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2017 Grand Master of the Year Nominees...

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2017 MINNESOTA MULTISPORT AWARDS - Last week we narrowed the GMOY field from 23 to eight. Today, in alpha order, we reveal the five final, i.e. official, nominees for GRAND MASTER OF THE YEAR:

 

- JAN GUENTHER, 58, Mound - 2016 GMOY; 15x MMA winner

- 5th overall / 1st 50+ @ Lake Waconia - AGR

- 7th overall / 1st 50+ @ Lake Minnetonka - 1st 50+

- 8th overall / 1st 50+ @ Heart of the Lakes - AGR

 

- NEIL KING, 67, Nevis - 2015 GMOY; perennial nominee (photo below)

1st AG @ Buffalo Sprint - AGR

1st AG @ Timberman

8th overall / 1st 50+ @ Average Joe - AGR

11th overall @ Walker Tri - AGR

9th AG @ USAT Olympic Nationals (50 finishers in AG)

 

- DANIEL KIRK, 71, Blaine - 1st MMA nomination

1st AG @ Minneapolis Sprint - AGR

1st AG @ Chisago Sprint - AGR

1st AG @ Maple Grove Sprint - AGR ...

 

1st AG @ Blaine - AGR

4th AG @ Sprint Nationals (27 finishers in AG)

7th AG / 2nsd US @ Rotterdam DL Sprint Worlds (33 finishers in AG

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- DUANE MILLSLAGLE, 66, Savage - 1st MMA nomination

1st AG @ Heart of the Lakes

1st AG @ Chisago Sprint

1st AG @ Brewhouse Sprint - AGR

1st AG @ Hopkins Royal - AGR

1st AG @ Square Lake - AGR

 

- PAM STEVENS, 64, Sartell - 2010 GMOY; 3 x MMA winner (top photo)

3rd overall / 1st 55+ @ Chain of Lakes

7th overall @ Big Lake Olympic - AGR

7th overall @ Green Lake Olympic - AGR

10th overall @ Timberman - AGR

24th overall / 1st AG @ Apple

1st AG @ Des Moines Escape

Comments   

0 #3 Daniel Kirk 2017-10-31 01:47
Thank you for including me as part of this incredible group of talented athletes. It is a great honor!

ED. A richly deserved nomination, Daniel. I hope you can attend the awards party on Saturday.
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0 #2 Richard Poole 2017-10-31 00:11
Competed with Daniel Kirk at NJ State Tri, AGNC in Omaha and AGWC in Rotterdam. He has been an awesome competitor and teammate! - Rick Poole - M70-74
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0 #1 Neil king 2017-10-09 18:17
Quite a honor to be in this group. Jan has been a hero of mine since I started triathlon in the 1990's
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