Snowmobiler of the Year ~ Allen Hoesel Mandan, ND
Riding snowmobile for 43 years, Allen Hoesel is the 2013-2014 Snowmobiler of the Year. He was nominated by his fellow club members from the Rough Rider Snowmobile Association for his Go Big or Go Home efforts in generating excitement and promoting the local snowmobile club. An intricate part in club functions, he has helped establish and work Show n Shine and Demo Days. Club members display personal snowmobiles and setup dealer displays in the Kirkwood Mall to generate excitement for the outdoor winter activities at Show n Shine. Demo Days was created as a way to give back to the local dealers that sponsor the clubs. It’s a day the public is invited to enjoy and test ride new machines including snowmobiles, side by sides and much more. His focus has helped steer the club to give back to their supporters, so the club holds annual dealer open houses providing hot dogs, pop and chips to everyone that stops in for a visit. Al would give Dale Deibert a run for his money with the number of raffle tickets he sells in a season too. He’s a firm believer in volunteering and lending a helping hand and serves as an asset for the local snowmobile club and the state snowmobile program; Congrats Al!