Faces in the Crowd: August 11, 2014

Wednesday August 13th, 2014
<div class="thumb sm">[image:6526211]</div> <div class="title-wrap"> <div class="title cap"> <span class="number">1</span>Beau Breske</div> </div> <div class="subtitle">Hartford, Wis. &gt; Wrestling</div> <div class="blurb">Beau, a rising junior at Hartford High, won his third national title of the year, the 170-pound freestyle championship, 9-6 over Kamal Bey of Illinois at cadet nationals in Fargo, N.D., for a Triple Crown. He beat Kamal for the Greco-Roman title four days earlier, and in April, Beau won the folkstyle title. He also won his second straight Div. 1 state title this year.</div>
<div class="thumb sm">[image:6526221]</div> <div class="title-wrap"> <div class="title cap">Katerina Stewart</div> </div> <div class="subtitle">Miami &gt; Tennis</div> <div class="blurb">Katerina, a junior at Florida Virtual School, won the 18-and-under title at clay court nationals in Memphis, beating Kennedy Shaffer of Rossford, Ohio, 6-1, 6-3 to earn a wild card in the U.S. Open junior championships. Last year’s girls’ 16-and-under hard-court national champ, Katerina’s win extended her streak to 34 straight matches at pro and junior events.</div>
<div class="thumb sm">[image:6526216]</div> <div class="title-wrap"> <div class="title cap">Evan Russell</div> </div> <div class="subtitle">Grantham, N.H. &gt; Golf</div> <div class="blurb">Russell, a junior at the University of Hartford, won the Vermont Amateur for the second straight year, beating out the runner-up on the fifth playoff hole. Four days later he qualified for a return trip to the U.S. Amateur. Russell finished the season with a school-record 70.56 stroke average and was named the America Sky Conference men’s golfer of the year.</div>
<div class="thumb sm">[image:6526231]</div> <div class="title-wrap"> <div class="title cap">Micaa' Thomas</div> </div> <div class="subtitle">Bowie, Md. &gt; Golf</div> <div class="blurb">Micaa’, a rising senior at Archbishop Spalding High in Severn and a member of The First Tee of Greater Washington, D.C., shot a three-day 232 to win the 16-and-under AAU Junior Olympic championship at Tustin Ranch Golf Club in California by six strokes. In April she led Spalding’s first-ever girls’ golf team to the IAAM Conference A crown.</div>
<div class="thumb sm">[image:6526226]</div> <div class="title-wrap"> <div class="title cap">Matt Kuhar</div> </div> <div class="subtitle">Smithfield, R.I. &gt; Tennis</div> <div class="blurb">Kuhar, who will be a freshman at Bryant University in the fall, won the boys’ title at the inaugural New Balance national high school championships in Cambridge, Mass., defeating Max Cancilla of Huntington Beach, Calif., 7-5, 4-6, 6-3. A three-time state singles champ at Smithfield High, Kuhar had an 83-1 high school career record.</div>
<div class="thumb sm">[image:6526236]</div> <div class="title-wrap"> <div class="title cap">Talia Grossman</div> </div> <div class="subtitle">Palo Alto, Calif.</div> <div class="blurb">Talia, a rising seventh-grader at the Menlo School, batted .515 to lead her Little League team to first place in the Palo Alto National League this season and became the first girl to play in three straight District 52 all-star tournaments. A switch-hitter, she hit homers left- and righthanded in consecutive at bats in April for her middle school team.</div> <div class="blurb"> </div> <div class="blurb"><em style="line-height: 22px; background-color: rgb(255, 255, 255);">To nominate an individual for an upcoming edition of Faces in the Crowd, please email editor <a href="mailto:faces@simail.com">Alexandra Fenwick</a> with a name, age, gender, hometown, sport, school and all relevant contact information, as well as a short summary of the athlete’s recent accomplishments.</em></div>
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