GODFREY TO WRESTLE FOR GRECO FIFTH PLACE

June 20, 2002 12:00 am

BUTTE, Mont. — Michael Godfrey of La Grande will wrestle today for fifth place in Greco Roman wrestling at the Western Regional Youth Wrestling Championships.

Godfrey, 14, won his first two matches in the 140-pound schoolboy class Wednesday against wrestlers from Utah and Washington, then lost his next two to wrestlers from California and Oregon. Godfrey had 18 wrestlers in his bracket.

John Tuck of Island City went 2-2 in the largest bracket, the 90-pound novice division. Tuck, 11, did not place.

Andy Godfrey, 11, will join his older brother and Tuck Friday and Saturday in freestyle competition.

Western Regionals is billed as the largest youth wrestling tournament in the world, with about 2,300 wrestlers.