AUBURN, WA – The 2023 T-Rex World Championships Final Heat was a dazzler. Three T-Rexs hit the finish line right together.
After watching the replay on the Big Screen, the officials came to the agreement that Boto Rex (#5), Ocean Kim from Kauai, HI hit the wire first.
Deno the Dino (#7), Colton Winegar from Boise, ID got second and Rex Ray Machine (#3), Seth Hirschi, Renton, WA third.
Both Kim and Winegar work for Tri-Guard Pest Control who had 40 employees in the races. Tri-Guard started the T-Rex race at Emerald Downs as a team building outing in 2017. The races were dedicated to Terry Richards, Tri-Guard’s CEO who passed away tragically in a small plane crash earlier this year.
The T-Rex World Championships had over 200 participants. Each of the eight heat winners qualified for the Championship. The distance of the race was 100 yards.
The T-Rexs came from many miles away. Texas, Ohio, Virginia, Louisiana, Oregon, California and Idaho all had racers.
CHAMPIONSHIP RUNNERS (All won a qualifying heat)
#1, Tiberias Rex A Quan, Paul Perry, Bonney Lake, WA
#2, Dinoman, Holt, Prosser, WA
#3, Rex Ray Machine, Seth Hirschi, Renton, WA – 3RD
#4, Sexy Rexy, Dionte, New Mexico
#5, Boto Rex, Ocean Kim, Kauai, HI – 1ST
#6, Big Chomper, Devyrn, Idaho Falls, ID
#7, Deno the Dino, Colton Winegar, Boise, ID – 2ND
#8, Dev-a-saures, Dev, Seattle, WA
#9, Rex-Op, Ethan, Meridian, ID
The first race of the day was the Kids Race. Many kids dressed up as a T-Rex and the winner was Ezra Moaalii of Covington.