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Coast Guard Crews Compete in Annual Skills Competition

It looked like the crew of the Coast Guard Cutter Hickory was poised to pull off the upset. A crowd of blue-clad onlookers roared as boots scraped against wet asphalt in the Coast Guard Station Juneau parking lot.

The tug o’ war was the most anticipated event of the day at the Buoy Tender Roundup Olympics on Wednesday. The event brings Coast Guard vessels and their crews from all over the state together in Juneau.

The crew of the CGC Sycamore looked poised to follow up on its 2017 victory in the tug o’ war with multiple convincing victories en route to the finals. Midway through the final event, though, the crew of the Hickory (which has its homeport in Homer) was moving steadily backwards as the Sycamore crew looked tired.

Read more at the Juneau Empire

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