COPPOLA TABBED TO ALL-NEWA TOURNAMENT TEAM AS RIC WRESTLING FINISHES 14TH AT NEWA DUAL CHAMPIONSHIP

COPPOLA TABBED TO ALL-NEWA TOURNAMENT TEAM AS RIC WRESTLING FINISHES 14TH AT NEWA DUAL CHAMPIONSHIP

Providence, R.I.-Freshman Nicholas Coppola (Wantagh, NY) went 3-0 and was named to the All-NEWA Tournament Team to lead the Rhode Island College wrestling team to a 14th place finish at the New England Wrestling Association (NEWA) Headlock For Hunger Dual Meet Championship, hosted by Johnson & Wales at the Providence Career & Technical Academy on Sunday. The Anchormen posted a 1-3 record at the tournament.

 

THE BASICS

Coast Guard (6-3) 51, Rhode Island College (5-8) 0

Trinity (1-5) 31, Rhode Island College (5-9) 21

Rhode Island College (6-9) 30, New England College (0-8) 23

Norwich (3-9) 29, Rhode Island College (6-10) 17

 

HOW IT HAPPENED

• RIC opened the tournament with a 51-0 setback against Coast Guard. The Anchormen then suffered a 31-21 setback against Trinity. RIC posted a 30-23 win over New England College and wrapped up the tournament with a 29-17 loss against Norwich to take 14th place at the tournament that featured the 16 NCAA Div.  III wrestling programs in New England.

• Coppola had three wins on the afternoon, including one via pin in the team's win over New England College.

• RIC freshman Ricky Brown (North Kingstown, RI) posted a 2-2 record at 285 lbs. with a pair of pins.

 

Coast Guard 51, Rhode Island College 0

125 lbs. Parker Brunkala (CGA) won by forfeit

133 lbs. Owen McClave (CGA) dec. Daniel Murray (RIC), 7-1

141 lbs. John Fitzpatrick (CGA) pinned Francisco Roman (RIC) at 4:34

149 lbs. Patrick Moynihan (CGA) won by forfeit

157 lbs. Christian Gosch (CGA) pinned James Smith (RIC) at 1:15

165 lbs. Nick Remke (CGA) maj. dec. Nick Gould (RIC), 10-0

174 lbs. A.J. Aeberli (CGA) dec. Tim Caplan (RIC), 17-1 (Tech Fall)

184 lbs. Jeremy Berson (CGA) won by forfeit

197 lbs. Jonathan Wagner (CGA) won by forfeit

285 lbs. Cory Tomasetti (CGA) dec. Ricky Brown (RIC), 5-2

 

Trinity 31, Rhode Island College 21

125 lbs. Brandon Nunez (RIC) won by forfeit

133 lbs. Daniel Murray (RIC) won by forfeit

141 lbs. Andrew Saccone (TC) maj. dec. Francisco Roman (RIC), 18-10

149 lbs. Grant Sorensen (TC) won by forfeit

157 lbs. John Reilly (TC) pinned James Smith (RIC) at 1:35

165 lbs. Lukas Kaminski (TC) dec. Nick Gould (RIC), 4-2

174 lbs. Stephen Cerrone (TC) pinned Tim Caplan (RIC) at 2:58

184 lbs. Ian Steckel (TC) won by forfeit

197 lbs. Nicholas Coppola (RIC) dec. Devon deFilippi (TC), 10-4

285 lbs. Ricky Brown (RIC) pinned John O'Brien (TC) at 4:26

 

Rhode Island College 30, New England College 23

125 lbs. Diego Santiago (NEC) dec. Brandon Nunez (RIC), 9-4

133 lbs. Daniel Murray (RIC) injury def. Keith Gordon (NEC) at 5:22

141 lbs. Najee Hall (NEC) dec. David Sheldon (RIC), 24-5 (Tech Fall)

149 lbs. Denver Dorsainvil (NEC) won by DQ Franky Roman (RIC), DQ

157 lbs. Mannash Carlson (NEC) won by forfeit

165 lbs. Nick Gould (RIC) pinned Zyreek Roscoe (NEC) at 4:18

174 lbs. Malik Settles (NEC) maj. Dec Tim Caplan (RIC), 13-2

184 lbs. James Smith (RIC) won by forfeit

197 lbs. Nicholas Coppola (RIC) pinned Caelin Worthington (NEC) at :30

285 lbs. Ricky Brown (RIC) pinned Jonathan Jividen (NEC) at :47

 

Norwich 29, Rhode Island College 17

125 lbs. Brandon Nunez (RIC) won by forfeit

133 lbs. Daniel Murray (RIC) dec. Shale Ring (NU), 18-0 (Tech Fall)

141 lbs. PJ Testino maj. dec. Francisco Roman (RIC), 17-6

149 lbs. Zach Morris (NU) pinned David Sheldon (RIC)at 1:04

157 lbs. James Smith (RIC) pinned Benjamin Forsman (NU) at 1:36

165 lbs. Brandon Desfosses (NU) dec. Nick Gould (RIC), 6-1

174 lbs. Tim Caplan (RIC) dec. Donte Jones (NU), 7-6

184 lbs. Nicholas Coppola (RIC) dec. Ronnie Caudill (NU), 7-1

197 lbs. Satchel Stauffer (NU) won by forfeit

285 lbs. Frank Girolamo (NU) maj. Dec. Ricky Brown (RIC), 12-3

 

WHAT'S NEXT

• In upcoming action, Rhode Island College will host Johnson & Wales at the Recreation Center on Saturday, Jan. 21 (7 p.m.).