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2017 MINNESOTA MULTISPORT AWARDS - Yesterday we revealed the nominations for female PERFORMANCE OF THE YEAR. Today we do likewise for the men. Once again, reducing the number of performances to just four wasn't easy.

Here are the POY nominations:

 

- SEAN COOLEY's win at Chisago Lakes Half IM - Sean's 4:06:52 was the fastest 70.3 time by an amateur Minnesota male in 2017.

 

- SEAN COOLEY's 2nd at Minneapolis  (photo) - Cooley's 1:55:29 was the fastest Olympic distance performance by a Minnesota male last season. He finished 24-seconds behind Iowa's Evan Culbert, who placed 6th overall at Nationals and is a likely US AOY nominee.

 

- WADE CRUSER's victory at Apple - Wade beat a stellar men's field in Sartell, including two decorated pros.

 

- MATTHEW PAYNE's win at Buffalo Olympic. The Payne Train outraced one of the deepest men's field of the year at Buff.

Also considered:  ...

 

 

Nathan Ansbaugh's win at Lake Minnetonka

Nathan Ansbaugh's win at Lake Waconia

Jesson Baumgartner's win at Falls Duathlon

Josh Blankenheim's win at Brewhouse Olympic ...

- Sean Cooley's win at Heart of the Lakes

- Wade Cruser's 3rd at USAT Duathlon Nationals

- Keeghan Hurley's win at Young Life Olympic

- Matthew Payne's win at Gear West Duathlon

- Brian Sames' course record at New Bri

- Kris Spoth's win at Copper Creek (He beat Minneapolis winner Evan Culbert)

- Mike Ward's win at Brewhouse Sprint - tied CR

- Andy Wiberg's course record at Buffalo Sprint

Don't forget, the awards party, featuring food, drink and guest speaker RUTH BRENNAN MORREY in at Gear West Bike & Triathlon on November 4. Everyone is welcome. Have you gotten your tickets yet?

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