RPI finishes 4th at NE Conference Regionals

03/19/2007 -

RPI had its highest finish in a regional tournament with its 4th place finish at the 2007 NE Conf. tourney held at RPI. With a complete team effort, the Redhawks qualified 10 wrestlers for the NCWA Nationals to be held March 8,9, & 10th in Dallas, TX. The team was lead once again by Senior Captain Rob Venditti who won RPI's first conference championship at 157 pounds. The team was also boosted by Freshman walk-on Ryan Michaels. Ryan revenged an earlier loss to Chris Stivers of Northeastern to finish runner-up in the 149 pound class. The team other runner-up came from last year all-american John Steciuk. John lost to Bentley's unbeaten Andrew Josuweit 8-5. Also qualifing for Nationals were Freshman Adam Bruce (125), Junior Kevin Bishop (125), Junior Matt Gineo (141), Freshman Ryan Michaels (149), Senior Rob Venditti (157), Junior John Steciuk (165), Grad Joe Crispino (165), Junior Ben Frost (184), Senior Captain Eric Pace (197), Freshman Patrick Vamosy (197), and Sophomore Dwight Manganaro (285). Look for these student athletes to excel in Dallas.