Ron Salter

New Auburn's Ron Salter is the 2020 Association of Wisconsin Snowmobile Clubs Snowmobiler of the Year.

Salter wins AWSC award

Ron Salter, of New Auburn, won the Association of Wisconsin Snowmobile Clubs 2020 Snowmobiler of the Year award.

Salter has been involved in snowmobiling for over 54 years. An honorary member of the Back 40 Trail Riders Snowmobile Club, Salter has been an active member of the snowmobiling community wherever he has lived.

He has served in many capacities at snowmobiling clubs over the years, including board of directors, trail leader and trail establishment.

Salter, 86, averages over 1,000 miles per winter on a snowmobile.

UWEC runner honored

UW-Eau Claire senior Connor Dolan was named the recipient of the WIAC’s Max Sparger Men’s Cross Country Scholar-Athlete Award on Tuesday.

Dolan sports a 3.81 grade point average with a major in biochemistry/molecular biology. He was an All-American in 2019, and is a two-time All-Midwest Region pick.

To be eligible for the award, a student-athlete must maintain a 3.50 grade point average, be on schedule to graduate in the current academic year and have competed for at least two years.

From staff reports