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ROBERT ERVIN

• Wrestling

• Morganfield, Ky.

Ervin, 54, the wrestling coach at Union County High, led the Braves to an unprecedented fourth straight KHSAA championship. His twin sons, juniors Matthias and Michael, took titles as well. Ervin competed for Southern Illinois--Edwardsville during its 1985--86 national championship season.

BEBE WANG

• Swimming

• Naperville, Ill.

Wang, a junior at Denison in Granville, Ohio, won the Division III championship in the 200-yard individual medley (1:47.02), and swam legs on the title-winning 800 (6:33.89) and 400 free (2:57.52) relays. The Big Red took the D-III crown for the second year in a row. Wang is an 11-time All-America.

JETT KINDER

• Track and Field

• Brentwood, Tenn.

Jett, a junior at Brentwood High, won the pentathlon at the New Balance Nationals Indoor with a score of 3,673 points. The son of 1988 Olympic decathlete Gary Kinder, Jett also finished first in the decathlon, long jump and triple jump at the Division I Large School state championship.

AMMAR HASSAN

• Diving

• 6th of October, Egypt

Hassan, a sophomore at Colorado Mesa, in Grand Junction, defended his Division II championships in the one- and three-meters, and repeated as D-II diver of the year. He competed for Egypt at the 2017 world championships, finishing 45th in the one-meter and 46th in the three.

ALLEIDA MARTINEZ

• Wrestling

• Selma, Calif.

Martinez, a freshman at Menlo College in Atherton, Calif., defeated Campbellsville's McKayla Campbell to win the 109-pound WCWA national title, leading the Oaks to the championship. A month later she won the NAIA title and earned All-America honors.

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