Great Reno Balloon Race Winners Announced - KTVN Channel 2 - Reno Tahoe News Weather, Video -

Great Reno Balloon Race Winners Announced

Posted: Updated:

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'.

For information about The Great Reno Balloon Race contact (775) 826-1181 or visit For the latest updates, find us on Facebook at or follow us on Twitter @RenoBalloon.

From The Great Reno Balloon Race

Powered by WorldNow
All content © Copyright 2000 - 2014 WorldNow and Sarkes Tarzian, Inc. All Rights Reserved. For more information on this site, please read our Privacy Policy and Terms of Service.