Top fiddlers, pickers named

The following winners were announced in the Kansas State Fiddling and Picking Championships held Sunday in South Park.

Flatpick Guitar:

First Place: Ken Plummer, Augustas

Second Place: Brian Higgins, Anderson, Mo.

Fingerpick Guitar:

First Place: Mark Wheeler, Shawnee

Second Place: Ron Richards, Kansas City, Mo.

Miscellaneous Acoustic:

First Place: Owen Oliphant, Chanute

Second Place: Donald Spain, Leavenworth


First Place: Ken Plummer, Augusta

Second Place: Ike Lajoie, Overland Park

Ensemble Folk Singing:

First Place: Beth LePage and Misty Warren, “The Keepers”


First Place: Josh Hungate, Kearney, Mo.

Second Place: Cara Oliphant, Chanute


First Place: Emma Jane Pendleton, Tulsa, Okla.

Second Place: Cara Oliphant, Chanute

Third Place: Todd Etter, Kansas City, Mo.

Youth Fiddle (under age 16):

First Place: Marina Pendleton, Tulsa, Okla.

Second Place: Blaine Dunlop, Parker

Third Place: Elizabeth Poppe, Riley

Overall Youth Award:

Josh Hungate, Kearney, Mo.