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2016 WOWSA AWARD WINNERS
2016 WOWSA Man of the Year – Nejib Belhedi
2016 WOWSA Woman of the Year – Jaimie Monahan
2016 WOWSA Performance of the Year – Sarah Thomas’ Lake Powell Swim
2016 WOWSA Offering of the Year – Samsung Bosphorus Cross Continental Swim
Friday, June 17, 2016
Red River Rages
Andy Magness of Extreme North Dakota Racing is at the mercy of the weather and its impact on the Red River of the North to hol the longest competitive race in America, a 36-miler downriver swim.
This year, 31 swimmers included many veterans (see below), are ready for whatever conditions they will find at tomorrow's END-WET start.
For more information on the END-WET, visit here.
1. Larry Long, Jr., age 48, Kansas
2. Anne McLindon, 48, Maryland
3. John Batchelder, 35, Colorado
4. Chris Greene, 54, Georgia
5. Kent Nicholas, 48, Arizona
6. Landon J Ascheman, 35, Minnesota
7. Patty Hermann, 56, Texas
8. Melodee Nugent, 49, Wisconsin
9. Mo Siegel, 64, New York
10. William Murtha, 41, North Dakota
11. Greg O'Connor, 47, Massachusetts
12. Bill Little, 53, North Carolina
13. Ali Hall, 54, California
14. Camille Merwin, 23, California
15. Mark Morash, 48, Kansas
16. Don Henderson, 33, North Dakota
17. Valerie Teany, 43, Georgia
18. Emily Evans, 39, Arizona
19. Daniel Projansky, 58, Illinois
20. Sarah Thomas, 34, Colorado
21. Sandra Frimerman-Bergquist, 32, Minnesota
22. Peter Hayden, 58, California
23. Tanya MacLean, 40, California
24. Jeff Utsch, 48, Arizona
25. Luther F. Davis III, 42, Florida
26. Mark Ahonen, 50, Indiana
27. Tara Manzella, 33, New York
28. Tom Erickson, 49, North Dakota
29. Scott Jensen, 55, North Dakota
30. Dan Jacobson, 24, Minnesota
31. Derek Dutton, 31, Oklahoma
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