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Competition and Contest Winners Announced for the 30th Annual Dublin Irish Festival

Festival Facts:

The Dublin Irish Festival held several competitions throughout August 4, 5, & 6, 2017. The results of each competition are listed below.

IGS Energy/Dublin Irish Festival 5k and Kids Dash

Nearly 1,000 people registered for the IGS Energy/Dublin Irish Festival 5K and 100 children registered for the Kids Dash on Thursday, August 3 to help kick-off the start of the Festival. Winners of the race are as follows:

Men’s Race
First Place – Evan Schwartz, 14:56.6
Second Place – Bradley Davis, 15:36.2
Third Place – Lucas Bons, 15:58.6

Women’s Race
First Place – Sakiko Minagawa, 17:07.8
Second Place – Rachel Weber, 17:26.1
Third Place – Ariel Young, 18:00.5

Men and Women’s Heavy Weight Amateur Competitions

The Dublin Irish Festival held the Men and Women’s Heavy Weight Amateur Competitions on Saturday, August 5. Nearly 45 athletes competed in the braemer stone, open stone, heavy weight for distance, light weight for distance, weight over bar, sheaf toss and caber competitions. Winners of each are as follows:

Men’s A Class:
First Place – Zach Riley
Second Place – Garrett Blatnik
Third Place – Ryan Stoltz
Men’s B Class:
First Place – Jeff Beatty
Second Place – Jed Lamont
Third Place – Cody Bruce

Men’s Master Class:
First Place – Mark Valenti
Second Place – George McLaren
Third Place – Dale Gehman

Women’s Open Class:
First Place – Elissa Hapner
Second Place – Emily Adams
Third Place – Victoria Lee

IHGF Stones of Strength Qualifier

Top athletes competed in the All-American Stones of Strength Qualifier. Events include the Stone Throw, Overhead Stone Press, Stone Carry, Atlas Stone and Stone Medley. The top four qualified for the IHGF All-American Stones of Strength Championships set for the 7th-8th of October in San Clemente, California.

First Place – Brad Ardrey
Second Place – Trevor Rutkowski
Third Place – Mike Congdon
Fourth Place – Frank Quartucci

Reddest Hair, Greenest Eyes and Most Freckles Contests

The Wendy’s Wee Folk stage hosted its annual Reddest Hair, Greenest Eyes and Most Freckles contests on Sunday, Aug. 6. Winners of each contest are as follows:

Reddest Hair:

Age 8 & Under Division
First Place – Savannah Wood, Plain City, OH

Age 9-17 Division
First Place – Grace Hammett, Dublin, OH

Adult
First Place – Heather Griffin, Columbus, OH

Greenest Eyes:

Age 8 & Under Division
First Place – Julia Hammett, Dublin, OH

Age 9-17 Division
First Place – Ava Shmidt, Dublin, OH

Adult
First Place – Kathryn Madalena, Columbus, OH

Most Freckles:

Age 8 & Under Division
First Place – Ruby Graham, Dublin, OH

Age 9-17 Division
First Place – Porter Illig, Powell, OH

Adult
First Place – Bill Bishop, Upper Arlington, OH