MARQUETTE - A pair of U.S. Olympic Education Center student-athletes were in the news during the past week.
Nowry in SI
Greco-Roman wrestler Max Nowry will be listed in the "Faces in the Crowd" feature in the Nov. 5 issue of Sports Illustrated.
Nowry was recognized for winning at the World University Championships held in Finland during early October, defeating all three of his opponents with losing a period.
The Northern Michigan University junior, who placed second at the Olympic Team Trials earlier this year, was also named to the dean's list last semester with a 3.61 grade-point average.
"I've been working hard in the classroom and on the wrestling mat," Nowry said. "Each win gets me closer to my goal of making the Olympic team.
"I'd like to thank coach (Rob) Hermann and my professors for all their help along the way, as well as the New York Athletic Club for their support."
"Faces in the Crowd" has been a part of Sports Illustrated since 1956. The Nov. 5 edition was scheduled to reach newsstands and subscribers' mailboxes this past week.
Carlson off to Israel
Weightlifter Breanne Carlson will compete in the 58-kilogram (128-pound) weight division at the World University Championships in Eilat, Israel, starting Wednesday.
Carlson qualified in March by finishing second at the National University Weightlifting Championships held in Shreveport, La.
"It is an honor to be able to compete in this event," USOEC resident head coach Vance Newgard said. "The quality of athletes attending the championships is impressive. She will face some tough competition."
Carlson discovered Olympic-style lifting four years ago.
Carlson recently earned her master's degree in exercise science from NMU and continues to lift with the USOEC club team.