2005 All State


103 - Derrick King, Cranston West

112 - Steve Goncalves, Cumberland

119 - Justin Belangeer, Exeter/WG

125 - Eduardo Hopp, Central

130 - Sean Miele, La Salle

135 - Corey Peltier, Hendricken

140 - Michael Hartman, Hendricken

145 - Michael Martini, Cranston West

152 - Shane Corsi, Cumberland

160 - Michael Biestek, Middletown

171 - Kyle Regnault, La Salle

189 - Charlie Sonder, North Kingstown

215 - Matthew Forcier, Cranston East

285 - Stephen Mendozzi, La Salle


103 - Kyle Leduc, Cumberland

112 - Charlie Simone, Hendricken

119 - Colin O'Brien, Cumberland

125 - Matt Beaudreault, Rogers

130 - Elias Dib, East Providence

135 - Daniel Sanchez, North Providence

140 - David Stowik, Cumberland

145 - Ryan Doucette, Lincoln

152 - Bob Blakely, East Providence

160 - Josh Harrison-Lombardi, E.Providence

171 - Matt  Travers, East Providence

189 - Jared Andrade, Exeter/WG

215 - Mark Tarro, Hendricken

285 - Adam Wolowicz, Cumberland

Derrick King, Cranston West, 103 pounds
King took the first step toward his goal of winning four consecutive state titles. King dominated his opponents with his superior speed and strength. His 39-second win by pin against Cumberland's Kyle Leduc in the state championship finals was a perfect example of how dominant he was all season long. King, who finished fourth at the New England Championships, also was voted first-team All-Division by the Coaches Association.

Steve Goncalves, Cumberland, 112 
Despite not wrestling until the ninth grade, Goncalves compiled an impressive 134-31 record over his four-year career. En route to winning his second consecutive state title, Goncalves won the Concord (Mass.) Invitational, the Cumberland Invitational, the Norwich (Conn) Free Academy Invitational, and the Columbia (N.Y.) Invitational. Goncalves, who went 36-4 this year with only one loss coming against Rhode Island competition, avenged that loss at the state tournament when he pinned Bishop Hendricken's Charlie Simone in 3 minutes, 31 seconds. Goncalves finished fourth at the New England Championships.

Mike Hartman, Hendricken, 140 
After falling in the first round of the state tournament last season, Hartman put in a lot of hard work in the offseason and it paid off. He went 38-0 against Rhode Island competition and won the Concord (Mass.) Invitational and the Cranston East Invitational and was the runner-up at the Woburn (Mass.) Invitational. Hartman, who edged Cumberland's Dave Stowik, 4-3, for the statetitle, finished with a 38-1 record.

Justin Belanger, Exeter/W.Greenwich, 119 
After coming in second place at the State Meet in the 112-pound division as a freshman, Belanger moved up to the 119 pounds this season and won the state title with an 18-8 victory over Cumberland's Colin O'Brien. Belanger went 40-0 en route to winning the state title. He also captured first place at the South County Tournament, the Chad Antoch Tournament, the Cumberland Invitational, the Hurricane Invitational and the Ridgefield (Conn.) Challenge. His only loss came at the New England Championships. He finished with a 40-1 record.

Mike Martini, Cranston West, 145 
Martini, who finished second at the state tournament as a sophomore at 130 pounds and as a junior at 140 pounds, moved up to 145 pounds this season and could not be beaten. This technically sound grappler capped off his remarkable high school career by pinning all four of his opponents at the statetournament, including Lincoln's Ryan Doucette in 1 minute, 29 seconds to capture the title.

Matthew Forcier, Cranston East, 215 
Forcier went 30-5 this season with only one loss coming against Rhode Island competition. He won the Cranston East Invitational, the Natick (Mass.) Invitational and the Middlebury (Vt.) Invitational before capturing the state title. Forcier pinned his first three opponents at the State Meet, then edged Bishop Hendricken's Mark Tarro, 5-4, for the state title.

Eduardo Hopp, Central, 124 
As a junior, Hopp won the 119-pound state title while competing for Mount Pleasant because Central did not have a wrestlingprogram. Hopp had the same success this year competing with Mount Pleasant, going undefeated against Rhode Island competition. Hopp won all of his matches at the state tournament by at least eight points and he captured the state title by beating Matt Beaudreault of Rogers, 15-4. Hopp placed sixth at the New England Championships.

Shane Corsi, Cumberland, 152 
Corsi went 40-0 against Rhode Island competition en route to winning his second consecutive state title and helping Cumberland capture its first team state title in 26 years. His overall record was 40-2. Corsi captured the gold medal at the Norwich (Conn.) Academy Invitational, the Sanford (Maine) Invitational, the Concord (Mass.) Invitational and the Cumberland Invitational. Corsi finishes with a career record of 139-26.

Sean Miele, La Salle, 130 
Miele, who finished in second place at the State Meet last season in the 125-pound division, did not lose a single match against Rhode Island competition this season. The highlight of his season came at the State Meet when he defeated East Providence's Elias Dib, 4-2, to win the 130-pound state title, helping helped La Salle finish second.

Mike Biestek, Middletown, 160 
One of the most feared wrestlers in the state, Biestek, who went 39-1, captured his second straight 160-pound state title by posting a 33-0 record against Rhode Island competition. Biestek pinned the first three opponents he faced at the State Meet before scoring a 14-8 decision over East Providence's Josh Harrison-Lombardi for the state title. Biestek, who finished fifth at the New England Championships, ends his career at Middletown with a record of 126-10.

Corey Peltier, Bishop Hendricken, 135 
He may be a freshman, but Peltier went 30-0 against Rhode Island competition. His only losses came at the New England Championships, where he finished sixth. Along with winning the 135-pound state title, Peltier also finished first at the Concord (Mass.) Invitational.

Kyle Regnault, La Salle, 171 
One of the most dominating grapplers in the state, Regnault did not lose a single match against Rhode Island competition in the 171-pound weight class. His lone loss (by one point) came when moved up to wrestle North Kingstown's 189-pound statechampion, Charlie Sonder, in a dual meet. Regnault pinned East Providence's Matt Travers to capture the 171-pound state title in 1 minute, 59 seconds. He finished fourth at the New England Championships.

Stephen Mendozzi, La Salle, 275 
Mendozzi, La Salle's captain, used a combination of strength and speed to pin two of his four opponents at the State Meet. Mendozzi defeated Cumberland's Adam Wolowicz, 3-1, to capture the 275-pound title. Mendozzi finished fifth at the New England Championships, leading La Salle to fourth place, the highest among all of the Rhode Island teams.

Charlie Sonder, North Kingstown, 189 
Sonder, who finished second at the state tournament at 171 pounds last season, moved up to 189 pounds and went undefeated against Rhode Island competition, pinning all but three opponents. Sonder pinned Exeter/West Greenwich's Jared Andrade in 3 minutes, 17 seconds to capture the state title. Sonder (37-2) won the Danbury (Conn.) Invitational, the Chelmsford (Mass.) Invitational, the Hurricane Invitational and the South County Invitational.