January 22, 2017



Providence, R.I.--The Rhode Island College wrestling team posted a 2-2 record at the 2017 New England Wrestling Association (NEWA) Headlock For Hunger Duals, hosted by Johnson & Wales at the Wildcat Center on Sunday. The Anchormen finished in 11th place (16 teams) for the tournament.


Rhode Island College (5-7) was seeded 11th in the tournament and opened the day with a 43-6 loss to sixth-seeded Springfield. In the loss to Springfield, RIC received a 7-5 win at 174 lbs. from junior Vincent Drago (Hauppauge, NY). Junior Mike Gallagher (Narragansett, RI) also posted a 10-3 win at 184 lbs. against the Pride.


RIC responded with a 27-13 victory against 14th-seeded Trinity in the consolation round. The Anchormen posted wins in seven of the 10 weight classes against the Bantams, including an 11-2 major decision victory for Gallagher at 184 lbs. Senior John Georges (Cranston, RI) also had a major decision win for RIC, posting a 9-1 victory at 285 lbs. Junior Stephen Masi (Cumberland, RI) earned a 7-5 win at 133 lbs.



 Junior Michael Gallagher


The Anchormen then dropped a 28-10 decision against 10th-seeded Castleton State. Masi picked up his second win of the day at 133 lbs. with a 3-1 win in overtime, while Georges also notched his second victory of the day with a 2-1 decision at 285 lbs. Gallagher remained undefeated on the day with an 11-2 major decision victory at 184 lbs. to run his mark to 3-0 for the tournament.


RIC wrapped up the day with a 35-6 victory against 13th-seeded Plymouth State to secure 11th place for the tournament. The Anchormen had a pair of pins to go with a pair of major decision victories in the match. Masi improved to 3-0 at 133 lbs. with a pin at 2:38. Gallagher wrapped up his day with a 6-1 win at 184 lbs. to finish with an impressive 4-0 record for the tournament.


Individual Results: Springfield 43, Rhode Island College 6

125 lbs.: Joel Zambrano (SC) major dec. Brennen Liebel (RIC), 13-0

133 lbs.: Ian Tolotti (SC) pinned Frankie Roman (RIC), at 4:27

141 lbs.: Derek Bohle (SC) tech. fall Zachary Lepre (RIC), 16-0

149 lbs.: Kearney Gutierrez (SC) win by forfeit

157 lbs.: Zach Joseph (SC) win by forfeit

165 lbs.: Ryan Ward (SC) maj. dec. Sam Lindblom (RIC), 16-3

174 lbs.: Vincent Drago (RIC) dec. Ryan Errico (SC), 7-5

184 lbs.: Mike Gallagher (RIC) dec. Severianel Burgos (SC), 10-3

197 lbs.: Hunter Ayen (SC) win by forfeit

285 lbs.: Joe Fusco (SC) win by forfeit


Individual Results: Rhode Island College 27, Trinity 13

125 lbs.: Daniel Murray (RIC) win by forfeit

133 lbs.: Stephen Masi (RIC) dec. Ian Moritz (TC), 7-5

141 lbs.: Grant Sorensen (TC) maj. dec. Michael Scaravilli (RIC), 9-1

149 lbs.: Jake Dorman (RIC) maj. dec. Andrew Saccone (TC), 11-0

157 lbs.: John Reilly (TC) pinned Zachary Lepre (RIC) at 1:42

165 lbs.: Zachary Ford (RIC) dec. Nolan Cornu (TC), 6-4 (SV-1)

174 lbs.: Stephen Cerrone (TC) dec. Samuel Lindblom (RIC), 5-4

184 lbs.: Michael Gallagher (RIC) maj. dec. Joseph Caggiano (TC), 11-2

197 lbs.:  Javante Johnson (RIC) dec. Mason Sangillo (TC), 11-6

285 lbs.: John Georges (RIC) maj. dec. Matthew Ferraro (TC), 9-1


Individual Results: Castleton State 28, Rhode Island College 10

125 lbs.: Tyreek Staton (CU) dec. Daniel Murray (RIC), 1-0

133 lbs.: Stephen Masi (RIC) dec. Nicholas Camacho (CU) 3-1 (SV-1)

141 lbs.: Zak Hale (CU) maj. dec. Michael Scaravilli (RIC), 13-2

149 lbs.: Tyler Raetz (CU) dec. Jake Dorman (RIC), 7-3

157 lbs.: Cameron Milliken (CU) pinned Zachary Ford (RIC) at 1:35

165 lbs.:  Nolan Viens (CU) pinned Samuel Lindblom (RIC) at 2:38

174 lbs.: Zachary Allen (CU) dec. Vincent Drago (RIC), 3-1

184 lbs.: Michael Gallagher (RIC) maj. dec. Mitchell LaFlam (CU), 11-2

197 lbs.: Jacob Woodside (CU) dec. Javante Johnson (RIC), 3-2

285 lbs.: John Georges (RIC) dec. Nicholas Scott (CU), 2-1


Individual Results: Rhode Island College 35, Plymouth State 6

125 lbs.: Joey Aumann (PSU) dec. Daniel Murray (RIC), 9-8

133 lbs.: Stephen Masi (RIC) pinned Alex Dipreta (PSU) at 2:38

141 lbs.: Jake Dorman (RIC) pinned Tom Pagliarulo (PSU) at 2:58

149 lbs.: Jonny Perreault (PSU) dec. Michael Scaravilli (RIC), 4-0

157 lbs.: Zachary Ford (RIC) dec. Nick Simeti (PSU), 9-6

165 lbs.: Samuel Lindblom (RIC) maj. dec. Zac Cassidy (PSU), 10-2

174 lbs.: Vincent Drago (RIC) maj. dec. Andrew Carroll (PSU), 16-3

184 lbs.: Michael Gallagher (RIC) dec. Christopher Perreault (PSU), 6-4

197 lbs.: Javante Johnson (RIC) dec. Trevor Wassel (PSU), 5-3

285 lbs.: John Georges (RIC) win by forfeit


In upcoming action, Rhode Island College will travel to a Brown University on Saturday, Jan. 28 (2:30 p.m.).