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Pioneer seeking 2022 Sportsperson of the Year submissions

The Pioneer wants to hear from you: Who is worthy of being named the Pioneer Sportsperson of the Year? The winner could be anyone: An athlete, a coach, an administrator or any other figure who’s made a mark within the Bemidji area’s sports landscape this year. Criteria considered are successes within sports, impact in the community and the lasting significance of accomplishments or influence.

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The Pioneer sports staff has witnessed and documented plenty of figures excelling in the sports world in 2022, and it’s time to determine who has most significantly gone above and beyond in the Bemidji area.

The Pioneer wants to hear from you: Who is worthy of being named the Pioneer Sportsperson of the Year?

The winner could be anyone: An athlete, a coach, an administrator or any other figure who’s made a mark within the Bemidji area’s sports landscape this year. Criteria considered are successes within sports, impact in the community and the lasting significance of accomplishments or influence.

To submit your nominee, fill out the Google Form linked here. Alternatively, you can email sports@bemidjipioneer.com with your submission, why you think the candidate is deserving, any applicable stats and/or information, and, if available, contact information for the nominee.

A winner will be selected by the Pioneer sports staff and announced in late December.

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The Pioneer Sportsperson of the Year award began in 2020. Bemidji High School activities director Troy Hendricks won the inaugural award , while Bemidji State women's basketball head coach Chelsea (DeVille) Stoltenberg won in 2021.

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