) at 4:43
149 lbs. Chris Kelly (RIC) pinned Owen Mayer (HC) at 2:17
157 lbs. Kyle Lake (RIC) pinned Declan Gray (HC) at 3:34
165 lbs. Brandon Conrad (RIC) maj. dec. Nick Wilkie (HC), 14-1
174 lbs. RJ Paquette (HC) dec. Joseph Mahoney (RIC), 2-1
184 lbs. Denny Melendez (HC) maj. dec. Kyle Humphries (RIC), 10-1
197 lbs. John Georges won by forfeit
285 lbs. Patryck Kopczynski won by forfeit


Rhode Island College moved on to down Delaware Valley, 23-9 in the second round. Cole put RIC up, 7-3, after three matches, then junior Joseph Slane (Tomkins Cove, NY) made it a seven-point advantage with a decision. The Anchormen rolled to four straight victories from 165-197 lbs. to pull away with the match. Freshman John Georges (Cranston, RI) highlighted the stretch with a major decision.


 Second Round: Rhode Island College 23, Delaware Valley 9

125 lbs. Zak Haynes (DVC) dec. Jonathan Murray (RIC), 11-4
133 lbs. Silas Murray (RIC) dec. Connor Kirkegard (DVC), 3-1
141 lbs. Ricondo Cole (RIC) maj. dec. Dave Davidson (DVC), 16-3
149 lbs. Joseph Slane (RIC) dec. Vincent Fava (DVC), 4-3
157 lbs. Emanual Ajagbe (DVC) dec. Kyle Lake (RIC), 5-3
165 lbs. Brandon Conrad (RIC) dec. Nick Della Fera (DVC), 3-2
174 lbs. Rob Sotelo (RIC) dec. Benjamin Schweiger (DVC), 6-3
184 lbs. Kyle Humphries (RIC) dec. Conner Gabriel (DVC), 8-6

97 lbs. John Georges (RIC) maj. dec. Evan Seaman (DVC), 11-2
285 lbs. Zachery Roseberry (DVC) dec. Brian Nicoll (RIC), 5-4


The third match of the day for the Anchormen saw RIC defeat Elizabethtown, 31-13. Elizabethtown held a 13-10 lead after six bouts, but three forfeits and a decision from junior Brohen Krsulic (Brooklyn, CT) helped RIC seal the win.


  Third Round: Rhode Island College 31, Elizabethtown 13

125 lbs. Kyle McNulty (ET) maj. dec. Jonathan Murray (RIC), 13-3
133 lbs. Silas Murray (RIC) dec. Chad Lammer (ET), 5-3
141 lbs. Ricondo Cole (RIC) maj. dec. Mike Lammer (ET), 17-3
149 lbs. Chris Kelly (RIC) dec. Michael Henning (ET), 7-3
157 lbs. Jordan Moser (ET) pinned Kyle Lake (RIC) at 2:29
165 lbs. Ezekial Zimmer (ET) dec. Brandon Conrad (RIC), 3-2
174 lbs. Rob Sotelo (RIC) won by forfeit
184 lbs. Brohen Krsulic (RIC) dec. Luke Fernandez (ET), 5-3
197 lbs. John Georges (RIC) won by forfeit
285 lbs. Brian Nicoll (RIC) won by forfeit


RIC closed out the day's action with a 36-11 win over King's College. Junior 125 lbs. Jonathan Murray (RIC) picked up a pin and a pair of forfeits staked the Anchormen to an 18-0 advantage. Decisions from Lake and senior 285 lbs. Brian Nicoll (Plaistow, NH) helped secure the win late in the match.


 Fourth Round: Rhode Island College 36, King's 11

125 lbs. Jonathan Murray (RIC) pinned Jamie Scarantino (KC) at 4:42
133 lbs. Jonathan Costa (RIC) won by forfeit
141 lbs. Ricondo Cole (RIC) won by forfeit
149 lbs. Christian Mazaki (KC) maj. dec. Chris Kelly (RIC), 13-2
157 lbs. Kyle Lake (RIC) dec. Nathan Seals (KC), 14-7
165 lbs. Brandon Conrad (RIC) pinned Matt Lukachinsky (KC) at 2:19
174 lbs. Rob Sotelo (RIC) won by forfeit
184 lbs. Shane Stark (KC) maj. dec. Joseph Mahoney (RIC), 14-1
197 lbs. Cemah Tudoe-Torboh dec. John Georges (RIC), 4-2
285 lbs. Brian Nicoll (RIC) dec. Elijah Gresham (KC), 5-0


In upcoming action, Rhode Island College will compete at the 2014 Mt. St. Vincent Invitational on Saturday, Jan. 18.