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Clumsiness or Male Pattern Baldness..

steveBy Steve Sander

Kelly and I are expecting our first here in the next few days if not hours. She is a girl and after a few minutes of deliberation decided that the name Avery will be the most difficult name for other children to turn into vicious insults. We are extremely excited to find out what type of an triathlete Avery will be. More importantly, will she take after her mother (soon to be Doctor Sander) or her father who was voted least studious in his senior class. So here are the pros and cons.

If she takes after her mother she will be able to outsmart anyone on the course with simple equations of wind,water, stroke, stride, drag, resistance that will help her maximize her efficiency. The cons with her taking after her mother ..

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POYs, TOYs & More...

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(Great Steve Stenzel Photo.)

MMA Stuff - More explanations of what the heck the Committee was thinking when they determined the Emma winners...

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More Whys. More Wherefores...

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MMA Stuff - Below are brief explanations of why the MMA Selectors made the picks they did. The controversial Rookie of the Year category, plus Junior of the Year and Grand Masters were dealt with in an earlier post. LINK

As with the earlier post, we are parenthetically including tri-blogger / future MMA Committeman Steve Stenzel's picks.

FEMALE MASTER OF THE YEAR - Jan Guenther (Steve's Pick- Julia Weisbecker)

A mid-season injury dropped Sarah Mercer from "Award Worthy" status to "Nomination Worthy." Had she been able to pop that big performance at Ironman Wisconsin, as was her goal, she may have picked up her second career MMA last Saturday...

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Whys & Wherefores...

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Minnesota Multisport Awards - What the heck were they thinkin'? How could they have chosen so-and-so over you-know-who?

Prior to Saturday's MMA Presentation, blogger extraordinaire Steve Stenzel posted his picks (LINK), i.e. the athletes he believed, based on his own astute observations and thoughtful consideration, should take home the awards.

Six of his choices matched the Committee's ultimate picks. Six did not.

Because of his fresh and differing perspectives, Steve (cool portrait below) has since been officially invited to become a member of the 2011 MMA Selection Committee...

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DKT & CY Are "Athletes of the Decade"...

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Photos - DKT - Cathy Yndestad - Patrick Parish - Jenny Wilcox - Jenny Shaughnessy - Jan Guenther

2010 MMAs - Patrick Parish took home three 2010 Minnesota Multisport Awards on Saturday. He was named Triathlete of the Year and Most Improved, as well as winning the Performance of the Year prize. Parish won ten races last season and is currently being considered for USAT Athlete of the Year Honorable Mention....

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