Mem ..March 1,1976 GREELEY (Colo.) TRIBUNE 29 Kish wins regional crown, Baldwin second BySTKYEBAUEH Tribune Sports Editor Jim Kish overcame knee surgery and a year layoff to come back and win his second NCAA Western Regional h e a v y w e i g h t w r e s t l i n g championship Saturday night. The popular senior co-captain pinned Drakes 290-pound Jerry Anderson with a body press in the second period to win the only 1976 championship for the University of Northern Colorado. UNC's Bill Baldwin was not so fortunate as Chris Anaya of the tournament champion Cal Poly team pinned him in 1:34 in an upset at 190 pounds. UNC thus qualifies two wrestlers for the NCAA national tournament in Tucson, Ariz. Last year, UNC qualified three matnoen and scored six points. Two years ago, Kish won the regional heavyweight title when the Western meet was held at the Air Force Academy. Kish went on to the nationals and met the top-seeded wrestler from Penn State, who was then Upset in the second round, eliminating the Bear heavyweight. Last year, Kish suffered a knee injury in annual UNC Varsity-Alumni meet in an Â· exhibition match against Ray Barron, who is now the Fort Lupton coach. Kish was forced to sit out all of last season, slowly building up strength in his knee. Final Team Standing! 1, Cal Poly-San Luis Oblipo 93 l Â«; 1, Portland Slate id: 3, Southern Illinois Â·to 1 '; 4, Northern Colorado 37V,; s, Utah State ttÂ»i; 6, Air Force W,; 7, Drake 16; B. Cal Stote-Fullerion \Wi; 9, San Jose State 11; 10, California Sanla Barbara 9"/i; II, Long BCKh Slate 7; 17, Fresno Slate 3tW 13, Hawaii 1. NCAA WESTERN REGIONAL INDKPENOENT QUALIFYING WRESTLINO TOURNAMENT CHAMPIONSHIP FINALS: Â· 1tt poundi: Bernle Kidman, Port. Stale, dec. Mark OIGIrotamo, cat Pdy, 64. 13* pounds: Joe Goldsmith, So. Ill, an. Harold W'ley. Cal-Sanla Barb., II 7. 134 poundi: Lorenzo Jones, Port. St., dec. Grant Arnold, Cal Pdy, 1-S-l (ot,r). Hi pounds: Sieve Danim. Port. St., dec. Ron McKlnnvy. Cfll Poly, S-3 IM pounoii bicvc hitcnoch, cm Hoir, dec. Monroe RaichfonJ, AFA, 50. ]IB poundJi Bob Erlckson, Utah SI..dec. ' Dcnnti Bnrdilev, Cal Polly. 6 J. 147 pounds: Dennli Graham, For I S t , dec. Kim Wflilck, Cal Poly, 10-5. 177 pounds: Sylhell Thompson, Cal Poly, dec. Dan Lewis, Futierton, 7 1. 190 pounds: Gird Anayji, Cfll Poly, plnred Bill Bnldwln. Cnl Paly. I-J4 Hcflvyweloht: Jim Kish. No. Colo, pinned Jerry Anderson, Drake, 4:10. This summer, Kish began running several miles each day to strengthen his legs and to condition his body after the long layoff from competition. Asked if he knew in his heart that he would come back this season from the long layoff and go on to win the regional title again, Kish said, "I wouldn't have started running in August if I didn't think so. I worked hard and I knew I could do it." Kish had a 25-4-1 record on the season, with the only real disappointment coming in the M o u n t a i n I n t e r c o l l e g i a t e Wrestling Assn. championship match as he lust that title to rival Tom Burns of Colorado State. But in the NCAA Western Regional, Kish was at his best. In the first round Friday, the UNC favorite, who was top- seeded, pinned Charles Harmon of Cal Poly in 3:10. In the second round, Kish pinned Steve Kryriopoulus of Utah State in 6:58. With his 4:10 pin Saturday against Anderson, it meant Kish spent a total 14:18 on the mat in the tournament. Had the NCAA allowed the regional coaches to vote on an "outstanding wrestler," Kish would have been the overwhelming favorite. Last year's regional champion, AI Nuytten of Air Force, placed third this year, beating Steve Kryiopoulus. Kish, who weighed only about 220 compared to Anderson's 290, has not been able to keep weight on this season. He weighed about 260 as a sophomore, but coach Jack La Bonde felt that was too much for Kish. In his final match, Kish got in trouble early as Anderson muscled a takedown with 1:10 left in the first period. Anderson won the coin toss and chose the top position in the second period. Kish did a roll and pulled his head out of Anderson's hold for a reversal. That came with 2:36 left in the second period, so only 24 seconds had elapsed when the score was tied at 2-2. Kish had trouble getting leverage on the big Drake foe, but finally turned Anderson over. Then, applying all his weight, Kish scored the pin with 50 seconds left on the clock. Kish said, "He was big. There were a lot of pounds there on that guy and let me tell you, he was strong. It took all I had to turn him over. I couldn't have lasted the whole match that way. I was glad I pinned him early." After referee Frank Powell lifted Kish's arm to signal the victory, many of Kish's friends and followers rushed to congratulate him. He thanked his fans and then went to console Baldwin. Baldwin, who was also top- seeded, was disconsolate, but agreed with Kish that they had two weeks to "get ready for the nationals." Baldwin said, "He surprised me. He used my move. He wasn't supposed to know that move." Anaya caught Baldwin in a headlock, scored a takedown with 1:09left in the first period, then held on to the squirming Bear to get the fall with 2G seconds left in the period. Two other UNC wrestlers los'. in consolation final bids. At 158 pounds, Wally Clark of Cal State-Long Beach, the number two seed, beat Gene Wilder of UNC, 5-2. Wilder, the other UNC captain, was seeded sixth. At 177 pounds, UNC's sixth- Seeded Jeff Vap lost a 5-0 decision to Mark Wiesen of Southern Illinois. The seven wild card selec- Beach; 167-pounder Jim lions as voted on by the coaches Horvath of Southern Illinois; Saturday night were: 126- 167-pounder Mark Harris of pounder Harold Wiley of Sanla Utah State; 177-pounder Mark Barbara; 150-pounder Clyde Wiesen of Southern Illinois and Ruffin of Southern Illinois; 158- na-pou'nder Marv Cook of Air pounder Wally Clark of Long Force. NO EASY CHORE -- Jim Kish, right, of lire University of Northern Colorado, manages to flip 290-pound Jerry Anderson of Drake over to his back in the second period of the NCAA regional championship match Saturday. Kish later scored a pin despite a 70-pound weight disadvantage. (Tribune photo by Paul Moloney) Indians beat UNC cagers, 71-54, to end long season WESTERN REGIONAL CHAMP -- Jim Kish of the University of Northern Colorado beams with joy after pinning Jerry Anderson of Drake to win liis second Western Regional Iwyvyweighl wrestling championship. (Tribune photo hy Steve Bauer) CONSOLATION QUARTERFINAL RESULTS ill pounds -- Jim Makey, Drake, major dec. Marty Lockwood, San Jose St.. 13-4; Morv Cook, ATA, dec. John Price. Utah St., H. 134 poundi Rudy Johnwi, Port. Si., John Wilson. Ulan St., dot. Dan McKÂ«, Drake, i a. 134 poundi - Mike Our of, Drake, dec. Earl Yflmagucht, Hawaii, 40; Greg Hill, San Joiu SI., won by toMeil over Garry Fnuke, Sdtilfl Barbara. 142 pounds - Scott BtckwrtN. Drake. dec. Mark Colberl, Air Force, IS: Jerrv 1 A Bonde, No. Cnlo., drew a bye. ISO pounds Â·- Paul Overlurlf. Drake, dec. Rnndy Fieury, Snn Jose St., S-4; Steve Morris, Port. St., malor dec. Clltl Laughlln. No. Colo., 17-1. \st pounds - Kevin Lonergnn. AF-A. Williams, Port. 51, 11-3. ti7 poundi -- Leo bills, Drake, dec. Jtm Rey, San Jow St., S 2 ; Win Trump, No. , 177 pounds -- Steve Soles, AFA, pinned Kurt Blodior, Port. St., 5:SS; Gordon Schcnch, Drake, drew a bye. 190 pounds -- Grefl Bush. AFA. malor dec Dunne Harris, San Jose St., 12 3: Mrrnt Price. Pwl Si . dec Tnm Milliken. Drake, 3-0. Heavyweight -- No Muts needed. CONSOLATION SEMIFINAL RESULTS US pounds - Jim Makcv, Drake, dec. JoflnGroiS. So. 111., 5 3: Marv Cook, AF-A, dec. Matt Boyic, No. Colo., 6-1. lit pounce - OurJy JcTiSon. Port S 1 . dd Jerry Hawkins. Fullerton, 3 2. Flenle Williams. Cal Poly, pinned John Wilson, Utah SI., 3:iO. 134 pounds-- Bill Ramsden, So. III., dec. Mike Duroe. Drake, 4.]; Greg Hill, Snn Jose St., dec. Tim Vance, Utah St., 7-S. 142 pounds - Fred Hoet. So- ill., dec. San Jose St., dec. Jerry La Bonde. No. Colg . 4 2. ISO pounds - Clyde Rullln, SIU, dec. Overturn, Drake, 90; Emanuel Miller, UCSB. dec. Morris, PSU, 4-1. lit poundt -- Gene Wilder, UNC, dec. CS-LB. pinned Kevin Clark. Fresno, 3 49. 167 pounds - Jim Horvath, SIU, dec. Leo Cllls, Drake, 4 3 ; Mark Harris, Utah St., doc. Will Trump, UNC. S3. 1/7 poundi - Mark Wlesen, SIU, Jell Vap. UNC. dec Gordon Sthenck, o 0. 150 pounds -- Ron Webber, Fuller Ion, dec. Greg Bush, AFA, 4 3; Doug Peterson, Utah St., dec. Brent Price, Port. SI., 6-0. Heavweight- AI Nuylten. AFA. pinned Cnarles Harmon, Cal Poly, 3-03; Steve Kyiiopoulos, Uiah St., dec. Mke Wagner, Port. St., 3!. CONSOLATION FINALS 118 pounds -Marv Cook, AFA, dec. Jim Mflfcev. Drake. S 7. 126 pounds -- Rudy Johnson, Portland Si., dec. Benie Williams. Cal Poly. 6-0. 134 pounds -- Greg Hill, San Jose SI., pinned Bill Ramsden, So. III., 5:15. 142 pounds -- Fred Hoet, So. Ml., dec. Pete Araulo. San Jose St.. 62. ISO pounds - Clyde Ruffin, So. III., dec. EnicviuCI M.llcr, CÂ«1-S*nta Brtrb , 5-3. 158 pounds - Wally Clark. Cat St. Long Beach, dec. Gene Wilder, No. Colo, St. W pounds - Kevin Horvath, So. Ml., ff Vi|i. Na Cc:o . S C Iff) pounds -- Doug Peterson, Utah St . dec. Ron Webber, Fullerton, 2-0. Heavyweight -- AI Nuylttn, AT Forct, dec. Steve Kyrippolous Uiah St., 7 3. PUEBLO -- Tire University second shot dumped the Indians lead, 34-33, at the half. scored six and four points, of Northern Colorado ended a j n the Greeley game, came off respectively, after Early had 18 disappointing basketball season t i, e bench to score 14 points to The Tribe turned it on in the whcn (hc Trjbe yjsited Greeley with a 71-64 loss to Southern i ca d Ihc UNC effort with first seven minutes of the ear ]i er in the year. Colorado Saturday night. starting guarc 1 Mike Entwistle second half to run up a seven The logs ]ef ' t UNC Ued for The loss left UNC with an 11- gelling 10. ^Vl"'^"?- ?" TIT f Â° Urth *" ' hC "^ GPAC 13 year and a 5-7 finish in the USC used a balanced scoring ^d Eskndge domg most of the slandings wilh Kansas Sta e Great Plains Athletic Con- output led by guard Jim uÂ«cmanaafid to close the Colh * c - pittebur 8 while USC HttridgewtthlSpdnU.C^er^^^^^S USC came on strong at .he Jolm Andcrson 'O^i bated 13 |^ ket ^ 9;21 ^ b|)l , he "Â«Â«Â« end of the year to finish 9-18 points , fo ; c Â° ach ! ? rryw ?!!! 1 ' Indians staged another spurt to Â« nain J ; ; with a 4-8 league mark. USC Inon f Tnbe . WIlh ,, , runup a 63-56 lead with 5:39 left Dunn i. Â» 7 had a revenge motive going for Brodnax _ scoring 12. Paul atld c o a s t t o the victory . J.N* j-n oil after a 69-07 UNC win when l rovosl * m a rcserve , guard "Neither team go( off lo a *wv o. t 2. theclubsmel in Greeley earlier role, picked up 10 points for the greals(arl| ,, UNC coach Thurni iST M !' in the season. What hurl the Indians - Wright said later. 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