Superman Brad Karger Took a Super-Cold Plunge at Athens Fundraiser for Third Straight Year

Written by Brad Karger

Marathon County Administrator Brad Karger being helped out of the water by Gary Beastrom, event volunteer and County Board Member.
Marathon County Administrator Brad Karger being helped out of the water by Gary Beastrom, event volunteer and County Board Member.

County Administrator Brad Karger took the Utter Plunge on Saturday, February 4, dressed as Superman. This commitment to character snagged Brad an event award in the category Best Costume – Male.

You can see video footage of Brad taking this year’s Udder Plunge here…



While the final accounting is not done yet, participation was good for both The Udder Plunge and The Udder Snowshoe Race at Erbach Park in Athens and is expected to be in the neighborhood of $8,000 raised in support of the Athens World’s Fair.

If you missed seeing Brad take The Udder Plunge last year, be sure to check out video footage of Brad doing his signature “can opener” move dressed as Rainbow Brite’s fraternal twin sister — Not So Bright.

A Final Note
Brad got sick the very next week after this year’s Udder Plunge, but it had absolutely nothing to do with jumping into frigid water on a cold, winter day in Wisconsin.

Brad Karger - Marathon County AdministratorBrad Karger

Marathon County Administrator

In his Administrator role, Brad Karger leads an organization with 700+ employees and an annual budget of more than $170 million. Brad has been in leadership positions with Marathon County for the past 29 years. He is known statewide for generating innovative ideas and solutions to problems, openness and transparency, and a commitment to community service that extends well beyond the normal workday. Email Brad Karger

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