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Games competitors endure slushy outing


Southeast state fair executive director Ross Silkman said Saturday’s Winter Games at the fairgrounds was a success.

About 50 participants navigated slush and ice in events that included mini golf, BB-gun biathlon, skillet toss, tea-making, kiddie sled-dog pull, and chili cook-off.

Rainy weather scratched a planned hockey tournament but that may be held yet if colder weather returns. That decision will be up to the local hockey association, he said.

Competitors won ribbons.

2013 Winter Olympics Results

Golf Olympics: Youth golf winners: Pitching, Natalie Jobbins. Chipping, Kyle Dozier. Putting, Kyle Dozier. Closest to the Pin, Luke Davis. Moneyball, Luke Davis. Adult golf winners: Pitching, Tom Heywood. Chipping, Margaret Friedenauer. Putting, Thom Ely. Closest to the Pin, Tom Heywood. Moneyball, Thom Ely. High point winner: Margaret Friedenauer. Dog Sled Pull: 1) Ozzie Armstrong pulling Hayden Jiminez, 2) Kali Finley pulling Lucia Chapell, 3) Pelly Schlachter-Hartman pulling Sally Chapell, 4) Danawaak and Chili Stern pulling Maddox Rogers, 5) Kowee Silkman pulling Teya Silkman. Cross Country Ski Biathlon: Men’s Division: 1) Andy Hedden, 2) Greg Schlachter, 3) Thom Ely. Women’s Division: 1) Marnie Hartman, 2) Jane Pascoe. Frying Pan Toss: Youth Division: Jonathan Shaw; Men’s Division: Eric Forster; Women’s Division: Jolanta Ryan. Tea-Making Contest: 1) Rich Chapell, 2) Jessica Kaiser, 3) Michael Wald. Chili Cookoff: 1. Tom Morphet