Turtle Race Archives - Aug. 12, 2015

 

Turtle Race Winners!

It was a hot day for Longville turtle racing Aug. 12. The turtles were fast and the competition was close – so close that both of the championship races ended in ties.
 
After 386 racers entered the racing circle, the grand champion race ended in a tie between Olivia Ambuhl, age 14, of Fridley, Minnesota, and Suzanne Bonnema, age 46, of Waconia, Minnesota. The slowpoke championship also resulted in a tie, with honors shared by Matt Anthonisen, age 15, of Albert Lea, Minnesota, and Beckett Schulz, age 1, of Red Wing, Minnesota.
 
The Chamber Resort Race, with an additional seven contestants, was won by Amy Martin, age 10, of Okojobi, Iowa. She was representing Little Boy Resort.
 
Although it was a warm day, racers and their families enjoyed the turtle race games, contests and food. The Longville Chamber would like to thank all of the volunteers who make this event possible, especially race announcer John Weins and his assistants, Sandy Weins and Gerry Broshar. This was the last race this summer for John and Sandy, and we hope they consider coming back next summer.
 
We would also like to recognize our race judges, Aly Wicks and Pat Boen, and the volunteers from VFW Post 772, Camp Olson YMCA and Luther Dell Bible Camp.
 
There is only one turtle race left this season, Wednesday, Aug. 19. Race registration and the contests and games open at 1 p.m. The Chamber Resort Race is held at 2 p.m., followed by the regular turtle races. Race registration is $3, which includes the rental of a turtle (or you can bring your own). Proceeds benefit community activities sponsored by the Longville Lakes Area Chamber of Commerce.


Final Results —
Grand Champions: Olivia Ambuhl, age 14, of Fridley, Minnesota, and Suzanne Bonnema, age 46, of Waconia, Minnesota
Grand Slowpokes: Matt Anthonisen, age 15, of Albert Lea, Minnesota, and Beckett Schulz, age 1, of Red Wing, Minnesota
Chamber Resort Race winner: Amy Martin, age 10, of Okojobi, Iowa, representing Little Boy Resort
 

 

 

 
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