Routt County college athlete update, Dec. 17
Treyben Letlow, football
2011 graduate of Hayden High School, redshirt junior at CSU-Pueblo
Letlow’s season with the Thunderwolves just keeps going. He’s played in 13 of the team’s 14 games this season as a tight end. The squad plays one more time this season, on Saturday, and it’s a big one. The team, 13-1, beat West Georgia last week, 10-7, to advance to the NCAA Division II Championship in Kansas City and against Minnesota State-Mankato. The game will air on ESPN 2 at 2 p.m. Saturday.
Skylar Kauf, football
2013 graduate of Steamboat Springs High School, sophomore at University of Mount Union
Kauf and the Raiders will play for the NCAA Division III National Championship at 7 p.m. Friday in Salem, Virginia, against University of Wisconsin-Whitewater. The team, 14-0, is coming off a 70-21 thrashing of Wesley College in the national semifinal. Kauf, a wide receiver, has seen action in several games this season. The game will be televised on ESPNU.
Austin Hinder, football
2010 graduate of Steamboat Springs High School, redshirt senior at University of California
Hinder and the Bears celebrated Senior Day in Berkeley, California, on Nov. 29 with a 42-35 win against Brigham Young University. Hinder, who helped lead the Sailors to the Class 4A state championship game in 2009, saw action in one game this season at quarterback, completing one pass on three attempts for 11 yards against Sacramento State.
Jake Miller, basketball
2012 graduate of Steamboat Springs High School, junior at Nebraska Wesleyan University
Miller is averaging 5.4 points per game in an average of 10 minutes of playing time per game. He hit a season high in scoring with 14 points in a game last month against Crown College and has scored in every game since. He’s also averaged more than two rebounds a game and grabbed as many as four in a game. His team is 2-7 this season.
Lauryn Bruggink, wrestling
2012 graduate of Soroco High School, junior at Wayland Baptist University
Wrestling at 116 pounds, the junior is off to a strong start this season and wrapped up the 2014 segment of her season with back-to-back wins. Bruggink also shined at a tournament in Oklahoma City, going 3-1 on the first day of a duals tournament, and 4-3 overall. She has built a 6-6 record this season and will get back to the mats Jan. 9 to 11 at the National Duals tournament in Fort Wayne, Indiana.
Kaitlyn Espinosa, figure skating
2012 graduate of Steamboat Springs High School, junior at Colorado State University
Espinosa is in her second year competing with the Colorado State University figure skating team. She recently placed second in the team’s first competition of the season, a two-day event at CSU last month that featured collegiate skaters from around the state and region. She was second in the free skate event and third in the solo ice dance event. Next, she will compete with the squad in San Diego in January.
Corrine Landy, Meghan Lukens, Kate Verploeg and Marley Loomis, hockey
2011, 2011, 2013 and 2014 graduates of Steamboat Springs High School, senior, senior, sophomore and freshman at University of Colorado
The Buffalos are on a winning streak, winning each of their last three games. In the most recent, a 3-1 win against Midland University, several former Sailors played a part. Lukens and Loomis each tallied assists. Lukens has two goals and three assists so far this season. Landy and Loomis each have one assist. The team is 5-12-1 on the season.
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