Fairgoers Compete for Blue Ribbon in Iowa State Fair Cow Chip Throwing Contest
August 17, 2017
Mark Ferred of KCWI 23 was the winner of the Celebrity division of the ESPN Cow Chip Throwing contest judged Wednesday at the 2017 Iowa State Fair.
In the Men’s division Nolan Tabel claimed first place with a toss of 110 feet. Julia Wearmonth of Des Moines took home the blue ribbon in the Women’s division with a toss of 70 feet, while Cater Metcalf of Pleasantville won the Youth division with a 80-foot throw.
More than 170 contestants tried their hands at hurling the cow chips.
Additional results below:
1) Nolan Tabel, 21, Lisbon, 110 feet
2) Adam Millikin, 21, Ames , 100 feet
3) Mike Allman, 99, Eddyville, 99 feet
1) Julia Wearmonth, 59, Des Moines, 70 feet
2 tie) Emma Patmer, 27, Windsor Heights, 69 feet
2 tie) Heidi Smith, 42, Knoxville, 69 feet
3) Marissa Sharp, 23, Oskaloosa, 67 feet
1) Carter Metcalf, 11, Pleasantville, 80 feet
2) Evan Flynn, 10, Pleasant Hill, 79 feet
3 tie) Caleb Cook, 10, Des Chioines, 77 feet
3 tie) Dredun Guyin, 15, Des Moines, 77 Feet
1) Mark Ferred, 58, KCWI 23, 105 feet
2) Ali Farokhmanesh, 67, Drake Asst. Men Basket Ball Coach, 88 feet
3) Michael Libbie, 67, AM 940, 79 feet
The contest was part of “Rural Americana Olde Tyme Competitions” in Farm Bureau Pioneer Hall. A first prize of $5 and ribbons were awarded to each class.
Frequently ranked as one of the top events in the country, the Iowa State Fair is the single largest event in the state of Iowa and one of the oldest and largest agricultural and industrial expositions in the country. Annually attracting more than a million people from all over the world, the Iowa State Fair located at East 30th and East University, just 10 minutes from downtown Des Moines is Iowa’s greatest celebration with a salute to the best in agriculture, industry, entertainment and achievement. “Nothing Compares” to State Fair Thrills, August 10-20, 2017. For more information, visit www.iowastatefair.org.