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/ Co-Founder: Colin Smith

  • Founder of Blackstone Wrestling Club
  • Assistant coach at Cumberland High School
  • Wrestled at Rhode Island College
  • Physical and Health Education teacher at Cumberland High School
Co-Founder: Laura Smith
  • Founder of Blackstone Wrestling Club
  • Associate Directer, Parent and Family Giving, Brown University
  • Brown University Graduate

Assistant Coach: Geoff Burgess

  • Assistant wrestling coach at North Attleboro High School
  • Burgess was named Assistant Coach of the year in Massachusetts in 2003
  • 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
  • Head Coach, North Cumberland Middle School (9 Years)
  • Elementary Physical Education Teach, Cumberland

Assistant Coach: Steve Gordon

  • Head Coach, Cumberland High School
  • New England and RI Hall of Fame
  • Has coached over 500 career dual meet wins
  • Coached mulitple state and new england champions at Cumberland High School 

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

Assistant Coach: Travis Drappi

  • Wrestled at Rhode Island College where he finished 4th in the New England Championship and was a 2X Academic All-American
  • Drappi was a New Jersey State Tournament qualifier
  • He is currently a RI State Trooper
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: Erik Travers

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