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50 Years of Chunking Chips in Beaver OK

Joe Denoyer - April 20, 2019 5:17 pm

The 50th Annual World Championship Cowchip Throw was held in Beaver Oklahoma, on a warm, windy Saturday afternoon. The annual throwing competition culminated a week full of festivities.

Saturday morning started a with Kiddie Parade,then a huge downtown parade, longhorn cattle drive, and on old West Shootout. The attention then turned to the fairgrounds. There was a carnival, commercial and craft fair, entertainment and plenty of food throughout the entire Beaver County Fairgrounds.

The World Championship Throw started at 3:00pm.

In the Mens Division, Martin Garcia took 1st Place with a toss of 109’10” followed by Drew Russell in 2nd with Jon Elfers in 3rd.

In the Womens Division, Liz Wood had the farthest throw at 71’4”. In second was Nikki Taylor followed by Adele Sakich in third.

In the VIP Division, one of the Old West Gunfighters, Richard Bogner took first place, while Zachary Martinez of Dodge City came in second, and Joe Denoyer was third.

In the Team Competition, the Blue Sage team claimed top honors with a combined toss for the four members of 286’10” followed by the Team Fresh team in second. In third was The Beaver Fire and Rescue team.

Once again the Beaver Chamber of Commerce, in conjunction with the City of Beaver, and its many sponsors, put on a wonderfully organized, fun event for the entire family

 

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