Jamie Proffitt Sets New END-WET Record

Jamie Proffitt Sets New END-WET Record

Jamie Proffitt set a new course record at the Extreme North Dakota Watersports Endurance Test (END-WET) down-river 57.9 km marathon swim from Belmont Park, North Dakota into East Grand Forks, Minnesota along the Red River of the North in 8 hours 32 minutes.

It was a very fast year. Proffitt, second-place Karen Zemlin, and third-place Seth Baetzold all broke the 8 hour 38 minute existing record set in 2014 by Kevin Kopplin. In previous years, the winners included Sarah Thomas in 9 hours 43 minutes in 2015, Sandra Frimerman-Bergquist in 10 hours 44 minutes in 2016, Sandra Frimerman-Bergquist in 10 hours 33 minutes in 2017, Sandra Frimerman-Bergquist in 9 hours 40 minutes in 2018, Sandra Frimerman-Bergquist in 9 hours 21 minutes in 2019, and Sarah Thomas in 13 hours 4 minutes in 2021.

Zemlin [shown below] pulled double-duty at the 2022 END-WET. The Triple Crowner from Minnesota was featured as the Guest Swimmer, and also gave Proffitt a good battle to boot.

Overall Results

  1. Jamie Proffitt (56, Oregon) 8 hours 32 minutes
  2. Karen Zemlin (54, Minnesota) 8 hours 33 minutes
  3. Seth Baetzold (27, Minnesota) 8 hours 34 minutes
  4. Emily Stausbøll (23, Denmark) 8 hours 54 minutes
  5. John Batchelder (41, Colorado) 9 hours 19 minutes
  6. Lauren Grous (38, Texas) 9 hours 23 minutes
  7. Edie Markovich (16, California) 9 hours 29 minutes
  8. Gene Kennedy (62, North Carolina) 9 hours 33 minutes
  9. Sharessa Gutierrez (41, Nebraska) 9 hours 38 minutes
  10. Mark Sheridan (48, UK) 9 hours 40 minutes
  11. Daniel O’Kane (41, Minnesota) 10 hours 0 minutes
  12. Michael David Miller (56, Minnesota) 10 hours 4 minutes
  13. Ivan Pancic (49, Missouri) 11 hours 7 minutes
  14. Timmy Garrett (60, Australia) 11 hours 49 minutes
  15. Roderick Carbonell (47, Missouri) DNF at mile 15
by Heather Perry Weafer

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