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The Outrageous River Derby: Walk on Water Challenge Awards

On Sunday August 9th, 5 Rivers Metroparks and DaytonCreate’s Innovation Collaborative hosted the annual Outrageous River Derby: Walk on Water Challenge. Sixteen teams competed in the event which highlighted the collaboration of artistic design and engineering invention to traverse the waters of the Great Miami River. The event was emceed by “The Commodore”, Jim Bucher of WDTN TV. Awards were given for the race itself as well as categories including Most Likely to Sink at the Dock, Best Costume, Engineering Creativity and Artistic Expression.

Award winning teams in all categories included:

The Bucketeer – Engineering Excellence
Wilson – Artistic Creativity
Poor Man’s Kayak – Most Outrageous Costume
Dusty Bottom – Most Likely to Sink at the Dock

Individual Derby:
1st= Dusty Bottom
2nd= More Barrels of Fun
3rd= Hi-Jacked

Adult Team:
Chico de Barge – Engineering Excellence
Wok on Water – Best Use of Theme
Sea Worthy Sea Horses – Most Outrageous Costumes
Message in a Bottle – Most Likely to Sink at the Dock

Adult Team Derby:
1st= Dangerous Business
2nd= Sea Worthy Sea Horses
3rd= Barrel of Laughs

Hoola Girls – Artistic Creativity

Spectators Choice Award:
River Rat

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