Hundreds of people came out to Sauk Prairie to participate in a Wisconsin tradition and see just how far they could fling dried cow dung.
111 women and 149 men signed up for the 2019 Wisconsin Cow Chip Throw. Each contestant was allowed to select and throw two cow chips, with their best score being recorded. Officials said contestants came from Wisconsin, Illinois, Nebraska, Minnesota, Iowa, California, Pennsylvania, Massachusetts, New York and Georgia.
The distance of each throw was measured by Dan Marks of River Valley Land Surveying using a real time GPS receiver. Marks said the devices is often used to locate property corners for exact coordinates within a hundredth of a foot.