49th Annual Cowchip Celebration Held in Beaver OK
Joe Denoyer - April 21, 2018 10:23 pm
The 49th Annual World Championship Cowchip Throw was held in Beaver Oklahoma, on a wet, cool Saturday afternoon. 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 3:00pm.
In the Mens Division, Garrett Nichols took 1st Place with a toss of 135 ft. followed by Terry Ecklund in 2nd with Robert O’Dell of Amarillo in 3rd.
In the Womens Division, Terri Pratt had the farthest throw at 108’4”. In second was Savannah Tillman followed by Elinor Butler in third.
In the VIP Division, Liberal Radio Personality Joe Denoyer took first place, while Oklahoma Gubernatorial candidate Mick Cornett came in second, and 61st District House of Representatives candidate Ashley Lehnert was third.
In the Team Competition, the Beaver Fire Dept.#2 team claimed top honors with a combined toss for the four members of 477 ‘ 6” followed by the Lady and the Tramps team in second. In third was The Modern Woodman 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