From The Great Reno Balloon Race:
The Great Reno Balloon Race (GRBR) wrapped up its 32nd annual event on Sunday, Sept. 8, where 90 balloonists took flight into Reno's sky to compete for a chance to win their share of an $11,000 prize purse. The top 10 pilots were recognized at an awards banquet following the event. The pilots included:
1. Steve Wilkinson CA (Sponsored by Raley's)
2. David Lynch CA (Sponsored by Pacific States Communication)
3. Doug Campbell NV (Sponsored by Sani-Hut)
4. Mike Kijak CA (Sponsored by Medtech Services, Inc.)
5. Brian Keown CA (Sponsored by Raley's)
6. Allen Anderson NV (Sponsored by Kersey Family)
7. Kevin Herschman AR (Sponsored by Peppermill Resort Casino Spa)
8. Dan Walsh CA (Sponsored by Nancy Gilbert, Attorney)
9. Andrew Petrehn ID (Sponsored by Draper Strategies and Communications)
10. Dana Thornton CA (Sponsored by Muckel Anderson)
"This was a great year for the Balloon Race," said Pete Copeland, executive director for GRBR. "This is the first, in several years, that the balloons were able to fly all four days of the event. We'd like to thank the volunteers, pilots, sponsors and community members for making this year's event a success.
The event also celebrated its 30 anniversary of Dawn Patrol, and was recognized by Reno Mayor Bob Cashell with a proclamation naming Friday, Sept. 6 ‘Great Reno Balloon Race Day'.
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From The Great Reno Balloon Race