Fairgoers Compete for Blue Ribbon in Iowa State Fair Cow Chip Throwing Contest

DES MOINES, IA (08/19/2019) (readMedia)-- The top slingers of bovine droppings squared off in friendly competition at the annual Cow Chip Throwing contest, held Wednesday, at the 2019 Iowa State Fair.

Complete competition results follow:

Men -17 and Over

1)110 feet - Quin Gooch, Des Moines

2) 108 feet – TJ Frank, Knoxville

3) 100 feet – Jeremy Lobberecut, Oskaloosa

Women - 17 and Over

1) 79 feet – Marissa Sharp, Pella

2) 75 feet – Savanna DeJong, Oelwein

3) 70 feet – Chyann Vroegh, Oskaloosa

Youth – 5 to 16

1) 80 feet – Brye Summerfield, Manilla

2) 79 feet – Jayson Haley, Creston

3) 76 feet – Trevor Hennings, Bennett


1) Tie - 81feet - Luke Matthews, Des Moines

1) Tie- 81feet – Paul Yeager, Ankeny

2) 69 feet – Chance Patrick, Des Moines

3) 60 feet – Lou Sipolt, Altoona


The Iowa State Fair is one of the oldest and largest agricultural and industrial expositions in the country and the single largest event in the state. The Fair began over 160 years ago and is now considered one of the best events in the nation, attracting more than one million Fairgoers every year from all over the world. The Fairgrounds are located at East 30th and East University, just off the interstate and minutes from Downtown Des Moines. Nothing Compares to State Fair Favorites: August 8-18, 2019. For more information, visit www.iowastatefair.org.