86 men from around the US, Canada, UK, Germany, and Singapore convened on the Hacker Festzelt for the 27th year. The Rookie of the Year (ROY) for 2019 hails from Atlanta. Congrats to Skip King. He really embraced the gemutlichkeit that makes Oktoberfest the special place that it is. I was humbled to have the Veteran of the year, Hackermeister (HAM) awarded to me (Ken Bloom) The guys really made me feel special on the occasion and MoJoe did a great job presenting the Vest to me.
Sunday, October 1, 2017
Devil Dog Ran Away With The ROY 17 Award.. Congrats Shawn Fritz
When one asks, What does it take to win the Rookie of the Year award?" look no further than this picture. Devil Dog exhibited the friendliness, joy, respect, and spirit of Oktoberfest from the minute he arrived into the Hacker Festzelt. He even arrived a day early, so this was a 4 day thrillride for Devil Dog. His father in law, Mikey O. was a proud peacock as the ROY hat was placed upon Devil Dog's head. Now he needs to break the news to his wife that he must return in 2018!!! Good Luck, Shawn and CONGRATULATIONS.