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FACES IN THE CROWD

RYAN BUDZEK

• Wrestling

• Point Pleasant Boro, N.J.

Budzek, a senior at The College of New Jersey in Ewing Township, beat Greg Warner of York College 4--2 to claim the D-III title at 149 pounds. He is the first unranked wrestler to win a D-III championship since 2016. An All-American, Budzek finished his career with an 84--20 record.

GEORGIA WRIGHT

• Swimming

• Doncaster, England

Wright, a junior at West Chester (Pa.) University, won three events at the Division II championships: the 500-yard freestyle (4:48.33), the 1,000 free (a D-II record 9:45.86) and the 1,650 free (16:20.5). She has seven career titles, including three straight in the 1,650 freestyle.

CHRISHON DIXON

• Basketball

• Billings, Mont.

Chrishon, a 6-foot senior guard at Billings Central Catholic High, scored 21 points to lead the Rams to a 62--44 victory over Hardin and the state Class A title. The three-time all-state guard averaged 11.0 points and 5.3 assists this season. Chrishon will play at Montana State--Billings.

FRANK GRAMAROSSO

• Track and Field

• Naperville, Ill.

Gramarosso, 65, the men's track and cross-country coach at North Central College, led the indoor track squad to the Division III title. In nine years he has won five national championships and 13 conference titles and been named national coach of the year five times.

TANNER KARTY

• Hockey

• Oklahoma City

Karty, a senior forward at Wisconsin--Stevens Point, was named the D-III tournament's Most Outstanding Player after leading the Pointers to the first unbeaten season (26-0-2) for a D-III champ. He led the team with 37 points and scored seven game-winners, most in the nation.

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