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Team Arctic's Dale Lindbeck Wins 2013 Grantsburg Watercross


(7/23/2013)

Team Arctic watercross Dale Lindbeck wins 2013 Grantsburg watercross. Photo: SledRacer.com

A huge cyber high-five to Team Arctic's Dale Lindbeck for once again cashing in his chips to win the Pro Open oval finat at the IWA World Championships of Watercross in Grantsburg, Wis.

This year marked the 37th running of the Grantsburg World Championships and Dale's fourth win in the prestigious event. I love that Dale is still on top of this awesome sport. It's true that he wasn't one of the original "inventors" like Mark Maki, but Lindbeck has certainly perfected the art of racing sleds on water.

Here's what he said to me regarding his long history of watercross and Granstburg:

"That places me in a small group of 4-time winners. I beleave only one guy has more, and I won't live long enough to catch him (Mark Maki). I went to my first Grantsburg in the summer of 1987 and thought to myself that it didn't look too difficult. I started racing the next year there and haven't quit since.

"By the way... I was wrong! It can be really hard to race on water. The good guys just make it look easy!"

Anyway, congrats to Dale and all the watercross racers who continue to push the pace at Grantsburg and everywhere else they race on water.



Comments (2):

Aasen says:
7/27/2013 2:44:00 PM

Congratulations Dale.
Takashi says:
10/9/2015 1:12:00 AM

What kind of preaching did they have at that time and place that they were wlliing to say this? I think Dustin's qualifications are pretty important. I would question Bill: If a tree falls in the forest and no one is around, does it still make a sound?having preached myself, and with the state of preaching today, I would have a hard time saying this confession. I would probably say it without the capital W on the second word . Or, I'd mutter under my breath some words in the middle: The preaching of the Word of God wants to be the Word of God. Or, I'd put it this way: The preaching of the Word of God, if it is the preaching of the Word of God, is the Word of God. Or else my understanding of is would carry some of the qualifications Dustin raised, and David showed us from the following phrases. (Although, to the lawfully called I might add something about the being spirit-led, after all, the Word is our authority, but this is exercised through Scripture, the Spirit, and the community).Maybe that is even more audacious of me to change a confession, but I have problems with option #3. That is can't be an equals sign . The problem with option #1 is that it sounds like preaching can never be the Word of God. I think God still speaks through preaching. So I'd probably take some form of option #2. Sure, it is audacious to think that our bridge, or our channel to God’s Word is a better way for God’s Word to come to us than by God’s own delivery of his Word by himself directly by his Spirit , but we didn't make it that way, God did. The ascension and pentecost have invested human action with a lot of meaning. That doesn't mean we can mechanically do things as though we are God, but it does mean that whenever he wants (in my case, usually with my worst sermons), God may speak through our speech. This is our hope.

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