Survival Skills Put to Test in Crab Fest Race

Jay Barrett/KMXT

The 36th Annual Norm Holm Memorial Survival Suit Race drew a half-dozen teams on Saturday. The Crab Fest staple pits the four-member teams in a race down the Saint Paul Harbor ramp, where the they must all don survival suits and then swim to a life raft tied up to A-Float. The clock doesn’t stop until the last team member is on board.

Oscar’s Dock and the railing above the tidal grid were lined with cheering throngs as the team “Rescue Swimmers” won handily this year. Made up of team members Dave Burns, Jon Kreslee, Keola Marfil and Justin Munk, they clocked a time of only 1-minute 22-seconds.

Eighteen-seconds behind in second place were the “Wu Tang for Da Children” team of Celest Beck-Goodell, Carl Burnside, Cole Christiansen, and Axl LeVan, who cleared the water in 1-minute 40-seconds. Right behind them in third-place, at 1-minute 48-seconds, was team “Dirty Deeds,” featuring Robert Frets, Elinore Millstein, Chloe Nelson, and Nathan Schauff.

Rounding out the field were the “Fish and Game Flounders,” “The Refugees,” and boosters of “Kodiak High School Soccer.”

We have full results after the jump.

36th Race
Norm Holm Memorial Survival Suit Race Results
May 23, 2015
Kodiak Rescue Swimmers – 1:22:43
Justin Munk, Dave Burns, Keola Marfil, Jon Kreslee
Wu-Tang for Da Children – 1:40:43
Carl Burnside, Axl  LeVan, Cole Christiansen, Celeste Beck-Goodell
Dirty Deeds – 1:48:31
Elinore Millstein, Chloe Nelson, Nathan Schauff, Robert Frets
Fish & Game Flounderers – 2:09:61
Doug Dorner, James Jackson, Ryan Burt, Todd Anderson
The Refugees – 2:21:40
Matt Thomas, Randall Friendly, Andy Orlando, Danny Hernandez
Kodiak High School Soccer – 3:39:92
Muiu Starr-Hollow, Chloe Starr-Hollow, Matt Schauff, O’Brien Starr-Hallow

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