Otherwise known as “Giant,” he is originally from Minnesota but has been coming to Alaska to visit his uncle in Anchorage and playing on our rivers since he was a pip-squeak. He’s quite an athletic boatman—plays all sorts of sports like basketball, football,hockey, baseball, tennis and golf, plus hikes, bikes, skis, you name it. Ben’s currently a senior at the University of Tulsa in Oklahoma getting a double major like a true nerd in Biology and Environmental Policy. He’d like the girls to know that he is exceptionally handsome, wealthy, single and, oh yeah, modest. But we love him anyway—especially since he hit four majorly needed homeruns during our annual softball tournament.