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The Honolulu Advertiser
Posted on: Thursday, April 29, 2010

Lee captures U.S. Open wrestling title

Advertiser Staff

Moanalua High School graduate Stephany Lee won her first U.S. Open wrestling title by upsetting World Champion Iris Smith in the 158-pound final Saturday at Cleveland State's Wolstein Center.

Lee earned a decision over the top-ranked Smith, by scores of 1-0, 5-0. Smith was seeking her fifth Open title.

There were 21 champions crowned in Cleveland, seven each in freestyle, Greco-Roman and women's freestyle.

U.S. Open champions in freestyle and women's freestyle advance to the finals of the World Team Trials in Iowa.

Lee's Sunkist Kids won the women's team title.



Both the Brigham Young-Hawai'i and Hawai'i Pacific men's and women's tennis teams will host next week's NCAA West Regional.

In the men's draw, HPU (18-2) will host Sonoma State (7-10) and BYUH (19-3) will host UC San Diego. Both matches are scheduled for Thursday.

Winners will advance to the finals in Altamonte Springs, Fla., scheduled for May 12 to 15.

In the women's bracket, BYUH (28-0) hosts Cal State Stanislaus (8-5) and HPU (18-4) hosts UC San Diego (13-7). Both matches are on Thursday.

Winners will advance to the finals in Florida, also scheduled for May 12 to 15.



Members of the 1980 U.S. Women's Olympic Volleyball team will be on Kaua'i from May 24 to 31 to celebrate their 30th reunion.

The U.S. team was ranked third in the world leading up to the 1980 Moscow Games, which were ultimately boycotted.

The week will include an Olympian's Volleyball Clinic for coaches and players, from Kaua'i volleyball clubs only, at Island School May 27. The clinic is looking for sponsors (cash and in-kind gifts) for club players, who are being charged $25.

Olympians expected include Sue Woodstra, currently the coach at Humboldt State, Debbie Landreth Brown (Notre Dame coach), Laurie Flachmeier Corbelli (Texas A&M coach), Diane McCormick French and Laurel Brassey Iversen, who lives on Kaua'i. All are U.S. Congressional Gold Medal recipients.

Contact Iversen (808-647-7980 or liversen@hawaii.rr.com) for more information.