Updated: Nick Swaney for Congress

Congratulations to UNI Panther Cross Country Coach Dave Paulsen, winner of the 2nd Annual KXEL Celebrity Milking Contest during the National Cattle Congress Fair.

Other participating celebrities included Cedar Falls Mayor Jim Brown, Waterloo Mayor Pro Tem Ron Welper, Waterloo East High School Principal Marla Padget, and various personalities from KXEL and its companion stations.

For a video documenting Nick Swaney’s experience during the competition, click here.

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Represents Team in Lactic Competition Thursday

The National Cattle Congress grounds – home of McElroy Auditorium – are native soil to the Waterloo Black Hawks: site of the Hawks’ first seven championships and other glorious moments in team history.

As the 106th National Cattle Congress Fair opens Thursday in Waterloo, Black Hawks forward Nick Swaney will try to enrich that storied legacy with another championship when he represents the organization during the Second Annual KXEL Celebrity Cow Milking Contest.  Competing against the cream of local civic and media notables at 11 a.m., the veteran forward will try to break away from the herd.

This new challenge for the University of Minnesota-Duluth recruit comes after his 30-goal, bell cow-effort paced the Hawks during the 2015/16 United States Hockey League regular season.  Speaking of cows and bells, Swaney will doubtless draw inspiration thinking of the frothy support provided by local fans with their preferred noise-makers.

Hawks fans attending the National Cattle Congress festivities can hoof it to the fairgrounds concourse to enjoy the proceedings.  Those only able to skim the airwaves can find live radio coverage of the event provided by News/Talk 1540 KXEL.

Swaney and the Hawks turn their attention to curdling the Des Moines Buccaneers as the USHL exhibition schedule concludes this weekend.  After visiting the Bucs Friday, Waterloo will seek to put Des Moines out to pasture in the preseason finale on Saturday at Young Arena.  Tickets for all seats are just $7; for more information, call the Domino’s Black Hawks Box Office at 319.291.7680.

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