Turtle Race Archives - July 1, 2009


Turtle Race Winners!

The biggest week of the summer translated into the biggest turtle race of the season so far with 458 racers vying for the coveted grand champion honors. After the dust had settled on mainstreet, the crowds left and what only remained was the two victors, pictures were taken and the prizes were handed out to Grand Winner, 15 year old Zach Freyer of Lake Oswego, Oregon and Grand Slowpoke Winner, 8 year old Nathan Hasse of Norwood/Young America, MN.

The festivities started out with hundreds participating in the hula hoop and dance contests. While young people come up on the turtle mobile stage to lead the dances, it was the group that sang the Chicken Dance Song that was unique. They were Amy Knight of Fulton, IL; Nya Findley of Rockton, IL; Gabby Beghtel of Roscoe, IL; and Rachel Munson of Dodge Center, MN. Next came the YMCA dance leaders. These talented young people were Francesca Trella of Eden Praire, MN; Cam Beghtel of Roscoe, IL; Zach Sullivan of Omaha, NE; and Sarah Legried of Plymouth, MN.

The first turtle race of the day is the Resort Turtle Race. Eleven resorts participated. They were Timber Trails, Quiet Woods, Longville Inn, Pine Haven, Camp O’ My Dreams, Deer Trail, Longville Campground, DOK Holiday, Little Boy Resort, Tri-Birches, Pine Ridge and Girl Lake. The winner was 11 year old Erin Jacobson of Monticello, MN who with her family, were vacationing at DOK Holiday Resort.

The winners of the Valley Fair Tickets, compliments of BL Broadcasting of Brainerd, MN and radio station WJJY were 11 year old Rachel Munson of Dodge Center, MN and Alex Knutsen of Red Wing, MN.
The next Turtle Race is July 4th.


Resort Turtle Race Winner: Representing DOK Holiday Resort
Erin Jacobson, Age 11 from Monticello, MN

Chicken Dance Singers: Left to Right:
Amy Knight from Fulton, IL - Nya Findley from Rockton, IL
Gabby Beghtel from Roscoe, IL - Rachel Munson from Dodge Center, MN

Turtle Race Winners:

Front Row, L to R:
Grand Winner: Zach Freyer, Age 15 from Lake Oswego, OR
Grand Slowpoke Winner: Nathan Hasse, Age 8 from Norwood-Young America, MN

2nd Row, L to R:
Ryan Skajewski, Judge; McKenzie MacFarlane, Judge; Marisa Skajewski, Judge

Back Row, L to R:
John Weins, Announcer and Pat Boen, Chief Judge

YMCA Dancers: L to R:
Francesca Trella from Eden Prairie, MN - Cam Beghtel from Roscoe, IL
Zach Sullivan from Omaha, NE - Sarah Legried from Plymouth, MN

Winners to Valleyfair Drawing:
Sponsored by BL Broadcasting of Brainerd, MN and radio station WJJY:
Rachel Munson from Dodge Center, MN and Alex Knutsen from Red Wing, MN



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