Scramblin’ men

Lots of action and close calls were in abundance Thursday night in the grandstand for the youths pig/calf scramble, which also featured a chicken catching segment and monetary prizes.


Levi Yelton, 5, of West Liberty, gives chase to a rooster for youths ages 5 to 7;



A group of youths ages 11 to 13 pursue a piglet during the pig scramble; 



Connor Strobridge holds on for a win in the muttonbusting contest;



Brant Parsell, 10, of Indian Lake, is in hot pursuit during the sheep scramble.

FRONT PAGE PHOTO: Cody Griffin, right, who took third place in the event for youths ages 14 and up, and Austin Nicholl simultaneously wrestle calves;


Timed results as available include the following: Calf scramble (Age 14 and up): 1. Dakota Trout 2:59; 2. Kyler Klingler 4:21; 3. Cody Griffin 5:20; 4. Lane Griffin 5:49; and Pig scramble: (Age 11-13)1. Courtney Smith 0:30; 2. Sam Henderson 0:37; 3. Mason Straker 0:45; and 4. Kelsie Henault 0:53. Those capturing sheep in the scramble for age 8-10 were not timed and included Hunter Gross, LoganEvans, Eli Moore, Lukas Schwieterman, Brant Parsell, Cheyenne Hill, Brody Parsell and Abigail Stutzman. (EXAMINER PHOTOS | REUBEN MEES)