2016 Muster Ambassadors
Melanie Wright (Schlanger) is one of the Deni Ute Musters Ambassadors for 2016!
She was a member of the Australian 4×100-metre freestyle relay team that won gold at the 2007 World Championships.
At the Swimming at the 2008 Summer Olympics, she swam the third leg in both the heats and the final of the 4×100-metre freestyle relay as Australia qualified sixth before claiming the bronze in the final. She swam in the heats of the 4×200-metre freestyle relay and collected a gold when the first-choice quartet won the final in a world record time.
Schlanger anchored the 4×100-metre freestyle relay team to overcome a late surge by the Netherlands to win the gold medal for Australia, the only gold medal for the Australian swimming team at the 2012 Summer Olympics in London.
Mel has been a great supporter of the muster for some time now and is a great ambassador for our event.
“Being a proud Australian, it is a true honour to be involved in the Deni Ute Muster. Not only is the event a fantastic community achievement but it exemplifies what it is to be an Aussie. What better way to spend the long weekend than in the Ute Capital of the World for the fabulous Deni World Record Ute Muster in the ultimate sports machine – a hot Holden VF Ute!”
Chris Wright is a Butterfly and Freestyle Olympic swimmer.
Despite suffering a severe back injury that kept him out of most of the 2011 season, Chris Wright asserted himself as a dominant force in Australian butterfly in 2012. He qualified for the London Olympics in the 100m (1st) and 200m (2nd). His time of 51.67 in the 100m butterfly at trials was a personal best for Wright and was the fastest time of the year in the world at that time.
Competing in London, Wright finished eighth in his semi-final of the 200m butterfly before a fourth place finish in his semi-final of the 100m butterfly saw him miss the final by 0.26secs.
Chris is looking forward to another Ute Muster.
The Sunny Cowgirls
The Sunny Cowgirls always have a great time at the muster and we love having them here!
This year they will again take on MC duties for the evening concert and get the crowd pumped as only the girls can!
They are without question, one of the most in demand country acts in Australia and continue to bring their unique and unashamedly Australian sound to audiences across the county.
The Sunny Cowgirls will be great ambassadors to the Deni Ute Muster again for 2016