Ironman Update: Wynn extends lead after sumo event
By Matthew Spiers
June 8, 2001

Hokie tight end Browning Wynn extended his lead slightly over second-place Steve DeMasi by taking first place in the sumo wrestling event of this summer's Ironman Competition.

Wynn took first place in his division, which consists of tight ends, linebackers, defensive ends and fullbacks, to garner another 10 points, pushing his overall total to 29 after three events. However, Steve DeMasi stayed within striking distance of the overall individual title by taking second place among the linemen and collecting nine points of his own. Luke Owens won the lineman division and Deon Provitt prevailed in the skill players division, both earning 10 points.

Following Wynn in the mid-range division of the sumo event were Jim Davis at second and Jared Mazzetta in third. Thenus Franklin came in third behind Owens and DeMasi in the lineman division. Doug Easlick took second and Ernest Wilford claimed third in the skill division.

The overall standings now have Wynn ahead with 29 points, but DeMasi is still close behind with 24 points. Deon Provitt and Vegas Robinson are tied for third with 20 points, and Lee Suggs rounds out the top five with 19 points.

The competition will resume next week with the tug-of-war team competition. The individual contest resumes in two weeks with the Tire Flip event.