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2019 Grand Masters Stars...

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2019 MINNESOTA MULTISPORT HONORS – Discussions have begun to determine this year's MMH nominees. Only two of the categories—Rookie of the Year and Junior of the Year—are, as they say, have slam dunk candidates.

But before we reveal the ROY and JOY selections, we want to acquaint you with other categories.

We love to name-drop, so here, in alpha order, are the names of eight athletes that are being considered for nominations in the coed Grand Master of the Year (55+ women, 60+ men) category, along with their 2019 highlights:

 

HELEN GUNTHER  62  EXCELSIOR (photo below)

- 1st AG @ Lake Minnetonka – AGR
- 7th overall – 1st AG @ Gear West Duathlon
- 1st AG @ Timberman Olympic – AGR
- 1st AG @ Heart of the Lakes...

 

 

LUKE HARNED  67  MAHTOMEDI

- AGR at Graniteman Clearwater Sprint
- AGR @ Apple Duathlon
- AGR @ Timberman Sprint
- AGR @ Hopkins Royal
- AGR @ Fall Classic Du

 

NEIL KING  69  NEVIS (top photo)

- 1st 60+ @ Buffalo Sprint
- 9th overall - 1st 50+ @ Perham Tri
- 1st AG @ Timberman
- 2nd AG @ Olympic Nationals

 

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DANIEL KIRK  72  BLAINE (photo R)

- 1st AG @ Apple Duathlon
- 1st AG @ Brewhouse Olympic
- 1st AG @ New Jersey State Triathlon (11 men in his AG!)
- 1st AG @ Minneapolis Olympic
- 2nd AG @ Buffalo Sprint (Behind Thomas Rohman)
- 2nd AG Graniteman Clearwater (Behind Thomas Rohman)

 

LEN KLUN  65  MAPLE PLAIN

- 1st AG @ Heart of the Lakes – AGR
- 1st AG @ Graniteman Big Lake Sprint – AGR
- 1st AG @ Green Lake Sprint – AGR
- 2nd AG @ Apple Duathlon (Behind Luke Harned)
- 2nd AG @ Buffalo Sprint (Behind Neil King)

 

THOMAS ROHMAN  72  South Haven –

- 1st AG @ Buffalo Sprint – AGR
- 1st AG @ Graniteman Clearwater – AGR
- 1st AG @ Heart of the Lakes – AGR
- 1st AG @ Graniteman Big Lake Sprint – AGR

 

TONY SCHILLER  61  EDEN PRAIRIE

- 8th overall - 1st 50+ @ Lake Minnetonka
- 8th overall - 1st 50+ @ Heart of the Lakes
- 1st AG @ USAT Olympic Nationals
- 1st AG @ USAT Sprint Nationals

 

PAM STEVENS  66  SARTELL

-  13th - 1st 60+ @ Apple Duathlon
- 12th overall - 1st AG @ Timberman
- 10th overall - 1st AG @ HEart of the Lakes – AGR
- 1st 60+ @ Maple Grove Olympic

- 1st AG @ Ironman 70.3 Boulder

 

The task now is to trim this list to the four most deserving nominees.

Comments   

0 #1 Greg Fletcher 2019-10-09 00:14
Congratulations Helen! Well deserved for how you not only compete and win but for all you do to support the sport of Triathlons. From open water swimming support and route planning for rides and runs, your generosity and positive attitude is very contagious.
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