USA Wrestling

Apr 22 U S Nationals gold medal matches all three styles

By Gary Abbott | April 22, 2000, midnight (ET)
U.S. National Wrestling Championships at Las Vegas, Nev., April 21-22

FREESTYLE

54 kg/119 lbs.

1st - Sammie Henson, Norman, Okla. (Sunkist Kids) dec. Eric Akin, Overland Park, Kan. (Dave Schultz WC), 3-2

58 kg/127.75 lbs.

1st - Kerry Boumans, Colorado Springs, Colo. (Dave Schultz WC) dec. Danny Felix, Norman, Okla. (Sunkist Kids), 4-0

63 kg/138.75 lbs.

1st - Cary Kolat, Morgantown, W.Va. (Dave Schultz WC) dec. T.J. Jaworsky, Chapel Hill, N.C. (New York AC), 5-1

69 kg/152 lbs.

1st - Lincoln McIlravy, Iowa City, Iowa (Hawkeye) dec. Chris Bono, Ames, Iowa (Sunkist Kids), 3-0

76 kg/167.5 lbs.

1st - Brandon Slay, Colorado Springs, Colo. (Dave Schultz WC) dec. Joe Williams, Iowa City, Iowa (Hawkeye), 5-3

85 kg/187.25 lbs.

1st - Les Gutches, Colorado Springs, Colo. (Sunkist Kids) dec. Charles Burton, Bloomington, Ind. (New York AC), 3-0

97 kg/213.75 lbs.

1st - Melvin Douglas, Mesa, Ariz. (Sunkist Kids) dec. Dominic Black, Colorado Springs, Colo. (U.S. Army), 4-3, ot, 7:31

130 kg/286 lbs.

1st - Kerry McCoy, State College, Pa. (New York AC) dec. Stephen Neal, Bakersfield, Calif. (Dave Schultz WC), 3-2

Outstanding Wrestler - Brandon Slay, Colorado Springs, Colo. (Dave Schultz WC), 167.5 pounds

Most Falls -Joe Williams, Iowa City, Iowa (Hawkeye) three falls in 5:32

Div. I Teams - 1. Sunkist Kids, 102 pts.; 2. Dave Schultz WC, 55 pts.; 3. Hawkeye WC, 36 pts.

Div. II Teams - 1. New York AC, 39 pts.; 2. Armed Forces/Army, 16 pts.

GRECO-ROMAN

54 kg/119 lbs.

1st - Brandon Paulson, Golden Valley, Minn. (Minnesota Storm) won by ref. dec. over Steven Mays, Pensacola, Fla. (Armed Forces), 1-1, ot, 9:00

58 kg/127.75 lbs.

1st - Dennis Hall, Plover, Wis. (Sunkist Kids) dec. Jim Gruenwald, Colorado Springs, Colo. (Sunkist Kids), 4-3

63 kg/138.75 lbs.

1st - Kevin Bracken, Colorado Springs, Colo. (New York AC) dec. Shon Lewis, Colorado Springs, Colo. (Armed Forces), 3-2

69 kg/152 lbs.

1st - Heath Sims, Huntington Beach, Calif. (Dave Schultz WC) dec. Marcel Cooper, Quantico, Va. (Armed Forces), 2-0, ot, 9:00

76 kg/167.5 lbs.

1st - Matt Lindland, Lincoln, Neb. (Sunkist Kids) won by ref. dec. over Keith Sieracki, Colorado Springs, Colo. (Armed Forces), 1-1, ot, 9:00

85 kg/187.25 lbs.

1st - Quincey Clark, New Brighton, Minn. (Minnesota Storm) dec. Dan Henderson, Gresham, Ore. (Dave Schultz WC), 11-6

97 kg/213.75 lbs.

1st - Jason Gleasman, Colorado Springs, Colo. (New York AC) dec. Garrett Lowney, Appleton, Wis. (Minnesota Storm), 3-0

130 kg/286 lbs.

1st - Rulon Gardner, Colorado Springs, Colo. (Sunkist Kids) won by ref. dec. Matt Ghaffari, Avon Lake, Ohio (Sunkist Kids), 1-0, ot, 9:00

Outstanding Wrestler - Quincey Clark, New Brighton, Minn. (Minnesota Storm)187.25 pounds

Most Falls - Ethan Harris, Salt Lake City, Utah (Dave Schultz WC), four falls in 2:33

Div I Teams - 1. Armed Forces, 89 pts.; 2. Dave Schultz WC, 24 pts.

Div. II Teams - 1. Sunkist Kids, 48 pts.; 2. New York AC, 42 pts.

WOMEN

46 kg/101.25 lbs.

1st - Tricia Saunders, Phoenix, Ariz. (Sunkist Kids) pin Clarissa Chun, Kapolei, Hawaii (Missouri Valley), 2:51

51 kg/112.25.lbs.

1st - Stephanie Murata, Williamsburg, Ky. (Sunkist Kids) dec. Patricia Miranda, Stanford, Calif. (Dave Schultz WC), 8-2

56 kg/127.75 lbs.

1st - Mabel Fonseca, San Juan, Puerto Rico (Sparta) dec. Malissa Sherwood, Rocklin, Calif. (Dave Schultz WC), 7-6

62 kg/138.75 lbs.

1st - Sara McMann, Lock Haven, Pa. (Sunkist Kids) won by tech. fall over Tonya Evinger, Bates City, Mo. (Wrestling Central), 16-4, 3:15

68 kg/152 lbs.

1st - Sandy Bacher, San Jose, Calif. (Dave Schultz WC) dec. Kristie Marano, Albany, N.Y. (ATWA), 5-1

76 kg/165.25 lbs.

1st - Iris Smith, Colorado Springs, Colo. (unattached) pin Dominique Smalley, Colorado Springs, Colo. (TNT), 5:10

Outstanding Wrestler - Sara McMann, Lock Haven, Pa. (Sunkist Kids)

Most Falls - Carrie Birge, Aurora, Colo. (Missouri Valley), four falls in 4:44

Teams - 1. Sunkist Kids, 35 pts.; 2. Missouri Valley College, 26 pts

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