Winners of the Sugoi Tri Suits, Gu, and Roctane

>> Monday, December 21, 2009

Holy entries, Batman!! There were 370 comments on last weeks post (200 in the first 12 hours!!), and they were all people that wanted to win a 1 piece Sugoi Tri Suit, a 2 piece Sugoi Tri Suit, 2 different kinds of Gu, and some Roctane!

Yesterday, I got to work. I printed out all the comments. It was 50 pages! Then I gave each comment 1 number (or 2 or 3 if they had “earned” extra entries). The numbers went up to 705! Here’s the stack of numbered printouts:

I had the same numbers still lying around from the book giveaway 2 weeks ago, so I threw these numbers into the hat to start the drawing:

(Let me take this moment to let you know that I DO know about and how they can pick a random number for me at the click of a mouse. But that's not NEARLY as fun. And I have a distrust for computers. So doing it "analog" is more comfortable to me.)

I had a post-it note ready to be filled in with winners:

I first drew for the 1 piece tri suit. I pulled out a 2. I put that back in. Then I pulled out a 0. I put that back in. And finally I pulled out a 6. So the winner was 206. I looked on my big list of printouts. Who was 206? I had to laugh out loud (I believe the kids now-a-days say “LOL”). It was local racing / interval running buddy Jen Rife. My first thought was displayed in the subject line of an e-mail to her: “Like YOU need to be any faster!...” (Last year, she raced 2 olys in 2:31 and a 2:35!). My second thought was “Oh crap, I hope people don’t think this is rigged!!” So I decided to draw names for the Gu and Roctane, but I’d wait until Pharmie got home (in order to have a witness) before I drew for the 2 piece tri suit. Does that reasoning make sense? I think so.

Next I drew for the Vanilla Gingerbread Gu. Three numbers later, I was looking at Audrey’s comment, so she wins the Gu!

Next, I hopped on Facebook to draw a winner from the “Steve in a Speedo” fan page who would get the Roctane. I LOVE Roctane, and that stuff’s spendy, so this is a great prize! I drew 3 numbers and scrolled through the members to find the winner. It was Phillip:

(I put that image up just to be a jerk and show others JUST how CLOSE they came to winning $60 of sweet, sweet, Roctane! Ha! Sorry!)

Next, I went to the followers of the SteveinaSpeedo Twitter feed to draw for a winner of the Mint Chocolate Gu (which was a flavor many people were raving around in their “entry comments” last week). I drew 3 numbers and scrolled to find the winner. It was Lora, AKA BlondeRunner:

(Proof I didn’t cheat: As you can see, Lora’s current tweet was about loving salads, and I STILL let her win. Ha!)

So that did it EXCEPT for the 2 piece tri suit:

When Pharmie got home, we finally drew for the last winner. Here I am pulling the first number from my hat:

It was a 4. Correction, it was a “Pirate 4:”

I put the 4 back in, and then pulled out a 6. I put the 6 back in, and then pulled out a 1. So the 2 piece tri suit winner was 461. Who was 461? I had to look:

It was BadgerGirl (from WI [obviously]). Congrats!!

So, here’s the recap of the big winners:

Jen Rife wins this:

BadgerGirl wins this:

Audrey wins 2 boxes of this:

Phillip wins 2 boxes of this:

Lora E. wins 2 boxes of this:

You 5 winners, please contact me so I can pass your e-mail along to the people at Sugoi and Gu so they can send out your winnings! (stevestenzelphotography [at] yahoo [dot] com)

I have an issue with all of this. I’ve done 4 different giveaways over the last 6 months or so, and 11 different people have won some great stuff (shoes, recovery shakes, books, and all this Gu and Sugoi stuff). But only 2 of those 11 have been dudes! Come on guys!! We need to pick up the pace!!

On that note, I’ll be sharing yet another giveaway with you guys later this week. Would you like to spend 5 days skiing with 3 friends in Tahoe? Yes? Then check back later.

One final big THANKS to the people at Gu, Sugoi, and Outside PR for being so generous! Thanks guys! This was fun!


Borsch 10:11 AM, December 21, 2009  

oooo....a trip! I need that!

blonderunner 10:23 AM, December 21, 2009  

Thanks Steve. (P.S. I do love salad lol)

NJ 10:34 AM, December 21, 2009  

Dang! I was one away from the Roctane! That was cruel to post that graphic, Steve. HAHA Thanks for the chance...maybe next time.

teacherwoman 10:37 AM, December 21, 2009  

Congrats to the winners! How cool are you!

Steve Stenzel 10:37 AM, December 21, 2009  

@NJ: Ha! Yeah, that's why I do it! Don't you ALMOST feel like a winner!!...

(Jeez, I'm a jerk!!)

Badgergirl 10:59 AM, December 21, 2009  

Santa Claus came early to Badgergirl's house! Thanks for hosting the giveaway Steve!

Anonymous,  11:25 AM, December 21, 2009  

Steve!!!!! I think "Pirate 4" is a really good look. In fact, I'm going to start using it. No worries, you get all the credit.

Also, I just got your email- I'm SO pumped to send this Sugoi gear and GU galore out to the winners!

AWESOME contest!!!!!!!!

Anonymous,  11:46 AM, December 21, 2009  

Enough of these minor distractions. It's time we started to think about the BIG NEW YEAR'S SPECIAL.

You better pull out the stops, man. ALL the way....

A suitable-for-framing centrefold featuring out one-and-only poster-boy.

Something to make Russ Meyer blush....

Dave 12:52 PM, December 21, 2009  

How about this for future drawings:

1. Comment - 1 entry
2. Facebook - 1 entry
3. Twitter - 1 entry
4. Y Chromosome - 1 entry


Anonymous,  1:20 PM, December 21, 2009  

When you squish "Steve in a Speedo" together (a la the Twitter link), it sort of looks like your name is Steveina. I find that hilarious for no good reason.

SM 2:34 PM, December 21, 2009  

i guess there are just more women out there who like to see what you eat and the puss filled sores on your feet. who knew that would be sexy!

Mike Russell 3:49 PM, December 21, 2009  

Great giveaways Steve. You really know how to roll...

libgyrl 3:58 PM, December 21, 2009  

Congrats to the winners!

Though, Steve, did you start numbering with 1 or 100? I only ask as I note that all winners have 3 digits?!

Steve Stenzel 4:02 PM, December 21, 2009  

@libgyrl: Good question. I started with 1, but I had the number 0 in the hat too. So if I first drew a 0, that would have meant it was someone between 1-99. But it just didn't happen! All the winners were in the 100s, 200s, or 400s!

RunningLaur 5:45 PM, December 21, 2009  

Congrats to the winners - you had a great turn out!

Audrey 8:09 PM, December 21, 2009  

REGIFT! REGIFT! You can regift the GU I won. It's just not for me. Good contest though!

Steve Stenzel 8:50 PM, December 21, 2009  

Thanks Audrey! We already found another winner!

Sara Cox Landolt 8:07 AM, December 22, 2009  

Thanks Steve, GU, Sugoi (!!!) and Outside PR, sweet contest & I was super close, so I got the adrenaline rush. :-)

libgyrl 8:13 AM, December 22, 2009  

Steve, I knew you had the solution! You are so smart, fair, and fast.

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