2012-2013 Rhode Island Preview

Rhode Island College Anchormen (Northeast Region)
Head Coach: Jay Jones
Years at school as head coach: 14
Career Record at school: 172-119
Assistant Coaches: Chris Tribelli, Brendan Casey

Facebook: Rhode Island College Wrestling
Twitter: @RICwrestling
You Tube: AnchorWrestling

2011-2012 Record: 15-13
2011-2012 NCAA Qualifiers: Brandon Gauthier 125, Shawn Giblin 141
Returning Qualifier: Shawn Giblin

Top Returning Starters:
125 Mike Sugermeyer, Sr. – moving down a weight (had Gauthier at 125 last year) –
141 Shawn Giblin, Jr. – NCAA Qualifier
157 Kevin Barrucci, Jr. – All NEWA
165 Robert Sotelo, So.
184 Adam Lynch, Jr.
197 Kyle Humphries, So.
285 Brian Nicoll, Jr. – All NEWA

Top Incoming Wrestlers:
125 Jonathan Murray, Jr. – All NEWA from Bridgewater St.
125 Michael Rose, So. – Springfield
133 Silas Murray, Jr. – JUCO All American from Nassau CC
133/141 Ricondo Cole, Fr. – 2x All New England High School
174 Brandon Conrad, So. – Plymouth St.

Top Incoming Freshman:
133 Michael Murphy – RI State Champ, All New England High School
149 Max Carlsten – RI State Finalist
197 Josh Lawrence – CT State Champ, All New England High School

Team Outlook:
The Rhode Island Anchormen return one NCAA qualifier in Shawn Giblin, but have a good group of NEWA placewinners  hoping to join him at the NCAA championships in March. Giblin will start the year at 149 before descending to last year’s weight of 141 for the second half. A few tough transfers join RIC this year in brothers Jonathan and Silas Murray and Silas Cole. Jonathan was 3rd in the NEWA for Bridgewater State last year at 125, while Silas was an NJCAA All-American in 2008 for Nassau Community College. Another All-NEWA selection in the lineup is Kevin Barrucci at 157. He won 25 matches a year ago and should be a force this season. The freshman class is led by a trio of high school New England placewinners that will compete for starting spots as well. With trips to the Desert Duals and Budd Whitehill Duals, the lineup will definitely be tested.