2011 All State
103 - John Altieri, Warwick Veterans
112 - Matia Alvarez, Hendricken
119 - Shadai Lariviere, Cumberland
119 - Jacob Burrows, East Providence
125 - Joao Vicente, East Providence
130 - Mike Meyers, Warwick Vets
135 - Ricondo Cole, Cranston West
140 - Everet Desilets, Cranston West
145 - Stephen Jarrell, East Greenwich
152 - Michael Gaudiana, Johnston
160 - Mike Georges, La Salle
171 - Nick Salois, Warwick Veterans
189 - Jacob Zeramby, North Kingstown
215 - Nikolis Zicuis, Lincoln
285 - Jonah Aurelio, East Providence
103 - Cody Beaudette, Cumberland
112 - Nathan Colicci, Warwick Veterans
119 - Anthony Meyers, Warwick Veterans
125 - Shoneil Lariviere, Cumberland
130 - Erik Travers, Cumberland
135 - Andrew LaBrie, Exeter/WG
140 - Vinny Venticinque, Warwick Vets
145 - Ryan McLarney, Hendricken
152 - Alex Pratt, Cranston West
160 - Jared Burrows, East Providence
171 - Dan Reiss, South Kingstown
189 - Tom Lacroix, Cumberland
215 - Matt Hemme, Chariho
285 - J.P. Harris, Westerly
John Altieri, Warwick Vets, 103 pounds
The top-ranked wrestler in his weight class swept his first three matches in the state meet with pins in 1:40 or less, and then beat fellow freshman Cody Beaudette of Cumberland, 6-0, in the final. He was also the freshman state champion and finished sixth at the New Englands. "He works hard in the room, and when he enters the mat, he is so focused," coach Mike Nappa said.
Matia Alvarez, Hendricken, 112 pounds
Another talented newcomer who should be a force the next three years,won his first two matches in the state championships in one minute, total. He went to 13 seconds in the third period before winning his semifinal, 15-0, on a technical fall. He beat Nathan Colicci of Warwick Vets for the title. He finished fourth at the New Englands.
Shadai Lariviere, Cumberland, 119 pounds
The two-time first-team All-Stater was undefeated (31-0) this season but did not wrestle in the state championships because of a severe ankle sprain suffered a few days before the tournament. "I feel Shai is the complete wrestler. He is good in every position and can turn up his intensity at will. He has incredible balance and quickness and always seems to end up on top in the scrambles. He provided the spark when our team needed it," coach Steve Gordon said. He is still exploring college possibilities.
Jacob Burrows, East Providence, 119 pounds
Burrows won the state championship with a pin, two 5-0 decisions and a 10-2 triumph over senior Anthony Meyers of Warwick. "Jacob is hard-working. He is a very good mat wrestler who has been pushed by his brother Jared, a finalist at 160. They have worked out together for years," coach Tom Galligan said.
Joao Vicente, East Providence, 125 pounds
He won his first two matches in the state championships with pins in 27 seconds and 34 seconds, took his semifinal with a 5-2 decision and then upset two-time statechampion and first-team All-Stater Shoneil Lariviere, 11-5. "He is one of the hardest workers I've had in 20 years coaching. He was a captain as a freshman, which I've never done before. He is ayear-round wrestler who has worked very hard to make himself very good," coach Tom Galligan said. Vicente was fourth at the New Englands.
Mike Meyers, Warwick Veterans, 130 pounds
One of the best wrestlers in Rhode Island history, he dominated the championship field at 130 with two pins and a 9-3 decision before stopping Erik Travers of Cumberland, 7-1, in the final. He is the third Rhode Islander to win four state championships. He also won the New England championship and was inducted into the New England Wrestling Hall of Fame. "He is the best Warwick has ever had," coach Mike Nappa said. Meyers plans to wrestle for Division II Anderson University in South Carolina.
Ricondo Cole, Cranston West, 135 pounds
A repeat first-team selection, he was undefeated in Rhode Island, compiled a 46-2 record overall this season and finished third in the New Englands. He was a two-time captain of the Falcons and is going to Rhode Island College.
Everet Desilets, Cranston West, 140 pounds
Another two-time first-team All-State choice and state champion, he was a captain this year. He compiled a 45-0 record, won the New England title and wrestled at the nationals at Virginia Beach. He will attend Johnson & Wales University.
Stephen Jarrell, East Greenwich, 145 pounds
He came out of Division II South, wrestled his way to the finals at the state championships and then defeated Ryan McLarney of Bishop Hendricken, 11-2. Jarrell finished with a 22-1 record.
Michael Gaudiana, Johnston, 152 pounds
He upset top-seeded Alex Pratt of Cumberland, 4-3, in probably the best match of the state championships and finished with a 35-3 record. "Mike is one of the hardest workers I have coached. He put in all the extra work someone needs to become a state champion. His best asset was his takedowns, and he did a great job utilizing that to finish with a state title," coach Matty Mancuso said.
Mike Georges, La Salle, 160 pounds
He earned victories in some of the closest matches of the state tournament. After winning his first match, 19-4, he edged Caleb Comstock of North Kingstown, 3-2, and got by Vance Dewey of Chariho, 4-3. Both of those matches were tiebreakers. He upset Jared Burrows of East Providence, 5-3, in the final.
Nick Salois, Warwick Veterans, 171 pounds
A year after a tough loss in the pivotal match of the championship finals, he had a superb season, compiling a 32-3 record, edging Dan Reiss of South Kingstown, 7-6, for the state championship, helping the Hurricanes to the team title and finishing fifth at the New Englands. "He is very intelligent and very methodical in his wrestling. Strength is one of his attributes. He made a mistake in the Cumberland match, his only loss in the state, but corrected it for the state championships," coach Mike Nappa said.
Jason Zeramby, North Kingstown, 189 pounds
The third-place finisher at 189 in 2010 went all the way in 2011, beating the favorite, Tom Lacroix of Cumberland, in the state final, 5-4. He finished with a 24-3 record this year and an 80-11 mark for his career. "Jason was the hardest worker we had on the team this season. He set a goal for himself last year after losing in the semifinals that he would win it, and he came out and did just that. Zeramby won the state title because of pure determination," said coach David Petrucci. He also led the Skippers to the Division I South title. He plans to attend Rhode Island College.
Nikolis Zicuis, Lincoln, 215 pounds
Another state champion from Division II, he compiled a 33-10 record this season after an 11-6 freshman season. He took a 12-match winning streak into the state tournament, won four matches in that event, beat Matt Hemme of Chariho, 6-4, in overtime, for the state crown and then won a match at the New Englands. "He is a very hard-working athlete who always strives to be the best that he can be. He is one of the leaders of the team, a sophomore captain, always working hard and leading by example and demanding more out of his teammates," coach Mike Tuorto said.
Jonah Aurelio, East Providence, 285 pounds
He finished with a 36-6 record after beating J.P. Harris of Westerly at 3:51 in the final. He preceded that triumph with a pin, a 1-0 decision and an 8-1 decision. "We call him the immovable force," coach Tom Galligan said. "He's a hard-working kid. Usually the heavyweights lollygag around, but he works as hard as anybody in the wrestling room. He made himself better every time he walked on the mat."