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Medal match pairings set at Men's University Freestyle Nationals



The medal match pairings in all weight classes have been determined at the 2001 Men's University National Championships, held at Northwestern Univ. in Evanston, Ill., March 31. Only one 2000 University Nationals champion has a chance to defend his title, Joe Heskett of the Sunkist Kids at 167.5 pounds. Heskett will face unattached Matt Lackey in the gold-medal finals on Sunday. Heskett was a NCAA runner-up for the last two years at Iowa State. Another NCAA runner-up, Tommy Rowlands of Ohio State, has reached the finals at 286 pounds. Rowlands, who competes in freestyle for the Dave Schultz WC, will face Andy Bowlby of Orange Crush in the championship finals. At 119 pounds, Junior World Champion T.J. Hill of the Dave Schultz WC will face Skyler Holman of the Cowboy WC for the gold-medal. At 110 pounds, Jon Lanning of the Univ. of Illinois will battle Sal Gonzales of the Merced Bears. The 127.75-pound finals features Chris Fleeger of the Dave Schultz WC against Luke Eustice of the Hawkeye WC. At 138.75 pounds, Jamill Kelly of Cowboy will face Coyte Cooper. The 152-pound finals includes unattached Ryan Berger against Ryan Bertin of the Cliff Keen WC. The 187.25-pound finals features Randy Pugh of the Cat WC against Andy Hrovat of the Cliff Keen WC. At 213.75 pounds, unattached Michael Dixon will battle Nik Fekete of Michigan State. All third-place and fifth-place matches will also be contested on Sunday. UNIVERSITY FREESTYLE NATIONALS at Evanston, Ill., March 31 110 pounds 1st - Jon Lanning, Champaign, Ill. (Univ. of Illinois) vs. Sal Gonzales, Merced, Calif. (Merced Bears) 3rd - Danny Arriaga (unattached) vs. Richard Ziegler (unattached) Semifinals - Lanning dec. Arriaga, 8-3; Gonzales tech. fall Ziegler, 14-2 119 pounds 1st - T.J. Hill, Farmington, Mo. (Dave Schultz WC) vs. Skyler Holman, Stillwater, Okla. (Cowboy) 3rd - Terrance Clendenin, Bethlehem, Pa. (Lehigh) vs. Clint Wolfley, Boise, Idaho (Bronco) 5th - Steve Cordova, Stillwater, Okla. (Cowboy) vs. Vic Moreno (Dave Schultz WC) 7th - Casey Kotter, Portland, Ore. (Rick Sanders WC) vs. Jeremy McKinney (N. Carolina) Semifinals - Hill tech. fall over Cordova; Holman dec. Wolfley, 10-5 127.75 pounds 1st - Chris Fleeger, W. Lafayette, Ind. (Dave Schultz WC) vs. Luke Eustice, Iowa City, Iowa (Hawkeye WC) 3rd - Zach Roberson, Ames, Iowa (Cyclone WC) vs. Matt Azevedo, Ames, Iowa (Cyclone WC) 5th - Franklin Lantigua (Puerto Rico) vs. Mike Delaney, Corvallis, Ore. (Orange Crush) 7th - Ty Malia, Lincoln, Neb. (Nebraska) vs. Chris Rodrigues, Ann Arbor, Mich. (Dave Schultz WC) Semifinals -Fleeger dec. Delaney, 10-1; Eustice dec. Lantigua, 3-2 138.75 pounds 1st - Jamill Kelly, Stillwater, Okla. (Cowboy) vs. Coyte Cooper, Bloomington, Ind. (Indiana WC) 3rd - Cliff Moore, Iowa City, Iowa (Hawkeye) vs. Aaron Holker, Ames, Iowa (Cyclone WC) 5th - Jeff Ratliff, Columbus, Ohio (Ohio Intl.) won by inj. dft. over Joe Calavitta, Colorado Springs, Colo. (unattached) 7th - Ty Morgan, Mt. Pleasant, Mich. (Central Michigan) vs. Tom Rohn, Bethlehem, Pa. (Lehigh WC) Semifinals - Kelly pin Moore, 4:45; Cooper dec. Calavitta, 8-6 152 pounds 1st - Ryan Berger (unattached) vs. Ryan Bertin, Ann Arbor, Mich. (Cliff Keen) 3rd - David Bolyard, Mt. Pleasant, Mich. (Central Michigan) vs. Jesse Jantzen, Cambridge, Mass. (Dave Schultz WC) 5th - Andrew Schuler, Stillwater, Okla. (Cowboy WC) vs. Jared Frayer, Norman, Okla. (OU Underdogs) 7th - Mike Pirozzola, Bethlehem, Pa. (Lehigh) vs. Jason Woodall, State College, Pa. (Penn State WC) Semifinals - Berger dec. Frayer, 5-2; Bertin dec. Schuler, 10-4 167.5 pounds 1st - Joe Heskett, Ames, Iowa (Sunkist Kids) vs. Matt Lackey, Champaign, Ill. (unattached) 3rd - Nick Frost, Tempe, Ariz. (Sunkist Kids) vs. Tyler Nixt, Iowa City, Iowa (Hawkeye WC) 5th - Tony Gansen, Stillwater, Okla. (Oklahoma St.) vs. Wes Roberts, Norman, Okla. (Oklahoma) 7th - Ryan Lewis, Madison, Wis. (Wisconsin WC) vs. Rafael Maturino, Marshall, Mo. (Missouri Valley) Semifinals - Heskett dec. Nixt, 4-3; Lackey tech. fall Frost, 10-0 187.25 pounds 1st - Randy Pugh, Cedar Falls, Iowa (Cat WC) vs. Andy Hrovat, Ann Arbor, Mich. (Cliff Keen) 3rd - Victor Sveda, Bloomington, Ind. (Indiana WC) vs. Jake Clark, Quantico, Va. (U.S. Marines) 5th - Kyle Hansen, Cedar Falls, Iowa (Northern Iowa) vs. Pat Popolizio, Stillwater, Okla. (Cowboy WC) 7th - Isaac Weber, Corvallis, Ore. (Orange Crush) vs. Erik Wince, Boiling Springs, N.C. (Gardner Webb) Semifinals - Pugh dec. Sveda, 4-2; Hrovat dec. Clark, 14-9 213.75 pounds 1st - Michael Dixon (unattached) vs. Nik Fekete, E. Lansing, Mich. (Michigan State) 3rd - Scott Barker, Columbia, Mo. (Tiger WC) vs. Nick Preston, Columbus, Ohio (Ohio State) 5th - Mike Faust, Philadelphia, Pa. (Dave Schultz WC) vs. Matt Greenberg (Shamrock-Cornell WC) 7th - Jack Wynne, Corvallis, Ore. (Orange Crush) vs. Mike Little, Evanston, Ill. (Wildcat WC) Semifinals - Dixon won by ref. dec. over Preston, 2-0; Fekete dec. Faust, 4-0 286 pounds 1st - Tommy Rowlands, Columbus, Ohio (Dave Schultz WC) vs. Andy Bowlby, Corvallis, Ore. (Orange Crush) 3rd - Brad Steele, Stillwater, Okla. (Cowboy WC) vs. Kevin Shippos, State College, Pa. (Penn State WC) 5th - Wade McLeod, Ames, Iowa (Cyclone WC) vs. Matt Hasbrook, E. Lansing, Mich. (Michigan State) 7th - Kevin Herron, Columbus, Ohio (Tiger WC) vs. Jeremiah Beltran, Athens, Ohio (Bobcat WC) Semifinals - Rowlands dec. McLeod, 5-0; Bowlby tech. fall Shippos, 10-0
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