A larger than expected crowd braved the cold temperatures and increased snowfall to enjoy the Johnson County Ski-Jor Wars at the fairground on Saturday.

Organized by Buffalo Events LLC and the Buffalo Lions Club, the event pitted snow skiiers pulled by horseback over a series of slaloms along a 750 foot track set in front of the grandstands.

The winners of the 6 divisions were Garrett Kissack and Carson Long in the Youngsters division at a time of 17.84 seconds.

In the Midsters group, Julia Bargmann and Rob Beckman had the best time of the day at 16.03 seconds.

Terry Mines and John Gabiotis won the Old ranchers division with a time of 23.04 seconds.

In the snowboard division, Austin Idler and Dahlton Tarno turned in a winning time of 28.12 seconds.

Heidi Gustafson and Alina gemza took home the Cowgirls championship with a run of 16.78.

In the Mules division, the winners were Chris Knudsen and Michael Kuck with a time of 24.87 seconds.

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