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Greased Pig Contest. Photo by Pinedale Online.
Greased Pig Contest

Pig Rodeo-ers. Photo by Pinedale Online.
Pig Rodeo-ers
Pig Wrestling-Sublette County Fair 2005
Pig Wrestling and Greased Pig Contest
by Dawn Ballou
August 1, 2005

With names like the "Pigtails", "Raggedy Hams", "Big Bad Wolves", "Porkensteins" and "Pig Rodeoers", teams braved the slippery mud to try and grab a even more slippery squeeling pig and try to wrestle it into a barrel. Pig Wrestling and the Greased Pig Contest were two of the competitions that took place Sunday, July 31st, as part of the week-long events for the 2005 Sublette County Fair.

In Pig Wrestling, teams composed of 4 members competed in age groups from young kids to adults. The object of pig wrestling is to grab the pig and place it into the barrel in the center of the pen filled with slippery, wet clay before the time expires. Each team was auctioned off in a calcutta before the event, bringing in from $50 to as much as $550 for each team.

In the Greased Pig Contest, kids entered the slippery pen with two pigs and tried to hang onto it for the alloted time. The littlest kids just had to hold onto the squirming piglet. Older kids had to pick up the larger pig and hold onto it for 10 seconds.

Photos by Dawn Ballou, Pinedale Online!

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  • Clean teams ready for fun. Photo by Pinedale Online.
    Clean teams ready for fun
    The Fantastic 4, Pig Hoopers and Pigtails PeeWee teams get ready for their turns.

    Pigtails Team. Photo by Pinedale Online.
    Pigtails Team

    Placed 3rd. Photo by Pinedale Online.
    Placed 3rd

    Got it in. Photo by Pinedale Online.
    Got it in
    The Little Men team got their pig in the barrel in 39.60 seconds.

    Fantastic 4. Photo by Pinedale Online.
    Fantastic 4

    Badger Under the Pig. Photo by Pinedale Online.
    Badger Under the Pig
    One of the Bad Badgers team members falls under the pig.

    Bad Badgers. Photo by Pinedale Online.
    Bad Badgers
    They almost had the pig in the barrel when time ran out.

    Bid 550 for sons team. Photo by Pinedale Online.
    Bid 550 for sons team
    Bidding for the Little Men team climbed to $550 in the Calcutta.

    Auctioning the MADs. Photo by Pinedale Online.
    Auctioning the MADs
    The MAD team, Mothers And Daughters, raised $475 in the Caluctta auction.

    MAD wins in 19.21 seconds. Photo by Pinedale Online.
    MAD wins in 19.21 seconds

    Raggedy Hams. Photo by Pinedale Online.
    Raggedy Hams

    Piglet Farmers. Photo by Pinedale Online.
    Piglet Farmers

    Biscuit Eaters. Photo by Pinedale Online.
    Biscuit Eaters

    4 Burly Men and One Big Pig. Photo by Pinedale Online.
    4 Burly Men and One Big Pig

    Greased Pig Contest. Photo by Pinedale Online.
    Greased Pig Contest

    Hard to hold. Photo by Pinedale Online.
    Hard to hold

    Hold up for 10 seconds. Photo by Pinedale Online.
    Hold up for 10 seconds
    Hanging onto a slipper, squirming pig for 10 seconds isn't easy!

    Girl holding up the pig. Photo by Pinedale Online.
    Girl holding up the pig
    She couldn't lift the pig, so she got under it and raised all 4 feet off the ground to make the count!
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