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Johnston named Outstanding Wrestler at Western Junior Freestyle Regionals

Joe Johnston of Prairie Village, Kan. was named Outstanding Wrestler at the Western Junior Regional Championships at Las Vegas, Nev., April 21.Johnson won the 143-pound title, defeating Ty Eustice of Blue Earth, Minn., 6-2 in the finals.

Four wrestlers won double titles, claiming both the freestyle and Greco-Roman titles : Eric Stevenson of Newberg, Ore. at 105.5 pounds, Nate Gallick of Tucson, Ariz. at 114.5 pounds, K.C. Walsh of Tacoma, Wash. at 191.5 pounds and Marcio Botelho of Lemoore, Calif. at 220 pounds.

Gallick was a double champion at the Western Juniors for the second straight year, winning both styles at 105.5 pounds in 1999. Another return champion from last year was Josh McLay of Hastings, Minn., who claimed the 165-pound title this year. McLay defeated Luke Larwin of Bend, Ore., 4-3, avenging a loss to Larwin in the Greco-Roman finals on Thursday night.

WESTERN JUNIOR REGIONAL FREESTYLE CHAMPIONSHIPS

at Las Vegas, Nev., April 20-21

98 pounds

1st - Brock Zollinger, Rexburg, Idaho pin Lyle Evans, Grantsville, Utah, 4:05

3rd - Louie Puno, Vallejo, Calif. pin Andy Strand, Wayzata, Minn., 6-2

5th - Josh Lindquist, Prior Lake, Minn. won by tech. fall over Franky Romero, Tucson, Ariz., 17-6, 5:19

105.5 pounds

1st - Eric Stevenson, Newberg, Ore. pin Ricardo Ramirez, Tucson, Ariz., 1:26

3rd - Moses Ray Ramos, Tucson, Ariz.won by tech. fall over Daniel Vucci, Fairfax Station, Va., 13-3, 5:33

5th - Robert Pena, Parlier, Calif. pin Andy Anderson, Sutton, Alaska, 4:30

114.5 pounds

1st - Nate Gallick, Tucson, Ariz.. dec. Joe Espinoza, Stockton, Calif., 8-1

3rd - Kyle Ott, Huber Heights, Ohio, dec. Luke Smith, Chippewa Falls, Wis., 16-14

5th - Justin Johnson, Forest Grove, Ore., dec. Robert Garcia, Santer, Calif., 9-5

123 pounds

1st - Dustin Brewer, Kansas City, Mo. won by tech. fall over Burke Barnes, Lake Stevens, Wash., 12-2, 3:00

3rd - Skyler Woods, Mesquite, Nev.dec. Shawn Bunch, Leavenworth, Kan., 6-5

5th - Dustin Rock, Morgan, Utah, won by inj. Dft. Over Eli Dominguez, Council Bluffs, Iowa

132 pounds

1st - Jason Borrelli, Mt. Pleasant, Mich. Dec. Ritchie Cordova, Ogden, Utah, 11-5

3rd - Nick Kirk, Savage, Minn. dec. Tim Norman, Newberg, Ore., 6-2

5th - Matt Gentry, Grants Pass, Ore. won by tech. fall over Danny Cadwallader, Anaheim, Calif., 15-5, 4:23

143 pounds

1st - Joe Johnston, Prairie Village, Kan. dec. Ty Eustice, Blue Earth, Minn., 6-2

3rd - Josh Ballard, Carlsbad, N.M. won by tech. fall over Josh Yetzer, Mansfield, Ohio, 14-4, 4:53

5th - Ben Askren, Hartland, Wis.dec. Pat Garcia, Midville, Utah, 3-1

154 pounds

1st - Marcus Levesseur, Minneapolis, Minn. dec. Kevin Gabrielson, Chesapeake Beach, Md., 7-3

3rd - Tyler Marr, Wyoming, Minn. dec. Nate Yetzer, Mansfield, Ohio, 10-5

5th - Chris Henry, Oak Park, Ill. pin Gary Dack, Lakewood, Colo., 5:41

165 pounds

1st - Josh McLay, Hastings, Minn. dec. Luke Larwin, Bend, Ore., 4-3

3rd - Brad Tupa, Dundas, Minn.dec. Troy Letters, Glenshaw, Pa., 5-2

5th - Nate Baker, Lakefield, Minn. won by tech. fall Daniel Pitsch, Tacoma, Wash., 11-1, 5:06

178 pounds

1st - Jake Rosholt, Sandpoint, Idaho dec. Drew Hageman, Newberg, Ore., 9-8

3rd - Lewis DelPonte, Littleton, Colo. Dec. Major Ennen, Muscatine, Iowa, 13-5

5th - Gus Martens, New Ulm, Minn. pin Mark Egesldahl, Honolulu, Hawaii, 4:29

191.5 pounds

1st - KC Walsh, Tacoma, Wash. dec. Matt Daddino, Franklin Springs, N.Y., 12-8

3rd - Ivan Bigney, Wallburg, Utah won by tech. fall over Josh Wallace, Blackfoot, Idaho, 14-4, 5:19

5th - Ian Bork, Lawrence, Kan. dec. Tim Kraemer, Cold Spring, Minn., 15-6

220 pounds

1st - Marcio Botelho, Lemoore, Calif. dec. Eli Ross, Owatonna, Minn., 8-3

3rd - Malcom Havens, Parker, Colo. won by tech. fall over Sam Seal, Bloomington, Minn., 19-9, 5:58

5th - Pete Kuisle, Fairmont, Minn. pin Aaron Coman, Wildomar, Calif., 1:26

275 pounds

1st - Justin Breckel, Bremerton, Wash. pin Cain Velasquez, Yuma, Ariz., 4:12

3rd - Floyd Wright, Lubon, Va. pin Israel Silva, Murraysville, Wash., 4:24

5th - Eric Cole, Ammon, Idaho pin Joe Langer, Bowlus, Minn., 4:29

Outstanding Wrestler - Joe Johnston, 143 pounds, Prairie Village, Kan

Most Falls - Justin Breckel, Bremerton, Wash., 275 pounds, six falls in 14:16

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