Competitors young and old scrambled in the mud Thursday evening trying to snatch a swine at the Logan County Fair’s 2012 pig scramble.
A “kids’ scramble” kicked off the evening at the grandstand. Different age groups ran to be the first to tag their pig (competitor #42 pictured left).
Due to the low numbers of participants this year, the Fair Board was unable to hold the usual pig and calf scramble. Instead, both boy and girl contestants competed in one pig scramble. To fill the usual calf scramble time slot, fair board members (pictured right) got down and dirty and participated in their own pig scramble.
Listen to Fair Board Member Tonya Neer talk about this year's pig scramble
Justin Young, 13, of Huntsville, who snatched the second hog, says it wasn’t easy.
Listen to competitor Justin Young talk about how he caught his pig
Justin’s brother, Cameron Young, 14, also of Huntsville, caught the last pig and says his strategy was simple.
Listen to competitor Cameron Young discuss the scramble
Fair board member Misty Kipker says applications for next year’s scrambles will be due at the end of May or beginning of June 2013.
“We would like to see more kids sign up for this,” Kipker said.
Order of pigs caught as follows:
1st – Dakota Trout
2nd –Justin Young
3rd – Terrah Berg
4th – David Buroker
5th – Cameron Young
Fair Board Members who caught a pig (not necessarily in this order):