FT COLLINS MAN CLAIMS WORLD CHAMPIONSHIP BUFFALO CHIP TOSS

Posted 1 year ago

By John Axtell

Buffalo chips -1Competitor numbers were up a little but distances down Saturday at the 37-annual World Championship Buffalo Chip Toss in Chadron.

Taking overall honors in the highlight of the town’s Fur Trade Days Celebration was 27-year old Charley Teal of Fort Collins, Co, who threw a piece of dried buffalo dung 103-6 to win the Male 18-and-older competition.

Teal’s toss was well short of well short of the individual competition record of 186-7, set by  Gary Lackey of Detroit Lakes, Minnesota, in 2000 and the 204-feet thrown by Chadron State College track All-American Kail Bowman in 1990 during a since-discontinued team event.

Taking 2nd in the Male 18-plus division was 67-year old retired CSC professor Ron Miller, a multiple past champion. His throw was 101-2.

Claiming the Female 18-plus crown was 39-year old Crystal Ford of Fort Collins at 62-7, followed by 28-year old Panhandle thrower Amanda Glenn of Sidney at 60-11.

Winning the Male 13-17 category was 17-year old Colton Borm of Cheyenne with a toss of 73-6. Finishing 2nd at 64-3 was 13-year old Quentien Onstott of Gering

A throw of 76-6″ brought top honors in Female 13-17 to 14-year old Delaney Baker of Seward, NE, with runner-up Abby Storwick of Lake Stevens, WA, more than 20-feet back at 54-9.

9-year old Kirk Kay of Chadron was the Male 7-12 champion with a throw of 59-11 while A-J Onstott of Gering was 2nd at 51-9″.

A pair of 12-year olds from Chadron took the top 2 spots in Female 7-12 as Madison Cogdill claimed the title at 43-1 while Peyton Underwood came in at 41-2.

Boys and Girls 6-and-Under winner Jared Nemecek…a 6-year old from Kadoka, SD…would have won the Male 7-12 and Male 13-17 titles as well with his throw of 72-7.

Taking 2nd at 21-7 was 6-year old Alex Price, who may have traveled the farthest since he lives in Khobar, Saudi Arabia.