Brown, a senior sociology major and wrestler at Portland State, beat 1993 champion Jim Gale of Mankato State 3-1 for the Division II 150-pound title. Brown, who won his first national crown, at 126 pounds, in 1987, had not wrestled in three years before returning to school last September.
EAST GRAND FORKS, MINN.
Mack, a senior hockey forward and communications major at Bemidji State, scored on a wraparound shot at 15:48 of overtime to give the Beavers a 2-1 victory over top-ranked Alabama-Huntsville in the decisive minigame of the Division II title match.
Cindy, a 5'9" senior guard, scored 32 points to lead the Lawrence High girls' basketball team to a 56-53 win over Portland High and its fourth consecutive Class A state crown. In four years on the Bulldog varsity she scored 2,596 points, a state high school record, as Lawrence High won 84 of 88 games.
Guardado, 20, successfully defended his U.S. Amateur Boxing 106-pound title by beating Eric Morel, 18, of Madison, Wis., 27-12. Guardado, a sophomore at Washburn University, won the bronze medal at the 1993 world championships, losing to the eventual champion, Nshan Munchian of Armenia.
DENHAM SPRINGS, LA.
Dew, 31, filling in for her husband, Page, who had a back injury, bowled a nine-game scratch series of 2,051 to win the Baton Rouge Bowling Association men's championship. Three weeks later she won the Baton Rouge Women's Bowling Association crown with a nine-game series of 1,771.
Persons, 24, won the giant slalom at the inaugural U.S. snowboarding championships. His combined two-run time of 2:13.61 was more than two seconds faster than that of Tom Tuttle of Mammoth Lakes, Calif. Persons is the stepbrother of Olympic downhill gold medalist Tommy Moe.