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Burleson earns academic honor

Wednesday, June 16, 2004 | 12:00 a.m. CDT; updated 8:46 a.m. CDT, Friday, July 18, 2008

Missouri wrestler Kenny Burleson was named to the CoSIDA Academic All-America Men’s At-Large University Division third team Tuesday.

Burleson, who graduated in May, is the first MU wrestler selected as an Academic All-American since 1993. He was also named to the Academic All-District VII Men’s At-Large University Division team. He earned seventh place at the NCAA Division I Wrestling Championships at 157 pounds.

MU TRACK AND FIELD: Christian Cantwell, a former Tiger athlete, will compete in two shot put events this weekend, traveling more than 2,100 miles to do so.

Cantwell will throw Friday in the U.S. Olympic Committee’s Games in Atlanta and will fly to Eugene, Ore., for Saturday’s Nike Prefontaine Classic.

His throw of 73 feet, 11 ½ inches June 5 at the adidas Track Classic in Gresham, Ore., leads the world this season.

He also will compete in Olympic Trials, which start July 9 in Sacramento, Calif.

YOUTH SOCCER: The Columbia Tornadoes, an Under-10 boys’ team, will hold tryouts for 2004-05 season 6-8 p.m. Saturday and 6-8:30 p.m. June 24 at the Columbia Catholic School gymnasium. Players must have been born on or after Aug. 1, 1993.

The Columbia Pride Soccer Club will hold tryouts for its five boys’ teams this weekend at Pride Park. The schedule is: Under-9: 9-10:30 a.m. Saturday and noon-1:30 p.m. Sunday; Under-10: 11-12:30 p.m. Saturday and noon-1 p.m. Sunday; Under-11: 1-2:30 p.m. Saturday and 2-3:30 p.m. Sunday; Under-12: 3-4:30 p.m. Saturday and 2-3:30 p.m. Sunday; Under-13 and Under-14: 5-6:30 p.m. Saturday and 4-5:30 p.m. Sunday.

YOUTH BASKETBALL: Mid America Youth Basketball will host its tournament for fourth through 12th graders July 30-Aug. 1 in Springfield, Mo.  Five games are guaranteed for each team. Call the national office at 316-284-0354, the local director at 417-883-5946 or e-mail mayb@mayb.com for information.

HIGH SCHOOL RODEO: The Missouri High School Rodeo Association will hold its state championships Thursday to Saturday at the Boone County Fairgrounds. More than 100 athletes will compete in the event, which starts at 7 each night. The top four athletes will advance to the national finals. Tickets are $5, and it’s free for children 5 and younger.


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