2013 Grand Finale Weigh-in Results

The 2013 Challenge Champion has been crowned!

Thank you to everyone who attended the Grand Finale Weigh-in!  

As we have said before, you all should be so proud of the progress you have made! Even if you did not meet your weight loss goal, you have made a big step in the direction of taking control of your life. Keep up the good work and enjoy your healthy lifestyle! You are all winners!

Click here to view photos from the event!

Click here to view fun facts from this year's Challenge!

The Rewards!

The winner from each gym (Anytime Fitness of Eau Claire, BodyWorks, Curves-Eau Claire & Osseo, Curves-Menomonie, Gold's Gym, Highland Fitness, Chippewa Valley Family YMCA, Eau Claire YMCA) won a one-year membership to that gym! Here are the winners.

  • Anytime Fitness of Eau Claire - Donna (34.11% loss)
  • BodyWorks - Leinieman (15.94% loss)
  • Curves (Eau Claire & Osseo) - Dale (18.55% loss)
  • Curves (Menomonie) - 
  • Gold's Gym - M.J. (30.36% loss)
  • Highland Fitness - Buffy (33.13% loss)
  • YMCA Eau Claire - Pat (20.72% loss)
  • YMCA Chippewa Valley Family - evahhamilton (34.00% loss)

The At-Home Challenge Winner, Tina Yang, won a pair of Friday Country JAM tickets!

Everyone who weighed in at the Grand Finale Weigh-in with a 10% or more weight loss won a FREE general admission ticket to Country JAM!

The Finalists and Winners!


Here is a list of those who weighed in at the Grand Finale Weigh-in and reached their 10% weight loss goal.

Chippewa Valley Challenge


Weigh-in Location Nickname Total % Lost
Anytime Fitness Donna 34.11%
Anytime Fitness P.J. 20.94%
Anytime Fitness Buffy 14.99%
Anytime Fitness Anne 13.55%
Anytime Fitness Big D 13.53%
BodyWorks Athletic Club Leinieman 15.94%
BodyWorks Athletic Club Lauren 13.32%
BodyWorks Athletic Club purplepaisley7 13.24%
Curves - Eau Claire Kathleen 13.24%
Curves - Menomonie Little Sergeant 15.15%
Curves - Osseo Dale 18.55%
Curves - Osseo Pam 14.31%
Curves - Osseo Big Red 12.71%
Curves - Osseo Michelle 12.53%
Curves - Osseo Jen 11.71%
CVF YMCA evahhamilton 34.00%
CVF YMCA Scooter 32.39%
CVF YMCA MarathonICome 23.88%
CVF YMCA Boss 20.69%
CVF YMCA JacknRoo 17.86%
CVF YMCA pde66 14.87%
CVF YMCA Ruffles 11.11%
Eau Claire YMCA Pat 20.72%
Eau Claire YMCA Countrygirl 20.06%
Eau Claire YMCA Shorty 18.69%
Eau Claire YMCA Angel 17.36%
Eau Claire YMCA Rich 13.69%
Eau Claire YMCA Denise 11.01%
Gold's Gym M.J. 30.36%
Gold's Gym Jesse 18.22%
Gold's Gym Jeremy 16.12%
Gold's Gym Cat Balou 14.91%
Highland Fitness - East Buffy 33.13%
Highland Fitness - East Ztruck51 13.81%
Highland Fitness - East Mat 12.79%
Highland Fitness - East Missy 12.09%
Highland Fitness - East Gary 11.90%
Highland Fitness - East Shelly 10.31%
Highland Fitness - Hallie Joey 19.14%
Highland Fitness - Hallie Samantha 17.05%
Highland Fitness - Hallie Mike 14.60%
Highland Fitness - Hallie Melinda 10.96%
Highland Fitness - Hallie Britt 10.84%
Highland Fitness - West Brownie 24.10%
Highland Fitness - West Mr. G 21.88%


At-Home Challenge


Weigh-in Location Nickname Total % Lost
Highland Fitness - West Tina Yang 18.66%
Eau Claire YMCA Tonya 14.21%
Gold's Gym Nicole 11.89%
Anytime Fitness Michelle 11.00%

Congratulations to our 2013 Challenge Champion, Donna Basacker!











Donna took back control over her life and made her health a priority.
She lost 34.11% of her starting body weight during the Challenge!
Here is a picture of Donna holding her trophy and posing with event
organizer, Dan Ekblad and the 2012 Challenge Champion, Christine Kistner.
































Here are Donna's prizes...



  • Donna will be introduced on stage in-between one of the acts on Friday night.
  • Two (2) 3-Day Reserved Seats for Country JAM with two (2) Country Club Seats (The Country Club Seats are seats back where they do the pre-show interviews with the performers.) $700+ Value
  • One Year Membership to Anytime Fitness along with ten 30-minute personal training sessions. $800+ Value
  • Teeth whitening package from Machgan Dental $200+ Value
  • A makeover from Angelus Day Spa $100+ Value
  • A photo session from Morning Light Photography $200+ Value
  • A year’s worth of subs from SUBWAY $820 Value
  • Two 90-minute massages from DaVinci Therapeutic Massage $170+ Value
  • A limo ride from Cody Limousines $700 Value
  • A healthy lifestyle Priceless


Other Prizes

  • Plus, everyone who stayed in the Challenge and made it to the Grand Finale Weigh-in was entered to win an elliptical donated by Sam’s Club ($500+ Value)!

The Sponsors

A special THANK YOU goes out to our Sponsors who have made this event possible!


  • Country JAM USA 
  • WEAU News 13 – Promotional Partner 
  • WAXX 104.5 – Media Partner 
  • Powertex Group – Apparel Sponsor 
  • SUBWAY 
  • L.E. Phillips Career Development Center – Print Sponsor 
  • Morning Light Photography 
  • GNC 
  • Health4Life Chiropractic 
  • Cody Insurance Corp / Cody Limousines 
  • Machgan Family Dental 
  • Angelus Day Spa 
  • DaVinci Therapeutic Massage 
  • Festival Foods 
  • Anytime Fitness 
  • BodyWorks Athletic Club 
  • Curves 
  • Gold’s Gym 
  • Highland Fitness 
  • YMCA 
  • Coca-Cola/Dasani Water
  • Sam's Club

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