Monday, September 21, 2009


(Photos: Top - Ben Ewers at Lake Waconia. Below - Bob Bailey at The Apple.)

The Minnesota Multisport Awards Selection Committee announces its nominees for 2009 Minnesota Grand Master of the Year *:

* BOB BAILEY, 65, Woodbury - Bailey has raced in six duathlons thus far this season and won his division in dominating fashion each time. He will be a definite medal contender at the ITU World Duathlon Championships in North Carolina next Sunday.

* BEN EWERS, 63, North Oaks - Undefeated in regional action, Ben has significantly raised the performance bar for men over age 60 in our region and beyond.

* HANK LARSEN, 69, Glencoe - The 2008 GMOY is even faster than he was last year, setting divisional records in four of the six races he entered in 2009.

* PAM STEVENS, 57, Sartell - Seven course records in eight starts for the 10-time Triathlon Today! / Inside Triathlon All American.

Nominees for 2009 Female Master of the Year will be announced on Thursday, September 24.

All MMA winners will be announced Academy Award-style at Tri-Night '09 at St. Paul College on November 7. Will you be there? We hope so.

* The Grand Masters category consists of men age 60 & over and women 55+.