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By CVN Staff 

Southeast Fair announces competition winners


August 11, 2011

Most Lovable Dog Winners

Puppies:Jake Frecklebelly (owned by Holden Fontenot); Marley (owned by Riley Ahmuty); Tuk (owned by Christing Martin)Adult Dogs: Jones (Lilly Kate), Jago (Sally Chapell), Minnie (Hunt Tosh).

Haines Hustle Winners: 75 participants

5K: Mens: Wiley Duerson, Haines (19:36); Womens: Stoli Lende, Haines (22:26); 10K: Mens: Eric Speck, Sitka (49:20) pushing baby jogger; Womens: Colleen Latham, Whitehorse (42:08). Half Marathon: Men’s: Gabe Holder, Juneau; Women’s: Tess Quinn.

Southeast’s Got Talent:

Emily Ross, Whitehorse; Mario Benassi, Haines, Keva Shull, Haines.

Guy Hoffman Memorial Horse Shoe Tournament:

Men’s Singles - Stan Boor, Bill Finlay, Tom Ward; Men’s Doubles: Bill Finlay and Kip Kormoian, Stan Boor and John French, Tom Ward and Will Hickman. Mixed Doubles: Judy Erekson and Bill Finlay, Jolene Lemieux and Caullen Taylor, Abby Jones and Logan Simpson.

Fiddle Contest:

Dylan Mackay, Jesse Stein, Sergei Moroson.

Gymkhana Horse Show

Adult Division (11 and older)

High point: Wild Meadow Sugar ridden by Laura Sidney, owned by Annie Wallers, Mosquito Lake

Reserve High point: Layne Martin High Country ridden/owned by Layne Martin, Haines

Pee Wee Division (Under ten)

High Point: SA Mystery Man, ridden and owned by Randy Wallers, Mosquito Lake

Reserve High point: Kilomax Sundown, ridden and owned by Stacie Wallers, Mosquito Lake

Singer-Songwriter Contest: Kim Rogers, Whitehorse.

Fisherman’s Rodeo:

Hook Baiting: Bruce Bauer; Net Mending: Brent Crowe; Crab Pot Toss: Nathan Piper. Adult Survival Suit Race: Tone D’aoust;                 

Kids Survival Suit Race :Aghilden D’aoust

Exhibit Division Winners (more than 700 entries)

Crops and Vegetables. Carol Pahl (Sr.); Pacific Luna Ricke (Jr.); Flowers. Susan Meacock (Pr.), Kelsey Albecker (Sr.), Nora Prsicandaro (Jr.); Baked Goods. Mike Atkins (Pr.), Shannon McPhetres (Sr.), Jasper Posey (Jr.); Preserved Foods. Pep’s Packing (Pr.), Hetty Rodgers (Sr.), Yarrow Platt (Jr.); Crocheting. Margaret Newlun (Pr.); Knitting. Beth Comstock (Sr.); Needlework. Karen Brophy (Sr.); Fiber Arts. Alice Johnstone (Sr.), Tia Heywood (Jr.); Quilting. Lisa Moore (Pr.), Linda Axsom (Sr.); Sewing. Julien Naylor (Sr.), Anna Stout (Jr.); Fine Arts Courtenay Birdsall Clifford (Pr.), Katie Janes (Jr.), Fine Crafts. Josef Quitslund (Pr.), Ann Myren (Sr.), Tia Heywood (Jr.); Creative Writing. Marieke Slovin (Sr.), Haley Reed (Jr.); Photography. Joe Ordonez (Pr.), Jacque Horn (Sr.), Rachael Vantrease (Jr.); Woodworking. Zach Williams (Sr.), Josh Thomas (Jr.); Native Style Arts. Jay Miller (Pr.), Liz Heywood (Sr.), Tia Heywood (Jr.);  Recycling and Pioneer Arts. Linda Parker (Pr.), Elizabeth Burnham (Sr.), Jayden West (Jr.); Hobbies and Crafts. Denise Pratchner (Sr.) and Janene Driscoll (Sr.), Tia Heywood (Jr.); School Projects. Ellie Shamen, project coordinator.

Diaper Derby:

Winter Cheney

Logging Show

Women’s Ax Throw: 1)Gina St. Clair, 2) Joan Sizemore, 3) Anya Hay; Men’s Ax Throw: Jesse Hay, Matt DeSpain, Eric Kocher; Choker Setting: 1) Nathan Piper, 2) Danny Gonce, 3) Jesse Nay; Women’s Power Bucking: 1) Jan Merriman, 2) Ashley Sage, 3) Maria Knutson; Power Bucking: 1) Jan Merriman, Ashley Sage, Maria Knutson; Power Bucking: 1) Ralph Austin, 2) Matt DeSpain, 3) Jesse Hay; Jack/Jill Handbucking: 1) Matt and Rachel DeSpain, 2) Ralph Austin and Maria Knutson, 3) Nathan Piper and Sherry Wabisca; Power Bucking: 1) Mike Durawd, 2) Matt DeSpain, 3) Ralph Austin; Obstacle Bucking: 1) Mike Durawd, 2) Matt DeSpain, 3) Ralph Austin; Obstacle Bucking: 1) Danny Gonce; Single Handbucking: 1) Matt DeSpain, 2) Jesse Hay, 3) Ralph Austin; Log Rolling: 1) Michael, 2) Dennim Hagwood, 3) Jesse Piper


Matt DeSpain


Gina St. Clair/Jan Merriman

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