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Saturday, June 16, 2018

Sandra Frimerman-Bergquist Gets To End First

Courtesy of WOWSA, Red River, North Dakota-Minnesota.

It is safe to say no one has swum as far in the Red River flowing between the U.S. states of North Dakota and Minnesota than Sandra Frimerman-Bergquist. In her sixth career (END-WET) river swim, the 34-year-old defended her title in 9 hours 40 minutes, beating a stellar field including veterans Cheryl Reinke, Diego López and Stephen Rouch.

2018 END-WET Results:
1. Sandra Frimerman-Bergquist (34) 9 hours 40 minutes
2. Stephen Rouch (37) 10 hours 35 minutes
3. Cheryl Reinke (53) 10 hours 45 minutes
4. Jessica Kieras (38) 10 hours 49 minutes
5. Diego López Dominguez (36) 11 hours 0 minutes
6. Rob Abcug (47) 11 hours 46 minutes
7. Michael Guzek (42) 11 hours 56 minutes
8. Daniel O'Kane (37, wetsuit) 11 hours 59 minutes
9. Hillary Valgardson (24) 12 hours 3 minutes
10. Zachary W. Blount (24) 12 hours 4 minutes
11. Jamie Tout (65) 12 hours 22 minutes
12. Michael David Miller (52) 12 hours 27 minutes
13. Steve Gruenwald (56) 12 hours 38 minutes
14. John Copeland (36) 13 hours 15 minutes
15. Rachel Lefkakis (28) 13 hours 40 minutes
16. Sam McNair (55) 14 hours 13 minutes
17. Landon J Ascheman (37) 14 hours 25 minutes
18. Tiffany "Swim Gypsy" McQueen (45) 14 hours 54 minutes

Relay: Mighty Mermaids (Christie Ciraulo, Nancy Steadman Martin, Karen Einsidler, Veronica Hibben, Tracy Grilli, Jenny Cook) 10 hours 32 minutes

END-WET Historical Winners:
2012 Winner (43.5 km course):
Darren Miller in 9 hours 11 minutes (Sandra Frimerman-Bergquist second in 9 hours 15 minutes)

2013 Winner (43.5 km course):
Karen Zemlin in 6 hours 58 minutes (Sandra Frimerman-Bergquest third in 7 hours 1 minutes)

2014 Winner (58 km course):
Kevin Kopplin in 8 hours 38 minutes

2015 Winner (58 km course):
Sarah Thomas in 9 hours 43 minutes

2016 Winner (58 km course):
Sandra Frimerman-Bergquist in 10 hours 44 minutes

2017 Winner (58 km course):
Sandra Frimerman-Bergquist in 10 hours 33 minutes

2018 Winner (58 km course):
Sandra Frimerman-Bergquist in 9 hours 40 minutes

Full results to follow.

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