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UPDATE: Army wins the Armed Forces Greco-Roman Championship

UPDATE: Army wins the 2000 Armed Forces Greco-Roman Championship with four individual champions, March 17

The U.S. Army won all three of its dual meets to win the team title at the 2000 Armed Forces Greco-Roman Championships at the Naval Air Station Whiting Field in Pensacola, Fla., March 17.

The U.S. Army defended its team title with wins over the U.S. Navy, 29-1, the U.S. Air Force, 20-9, and the U.S. Marine Corps, 16-14.

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, 16-15, and the U.S. Navy, 24-8. 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 four, including Mujaahid Maynard at 127.75 pounds, Glenn Nieradka at 138.75 pounds, Shon Lewis at 152 pounds and Dremiel Byers at 286 pounds.

The Marine Corps had three individual champions: Jacob Clark at 167.5 pounds, Ken Owens at 187.25 and Dan Hicks at 213.75 pounds.

The Air Force also had one individual champion: Jeff Cervone at 119 pounds.

Due to improper protest procedures, the original match between Ken Owens of the Marine Corps and Aaron Sieracki of the Army was found to be valid, and therefore, the protest re-match was not recognized. The original bout was scored where Owens won by a referee's decision, 2-2, in overtime. Owens is the Armed Forces champion at 187.25 pounds and qualified for the Olympic Trials.

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.

Champions in the Greco-Roman division qualify for the Challenge Tournament at the 2000 U.S. Olympic Wrestling Team Trials in Dallas, Texas, June 22-24. This is the first qualifying event for the 2000 Olympic Trials.

The freestyle competition will be held on Saturday, March 18, with sessions held at 9:00 a.m., 11:00 a.m. and 3:00 p.m. Awards will be presented mat side after every other weight class for both freestyle and Greco-Roman.

Dual Meets

Army 29, Navy 1

119 - Justin Weber (Army) pinned Dustin Waughn (Navy), 5:01; 127.75 - Mujaahid Maynard (Army) dec. Steven Mays (Navy), 3-2; 138.75 - Glenn Nieradka (Army) won by tech. fall over Mark Gaskill (Navy), 11-0, 3:00; 152 - Shon Lewis (Army) won by tech. fall over James Carlson (Navy), 10-0, 5:38; 167.5 - Keith Wilson (Army) dec. Maury Vanderpool (Navy), 4-0; 187.25 - James Short (Army) won by tech. fall over Nicholas Eiberger (Navy), 11-0, 1:03; 213.75 - Josh Hall (Army) won by tech. fall over Adam Wheeler (Navy), 13-0, 0:39; 286 - Dremiel Byers (Army) dec. Shannon Willis (Navy), 3-0

Marine Corps 18, Air Force 13

119 - Jeff Cervone (Air Force) dec. David Laymon (Marine Corps), 8-2; 127.75 - Duaine Martin (Marine Corps) dec. Jacob Hey (Air Force), 4-1, ot, 6:45; 138.75 - James Shillow (Marine Corps) dec. Charley Carbaugh (Air Force), 11-3; 152 - Marcel Cooper (Marine Corps) dec. Steve Woods (Air Force), 3-1; 167.5 - Corey Davis (Air Force) dec. Jacob Clark (Marine Corps), 6-4; 187.25 - Ken Owens (Marine Corps) dec. Aaron Sieracki (Air Force), 2-2, rd, ot; 213.75 - Dan Hicks (Marine Corps) pinned Garrett Magers (Air Force), 0:54; 286 - Corey Farkas (Air Force) dec. Greg Gibson (Marine Corps), 4-0

Army 20, Air Force 9

119 - Jeff Cervone (Air Force) dec. Justin Weber (Army), 9-4; 127.75 - Jacob Hey (Air Force) dec. Mujaahid Maynard (Army), 4-3; 138.75 - Glenn Nieradka (Army) won by tech. fall over Charley Carbaugh (Air Force), 10-0, 2:16; 152 - Shon Lewis (Army) dec. Steve Woods (Air Force), 2-0, ot, 9:00; 167.5 - Keith Wilson (Army) dec. Corey Davis (Air Force), 3-0, ot, 6:08; 187.25 - Aaron Sieracki (Air Force) dec. James Short (Army), 3-1; 213.75 - Josh Hall (Army) pinned Garrett Magers (Air Force), 2:45; 286 - Dremiel Byers (Army) dec. Corey Farkas (Air Force), 3-0

Marine Corps 24, Navy 8

119 - Dustin Waugh (Navy) won by disq. over David Laymon (Marine Corps), 5:00; 127.75 - Steven Mays (Navy) dec. Duaine Martin (Marine Corps), 7-7, ot, 9:00; 138.75 - James Shillow (Marine Corps) won by inj. def. over Mark Gaskill (Navy), 0:44; 152 - Marcel Cooper (Marine Corps) won by tech. fall over James Carlson (Navy), 14-0, 2:10; 167.5 - Jacob Clark (Marine Corps) won by tech. fall over Maury Vanderpool (Navy), 14-0, 2:46; Ken Owens (Marine Corps) won by tech. fall over Nicholas Eiberger (Navy), 12-0, 4:32; 213.75 - Dan Hicks (Marine Corps) pinned Adam Wheeler (Navy), 4:03; 286 - Greg Gibson (Marine Corps) dec. Shannon Willis (Navy), 5-1

Army 16, Marine Corps 14

119 - Justin Weber (Army) dec. David Laymon (Marine Corps), 9-2; 127.75 - Mujaahid Maynard (Army) dec. Duaine Martin (Marine Corps), 7-1; 138.75 - Glenn Nieradka (Army) dec. James Shillow (Marine Corps), 2-1, ot, 9:00; 152 - Shon Lewis (Army) dec. Marcel Cooper (Marine Corps), 5-1; 167.5 - Jacob Clark (Marine Corps) won by tech. fall over Keith Wilson (Army), 10-0, 1:45; 187.25 - Ken Owens (Marine Corps) dec. James Short (Army), 9-0; 213.75 - Dan Hicks (Marine Corps) dec. Josh Hall (Army), 7-0; 286 - Dremiel Byers (Army) pinned Greg Gibson (Marine Corps), 1:24

Air Force 22, Navy 9

119 - Jeff Cervone (Air Force) dec. Dustin Waugh (Navy), 6-1; 127.75 - Steven Mays (Navy) dec. Jacob Hey (Air Force), 4-3; 138.75 - Charley Carbaugh (Air Force) won by inj. def. over Mark Gaskill (Navy); 152 - Steve Woods (Air Force) won by tech. fall over James Carlson (Navy), 11-1, 3:56; 167.5 - Corey Davis (Air Force) dec. Maury Vanderpool (Navy), 4-0; 187.25 - Aaron Sieracki (Air Force) won by tech. fall over Nicholas Eiberger (Navy), 11-0, 0:59; 213.75 - Adam Wheeler (Navy) pinned Garrett Magers (Air Force), 3:29; 286 - Corey Farkas (Air Force) dec. Shannon Willis (Navy), 8-0

Individual placewinners

54 kg/119 lbs. - Gold - Jeff Cervone (Air Force); Silver - Justin Weber (Army); Bronze - Dustin Waugh (Navy); Fourth - David Laymon (Marine Corps)

58 kg/127.75 lbs. - Gold - Mujaahid Maynard (Army); Silver - Steven Mays (Navy); Bronze - Duaine Martin (Marine Corps); Fourth - Jacob Hey (Air Force)

63 kg/138.75 lbs. - Gold - Glenn Nieradka (Army); Silver - James Shillow (Marine Corps); Bronze - Charley Carbaugh (Air Force); Fourth - Mark Gaskill (Navy)

69 kg/152 lbs. - Gold - Shon Lewis (Army); Silver - Marcel Cooper (Marine Corps); Bronze - Steve Woods (Air Force); Fourth - James Carlson (Navy)

76 kg/167.5 lbs. - Gold - Jacob Clark (Marine Corps); Silver - Keith Wilson (Army); Bronze - Corey Davis (Air Force); Fourth - Maury Vanderpool (Navy)

85 kg/187.25 lbs. - Gold - Ken Owens (Marine Corps); Silver - Aaron Sieracki (Air Force); Bronze - James Short (Army); Fourth - Nicholas Eiberger (Navy)

97 kg/213.75 lbs. - Gold - Dan Hicks (Marine Corps); Silver - Josh Hall (Army); Bronze - Adam Wheeler (Navy); Fourth - Garrett Magers (Air Force)

130 kg/286 lbs. - Gold - Dremiel Byers (Army); Silver - Corey Farkas (Air Force); Bronze - Greg Gibson (Marine Corps); Fourth - Shannon Willis (Navy)

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