75 men from around the US (and Europe) convened on the Hacker Festzelt for the 23rd year. Devil Dog, Shawn Fritz exhibited the "gemutlichkeit" of the new ROY17 and will enjoy the coveted ROY hat for the next year. Long overdue, 7 aka VI took home the HAM17 award as veteran of the year!! Congrats to both. The Spirit of Ofest was ever present. No wonder this group continues to get more popular.
Sunday, October 1, 2017
Seven Is The Hacker Meister, HAM17 Winner. Long Overdue!!!
Seven has been enjoying Oktoberfest since his first day entering the Hacker Festzelt in 2007 when he won the ROY07 award. He then took on the nickname of Seven since he was so proud of his reign. Seven continues to embrace the "gemutlichkeit" on a daily basis and has that huge smile for everyone. Inside the tent, you don't have to look far to see Seven (aka VI) stomping on tables, taking his shirt off, and sharing his smile with everyone. Congratulations, Steve Venema on earning the HAM award as Veteran of the Year 2017.