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State fair announces top exhibits, competition winners

 


Fair Parade: Best Dancers: Jilkaat Kwaan Heritage Dancers. Best Band: “Music Man” Haines Community Marching Band. Best Float: Chilkat Valley Preschool Reading Foundation. Best Military Float: U.S. Military and Research Development.

Southeast’s Got Talent Contest: Youth Winner: Bryanna Crawford. Adult Winners: Hannah Wing and Jeff Alvine.

Alien Adventure Run: Men: 1. Devin Braaten 2. Kyle Fossman 3. Nathan Teal. Women: 1. Leah Sharon Francio 2. Heidi Hall 3. Lizi Wirah.

Haines Hustle: 5K Men: Ambroise Lecocq. 5K Women: Yvonka Jones. 10K Men: Jeff Alvine. 10K Women: Sue Bogle. Half Trail Marathon Men: Collin Wigfield Gorka. Half Trail Marathon Women: Sierra Jimenez.

Horseshoes: Men’s Singles: 1. Bill Finlay 2. Ira Henry 3. Will Prisciandaro. Women’s Singles: 1. Rebecca Hilton.

Volleyball Tournament: 1. Tim Thomas, Anna Jacobson, Elizabeth Stevens, Liana Shull 2. Ben Grammel, Annie Piper, Hilary Hennen, Jessica Valevo, Connor Phil 3. Riley Erekson, Michael Danning, Devin Braaten, Libby Jacobson, Carlee Heinmiller.

Fisherman’s Rodeo: 1. Nathan Piper 2. Jimmy Thomsen 3. Charles Williams 4. Keegan Sundberg.

Fiddle Contest: 1. Tom Heywood 2. Brendan Shafer 3. Heather Parker.

Singer-Songwriter Contest: 1. Burl Sheldon 2. Adam Wood 3. Jeff Alvine.

Logging Show: Women’s Ax Throw: 1. Nicole Holm 2. Ashley Sage 3. Joan Sizemore. Men’s Ax Throw: 1. Justin Smith 2. Dan Berk 3. Cal Richert. Choker Setting/Hook Tender: 1. Rod Baker and Colton Baker 2. Nathan Piper 3. James Sage and Cal Richert. Women’s Small Saw: 1. Ashley Sage 2. Diana Lapham. Men’s Small Saw: 1. Jay Linhart 2. James Sage 3. Rod Baker. Jack and Jill Handbucking: 1. Cal Richert and Nikki Richert 2. Ashley Sage and James Sage 3. Rod Baker and Jeannie Fairbanks. Obstacle Bucking: 1. Cal Richert 2. Sean McLaughlin 3. Loren Tonsgard. Men’s Large Saw: 1. Jay Linhart 2. Mike Durand. Men’s Partner Handbucking: 1. Loren Tonsgard and Cal Richert. 2. Rod Baker and Colton Baker 3. Mike Lambert and Jason Verhamme. Logrolling: 1. Cal Richert, 2. James Sage, 3. Nathan Piper. Bull of the Woods: Cal Richert. Babe of the Woods: Ashley Sage.

Most Lovable Dog Contest: Biggest Dog: Avollo, Owner: Troy Mayer. Smallest Dog: Hanna, Owner: Cecilia Latt. Best Dressed: Clyde, Owner: Finn Crowe. Only a Mother Could Love: Sumo, Owner: Bella-Sol and Roy-Galinas. Most Lovable: Mackenzie, Owner: Rosa Shallcross. Look-a-Like: Daisy, Owner: Adelyn Buss. Most Obnoxious: Feisty Nacho, Owner: Josh Blackjack. Most Alaskan: Ella, Owner: Finnegan Roberts. Best Trick: Tia, Owner: Lee Clayton.

Exhibit Department Champions: Lyn Campbell, crops/vegetables; Mandy Ramsey, flowers; Pacific Ricke, baked goods; Anita Biggins and Bill Volker, beer and wine; Helen Mooney, crochet; Susan Rex, knitting; Jeanette Budke, needlework; Jean Bartos, fiber arts; Leslee Downer, quilting; Christina Baskaya, sewing; Michael Bania, fine arts; Kitty Angerman, fine crafts; Doris Ward, creative writing; Tom Ganner, photography; Jim Sticklo, woodworking; John Hagen, Native arts; Trudi Blume, pioneer arts/recycling; Lisa Lemay Doyon, hobbies and crafts. People’s Choice Quilt Award: Pat Schultz.