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    January 25, 2019 6:18 AM GMT

    TWIN FALLS, Idaho -- Professional stuntman Eddie Braun successfully jumped over the Snake River Canyon Friday afternoon in an ode to his boyhood idol, Evel Knievel. .Braun soared over the southern Idaho canyon in a custom-built rocket dubbed Evel Spirit.It launched off a steep ramp on the edge of the canyon rim just before 4 p.m. as hundreds of onlookers watched.The rocket reached an estimated 400 mph (644 kph) before its parachute deployed, allowing Braun and the ship to land safely in fields on the other side of the 1,400 foot-wide (427 meters-wide) canyon.I feel like the no name third string quarterback of a junior varsity team that just won the Super Bowl. My team got me there. I ran it into the end zone. We scored and won, Braun said in a statement after the jump.Scott Truax, the designer of the rocket, told the Idaho Statesman that after Braun got the OK to launch he didnt hesitate.He was gone in a cloud of steam and I couldnt see anything until just before he pulled his chutes, Traux said.Braun has said the rocket was identical to the model Knievel used for his failed canyon attempt on Sept. 8, 1974. Knievel landed at the bottom of the canyon when his parachute prematurely deployed partway across the canyon, but walked away with only minor injuries. The spot where Knievel jumped was 1,600 feet (488 meters) wide.Braun hoped his effort would prove that Knievel could have made it across the canyon if his parachute had deployed at the correct time.Before the jump, the 54-year-old Braun said he was optimistic he would make it across the canyon.I wouldnt be doing this if I thought it couldnt be done, he said.Still, he had prepared for the worst in the days before the stunt, asking his young son to one day walk his sisters down the aisle at their wedding if Braun died in his attempt.Months of testing was performed on the rocket designed by Scott Truax, whose father constructed the original X2 Skycycle for Knievel.Truax followed his fathers blueprints down to the last bolt and deviated only by updating the parachute system.Braun had trouble finding corporate sponsors for the stunt, and said he spent about $1.5 million of his own money on the jump.He looked at the stunt as a way to pay homage to Knievel, who inspired him to become a stuntman.I like to say Im not doing something that Evel Knievel couldnt do, he told the Statesman before making the jump. Im simply finishing out his dream. How many people get to finish the dream of their hero?Not all in the southern Idaho town of Twin Falls have such fond memories of Knievel. Many residents remember Knievels promise of a weeklong festival complete with celebrities and a golf tournament.Knievels attempt drew plenty of spectators, and the resultant partying, fighting and mischief upset locals. The daredevil was later accused of leaving town without paying debts to area businesses.But the mystique of Knievels failed stunt has lived on, with would-be daredevils showing up every decade or so to propose similar jumps. Knievels son Robbie visited Twin Falls in the 1990s and in 2010 to float the idea of a possible jump, though it never came to fruition.Braun appears to have been the first to actually try the stunt since Knievels attempt. . Lack made 20 saves for his third shutout of the season as the Canucks blanked the St. Louis Blues 1-0 in the first post-Olympic game for both teams night. . Brad Jacobs and his Sault Ste. Marie, Ont., team took control of the game early. . The 27-year-old Scrivens will be joining his third NHL club since signing with the Toronto Maple Leafs as a free agent in 2010. The move also reunites with him with head coach Dallas Eakins from their time together with the American Hockey Leagues Toronto Marlies. TEMPE, Ariz. -- A wide-open, run-and-gun style opened up Arizona States offense, even if the defense had some lapses.The Sun Devils had six players finish in double figures and their point total tied for the second-highest ever in program history. Freshman Sam Cunliffe had 23 points and 10 rebounds, and Kodi Justice scored a season-high 20 points to lead Arizona State to a 127-110 victory over The Citadel on Wednesday.Justice scored 13 points in the first half, when ASU built a 55-45 lead. Cunliffe scored 16 points in the second half. The Sun Devils (4-2) surpassed 100 points for the first time since 2009.Sam looked really smooth out there, ASU coach Bobby Hurley said. He looks more and more relaxed and comfortable in what were doing. Hes thrown himself into both ends of the floor.Obinna Oleka added 20 points and 15 rebounds and Tra Holder, the teams leading scorer at 17.2 points per game, scored 22.You dont come across many teams that play the style that they play and get up and down the way they do, Hurley said of the Bulldogs (3-3). It was a good game for us leading into next week in terms of the pace of the game.That first opponent next week is No. 1 Kentucky.Im scared to think of how many points they might score on us if we play defense the way we played (Wednesday), Hurley said.Arizona State took a 66-52 lead early in the second half, only to see The Citadel go on a 10-0 run to cut the lead to four with 14:01 to play.The Bulldogs, of the Southern Conference, kept it close for a good portion of the second half but could never take the lead. The Sun Devils pulled away right after the 10-minute mark.Kaelon Harris came off the bench to lead the Bulldogs with a career-high 30 points and Zane Najdawi tied his career-high with 28 points.The greatest thing is weve got nine freshmen. A lot of them got to grow up (Wednesday) and our leading scorer was a freshman, Citadel coach Duggar Baucom said. Well grow ffrom this and try to get better. Justice, a part-time starter so far this season, hadnt scored more than eight points in a game this season.Its going to be my night one night, its going to be other guys nights on other night. So its not that big a deal to me, Justice said.BIG PICTUREThe Citadel: The Bulldogs entered Wednesday averaging 102.4 points per game. They scored over 100 for the fourth time this season but have given up a combined 257 points in back-to-back losses at Iowa State and ASU.Arizona State: Starting with its next game in the Bahamas, the Sun Devils will play six games in 23 days against teams that have made the NCAA Tournament with regularity in recent years. First up is Kentucky, followed by UNLV, Purdue, San Diego State, New Mexico State and Creighton.ITS Teh-SHUMP-aThe Sun Devils were hardly in danger of losing, but got one effective minute of action early in the first half from seldom-used post Jethro Tshisumpa. The 6-foot-10 freshman from the Democratic Republic of the Congo blocked three shots and made a layup to give ASU a 22-12 lead at the 13:12 mark of the first half.STAT OF THE NIGHTArizona State was 8 of 16 from 3-point range in the first half, 7 of 15 at the free throw line. The Sun Devils turned things around at the line, hitting 21 of 22 free throws in the second half.TURNING POINTA dunk by Shannon Evans off a steal by Cunliffe gave the Sun Devils an 87-76 lead with 9:04 to play, and ASU led by no fewer than eight points the rest of the way.UP NEXTThe Citadel returns home to Charleston, South Carolina for its next five games, starting with Presbyterian on Monday.Arizona State heads to the Bahamas to face top-ranked Kentucky on Monday. 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