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"ö At Minnesota State University Moorhead last weekend, Caleb Rutner of the Winnipeg Wrestling Club continued his undefeated run by winning the gold medal in a state qualifying tournament in folkstyle (collegiate) wrestling. Rutner, 15, won the cadet (ages 15-16) division's 135-140-pound weight grouping. It was Rutner's 18th straight win and 18th straight pin so far this year and he has not yet allowed a point to be scored on him. In 2009, Rutner had 73 wins and only one loss in the USA regional championships.

Also last weekend in Edmonton, five Manitoba wrestlers competed in the Golden Bear Classic high school meet at the University of Alberta. Gordon McNabb of the Niverville/T4 clubs earned gold in the boys' 69-kg division while Samara Funk of Niverville took silver in the girls' 56-kg division. Niverville's Corey Taylor was eighth in the boys' 63-kg division.

West Kildonan Collegiate's Amber Philipchuk placed seventh in the girls' 65-kg division with Caroline Tess placing seventh in the girls' 70-kg division.

"ö Kevin Geyson of Winnipeg's Pan Am Diving Club placed third in the men's open platform final event at the 2010 Winter Senior Nationals diving championships in Toronto last weekend.

Lauren Penko, also of Pan Am, placed seventh in the women's open platform finals.

"ö Scott Glennie of Winnipeg has been named the Tip Top Tailors Wheat King player of the month for January as the 18-year-old led all Wheat Kings scorers in that month with eight goals and 19 points.

Glennie, who was chosen in the first round and eighth overall in the 2009 NHL entry draft by the Dallas Stars, is tied for 18th in Western Hockey League scoring race with 22 goals and 60 points in 49 games.

The 36-16-0-3 Wheat Kings have won five straight games and are battling the Saskatoon Blades for first in the Eastern Conference.

"ö Jasmine Stromberg of the Oak Park Raiders and Katlyn Bodnarchuk of the St. John's Ravenscourt Eagles have been selected as the players of the week in the Winnipeg Women's High School Hockey League.

In the Winnipeg Free Press first division, Stromberg recorded a pair of assists to help lead her team to a 4-1 win over the St. Mary's Flames.

In the CTV second division, Bodnarchuk scored two goals and added a pair of assists to lead the Eagles in a 8-0 victory over the St. James Blues.

"ö David Snider of Winnipeg placed third in the 2010 Yonex Canadian National Badminton Championships last weekend at the Winnipeg Winter Club.

Snider lost in the men's singles semifinals 21-19, 21-17 to eventual champion Alex Pang, the 2009 under-23 national champion. Snider, the tournament's top seed, earned a victory over second seed Stephan Wojcikiewicz.

Republished from the Winnipeg Free Press print edition February 2, 2010 B9

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