Up for the Dam Challenge?

After getting pre- and post-run reports from Shane Sherman and checking in on the team’s progress via a GPS tracking system throughout its record-establishing Dam Challenge adventure on Missouri’s Lake of the Ozarks last Saturday, it hit me that even if the grassroots-style record run was a bit spontaneous, the unique challenge just might catch on.

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The Missouri-based team celebrates establishing the Dam Challenge record on Lake of the Ozarks. Photo courtesy Shane Sherman

Sherman, who is from Lake Ozark, joined a team of fellow Missouri natives—Tyson Garvin (Joplin), Tristan Collins (Joplin), Andy Sanders (Osage Beach) and Michael Donahue (Warsaw)—to complete the first Dam Challenge in a Douglas Marine-built 39-foot Skater Powerboats V-bottom powered by twin 480-hp Cummins diesel engines and Arneson ASD8 surface drives.

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