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It's a little rare for us to single out a guide in order to bestow some prestigious honor upon them, elevating them to a place above that of mere mortals, but were making an exception in the case of David Belnap. Although he had some strong competition this year from several Tag-A-Long Guides, and even some of his fellow guides at World Wide River Expeditions, we're afraid he won the vote hands down for 2016 Showman of the Year. The first shot seen here, for example, was a gut-wrenching reenactment of the powerful scene from The Lion King where Rafiki (a Mandrill, by the way, for those wondering if he was a Baboon, Gibbon, or what exactly) lifted young Simba into the air, reaffirming his destiny to be the future king of the pride. We know that, like us, you'll probably find David's interpretation of the scene to be even more emotionally powerful than the movie version, despite his co-star looking more like a monkey than a lion cub, but hey, it's all about the art baby! Thanks for a great season, David! We really enjoyed having you on the river!