(Neb)-Chadron Couple Wins Fur Trade Days Regatta
CHADRON - Husband-wife duo Steve and Cheryl Welch of Chadron topped nine other teams the annual Fur Trade Regatta canoe races Sunday on the Chadron State Park pond on Sunday.
The Welches had the best lap of the day with a time of 2:30, but nearly lost in the final heat after amassing a big lead and waiting for their opponents to catch up.
After some roughhousing near the finish line, the Welches won by just inches over Kyler Ranta of Rapid City, and Wade Waugh of Chadron.
The Regatta pits 2-person teams in a one-lap race around the 1-acre pond with a LeMans-style start with the teams scrambling down the bank to board and push-off. The two best times of the preliminaries advance to the final heat. The Regatta is sponsored by the Chadron Kiwanis Club.
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