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PODCAST: USC’S ZACH BANNER & UCLA’S MADILYN NICKLES

Guam’s off-island Chamorro blooded superstar athletes Zach Banner and Madilyn Nickles joined GSPN for a special Wednesday podcast straight from California!

Guam’s off-island Chamorro blooded superstar athletes Zach Banner and Madilyn Nickles joined GSPN for a special Thursday podcast straight from California!

Banner, who recently graduated from USC, prepares for the upcoming NFL Draft and is currently projected as a 4th or 5th round selection. Banner shared with GSPN what he’s doing in preparation for the upcoming draft, his newly inked ‘Chamorro Pride’ tattoo on his back, and the special bond he had with young cancer patient Samantha Surber.

Nickles, the 2016 Gatorade Softball Player of the Year, is having a stellar start to her collegiate career as the starting 3rd baseman for the UCLA Bruins. With two home runs and batting a .405 this far in the season, ‘Bubba’ Nickles shares the transition from high school as well as suffering her first lost in years! Plus, a fun game of ‘Does Bubba know Bubba?’ 10 questions of Madi History.

Listen to the whole podcast here: Zach & Madi

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The Guam men’s national basketball team moved up four slots in the FIBA World Ranking to #72 after an impressive win over Mongolia and a hard-fought loss to Japan.
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Shawn Bamba won the Arizona state wrestling championship while siblings Jussiah and Justyn took third place in their divisions at state.
Shawn (12th) won the 150-lb division while Jussiah (11th) took bronze in the 120-lb class and Justyn (9th) took bronze in the 106-lb category.
All three were born on Guam before moving to Surprise, Arizona in 2014, where they all picked up wrestling in 2016.
Their parents are Justin and Shannon Bamba from Pago Bay.

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