16 year old challenges END-WET
16 year old Braydon Love from Jamestown was the youngest swimmer to take on the mighty Red River of the North during the inaugual Extreme North Dakota Watersports Endurance Test (END-WET). The event was put on by ENDracing, Ground UP's partner organization, and pitted boaters, stand up paddle boarders, and, yes, swimmers against 27 miles of river. Starting in East Grand Forks, MN, and finishing in Oslo, MN, Braydon and his team-mate Ben Smith, swapped miles as they raced for victory in the relay team category. They managed stay with team BryceNation, a five woman squad that included North Dakota State Champion Hannah Whitehead, until the last few miles of the race, when fatigue (and more individual miles) saw them lose a couple minutes and finish in second place with a time of roughly eight and a half hours.
Braydon exemplifies what Ground UP is all about - kids seeking their potential and blasting through traditionally held boundaries. Way to go!