Clipped From The Daily Inter Lake
at Five Defending Champs In NCAA Mat Tournament a j: KENT, Ohio (UPI) --Five defending champions were in the field of 88 competirg today in the quarter finals of the 37th NCAA wrestling championships at Kent State University. Finals in the 11 weightclasses will be held Saturday night. The three-day meet drew entries from 94 colleges and universities universities and a total of nearly 400 wrestlers. Mike Caruso, Lehigh's two- time winner in the 123-pound class, headed the field. Others seeking to repeat were Rick Sanders of Portland State (114), Gene Davis of Oklahoma State (137), Dave Reinbolt of Ohio State (167) and Dave Porter Michigan (heavyweight). Caruso, who lost only once three years of varsity competition, competition, posted a 12-4 win over Kempf of Kings Point and pinned Efraim Escalante of Brigham Young at 6:49 in quest of his third consecutive national crown. Sanders pinned Qrant.Sieyens of Bloomsburg State College 4:02 and David Unik of Ohio University at 3:53. '