CHADRON, Neb. (AP) — A Chadron chiropractor and a former Chadron High School track standout have won top honors in the World Championship Buffalo Chip Throw contest during the 43nd annual Fur Trade Days celebration in Chadron.
Station KCSR reports that 35-year-old Eric Landen won the men's title Saturday by tossing a piece of dried buffalo dung nearly 146 feet (44.5 meters). That's well short of last year's winning throw of 177 feet (53.95 meters) by Chadron State College track athlete Gregg Peterson, of Highlands Ranch, Colorado. The record is 204 feet (62.2 meters) by Chadron State College track All-American Kail Bowman in 1990 during a since-discontinued team event.
Winning the women's overall and 18-and-over titles was recently graduated Chadron High track standout True Thorne with a throw of a little over 107 feet (32.6 meters).
Information from: KCSR-AM, http://www.chadrad.com/