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Wrestling Remains at No. 3 in New England; Nine Pride Team Members Ranked in Final NE Individual Poll

Ronnie Thompson Springfield, Mass. -- February 10, 2010 -- The Springfield College wrestling team continues to be ranked No. 3 in the latest New England Wrestling Association rankings. In addition, nine Pride wrestlers, in 10 weight classes, remain among those ranked in the NEWA final individual poll.

From a team standpoint, with one more ranking to come next week, Williams is still listed No. 1 in New England with a perfect 130 points. Behind the Ephs are: Johnson & Wales (116), Springfield (101), Wesleyan (99), Rhode Island College (71), Roger Williams (65), Plymouth State (54), Southern Maine (35), Bridgewater State (25), and Trinity (23).

Next week's team poll will be for seeding purposes for the NEWA Championships to be held at Western New England College on Saturday and Sunday, February 20-21.

Among individuals, Springfield has garnered two seconds, three fourths, three fifths, and one eighth place in the final rankings.

The seconds include 125-pound freshman Michael Rose (Patterson, N.Y.) and 133-pound freshman Joe Grippi (Bedford Hills, N.Y.).

The fourths include 157-pound junior John Archambeau (Ludlow, Mass.), 184-pound freshman Jeremy Burns (Hoosick Falls, N.Y.), and heavyweight junior Ron Fusco (Billerica, Mass.).

The fifths include 141-pound junior Blaze Chatham (Walkill, N.Y.), 149-pound sophomore Ryan McGilvray (Manalapan, N.J.), and 165-pound sophomore Ronnie Thompson (Stamford, Conn.)

In the eighth spot in the 174-pound weight classification is senior Tyler LeBlanc (East Hartford, Conn.)..

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