Area athletes compete in triathlon
Swimmers, bikers and runners enjoyed stellar weather for the 10th annual Northwoods Triathlon in Nevis Saturday.
Brooks Grossinger, 35, of Mayer once again crossed the finish line in first place with a time of 58:05. David Lewis, 38, of Nevis was second in the field of 252 finishers with a time of 1:02:44. And Kevin George, 31, of Park Rapids finished third, with a time of 1:04:12.
Other area competitors and their rank and times are Matthew Backmann, 34, Park Rapids, 12th, 1:08:19; Neil King, 62, Nevis, 14th, 1:08:47; David Bjorklund, 44, Park Rapids, 19th, 1:10:04; Chris Godwin, 37, Nevis, 45th, 1:16:29; Kent Fritze, 44, Park Rapids, 70th, 1:19:33;
Angie Walther, 44, Park Rapids, 98th, 1:24:27; Mark Hewitt, 59, Park Rapids, 107th, 1:25:22; Jesse Munson, 27, Park Rapids, 116th, 1:26:09; Chris Shaw, 17, Park Rapids, 139th, 1:30:35; Kristen Lund, 37, Park Rapids, 140th, 1:30:47; Emily Munson, 27, Park Rapids, 149th, 1:32:22; Olaf Netteberg, 42, Nevis, 150th, 1:32:26; Nikki Davis, 32, Park Rapids, 158th, 1:33:34;
Donald Gytri, 60, Park Rapids, 166th, 1:34:38; Justin Isaacson, 35, Nevis, 175th, 1:35:37; John Smith, 61, Nevis, 178th, 1:36:11; Bruce Bolton, 50, Nevis, 179th, 1:36:52; Kay Netteberg, 46, Nevis, 184th, 1:37:17; Noelle Kuitunen-Johnson, 37, Nevis, 195th, 1:39:05; Nancy Lewis, 38, Nevis, 198th, 1:39:59;
Rebecca Scraper, 28, Park Rapids, 211th, 1:42:57; Shelly Mahowald, 50, Nevis, 218th, 1:45:20; Nicholas Bolton, 23, Nevis, 228th, 1:48:54; Brandi Backmann, 36, Park Rapids, 230th, 1:49:33; Kjera Gustafson, 21, Nevis, 232nd, 1:50:43, and Ed Bolton, 74, Nevis, 242nd, with a time of 1:55:05.
The Blonde Ambition Trio, comprised of Kathy Stenberg, Leah Walters and Paige Walters, of Nevis, came in first in the female relay competitors with a time of 1:15:38.
The coed relay team WAHEHE - Beth Hirt and Rodney Helm of Park Rapids and Brian Perez of Salisbury, Md. - crossed the finish line first, with 1:13:10.
Team Goebel - Sam, Lyle and Glen - were first in the male relay competition with 1:02:38 registering on the clock.