RUSSIA – The Russia Homecoming festival over Labor Day Weekend was a big success, said Head Chair Person Angie Barlage.
Barlage reported large crowds on both Saturday and Sunday with long lines at the lunch stand throughout most of the festival. While daytime temperatures reached the lower 90s, there was no rain, which led to a successful event. The following are results from different contests that took place over the weekend:
50/50 Winners: Paul Penny, Saturday; Elaine Goubeaux, Sunday.
Texas Hold ‘Em: Steve Young, first; Brad Francis, second; Steve Monnin, third.
Volleyball Tournament: Craig Muhlenkamp, Michelle Muhlenkamp, Doug Muhlenkamp, Trina Winner, Keith Schlater, and Janelle Slonkosky, first; Isaiah Counts, Camille Puthoff, Kylie Wilson, Claire Sherman, Bailey Francis, and Cole McEldowney, second.
Adult cornhole: Ray Monnin and Travis Jess, first; Chett Borchers and Colin Puthoff, second; Dane Borchers and Dan Russ, third; Austin Gariety and Treg Francis, fourth.
Junior high and high school cornhole: Zach Sherman and Jonah Counts, first; Jack Dapore and Hunter Cohee, second; Nathan Poeppelman and Evan Bruggeman, third.
Fifth grade cornhole: Ben Bohman and Xavier Phlipot.
Third and fourth grade cornhole: Jude Counts and Brandon Monnin.
Adult dodgeball: Treg Francis, Bryce Rittenhouse, Brandon Barlage, Trevor Sherman, Eric Magoto, and Austin Gariety.
Junior high to high school dodgeball: Trevor Monnin, Cole Tebbe, Josh York, Zach Sherman, Clay Borchers, and Jake Gariety.
Elementary dodgeball: Sam York, Ross Fiessinger, Austin Cordonnier, Jordan Meyer, Drew Sherman, and Aiden Shappie.
Diaper derby: Naomi Borchers, daughter of Scott and Andrea Borchers.
Lip sync contest: Simone Puthoff and Chase Stueve, first; Eliza Gariety, second; Saige Hoying, MaKenna Hoying, and Ava Daniel, third.
Cutest baby: Jude Schulze, son of Brian and Tracy Schulze, first; Clara Bettinger, daughter of Dave and Stacie Bettinger, second; Catherine Gibson, daughter of Matt and Melanie Gibson, third.
Kiddie tractor pull: age 3 to 4: Ryder Oakley, first; Damien Whitttaker, second; Juliet Prenger, third.
Age 5 to 6: Sam Prenger, first; Wesley Middleton, second; Sarah Grieshop, third.
Age 7 to 8: Shelden Pohlman, first; Micah Grieshop, second; Xavier Quinter, third.
Age 9 to 10: Hayden Quinter, first; Owen Demange, second; Tori Sherman, third.
Running Raider 5K
Overall Winner Male: Aaron Bauer, Houston, 16:37
Overall Winner Female: Katie Borchers, Russia, 18:28
Female age 1 to 10: Jaela Shappie, first; Eva Goubeaux, second; Roni Poling, third. Age 11 to 14: Andrea Monnin, first; Katelyn Monnin, second; Sarah Pinchot, third. Age 15 to 19: Lauren Heaton, first; Molly Kearns, second; Shae Goubeaux, third. Age 20 to 24: Katie Borchers, first; Lauren Francis, second; Kayla Francis, third. Age 25 to 29: Corinn Gehle, first; Jarica DeLoye, second; Taylor Ambos, third. Age 30 to 34: Andrea Borchers, first; Candis Calhoun, second; Melanie Gibson, third. Age 35 to 39: Kelly Borchers, first; Kelli McEldowney, second; Michelle Koverman, third. Age 40 to 44: Julie Magoto, first; Kelly Laber, second; Kris Soliday, third. Age 45 to 49: Bonita Bleininger, first; Lori Werling, second; Anna Reinhart, third. Age 50 to 54: Michele Stoltz, first; Linda Barhorst, second; Beth Fortkamp, third. Age 55 to 59: Sandy Hoening, first; Ann Fullenkamp, second; Marilyn Pohlman, third. Age 60 to 69: Mary Siegrist, first; Debra Henkener, second; Judith A. Voisard, third. Age 70 and over: Irene Gehret.
Male age 1 to 10: Adam Hoehne, first; Zane Shappie, second; Benjamin York, third. Age 11 to 14: Aiden Shappie, first; Noah Magoto, second; Jonathan Bell, third. Age 15 to 19: Caleb Ball, first; Alex Seger, second; Andrew Ball, third. Age 20 to 24: Aaron Bauer, first; Ethan Hoening, second; Colin Ball, third. Age 25 to 29: Brooke Stickel, first; Brian Stickel, second. Age 30 to 34: Zach Monnin, first; Brian Wuebker, second; Craig Borchers, third. Age 35 to 39: Fred Schmiedebusch, first; Matt Magoto, second; Kent Borchers, third. Age 40 to 44: Randy Seger, first; Wesley Baldridge, second; David Poeppelman, third. Age 45 to 49: Mike Thomas, first; Dave Borchers, second; Jeff Goubeaux, third. Age 50 to 54: Chuck Blinn, first; Doug Borchers, second; Tim Kearns, third. Age 55 to 59: Brian Monnin, first; Peter Starbuck, second; Eric Kindig, third. Age 60 to 69: David Holtvoight, first; Vernon Rosenbeck, second; Jerry Borchers, third. Age 70 and over: Edward L. Borchers, first; Charles Voisard, second.