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The Masters. A Tradition Like No Other...

jeff-gilmer.gifMinnesota Multisport Awards - Yesterday, we introduced you to the 2014 Female Master of the Year nominees. Here are the four nominees for Male MOY:

 

CHAP ACHEN, 45, Red Wing - 2014 Highlights: Overall winner of three of the five races he entered, including the Square Lake Half IM.

 

BRIAN BICH, 48, Duluth - Nine-time MMA winner, Brian set a course record at Brewhouse and medaled at Nationals (1:57:57, the fastest Olympic time by a Minnesota master in 2014).

 

KEVIN O'CONNOR, 43, Medina - Two-time MOY winner, Kevin podiumed in five regional races this year, including a win at Waseca Sprint. He also podiumed at both Du and Tri Nationals.

 

TONY SCHILLER, 56, Eden Prairie - Winner of eight MMAs, Tony, an 11-time national champion, was undefeated against age-50+ competition in regional action. He also won his AG at Olympic and Sprint Nationals.

 

 

 

VOTE FOR 2014 RACE OF THE YEAR...

VoteButton 2014It's that time again!

Yup. Once again we encourage you to vote for your favorite multisport event of the year. The Top 10 Vote-Getters will be announced on this site on Tuesday, October 24, and the final five finalists will be announced on October 20.

Who will win the 2014 Triathletes Choice Race of the Year award?

That's up to you. If you are eligible to vote, that is.

Here are the criteria:

- Voting Eligibility - Only those Minnesota tri and/or du-athletes who raced in one or more of the events listed ...

Masterful Women...

tracy-imoo.gif2014 Minnesota Multisport Awards - Here, in a alpha order, are the women who are the official nominees for 2014 Female Master of the Year:

HEIDI KELLER-MILER, 50, Chaska - Three-time MOY - 2014 Highlights: Overall podium finshes at Lake Waconia and Brewhouse. 2:17:46 at Maple Grove Olympic.

 

TRACY SERREYN, 50, Lakeville (photo L) - 1st nomination - 2014 Highlights: Three overall Top 10 finishes, Divisional CRs at Oakdale and Chisago Sprint. AG win at Ironman Wisconsin.

 

ANN SNUGGERUD, 46, Chaska - 3rd MOY nomination - 2014 Highlights: 2nd at Timberman, 5th at YWCA, 6th at Heart of the Lakes....

 

A Lot on the Line...

usat-nationals-nate.gifFall Classic Duathlon - Last weekend's races promised to have a profound effect on the MMA nomination process, and they did just that. At the 9th annual FCD on Saturday at Lake Elmo Park Reserve, a locale that seems to have been designed with run-bike-run in mind, at least five athletes were in a position to strengthen their chances to receive award nominations. Nate Hoffman (photo), Joe Johnson, Jenn Scudiero and Jas Carlson were already receiving DOY consideration, and it appeared that one of them would be selected to join the three other nominees that had been selected earlier. (Offical DOY nominees will be announced on MTN later this week.) Additionally, Hank Larsen, 73, needed an effort that approximated the divisional CR he set at the Oakdale Du in May to, perhaps, garner his third career Grand Master of the Year nomination.

So, who would nail down the final DOY nomination?

For Nate to be the one, he had to win the men's race in an impressive time. For Johnson, he had to win and his margin over Nate had to be convincing. Jenn needed a victory and her time needed to be in the 1:10-1:11 range, AND the men's winning time had to be slower than the race record. Jas needed to CRUSH Scudiero AND for someone other than Hoffman or Johnson to win the men's race....

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