The Merrill Area Healthy Lifestyle Network (MAHLN) Weight Loss Challenge has been completed. Teams of three to six people from area businesses, organizations and family/friends competed to see who could lose the highest percentage of weight over 13 weeks. Nearly 200 people completed the Challenge, losing a combined total of 1,643 pounds. The winning team, “Weapons of Mass Reduction,” was from the Lincoln County Service Center, losing 10.11% of their beginning weight. They received a traveling trophy with their team name engraved on it to display for the coming year. Jeni Blaubach and Chris Fabbri were the top female and male weight lose participants. MAHLN would like to thank Ministry Good Samaritan Health Center, Aspirus Medical Clinic, Marshfield Clinic-Merrill Center, and Subway for their contributions to the success of the weight loss challenge.