Chadron man wins Buffalo Toss
CHADRON, Neb. (AP) _ A 31-year-old man has returned the World Championship Buffalo Toss men's championship back home to Chadron, home of the Fur Trade Days event.
Thye DeKoning, of Chadron, tossed the piece of dried bison dung more than 115 feet on Saturday to win the men's 18-and-up division. DeKoning's throw fell well short of the world record of nearly 187 feet set in 2000.
A Sidney man won last year's event with a throw of nearly 168 feet.
The women's 18-and up competition on Saturday was a family battle. Maureen Miller Hunt, of Chadron, had a throw of nearly 84 feet to top her sister, Nicol Bottsford-Miller, of Houston.
This year's event drew more than 100 competitors to the courthouse lawn.
The ``competition chips'' were collected at Fort Robinson State Park.
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