December 3, 2015



Springfield, Mass.-Rhode Island College picked up four major decisions and one victory by pin as the Anchormen topped New England Wrestling Association (NEWA) foe Western New England, 31-10, in a dual match in on Thursday night.


RIC (2-0) junior 149 lbs. Jake Dorman (Foxboro, MA) scored a 13-4 major decision victory over WNE (2-2) freshman Aaric Rivera (Brockton, MA) to open the night. Senior Jonathan Costa (New Bedford, MA) followed with an 8-1 decision over freshman Ridge Sulkey (Cairo, NY) at 157 lbs.


RIC senior Chris Kelly (Franklin, MA) scored the second major decision victory of the night at 165 lbs., topping freshman Josh Nelson (Bristol, CT), 11-1. Sophomore Vincent Drago (Hauppauge, NY) scored a 6-5 decision over sophomore Pat Sands (Tyngsboro, MA) at 174 lbs.



 Junior 149 lbs. Jake Dorman


Junior Victor Zabalu (Hudson, MA) earned an 11-2 major decision victory over freshman Pat Canavan (Cumberland, RI) at 184 lbs. RIC senior Brandon Conrad (East Bridgewater, MA) scored the fourth and final major decision at 197 lbs., topping junior Brian Donovan (Manchester, CT) 15-3.


Junior 285 lbs. John Georges (Cranston, RI) pinned junior Frankie Weir (Northampton, MA) at 2:12. Sophomore Brennen Liebel (Feeding Hills, MA) scored a 2-1 decision over sophomore Tim McLinden (Plaistow, NH) at 125 lbs.


The Golden Bears picked up their two victories of the night in the final two matches, with sophomore Austin Sisco (Denville, NJ) picking up a 9-1 major decision over sophomore RIC Stephen Masi (Cumberland, RI) at 133 lbs. and sophomore Lamonte Wallace (New Rochelle, NY) pinning junior Sam Comfort (Woodville, MA) at 2:01 to give the match its 31-10 final.  


INDIVIDUAL RESULTS: Rhode Island College (2-0) 31, Western New England (2-2), 10

149 lbs.: Jake Dorman (RIC) major dec. Aaric Rivera (WNE), 13-4

157 lbs.: Jonathan Costa (RIC) dec. Ridge Sulkey (WNE), 8-1

165 lbs.: Chris Kelly (RIC) major dec. Josh Nelson (WNE), 11-1

174 lbs.: Vincent Drago (RIC) dec. Pat Sands (WNE), 6-5

184 lbs.: Victor Zabalu (RIC) major dec. Pat Canavan (WNE), 11-2

197 lbs.: Brandon Conrad (RIC) major dec. Brian Donovan (WNE), 15-3

285 lbs.: John Georges (RIC) pinned Frankie Weir (WNE) at 2:12

125 lbs.: Brennan Liebel (RIC) dec. Tim McLinden (WNE), 2-1

133 lbs.: Austin Sisco (WNE) major dec. Steven Masi (RIC), 9-1

141 lbs.: Lamont Wallace (WNE) pinned Sam Comfort (RIC) at 2:01


In upcoming action, Rhode Island College will continue NEWA action by hosting a tri-match with Southern Maine and Plymouth State on Saturday, Dec. 12 (1 p.m.).