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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)1 / 9
(From left) Kloe, Lynn and Kyra Dahl of Glenwood City warmed up with hot chocolate before the Bar Stool Races began. Lynn is considering entering next year. 2 / 9
Theresa Bueno of team “Rock On” rockets down the hill during one of the Powderpuff heats at the Somerset American Legion Bar Stool Races Saturday, March 1.3 / 9
Paula Pryce of Lakeland, Minn., heads toward the finish line on her Flinstones bar stool sled at the Somerset American Legion Bar Stool Races on Saturday, March 1.4 / 9
Angel Maack stays toasty scooping up creamy chicken wild rice soup for spectators and competitors at the Somerset Youth Hockey stand at the Somerset American Legion Bar Stool Races on Saturday, March 1.5 / 9
(Far left) “Little Bo Creep” (Roger McVitty) and his team pusher Ray Langness square off at the starting line against Team 186 at the Somerset American Legion Bar Stool Races on Saturday, March 1.6 / 9
Two competitors fight neck and neck as they cross the finish line in the men’s division of the Somerset American Legion Bar Stool Races on Saturday, March 1.7 / 9
This competitor slips down the icy hill as his team pusher looks on, hoping for victory at the Somerset American Legion Bar Stool Races on Saturday, March 1.8 / 9
Team Squatch’s Best in Show bar stool winner.9 / 9
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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.”
Sarah Young

Sarah Young was appointed the editor of the Pierce County Herald in February 2015. She joined RiverTown Multimedia in October 2013 as a news reporter for the New Richmond News, where she covered community events, spot news and education in Hammond, Roberts, Somerset and St. Croix County Circuit Court. Previously she free-lanced for the River Falls Journal, Hudson Star-Observer, RiverTown special publications and the Superior Catholic Herald. She graduated from the University of Wisconsin-River Falls with a Bachelor of Fine Arts in Spanish and French in 2001. She completed a minor in journalism in 2004. 

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