2013 All State
106 - Jason Davol, Bishop Hendricken
113 - John Altieri, Warwick Vets
120 - Alex D’Aloisio, Lincoln
126 - Nate Colicci, Warwick Vets
132 - Cody Brown, Westerly
138 - Serge Bouyssou, Scituate
145 - Christian LaBrie, Exeter/WG
152 - Andrew LaBrie, Exeter/WG
160 - George Schmeider, Warwick Vets
170 - Michael Gallagher, Narragansett
182 - Justin Zeramby, North Kingstown
195 - Carl Neff, Exeter/West Greenwich
220 - Nikolas Zicuis, Lincoln
285 - Jonah Aurelio, East Providence
106 - Collin Cardoso, East Providence
113 - Cody Beaudette, Cumberland
120 - Kristoph Nordby, Cumberland
126 - Andrew Howard, Moses Brown
132 - Christian Torres, Mt. Hope
138 - Aaron Travers, Toll Gate
145 - Jonathan Maccini, Cumberland
152 - Erik Travers, Cumberland
160 - Bailey Ziobro, Mt. Hope
170 - John Caparco, Johnston
182 - Hunter Boesch, Bishop Hendricken
195 - Michael Kimbrough, Mount Pleasant
220 - John Georges, La Salle
285 - Anthony Tavares, Exeter/WG
The state champion earned his 100th career victory in the final, a 6-2 decision over Collin Cardoso of East Providence, and helped Bishop Hendricken to the state team championship. “He’s a hard worker who does whatever we ask,” coach Kevin Hennessey said. “He stepped it up this year. He was hungry after taking second last year.”
John Altieri, Warwick Vets, 106 pounds
A three-time state champion, he “knows what he needs to do in order to be successful,” said coach Brendan Friel. “He is trying to join great wrestlers like former teammate Mike Meyers in the elite group of four timers.” He defeated Cumberland’s Cody Beaudette, 2-0, in the Rhode Island final and reached the New England semifinals.
Alex D’Aloisio, Lincoln, 120 pounds
A captain and three-time All-Stater, he has 126 victories, second on the school’s career list, and only 18 losses. He was named the outstanding wrestler in the state for the season, a Lincoln first. He is a three-time academic All-State selection. “Alex was a key contributor to bringing Lincoln its first ever team division championship this past season,” coach Michael Tuorto said.
Nate Colicci, Warwick Vets, 126 pounds
This consistent top performer for the Hurricanes enjoyed another fine season and finished with the state championship at 126. He defeated Andrew Howard of Moses Brown in an ultimate tiebreaker after three periods and three overtimes. “Nate is one of the most disciplined wrestlers I have ever met,” coach Brendan Friel said. “He leaves practice and goes to work out at another. That focus is the reason he is a three-time finalist and two-time state champ.” He will attend Johnson & Wales University.
Cody Brown, Westerly, 132 pounds
Brown’s goal was to win the state title at 132 pounds, and he did it when he posted a 10-4 decision over Christian Torres of Mt. Hope. “He busted his butt in the practice room,” coach Al Gaccione said. “He had a few stumbles during he season, but he peaked at the finals. He is a product of his own hard work.” He plans to enlist in the Air Force.
Serge Bouyssou, Scituate, 138 pounds
He capped an injury-plagued career by pinning Aaron Travers of Toll Gate for the state championship. “The biggest thing was watching him come through the adversity of injury,” said his coach and father Serge Bouyssou. As a freshman, he had the flu. As a sophomore, he broke his arm two weeks before the state championships. As a junior, he wrestled with a torn labrum and had surgery last July. He resumed wrestling in January. “For him to pull out a state championship was tremendous. He showed his heart,” his dad said.
Christian LaBrie, Exeter/West Greenwich, 145 pounds
The lighter of the LaBrie twins had a fantastic season capped by championships at the state and New England meets. In the Rhode Island championships, he pinned top-seeded Jonathan Maccini of Cumberland in 25 seconds. Only one wrestler earned a point against him, and that was at a meet in Lowell, Mass. He was undefeated in the dual meet season. “He made every goal he set,” his coach and father Dwayne LaBrie said.
Andrew LaBrie, Exeter/WG, 152 pounds
Like his brother Christian, Andrew enjoyed a tremendous season. He was undefeated and the Rhode Island and New England champion. He pinned top-seeded Erik Travers of Cumberland at 4:40 of the finals in the state meet. He took down Sam Odell of South Windsor, Conn., 25 seconds into overtime in the New Englands. “He met all his goals at 152,” his coach and dad Dwayne LaBrie said.
George Schmeider, Warwick Vets, 160 pounds
This was an emotional senior season for Schmeider. His father George, the Hurricanes’ passionate veteran assistant coach, died in December of an undiagnosed brain infection after losing consciousness in August shortly after returning from the national championships with his son. “Little George” wrestled in his father’s memory and won the state title at 160 for the second consecutive year. “George overcame immense adversity this year to be a repeat champion. He stayed focused and worked hard every day when others may have given up or made excuses,” coach Brendan Friel said. Schmeider hopes to attend West Virginia University or Potomac State.
Michael Gallagher, Narragansett, 170 pounds
Gallagher finished his Rhode Island season undefeated and was the state champion after pinning top-seeded Justin Caparco of Johnston as time expired. “He is one of the toughest kids around,” coach Anthony Colombo said. “He broke every record in the school. Every tournament he entered he won handily. He was named outstanding wrestler twice.” Gallagher and Caparco were New England semifinalists.
Justin Zeramby, North Kingstown, 182 pounds
A runner-up in 2012, he wrestled to the title in 2013, losing only one point in the state tournament. “Justin worked extremely hard throughout the offseason, using his loss in the finals as the fuel to his fire to win it this year,” coach Dave Petrucci said. “He has been an outstanding leader for our team for the past two years on the mat as well as academically. We will be missing a vital piece to our team that we have relied on throughout his high-school career.”
Carl Neff, Exeter/West Greenwich, 195 pounds
Undefeated this season, he won the Methuen (Mass.) tournament as well as the Rhode Island state championship. In the state tournament, he won all four of his matches with first-minute pins. Michael Kimbrough of Mount Pleasant kept him on the mat the longest, 56 seconds, in the final. “He did well all year,” coach Dwayne LaBrie said.
Nikolas Zicuis, Lincoln, 220 pounds
The best wrestler in Lincoln High School history, Zicuis finished his career with 131 victories and 21 losses and two state championships. He was also a two-time sectional champion and placed in the New England championships. “Nik leaves Lincoln High School as the most decorated wrestler in school history,” coach Michael Tuorto said.
Jonah Aurelio, East Providence, 285 pounds
The three-time state champion posted a 46-1 record this year, his loss coming in the New England quarterfinals to the two-time national champion. He won 44 matches by pin, among them the state final in 2:39. “Jonah had an outstanding career. He’ll really be missed. As a kid, he’ll be missed more. He’s such a fantastic person. I feel blessed to be his coach,” Tom Galligan said. Aurelio finished third in the New England championships.