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Psssst! Did you hear? Adults are playing dirty in Apple Valley

the playground logoBy Trudy Marshall

Personally, we got kind of excited when we heard about a new adult play center opening in the Cities, especially when we heard just how dirty it was going to be....

Triathletes of the Year...

elaine(Photo - Rising star Elaine Nelson will be among the 6-7 women considered for TOY nominations.)

Minnesota Multisport Awards - Will there be any surprises when the nominees for Triathlete of the Year are announced on MTN on Tuesday? Sure, there are some slam dunk choices, perhaps five of the eight eventual nominees can be agreed upon by most.

In this post, we'll ignore most of the obvious stuff and discuss some names that have never been nominated for this award in the past; or have been, albeit several years ago.

One of the issues the selection committee faces this year is the fact that many of our state's top athletes have only raced 3-4 times this year. How are they to be ranked on Team Minnesota, if at all, and should...

Upwardly Mobile...

christinajohn(Photos - Christina and John are two of the athletes who are being considered for "Most Improved" nominations.)

Minnesota Multisport Awards - The "Most Improved" award honors those who have demonstrated significant upward mobility within Minnesota's elite ranks. Historically, all 10 male and female annual members of Team Minnesota have raced at a national-class level during the season of their selection, thus to be considered for a nomination in this category a veteran TM athlete must convincingly upgrade his or her position ...

Rockin' For 4 - 10 Hours....

bennett(Photo -Bennett Isabella with a totally hot celebrity woman; an actress maybe. It could be Emma Stone, who's been dying her hair a lot lately.)

Minnesota Multisport Awards - We blew it last year.

Which time, you ask?

When we decided to include Ruth Brennan Morrey's runaway victory at the 2011 ITU Long Distance World Championships among the 2012 nominees for Female Performance of the Year.

LD Worlds were only a week before the MMA Party and we had already ordered and received the trophies, including, of course, Dan Arlandson's LD AOY and Claire Bootsma's POY trophies....

The Masters: Women...

angies(Photo - This pair of bar-hopping Angies--Hop and Schmidt--are among those being considered for 2012 Master of the Year nominations.)

2012 Minnesota Multisport Awards - The list of potential female Master of the Year nominees is even longer than the men's roster, which was posted yesterday. A brief glance at this year's bios and results suggests that at least 20 fast women deserve serious consideration, including former MOY winners Jan Guenther and Heidi Keller-Miler. It is the world class standards set by this seriously fast duo that these candidates will be compared to....

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