When the Carnival comes to town

Brady Oltmans photo The Banditas, Katherine Licht riding Jojo and Alina Gemza, make their first run in the skijoring competition during the Winter Carnival.

PINEDALE – People from across the region flocked to Pinedale for the annual Winter Carnival last weekend for a few days of fun after nearly a full year of semi-lockdown.

Registration for the skijoring competition was capped at 120 teams, that mark was reached back in January.

A total of 12 teams scattered across three divisions entered in the annual Cardboard Classic. The course was once again lined with spectators of all ages ready for a cathartic weekend.

There was also the Calcutta, kids’ 120cc snowmobile race and the snow sculpture contest that completed the fun-filled weekend.

The team of Josh Abbott and Aaron Griffen won the overall skijoring division. Casey Manning and Jeb Richie won the overall novice division and the team of Kayla and Clay Teichert, also known as Greased Lightning, won the overall juniors division.

For the Cardboard Classic, the Silver Fox won the junior division, The Maizie Mae won the family division and The Shaggin’ Wagon won the adult division. The Shaggin’ Wagon also won the Most Creative Craft award.

The Pinedale High School ski team won the snow sculpture contest with the penguin.

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