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Rhinelander doctor lives a double life as a world snowmobile championSubmitted: 01/21/2020
Zack White
Zack White
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Rhinelander doctor lives a double life as a world snowmobile champion
WAUSAU - Dr. Scott Henrichs is a chiropractor by day and an avid snowmobiler by night.

Henrichs said his father inspired him to start snowmobiling when he was 8-years-old.

Forty-five years later, Henrichs racked up two division wins in this year's World Vintage Championships in Eagle River.

Henrichs said one of those wins will always be a memorable moment for him.


"It was the second win that was amazing, because it was by such a small margin," said Henrichs.

Leading up to the race, Henrichs said he received some inspiration from a close friend.

"I kept questioning what about this and he said leave it alone and see how you do," said Henrichs.

He said his start wasn't the best, but he made up ground on the leaders. 

"I was in last place when the race started," said Henrichs. "I had a very bad start and after 3 laps I was up to third place."

After moving into third place, Henrich said there was an interruption.

"There was a crash so we had to restart," said Henrichs.

Henrichs said he made a move down the back straight which helped him win his title.

"Here they come, and I'm coming down the split right between them," said Henrichs

Looking forward to next year's championships, Henrichs already has competition coming for his title. 

"We were getting our trophy and this individual who took second place said "I'm coming for you next year" and I just smiled and said I can't wait," said Henrichs.


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