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The Bladder Grabber is a triple-elimination Fast contest, held for the past 25 years in Snohomish, Washington, a few miles north of Seattle. This year, there were 39 entries.
Dave Owen brought these planes. He needed more of them. Or perhaps not.
The winners: Dave Owen, Jeffrey Rein, Tim Strom, Mitch Cleveland, and Darrin Albert, joined by Ken Burdick, the center marshal.
Owen does a victory dance in the tradition of his people. Anthropologists suggest it may be a symbolic re-enactment of one of his triumphs.
Darrin Albert waits (patiently) for Jeff Rein to quit talking.
Ed Brzys and Chuck Rudner
Jeff Rein (what's he talking about now?)
Norm McFadden and Mike Petri
Rich Stubblefield (where's his hat?)
Mike Willcox took pictures too.
Mark Rudner flies while Steve Kott waits (patiently).
Holden Hill (Greg Hill's son)
Chuck Rudner flies while Melissa Huber waits (patiently).
Guess who won?
Pete Athens offers support.
Chuck is philosohpical while Pete continues to be understanding.
Chris Jensen and Pete Athans
Darrin Albert and Howard Rush
George Cleveland and Ken Burdick