The new men's U-S marbles champion is a six-time winner from West Virginia.
22 -year-old Robbie Nicholson of Reynoldsville emerged the victor yesterday from a field of 19 in the men's division of the U-S Marbles Championship in Middletown, Maryland.
Nicholson has won the contest for three straight years. He also won in 2000, 2001 and 2002.
He was also on a U.S. team that defeated the English for the World Marbles Cup in Tinsley Green, England, in 2000.
The women's U.S. marbles champion is 32-year-old Shannon Georgevichof Pittsburgh.