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Hockey

  • Four members of the Waterloo Black Hawks helped the United States team win the World Junior A Challenge in Bonnyville, Alberta.

The American team, which included Black Hawks forwards Griffin Ness and Connor Caponi along with associated head coach Shane Fukushima and strength and conditioning coach/equipment manager Spenser Popinga, earned the goal medal Sunday by avenging an earlier defeat with a 2-0 shutout of Russia.

Ness had two goals in the tournament, including an overtime game-winner against Canada West, while Caponi had one assist. Matej Blumel, another Black Hawks standout, had two goals and four assists while playing for the Czech Republic.

Wrestling

  • University of Northern Iowa 174-pounder Taylor Lujan was named Big 12 Conference Wrestler of the Week Monday.

The eighth-ranked Lujan posted a 14-6 major decision over 14th-ranked Brandon Womack of Cornell Sunday. It was his seventh bonus-point victory of the season for the two-time NCAA qualifier from Carrollton, Georgia.

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