BRACKETBUCKS winners announced

Published 2:25 pm Sunday, April 12, 2009

By Staff
Staff Reports
North Carolina prevailed as national champions of the men’s NCAA Basketball Tournament and Cody Weber, a high school senior in Marshfield, Wis., and the son of a farmer, tallied 1,994 of the possible 2,000 points to claim national first-place honors and the grand prize of $12,500 in the 2009 BRACKETBUCKS Basketball Contest, a reader game which appeared last month in 100-plus newspapers around the country, including The Washington Daily News.
Juli Mills from Lillington won the WDN BRACKETBUCKS contest with a total of 1,510 out of a possible 2,000 points.
She is the winner of a $100 Wal-Mart gift certificate. (Call 940-4205 to claim your prize.)
This was the first year the Washington Daily News was a participant. Readers were given the opportunity to complete brackets that ran in the WDN prior to the start of the tournament. The objective of the contest was to predict the winners of tournament games and score points.
A member of the local 4- Club, Weber said he isn’t a big college basketball fan but got some help from his sports-playing brother.
Because employees of the Washington Daily News and their immediate family members were ineligible to participate in the local and national contests, we held our own. With an impressive score of 1,501, Kay “Tar Heel Mama” Sharpe took top honors by correctly picking three of the Final Four teams, including her beloved North Carolina Tar Heels and their vanquished semi-final opponents, the Villanova Wild Cats.