McCain, 20, led the University of Texas to the AAU Collegiate Power Lifting Championships in Pensacola, Fla., setting three collegiate records in the 220-pound division—for deadlift (771 pounds), squat (683) and total pounds (1,867).
Ellingson, a freshman, led San Jose State to its fifth consecutive intercollegiate women's fencing title. A first-team All-America, she defeated Elka Kristo-Nagy of Barnard College 5-1 in a fence-off to win the individual championship.
Kermit, 9, rolled a 609 series (190-201-218), the highest score in the 11-and-under division of the AJBC this year and a state bantam record. The third-grader, who has been bowling for more than half his life, rolled a 585 series the next week.
EARL, MERL and VERL SEGER
Earl, Merl and Verl, identical triplets, led Ulysses High to the Kansas wrestling championship, the first state title in any sport in the school's history. The three seniors had a combined record of 93-5-1 this season, with 36 pins. Earl, who was 32-1-1, won the state championship at 138 pounds. Merl, who was Kansas' 155-pound champ in 1978, finished second at 167 pounds, losing his only match of the season in the state finals after winning the sub-state and regional championships. Verl, the only one of the triplets to wrestle at their natural weight of 155 pounds, was state runner-up and went 31-3-0 for the year. The three lost only one match in dual meets. The Segers will wrestle together again next year at Ricks Junior College in Rexburg, Idaho.