BARNYARD OLYMPICS


Chair: Jenny Gibson

TRAE will be naming a Barnyard Olympics victor. Compete and have a chance to receive Gold, Silver, and Bronze champion presented by TRAE. What better honor than to receive this medal and to list such on your resume in all your future endeavors. You may compete in one, two, three, etc. or all ten of the events. The more events you participate in the better your chances to be a champion. Points will be tabulated based on rankings in each event. Champions will be awarded for ten age groups. All events will be held on Saturday of TRAE. The winners will be named at the Saturday evening at 6:00 PM. In addition to receiving the appropriate medals, winners will receive $25 for Gold, $15 for Silver, and $10 for Bronze. First place winners in each area will receive a trophy.

Points will be awarded as follows: First place, 5 points; Second place, 4 points; Third place, 3 points; and All others, 2 points.

The divisions are as follows:

  • Group A - Ages 0—6, Boys and Girls
  • Group B - Ages 7—10, Boys and Girls
  • Group C - Ages 11—14, Male
  • Group D - Ages 11—14, Female
  • Group E - Ages 15—18, Male
  • Group F - Ages 15—18, Female
  • Group G - Ages 19—50, Male
  • Group H - Ages 19—50, Female
  • Group I - Ages 51 and Over, Male
  • Group J - Ages 51 and Over, Female

Schedule

  • Bubble Gum Blowing - Saturday, 12:00PM-12:30PM
  • Pin the Tail on the Donkey - Saturdday, 12:30-1:00PM
  • Sunflower Seed Spitting - Saturday, 1:00PM-1:30PM
  • Nail Driving - Saturday, 1:30PM-2:00PM
  • Roping - Saturday, 3:00PM
  • Commode Seat Toss - Saturday, 3:20PM
  • Wrench/Skillet Throwing - Saturday, 3:40PM
  • Egg Race - Saturday, 4:00PM
  • Sack Race - Saturday, 4:20PM
  • Hay Bale Toss - Saturday, 4:40PM
  • Awards Ceremony - Saturday, 6:00PM

Bubble Gum Blowing

Sponsored by Decatur County Insurance

  1. Contestants will get two tries to blow the biggest bubble. The largest will be used.
  2. An independent judge will measure the bubble with a yard stick. Anyone blowing a bubble larger than a yard will float away anyway making a yard stick ample length for judging.
  3. Contestants can participate at any time between 12:00 Noon and 12:30 PM.

Pin the Tail on the Donkey

Sponsored by Decatur County Insurance

  1. Due to safety concerns, a real donkey will not be used.
  2. Participants will get one try to pin the tail on a drawing of a donkey.
  3. Winners will be determined by distance.
  4. Contestants can participate at any time between 12:30 and 1:00 PM.

Sunflower Seed Spitting Contest

Sponsored by Bryan & Jessica Barnes

  1. Contestants will be allowed three tries.
  2. Winners will be determined by distance. Distance shall be measured not from where the seed first lands, but from where the seed stops traveling. In other words, if the seed bounces or rolls an additional five feet, that extra distance counts.
  3. Contestants must spit from behind the spitting line. Seeds must land within the designated course.
  4. "Athletes" may run towards the spit-off line, hold a firm position, stand, or sit.
  5. Spitting aides such as pipes, tubes, and other hollow object is strictly prohibited.
  6. Professional tobacco spitters are not eligible; denture wearers must abide by the judge's decision if their teeth go further than the seed.
  7. Contestants can participate at any time between 1:00 and 1:30 PM.

Nail Driving

Sponsored by Bryan & Jessica Barnes

  1. Groups A and B will drive one 6 penny nail into a standard fir 2 x 6.
  2. Groups C, D, E, F, H, and J will drive two 16 penny nails into a 4 x 6 pressure treated post.
  3. Groups G and I will drive two 20 penny nails into a seasoned oak board measuring 2 inches in thickness.
  4. Winners will be determined by the person who drives the nail(s) into the board the fastest.
  5. All nails and wood will be provide by TRAE. Contestants will be given an extra nail in case one bends in the nailing process. Contestants will not be allowed to bring additional nails.
  6. Hammers will be provided. However, contestants may furnish their own hammer. Hammers must weigh 20 ounces or less.
  7. Safety glasses must be worn.
  8. Contestants can participate at any time between 1:30 and 2:00 PM.

Roping

Sponsored by Bryan & Jessica Barnes

  1. Contestants will demonstrate their cowboy/cowgirl ability in attempting to rope the official TRAE "steer".
  2. Contestants will have three attempts to rope the steer.
  3. Winners will be determined by the contestant that ropes the steers the most number of times. In the event of tie, individuals who are tied will compete in the a "rope" off.
  4. If no one ropes the steer, then the contestant that gets closest will be selected at the winner.
  5. Contest begins at 3:00 PM.

Commode Seat Toss

Sponsored by Bryan & Jessica Barnes

  1. This event is similar to horse shoes except that contestants will use commode seats instead of horse shoes. A smaller commode seat will be used by groups A & B.
  2. Contestants will get three tosses.
  3. Points will be awarded in the same fashion as in horse shoes. Winner will be determined by the most number of points. If no one has a ringer, distance will determine the winner.
  4. Contest begins at 3:20 PM.

Skillet/Wrench Toss

Sponsored by Bryan & Jessica Barnes

  1. Groups A and B will toss a small wrench. Groups C, E, G, and I will toss a larger wrench. Groups D, F, H, and J will toss a skillet.
  2. The skillet and wrench will be furnished by TRAE.
  3. Contestants will get two tries to toss the skillet/wrench into a container.
  4. All those who have the skillet/wrench land in the container will compete again from a longer distance. This process will continue until a winner is determined.
  5. In the event no one lands inside the container, the contestant(s) hitting the container will move on or be named the winner. If no one hits the container, winner will be determined by the individual gets to closest to the target.
  6. Contest begins at 3:40 PM.

Sack Race

Sponsored by Bryan & Jessica Barnes

  1. Individuals will race to the finish line in an old fashioned feed sack.
  2. Sacks will be furnished.
  3. Contestants must remain in their sack. Anyone losing their sack will be disqualified and will be eligible for entry points only.
  4. No "scooting" allowed.
  5. Line up for the race will begin at 4:00 PM.

Egg Race

Sponsored by Bryan & Jessica Barnes

  1. Contestants will race with a boiled egg on a spoon.
  2. Line up for the race will begin at 4:20 PM.

Hay Bale Toss

Sponsored by Bryan & Jessica Barnes

  1. Person tossing the bale the longest distance will be determined the winner. Groups A and B will use a miniature bale.
  2. All others will use a normal size bale.
  3. Each contestant will get one try to determine the official distance.
  4. Contestants will be disqualified if the bale breaks and will be eligible for entry points only.
  5. Contest begins at 4:40 PM.

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