Racine announces snow sculpting winners

Last updated on July 2nd, 2019 at 09:47 am

Organizers of the Big Chill have announced the winners of the 2012 Wisconsin State Snow Sculpting competition held during the winter festival in Racine.
This is the first year that the Wisconsin State Snow Sculpting Competition was held in Racine.  Sixteen teams from throughout the state of Wisconsin competed for the 2012 state title.  The Big Chill was sponsored by the Downtown Racine Corporation, Case IH Agriculture, SC Johnson/Racine Reads, Gene Johnson, and Comfort Inn. 
The winners included:

  • First Place winner and winner of the sculptors choice award: “Lazy Bones,” which was created by the team of Pewaukee native Neal Vogt and Hartland resident Jon Dietz. The two will move on to represent Wisconsin at the 2013 U.S. National Snow Sculpting Championship. The two are three-time state champions and have placed as high as second at national competitions.
  • Second Place: Man in the Machine was created by Skip DeBack and Dave Henkel from Muskego. The two have been snow sculptors for the past seven years and placed third in the 2011 Snow Days Chicago Navy Pier event. They have won numerous media choice and people’s choice awards.
  • Third Place: Malen was created by the team of Scott Van Vreede and Paul Kjelland from Milwaukee. The two are the founding members of Team Abominable and have sculpted snow competitively for five years. They placed third overall in the 2010 state snow sculpting competitions in Wisconsin Dells. 

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