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2017 MMAs - The Winners!

 

The 19th annual MINNESOTA MULTISPORT AWARDS party happened last evening at Gear West Bike & Triathlon. Gaby Bunten, Sean Cooley and Wade Cruser led the way with two wins apiece.

Here are the winners:

- TRIATHLETE OF THE YEAR – SEAN COOLEY, 31, St. Paul & GABY BUNTEN, 25, Forest Lake

- LONG DISTANCE ATHLETE OF THE YEAR – SEAN COOLEY

- DUATHLETE OF THE YEAR – WADE CRUSER, 30, Sauk Rapids

- PERFORMANCE OF THE YEAR – WOMEN –DANI VSETECKA's win at Madison 70.3

- PERFORMANCE OF THE YEAR – MEN – WADE CRUSER's win at Apple Duathlon

- MOST IMPROVED – NATHAN ANSBAUGH, 30, Minneapolis & GABY BUNTEN ...

- SPECIAL AWARD - "COMMUNITY" - KEVIN O'CONNOR

- SPECIAL AWARD - "COMEBACK" - MITCH BREKKE

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- MASTER OF THE YEAR – MATTHEW PAYNE, 40, Golden Valley & DIANE HANKEE, 40, Lino Lakes

 

- GRAND MASTER OF THE YEAR – JAN GUENTHER, 58, Long Lake

 

- JUNIOR OF THE YEAR – TAYLOR LUNDQUIST, 18, Maple Grove

 

- ROOKIE OF THE YEAR – KEEGHAN HURLEY, 21, Perham

 

- TRIATHLETES CHOICE RACE OF THE YEAR – YWCA WOMEN'S TRIATHLON

 

TEAM MINNESOTA – WOMEN – 1. GABY BUNTEN, 2. KORTNEY HAAG, 3. CHRISTINA ROBERTS, 4. ELAINE NELSON, 5. NICOLE HEININGER, 6. DIANE HANKEE, 7. DANI VSETECKA, 8. SUZIE FOX, 9. MAGGIE WEISS, 10. KELLY TROM  (11. Erin Farrens, 12. Andrea Myers, 13. Sheena Dauer, 14. Bettina Keppers)

 

TEAM MINNESOTA – MEN – 1. SEAN COOLEY, 2. WADE CRUSER, 3, NATHAN ANSBAUGH, 4. JOSH BLANKENHEIM, 5. MATTHEW PAYNE, 6. KRIS SPOTH, 7. JORDAN ROBY, 8. BROOKS GROSSINGER, 9. BRIAN SAMES, 10. ANDY WIBERG  (11. Joe Adriaens, 12. David Holden, 13. Josh Mork, 14. Keeghan Hurley)

In future posts the rationale for these selections will be explained.

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