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Apr 29 Six Armed Forces wrestlers among GR winners at Central Reg Oly Trials

By Gary Abbott | April 29, 2000, midnight (ET)
Six Armed Forces wrestlers among Greco-Roman winners at the Central Regional Greco-Roman Olympic Trials in Tulsa, Okla., April 29.

Six Armed Forces wrestlers among champions of the Central Regional Greco-Roman Olympic Trials in Tulsa, Okla., April 29.

Members of the U.S. Army include: Justin Weber at 119 pounds, Ron Muir at 152 pounds, James Short at 187.25 pounds and Paul Devlin at 286 pounds, all of Colorado Springs, Colo.

Corey Davis (Colorado Springs, Colo./U.S. Air Force) won at 167.5 pounds and Tipton Peterson (Quantico, Va./U.S. Marine Corps) won at 213.75 pounds.

The winners at each weight class qualified for the Challenge Tournament at the U.S. Olympic Wrestling Team Trials in Dallas, Texas, June 22-24.

USA Wrestling is hosting Regional Olympic Trials in five regions: West, East, South, Central and North. The West Regional was completed last week in Corvallis, Ore.

The "last chance" qualifying event is the North Regional Olympic Trials, set for Waterloo, Iowa, May 5-7. The competition will be held in Young Arena. For information contact Steve Wachal at 319-822-7748.

CENTRAL REGIONAL FREESTYLE OLYMPIC TRIALS

at Tulsa, Okla., April 29

Medal Matches

54 kg/119 lbs. - 1st - Justin Weber, Colorado Springs, Colo. (U.S. Army)

58 kg/127.75 lbs. - 1st - Enrique Montiel, Colorado Springs, Colo. (Sunkist Kids) dec. David Layman, Quantico, Va. (U.S. Marine Corps), 8-4; 3rd - Joe Dansby (Dave Schultz WC) won by inj. dft. over Scott Naylor

63 kg/138.75 lbs. - 1st - Mike Tess, Colorado Springs, Colo. (Dave Schultz WC) pinned Jacob Keplar (Kansas WC), 2:55

69 kg/152 lbs. - 1st - Ron Muir, Colorado Springs, Colo. (U.S. Army) dec. Mike Ellsworth, Colorado Springs, Colo. (Michigan WC), 7-1; 3rd - Darrell Stockton, Quantico, Va. (U.S. Marine Corps) won by tech. fall over Brian Ketcham, 10-0

76 kg/167.5 lbs. - 1st - Corey Davis, Colorado Springs, Colo. (U.S. Air Force) won by inj. dft. over Jeff Funicello, Mesa, Ariz. (Sunkist Kids); 3rd - Michael McClendon, Norman, Okla. (Oklahoma WC) dec. John Paun, 9-2

85 kg/187.25 lbs. - 1st - James Short, Colorado Springs, Colo. (U.S. Army) dec. William Carr, Minneapolis, Minn. (Minnesota Storm), 9-4; 3rd - Jason Nunn, Marquette, Mich. (USOEC) dec. Bryant Ward, Colorado Springs, Colo. (U.S. Air Force), 3-3, ot

97 kg/213.75 lbs. - 1st - Tipton Peterson, Quantico, Va. (U.S. Marine Corps) pinned Dave Spinelli, Colorado Springs, Colo. (U.S. Army), 0:41; 3rd - Thomas Wagner, Quantico, Va. (U.S. Marine Corps) dec. Brent Boeshance (Oklahoma WC)

130 kg/286 lbs. - 1st -Paul Devlin, Colorado Springs, Colo. (U.S. Army) won by tech. fall over David Anderton, 11-0; 3rd - Thomas Wagner, Quantico, Va. (U.S. Marine Corps) dec. Brent Boeshance (Oklahoma WC), 4-0

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