2006 All State
103 - Shane Decristofaro, Cranston East
112 - Shawn Giblin, Cranston West
119 - Shawn Petrucci, South Kingstown
125 - Justin Belanger, Exeter/WG
130 - Stacey Weeden, East Providence
135 - Matthew Accetta, Narragansett
140 - Ted Coppa, North Kingstown
145 - Bob Blakely, East Providence
152 - Corey Peltier, Hendricken
160 - James Ryan, North Kingstown
171 - Josh Harrison Lombardi, E.Providence
189 - Matt Forcier, Cranston East
215 - Anthony Ferrer, Cranston West
285 - Monte Davis, Woonsocket
103 - Steve Aissis, Cumberland
112 - Dan Cormier, La Salle
119 - Colin Feeley, Hendricken
125 - Charlie Simone, Hendricken
130 - Cory Egan, South Kingstown
135 - Sean Miele, La Salle
140 - Alex Petrucci, South Kingstown
145 - Kyle Gadoury, West Warwick
152 - Victor Geurrero, Cranston West
160 - Jason Lamp, Hendricken
171 - Wayne Tetreault, Ponaganset
189 - Russ Miclette, Woonsocket
215 - Tim Cing-Mars, Warwick Vets
285 - Nick Fusaro, Smithfield
Shane DeCristofaro, Cranston East, 103 pounds
On his way to winning the state title with a 7-5 triumph over Cumberland's Stephen Aissis, DeCristofaro built an impressive record of 31-1 to bring his career mark to 121-11. He also won the Cranston East Invitational, the Natick (Mass.) Invitational and the Methuen (Mass.) Invitational. DeCristofaro finished sixth at the State Meet in 2003, fourth in 2004 and third in 2005.
Shawn Giblin, Cranston West, 112 pounds
Rhode Island's newest wrestling star edged veteran Dan Cormier of La Salle, 2-1, for the 112-pound state championship. Giblin's victory helped Cranston West win the state team title. Winner of the freshman state title, he went 28-5 for the season in helping the Falcons finish the regular season 15-0. Giblin finished fourth at the New England Championships.
Ted Coppa, North Kingstown, 140 pounds
The 2004 freshman state champion finished fifth at the State Meet last season. This year he dominated the 140-pound division, winning the state title by pinning South Kingstown's Alex Petrucci at 3:15 to bring his season record to 39-2. Thirty six of those wins came by pins. The South County and Warwick Invitational winner has a career mark of 88-27.
Shawn Petrucci, South Kingstown, 119 pounds
Petrucci held off Bishop Hendricken's Colin Feeley, 3-1, to win the 119-pound state championship. He also won the Warwick Invitational and the South County Invitational. Petrucci, a freshman state champion in 2005, went 28-4 this season to up his career mark to 48-11.
Bobby Blakely, East Providence, 145 pounds
The most dominant 145-pounder in the state this season, Blakely won the state championship with a 5-1 victory over West Warwick's Kyle Gadoury. Blakely had 35 wins and two losses this season to bring his career record to 110-23.
Justin Belanger, Exeter/West Greenwich, 125 pounds
Belanger edged Bishop Hendricken's Charlie Simone, 4-2 in overtime, to win his second consecutive state championship. He went on to finish third at the New England Championships. Belanger amassed a 34-0 record prior to the New Englands. For his career, Belanger is 115-4. He won the Richfield Challenge, the South County Invitational, the Cumberland Invitational and the Chad Antoch Invitational.
Corey Peltier, Bishop Hendricken, 152 pounds
Peltier has been one of Rhode Island's best grapplers over the last two seasons. Last season, he won the 135-pound state title. This season, he earned his second consecutive state championship by pinning Cranston West's Victor Guerrero at 2:39 of the 152-pound championship match. Peltier also won the Chelmsford (Mass.) Invitational and placed fourth at the New England Championships.
Anthony Ferrer, Cranston West, 215 pounds
Ferrer's hard-fought, 5-3 state championship victory over Warwick's Tim Cing-Mars propelled the Falcons to the state team title. Ferrer did not lose a match on his journey to the statechampionship. He amassed a 33-0 record and finished his career with a 83-10 mark. Champion of the Lancer Tournament (Waterford, Conn.), Ferrer finished third in the 275-pound weight class at the State Meet last season.
Stacey Weeden, East Providence, 130 pounds
Weeden handed South Kingstown's Cory Egan (27-1) his first loss of the season by beating him, 13-3, in the 130-pound finals at the State Meet. Champion of the Brendon Cerant Memorial (Belmont, Mass.) and Warwick Invitational tournaments, Weeden went 30-3 in his first season of wrestling. Weeden's efforts helped the Townies finish the season with a 12-3 record.
James Ryan, North Kingstown, 160 pounds
Ryan ruled the 160-pound division this season. He went 41-1 en route to capturing the state title with a 9-4 triumph over Bishop Hendricken's Jason Lamp. For his career, Ryan is 95-21. A freshman state titlist in 2004, he won the Chelmsford (Mass.) Invitational and the Lancer Invitational (Waterford, Conn.) this season.
Matthew Accetta, Narragansett, 135 pounds
Accetta topped 130-pound defending state champion Sean Miele of La Salle, 6-4 in overtime, to win his first state title. The victory upped Accetta's record to 33-2 for the season and 67-13 for his career. He also won the Division II title, the South County Invitational and the Chad Antoch Invitational. He helped the Mariners win the Division II team title.
Joshua Harrison-Lombardi, East Providence, 171 pounds
Harrison-Lombardi did not lose a match en route to winning the state title. Using a combination of speed and strength, Harrison-Lombardi defeated Ponaganset's Wayne Tetreault, 6-3, for the 171-pound state championship. He also won the Cumberland and Smithfield Invitationals, and his championship at the Brendon Cerant Memorial Tournament (Belmont, Mass.) helped the Townies win the team title.
Monte Davis, Woonsocket, 285 pounds
The 2005 freshman state champion became Woonsocket's first varsity wrestling state champion by pinning Smithfield's Nick Fusaro at 1:49 of the first period at the State Meet this season. Davis amassed a 23-2 record.
Matt Forcier, Cranston East, 189 pounds
After winning the 215-pound state title last season, Forcier dropped to 189 pounds this season and won his second state title by pinning Woonsocket's Russ Miclette in 3:06 of the championship match. The victory upped his season record to 28-4 and career record to 92-16. He was the runner-up in the 189-pound weight class at the Natick (Mass.) Invitational and came in sixth at the New England Championships.