Rashiem Jefferson, PHILADELPHIA
Jefferson, 19, won his third consecutive title at the National Golden Glove Championships, in Denver. Fighting in the 119-pound class, he earned a decision over Torrence Daniels, who had beaten him earlier in the year at the U.S. Challenge.
Ruth Nortje, WHITE HOUSE STATION, N.J.
Nortje, 35, won all eight events she entered at the U.S. Sprint Nationals in Gainesville, Ga. She took individual titles in the 200-, 500-and 1,000-meter races; she also won three two-person races with partner Kathy Colin, and two four-person races.
Jeremy Frye, PALESTINE, TEXAS
Jeremy, 17, set an American Junior Golf Association record for low score in a 54-hole tournament when he shot 19 under par to win the Abilene Reporter-News Junior at the Abilene Country Club. He shot 66-64-64 at the par-71 course.
David Cappuccio, ROCHESTER, N.Y.
David, 15, won the Golden Glove for best goalie as he led the Junior Rhinos to an under-15 title at the U.S. Youth Soccer National Championships. With less than a minute left in the finals he stopped a penalty kick to preserve a 1-0 victory over the Aiken ( S.C.) Fire.
Jared Swopshire, O'FALLON, MO.
Jared, 12, was named most outstanding player for the sixth-to-eighth-grade NCAA division at the Five-Star Junior Basketball Camp in Naperville, Ill. He averaged 21 points despite playing only three quarters per game.
Jessica Peterson, CULVER CITY, CALIF.
Peterson, 20, won the recurve bow title at USA Archery's National Target Championships in Canton, Mich. A junior at USC, she hit all 288 targets and landed 91 shots in the 10 ring. Peterson also took second this summer at the U.S. Open.
Dan Nicholson, RICHMOND
Nicholson, 31, set two world records for the CP3 division (a classification for cerebral palsy that denotes its degree of severity, CP4 being the mildest) at the International Paralympic Committee's Cycling World Championships in Altenstadt, Germany.