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This site was last updated on February 15, 2008.
The Bladder Grabber is a triple-elimination Fast contest, held for the past 28 years in Snohomish, Washington, a few miles north of Seattle.
This year, there were 15 entries.
Behind every successful woman, there's a good pit crew.
Tim, Tom Jr, Tom, and Tony
Mel Lyne and Bob Smiley
Darrin Albert and Ron Enos
The pull-test machine in action
Rich Connel pulling
Tony Huber (Milissa'a uncle)
Bob Huber (Milissa's dad)
Howard Rush and Milissa Huber
Tom Strom and Dick Salter
One of Dick Salter's planes
Howard brought a Son of Snort, but didn't fly it
Tim Strom and Tom Strom, Jr.
Plenty of room to fly
Tony Huber and Jeffrey Rein
One of Darrin Albert's planes
Darrin Albert and Ron Enos (Ron later dissected the plane with a pocket knife)
Tom Strom and Tom Jr launch
One of Howard's planes, after!
Bob Carver was generous with the loot
Friends of Jon Spain
Jeffrey Rein entertains with a rendition of Fokken A.
Howard ponders his winnings
Millisa Huber, first woman winner, and probably the youngest winner
Bob Carver and Millisa Huber