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Faces in the Crowd
September 21, 1998
Ryan Zinn, Columbus, Ohio Track and FieldZinn, 25, a heart transplant recipient, was named outstanding male athlete at the U.S. Transplant Games after sprinting to three gold medals in the men's 18-25 age group. He won the 100 and the 200 meters, and was a member of the victorious 4 x 400 relay team.
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September 21, 1998

Faces In The Crowd

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Ryan Zinn, Columbus, Ohio
Track and Field
Zinn, 25, a heart transplant recipient, was named outstanding male athlete at the U.S. Transplant Games after sprinting to three gold medals in the men's 18-25 age group. He won the 100 and the 200 meters, and was a member of the victorious 4 x 400 relay team.

Jennifer Diaz, Kendall, Fla.
Softball
Jennifer, 14, threw four shutouts and a perfect game to lead the Miami Stingrays to the International Softball Association 14-and-under national championship. She then pitched four more shutouts to carry the Stingrays to the National Softball Association World Series title.

Zach Roberson, Overland Park, Kans.
Wrestling
Zach, 17, won the freestyle championship in the 114.5-pound class at the junior nationals by a score of 8-5 over T.J. Hill, 18, of Farmington, Mo. Zach is also a three-time state high school titlist, at 103, 112 and 119 pounds, for Blue Valley Northwest High.

Jimmy Siemers, Round Rock, Texas
Waterskiing
Jimmy, 16, won the tricks, jumping and overall competitions in the boys' 17-and-under division at the junior world championships while leading the U.S. to a second-place finish. Earlier this summer, he won the same events at the nationals while competing in the boys' 14-17 age group.

Matt Christensen, Fresno, Calif.
Golf
Christensen, 21, sank a birdie putt on the first playoff hole to win the Northern California Golf Association Amateur Championship, defeating Ray Otis, 21, of San Jose. Christensen, who is also the association's public links champ, birdied three of the last five holes to force the playoff.

Jonathan Spiker, Honolulu
Judo
Jonathan, 13, competing in the 110-pound weight division, won the boys' 13-14 age-group title at the U.S. Judo Association's junior national championships. He also won weight-class national crowns in his age group at the Junior Olympics and the U.S. Judo Federation's junior nationals.

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