Drambuie Warriors Edge Out Strong Dutch and Brazilian Teams to Emerge Victorious in 2009 Drambuie Pursuit
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The fourth annual Drambuie Pursuit tested the stamina of the four-person teams as they competed in events as diverse as white-water rafting, mountain biking, buggy racing and archery.
Although the Pursuit wasn’t their first adventure together, the Drambuie Warriors were hooked after watching footage from last year’s event.
“We actually looked at videos online, and it looked pretty challenging,” Kern said. “I saw a lot of very exhausted people on the videos, but it looked exciting so we decided to sign up.”
Unlike some of the teams, the Warriors gained strength and momentum as they neared the finish line. Facing stiff competition from a Dutch team that worked extensively with personal trainers prior to the event and a Brazilian team that stayed in the top rankings, the German team rose to fourth after the hill climb. After moving up to second place during the white-water rafting challenge, the Warriors crossed the finish line in historic
The Pursuit welcomed a total of 13 teams — six American, two Canadian, two German, one Dutch, one Russian and one Brazilian — to recreate the legendary flight of
The Drambuie Warriors credit their victory to a simple formula of dogged determination and strong teamwork.
“We didn’t expect it to be that demanding,” Olszok said. “We thought the Brazilians were up-front and the Dutch guys were really strong, but I guess our team had the strongest team effort … and that’s why we won.”
Among the teams they beat were a foursome led by film and television actor Seann William Scott and another anchored by Cabral “Cabbie” Richards, a Canadian sports television personality.
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