2007 All State

FIRST TEAM

103 - Greg Packhem, North Kingstown

112 - Pat Malloy, Hendricken

119 - Kyle Viticonte, Cranston East

125 - Shawn Giblin, Cranston West

130 - Justin Belanger, Exeter/WG 

135 - Charlie Simone, Hendricken

140 - Steve Gorman, Cumberland

145 - Sean Soriano, Mt Pleasant

152 - Alfred Raymond, Cranston West

160 - Jason Lamp, Hendricken

171 - Alex Blais, Toll Gate

189 - Josh H-Lombardi, East Providence

215 - Nick Baccaire, Cranston West

285 - Adam Wolowicz, Cumberland

SECOND TEAM

103 - Andrew McGarry, Warwick Vets

112 - Steve Aissis, Cumberland

119 - Kyle Leduc, Cumberland

125 - Colin Feely, Hendricken

130 - Andy Paolucci, North Kingstown

135 - Stacey Weeden, East Providence

140 - Jacob Matthews, Middletown

145 - Teddy Coppa, North Kingstown

152 - Connor Nelson, South Kingstown

160 - James Ryan, North Kingstown

171 - Joe Kile, Middletown

189 - Doug Johnson, Toll Gate

215 - Jared Andrade, Exeter/WG

285 - Kenny Murgo, Mt Hope

Nick Baccaire, Cranston West, 215 pounds
On his way to capturing the 215-pound state title, Baccaire won the Cranston East Invitational and the Methuen (Mass.) Invitational. He went 46-3 this year and played a major role in helping the Falcons complete back-to-back perfect seasons and win back-to-back state titles. Baccaire finished fifth at the statemeet last season.

Justin Belanger, Exeter/West Greenwich, 130 pounds
As one of the best wrestlers in the state over the past three seasons, Belanger posted a career mark of 142-9. He joined elite company this year by winning his third straight state title, beating North Kingstown's Andy Paolucci, 6-1, in the state finals. He won the 119-pound state title in 2005 and the 125-pound state title last season. He was also selected first team All-State for football in the fall.

Alex Blais, Toll Gate, 171 pounds
After finishing fourth at the state tournament last season, Blais put in a lot of hard work in the off-season and it paid off. He pinned two of his three opponents at the state meet and won the 171-pound state title with a 13-6 victory over Middletown's Joe Kile.

Shawn Giblin, Cranston West, 125 pounds
Giblin, last year's 112-pound state champion, survived a stiff battle against Hendricken's Colin Feely, the 2007 New England runnerup, 6-4, in overtime. The match was selected as the best finals match by the R.I. Wrestling Coaches Association. Giblin, who placed fourth at New Englands last year, won the Cranston East Invitational this season. He went 45-5 this year and has a career record of 87-10.

Steve Gorman, Cumberland, 140 pounds
In one of the closest championship battles at the state meet, Gorman edged Middletown's Jacob Matthews, 8-6, to capture the 140-pound state title. He had an in-state record of 21-2 this season, and was 41-5 overall. Prior to winning the state title, Gorman won the Cumberland Invitational 140-pound championship.

Josh Harrison-Lombardi, East Providence, 189 pounds
The Most Outstanding Wrestler at the Belmont Invitational, and winner of the Hurricane and Rodney Smith Classic went 35-0 in league competition en route to capturing his second straight statetitle. Harrison-Lombardi won the 171-pound state title last season. He survived Toll Gate's Doug Johnson, 8-7, to win his second statetitle.

Jason Lamp, Hendricken, 160 pounds
Lamp showed everyone why he was the top seed at the state meet by pinning three of his four opponents, including North Kingstown's James Ryan at 4:39 to win the 160-pound state title. Lamp lost to Ryan, 9-4, in the 160-pound state championship finals last season. Lamp went 31-2 this season on his way to avenging that loss.

Pat Malloy, Hendricken, 112 pounds
Malloy recorded an outstanding 27-1 record this season. He won the Hurricane Invitational and the Cranston East Invitational 112-pound titles before grappling his way to the 112-pound state title by beating Cumberland's Steve Aissis, 7-0, in the finals. Malloy placed fourth at last year's state meet in the 112-pound division.

Greg Packhem, North Kingstown, 103 pounds
Packhem is only a sophomore, but he proved to be one of the most dominating wrestlers in the state this season. After earning a major victory (17-1) in his opening match at the State Tournament, Packhem pinned his next four opponents to capture the 103-pound state title. Packhem also won both the South County Invitational and the Hurricane Invitational 103-pound crowns. He went 33-4 this year and has a career mark of 43-5.

Alfred Raymond, Cranston West, 152 pounds
Raymond played a key role for the Falcons over the past two seasons. He helped the Falcons record their second-straight undefeated season by posting a 44-1 record. He won the state title with a 14-10 decision over South Kingstown's Connor Nelson. He won the South County and Hurricane Invitational 152-pound titles prior to winning the 145-pound state title. He placed fourth at the New England Championships.

Charlie Simone, Hendricken, 135 pounds
Simone was arguably the state's most dominant grappler. In the state meet, he pinned his first two opponents and earned major decisions against his next two, including a 17-2 victory over East Providence's Stacey Weeden, last year's 130-pound champion, in the finals, and was named the Most Outstanding Wrestler at the state meet. Simone was 40-0 against Rhode Island competition this season and has an overall record of 128-9. He placed second at the New England Championships.

Sean Soriano, Mount Pleasant, 145 pounds
Soriano was a perfect 15-0 in dual meets this season. He pinned top-seeded Ted Coppa of North Kingstown at 3:59, to capture the 145-pound state title. Coppa was the defending 140-pound champion. Soriano, Mount Pleasant's team captain, has a career mark of 47-15.

Kyle Viticonte, Cranston East, 119 pounds
After finishing third at the state meet in both the 2005 and 2006 seasons, Viticonte finally captured the state title by edging Cumberland's Kyle Leduc in the finals, 6-0. He recorded the fastest pin at the state tournament (25 seconds). The winner of the Cranston East, Keene (N. H.), and Natick (Mass.) Invitationals this season, he amassed a 35-2 season record to up his career mark to 102-9.


Adam Wolowicz, Cumberland, 285 pounds
Wolowicz dominated all three of his opponents at the statetournament. He pinned two of his opponents and scored a major victory (16-0) over the other. Wolowicz pinned Mt. Hope's Kenny Murgo in 41 seconds in the championship round of the state meet. Wolowicz placed third at the state meet last season.