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Come and Take It Winners

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Posted: Thursday, October 7, 2010 6:11 pm

Pick up a copy of The Gonzales Inquirer, Friday, October 8 edition to see photos of the winners.

Chili Cookoff 1st place – Tejas Cocinas. Team members are Kari Breitschopf, Rudy Martinez, Bobby and Tivila Cornett, Joe and Lorine Carrizales, Horace and Michelle Greathouse, and Robert Rodriguez.

Chili Cookoff 2nd place – Smoke & Ashes. Team members are Brian Pirkle (left), Sonny Dolezal (right), (not pictured) Dale Schellenberg and Poochy Kridler.

Chili Cookoff 3rd place – The Pink Ladies. Team

members are Jane Kifer, Kenny Hodges, Becky Fisher, and Barry Fisher.

Beans Cookoff 1st place- Come & Taste It. Team members are Dane Needham, Scott Friedrich, Mark Yackel, Mitchell Hardcastle, Marvin Heinemeyer and Philip Storey.

Beans Cookoff 2nd place - Z Bone Cookers. Team

members are Mike and Kathy Zella.

Beans Cookoff 3rd place – Smoke & Ashes. Team members are Brian Pirkle (left), Sonny Dolezal (right), (not pictured) Dale Schellenberg and Poochy Kridler.

T-Bone Cookoff 1st place- Come & Taste It. Team members are Mitchell Hardcastle, Scott Friedrich, Jenny Needham, Mark Yackel, Marvin Heinemeyer, and Philip Storey.

T-Bone Cookoff 2nd place - The Beefeaters. Team

Members are Mark Lindemann and Steve


T-Bone Cookoff 3rd place - Beefeater’s Girls. Team members are Erin Lindemann-LaBuhn (left) and Kacey Lindemann-Butler

Results from the

2010 Come & Take It

Canoe Race

(Held Saturday in Gonzales)

Unlimited Class   

1. Thomas Yonley, 1:30:34; 2. John Baltzell, 1:32:34; 3. Jay Daniel, Erin Magee, Russell Adams, Sammy Prochaska, Jerry Cochran and Chris Paddock, 1:33:03; 4. Clay Wyatt and Joe Mann, 1:37:57; 5. Gary & Morgan Kohut, 1:45:51; 6. Micheal, Lillie, & Tom Vanderveer, John Ruiz, Ken Startz and Andrew Condie, 2:02:00

USCA C1 Class

1. Nathan Tart, 2:07:13; 2. Gibb Haffernick, 2:27:53

USCA C2 Class

1. Jeremiah Jackson, Daniel Zeck, 1:38:37; 2. Jeff Glock, Garrett Jones, 1:44:57

Solo Class

1. Joeseph Geisinger, 1:51:09; 2. Peter Churchman, 1:51:32; 3. Dodd Yeager, 1:53:40; 4. David Smith, 2:01:56; 5. Ed Jones, 2:19:17; 6. Mark Oberle, 2:42:25; 7. Roger Zimmerman, 2:54:10; 8. Laurie Taylor, 3:52:23; 9. Jennifer Havalda, 3:53:00

Aluminum Class

1. Pete Binion, Roy Tyrone, 1:52:26; 2. Robin & Will Carvilie, 2:01:56; 3. John Bugge, Megan Yeager, 2:20:16

Women’s Unlimited Class

1. Holly Orr, Sandy Yonley, 1:45:41

Recreational Class

1. Don and William Zeek, 2:03:23; 2. James Eastland, Gary Matocha, 2:04:41; 3. Richard Hebert, 2:13:04; 4. Ken Thigpen, 2:22:57; 5. Sean, Geoff, & Sarah Watus, 2:27:57; 6. Bo Karlsson, 2:41:54; 7. Samantha Ameen, Zoe Schmidt, 3:08:51; 8. Macin Pilinski, 3:33:32; 9. Katherin Marrs, 3:33:32

Gonzales Local Canoe Class

1. Brian Buesing, Art Riojas, 2:20:26; 2. Jackie Dickens, Juan Morales, Veronica Camarillio, 2:36:43; 3. David & Stephanie Gray and Benjamin Williams, 4:48:00

The 13.5-mile course had 35 boats with 63 participants. John Bugge and Megan Yeager won first place in the River Cleanup. The team of Benjamin Williams, David and Stephanie Gray won second in the same category.

Results from the 2010 Come and Take It Car Show, organized by the Gonzales Classic Cruisers

Best of Show

Chris Hampe of Seguin, 1962 Corvette

Cars Pre-1954 Original/Restored

Kent Christensen of Seguin, 1953 Mercury Monterey

Cars 1955-59 Original/Restored

Wesley Glover of Luling, 1955 Ford Thunderbird

Cars 1960-69 Original/Restored

Tie - Doug Hall of San Marcos, 1968 Chevrolet Camaro, and Johnnie Edwards of Gonzales, 1962 Buick Invicta

Cars 1970-85 Original/Restored

Pete Peterson, of Bastrop, 1976 Chevrolet Corvette

Cars Pre-1954 Restored/Modified

Dean Wyman of Gonzales, 1931 Ford Sedan

Cars 1955-59 Restored.Modified

Roy Pacheco of Seguin, 1955 Chevrolet Belair

Cars 1960-69 Restored/Modified

Joe Pacheco, Jr. of New Braunfels, 1967 Chevrolet Camaro Convertible

Cars 1970-85 Restored/Modified

Bryan West of Gonzales, 1970 Chevrolet Chevelle

Trucks Original/Restored

J.R. Rusch of Victoria, 1949 Chevrolet Pickup

Trucks Restored/Modified

Bob Cutlip of Victoria, 1942 Chevrolet

Motorcycle Original

Hubert Almaguer of Gonzales, 2009 Harley Davidson

Motorcycle Modified

Hondo Martin of Gonzales, 2002 Custom California

Low Rider

Toby Tobias of San Marcos, 1972 Oldsmobile Cutlas

Street Rod

James Bennett of Dale, 1932 Ford Coupe

Race Car

A to Z Automotive of Gonzales, 1966 Chevrolet Nova


Larry Formolo of Smiley, 1946 Ford Coupe

Open Show 1986 and Up

Kenneth Koenig of San Marcos, 1999 Plymouth Prowler

Come And Take It Photo Contest Winners 2010

In the Animals category, 1st and 2nd places were given to Kevin Esparza from San Antonio, and 3rd place and Honorable Mention went to Jim Payne from Victoria.

In the Architecture category, 1st place went to Ila Jardon from San Antonio, while 2nd and 3rd places went to Kevin Esparza. Receiving Honorable mention was Leslie Ince from Gonzales.

In the Flowers category, Patty Stewart took 1st and 3rd place, with Kevin Esparza taking 2nd. Wanda Barta from Portland received Honorable Mention.

In the Landscape category, Cuero’s Marsha Gibson got 1st place, Swann Reid from Gonzales got 2nd, and Victoria’s Mark Oberle came in 3rd. Honorable Mention went to Gonzales’s Leslie Ince.

In the Miscellaneous category, Mark Oberle took 1st and 2nd place, Lillian Barta from Gonzales took 3rd, and Herb Karnau received Honorable Mention.

In the people category, Jon Such from Gonzales took 1st place, Marsha Gibson got 2nd, Esther Bell from Gonzales took 3rd, and Honorable Mention went to Sarah Williamson from Leesville.

In the Portraits category, 1st place went to Ceason Barnick, 2nd place went to Lisa Barnick, Marsha Gibson took 3rd, and Ila Jordan received Honorable Mention.

In the Still Life category, Lillian Barta won 1st and 3rd places, 2nd place and Honorable Mention went to Kacey Lindemann-Butler from Nixon.

In the Texas History category, Mark Oberle took 1st place, Lillian Barta took 2nd, and Marsha Gibson came in 3rd. Honorable mention went to Esther Bell.

In the Digitally Altered category, Mark Oberle received 1st place and Honorable Mention, while 2nd and 3rd place went to Dianna Bartosh from Cuero took 2nd and 3rd place.

In the Youth Division, Victoria’s Colton Fischer took 1st place as well as Honorable Mention, Zachary Calhoun from Corpus Christi got 2nd, and Cullen Eppright from Cost came in 3rd.

Best of Show awards went to Patty Stewart’s flower, the Magnolia Blossom.

Results from the 2010 Come and Take It Parade

Antique Classic Car/Truck

1. Robert P. Jones, 56 Chevy Belair, 2. Jack and Sharon Tumlinson, 1970 Chevelle, 3. Class of 1955, 1955 Ford

Commercial Decorated Car/Truck

1. Randolph Brooks Federal Credit Union, 2. Johnson Oil, Tiger Tote Stores, 3. The Gonzales Inquirer

Group Participation

1. Gonzales Trend Setters Car Club

Hometown Commerical Float

1. Guadalupe Valley Veterinary Clinic, 2. Lone Star Bank, 3. Dairy Queen

Hometown Non-Commerical Float

1. Independence Trails Girl Scouts, 2. Rising Star 4-H, 3. Crossroads Youth Football League, Peewee

Non-Commercial Decorated Car/Truck

1. Daughters of the Republic of Texas, 2. Alamo Defenders Descendents, 3. Edwards Association


1. Sage Capital Bank, 2. E-Barr Feeds, 3. Scott Dierlam, State Farm Insurance

School Entry Dec. Car/Truck

1. GHS Senior Class Officers, 2. GHS Class Officers, 3. Gonzales Trend Setters Car Club

School Entry/Float

1. GHS Freshman Cheerleaders and Football, 2. GJHS Cheerleaders, 3. GHS Theatre Arts

Visiting Floats > 10,000

1. Pleasanton Chamber of Commerce, 2. Victoria Livestock Queen and Court, 3. Lockhart Chamber of Commerce, Chisholm Trail Round Up

Visiting Floats < 10,000

1. Luling Watermelon Thump, 2. Yoakum Chamber of Commerce, 3. Moulton Chamber of Commerce

Visiting Specialty Float

1. Next Concept Motor Sports, 2. Cuero Turkeyfest Association, 3. Tammie  McKinney Memorial Team Roping

Results from the 2010 Come and Take It Chicken Flying Contest

Longest flight

1. Mason Matejcek, distance of  62 1/2 ft, w/chicken “Lindsey Lohan”, 2. Mark Yackel -Team “Who gives a flying turkey”, distance of  50 ft, w/ chicken “Fly or Fry”, 3. Christian Smith, distance of 49 1/2 ft,  w/ chicken “Chicken Nuggets”

Most Original Name

LeeRoy Camarillo w/chicken “Ima Bean-er”

Shortest Flight

Ron Connell w/ chicken “Neil Armstrong” with a flight of 2 ft

Chicken History

Mason’s dad, Joseph Matejcek, won the chicken flying contest in 1980, 30 yrs ago.

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