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Faces in the Crowd
July 13, 1998
Ross Coleman, Molalla, Ore.RodeoColeman, a freshman at UNLV, won the all-around cowboy title at the national collegiate rodeo by finishing second in bareback bronc and bull riding. Last year's high school all-around champion, he won five bareback bronc, two saddle bronc, one bull riding and five men's all-around competitions this year.
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July 13, 1998

Faces In The Crowd

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Ross Coleman, Molalla, Ore.
Rodeo
Coleman, a freshman at UNLV, won the all-around cowboy title at the national collegiate rodeo by finishing second in bareback bronc and bull riding. Last year's high school all-around champion, he won five bareback bronc, two saddle bronc, one bull riding and five men's all-around competitions this year.

Derek Hartmann, Homewood, Ill.
Gymnastics
Derek, a senior at Homewood-Flossmoor Community High, successfully defended his state boys' all-around crown, tying for first on the pommel horse and on the rings and taking second on the horizontal bar. The national scholastic champion on the rings, he will compete in college at Illinois.

Veronica Simmons, Brooklyn
Boxing
Simmons, 29, a corrections officer, won her second consecutive women's amateur light heavyweight (178 pounds) championship, stopping Adriana Smith of San Bernardino, Calif., in the first round. In April she won her third straight New York City Golden Gloves title, this time as a heavyweight.

Chad Etheridge, Old Hickory, Tenn.
Powerlifting
Chad, 15, competing in the 220-pound division of the 13-15 age group, broke all four of his American Powerlifting Federation and World Powerlifting Congress records at the APF teen nationals. He bench-pressed 167.5 kg, squatted 287.5 and deadlifted 215 for a record total of 670.

Spencer Wright, San Diego
Lacrosse
Spencer, a senior midfielder at Serra High, led the Conquistadors to their first state championship, scoring three goals in a 16-5 defeat of Berkeley High. A national high school All-America, he led the 17-0 Conquistadors with 45 goals and 34 assists. He will play at Syracuse next year.

Dave Cooper, Parma, Ohio
Track and Field
Cooper, a senior at Mount Union College in Alliance, Ohio, won the 5,000 and the 10,000 meters at the NCAA Division III outdoor meet for the second year in a row. A 12-time All-America, he won seven individual Division III tides in both indoor and outdoor competitions.

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