Wrestling Competes At NEWA Dual Meet Championships

Zach Ford (photo courtesy of Geoff Riccio)
Zach Ford (photo courtesy of Geoff Riccio)

Providence, R.I.— The Rhode Island College wrestling team competed at the 2018 New England Wrestling Association (NEWA) Dual Meet Championship, hosted by Johnson & Wales at the Rhode Island Convention Center on Sunday afternoon.

The Anchormen dropped a 57-0 decision against Western New England in the opener and fell to Williams, 39-15, in the consolation round. The team then wrapped up the day with a 24-21 setback against Trinity.

• Junior Zach Ford (Flagler Beach, FL) posted a win at 157 lbs. for RIC in the dual match against Williams.

• Freshman Travis Manick (Methuen, MA) went 2-0 at 197 lbs. while junior Jordan Zanni (North Providence, RI) had a 2-1 mark win a win by pin at 285 lbs. for the Anchormen.

Complete Results
Match #1 Western New England 57, Rhode Island College 0

125 lbs.   Nicholas Arborio (WNEU) won by forfeit
133 lbs.   Austin Roche (WNEU) won by forfeit
141 lbs.   Justin DeLucia (WNEU) pinned Francisco Roman (RIC) at 5:37
149 lbs.   Andrew Piedrahita (WNEU) inj. def. Devante Rogers (RIC) MFF
157 lbs.   Ryan Monteiro (WNEU) won by forfeit
165 lbs.   Jeff Suschana (WNEU) pinned Alexander Hom (RIC) at 2:31
174 lbs.   Davey Goodall (WNEU) dec. Nathan Stemple (RIC), 10-5
184 lbs.   Asim Waters (WNEU) won by forfeit
197 lbs.   John Boyle (WNEU) won by forfeit
285 lbs.   Ahkmet Azizov (WNEU) pinned Jordan Zanni (RIC) at 4:27

Match #2 Williams 39, Rhode Island College 15

125 lbs.   David Yeh (WC) won by forfeit
133 lbs.   Ben Morton (WC) won by forfeit
141 lbs.   Joseph Rossetti (WC) pinned Marc Uehling (RIC) at 0:53
149 lbs.   Alex Pankhurst (WC) pinned Samuel Lindblom (RIC) at 0:46
157 lbs.   Zach Ford (RIC) dec. Brendan Kiernan (WC), 4-2
165 lbs.   Yo Akiyama (WC) pinned Alexander Hom (RIC) at 3:00
174 lbs.   Tariq Grissom (WC) won by forfeit
184 lbs.   Dylan Millson (WC) dec. Nathan Stemple (RIC), 7-2
197 lbs.   Travis Manick (RIC) won by forfeit
285 lbs.   Jordan Zanni (RIC) won by forfeit

Match #3 Trinity 24, Rhode Island College 21

125 lbs.   Daniel Murray (RIC) def. Finn McGovern (TC), 2-0
133 lbs.   Alex Steele (TC) def. Stephen Masi (RIC), 8-6 (SV)
141 lbs.   Marc Uehling (RIC) won by forfeit
149 lbs.   Samuel Lindbolm (RIC) def Joe Penna (TC), 10-8
157 lbs.   Grant Sorensen (TC) pinned David Sheldon (RIC) at 1:14
165 lbs.   Jack Reilly (TC) pinned Zach Ford (RIC) at 2:39
174 lbs.   Steve Cerrone (TC) pinned Alexander Hom (RIC) at 2:13
184 lbs.   Anders Klass (TC) def. Nathaniel Stemple (RIC), 5-3
197 lbs.   Travis Mannick (RIC) def. Enrique Loya (TC), 9-6
285 lbs.   Jordan Zanni (RIC) pinned John O'Brien (TC) at 3:45 

In upcoming action, Rhode Island College will travel to Castleton on Friday, Jan. 25 (7 p.m.)