Guam – The 2012 WOWSA Man of the Year has come down to a sprint for the finish between 2 of the 15 nominees – Benjamin Schulte of Guam and Stephen Redmond of Ireland.
16-year-old Benjamin Schulte of Guam was among the 15 nominees for the 2012 World Open Water Swimming Man of the Year and his performance at the 2012 London Olympics earned him 10th spot in the Sports Illustrated 14 Memorable Moments of the 2012 Olympics.
Winning this title will go a long way to help:
1. Elevate Guam’s presence in the World’s Swimming Arena and Guam in general around the World;
2. Inspire the World’s Youth that they too can “LIVE THEIR DREAM”; and
3. Generate Substantial Corporate Sponsorship for Guam atthe 2016 Olympics in Rio
Benji’s World Open Water Swimming Association nomination reads:
“He was a boy among men, a neophyte against veterans. But the 16-year-old teenager from Guam proved grace under pressure and proudly represented not only his small nation, but also every open water swimmer who has persevered under the less-than-favorable conditions. Benjamin
Schulte competed at the 2012 London Olympic Games against men double his age, significantly stronger and much more experienced. Schulte had no chance at winning and quickly fell off the pace in front of a worldwide TV audience, swimming alone in front of 30,000 spectators lining the banks of the Serpentine. But he gave it his all, swimming faster than expected and showing his potential for the next few Olympics. For his grit at never giving anything less than 100%, for his future upside demonstrated on the world’s biggest stage, for his maturity and pride in embodying the Olympic ideal, young Benjamin Schulte is a worthy nominee for the 2012 WOWSA Open Water Swimming Man of the Year.”
Schulte is currently in second place and supporters of Guam swiming are urging island resdients to go online and vote for Schulte. In the past 48 hours the lead has been swapping back and forth with as little as two votes to 50 votes between
Please vote Benjamin Schulte, Fearless Olympic Marathoner at:
READ the release below:
There is a fierce race to earn the Man of the Year and it looks like Africa and Guam are in the running and we are trying to encourage all our friends to cast their vote for Benji – For GUAM!!! Can you help promote this to all your social media friends?
Voting instructions are easy:
1. Click on this site: http://www.worldopenwaterswimmingassociation.com/2012-wowsa-man-of-the-year-nominees/
2. Click on the button next to Benjamin Schulte (Guam)–Fearless Olympic Marathoner (first one on the list).
3. Scroll down the page and click “vote”.