Yount, 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
Hanna Berrong, Missouri
Tracy Berrong, Missouri
Larry Hill, Missouri
Bob Rankin, Illinois
Ed Dyer, Illinois
[Geoff Ladd, executive director,
Abraham Lincoln Tourism Bureau of