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sean-ltf.gifMinnesota Multisport Awards - Here are the official nominees for 2013 Male Triathlete of the Year:

SEAN COOLEY (28, Grand Forks, ND - photo L)

A two-time nominee for Most Improved, Sean has gone to the next level, earning his first TOY nomination. Clearly his state's premier multisports, Sean proved in 2013 that his talent places him in national-level company. Winner of three races--Paradise Olympic (ONT), Young Life Olympic and Superior Man Half-- and finishing 8th at the Best of the US Championship, Cooley was one of the most consistent performers in our region.

KEVIN O'CONNOR (42, Medina - photo below R)

Kevin's season was amazing. He was either the outright winner or overall amateur champ in six of the nine races he entered. He also set an amateur...

Love for the Kids...

Greta-Danielson.gifmata-wakeboard.gif(Photos L - R  - Repeat JOY nominees, Greta Danielson and Mata Agre.)

MInnesota Multisport Awards - When determining nominations the MMA Selectors compare the performances of potential candidates with the standard-setting efforts in the various categories. To get nominated in the Male Masters category, for instance, one would have to approach, match or exceed the...

Best of the Best...

cathy-lake-marion.gif(Photo - Perennial TOY nominee, Cathy Yndestad.)

MInnesota Multisport Awards - Here are the official nominees for 2013 Female Triathlete of the Year:

SUZIE FOX (30, Chaska - photo below L)

Winner of three prior MMAs (Rookie of the Year, Duathlete of the Year, Most Improved), this is Suzie's 2nd TOY nomination. Fox won four tris this season and podiumed in three others....

 

 

 

 

On Bended Knee......

claires-ring.gifBy Dan Hedgecock (danhedgecock.blogspot.com)

Big news, Claire and I are engaged! Since I haven't had any race news since Chicago I thought it'd be fun to put up a few pictures of our trip out to Colorado. We left last week and stopped for a night in Badlands National Park. Kevin has recently fallen in love with Custer State Park and tried to convince us to stop there, but we just used the stop to break up the 14 hour drive. We had a little time to climb around some of the formations. From the Badlands into Colorado we had to cross the South Platte River which has been flooding because of the heavy rains in the front range. After a quick stop in Denver we...

Oops!

winMInnesota Multisport Awards - In 2005, Julie Hull was not among the original nominees for Most Improved Female. Her name was added later after the MMA Selectors had a second opportunity to study her resume. Guess what? Julie won the MI trophy that year.

The same could happen this year, too. Four nominees for female MI were announced on MTN last Thursday. Since then, the Selectors have discovered that they were working with an incomplete bio for Bridget McCoy. The results that were reviewed did not include her runaway victory at Hy-Vee Olympic "People's" Triathlon and her bronze medal effort at Rev 3 Wisconsin Dells. When these efforts were ....

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