Blackstone Wrestling Club


Find out more about our wrestling coaching and athletic instruction by contacting our team in Cumberland, Rhode Island.

The experienced staff at Blackstone Wrestling Club in Cumberland, Rhode Island, specializes in providing professional wrestling coaching and athletic instruction to our middle and high school athletes.


Our wrestling coaches have many years of experience and come from various wrestling backgrounds. Read below to find out more information about the staff.

Head Coach: Colin Smith

  • Founder of Blackstone Wrestling Club
  • 2x confrence finalist from Riverhead NY 
  • Head coach at Cumberland High School
  • Wrestled at Rhode Island College
  • Physical and Health Education teacher at Cumberland High School

Head Youth Coach: Stephen Aissis

  • 2x state finalist RI
  • River Monsters coach for 3 years
  • Quarry Manager at Hopkins Hill. Cardi Corporation

Assistant Coach: Geoff Burgess

  • Head wrestling coach at North Attleboro High School
  • Prior to coaching at North, Burgess wrestled at Bishop Hendricken High School.Burgess is currently the Science Department Chair at North Attleboro High School

Assistant Coach: Steve Gorman

  • RI State Champion for Cumberland High School
  • Assistant Coach Cumberland High School
  • Elementary Physical Education Teach, Cumberland

Assistant Coach Ryan McGarrity

  • Wrestled at Binghamton University
  • NCAA D1 National qualifier
  • 2011 Academic All American
  • Currently a marketing analyst at Fidelity Investments in Smithfield RI

Assistant Coach: Alex D'Aloisio

  • 2X Rhode Island State Champion
  • 3X Finalist for Lincoln High School
  • Wrestled for Arizona State University
Assistant Coach: Kevin Sutherland
  • 2X DivisionIII National Qualifier and Regional Champion for Rhode Island College
  • State Qualifier from Dolphin, PA
  • Physical Education teacher

Youth Coach: Geoff Poirier 

  • Wrestled at Roger Williams University
  • Has coached youth for 8 years
  • Energy Manager at Ocean State Job Lot
Youth Coach Taylor Dougan
  • State Finalist RI
  • United States National Gard

Assistant Coach: Erik Travers

  • Four year starter at SIUE - Division1
  • 4x all RI state placer
  • 2x all New England placer