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GILBERT, ARIZ. > Waterskiing
Erika, a sophomore at Mesquite High, broke her own national record with 8,990 points to win the tricks category at the Junior U.S. Open, held at Mystic Lakes in Maize, Kans. She also placed second in jumping and fourth in slalom to win the girls' overall title. Erika, who is ranked No. 1 in the world in tricks for ages 17 and under, is the youngest member of the U.S. Elite team.
MIDLOTHIAN, VA. > Baseball
Lowery, a senior catcher at James Madison, received the Johnny Bench catcher of the year award, leading the nation in runs (80), RBIs (91) and total bases (200) and finishing second in slugging percentage (.797) and home runs (24). A fourth-round pick of the Indians last month, Lowery powered the Dukes to the CAA regular-season and tournament championship titles.
Kody Engle and Winn Ratliff
STEPHENVILLE, TEXAS, AND LEESVILLE, LA. > Rodeo
Engle, a recent graduate of Tarleton State, won in breakaway roping and placed 40th in goat tying to win the women's all-around title at the College National Finals Rodeo in Casper, Wyo. Ratliff, a senior at McNeese State, placed fourth in bareback riding and fifth in bull riding to win the men's all-around.
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