Tucson CitizenTucson Citizen

Tucsonan blossoms in Sunflower market contest

Tucsonan Chris Hauser was one of two winners of Sunflower Farmers Market’s “Smallest Winner” challenge.

The competition ran from Jan. 1 through March 1, with six contestants chosen on the basis of essays they submitted to their local Sunflower Farmers Markets. Hauser squared off against contestants from Phoenix, Colorado and Utah. Contestants received free consultations with Sunflower’s Health and Wellness Educator, Maya Nahra, on nutrition, exercise and vitamin supplements, plus Sunflower gift cards and free temporary memberships to local YMCAs. In addition to weigh-ins, contestants’ cholesterol, tryglycerides and total body fat levels were tested.

Contestants were awarded based on total percentage weight loss over the three-month period. Hauser lost 30 pounds – 13.6 percent total body mass – to win the men’s event. He was also the overall, “smallest winner,” with the next best competitor losing 13.4 percent of total body mass, Nahra said.

“This was the kick-start I needed to get myself back,” said Hauser, who works for Pima Community College in Professional Development. “I am now a much healthier, happier more energetic dad, husband, friend, person.”

The winner of the women’s event was Heather Jones of Murray, Utah, who lost 22.2 pounds – 10.3 percent total body mass.

Citizen Online Archive, 2006-2009

This archive contains all the stories that appeared on the Tucson Citizen's website from mid-2006 to June 1, 2009.

In 2010, a power surge fried a server that contained all of videos linked to dozens of stories in this archive. Also, a server that contained all of the databases for dozens of stories was accidentally erased, so all of those links are broken as well. However, all of the text and photos that accompanied some stories have been preserved.

For all of the stories that were archived by the Tucson Citizen newspaper's library in a digital archive between 1993 and 2009, go to Morgue Part 2

Search site | Terms of service