Women's Exhibition Match: Tricia Saunders dec. Aimee McNab, 8-1 Greco-Roman Exhibition Match: Matt Lindland TF over. Mike Uker, 10-0 in 4:45 119 - Eric Akin pinned Maxim Molonov, 1:37 127.75 - Mike Mena dec. Belikto Jargalov, 7-1 138.75 - Bill Zadick dec. Jamso Khamajapov, 10-2 152 - Chris Bono dec. Artour Tavkavakov, 7-6 167.5 - Akmed Arsamakov dec. Daryl Weber, 6-4 187.25 - Jon McGovern pinned Roustam Soupaev, 4:15 213.75 - Joel Sharratt dec. Nikolai Teleguine, 5-0 Hwt - Tolly Thompson dec. Artem Achijev, 3-0
Iowans aplenty at U.S. trialsPosted June 10, 1998
Gazette staff report
This year's Freestyle World Team Trials for United States wrestlers will have an Iowa flavor.
Not only is this weekend's wrestling tournament at Young Arena in Waterloo, but 14 of the participants are former Iowa college standouts and two others list Iowa City as their residence.
Action begins Friday at 10 a.m. with the mini-tournament, which consists of the second- through sixth-ranked wrestlers at each weight (plus those who didn't qualify but petitioned entrance). The winner of the mini-tournament advances to Saturday's best-of-three series with the national champion.
Rounds start are at 10 a.m. and 6 p.m. Saturday.
The Trials champion will represent the United States at this summer's Goodwill Games and the World Championships.
Former University of Iowa wrestlers in the field are Mike Mena at 127.75 pounds, Troy Steiner and Bill Zadick at 138.75, Lincoln McIlravy and Terry Steiner at 152, Daryl Weber at 167.75 and Joel Sharratt at 213.75. Those seven won nine NCAA titles for the Hawkeyes.
Iowa State will be represented by Eric Akin at 119, Chris Bono at 152, Kevin Jackson and Barry Weldon at 187.25 and Mike VanArsdale at 213.75. Former Northern Iowa standout Justin Greenlee is in the field at 286.
Also competing is ex-Central wrestler Jon McGovern (187.25).
Alan Fried (138.75), a former Oklahoma State standout, and Chad Lamer (213.75), a member of the Hawkeye Wrestling Club, are training in Iowa City, as is Lou Rosselli (119) of Edinboro, Pa.
McIlravy, a three-time NCAA champion for the Hawkeyes, is the only champion in the bunch, meaning the others will participate in Friday's mini-tournament. The Steiner brothers, Weber, Jackson and VanArsdale all will be seeded first in the mini-tournament based on their second-place finishes at the national tournament.
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December 2, 1997
NICE, France (Dec. 2, 1997) -- Two U.S. freestyle wrestlers from the Dave Schultz
Wrestling Club claimed gold medals at the 23nd annual Henri
Deglane Challenge in Nice, France, Nov. 28-29.
The U.S. champions were 1997 World silver medalist Cary Kolat of Lock Haven, Pa., at 138.75 pounds and John Hughes of Stillwater, Pa., at 152 pounds.
The Dave Schultz Wrestling Club won six of their seven dual meets, and claimed third place in the team competition. The Henri Deglane Challenge is a dual meet tournament, with competition in six weight classes in freestyle and four weight classes in Greco-Roman. A team champion was determined, along with medals awarded in each of the 10 weight divisions.
Kolat won all eight of his matches in the tournament, including a 10-0 technical fall over Zourab Makoev of Russia I in the gold-medal match. Kolat racked up five technical falls and a pin. His closest match was a 4-3 decision over Nariman Rahcidon of Russia IV in the second round.
Kolat, the 1997 U.S. Nationals champion, won the Deglane Challenge for the third time. His first win came in 1991, when he was a high school senior.
Hughes won six matches during the meet, including a 5-0 decision over Ibrahim Selloum of the ASM club of France in the gold-medal match. Hughes had a pin and two technical falls. His toughest bout was a 6-5 win over veteran Ramis Ramazanov of Russia IV in his second match.
Hughes was an NCAA champion for Penn State University in 1995, and was a 1994 Pan American Championships gold medalist.
Claiming a silver medal was freestyle wrestler Kerry Boumans of Colorado Springs, Colo., at 127.75 pounds. Boumans won his first six matches, before losing to Miron Dzadzaev of Russia I, 8-6, in the gold medal match. Boumans had two technical falls and a pin. He is a U.S. Olympic Training Center freestyle resident athlete.
Winning bronze medals were freestyle wrestlers Trevor Lewis of Malvern, Pa., at 167.5 pounds and Jon McGovern of Fairfax, Va., at 187.25 pounds and Greco-Roman wrestler Ethan Bosch of Colorado Springs, Colo., at 187.25 pounds.
The Dave Schultz Wrestling Club defeated Russia III, 27-12, to take third place in the team standings. Their only loss came in the second round, when they were defeated by the eventual champion Russia IV, 23-14. Among the other teams that the Schultz club defeated were Spain, France FFL, Romania, Germany and Russia II.
The team was coached by 1996 Olympic Champion Kendall Cross of Boston, Mass., who is an assistant coach at Harvard Univ. Nancy Schultz of Foster City, Calif., the president of the Dave Schultz WC, also accompanied the team.
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