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Richard Smith

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Richard Smith

Souderton, PA

We race offshore boats. The downside to that is that if things go bad, the boat sinks. This May, that is what happened to us. After a collision, our boat sank. It sat on the bottom of the Atlantic Ocean for 9 days before it could be recovered.

Our team proved that they are champions by rebuilding our boat and getting back on the race course by season's end, finishing 3rd in the Offshore Powerboat Association World Championship.

Being a champion is more that checkered flags and trophies. It is the strength and character to battle past setbacks. It is the relentless determination to do whatever it takes to take the green flag.