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Army wins the Armed Forces freestyle Championship, March 18

Army wins the 2000 Armed Forces freestyle Championship with six individual champions, March 18

The U.S. Army won all three of its dual meets to win the team title at the 2000 Armed Forces freestyle Championships at the Naval Air Station Whiting Field in Pensacola, Fla., March 18.

The U.S. Army defended its team title with wins over the U.S. Navy, 27-7, the U.S. Air Force, 25-7, and the U.S. Marine Corps, 25-8.

The U.S. Marine Corps placed second in the team race with a 2-1 team record, scoring team victories over the U.S. Air Force, 24-10, and the U.S. Navy, 26-6. The U.S. Air Force was 1-2 and finished in third place as a team, and the U.S. Navy was fourth with an 0-3 record.

The Army had the most individual champions with six, including Eric Albarracin at 119 pounds, Jason Kutz at 127.75 pounds, Jeff Bedard at 138.75 pounds, Matt Marciniak at 167.5 pounds, Orlando Rosa at 187.25 pounds and Mike Van Arsdale at 213.75 pounds.

The Marine Corps had one individual champion: Brian Van Hoven at 152 pounds.

The Air Force also had one individual champion: Corey Farkas at 286 pounds.

The U.S. Army and U.S. Air Force teams are stationed in Colorado Springs, Colo., while the U.S. Navy team is stationed in Pensacola, Fla. and the U.S. Marine Corps team is stationed in Quantico, Va.

The U.S. Army won both the freestyle and the Greco-Roman competition at the 1999 Armed Forces Wrestling Championship, which was held at the Post Field House in Fort Carson, Colo.

In the overall team standings, the U.S. Army won the title, with the U.S. Marine Corps placing second. The U.S. Air Force placed third and the U.S. Navy placed fourth.


at Pensacola, Fla., March 18

Freestyle Team Standings

1. U.S. Army, 3-0 record, 6 points; 2. U.S. Marine Corps, 2-1 record, 4 points; 3. U.S. Air Force, 1-2 record, 2 points; 4. U.S. Navy, 0-3 record, 0 points

Overall Team Standings (Freestyle and Greco-Roman combined)

1. U.S. Army; 2. U.S. Marine Corps; 3. U.S. Air Force; 4. U.S. Navy

Dual Meets

Army 27, Navy 7

119 - Eric Albarracin (Army) won by tech. fall over Marcos Jeantete (Navy), 11-1, 2:42; 127.75 - Jason Kutz (Army) won by tech. fall over Terry Lantz (Navy), 10-0, 3:30; 138.75 - Jeff Bedard (Army) won by tech. fall over Brian Pickering (Navy), 14-3, 3:51; 152 - Robert Middlebrook (Navy) dec. Robert Allen (Army), 10-3; 167.5 - Matt Marciniak (Army) dec. Christian Ferguson (Navy), 7-2; 187.25 - Orlando Rosa (Army) won by tech. fall over Arthur Whitaker (Navy), 12-2, 5:47; 213.75 - Mike Van Arsdale (Army) pinned Adam Wheeler (Navy), 2:33; 286 - Rex Holman (Army) dec. Shannon Willis (Navy), 5-0

Marine Corps 24, Air Force 10

119 - Pascual Arriaga (Marine Corps) pinned Oscar Gutierrez (Air Force), 0:55; 127.75 - Duaine Martin (Marine Corps) pinned Randy Devlin (Air Force), 1:47; 138.75 - James Shillow (Marine Corps) dec. Charley Carbaugh (Air Force), 7-6; 152 - Brian Van Hoven (Marine Corps) won by tech. fall over Robin Watkins (Air Force), 12-2, 3:37; 167.5 - Corey Davis (Air Force) pinned Joe Clark (Marine Corps), 1:35; 187.25 - Albert Sankey (Marine Corps) won by tech. fall over Perry McLaurin (Air Force), 11-1, 3:48; 286 - Dan Hicks (Marine Corps) dec. Corey Farkas (Air Force), 9-3

Army 25, Marine Corps 8

119 - Eric Albarracin (Army) won by tech. fall over Pascual Arriaga (Marine Corps), 11-1; 127.75 - Jason Kutz (Army) pinned Duaine Martin (Marine Corps), 2:28; 138.75 - Jeff Bedard (Army) dec. James Shillow (Marine Corps), 8-3; 152 - Brian Van Hoven (Marine Corps) dec. Robert Allen (Army), 3-0; 167.5 - Matt Marciniak (Army) dec. Joe Clark (Marine Corps), 8-4; 187.25 - Orlando Rosa (Army) dec. Jacob Clark (Marine Corps), 4-2; 213.75 - Mike Van Arsdale (Army) won by tech. fall over Albert Sankey (Marine Corps), 13-1, 6:00; 286 - Rex Holman (Army) pinned Dan Hicks (Marine Corps)

Air Force 17, Navy 13

119 - Oscar Gutierrez (Air Force) pinned Marcos Jeantete (Navy), 1:37; 127.75 - Randy Devlin (Air Force) won by tech. fall over Terry Lantz (Navy), 11-0, 3:24; 138.75 - Brian Pickering (Navy) pinned Charley Carbaugh (Air Force), 2:03; 152 - Robin Watkins (Air Force) dec. Robert Middlebrook (Navy), 12-11; 167.5 - Corey Davis (Air Force) dec. Christian Ferguson (Navy), 7-4; 187.25 - Arthur Whitaker (Navy) dec. Bryant Ward (Air Force), 7-0; 213.75 - Perry McLaurin (Air Force) pinned Adam Wheeler (Navy), 1:13; 286 - Corey Farkas (Air Force) dec. Shannon Willis (Navy), 4-0

Army 25, Air Force 7

119 - Eric Albarracin (Army) pinned Oscar Gutierrez (Air Force), 1:30; 127.75 - Jason Kutz (Army) won by tech. fall over Randy Devlin (Air Force), 10-0, 1:43; 138.75 - Jeff Bedard (Army) dec. Charley Carbaugh (Air Force), 17-11; 152 - Robert Allen (Army) dec. Robin Watkins (Air Force), 8-4; 167.5 - Matt Marciniak (Army) pinned Corey Davis (Air Force), 2:27; 187.25 - Orlando Rosa (Army) dec. Bryant Ward (Air Force), 15-6; 213.75 - Mike Van Arsdale (Army) won by tech. fall over Perry McLaurin (Air Force), 13-0, 2:30; 286 - Corey Farkas (Air Force) won by inj. def. over Rex Holman (Army)

Marine Corps 26, Navy 6

119 - Pascual Arriaga (Marine Corps) pinned Marcos Jeantete (Navy), 2:53; 127.75 - Duaine Martin (Marine Corps) won by tech. fall over Terry Lantz (Navy), 10-0, 2:24; 138.75 - James Shillow (Marine Corps) dec. Brian Pickering (Navy), 7-5; 152 - Brian Van Hoven (Marine Corps) dec. Robert Middlebrook (Navy), 9-2; 167.5 - Joe Clark (Marine Corps) pinned Christian Ferguson (Navy), 2:37; 187.25 - Jacob Clark (Marine Corps) pinned Arthur Whitaker (Navy), 0:20; 213.75 - Albert Sankey (Marine Corps) won by tech. fall over Adam Wheeler (Navy); 286 - Shannon Willis (Navy) won by def. over Dan Hicks (Marine Corps)

Individual placewinners

54 kg/119 lbs. - Gold - Eric Albarracin (Army); Silver - Pascual Arriaga (Marine Corps); Bronze - Marcos Jeantete (Navy); Fourth - Oscar Gutierrez (Air Force)

58 kg/127.75 lbs. - Gold - Jason Kutz (Army); Silver - Duaine Martin (Marine Corps); Bronze - Randy Devlin (Air Force); Fourth - Terry Lantz (Navy)

63 kg/138.75 lbs. - Gold - Jeff Bedard (Army); Silver - James Shillow (Marine Corps); Bronze - Brian Pickering (Navy); Fourth - Charley Carbaugh (Air Force)

69 kg/152 lbs. - Gold - Brian Van Hoven (Marine Corps); Silver - Robin Watkins (Air Force); Bronze - Robert Middlebrook (Navy); Fourth - Robert Allen (Army)

76 kg/167.5 lbs. - Gold - Matt Marciniak (Army); Silver - Corey Davis (Air Force); Bronze - Joe Clark (Marine Corps); Fourth - Christian Ferguson (Navy)

85 kg/187.25 lbs. - Gold - Orlando Rosa (Army); Silver - Jacob Clark (Marine Corps); Bronze - Arthur Whitaker (Navy); Fourth - Bryant Ward (Air Force)

97 kg/213.75 lbs. - Gold - Mike Van Arsdale (Army); Silver - Albert Sankey (Marine Corps); Bronze - Perry McLaurin (Air Force); Fourth - Adam Wheeler (Navy)

130 kg/286 lbs. - Gold - Corey Farkas (Air Force); Silver - Rex Holman (Army); Bronze - Shannon Willis (Navy); Fourth - Dan Hicks (Marine Corps)

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