Cumberland High is 40 points behind Warwick Veterans after Saturday's semifinals. The Clippers were badly hurt by the injury default of Shai Lariviere in Friday night's second round. Shai hurt an ankle in practice on Monday, toughed out one victory on Friday, then defaulted. The two-time state champ and one-time New England champ finished with an unofficial career record of 147-10.
Twin brother Shoneil pinned his way into the finals at 125 pounds. Cumberland also has Cody Beaudette (103), Erik Travers (130) and Tom Lacroix (189) in tonight's finals. Starting time is 7:30 p.m.
In a major surprise, Lincoln's Nik Zacuis reached the finals at 215 pounds and will face Chariho's Matt Hemme, whom he defeated 8-3 during the dual-meet season.
R.I. STATE MEET
Saturday afternoon's semifinals
103 – John Altieri (Warwick) pinned Jason Davol (Hendricken) 1:11; Cody Beaudette (Cumb) pinned Katelyn Bouyssou 5:59
112 – Matia Alverez (Hendricken) won by tech fall (15-0) over Alex D’Aloisio (Lincoln); Nate Colicci (Warwick) def. Brett Lessuer (Cranston West) 2-0.
119 – Anthony Meyers (Warwick) pinned Nick Parente (Hendricken) 5:57; Jacob Burrows (E.P.) def. Mike Murphy (North Prov) 5-0
125 – Shoneil Lariviere (Cumb) pinned Devin Hurst (Warwick) 2:43; Joao Vicente (E.P.) def. Derek Adams (Chariho) 5-2
130 – Mike Meyers (Warwick) def. Christian Labrie (EWG) 9-3; Erik Travers (Cumb) def. Kody Nordby (Woon) 8-5
135 – Ricondo Cole (Cranston West) pinned Justin Caparco (Johnston) 3:40; Andrew Labrie (EWG) def. Mike Gelardi (Hendricken) 7-3
140 –Everett Desilets (Cranston Weset) pinned Dan Duffy (S.K.) 3:29; Vinny Venticinque (Warwick) def. Emerson DeBrito (N.P.) 6-5
145 – Ryan McLarney (Hendricken) pinned Robert Mey (Midd) 3:23; Stephen Jarrell (E.G.) def. Joe Pecchia (Johnston) 7-4
152 – Alex Pratt (Cranston West) def. Bailey Ziobro (Mt. Hope) 4-3; Mike Gaudiana (Johnston) def. George Schmeider (Warwick) 4-3
160 – Jared Burrows (E.P.) def. Kyle Aubin (Hendricken) 19-8; Mike Georges (LaSalle) def. Vance Dewey (Chariho) 4-3
171 – Nick Salois (Warwick) def. Bret Peltier (Hendricken) 13-5; Dan Reiss (S.K.) def. Chris Cole (Chariho) 13-5
189 – Tom Lacroix (Cumb) pinned Jeff Techinten (Hendricken) 5:14; Jason Zeramby (N.K.) def. Carl Neff (EWG) 12-6
215 – Matt Hemme (Chariho) def. Ryan Smith (S.K.) 3-1; Nikolis Zicuis (Lincoln) def. Nate Andrews (Hendricken) 7-5
285 – Jonah Aurelio (E.P.) def. Josh Delannoy (Cumb) 8-1; J.P. Harris (Westerly) def. Pearce Thompson (Warwick) 2-1