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Fremont County ag joins for annual softball tournament, inaugural cook-off event

Written by Saige Albert

Riverton – Fremont County’s agriculture community gathered on Oct. 16 for the chance to enjoy camaraderie and some friendly competition.

“We wanted to bring the ag community together to have a little bit of fun this fall,” said Scott Priebe of Wyoming Ag Marketing, who hosted the day. 

Rich Pingetzer of Bass Lake Farms and Brown Company also cooperated to organize the event.

The gathering invited farmers, ranchers and business people for the farmers versus ranchers softball game, a rousing game of human foosball and a barbeque cook-off. A bouncy castle for the youngest in the group topped off the day.

“Usually, we have this softball game during county fair,” explained Priebe. “This year, construction meant that our field was full of dirt, so we couldn’t have the game.”

With the title up for grabs, the ranchers barely pulled off a win, with a final score of 17-16. A traveling trophy will be passed from the farmers, last year’s winner, to the ranchers to keep for the year. 

The barbeque cook-off, decided in a vote by attendees, was won by James Bunker who narrowly overtook Rich Pingetzer. 

Priebe adds, “This was a lot of fun for our community.”