Wynn takes command of Ironman competition
By Jimmy Robertson
June 18, 2001

Tech tight end Browning Wynn extended his lead in the annual Ironman competition after winning the tire flip event held last week at Rector Fieldhouse. Wynn finished first among the tight ends, defensive ends, linebacker and fullbacks group, flipping the 250-pound tractor tire 50 yards in a time of 47.56 seconds. By winning, Wynn earned another 10 points towards his overall score and now stands alone on the leaderboard with 39 points after four events.

Defensive end Nathaniel Adibi finished second in the tight ends, defensive ends, linebacker and fullbacks group, flipping the tire in 47.62 seconds. Linebacker Jake Houseright finished third (51.24 seconds). Wynn leads this group, followed by tight end Bob Slowikowski (27) and Adibi (23).

In the skill players group, receiver Ernest Wilford led the way, flipping the tire 40 yards (skill players did not have to flip it as far) in a time of 37.61 seconds. Whip linebacker Deon Provitt finished second in a time of 38.47 seconds, while rover Kevin McCadam came in third with a time of 38.99. Provitt leads the group with 29 points, followed by tailback Lee Suggs (26) and McCadam (23).

Defensive tackle Chad Beasley led the way among the linemen, flipping the tire 60 yards in a time of 58.02 seconds. Tackle Matt Wincek finished second (60.64), with guard John Werner finishing third (1:05.68). Beasley leads this group with 28 points, followed by center Steve DeMasi (27 points) and Wincek (24).

Overall, Wynn leads the competition with 39 points. Provitt is second with 29 points and Beasley is third with 28. Slowikowski and DeMasi each have 27, with two more events left.