Chadron Man Wins Bison Dung Toss

By: Associated Press
By: Associated Press

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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