2003 All State

FIRST TEAM

103 - Pat Feeley Johnston

112 - Matt Martin East Providence

119 - Nathan Myers Hendricken

125 - Alex Rey Cranston East

130 - Mark DeCiccio Hendricken

135 - Anthony Turilli Hendricken

140 - Jerry Rico Cranston East

145 - Greg Amoroso East Providence

152 - Joe Bellini Burrillville

160 - Hans Coker Exeter/WG

171 - Matt Cameron Middletown

189 - Eric Martell Ponaganset

215 - Chris Hannon North Kingstown

285 - Eric Gendron Warwick Vets

SECOND TEAM

103 - Steve Goncalves, Cumberland

112 - Frank Lombardo, La Salle

119 - John King, Johnston

125-  Ryan Andrews, Coventry

130 - Mike Martini, Cranston West

135 - Ryan Desisto, Pilgrim

140 - Jim Dean, Hendricken

145 - Charles Nelson, Coventry

152 - Brendan Scotti, Cranston East

160 - Alex Cutting, Narragansett

171 - Derek Lachance, Ponaganset

189 - Scott Seiders, Toll Gate

215 - Matt Cuccio, Cranston East

285 - Levi Garrett, Central

Patrick Feeley, Johnston, 103 pounds
Feeley didn't miss a beat from last season's 40-1 performance in which he captured the 103-pound state and New England titles, and the national 98-pound crown. He successfully defended both the state and New England titles. Feeley, who did not lose a match this year, defeated Cumberland's Steve Goncalves, 5-2, to win the state championship.

Anthony Turilli, Hendricken, 135 pounds
Turilli went 40-5 this season to end his career at Bishop Hendricken with a record of 148-20. He won the Cranston East Tournament of Champions, the All-Star Wrestling Tournament and the Concord Tournament of Champions before capturing the state title with a 7-1 win over Pilgrim's Ryan Desisto. Turilli also won the New England 135-pound championship.

Matt Martin, East Providence, 112 pounds
Martin beat La Salle's Frank Lombardo, 10-0, in the state-title tilt to win his third state championship. Martin was named the most outstanding wrestler at the state meet. He then won the New England championship, where he was again named the most outstanding wrestler. Martin went 43-1 this season.

Jerry Rico, Cranston East, 140 pounds
Rico, who had to be talked into wrestling this season, sealed Cranston East's state title win with a 9-0 victory over Hendricken's James Dean. Always reliable at 140 pounds, Rico boasts a career record of 60-7.

Nathan Myers, Hendricken, 119 pounds
Last season's New England champ and state runner-up went 37-5 this year and edged Johnston's John King, 2-1, to capture his first state title. Myers finished sixth at the New England Tournament. Rhode Island's best 119-pound wrestler will attend Brown University in the fall.

Matt Cameron, Middletown, 171 pounds
As Middletown's top grappler this year, Cameron won the Chad Antoch and All-Star Wrestling Tournaments, as well as the B-Sectional Meet. At the state meet, Cameron topped Ponaganset's Derek Lachance, 10-2, to finish Rhode Island competition undefeated at 33-0.

Greg Amoroso, East Providence, 145 pounds
The Townies got a big lift this year in the 145-pound weight class with Amoroso in the lineup. He capped his senior year by dominating his state title match with Coventry's Charles Nelson, 13-1, to capture his second state title. Amoroso finished the year with a 39-1 record.

Alex Rey, Cranston East, 125 pounds
Rey, last year's 119-pound state champion, captured the 125-pound state title this season in style, pinning all of his opponents in the state tournament except for the championship match, which he won, 9-0. A technician on the mat, Rey finished his high school career with an impressive 115-12 record. On his way to winning the state title this season, Rey also won the All-Star WrestlingTournament and the New England Tournament of Champions.

Eric Martell, Ponaganset, 189 pounds
The Chieftains' top wrestler, Martell compiled an impressive 42-1 record this year, highlighted by his 5-3 win over Toll Gate's Scott Seiders to win the 189-pound state title. Martell also finished first at the All-Star and Chad Antoch Wrestling Tournaments, the Cranston West Invitational, and the Class B Meet. Martell will attend Rhode Island College in the fall.

Mark DeCiccio, Hendricken, 130 pounds
DeCiccio, a state runner-up last year, captured the 130-pound state title this season with an 18-11 victory over Cranston West's Mike Martini, but that was only one highlight of his senior campaign. After winning the Rhode Island crown, DeCiccio went on to win the New England title. DeCiccio also won the 2003 All-Star Wrestling Tournament.

Joey Bellini, Burrillville, 152 pounds
Bellini dominated the 152-pound division this season, finishing the year undefeated at 26-0. He defeated Cranston East's Brendan Scotti to win his second consecutive state title. Bellini also took home gold medals at the Cummberland, Johnston, Milford, and North Providence tournaments.

Chris Hannon, North Kingstown, 215 pounds
One of the most dominant big men in Rhode Island history, Hannon finished the year undefeated in dual meets. Hannon captured the state title by squeaking past Cranston East's Matt Cuccio to win his third consecutive state title. It was the second year in a row that Hannon did not lose a dual-meet match.

Hans Coker, Exeter/W.Greenwich, 160 pounds
Before capturing the 160-pound state title by defeating Narragansett's Alex Cutting, Coker won the Johnston Invitational, South County Cup, Chad Antoch Wrestling Tournament, and the Class B Sectional Meet. Coker, the only Scarlet Knight to win a state title this season, led Exeter/West Greenwich to a ninth-place finish at the state meet.

Eric Gendron, Warwick Vets, 275 pounds
Warwick Vet's top grappler not only outmuscled his opponents this year, he also outsmarted them. The Hurricanes' grappling star edged Central's Levi Garrett, 2-1, to win the state title.