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Saturday, September 28, 2013

Brothers Grimsey Counting On Ridge In Tiburon

Ridge Grimsey, the younger brother of Codie and Trent Grimsey, is carrying the banner for the Brothers Grimsey in this year's extremely competitive RCP Tiburon Mile in San Francisco Bay.

The Grimsey clan has always been competitive in the cool waters of San Francisco Bay in the 1 nautical mile race from Angel Island to the town of Tiburon. Over the last 5 years, there has always been a Grimsey brother in the top 3 finishers.

In 2008, Trent won the race overall. In 2009, Trent finished a close second to Kane Radford. In 2010, the Brothers Grimsey took a pass on the event. In 2011, Radford beat Codie by a few strokes, and in 2012, Radford edged out both Ridge and Codie Grimsey.

Ridge knows what it takes to compete with the best at Tiburon. "I think this year will be won on strategy. This race is not about who is the fastest, but who is the smartest and the swimmer with the best strategy in 60ºF water who uses the currents to win. It should be a fun race."

The leading men all vying for the US$10,000 winner-take-all cash prize tomorrow morning include:

* Evgeny Bezruchenko (Russia)
* Dennis Bowsher (USA)
* Vladimir Dyatchin (Russia)
* Ridge Grimsey (Australia)
* Aimeson King (Canada)
* Alex Kostich (USA)
* Ous Mellouli (Tunisia)
* Eric Nilsson (USA)
* George O'Brien (Australia)
* Chip Peterson (USA)
* Jarrod Poort (Australia)
* Kane Radford (New Zealand)
* Mateusz Sawrymowicz (Poland)
* Michael Sheil (Australia)
* Alex Studzinski (German)
* Richard Weinberger (Canada)

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