2000 All State
103 - Nathan Myers, Hendricken
112 - Kevin Munley, Barrington
119 - Louis Felix, Cranston East
125 - Joe Turilli, Hendricken
130 - Keith Shillan, East Providence
135 - Ryan Franco, Johnston
140 - Keith McGinley, Cranston East
145 - Tyler Mason, Westerly
152 - Jon Desmarais, Johnston
160 - Randi Hastings, Cumberland
171 - Dave Capone, Lincoln
189 - Chris Colardo, Cranston East
215 - Dustin Peno, South Kingstown
285 - Matt Champagne, Westerly
103 - Frank Eldridge, Warwick Vets
112 - Jon Egan, South Kingstown
119 - Joe Regnault, Johnston
125 - Joe Leal, Warwick Vets
130 - Mike Lambert, Cumberland
135 - Elias Nogueras, Warwick Vets
140 - Manny Salema, Warwick Vets
145 - Stev Robin, Ponaganset
152 - Matt Stowe, Coventry
160 - Walter Borden, East Providence
171 - Joe Gravina, Warwick Vets
189 - Jess Andoscia, North Kingstown
215 - Chris Hannon, North Kingstown
285 - Bill Leahy, Warwick Vets
Kevin Munley, Barrington, 112 pounds
The Eagles' star earns his second consecutive first-team All-State honor after successfully defending his 112-pound title at the State Meet. He rolled into the title round at the state tourney with pins in the first three rounds then posted a 3-1 victory over South Kingstown's Jon Egan in the title match.
Nathan Myers, Hendricken, 103 pounds
One of the new stars of Rhode Island wrestling, the Hawks' freshman continually improved throughout the season and delivered his top performance in the StateMeet. He won the state title with impressive victories over Warwick's Frank Eldridge in the title match and Cranston East's Rubin Ray in the semifinals.
Randi Hastings, Cumberland, 160 pounds
Only fourth in the 160-pound class in 1999 and only the fourth seed in Division A this year, the Clippers' star became the state champion with impressive victories in the semifinal and title matches. In the semifinals, he posted a 10-4 victory over Coventry's Shane McGrath, the Division A top seed. Hastings captured the title with a 13-7 victory over East Providence's Walter Borden in the title match.
Ryan Franco, Johnston, 135 pounds
The Panthers' senior earned his second first-team All-State honor by rolling to the 135-pound state title. State champion at 130 pounds in 1999, this year he registered pins in his first three state tournament matches, then defeated Warwick's Elias Noqueras, 6-3 in the state title match.
Keith McGinley, Cranston East, 140 pounds
A second-team All-State selection last year, McGinley moved up to the first team this year on the strength of his impressive performance at the state tournament. The top Division A seed in the tournament, he lived up to the billing and posted pins in the first two rounds, then defeated the Division C sectional champion in the semifinals and Warwick's Manny Salema, the Division A second seed, in the title match.
Dustin Peno, South Kingstown, 215 pounds
The Rebels' senior seemed to get stronger as the state tournament progressed. He won his first-round match with a 9-4 decision, then earned a berth in the finals with pins in the quarterfinals and semifinals. He completed his championship run with a 9-1 victory over North Kingstown's Chris Hannon. In addition to the statechampionship, Peno also won the Division B sectional title.
Louis Felix, Cranston East, 119 pounds
Felix proved he was the state's best at 119 with an impressive performance in the state tournament. The highlight of his tournament performance was a 8-5 victory over Johnston's Joe Regnault, the Division A top seed, in the title match.
Tyler Mason, Westerly, 145 pounds
After finishing third in the 140-pound class last year, Mason came back and dominated the 145-pound competition this year, winning both the Division B sectional title and the state championship. He completed his title drive with a 10-3 victory over Ponaganset's Steve Robin in the title match at the state tourney.
Chris Colardo, Cranston East, 189 pounds
In four state tournament matches this year, Colardo spent a total of only 10:51 on the mat en route to the state title. He posted pins in all four tournament matches, in less than two minutes in the quarterfinals and semifinals. The runner-up at 189 last year, he won this year's state title with a second-round pin of North Kingstown's Jess Andoscia.
Jon Desmarais, Johnston, 152 pounds
One of people who helped Johnston ended Coventry's 17-year reign as state team championship in 1999, the Panthers' senior delivered another outstanding performance this past season. He earned his second consecutive first-team All-Statehonor on the defense of his 152-pound state title. In the State Meet, Desmarais won his first two matches with pins, then won his semifinal and championship matches with comfortable five- and four-point margins.
Matt Champagne, Westerly, 275 pounds
The Bulldogs' star moved up from the 215-pound class, where he won the statechampionship in 1999 and won another title against the biggest wrestlers in the state. Rolled to the state title with pins in his final three matches of the statetourney.
Joe Turilli, Hendricken, 125 pounds
Only a junior, Turilli already has established his credentials as one of the best Rhode Island wrestlers in several decades. This past season, he successfully defended both his state and New England titles at 125 pounds. He had another perfect record against Rhode Island competition. The Outstanding Wrestler of the State Meet, he won all four matches with pins, two in the first period and two in the second period.
Keith Shillan, East Providence, 130 pounds
The only state champion who needed to win five matches for the state crown, Shillan defeated two previously undefeated wrestlers en route to the state title. He edged Coventry's Keith Sullivan, the Division A top seed in the semifinals, then posted a 4-3 victory over Cumberland's Mike Lambert, the Division A second seed in the finals.
Dave Capone, Lincoln, 171 pounds
The top wrestler in the state at 171 pounds for the second consecutive year, Capone this year won both the Division C and state championships. He opened his state title defense with pins in his first two State Meet matches, then posted 7-2 and 8-4 victories in the semifinal and title-round matches.