Monday, September 15, 2008
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Rainy Railsplitter results

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[September 15, 2008]  Marty Yount won the 2008 Abraham Lincoln National Railsplitting Contest in rainy Lincoln on Sunday. The festival was shortened by torrential rains and flash flood watches and warnings.

RestaurantYount, who hails from Missouri, got a great log and coasted to a first-place time of 5 minutes, 11 seconds. Second place went to 70-year-old Oliver Friedlein of Illinois with a time of 6:33. Third place went to Jason Hill of Missouri with a time of 10:45, and fourth place went to Roy Usery of Missouri with 12:22.

A total of 13 splitters from Illinois, Missouri and Kentucky competed for cash prizes. First place received $1,000 (sponsors: Graue Chevrolet and Xamis Ford); second place won $500 (sponsor: Lincoln College), third place won $250 (sponsor: Lincoln IGA), and fourth place took in $100 (sponsor: Dr. Dennis Carroll).

Contestants had to split a log into eight even rails in the fastest amount of time.

Dean Tibbs Tomahawk Throw results


  1. Kaleb Berrong, Missouri

  2. Hanna Berrong, Missouri


  1. Diane Rankin, Illinois

  2. Heidi Rankin, Illinois

  3. Tracy Berrong, Missouri


  1. Larry Hill, Missouri

  2. Bob Rankin, Illinois

  3. Ed Dyer, Illinois

[Geoff Ladd, executive director, Abraham Lincoln Tourism Bureau of Logan County]




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