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2020 Team Minnesota: Men...

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2020 MINNESOTA MULTISPORT HONORS - Today we reveal the men who comprise TEAM MINNESOTA 2020. Due to the COVID-abbreviated season and the fact that several regional elites opted not to race this year, the Teams consist of five athletes each, not ten as in prior seasons.

1. TED TREISE, 26, Minneapolis

2. JOSH MORK, 37, Lino Lakes

The battle for the top spot was tight. With a 2-0 record, Ted was the only athlete, male or female, who was undefeated in two-or-more Minnesota races this year. Josh raced three times, posting a win at Big Lake and two 2nds (Clearwater and Square Lake). The Committee loved the fact that Mork raced three times, and that his 2nds were behind stars Treise and David Thompson. Still, Ted, the AOY recipient, outraced Josh in their head-to-head confrontation, giving him the slight edge here.

Mork has been ranked #2 on Team Minnesota the last two years....

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Treise & McGregor Are "Athletes of the Year"...

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2020shyannebeach.png MINNESOTA MULTISPORT HONORS - The battles for male and female ATHLETE OF THE YEAR came down to mano a mano, which is not actually gender specific, duels between TED TREISE and JOSH MORK, and DIANE HANKEE and SHYANNE MCGREGOR.

Let's break it down:

Ted won both of the local races he entered. At Green Lake Olympic he outraced runner-up / 6-time Minnesota Master of the Year (including 2020) KEVIN O'CONNOR by 2:23, after which he won at Graniteman Clearwater, the deepest men's race of the season, relegating Mork to 2nd place, 1:10 in arrears....

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Happy Thanksgiving Weekend From MTN!

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Happy Thanksgiving Weekend from MTN!

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Thompson & McGregor Throw Down POYs....

 

cherylzsquare.pngPhoto - Though DKT and Shyanne McGregor were overall Performance of the Year recipients, we thought it would be cool to post a pic of phenomenal 55-year-old CHERYL ZITUR, whose overall victory at Square Lake Sprint was the POY for a Minnesota Grand Master and is arguably the Overall AG POY.

 

MINNESOTA MULTISPORT AWARDS - Most would agree that SHYANNE MCGREGOR's 9:47:52 at Ironman Florida was the clear women's 2020 PERFORMANCE OF THE YEAR. The second best performance by a woman last year? Once again, that belonged to the mother of three from Duluth. Shyanne's dominant win at Graniteman Clearwater was a special effort. 

If there was a bronze medal for POY, that would go to DIANE HANKEE for her victory at Green Lake Olympic.

 

Male POY came down to a battle between a former pro--DAVID THOMPSON--and a current one--TED TREISE. Teddy's (He probably hates to be called Teddy?) win at Graniteman Clearwater was impressive. JOSH MORK needed to set an amateur course record in order to place 2nd, 1:10 behind Treise. It should be noted that Clearwater was the most competitive men's race of the season.

Was Ted's effort the POY, though? Not quite...

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