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Well, as Tyler Hansborough fulfilled his destiny and hoisted the NCAA Championship trophy last night, ABC News’ Rick Klein was fulfilling his destiny as winner of the TVNewser Bracket Challenge ’09.

The inaugural champion edged out championship game surges from CBS’ Jeff Glor (finishing 2nd) and TVNewser editor Chris Ariens (tied for 3rd), while CNN correspondent Joe Johns‘ (3rd) hopes of winning it all were dashed as Michigan St. fell to UNC.

Thanks to all who participated, and enjoy your reign on top, Rick.

> Update: Klein tweets the victory was “among my prouder accomplishments.”