January 29, 2014



Providence, R.I.-Six Rhode Island College wrestlers are ranked in the latest edition of the 2013-2014 New England Wrestling Association (NEWA) Individual Rankings, including senior Silas Murray (Brentwood, NY), and sophomore Ricondo Cole (Cranston, RI), who are both ranked No. 1 in their respective weight classes.


Murray, who went 3-0 this past weekend at the NEWA Dual Championship, continues his run as the No. 1 wrestler in New England at 133 lbs. For the year, Murray is a perfect 16-0 with 19 takedowns, two reversals, eight escapes, nine near-falls and two pins.


 Senior 133 lbs. Silas Murray


Wrestling at 141 lbs., Cole is once again ranked No. 1 in New England after a perfect 2-0 performance at the NEWA Dual Championship this past weekend. On the season, Cole is 15-3 with 41 takedowns, six escapes, 13 near-falls and six pins.


Junior Jonathan Murray (Brentwood, NY) is ranked No. 2 in New England at 125 lbs. for the second straight week after a 3-1 performance at the NEWA Championship Duals. After missing the first half of the season, Murray stands at 10-3 with 18 takedowns, four reversals, 13 escapes, eight near-falls and four pins.


Meanwhile, senior Brian Nicoll (Plaistow, NH) is ranked No. 3 in New England at 285 lbs. after going 2-1 this past weekend at the NEWA Dual Championship. For the season, Nicoll is 14-3 with 13 takedowns, one reversal, 14 escapes, three near-falls and four pins.



 Sophomore Ricondo Cole


Freshman Kyle Lake (Toms River, NJ) makes his return to the rankings, as he moved up to No. 4 in New England at 157 lbs. Lake is 14-8 on the season with 29 takedowns, six reversals, 24 escapes, nine near-falls and five pins.


Junior Joseph Slane (Tomkins Cove, NY), who is ranked No. 5 in New England at 149 lbs., also makes his second straight appearance in the rankings after going 2-0 at the NEWA Dual Championship and earning All-Tournament Team honors this past weekend. For the year, Slane is 6-2 with nine takedowns, two reversals, four escapes, one near-falls, and one pin.


Head Coach Jay Jonesí Anchormen are currently ranked fourth in New England. RIC is 11-3 overall and 5-2 against NEWA competition.


In upcoming action, Rhode Island College will travel to Johnson & Wales on Friday, Jan. 31 (7 p.m.).