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Dec 23 Moore named Outstanding Wrestler at the 2000 Univ FS Championships

By Gary Abbott | April 10, 2000, 12 a.m. (ET)
Moore named the Outstanding Wrestler at the 2000 University Freestyle Championships at Evanston, Ill., April 9

Teague Moore (Pittsburgh, Pa./Sunkist Kids) was named the outstanding wrestler at the 2000 University Freestyle Championships at Evanston, Ill., April 9.

Moore defeated Stephen Abas (Fresno, Calif./Sunkist Kids) in a close 3-1 overtime win to claim the title at 119 pounds. In 1999, Moore placed second at 127.75 pounds.

All new champions were crowned in 2000. Joe Heskett (Ames, Iowa/Cyclone WC) defeated Jake Clark (Woodbridge, Va./U.S. Marine Corps), 6-5, in the finals at 167.5 pounds. Heskett placed third in 1999 at 167.5 pounds.

Other champions include: Ernesto Howard (Chicago, Ill./Illinois WC) at 110 pounds, Ryan Lewis (Minneapolis, Minn./Minnesota Storm) at 127.75 pounds, Dustin DeNunzio (Cambridge, Ma./Dave Schultz WC) at 138.75 pounds, Jared Frayer (Norman, Okla./Underdogs WC) at 152 pounds, Damion Hahn (Minneapolis, Minn./NYAC) at 187.25 pounds, Mark Knauer (Ames, Iowa/Cyclone WC) at 213.75 pounds and Joshua Etu (Charlottesville, Va./Virginia) at 286 pounds.

2000 UNIVERSITY FREESTYLE NATIONALS

Final results

at Evanston, Ill., April 9

50 kg/110 lbs. - 1st - Ernesto Howard, Chicago, Ill. (Illinois WC) dec. Casey Kotter, Portland, Ore. (Portland State WC), 5-4; 3rd - Jon Lanning, Morris, Ill. (Illinois WC) won by dft. over Davey Starks, Stoughton, Wis. (Unattached); 5th - Denny Arriaga, Chino, Calif. (USA Pounders) won by inj. dft. over Ian McGeorge, Warrensburg, Mo. (Unattached); 7th - Corey Taylor, Woodbridge, Va. (U.S. Marine Corps) won by bye

54 kg/119 lbs. - 1st - Teague Moore, Pittsburgh, Pa. (Sunkist Kids) dec. Stephen Abas, Fresno, Calif. (Sunkist Kids), 3-1, ot, 6:15; 3rd - Zach Roberson, Ames, Iowa (Cyclone WC) dec. Jason Powell, Lincoln, Ne. (Nebraska WC), 11-9; 5th - Camilo Gonzalez, Mont Clair, Calif. (USA Pounders) dec. Ruben Deleon, Bakersfield, Calif. (Dave Schultz WC), 13-8; 7th - Jose Leon, Boston, Ma. (Boston Univ.) won by tech. fall over Anthony Rivera, University Park, Pa. (Penn State WC), 17-7

58 kg/127.75 lbs. - 1st - Ryan Lewis, Minneapolis, Minn. (Minnesota Storm) dec. Jeff Ratliff, Columbus, Ohio (Ohio WC), 14-13; 3rd - Kenny Cox, Eugene, Ore. (Oregon WC) dec. Witt Durden, Norman, Okla. (Underdogs WC), 5-1; 5th - Scott Moore, University Park, Pa. (Penn State WC) won by inj. dft. over Brian Watson, Eugene, Ore. (Oregon WC) ; 7th - Dylan Long, Cedar Falls, Iowa (Cat WC) dec. Kelly Madden, Champaign, Ill. (Illinois WC), 8-2

63 kg/138.75 lbs. - 1st - Dustin DeNunzio, Cambridge, Ma. (Dave Schultz WC) dec. Eric Larkin, Tempe, Ariz. (Sunkist Kids), 3-0; 3rd - Sonny Marchette, Ames, Iowa (Cyclone WC) dec. Mike Francis, Oshawa, Ontario, Canada (Brock Univ.), 12-4; 5th - Mark Rial, Cedar Falls, Iowa (Cat WC) dec. Scott Munsey, Triangle, Va. (U.S. Marine Corps), 6-1; 7th - Clark Forward, Ann Arbor, Mich. (Cliff Keen WC) dec. Shane Cunanan, Corvallis, Ore. (Orange Crush), 6-4

69 kg/152 lbs. - 1st - Jared Frayer, Norman, Okla. (Underdogs WC) dec. Jared Lawrence, Minneapolis, Minn. (Minnesota Storm), 3-1; 3rd - Cole Sanderson, Ames, Iowa (Cyclone WC) dec. Eric Jorgensen, Corvallis, Ore. (Orange Crush), 13-11; 5th - John Mark Bentley, Chapel Hill, N.C. (Tar Heel WC) won by tech. fall over Nathan Vasquez, Bakersfield, Calif. (Dave Schultz WC), 10-0; 7th - Cory Posey, East Lansing, Mich. (Michigan State Univ.) dec. Tim Cobb, Marshall, Mo. (Viking WC), 4-3

76 kg/167.5 lbs. - 1st - Joe Heskett, Ames, Iowa (Cyclone WC) dec. Jake Clark, Woodbridge, Va. (U.S. Marine Corps), 6-5 ; 3rd - Nathan Coy, Corvallis, Ore. (Orange Crush) won by tech. fall over Tyler Nixt, Iowa City, Iowa (Hawkeye WC), 10-0; 5th - Matthew Lockey, Moline, Ill. (Illinois WC) dec. Markese Nelson, Memphis, Tenn. (U.S. Army), 5-2; 7th - Ryan Lange, W. Lafayette, Ind. (Purdue) dec. Ralph Purell, Tempe, Ariz. (Arizona State), 11-4

85 kg/187.25 lbs. - 1st - Damion Hahn, Minneapolis, Minn. (NYAC) dec. Chael Sonnen, Tualatin, Ore. (Dave Schultz WC), 8-4; 3rd - Vik Sveda, Peninsula, Ohio (Indiana WC) dec. Andy Hrovat, Ann Arbor, Mich. (Cliff Keen), 9-5; 5th - William Halsey, Oceanside, Calif. (Dave Schultz WC) pinned Matt Cobb, Marshall, Mo. (Viking WC), 1:53; 7th - Matt Kraft, Minneapolis, Minn. (Minnesota Storm) won by tech. fall over Jeremy Wilson, Portland, Ore. (Portland WC), 10-0

97 kg/213.75 lbs. - 1st - Mark Knauer, Ames, Iowa (Cyclone WC) pinned Orville Palmer, Norman, Okla. (Underdogs WC), 2:35; 3rd - Tommy Rowlands, Columbus, Ohio (Ohio) dec. Raphael Davis, Bakersfield, Calif. (Dave Schultz WC), 4-2; 5th - Wayman May, Norman, Okla. (Underdogs WC) pinned Brian Kraemer, Cold Spring, Minn. (NDSU), 1:30; 7th - Jareck Horton, Madison, Wis. (Wisconsin) won by inj. dft. over Charles Sandlin, Camarillo, Calif. (Raider WC)

130 kg/286 lbs. - 1st - c pinned Tim Courtad, Athens, Ohio (Bobcat WC), 0:33; 3rd - Hector Torres, Tempe, Ariz. (Sunkist Kids) dec. Justin Staebler, Madison, Wis. (Wisconsin), 8-0; 5th - J.R. Plienis, Lincoln, Neb. (Husker WC) won by bye; 7th - Shawn Laughlin, Cape May, N.J. (Lehigh) won by tech. fall over Gary Barber, Norman, Okla. (Unattached), 10-0

Outstanding Wrestler - Teague Moore

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