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Fort Scott Finishers among top teams in Governor's Weight Loss Challenge


From the Office of the Kansas Governor:

Kansas GovernorSam Brownback announced Tuesday that the first- and second-place winning teamsin the Governor's Weight Loss Challenge are ‘Wolf Pack' of the KansasDepartment of Corrections and ‘Ft. Scott Finishers' of the Kansas Department ofTransportation.

"Everyonewho completed the weight loss challenge is to be commended, and I'm glad to saythat the State of Kansas and local leaders are setting a positive example inthe fight against obesity," said Governor Brownback. "Congratulations to ‘WolfPack' and ‘Ft. Scott Finishers' for their tremendous success. Now we all haveto commit to upholding these healthy habits."

‘WolfPack' won $5,000 ($1,000 for each member) for coming in first with a totalweight loss of 19.02 percent. ‘Ft Scott Finishers' won $2,500 ($500 a person)at a close second with 18.98 percent total weight loss. Additionally, DavidBruton, a member of the team ‘Forestry, Fish and Game' from Kansas ForestService, won $1,000 for losing the highest percentage of individual weight.

‘Wolf Pack'members include Dave Vennell, Tommy Blankenship, Ashley Wilson, Karen Chmidlingand Dara Heineken. ‘Ft. Scott Finishers' are Norval Schnichels, Roy Widmar,John Clark, Charles Clay and Don Coffman.

Gov.Brownback also held a drawing to award the remainder of the $44,500 prize moneyto 37 of the 162 state employee teams that lost a higher percentage of weightthan the Governor's team. Teams did not need to be present at the event to win.The following sponsorsmade the monetary prizes possible: Coventry Health Care, UnitedHealth Group andKansas Beverage Association

TheGovernor's Weight Loss Challenge ran from Jan. 15 to May 15, with 1,026 teamsof five competing against the Governor's team, which included TransportationSec. Mike King, Labor Sec. Lana Gordon, Commerce Sec. Pat George and KansasAdjutant General Lee Tafanelli. A total of 44,409 pounds were lost in thecompetition.

 Thewinning team names and agency affiliation is as follows:


$500 Winners

Belly Dumpers - Department of Transportation 
Muffin Top Droppers - Dept of Health & Environment
The Phat to Fab Five - Dept of Health & Environment 
The Muscle Rustlers (PRC1) - Dept for Children and Families 
Fat 5 - Department of Revenue 
Hollywood Stars - Kansas Lottery 
The Marshmallow Resistance - Department of Education 
Caboose Cutters - Department of Revenue 
RxTreme Team - Board of Pharmacy 
Driver’s 5000 - Department of Revenue 
L.G. - Larned Juvenile Correct.Facil. 
ASAPA - Department of Education 
The CHASErs - Judicial Branch 
WALKFORCE - Norton Correctional Facility 
Skinny Wannabes - Department of Transportation 
SW LOSERS - Dept of Health & Environment
Maximum Deflection - Department of Transportation 
Law & Order - Special Weight Loss Unit - Attorney General 
CREAM - Dept for Children and Families 
Thin 2 Win - Department of Administration 
Not Into It - Department of Administration 
MisFits - Department of Revenue 
KSD Team Smile - School for the Deaf 
MISS FITS - Dept for Children and Families 
Shockers Thin It to Win It - Wichita State University
Show me the money - Department of Transportation 
Team Sassy by Summer - Dept for Children and Families 
Team 3D-Dieting Divas & Dudes - Dept for Children and Families 
Getting Healthy & Looking Good! - Department of Education 
Bums-away - Attorney General 
Fat Losers - Bank Commissioner 
Stressed in the City - Department of Transportation

$2,500 Winners

18th Judicial District 2 - Judicial Branch 
Bob's Blobs - Dept of Health & Environment 
The Resolute - Kansas Water Office 
BIG DROPPERS - Kansas Juvenile Corrections

$10,000 Winner

Water Weight Loss - Dept of Health & Environment

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