When Duke beat Wisconsin, 68-63 to win the NCAA Men’s National Championship, 12 year old Sam Holtz became a winner too. Holtz, a 6th grader from Lake Zurich, Illinois, won the top spot in ESPN’s bracket contest.
The United States' cheese championships were held in Green Bay, Wisconsin, and it was a local cheese made in Thorp, Wisconsin that won first place. Merieke Pentermand, of Holland’s Family Cheese, won the top prize with Marieke Mature Gouda. More than 1,700 cheeses were entered for the cheese championship with everything from Gouda, to pepper-flavored to smoked cheeses.