USA Open National Championships 1999

1999 U.S. National Wrestling Championships
at Las Vegas, Nev., April 30-May 1
Freestyle

119 lbs./54 kg
1st - Lou Rosselli, Edinboro, Pa. (New York AC) dec. Eric Akin, Overland Park, Kan. (Dave Schultz WC), 4-2
3rd - Chris Bollin, Weston, Mo. (Sunkist Kids) dec. Mike Mena, Iowa City, Iowa (Hawkeye WC), 10-1
5th - Tim Dernlan, Colorado Springs, Colo. (NW Indiana WC) won by inj. dft. over Jeff Prescott, Bellefonte, Pa. (New York AC)
7th - Burke Tyree, Colorado Springs, Colo. (Team Excel) won by ref. dec. over Eric Albarracin, Colorado Springs, Colo. (Armed Forces), 2-2, ot, 9:00

127.75 lbs./58 kg -
1st - Terry Brands, Iowa City, Iowa (Hawkeye WC) dec. Tony Purler, Clarion, Pa. (Sunkist Kids), 5-3
3rd - Eric Guerrero, San Jose, Calif. (Sunkist Kids) won by tech. fall over Jeff Bedard, Monroe, Ga. (Team Excel), 10-0, 5:01
5th - Kerry Boumans, Colorado Springs, Colo. (Dave Schultz WC) won by inj. dft. over Yero Washington, Fresno, Calif. (Sunkist Kids)
7th - Teague Moore, Pittsburgh, Pa. (Sunkist Kids) won by inj. dft. over Rickey Williams,
138.75 lbs./63 kg -
1st - Cary Kolat, Bethlehem, Pa. (Dave Schultz WC) won by ref. dec. over Shawn Charles, Mt. Pleasant, Mich. (Sunkist Kids), 2-0, ot, 9:00
3rd -Bill Zadick, Iowa City, Iowa (Hawkeye WC) dec. Troy Steiner, Madison, Wis. (Team Excel), 6-0
5th - Mark Ironside, Iowa City, Iowa (Hawkeye WC) won by inj. dft. over John Fisher, Ypsilanti, Mich. (Sunkist Kids)
7th - Steve St. John, Colorado Springs, Colo. (Sunkist Kids) won by inj. dft. over Gerry Abas, Fresno, Calif. (Sunkist Kids)

152 lbs./69 kg -
1st - Lincoln McIlravy, Iowa City, Iowa (Gateway WC) dec. Chris Bono, Ames, Iowa (Sunkist Kids), 4-0, ot, 6:49
3rd - John Giura, New York, N.Y. (Dave Schultz WC) dec. Pat Santoro, Bethlehem, Pa. (New York AC), 9-6
5th - Terry Steiner, Madison, Wis. (Team Excel) won by inj. dft. over Alan Fried, Beachwood, Ohio (Sunkist Kids)
7th - Ramico Blackmon, Colorado Springs, Colo. (Team Excel) won by inj. dft. over Adam DiSabato, Columbus, Ohio (Ohio International)

167.5 lbs./76 kg -
1st - Joe Williams, Iowa City, Iowa (Hawkeye WC) dec. Sean Bormet, Madison, Wis. (Wisconsin WC), 6-3
3rd - Steve Marianetti, Urbana, Ill. (New York AC) dec. Brian Dolph, Ridley Park, Pa. (Dave Schultz WC), 5-4
5th - Frank Trigg, Noble, Okla. (Sunkist Kids) dec. Trevor Lewis, Malvern, Pa. (Dave Schultz WC), 4-3
7th - Mike Schyck, Dublin, Ohio (Ohio International) dec. Kirk White, Boise, Idaho (Bronco), 6-1

187.25 lbs./85 kg -
1st - Les Gutches, Corvallis, Ore. (Sunkist Kids) vs. Derek Jones, Minneapolis, Minn. (Minnesota Storm), 3-0
3rd - Charles Burton, Bloomington, Ind. (Sunkist Kids) pin Ray Brinzer, Colorado Springs, Colo. (Dave Schultz WC), 1:19
5th - Lee Fullhart, Iowa City, Iowa (Hawkeye WC) dec. Dan St. John, Colorado Springs, Colo. (Sunkist Kids) , 11-6
7th - Dean Morrison, Ithaca, N.Y. (Team Excel) dec. Mark Branch, Stillwater, Okla. (Cowboy WC), 3-2

213.75 lbs./97 kg -
1st - Dominic Black, Colorado Springs, Colo. (Armed Forces) dec. J.J. Mc Grew, Stillwater, Okla. (Sunkist Kids), 8-4
3rd - Joel Sharratt, Minneapolis, Minn. (Minnesota Storm) won by ref. dec. over Jason Robison, Greenville, Pa. (New York AC), 2-0, ot, 9:00
5th - Chad Lamer, Iowa City, Iowa (Hawkeye WC) dec. John Kading, Evanston, Ill. (Wildcat WC), 12-6
7th - Orville Palmer, Norman, Okla. (Team Excel) pin Brandon Lee Hinkle, Jefferson, Ohio (unattached), 3:55

286 lbs./130 kg -
1st - Stephen Neal, San Diego, Calif. (Dave Schultz WC) dec. Tom Erikson, W. Lafayette, Ind. (Sunkist Kids), 9-3
3rd - Kerry McCoy, State College, Pa. (New York AC) dec. Airron Richardson, Cleveland, Ohio (Team Excel), 8-5
5th - Tolly Thompson, Lincoln, Neb. (Sunkist Kids) won by tech. fall over Angelo Borzio, Stroudsburg, Pa. (New York AC), 13-1, 2:06
7th - Trent Hynek, Ames, Iowa (Cyclone WC) dec. John Devine, Bakersfield, Calif., (Dave Schultz WC), 7-0

Outstanding Wrestler - Stephen Neal, San Diego, Calif. (Dave Schultz WC), 286 pounds
Most falls - Orville Palmer, Norman, Okla. (Team Excel), 213.75 pounds, four pins in 6:32
Div. I team standings - 1. Sunkist Kids, 74 pts.; 2 Dave Schultz WC, 47 pts.
Div. II team standings - 1. New York AC, 33 pts., 2. Team Excel, 26 pts.; Minnesota Storm, 13 pts.






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