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The Boys Are Back in Town

It's fun to prognosticate. And it's fun to be right.

But it's even more fun to be wrong!

Huh?

Being wrong typically demonstrates that the status quo is being shaken up. This is good for the sport and the Minnesota scene. A recent example of our being blissfully wrong was when we predicted that Steve Sander would win the Chain of Lakes Triathlon. Steve had a good race but was beaten by upstart Sam Janicki, a youngster whose previous results were sub-stellar. But young guys (and gals) sometimes make quantum improvements. Sam sure did.

Examples of our flubbed predictions in 2009?

* Manitou winner- Devon Palmer (MTN Prediction: Kevin O'Connor) - This win served as a launching pad for Devon's stellar season.

* New Bri Tri winner- Greta Simpson (MTN - Jody Quesnell)

* Buffalo Sprint winner- Troy Anderson (MTN - Jesse Nelson)

* Life Time Fitness Elite winner- Devon Palmer (MTN - Mark Harms, Jared Woodford, Nathan White) - We should have known better!

* Chaska winner- Suzie Finger (MTN - Christina Roberts)

* Brewhouse winners- Jon Balabuck & Heidi Keller Miler (MTN - Brian Bich & Marlo McGaver)

* Green Lake Olympic winner- Cindy Blackstock (MTN -Laurel Sundberg)

* Pigman Half winner- Kortney Haag (MTN - Alaina Neary or Julie Hull)


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