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BY DI STAFF | AUGUST 05, 2014 5:00 AM

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USA East Coast wins opener

The USA East Coast basketball team featuring Mike Gesell and Adam Woodbury won its opening game against Estonia’s Tallina Kalev.

Gesell dished out 7 assists, scored 10 points, and added 2 steals. Woodbury grabbed 11 rebounds, had 7 points, and snatched 2 steals.

USA East Coast will return to action next week against the Austrian National Team.

— by Danny Payne

Hawkeye swimmers set off for nationals

The 2014 Phillips 66 National Championships will begin Wednesday, and the Hawkeyes will send several representatives to California to compete. The championships are used for the selection of members for the USA National Team.

Senior Grant Betulius, juniors Mike Nelson and Brian Donatelli, and sophomore Kyle Patnode are Iowa’s male participants, while junior Colleen Champa and sophomore Emma Sougstad will make the trip from the women’s team.

Betulius will swim the 200-meter backstroke Thursday, the 50-meter backstroke Friday, and he will also be a part of the 400-medley relay with Nelson, Patnode, and Donatelli on Saturday. The medley will be Patnode’s and Donatelli’s only event.

Nelson is slated to swim the 50-meter breaststroke and 100-meter breaststroke on Friday and Saturday.

Sougstad will participate in the 50-meter breaststroke on Friday and the 100-meter breaststroke on Saturday. Champa’s only event will be the 200-meter breaststroke on Thursday.

— by Kyle Mann

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