Grad Year: 2006
Year Inducted: 2012
Justin W. Deveau ’06 was a four-time All-New England wrestler from 2001-05 who closed out his career with an overall record of 135-33 (.803) with 571 points, including 191 takedowns, 41 reversals, 136 escapes, 57 near-falls and 29 pins. During his career, the North Attleboro, Mass. native was a four-time finalist at 197 and 285 lbs. at the N.E. Championships. Deveau competed at the 2004 NCAA Div. III Championships. As a senior in 2004-05, he earned All-New England honors, placing second at 197 lbs. at the New England College Conference Wrestling Association (NECCWA) Championships. He was 32-7 at 197 lbs. with 128 points, 51 takedowns, nine reversals, 26 escapes, 12 near-falls and six pins on the season. He placed third at 285 lbs. at the RWU Invitational on Nov. 13 and second at the Citrus Invitational on Dec. 29.
As a junior in 2003-04, Deveau was selected as one of two N.E. Wild-Cards to compete at the NCAA Div. III Championships. Deveau went 1-2 at the NCAA Championships. Each of his losses were to eventual All-Americans. He earned All-New England honors, placing second at 285 lbs. at the NECCWA Championships. He was 39-6 at 285 lbs. with 161 points, 57 takedowns, ten reversals, 42 escapes, 15 near-falls and five pins.
As a sophomore in 2002-03, Deveau earned All-New England honors, placing second at 197 lbs. at the NECCWA Championships. He was 33-5 at 197 lbs. with 147 points, 50 takedowns, seven reversals, 31 escapes, 18 near-falls and ten pins.
As a freshman in 2001-02, he earned All-New England honors, placing second at 197 lbs. at the NECCWA Championships. Deveau was 31-15 at 197 lbs. with 135 points, 33 takedowns, 15 reversals, 37 escapes, 12 near-falls and eight pins.
The Speaker of the House and the Rhode Island House of Representatives named him a Scholar-Athlete three times (2003-05).
He earned a bachelor’s degree in marketing from Rhode Island College in 2006. Deveau 2001 graduate of North Attleboro High School.
Deveau is currently a project manager at Shawmut Design and Construction.
He resides in Mendon, Mass. with his wife Stephanie.