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Barrucci Caps Budd Whitehill With 2 Wins; Trasso Notches 100th Career Victory

January 14, 2012

Williamsport, Penn.-Rhode Island College went 1-1 on the final day of competition at the 2012 Budd Whitehill Duals, hosted by Lycoming on Saturday afternoon. Sophomore 157 lbs. Kevin Barrucci (Burlington, MA) won both of his matches to go 4-0 at the two-day tourney, as did senior 149 lbs. Mike Trasso (Lyndhurst, NJ) who capped the two days by achieving his 100th (100-27) career victory with a pin.


The Anchormen built a substantial 15-3 lead over Messiah, winning four of the first five bouts. Sophomore 141 lbs. Shawn Giblin (Cranston, RI) did the most damage with a pin, as senior 125 lbs. Brandon Gauthier (Lowell, MA), Trasso and Barrucci each picked up decisions.

INDIVIDUAL RESULTS: Messiah 23, Rhode Island College 19

125 lbs. Brandon Gauthier (RIC) dec. Spencer Alexander (MC), 5-2
133 lbs. Kaleb Loht (MC) dec. Mike Sugermeyer (RIC), 9-7
141 lbs. Shawn Giblin (RIC) pinned Chris Williamson (MC) at 4:41
149 lbs. Mike Trasso (RIC) dec. Ty Kanouff (MC), 2-0
157 lbs. Kevin Barucci (RIC) dec. Chris Hardenberg (MC), 5-2
165 lbs. Ricardo Plummer (MC) maj. dec. Robert Sotelo (RIC), 19-6
174 lbs. Matt Cross (MC) pinned Caleb Crump (RIC) at 2:45
184 lbs. Tim Stewart (MC) pinned Jesse Posl-Rhinehart (RIC) at 5:56
197 lbs. Russell Jones (MC) maj. dec. Kyle Humphries (RIC), 9-1
285 lbs. Brian Nicoll (RIC) maj. dec. Evan Canady (MC), 10-1

Rhode Island College fell behind, 9-3 to Thiel (3-4), but rebounded to win the final seven bouts and earn the victory. Trasso picked up his 100th career win with a pin to get the rally started. Freshman Caleb Crump (Tucson, AZ) bumped up to 174 lbs. and also won by fall.

INDIVIDUAL RESULTS: Rhode Island College 32, Thiel 9

125 lbs. Brandon Gauthier (RIC) maj. dec. Shay Velez-Lara (TC), 12-0
133 lbs. Corey Brown (TC) dec. Mike Sugermeyer (RIC), 8-5
141 lbs. Jerry Cramer (TC) by forfeit
149 lbs. Mike Trasso (RIC) pinned Sean Byham (TC) at 4:51
157 lbs. Kevin Barucci (RIC) dec. Ryan Carson (TC), 6-2
165 lbs. Robert Sotelo (RIC) dec. Jerrold Roosa (TC), 5-2
174 lbs. Caleb Crump (RIC) pinned Jacob Trillow (TC) at 3:32
184 lbs. Adam Lynch (RIC) dec. Billy Roosa (TC), 9-3
197 lbs. Kyle Humphries (RIC) maj. dec. Patrick Morris (TC), 11-0
285 lbs. Brian Nicoll (RIC) dec. Kraig Smith (TC), 3-2