April 16, 2007

Dibala Captures Gold

USOEC Wrestler John Dibala
USOEC Wrestler John Dibala
MARQUETTEFive United States Olympic Education Center Greco-Roman wrestlers placed fourth or better at the ASICS United States Junior National Wrestling Championships April 4-7 in Las Vegas.
NMU sophomore John Dibala (Silverton, Ore.) won by technical fall over Jacob Deitchler (Minnesota Storm) to earn first place in the 66-kilogram division.
            Taking silver were NMU freshmen Jake Swensen (Moroni, Utah) at 60 kg, Bo Beckman (Orem, Utah) at 63 kg and Peter Gounaridis (Leominister, Mass.) at 96 kg. 
Teammate and NMU freshman Chad Hemerson (Monetery, Calif.) finished fourth at 74 kg.

Prepared By
Kimberly Stobb
Student Writer