A number of people took part in the different contests at the 2009 Pierce County Fair, which included a talent show, watermelon eating, pie eating, pie baking, cake decorating, pedal tractor pull, and coloring contests as well as the mud runs.
The Hidden Talent Show contest winners were: Colleen Jelsing Beckman (1st place), Josh Lehman (2nd place), and Chris Rogers (3rd place).
Watermelon eating contest winners were: 5 to 7 year-olds - Brandon Grossman (1st), Brook Radomski (2nd), Dawson Schepp (3rd); 8 to 10 year-olds - Jacob Blessum (1st), Hunter Radomski (2nd); 11 to 13 year-olds - Ben Gullickson (1st), Hunter Parcel (2nd), Andrew Hershey (3rd); age 16 and above - Scott Olmeda (1st), Dylan Yoder (2nd), Mark Ostrem (3rd).
Pie eating contest winners were: 11 to 13 year-olds - Morgan Burchem (1st), Kelsey Axtman (2nd), and Jessica Blessum (3rd); age 16 and up - Taylor Yoder (1st), Dylan Yoder (2nd), and Ross Olson (3rd).
Pie baking winners were: First place, Stacey Atkinson; second place, Shanaya Fred; and third place, Nicole Atkinson.
Cake decorating contest winners were: 6 to 8 year-olds - Maria Blessum (1st), Sophie Lind (2nd), and Anni Stier (3rd); 9 to 11 year-olds - Whitney Gronvold (1st), Sara Stier (2nd), and Jacob Blessum (3rd); 12 to 13 year-olds - Elizabeth Blessum (1st), Leslie Lizakowski (2nd), and Tanner Lind (3rd).
Pedal tractor pull winners were: 5 to 6 year-olds - Carson Mattern (1st), Kordell Kraft (2nd); 7 to 8 year-olds - Kyla Radomski (1st), Kelsie Ebach (2nd); 9 to 10 year-olds - Hunter Radomski (1st), Kyle Eback (2nd); 11 to 12 year-olds - Jayden Munyer (1st), Bennie Mygland (2nd); Teen girls winner - Kristie Mattern; Teen boys winner - Mitchal Prellwitz; Women's winner - Lori Gronvold; and Men's winner - Chase Thielsen of Sacred Heart, Minn.
Coloring contest winners were: 3 to 5 year-olds - Beth Boucher (1st ), Taya Rameden (2nd), Mika Guty (3rd place); 6 to 8 year-olds - Jacquelyn Blessum (1st), Kyla Radomski (2nd), Sophie Lind (3rd); 9 to 12 year-olds - Kaitlyn Boucher (1st), Hunter Radomski (2nd), Jessica Blessum (3rd).
Results for the mud runs were: Stocks - Josh Worrall (1st), Cliff Reeves (2nd), and John Harner (3rd); Super Stocks - Chad Halle (1st), Dwayne Brossart (2nd), and Shane Monson (3rd); Mods - Brad Meidinger (1st), Jeff Meidinger (2nd) and Kent Kensmu (3rd); Open class - Kelly Landry (1st), Shawn Kramlich (2nd), and Brad Meidinger (3rd).