After being rained out on October 12th, the rescheduled event went off without a hitch on the morning of Saturday October 26.
I still hear a BOOM, but it’s a rather distant sound. Yes, the 2013 Arkansas State Championship Spudgun Competition is history. All that remains is an impressive 1st place trophy and Gold, Silver, and Bronze ribbons. Again this year, Justin Trewyn and David Ramsey (The Boomers) took home the trophy with an average distance of 225 and accuracy of 50. Second place went to Jackie Kizer (Team Pink) and third place to David Schaller (Calvin’s Thumper) of Faith Presbyterian Church. First Runners Up were Erica Sac and Kristen Doty who were awarded “Official” Big Thunder caps, and not one of those cheap imitations. Good job all!
The winds were not favorable on Saturday, the record distance of 292 yards shot by Team Pink in 2011 still stands. The long shot this year was 239 yards by the Boomers. I want to thank the intrepid spectators who braved the cold headwinds and cheered each team on, American Land Company who sponsored the trophy and ribbons, and all those who came to help including but not limited to, Karen and Marty McNight, and Dale Thomas from American Land Company.
I welcome your comments and suggestions for next year’s event.