Best Spectator Sports Team

The Eau Claire Express hit a grand slam for the fifth straight year with a first-place win as the Valley’s favorite Spectator Sports Team. Grab a hot dog and cheer on your favorite Northwoods League team while enjoying the beauty of Carson Park. Baseball not your thing? Well you can root for your favorite jammers, pivots, and blockers indoors at Chippewa Valley Roller Derby bouts. It’s not your grandmother’s roller derby — no biting, pushing, or punching allowed. Third place went to the UW-Eau Claire men’s ice hockey team for games full of action and close encounters; it’s always an exciting night on the ice. — Diana Peterson