Suzanne and Paul keep it in the family – again

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They did it again.

Paul and Suzanne Sotin won the all-around logger and loggerette titles for Paul Bunyan Days 2017.

This is the fifth year Mr. Sotin has won the title and the fourth year his wife has won the honor.

Sara and Paul Sotin were the 2017 Logger and Loggerette during the logging events Sept. 4. The husband-and-wife pair placed highest in a number of events, all while helping to run the games for others.

Sara and Paul Sotin were the 2017 Logger and Loggerette during the logging events Sept. 4. The husband-and-wife pair placed highest in a number of events, all while helping to run the games for others.

In addition to the all-around titles, the couple individually claimed several first place finishes in the logging competition, including a first place finish together in the Jack and Jill Race. Cody Crane and Hannah Herzog were second and Cameron Tweedy and Courtney Hurt were third.

Individually, in the pole climb, Mr. Sotin was first with Ben Sotin second. The brothers teamed up take first in the men’s crosscut with Devin Vint and Cody Crane taking second and Cody Crane and Dustin Herzog taking third. Paul was first in the men’s axe throw with Matt Nitcy second and Geri Nielsen third. Paul also earned a first place finih in men’s choker setting. Ben was second and Devin Vint was third.

Ben beat his brother in the vertical axe chop with Kevin Germeaux taking second and Paul earning third. Finally, in the men’s power saw, Cody Crane was first, Gerri Nielse was second and Earl Andersen was third.

For the women’s power saw, Tami Holdahl was first; Hannah Herzog, second; and Suzanne Sotin was third. Mrs. Sotin and Shelby Holder took first in the women’s crosscut. For the axe throw, Hannah was first; Suzanne, second; and Courtney Hurt, third. The results were identical in the women’s choker setting: Hannah, first; Suzanne, second; and Courtney, third.

Final logging results, placings for the teen’s crosscut, were Amanda Wine and Trysten Lockridge were first; Janna Oelke and Jenna Holder were second; and Dolton Ustick and Cameron Cox were third.

Other results were as follows:

Demolition Derby: Overall, JB O’Neil, first, Chris O’Neil, second, Preston O’Neil, third.

Tug of War: First, Danger Zone (Josh Trull, Joe, Shantell Ravey, Tim, Luke, Joe, Damian Dittman, Scotty); Second, Balls of Fury (Blake Lyons, Tray Johnson, Darrick Short, Kasey Nelson, Hale Murrell, Nick Hill, Kevin Moss, Christina Nelson); Third, Merica (Trysten Lockridge, Kolby Moore, Jesse Miller, Will Clark, Joe Rosen, Josh McGregor, Kevin Geramaux, Amanda Wine, Mack Reeves, Toby Young).

Maggie Chatigny and Colby Adams compete for first place finish.

Maggie Chatigny and Colby Adams compete for first place finish.

Adult/ Teen Pool Events: Adult Tightrope, first James Morton, second Derek Barden, third Tanner Fields; Adult Canoe Joust, first Wade Toland/ Tanner Fields, second Derek Barden/ Tawnya Hickey, third James Smith/ Preston Brown; adult log burling, first Derek Barden, second Tawnya Hickey, third Craig Briggs; Teen Tightrope, first Jake Taylor, second Kiauna Hickey, third Kaytlynn Thompson; Teen Canoe Joust, first Kaylee Nelson/ Riley Nelson, second Kiauna Hickey/ Allison Hickey, third Emma Thompson/ James Lee; Teen Log Burling, first Kaylee Nelson, second James Lee, third Riley Nelson.

Kids Pool Events: Tube Race, 6-7 years old, first Joey Barta, second Carson Solom, third Richard Vandever; 8-9 years old, first Meijah Yearout, second Brock Barta, third Jack Barta; 10-12 years old, first Caleb Monrray, second Vincent Flores, third Quentin Astraukas; Captain Kid Raft Race, first Vincent Flores/ Wayne Hodgson, second Ayden Silfvast/ Sara Silfvast, third Kody Watkins/ Hailey Tefft.

Reed Brebner and Joey Barta race in inner tubes Sept. 3.

Reed Brebner and Joey Barta race in inner tubes Sept. 3.

Parade: Overall, Tekoa’s Slippery Gulch Float; Cars, first Steve Addington, second Ben Sergent, third Russell Lewis; Political, first Re-elect Dan Foreman, second Caroline Nilsson Troy; Marching, first Blazen Divas, second St. Maries High School cheerleaders, third veterans of Benewah County; Kids, first Gayla Tweedy, second Cat in the Hat; Clubs and Organizations, first Red Barn, second St. Maries Shrine Club, third Search and Rescue; Logging, first Heavy Haul Mike Minier and sons, second Kenneth Becktel Trucking, third Hansen Logging; Horses, first Warrior for the King, second Idaho State Saddle Club Royalty Eliya, Baylie and Bostyn Kelly, third Ethel Callaway and Nicole McKay; Commercial, first Golden Boys Ice Cream, second 10th Street Lumber, third Brickwall Beauty Bar; Floats, first Tekoa Slippery Gulch Float, second St. Maries High School ASB, third St. Maries High School volleyball; Machinery, first Fernwood Fire Department; Miscellaneous, first Potlatch Fire and Rescue, second Dragon Snow, third St. Maries Ambulance.

Shelby Holder

Shelby Holder

Pet and Doll Parade: first, Sydney Jones, Rocky Jones, Addison Barbour, second Hope Friede, third Paislie Welling.

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