Briefs: Local Sports December 16, 2008
• Mesa State College kicker Jared Keating is one of three RMAC players selected to play in the Valero Cactus Bowl, it was officially announced.
Fort Lewis linebacker Mark Meng and Western New Mexico wide receiver John Means joins Keating for the Division II All-Star game for seniors on Jan. 9 in Kingsville, Texas. Keating told the Sentinel he received an invitation early last week.
There have been over 100 players drafted into the NFL who played in the Cactus Bowl.
• Four Little Warriors wrestlers took first place in their divisions at Saturday’s Palisade Little Dawgs tournament.
Weston Holdren (8-and-under), Derek Rubalcaba (10-and-under), Bradley Baker (12-and-under) and Jacob Rubalcaba (12-and-under) all won their weight divisions.
• Jeremy Abbott became the first U.S. male to win the ISU Grand Prix Final title as he skating a flawless final performance in Korea.
Abbot was second after the free skate but took first in the freestyle. His combined score was a Grand Prix-record 237.72 points.
Abbott, who grew up in Aspen, lives and trains in Colorado Springs. His father Danny lives in Grand Junction.