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Saturday, February 12, 2005

HIGH SCHOOL: STATE MEET 2005 CHAMPIONSHIP RESULTS

103 A
1. Allen Stein (DEER) 4-0
2. Jake Badger (NOBL)
3. John Hybers (BIDD) 3-1 OT
4. Matt Rix (MARS)
103 B
1. Murphy McGowan (CAMD) 8-5
2. Jim Spencer (BELF)
3. John Gordon (ELLS) 11-7
4. Carlin Dubay (CARI)
103 C
1. Jeremiah Barkac (DEX) 1:10
2. Derek Daley (DIRI)
3. Kristi Pearse (WISC) 8-1
4. Jeff Cossar (LISB)

112 A
1. Chris Smith (DEER) 7-3
2. Sam Webber (MTBL)
3. Michael Poole (BONN) 5-4
4. Logan Russell (MORS)
112 B
1. Kyle Bonin (BELF) 5:25
2. Joe McGowan (CAMD)
3. Sam Clark (YORK) 9-3
4. Mike Gilbert (MTNV)
112 C
1. Justin Cornell (LISB) 0:47
2. Booky Nesin (BUCK)
3. Anthony McMullin (PENO) 2:25
4. Raymond Meng (FORT)

119 A
1. Zack Doucette (NOBL) 16-8
2. Anthony Moriarty (MARS)
3. Jeremy Tarpen (SKOW) 3:55
4. Bobby Dedovic (BONN)
119 B
1. True Bragg (CAMD) 3:22
2. Matt Marshall (LAKE)
3. Jason Fox (ELLS) 2:41
4. Dan Towers (YORK)
119 C
1. Cyle Heaney (FOXC) 5-3
2. Jon Pelletier (BUCK)
3. Ryan Newcomb (DEXT) 5-3
4. Sean Maguire (WISC)

125 A
1. Jon Hussey (MARS) 8-4
2. Zack Hale (NOBL)
3. Ben Cox (MTAR) Dec 7-5
4. Jack Lovell (BONN)
125 B
1. Tony Gilmore (BELF) 1:13
2. Cinjin Goewey (MCIN)
3. Brad Wing (ELLS) 7-6
4. Ryan Vartanian (WELL)
125 C
1. Charlie Stambach (LIS) 13-4
2. Jon Smith (DIRI)
3. Mike McNaughton (FOXC) 2:43
4. Shane Sullivan (BUCK)

130 A
1. Shane Leadbetter (SANF) 2-1
2. Deanna Rix (MARS)
3. Steve Ciampa (KENN) 15-8
4. Andy Boumil (SKOW)
130 B
1. Norman Gilmore (BELF) 13-0
2. Derek Young (CAMD)
3. Shawn Hoagland (FRYE) 2:18
4. Stephen Spencer (MCIN)
130 C
1. Chris Barkac (DEXT) 0:12
2. Mike Jonaitis (DIRI)
3. Dan Cornell (LISB) 7-2
4. CJ Maguire (WISC)

135 A
1. Shane Webber (MTBL) 10-7
2. Mike McCrillis (NOBL)
3. Keith Sleeper (GARD) 0:41
4. Justin Wentworth (SANF)
135 B
1. James Cruwys (WINS) 5-2
2. Zach Bradley (MTNV)
3. Robert Benner (BELF) 13-1
4. Chris Rines (CARI)
135 C
1. Jerod Rideout (FOXC) 12-0
2. Ryan Giusto (LISB)
3. Josh Harvey (DEXT) 16-11
4. Jake Bedard (TRAI)

140 A
1. Dylan Wentworth (SKOW) 12-1
2. Greg Delisle (MARS)
3. Dustin Crocker (MTAR) 11-4
4. Nick Doyle (BONN)
140 B
1. Cody Laite (CAMD) 11-6
2. Forrest Mehlhorn (LINC)
3. Galen Whited (MTVI) 2:45
4. Chris Cayer (MTNV)
140 C
1. Billy Greene (DEXT) 13-7
2. Josh Dubois (LISB)
3. Chris Woodard (BUCK) 9-7
4. Nathan Lizotte (MADA)

145 A
1. Colby Lamson (MARS) 5-3
2. Dan West (SANF)
3. Pat Downs (MTAR) 6-2
4. Shane Richard (NOBL)
145 B
1. Ben Dunham (BELF) 8-0
2. Cory Clark (ERSK)
3. Ben Matthews (MTNV) 4:12
4. Lucas Scarsiotti (LINC)
145 C
1. Ryan Whittemore (FOXC) 10-5
2. Joel Milan (BUCK)
3. Dennis Trask (MONM) 19-4
4. Bryan Orr (TRAI)

152 A
1. Doug Williams (SANF) 12-5
2. Shawn Hall (MASS)
3. Tom Rials (NOBL) Dec 4-3 OT
4. Tom Moulton (OXFO)
152 B
1. Tom Burns (ELLS) 7-2
2. Aaron Arsenault (MTNV)
3. Brad Burlock (CARI) 5-3
4. Bill Hardy (WELL)
152 C
1. Caleb Pelletier (FOXC) 1:34
2. Nic Adams (LISB)
3. CJ Castonguay (JOHN) 1:35
4. David Richardson (DEXT)

160 A
1. Alan Loignon (BIDD) Inj Def
2. Doug Rayworth (NOBL)
3. Tad Butterfield (MARS) 2:39
4. Mike Curry (GARD)
160 B
1. Harry Pearson (CAMD) 9-6
2. Ben Madigan (MTNV)
3. Matt Joy (MDI) 1:30
4. Daniel Farrar (LINC)
160 C
1. Amos Corson (DEXT) 4-3
2. Andrew Pomeroy (FOXC)
3. Derek Conner (BUCK) 11-1
4. Mike Embry (TRAI)

171 A
1. Andy Semple (DEER) 6-2
2. Cody Myers (CONY)
3. Mike Taylor (MTAR) 7-1
4. James Best (NOBL)
171 B
1. Jacob Treadwell (WELL) 4-1
2. Tyler Child (MTNV)
3. Micah Wall (CARI) 6-1
4. Matt Creamer (CAMD)
171 C
1. Randy Briggs (FOXC) 11-5
2. Chris Archer (HERM)
3. Jake Walmer (WISC) 0:25
4. Randy Hall (DIRI)

189 A
1. Cory Smith (OXFO) 7-5
2. Jack McDonough (BONN)
3. Matt Littlefield (BREW) 12-11
4. Jesse Rayworth (NOBL)
189 B
1. Chris Smith (MTNV) 0:55
2. Ollie Bradeen (CAMD)
3. Barrett Hoskins (WINS) 2:35
4. Tristan Goewey (MCIN)
189 C
1. James McPhee (FOXC) 6-3
2. Adam Tweedie (BUCK)
3. Chris Vainio (PENO) Default
4. Cody Andrews (JOHN)

215 A
1. Nate Webster (MARS) 7-4
2. Tyler Robinson (CONY)
3. Saxton Lynch (NOBL) 3-1 OT
4. Joshua Avery (BONN)
215 B
1. Brendan Bradley (MTNV) 0:51
2. Eddie Baggs (WELL)
3. Gibby Bryant (CAMD) 0:40
4. Scott Clark (ERSK)
215 C
1. Josh Pelletier (FOXC) 6-0
2. Jake Sprinkle (LISB)
3. Chris Gray (BUCK) 6-2
4. Blake Woodruff (DEXT)

275 A
1. Jon Benson (BIDD) 3-2
2. Bryan Kraus (NOBL)
3. Tony Kostopoulos (WIND) 4-2
4. Justin Bowen (BREW)
275 B
1. David Smith (MTNV) 5-0
2. Dan Hatch (OLDT)
3. Steve Chadwick (LAKE) 2:47
4. Colby Sholler (WELL)
275 C
1. Pat Reardon (HERM) 2:23
2. Doug Dyer (PENO)
3. Tyler Porier (DEXT) 5:05
4. Elijah Trefts (LISB)

A
 1. Noble .......... 165.5
 2. Marshwood ...... 140.5
 3. Bonny Eagle ....  65.0
 4. Sanford ........  63.0
 5. Deering ........  61.5
 6. Mt Blue ........  56.0
 7. Biddeford ......  54.0
 8. Mt Ararat ......  52.5
 9. Skowhegan ......  51.5
10. Oxford Hills ...  36.0
11. Cony ...........  33.0
12. Gardiner .......  26.0
13. Brewer .........  24.5
14. Massabesic .....  21.0
15. Kennebunk ......  14.0
15. Morse ..........  14.0
15. Windham ........  14.0
18. Nokomis ........   3.0
B
 1. Mtn Valley ..... 164.5
 1. Camden Hills.... 164.5
 3. Belfast ........ 134.0
 4. Wells ..........  75.5
 5. Ellsworth ......  57.0
 6. Caribou ........  42.0
 7. Lake Region ....  41.0
 7. Lincoln Academy   41.0
 9. Winslow ........  36.0
10. Erskine ........  35.0
11. MCI ............  34.0
12. York ...........  28.5
13. Mt View ........  20.5
14. Fryeburg Academy  18.0
15. Old Town .......  16.0
16. MDI ............  15.0
17. Cape Elizabeth .   3.0
18. Falmouth .......   N/S
18. Oak Hill .......   N/S
C
 1. Foxcroft Academy . 183.0
 2. Dexter HS ........ 144.5
 3. Lisbon HS ........ 138.0
 4. Bucksport HS ..... 121.0
 5. Dirigo HS .....  .  68.0
 6. Penobscot Valley .  53.3
 7. Wiscasset HS .....  47.0
 8. Hermon HS ........  45.0
 9. Traip Academy ....  40.0
10. John Bapst HS ....  35.5
11. Monmouth Academy .  20.5
12. Fort Kent HS .....  11.0
13. Madawaska HS .....   9.0
14. Madison HS ........  9.0
15. George Stevens Acad  1.0
15. Hyde School .......  1.0
17. Calais HS ........   N/S
17. Hall-Dale HS .....   N/S
17. Woodland HS ......   N/S

Wrestlers of the Meet
A: Dylan Wentworth 
(Skowhegan)
B: Chris Smith 
(Mtn Valley)
C: Amos Corson 
(Dexter)

Kristen Jewett (Wiscasset) was 1st female to place at States (4th, 1999)
Kristi Pearse (Wiscasset) becomes 1st female to place 3rd at States 
Deanna Rix (Marshwood) becomes 1st female to place 2nd at States 

Wednesday, February 2, 2005

Wrestling with Title IX

By Shannon Blosser

For more than 30 years, Title IX of the Education Amendments has been heralded as the reason for the increase in the number of women’s athletic programs across the country and providing opportunities for women like Mia Hamm to compete on the college level.

While Title IX has provided more opportunities in athletics for women, it has done the opposite for men. A federal guideline intended to prevent discrimination among the sexes in education has done just the opposite in college athletics. Title IX requirements have been used to cut athletic opportunities for men, while at the same time increasing opportunities for women.

It has all been done because of proportionality – one aspect of a three-pronged test used by the Department of Education’s Office of Civil Rights to determine if a school is in compliance with Title IX regulations. The proportionality requirement states that a school’s ratio among male and female athletes must be similar to the ratio of male and female enrollment. For the other two prongs, a school may either demonstrate it has a “history and continuing practice” of expanding athletic programs to women or show that it has “fully and effectively” met the athletic interests and abilities of women. A school only has to satisfy one of three prongs to be considered in compliance.

The problem is, as Gerald Reynolds, assistant secretary for civil rights, wrote in 2003 in a “Further Clarification” of the OCR’s Title IX enforcement, the OCR let it be known it favored the “substantially proportionate” test as the only “safe harbor” standard to meet to avoid further OCR scrutiny.

Eric Pearson, executive director of the College Sports Council and Mike Moyer, executive director of the National Wrestling Coaches Association, have seen firsthand how college administrators used the proportionality test to cut men’s teams, such as track and field and wrestling.

The College Sports Council recently filed suit against the Government Accountability Office for what it believes were inaccuracies in a 2001 GAO report on Title IX. The lawsuit alleges that the report did not correctly account for decreases in men’s teams.

CAA statistics show that men’s cross country leads the list of most dropped programs in the last 15 years at 183. Indoor track (180), golf (178), tennis (171), rowing (132), outdoor track (126), swimming (125) and wrestling (121) are other men’s programs that have been cut mainly because of current Title IX enforcement, Pearson said.

“We do support Title IX,” Pearson said. “We think there is good reason to keep Title IX. It can continue to protect women. We want to change it so that it doesn’t harm men. Proportionality doesn’t help women.”

Pearson said in some cases men and women athletes train together. When a male sport is cut due to proportionality, the women’s program that complements the cut program is left without the training assistance.

“I’ve talked to women’s coaches and asked them what is important to them,” Pearson said. “What they care about is fair access to facilities and equivalent funding for their teams, travel budgets and recruiting budgets. “… In general, especially the women’s sports that have a male equivalent, they want to see some reasonable reform.”

Of the male sports that have been cut due to proportionality, it is wrestling that has received the largest attention. Pearson said that is because wrestlers and the wrestling community are the most organized. The NWCA has sued the Department of Education over Title IX enforcement, a case that is on appeal to the Supreme Court after lower courts dismissed the case saying the NWCA does not have standing.

Moyer says he understands proportionality is not the lone reason for the decline in wrestling program over the years, but it is a large factor. Though 19 wrestling programs have been added in the past five years, some schools will not add the sport because of large football rosters, Moyer said.

“As long as this quota system is in place, it’s a tall order,” Moyer said.

Marquette University, Moyer said, is the poster child for what he believes is wrong with Title IX implementation. The wrestling program was self-supporting for seven years, while the school would pay for incidental costs. The program was cut because Marquette did not meet the required quota.

“How did that decision benefit women?” Moyer asked. “It does everything that Title IX is supposed to prevent.”

In his 2003 “Clarification,” Reynolds wrote, “OCR hereby clarifies that nothing in Title IX requires the cutting or reduction of teams in order to demonstrate compliance with Title IX, and that the elimination of teams is a disfavored practice.”

For now, Pearson and Moyer said they will continue to fight for Title IX reform, the end of the proportionality requirement, and equal access for both genders.

“Our ultimate goal is to find a more faithful interpretation that helps women without hurting men,” Moyer said.

Shannon Blosser is a staff writer for the John W. Pope Center for Higher Education Policy in Chapel Hill.