1990 All State
103 - Tony Musco, Warwick Vets
112 - Paolo Casale, Cranston East
119 - Alan Jensen, Cumberland
125 - John Pilozzi, Johnston
130 - Merrill Leveillee, Warwick Vets
135 - Tom Lynch, Cranston East
140 - Chris Pono, North Providence
145 - Phil Page, Pilgrim
152 - Eric Francis, Bristol
160 - Dave Pope, South Kingstown
171 - Jason Grifka, Bristol
189 - Dean Willey, Warwick Vets
275 - Vin Terizzi, Hendricken
103 - Jason Tunstall, Hope
112 - Brain Smith, Coventry
119 - Matt Petti, Coventry
125 - Jeff Giles, South Kingstown
130 - Dino Campopiano, Johnston
135 - Bob Goodman, Warwick Vets
140 - Matt Fletcher, Ponaganset
145 - Brendan Sullivan, Middletown
152 - Jack Walsh, Warwick Vets
160 - Lou Polseno, Smithfield
171 - Jon Boudreau, Cumberland
189 - Jim Tiernan, Middletown
275 - Lonnie Morris, Coventry
Tony Musco, Warwick Vets, 103 pounds
He utilized his takedown strength to finish the season at 31-0 through the state tournament for Warwick. His victories, in addition to met and state touneys, included title in the Chieftains tourney. A senior, he has wrestled all four years, beginning with the state freshman championship.
Paolo Casale, Cranston East, 112 pounds
Competing at the 112-pound weight class, posted an outstanding 43-2 record for Cranston East this season. Also had success in his tournament bids, capturing the RIC Takedown Tourney, the Cranston East, the Wellesley and Methuen Tourneys in Massachusetts and the Keene, N.H., crown. He also won the Sectionals and the State Tourney and finished second, best among Rhode Islanders, in the New Englands.
Alan Jensen, Cumberland, 119 pounds
Cumberland senior, competing in the state tourney for the first time, made the most of his chance as he captured the title at 119. He also won the Redskin Invitational in Sanford, Maine., and the Northern Rhode Island Tourney. Finished the season at 26-3.
John Pilozzi, Johnston, 125 pounds
Fnished his career 56-7 for Johnston, highlighted by overall record this season of 26-2-0, 14-1 in dual meets. Also was successful in tourney competition, winning the Cranston East and Lancer tourney in Connecticut. He came back from a case of the chicken pox to finish eighth in the New Englands.
Merrill Leveillee, Warwick Vets, 130 pounds
He put together a 29-1-1 record and was one of the prime reasons Warwick finished as co-champion in the state with Coventry. A senior who is an excellent counter wrestler, competed four years for the Hurricanes and took the Freshman State Championship.
Tom Lynch, Cranston East, 135 pounds
Like his Cranston East teammate Paolo Casale, had an outstanding season going 43-1 on the year with 36 of those wins coming on pins. He captured the Cranston East, Wellesley and Methuen Tourneys as well as the Keene Tournament. He also won the Sectionals and captured MVP honors in the State Championships on way to the 135-pound division crown. He won the RIC Takedown Tourney and was named the outstanding wrestler of that tournament.
Chris Pono, North Providence, 140 pounds
Setting an example of intensity and consistency for his North Providence teammates, went 14-0 in dual meets leading the Cougars to an undefeated regular season. Development of his career is most obvious in that he went from from 2-10 his freshman year to 29-1-0 this season. A senior, also captured the RIC Takedown Tourney as well as the Keene, N.H., Tourney and the Cumberland Christmas Tournament. He won the Suburban Championship.
Brendan Sullivan, Middletown, 145 pounds
Middletown's senior tri-captain, he finished the year at 25-2-0, capturing the Rhode Island All Star Championship as well as the RIC Takedown title at 145 and the Lancer Invitational in Waterford, Conn. Considered one of the best fundamental wrestlers at Middletown in the last several seasons, he displayed a hard work ethic that made him the Islanders team leader. A former freshman state champion.
Eric Francis, Bristol, 152 pounds
The all-time victory leader in Bristol wrestling history, finishing his career with an outstanding 97-23-1 record. Colt senior captain posted a 38-5-0 mark this season at 152 pounds. Tournament titles included the Cranston East Invitational, the Bristol Invitational, Met Sectionals and the All-Star Tourney, as well as State Championship.
Dave Pope, South Kingstown, 160 pounds
Combined hard work and excellent natural balance to finish the season at 26-2. A repeat pick to the All-State team, he added a second state championship to his list of accomplishments that includes Wilson Cup Championship. Finished third in the Hampton Bay, N.Y., Tournament.
Jason Grifka, Bristol, 171 pounds
He had a state championship season despite missing time because of bruised spleen and rib injury. Finished season with a 18-8-0 to raise his career record to 51-31-0. A junior, he capped his season by capturing the state finals, including a pin in the title match.
Dean Willey, Warwick Vets, 189 pounds
A returner from last year's All State squad, Warwick senior used his aggressive style and excellent strength to finish the season at 29-1. 27 of his victories came on pins, many in the opening period. Was a key member of the Hurricane football team.
Vin Terrizzi, Hendricken, 275 pounds
Hendricken senior, third in the state last year, was a perfect 21-0 this season in Rhode Island competition, 15 on pins. He also won a tournament in Brentwoood, N.Y., and took third in Sanford, Maine. "He lifted weights last summer, got his weight up to about 230 but also worked on his speed. He's fast for a heavyweight," Hendricken coach John Davidson said.