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Bronze is the New Gold

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Kent, OHIO--I learned a lot about myself during the course of this FoxSportsOhio competition...

Based on the voting campaigns led by family and friends, I learned who I can always count on. You are truly the most the most important people in my life.

I sincerely want to thank each and every one of you, not only for sacrificing your time to vote, but to also recruit others. Even if you only voted once, it means a lot me. I could not have done it without you.

There is no shame in taking home third place. There will be much more from me in the future.

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