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(From left) Randy Kieckhofer, Carrie Swenson, and Jackie, Michelle and Barb Kieckhofer braved the below zero wind chills Saturday, March 1, at the fourth annual Somerset American Legion Bar Stool races. Last year, Jackie and Michelle took second place in the women’s Powderpuff Division. (Photos by Sarah Young)

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The fourth annual Somerset American Legion Bar Stool Races were a huge success, despite below zero wind chills. The Arctic air didn’t dampen the enthusiasm of competitors or spectators on Saturday, March 1.


“We are so appreciative to everyone that came out in lousy weather,” Legion member Earl Fatheree said. “We had a very successful day and we were able to reach our goal of $5,000 and then some.”

A total of 32 men’s teams and 14 women’s teams registered and raced in the event.

Men’s Division

  •  First place: Team J&J Yamaha, Butch Johnson and Jordan Johnson.
  • Second place: Team Nutbusters, Del Sabrowski and Burr Crombie

Women’s Powderpuff Division

  • First place: Team Flying Nuns, Mary Sova and Kelly McAndrew
  •  Second place: Team Boobalicious, Maggie DeRosier and Rita Wiederen

Bar Battle Division

  •  Outpost Bar, Jeremy Penman, benefitting Somerset Football

Best in show

  •  Team Squatch, Ben Hayes and Ed Glowe

Fire Department Battle

  •  Somerset Fire/Rescue defeated Town of St. Joseph Fire Department for the fourth year in a row. Fatheree said St. Joseph Fire Chief Ron Burton is “proud he has never taken less than second place.”