Faces in the Crowd: November 2, 2015
Caden, a 6-foot, 175-pound senior at Sacramento High, threw a 74-yard touchdown pass in a 63–0 win over Laguna Creek High to surpass 10,000 career yards. He is the sixth quarterback in state history to reach the milestone. At week's end, Caden had thrown for 10,721 yards (fifth all time in California) and 132 touchdowns (fourth) in 35 games.
Kaitlynn, a junior at Lake Travis High, fired a five-under 211 for a one-stroke victory at the AJGA Girls Championship at Furman Golf Club in Greenville, S.C. In June she won the inaugural Texas Golf Association women's stroke-play championship by six shots. A two-time Rolex Junior All-American, Kaitlynn led Lake Travis to the 6A state title last year.
Irwin, a junior at Oak Park and River Forest High, smashed the 2.88-mile course record at Camera Park in Glendale Heights with a 14:03.70 in the West Suburban Conference-Silver Championships. In September he opened his season by setting a course mark at the three-mile John Kurtz Early Bird Invitational at Fenton High (14:52.90).
Julia, a senior at Sheridan High, beat Grace Dereemer of Cheyenne Central High 6–0. 6–1 to become the first girl in the state to win four straight 4A championships. She ended her career with a 58–0 record. Julia, who is ranked 13th in her region, received the USTA's 2015 Intermountain Summer Sectional Sportsmanship award.
Snyder, a 19-year-old sophomore at Ohio State, beat reigning world champion Abdusalam Gadisov of Russia to win the 213-pound freestyle title in Las Vegas, becoming the youngest world champ in U.S. History. He won 5–5 by criteria, executing more two-point moves than Gadisov. Snyder was the NCAA runner-up at 197 pounds last year.
Ejore, a freshman at Monroe College, an NJCAA Division I program in the Bronx, won the Region XV championship at Sunken Meadow State Park in Kings Park, N.Y., in 19:26.80, her third course record this season. She also set course marks at the 5K NJIT Highlander meet (17:26.42) and at the 6K Cairn University Highlander Invitational (21:11.17).