Don Wilson

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Thumbnail of Don Wilson [2] (6988 bytes) Don Wilson winning the 1958 Sahara Cup at Lake Mead, Nevada.

Thumbnail of collision involving Rex Manchester & Don Wilson (7212 bytes)Black Sunday. Rex Manchester and Don Wilson lost their lives in this collision between Notre Dame and Miss Budweiser during the President's Cup on the Potomac River at Washington, D.C. in 1966. Ron Musson had been killed earlier in the race in a separate accident. Chuck Thompson was to lose his life in Detroit just two weeks later. One of the darkest times for the sport.

Don Wilson Wins
Date Event Boat
6/23/56 Maple Leaf Trophy (Windsor ON) Dora My Sweetie/Don Wilson (no points)
8/18/56 Silver Cup (Detroit MI) Miss U.S. II/Don Wilson
9/22/58 President's Cup (Washington DC) Miss U.S. I/Don Wilson
10/5/58 Indiana Governor's Cup (Madison IN) Miss U.S. I/Don Wilson
10/23/58 Sahara Cup (Las Vegas NV) Miss U.S. I/Don Wilson
9/29/63 Harrah's Tahoe Tr.(Stateline NV) Miss Bardahl/Don Wilson

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