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Beaver Fire Dept. Wins 47th Annual Cowchip Throw

KSCB News - April 16, 2016 7:20 pm

The 47th Annual World Championship Cowchip Throw was held in Beaver Oklahoma, on a cold windy Saturday. The annual throwing competition culminated a week full of festivities. Saturday morning started a with Kiddie Parade,then a huge downtown parade. 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 2:30pm . In the Mens Division, Jon Elfers of Beaver took 1st Place with a toss of 144’8" followed by last years winner and current World Record Holder Drew Russell in 2nd with Tanner McFarland in 3rd. In the Womens Division, Terri Welty had the farthest throw at 111′ 4". In second was Andie Hernandez followed by Savannah Tillman in third. In the VIP Division, Liberal Mayor Joe Denoyer took first place, while Oklahoma State Representative Casey Murdoch came in second and former Oklahoma Governor candidate Joe Dorman came in 3rd. In the Team Competition, the Beaver Fire Department once again claimed top honors with a combined toss for the four members of 355’6", followed by Blue Sage Sevices LLC. In third was Me o Land Services. 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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