Ben Simmons | Melbourne, Australia | Basketball
Ben, a 6'9" senior power forward at Montverde (Fla.) Academy, averaged 28.0 points, 11.9 rebounds and 4.0 assists to lead the Eagles to a 28--1 record. He was named the Naismith Trophy boys' player of the year and received the Morgan Wootten Award, given to the top McDonald's All-American. Ben will play at LSU.
Madison Bear | Portage, Wis. | Curling
Madison, a senior skip at Portage High, led her rink (four-person team) to an 8--4 victory over Poynette High to become the first girl to win three Wisconsin titles. In January her rink came in second at junior nationals in Devils Lake, N.D. Madison is a three-time champ of the Tietge Junior Bonspiel, the sport's oldest high school tournament.
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Sam Moelis | Hewlett, N.Y. | Fencing
Sam, a junior at Lynbrook High and the No. 1--ranked cadet (17-and-under) and junior (20-and-under) foil in the U.S., beat two-time junior world team medalist Nobuo Bravo (San Francisco) 15--14 in Reno to win the Division I title. Sam will compete at junior worlds in Tashkent, Uzbekistan, next month for both the cadet and junior teams.
Jeanette Cudney | Cazenovia, N.Y. | Snowshoeing
Cudney, a freshman at Le Moyne College in Syracuse, won the junior world 5K championship in 30:10 in Quebec City in January. Last month she took her second straight junior national title, in Eau Claire, Wis., in 24:00. Cudney also runs cross-country and track at Division II Le Moyne and earned All-Academic honors last fall.
Jason Arthur | Teaneck, N.J. | Swimming
Jason, a junior at Teaneck High, won the 200-yard individual medley state title in a Meet of Champions record time of 1:49.16, beating the previous mark by 1.27. He also finished second in the 100 back (50.14). Jason led the Highwaymen to a 13--4 record and was named the Bergen Record's North Jersey boys' swimmer of the year.
Emily Webster | Sedalia, Mo. | Wrestling
Webster, a senior at Oklahoma City University, defeated Marina Doi of King University (Bristol, Tenn.) by technical fall 10--0 to earn her fourth 101-pound Women's College Wrestling Association title and finish her college career 118--0. Webster is also a three-time junior freestyle and a two-time junior folkstyle champion.
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