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The National Wrestling Coaches Association/USA Wrestling Kellogg's Scholastic Duals will be held April 7-8 at Kellogg Arena in Battle Creek, Mich.

The competition features many of the best 9th, 10th and 11th grade wrestlers in the nation, representing state-level teams. The athletes will be competing in scholastic-style wrestling. High school seniors are not eligible to compete in this event, which showcases the future stars of the sport.

The field is expected to grow to 16 teams this year, up from eight teams last season. There are expected to be two teams each from Ohio, Michigan, Illinois, Indiana and New Jersey. Other teams will include New York, Virginia, Colorado, South Dakota, Oregon and a New England all-star team.

This event has been organized by the National Wrestling Coaches Association Scholastic Division leadership, led by Gary Hartranft of Virginia Beach, Va., the Assistant to the Executive Director for Scholastic Affairs. All of the competitors will have USA Wrestling memberships.

Teams will compete in dual meets against each other over the two days of action. During the Championship finals on Saturday, April 8 at 8:00 p.m., final placement matches will be held from 1st through 10th place.

This competition is popular among the athletes, as they are able to test themselves against many of the other talented young wrestlers from other regions of the country. In addition, each team competes with intensity and pride for their state and region.

Dozens of state champion athletes will participate in the competition, along with many other state place winners. Among the notable multiple state champions on the preliminary rosters include three-time state champions Tom Clum of Colorado, Jeremiah Gingras of Vermont and Joe Moscovitz of New Hampshire. Two-time state champions expected to compete include Ben Cherrington of Colorado, Frank Sforza of Massachusetts, Matt Smith of New Hampshire, Mike Parziale of Massachusetts, Allyn Quibble of Connecticut, Mark Manchio of New Jersey and Ryan Maurer of New York.


at Battle Creek, Mich., April 7-8

Tournament Schedule

Thursday, April 6, 200

5:00 - 8:00pm, Weigh-Ins at Kellogg Arena

Friday, April 7, 2000

9:00 am - Challenge Round on 8 mats

11:00 am - Round Two on 8 mats

3:00 pm - Round Three on 8 mats

7:30 pm - Round Four on 4 mats

Saturday, April 8, 2000

9:00am - Round Five on 4 mats

11:00am - Round Six on 5 mats 3:00pm Round 7 on 4 mats 7:30pm - Parade of Champions

8:00pm - Championship Finals on 5 mats

1st/2nd, 3rd/4th, 5th/6th, 7th/8th, 9th/10th

*This is a tentative schedule and is subject to change.

TEAM ROSTERS (as of 4/3/00)


103 - Ben Menzor (Grandview HS); 112 - Chris Nissen (Stanley Lake HS); 119 - Tom Clum (Pomona HS); 125 - Barrett Duell (Burlington HS); 130 - Ben Cherrington (Middle Park HS); 135 - Ty Gray (Olathe HS); 140 - Gary Dack (Pomona HS); 145 - Jared Deaguero (Adams City HS); 152 - Jeff Swanson (Centaurus HS); 160 - Cole Allison (Montezuma Cortez HS); 171 - Lewis Delponte (Arapahoe HS); 189 - Alan Palmer (Lamar HS); 215 - Dusty Hoffschneider (Columbine HS); 275 - Josh Ingram (Broomfield HS); Coaches: Head Coach - Chuck Pipher (Hotchkiss HS); Asst. Coaches - Doug Duell (Burlington HS), Greg Maestas (Grandview HS); Team Leader - Ty Tatham (Longmont HS)

ILLINOIS - Land of Lincoln

103 - Daryl Luigs (Homewood-Floosmoor HS), Dexter Wright (Thornridge HS); 112 - Alain Uy (Neuqua Valley HS), Mark Kutella (Downers Grove HS); 119 - Mike Sweeney (Hinsdale South HS); 125 - Brett Merkle (Highland HS), Matt Kovats (Brother Rice HS); 130 - Joe DiMaria (Downers Grove HS); 135 - William Dale (Rock Falls HS); 140 - Seth Helm (Rock Falls HS); 145 - Chris Ruffino (Fenwick HS); 152 - Doug Gilbert (Fenwick HS); 160 -Chad Burge (Hoopston HS);171 - Sam Kucia (Maywood HS); 189 - Joseph Garza (T.F. South HS); 215 - Altan Erdemir (Neuqua Valley HS), Chris Reid (Downers Grove HS); 275 - Derek Kenworthy (Granite City HS); Coaches - Howard Fogel (Niles West HS), Rich Montgomery (Rock Falls HS), Jerry Rufino (Fenwick HS)

ILLINOIS - Prairie State

103 - Beau Brummitt (East Peoria HS); 112 - Andrew Lukanich (St. Ignatius HS), Tony Pretto (Lincolnway HS); 119 - Jason Besse (T.F. South HS); 125 - Josh Oster (LaSalle Peru HS); 130 - Tony Castillo (Argo HS), Jacob Fathere (Clinton HS); 135 - Robert Palumbo (Richards HS); 140 - Chris Mellender (Grayslake HS); 145 - Jeff Knoll (Lincolnway HS); 152 - AJ Blahut (Lincolnway HS); 160 - John Jatkowski (East Peoria HS); 171 - Jonathon Sykora (Bolingbrook HS), Patrick Brownson (Rochelle HS); 189 - Mike Pejikowski (Argo HS); 215 - Joe Sapp (Mahomet HS); 275 - Robert Ziminski (Argo HS); Coaches - Bryan Barham (T.F. South HS), Rob Porter (Mahomet HS), Gary Ringenberg (Licoln-Way HS)


103 - Dan Barclay (Laporte HS); 112 - Manuel Rodriquez (Hobart HS); 119 - Hector Mendez (East Chicago Central HS); 125 - Travis Lutes (North Montgomery HS); 130 - Zeb Claymon (Yorktown HS); 135 - Josiah Mosier (Yorktown HS); 140 - Mike Bartley (Lake Central HS), Adam Miller (Pendleton Heights HS); 145 - Jeremy Jones (Yorktown HS); 152 - Cody Thomas (Bellmont HS); 160 - Jeremiah Morrow (Tri-Central HS); 171 - Aaron Kerkhof (Delta HS); 189 - Tim Jones (Lake Central HS); 215 - Ben McKinney (Pendleton Heights HS); 275 - Eric Boyce (Yorktown HS); Coaches - David Cloud (Pendleton Heights HS), Tom Miller (Tri-Central HS)


103 - John Sheets (Bellmont HS); 112 - Adam Moreno (Portage HS); 119 - Jason Cook (Valparaiso HS); 125 - Robert Maldonado (East Chicago HS); 130 - Alex Dolly (Mishawaka HS); 135 - Ryan Storey (Hobart HS); 140 - Tom Friedt (Bellmont HS), Adam Miller (Pendleton Heights HS); 145 - John Felty (Hobart HS); 152 - Joe Wetzel (Bellmont HS); 160 - Jared Hargis (Muncie Central HS); 171 - Joshua Buuck (Ft. Wayne Dwenger HS); 189 - Ryan Wagner (Zionsville HS); 215 - Rootie Snyder (Connersville HS); 275 - Greg Wagner (Ft Wayne Snyder HS); Coaches - John Cook (Valparaiso HS), BJ Faurote (Bellmont HS)


103 - Justin Hendrix (Olivet HS); 112 - Jason Makosky (Escanaba HS), Tom Ruddy (Lake Fenton HS); 119 - Eric Neil (L'anse Cruse HS); 125 - Andy Hoppe (Sterling Heights HS), Scott Suszko (Standish HS); 130 - Jason Gauthier (Ishpeming HS); 135 - Mike Fullerton (L'anse Cruse HS); 140 - John Cox (Grand Haven HS); 145 - Jason Abshire (Detroit Catholic Central HS), Mark Wit (L'anse Cruse HS); 152 - BJ Boudro (Armada HS); 160 - Drew Michelottie (Rochester Adams HS); 171 - Jeff Wright (Escanaba HS); 189 - Brandon Jonseck (Dundee HS), Mike Neil (L;anse Cruse HS); 215 - Mike Walden (Galesburg-Augusta HS), Adam Wallaker (Day City Western HS); 275 - Andrew Wright (Escanaba HS); Coaches - Dave Beasly (Montose HS), George Hamblin (Richmond HS)


103 - Matt Dore (Bay City Western HS), Bill trudell (Dundee HS); 112 - Mark Chouinard (Escanaba HS); 119 - Scott Miller (Dundee HS), Jack Scott (Holt HS); 125 - Henry Leung (Avondale HS); 130 - Wes Gwisdala (Bay City Western HS); 135 - James Kish (Bay City Western HS); 140 - Dan Maloney (Escanaba HS), Paul Zelts (Traverse City HS); 145 - Tim Zelts (Traverse City HS); 152 - Zemaior Pitts (Carmen Ainsworth HS); 160 - Anthony Harmer (Lakewood HS), Royce Kish (Lakewood HS); 171 - Curtis Thomas (Galesburg-Augusta HS); 189 - John Dickerson (Eaton Rapids HS); 215 - Brian Schillow (Bay City Western HS); 275 - Jimmy Alvis (Carmen Ainsworth HS), Tony Epperson (Avondale HS); Coaches - Roy Hall (Davison HS), Tom Olson (Bay City Western HS)


103 - Frank Sforza (Rockland HS, MA); 112 - Matt Smith (Timerlane HS, NH); 119 - Mike Dermody (Timberlane HS, NH); 125 - Jeremiah Gingras (Spaulding HS, VT); 130 - Mike Parziale (Woburn HS, MA); 135 - Allyn Quibble (Ledyard HS, CT); 140 - Lys Wilson (Timberlane HS, NH); 145 - Tyler Mason (Westerly HS, RI); 152 - Joe Moscowitz (Souhegan HS, NH); 160 - Chad Beane (Mt. Mansfield HS, VT); 171 - Joe Dimick (Randolph Union HS, VT); 189 - Jay LaVanway (Hardwood Union HS, VT); 215

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