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w m m m 'WD I Sunday, Augml 4, 1S6S The CUrion-UdgcrJxIuon Da8y News 5D NATIONAL SPORTS FESTIVAL National boxing champions looking to open doors of fortune The Associated Press BATON ROUGE, La. - Eleven national champions fight tonight for National Sports Festival titles that could unlock doors to fame and fortune for them. The 12 festival champions will represent the United States in continental competition in 10 days at Beaumont, Texas, and the winners there will advance to the World Cup of Boxing in Seoul, South Korea, in November. Most of the talk here when a fighter looked past his immediate opponent was of the Russians and Cubans, the 1988 Olympics at Seoul and enhancement of possible professional careers. "Being that the Cubans and Russians didn't come to the Olympics last year, we're really not sure where we stand in international competition," said Roosevelt Sanders of the USA Ama- East gains hockey gold game Results, Page 12D From Wire Reports BATON ROUGE, La. - John Carter's shorthanded goal and Randy Wood's power play score in the first period triggered the East to a 4-3 victory over the South Saturday and a berth in the hockey gold medal game in the National Sports Festival. The East will face the North tonight in the championship game at the Cen-troplex Arena. The East and the South entered their game with 1-1 records, and the winner was assured of a spot in the championship contest. The South will face the West in the bronze medal game today. After the South's Pat Micheletti of the University of Minnesota opened the scoring 42 seconds into the first period, the East took charge in the hard-hitting game. First, Carter, of RPI, fired a 20-foot bullet past South goalie Chris Terreri of Providence College with Hubie McDon-ough serving a 2-minute penalty for cross-checking, tying the score 1-1 at 12:13. Then, Wood, of Yale, gave the East the lead for good with a long drive from the left side that zipped past Terreri at 15:40 22 seconds after the South's Perry Florio was penalized for crosschecking. McDonough, of St. Anselm College and the only College Division player in the 80-player tournament, boosted the East's lead to 3-1 at 12:32 of the second period, scoring on a scramble from in front of the net. GYMNASTICS Brian Babcock, America's foremost men's gymnast, won three gold medals and two bronze to equal the Sports Festival record of seven, failing to medal only in the vault in his attempt to establish a new mark. Babcock, 23, of Garden City, Kan., carried gold from the all-around and silver from team competition into Saturday's events, then picked up victories in the parallel bars, horizontal bars and pommel horse. Coupled with bronzes in floor exercises and still rings, he wound up with seven medals, tying the festival record held by gymnast Scott Johnson (1983) and swimmer Sippy Woodhead (1979). WEIGHTLJFTING Reigning national champion Arn Kritsky, 23, of Vienna, Va., lifted a total of 682 pounds in his two best efforts to grab the gold teur Boxing Federation. "We know ours can stand up against the rest of the world." The United States took nine golds, a silver and a bronze at the Los Angeles Games, but all of those boxers have turned prof essional. "I am the new crop," said Kevin Bryant, a soldier from Fort Hood, Texas, who is U.S. Amateur champ, Army champ for three straight years and Interservice champion for the past two years. Bryant meets Golden Gloves champion My-lon Watkins of Tacoma, Wash., for the 156-pound title and all the opportunity that brings. U.S. Amateur champion Nathaniel Fitch, a soldier from Fort Bragg, N.C., meets Kimmuel Odom of Gary, Ind., in the super heavyweight bout. Odom was runnerup in the 1984 Golden Gloves competition. Michael Bent of Cambria Heights, N.Y., meets Orbit Pough of Miami for the NSF heavyweight title in a rematch of their U.S. Amateur championship bout. Bent beat Pough in the Amateurs and is 2-2 in international tournaments since then. Three holders of national titles bowed in the semifinals, Golden Gloves heavyweight champ Jerry Goff of Saucier, Miss., U.S. Amateur 125-pound title holder Lyndon Walker, and 106-pound U.S. Amateur champion James Harris. Today's light heavyweight bout matches two champions, Loren Ross, U.S. Amateur champ, against his teammate at Fort Hood, Golden Gloves champion Donald Stephens. Frankie Swindell of Nashville, Term., meets Adam Garland of Piscataway, N.J., in the middleweight fight, one of three festival matches which doesn't boast at least one national title-holder. A pair of smooth boxers meet for the festival's welterweight crown, U.S. Amateur champion Daryl Lattimore of Washington, D.C., and 6-foot-3 Frank Liles of Syracuse, N.Y., who is seven inches taller than Lattimore. U.S. Amateur champ Elvis Yero of Miami Beach meets Nick Kakouris of St. Louis in the 139-pound division. Yero was bom in Cuba and came to the United States when his family fled the island nation. He is most avidly thinking of international competition. "It would be an honor to represent the United States against anyone, but since I come from Cuba, it would be especially nice to fight them," he said. Derrick Robinson of St. Louis meets Obie Beard of Jackson, Tenn., in the lightweight match. Neither holds a national title. Golden Gloves champ Kelcie Banks of Chica go meets Bernard Roach of Fort Bragg in the featherweight title match. Roach has been fighting for just a year, while Banks has been in ' the amateur game for eight years. Banks has also been one of the country's busiest amateurs this year, winning four inemational competitions, the Gloves and the NSF Eastern trials. Bernard Price of Muncie, Ind., U.S. Amateur champ in the flyweight division, meets Clay Jen- , kins of Franklin, Tenn., for the batamweight crown. Price beat Jenkins twice in big tournaments at the 1 1 2-pound weight and continued his , dominance in the Eastern NSF trials at 119 pounds. Eddie Cook of St. Louis meets Richard Duran of Sacramento, Calif., for the festival's j flyweight crown. Golden Gloves champ Arthur m Johnson of St. Louis meets Brian Lonon of Fort Hood in the 106-pound division. JJLnS .... . i v .WW v 9 -"wag-a W ,"w;t r :! I jjH jlrc "m,...Jiml pr"V ft " : ! : 1 ; ' rtm..'? The Associated Press East's Joe O'Neill, 15, slips winning shot past South netminder Glenn Reed. medal in the 181.75-pound (82kg) competition. Kritsky, a member of the 1984 U.S. Olympic Team, cleared 302.5 pounds in the snatch and 379.5 in the clean and jerk to narrowly defeat George Pjura, 29, of Harrison, N. J., who had a two-lift total of 676.5 pounds. FIELD HOCKEY East goalie Steve Wagner blocked Tim Jacobs' shot in the second strokeoff to let his team take a 3-2 victory over the South to win the men's gold medal. The East women, represented by the U.S. national team, took the gold with a 3-0 verdict over the North. SOCCER Overtime goals by Jennifer Greeley and Chris Taggert powered the East women to a 4-2 victory over the North for the bronze medal. The South men won the bronze 2-1 over the East. WATER POLO The South earned its way into the gold medal game with a 7-7 tie against the East on a goal by Jeff Campbell with only six seconds remaining. Campbell, of Irvine, Calif., put in a shot from the left side of the goal, offsetting a score by the East's Charlie Harris of Indian Wells, Calif., only 59 seconds earlier. The West kept its record spotless at 6-0 with a 7-6 win over the North and a 9-6 defeat of the South in a preview of today's gold medal contest. MODERN PENTATHLON Blair Driggs of San Antonio, Texas, shot a 19 1 out of a possible 200 to retain first place after four events with 4,253 points. SYNCHRONIZED SWIMMING The West duet of Laura Fowler and Ruth Weinberg captured the gpld medal. Fowler, of Santa Clara, Calif., and Weinberg, of Mercer Island, Wash., are national team members. They led throughout the competition and finished with 175.65 points. CANOEING Greg "Buck" Barton, who won the bronze medal in the 1,000-meter kayak race at the Los Angeles Olympics, paddled to a gold medal in the event. Barton, of Homer, Mich., clocked 3:51.31, beating Terry White of Peru, Vt, by three seconds. 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Down payment required THE GRAVELY SYSTEM Semifinal win all Severn had to have Results, Page 12D The Associated Press BATON ROUGE, La. - Dan Severn, an unbeaten, but rusty 220-pound frees-tyler from Mesa, Ariz., won a gold medal by default and a berth on the U.S. World team in National Sports Festival wrestling competition Saturday. Five other freestyle wrestlers emerged with a virtual lock on NSF championship. In marked contrast, Saturday night's Greco-Roman bouts produced championship matchups between unbeaten wrestlers in half of the 10 weight classes. Finals were scheduled today. Severn had been impressive in a 4-2 opening round victory Friday night over John Dougherty, a Syracuse, N. Y., wrestler he beat out for second place in the 1985 Nationals. Then, after a 6-1 decision Saturday over Phil Lanzatella of Rochester, N.Y., Severn won first-place by default when James Johnson of Lexington, Ky., withdrew from Sunday's match because of a groin injury. "I haven't competed in eight weeks and I wrestled hard the past two days," said Severn. "My plans now are to gear up for wrestling the Soviet Union's wrestler later this year." His was the second freestyle wrestling gold awarded here. Bill Scherr of Bloomington, Ind., won the 198-pound championship Friday night with a 6-1 victory over Pete Bush of Iowa City, Iowa. They fought two days earlier than scheduled because Scherr and Bush were the only ones entered in their weight class. The five wrestlers who moved Saturday to within probable easy Sunday bouts for NSF titles included Olympic gold medalist Mark Schultz of Palo Alto, Calif., and Joe Gonzales, one of Schultz's teammates at the 1984 Games. Schultz, unbeaten at 180.5 pounds after a tight 1-0 triumph over Bill Scherr's twin brother Jim, and Gon zales, also 2-0 at 114.5 pounds, both ' faced 0-2 opponents in today's final ' round of the round-robin tournament. That same situation also confronted national champion Joe Vanni of Porter- ' ville, Calif., at 105.5 pounds; Kevin Dar- kus of Ames, Iowa, at 125.5 pounds; and ... 1980 Olympian Gene Mills of Syracuse, N.Y. All only needed to do well in their final bouts at this festival, whose cham-pions automatically win berths on the U.S. team that will compete next October in the World Freestyle Champions , in Budapest. ) "In every tournament, you've got to . go in with the idea of winning first ; place. If you don't, you're not going to win," said Vanni, who won Saturday over Rich Salamone, the State College, "Z Pa., wrestler he also edged for his 1985 -national title. - In five Greco-Roman matchups of 2-" 0 records today, Anthony Amado of ; Portland, Ore., meets Brian Canali of Sunnyvale, Calif., for the 125.5-pound 'Z title; Spero Theofilatos of Briarwood,', N.Y., meets Buddy Lee, the U.S. Marine national champion at 136.5 pounds; Dave Butler, the national champion aC 163 pounds, from Muncie, Ind., wrestles Tony Thomas, a soldier stationed at West Point, N.Y.; Steve Collins of Has- : tings, Neb., meets Darrell Gholar of Minneaplolis at 180.5 pounds, and heavyweights Michael Conners of Baldwinville, N.Y., meets Craig Pitt-; man. In the freestyle, Mark Schultz's " brother Dave, who also won Olympic gold at 163 pounds in 1984, and hulking Bruce Baumgartner, the Olympic and ; national heavyweight champion, re-' mained also unbeaten after Saturday's matches but still needed solid perfor-. mances today to win the gold here. Dave Schultz beat national champi-, on Kenny Monday, 12-0, in Saturday's second round and Baumgartner won by default over Rocco Liacce of Baton t Rouge, La. - ANNOUNCEMENT -PECK-PANTIER HONDA HAS LOWERED IT'S PRICES ON THESE SERVICES: OIL & FILTER CHANGE FLUID CHECK WAS $17.20 ' now'10.50 UP TO 4 QUARTS OF CASTROL GTX 20wS0 FRONT SUSPENSION CHECK INCLUDES SET TOE WAS $25.60 now $19.20 MINOR TUNE-UP SET TIMING WAS $25.80 now$19.90 INCLUDES FOUR (4) SPARK PLUGS CLOSE OUT SALE ON ALL HONDA ACCESSORIES We are overstocked on these accessories and are selling at cost. 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