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Larwin named Outstanding Wrestler at Western Greco Roman Juniors

By Gary Abbott | April 19, 2000, 12 a.m. (ET)
LARWIN NAMED OUTSTANDING WRESTLER AT WESTERN GRECO-ROMAN JUNIORS

Luke Larwin of Bend, Ore. was named Outstanding Wrestler at the Western Junior Regional Greco-Roman Championships , held in Las Vegas, Nev., April 19. Larwin pinned 1999 Junior National champion Josh McLay of Hastings, Minn. in 2:45 in the gold-medal match at 165 pounds. McLay was also the defending Western Regional Champions.

The only athlete to win the Western Juniors for the second straight year was Nate Gallick of Tucson, Ariz., who claimed the 114.5 pound title. Gallick pinned Quincey Osborn of Minnesota in the finals in 3:47.

WESTERN JUNIOR REGIONAL GRECO-ROMAN CHAMPIONSHIPS

at Las Vegas, Nev., April 19

98 pounds

1st - Josh Lindquist, Prior Lake, Minn. pin Brock Zollinger, Rexburg, Idaho, 1:11

3rd - Lyle Evans, Grantsville, Utah won by tech. fall over Eugene Yasutomi, Whittier, Calif., 11-0, 1:33

5th - Andy Strand, Wayzata, Minn. pin Ricky Wyman, Phoenix, Ariz., 3:26

105.5 pounds

1st - Eric Stevenson, Newberg, Ore. pin Sterling Oglesby, Gillette, Wyo., 0:56

3rd - Moses Ray Ramos, Tucson, Ariz. won by tech. fall over Ty Human, Lake Stevens, Wash., 11-0, 1:23

5th - Michael Wilding, Chubbuck, Idaho won by tech. fall over Michael Kroger, El Cajon, Calif., 15-3, 3:23

114.5 pounds

1st - Nate Gallick, Tucson, Ariz. pin Quincey Osborn, Grand Rapids, Minn., 3:47

3rd - Joe Espinoza, Stockton, Calif. pin Taylor Graham, Forest Grove, Ore., 10-0, 1:29

5th - Luke Smith, Chippewa Falls, Wis. pin Nick Minard, Rogue River, Ore., 0:35

123 pounds

1st - Shawn Bunch, Leavenworth, Kan. dec. Eli Dominguez, Council Bluffs, Iowa, 5-3

3rd - Clint Wolfley, Blackfoot, Idaho dec. Burke Barnes, Lake Stevens, Wash., 8-5

5th - Kelly Pederson, Becker, Minn. won by inj. dft. over Efren Ceballos, Manteca, Calif., 0:35

132 pounds

1st - Tim Norman, Newberg, Ore., dec. Landon Seefeldt, Modesto, Calif., 8-2

3rd - Matthew Murray, Colby, Kansas pin Carlos Adamy, Moses Lake, Wash., 0:46

5th - Scott Jorgensen, Palmer, Alaska dec. Tyrel Harris, American Falls, Idaho, 11-4

143 pounds

1st - Josh Lamano, Layton, Utah won by tech. fall over Ben Cherrington, Granby, Colo., 10-0, 2:07

3rd - Phil Reidman, Litchville, N.D. pin Billy Navon, Santa Maria, Calif., 5:46

5th - Ben Askren, Hartland, Wis. pin Jonathan Sharpe, Monroe, Wash., 2:23

154 pounds

3rd - Chris Henry, Oak Park, Ill. pin Danny Harless, Bonanza, Ore., 1:56

5th -Danny Harless, Bonanza, Ore. won by tech. fall over Jon Schroeder, Mendon, Utah, 13-0

7th - Nate Yetzer, Mansfield, Ohio. dec. Matt Nagel, Frazee, Minn., 6-5

165 pounds

1st - Luke Larwin, Bend, Ore. pin Josh McLay, Hastings, Minn., 2:45

3rd - Brad Tupa, Dundas, Minn. won by tech. fall over JD Bergman, Oak Harbor, Ohio, 10-0, 0:37

5th - Daniel Pitsch, Tacoma, Wash. won by tech. fall over Brandon Gouker, Aurora, Colo., 11-0, 0:57

178 pounds

1st - Drew Hageman, Newberg, Ore. pin Adam Barton, Wabasha, Minn., 0:12

3rd - Jonathan Carlisle, Wallsburg, Utah dec. Gus Martens, New Ulm, Minn., 7-6

5th - Ryan Bader, Verdi, Nev. pin Cassidy Gates, Pleasant Grove, Utah, 2:31

191.5 pounds

1st -KC Walsh, Tacoma, Wash. dec. Tim Kraemer, Cold Spring, Minn., 9-8

3rd - Ivan Bigney, Wallburg, Utah won by inj. dft. over Landon Seefeldt, Modesto, Calif., 3:00

5th - Adam Leckie, Mesa, Ariz. pin Don Chavis, Sandy, Utah, 0:32

220 pounds

1st - Marcio Botelho, Lemoore, Calif. pin Eli Ross, Owatonna, Minn., 2:17

3rd - Max Lossen, Winona, Minn. won by tech. fall over Pete Kuisle, Fairmont, Minn., 10-0, 3:48

5th - Jordan Everett, El Cajan, Calif. pin Zach Gahm, Malaco, Minn. , 0:45

275 pounds

1st - Floyd Wright, Lubon, Va. pin Cain Velasquez, Yuma, Ariz., 2:26

3rd - Israel Silva, Murraysville, Wash. pin Andrew Bosvert, Dallas, Ore., 0:59

5th - Joe Langer, Bowlus, Minn. pin Ben Tibbetts, Central Point, Ore., 4:21

Outstanding Wrestler - Luke Larwin, Bend, Ore., 165 pounds

Most Falls - Sterling Oglesby, Gillette, Wyo., 105.5 pounds, five falls in 4:56

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