Schwarz ‘rushes’ to victory in Sun’s bowl game contest |

Schwarz ‘rushes’ to victory in Sun’s bowl game contest

Staff and AP reports
Emma Garrard/Sierra Sun file photoTruckees Hank Schwarz, 77, holds his prize, an iPod Nano, for winning the Sierra Sun's College Football Bowl Game Contest. Schwarz won with 28 correct picks out of 35 bowl games.

The Sierra Suns College Football Bowl Game Contest is in the bag. The winner: Hank Schwarz of Truckee.Of the 35 bowl games that made up the contest originally there were 36 before the Las Vegas All-American Classic was canceled Hank had 28 winning picks. And thats with leaving two games blank, which he has no explanation for.I filled it out the day it was due, the 77-year-old Truckee resident explained, shrugging as to why he didnt cast his picks for the International Bowl and GMAC Bowl. Thats how quickly I did it.After returning from vacation in South America on Sunday, Hank who has lived in the area since 1960 and was General Manager at Northstar-at-Tahoe from 1980-1992 was surprised the following day to hear that his hastily filled out form was in fact a winner.I cant believe, with all the jocks in this town, they didnt do better than they did, he said, using words such as serendipity and educated guesses to describe how he beat out 26 other contest entrants.Judy Tokubo of Carnelian Bay and Len Leclerc of Truckee were the runners-up with 25 correct picks apiece. Three entrants Michael Monroe, Charles Wallace and Dean Holbrook tied for third place with 24.As promised at the start of the contest, Hank received an iPod Nano for winning.Ill have to take lessons from my daughter, he said of making his prize useful.

Looking back Dec. 19 Poinsettia Bowl TCU 37, Northern Illinois 7 Dec. 21 Las Vegas Bowl BYU 38, Oregon 8 Dec. 22 New Orleans Bowl Troy 41, Rice 17 Dec. 23 Bowl South Florida 24, East Carolina 7 Dec. 23 New Mexico Bowl San Jose State 20, New Mexico 12 Dec. 23 Armed Forces Bowl Utah 25, Tulsa 13 Dec. 24 Hawaii Bowl Hawaii 41, Arizona State 24 Dec. 26 Motor City Bowl Central Michigan 31, Middle Tennessee 14 Dec. 27 Emerald Bowl Florida State 44, UCLA 27 Dec. 28 Independence Bowl Oklahoma State 34, Alabama 31 Dec. 28 Holiday Bowl California 45, Texas A&M 10 Dec. 28 Texas Bowl Rutgers 37, Kansas State 10 Dec. 29 Music City Bowl Kentucky 28, Clemson 20 Dec. 29 Sun Bowl Oregon State 39, Missouri 38 Dec. 29 Liberty Bowl South Carolina 44, Houston 36 Dec. 29 Insight Bowl Texas Tech 44, Minnesota 41, OT Dec. 29 Champs Sports Bowl Maryland 24, Purdue 7 Dec. 30 Meineke Bowl Boston College 25, Navy 24 Dec. 30 Alamo Bowl Texas 26, Iowa 24 Dec. 30 Chick-fil-A Bowl Georgia 31, Virginia Tech 24 Dec. 31 MPC Computers Bowl Miami 21, Nevada 20 Jan. 1 Outback Bowl Penn State 20, Tennessee 10 Jan. 1 Cotton Bowl Auburn 17, Nebraska 14 Jan. 1 Capital One Bowl Wisconsin 17, Arkansas 14 Jan. 1 Gator Bowl West Virginia 38, Georgia Tech 35 Jan. 1 Rose Bowl Southern Cal 32, Michigan 18 Jan. 1 Fiesta Bowl Boise State 43, Oklahoma 42, OT Jan. 2 Orange Bowl Louisville 24, Wake Forest 13 Jan. 3 Sugar Bowl LSU 41, Notre Dame 14 Jan. 6 International Bowl Cincinnati 27, Western Michigan 24 Jan. 7 GMAC Bowl Southern Miss. 28, Ohio 7 Jan. 8 BCS National Championship Florida 41, Ohio State 14 Jan. 20 East-West Shrine Classic West 21, East 3 Jan. 27 Senior Bowl North 27, South 0 Jan. 28 (played Jan. 14) Hula Bowl Aina (East) 18, Kai (West) 10

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