UPDATED Hesener McMann and Marano defend titles at Women s Universities

By Gary Abbott | April 10, 2000, 12 a.m. (ET)
Hesener, McMann and Marano defend their titles at the 2000 Women's University National Championships in Evanston, Ill., April 9

Angela Hesener (Ann Arbor, Mich./Dave Schultz WC), Sara McMann (Lock Haven, Pa./Sunkist Kids) and Kristie Marano (Schenectady, N.Y./HUCC) defended their titles at the 2000 Women's University National Championships in Evanston, Ill., April 9.

Hesener pinned Chrystal Brown (Colorado Springs, Colo./OTC) at 101.25 pounds in 2:13 to win the title. Hesener won the title at 112.25 pounds in 1999.

McMann won by a technical fall over Tina Arnds (Marshall, Mo./Viking WC), 11-0, at 136.5 pounds. McMann won the title in 1999 at 123.25 pounds.

Marano pinned Toccara Montgomery (Cleveland, Ohio/Ohio WC) in 5:24 to win the title at 149.75 pounds. Marano won the 165.25-pound title in 1999.

Other champions include: Julie Harris (Alberta, Canada/Calgary) at 112.25 pounds, Tina George-Wilson (Colorado Springs, Colo./Sunkist Kids) at 123.25 pounds and Iris Smith (Colorado Springs, Colo./Cookies & Cream) at 165.25 pounds.

The Outstanding wrestler of the tournament was George-Wilson. Missouri Valley College won the team trophy with 80 points.


Final Results

at Evanston, Ill., April 9

46 kg/101.25 lbs. - 1st - Angela Hesener, Ann Arbor, Mich. (Dave Schultz WC) pinned Chrystal Brown, Colorado Springs, Colo. (OTC), 2:13; 3rd - Clarissa Chun, Marshall, Mo. (Viking WC ) won by tech. fall over Jennifer Donahoe, Morris, Minn. (UM-Morris), 10-0

51 kg/112.25 lbs. - 1st - Julie Harris, Calgary, Alberta, Canada (Univ. of Calgary) dec. Jenny Wong, Stillwater, Minn. (Minnesota Storm), 5-1; 3rd - Shelley-Ann Tomita, Honolulu, Hi. (Viking WC) dec. Amy Alvaro, Marshall, Mo. (Viking WC), 4-3; 5th - Casey Baranoski, Comstock Park, Mi. (Viking WC) dec. Janelle Curtis, Galesburg, Ill. (Knox College), 11-5

56 kg/123.25 lbs. - 1st - Tina George-Wilson, Colorado Springs, Colo. (Sunkist Kids) won by tech. fall over Carrie Birge, Marshall, Mo. (Viking WC), 13-3; 3rd - Malissa Sherwood, Rocklin, Calif. (Dave Schultz WC) won by tech. fall over Aimee McNab, Colorado Springs, Colo. (Dave Schultz WC), 10-0; 5th - Cheryl New, Marshall, Mo. (Viking WC) won by dft. over Sarah Hayes, Aurora, Co. (Cumberland College)

62 kg/136.5 lbs. - 1st - Sara McMann, Lock Haven, Pa. (Sunkist Kids) won by tech. fall over Tina Arnds, Marshall, Mo. (Viking WC), 11-0; 3rd - Meg Dolan, St. Catherines, Ontario, Canada (Brock Univ.) pinned Lauwa'e Smith, Marshall, Mo. (Viking WC), 5:45; 5th - Sally Roberts, Morris, Minn. (UM-Morris) dec. Kate Zeitler, Morris, Minn. (UM-Morris), 11-5

68 kg/149.75 lbs. - 1st - Kristie Marano, Schenectady, N.Y. (HUCC) pinned Toccara Montgomery, Cleveland, Ohio (Ohio), 5:24 ; 3rd -Laura Jones, St. Catharines, Ontario, Canada (Brock Univ.) pinned Elena Mena, St. Paul, Minn. (Minnesota Storm), 2:52 ; 5th - Ronica Froese, Marshall, Mo. (Viking Wc) won by inj. dft. over Chandell Knox, Minneapolis, Minn. (Minnesota Storm)

75 kg/165.25 lbs. - 1st - Iris Smith, Colorado Springs, Colo. (Cookies & Cream WC) pinned Alicia Mena, St. Paul, Minn. (Minnesota Storm), 1:47; 3rd - Donell Bradley, Marshall, Mo. (Viking WC) pinned Ann Gerlach, Andover, Minn. (Minnesota Storm), 4:23; 5th - Samantha Branka, Lincoln Park, Mich. (UM-Morris) pinned Wendy Hunter, Cleveland, Ohio (Ohio WC), 0:25

Outstanding Wrestler - Tina George-Wilson

Team Standings: 1. Missouri Valley College - 80 pts.; 2. Minnesota Storm - 37 pts.; 3. Dave Schultz WC - 25 pts.; 4. UM-Morris - 24 pts.