Rebecca Joubert, 20, took the 132-pound class at the Chattanooga Open power-lifting meet with a bench press of 135 pounds, a squat lift of 225 and a dead-lift of 300. She is the first female to win a Tennessee weight-lifting event against male competition.
Gap Bova, 44, of Honolulu, won his third open singles cribbage championship, taking 20 of 23 games in the Hawaii state tournament in Lihue, Kauai. Bova teamed with George Carter of Honolulu to win the doubles title by defeating 20 of 28 opponents.
Tracy Rietzke, a senior at Kansas Wesleyan, is the NAIA field-goal percentage leader, shooting .795 through 20 games. The 6'2" guard, who is averaging 20.4 points, has paced the Coyotes to an 18-2 record and the Kansas Collegiate Athletic Conference title.
Albert Loeffler, 60, the soccer coach at Staples High in West-port, Conn. for 24 years, was honored as High School Coach of the Year by the National Soccer Coaches Association. His Wreckers have won seven state titles and have a 230-25-29 record.
February 23, 1976
Ann Emmenecker, an Ohio State senior, set an AIAW 50-yard freestyle record of 24.39 in a meet with the University of Cincinnati, clipping .17 seconds from the old mark. She qualified for the national AIAW meet in the 100 freestyle with a time of 54.1.
Ed Gayeski, 57, basketball coach for 24 years at Northwest Area High School in Shickshinny, Pa., won his 500th game, 61-59 in overtime against Shamokin High. The Rangers won 47 Susquehanna Valley League games in a row and reached the 1975 state playoffs.