Springfield, Mass.—Sophomore Travis Manick (Methuen, MA) went 4-1 with three pins to finish third as the Rhode Island College wrestling team placed 10th at Springfield's Doug Parker Invitational on Saturday afternoon.
• RIC finished 10th (15 teams) with 67.50 points. Coast Guard took home the team title with a team score of 141.5.
HEAD COACH JAY JONES ON THE INVITATIONAL
• "Our goal this week was to improve and certainly having four guys place in the tournament is a step in the right direction. We have to get stronger and improve on finishing takedowns and getting guys turned over. We are getting there and it felt better this week with a glimpse of success, but in no way are we satisfied."
HOW IT HAPPENED
• Senior 157 lbs. Sam Lindblom (Waterford, CT) went 3-0 with a pin and finished fourth. He was injured during his third win and had to withdraw from competition.
• Junior 184 lbs. David Sblendorio (Mountainside, NJ) went 5-1 with a pair of pins and finished fifth.
• Freshman 174 lbs. Jett Tancsik (Centereach, NY) went 3-2 and finished sixth.
• Freshman 141 lbs. Nate Lackman (Wernersville, PA) went 4-2 with two pins and finished a victory shy of placing.
In upcoming action, Rhode Island College will travel to New England Wrestling Association (NEWA) opponent Western New England on Friday, Dec. 6 (7 p.m.).