Contests and Festivals 

This list is for general information purposes. Dates listed are based on past years. Contact the event director in advance for the most up to date information.

January-May

  • Midwinter Bluegrass in Denver. February 21-23, 2014
  • High Plains in Douglas. April or May. Contact Douglas Chamber of Commerce. April 12 and 13, 2014 at the EWC-Douglas building.

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State Contest Information 

The 2014 State Contest is August 9-10, 2014 in Douglas, Wyoming at the Wyoming State Fair. Contact WOTFA President Casey Whiteman at cafiddle@gmail.com .

Complete schedule, rules and registration information is in the Wyoming State Fair Premium Book, which will be published in a few months.

About WOTFA 

Officers

Dues Dues for the Wyoming Old Time Fiddle Association are $10 for individuals and $20 for families. Please support fiddle music by joining WOTFA.

2013 Contest Results 

Small Fry Fiddle*

1. Tristan Jacob – Casper

Junior-Junior Fiddle*

1. Rachel Merchant – Casper
2. Julia Rose Marhofer – Casper
3. Jessica Jacob – Casper
4. Sophie Lopez – Riverton

Junior Fiddle*

1. Ana Merchant – Casper
2. Morgan Lipes – Mills
3. Jocelyn Engen – Casper

Adult Fiddle*

1. Susan Bright - Casper

Senior Fiddle*

1. Dave Brinkman – Laramie
2. Lynn Knapp – Cody
3. Steve Martin – Powell
4. Ann Robinson – Casper
5. Dick Lefevre - Lander

Senior-Senior Fiddle

1. Lynn Knapp - Cody

Championship Fiddle*

1. Casey Whiteman – Casper
2. Kelly Wells – Deaver
3. Dave Brinkman – Laramie

Twin Fiddle

1. Cody Stadelmaier – Fort Collins, CO and Casey Whiteman – Casper
2. Kelly Wells – Deaver and Dave Brinkman – Laramie
3. Rachel Merchant – Casper and Ana Merchant – Casper

No Holds Barred Fiddle

1. Cody Stadelmaier – Fort Collins, CO
2. Morgan Lipes – Mills
3. Kelly Wells – Deaver
4. Ann Robinson – Casper

Favorite Accompanist

Dick Enders – Casper
*Certified Champions

Minutes from Annual Meetings 

Wyoming Old Time Fiddle Association
Annual Meeting Minutes
August 11, 2013

President Casey Whiteman called the meeting to order. We met following the Saturday afternoon session of the State Fiddle Contest at the Wyoming State Fair in Douglas.  ... more

2012 Contest Results 

Novice Fiddle
No entrants

Small Fry Fiddle
1. Tristan Jacob, Casper, WY

Junior-Junior Fiddle
1. Jessica Jacob, Casper, WY

Junior Fiddle
1. Morgan Lipes, Casper, WY*
2. Tanner Wells, Deaver, WY*
3. Tally Wells, Deaver, WY

Adult Fiddle
1. Warrie Means, Laramie, WY*

Senior Fiddle
1. David Brinkman, Laramie, WY*
2. Margie Johnson, Worland, WY
3. Dick Lefevre, Lander, WY
4. Billie Donovan, Casper, WY

Grand Championship Fiddle (State)
1. Tyler Enders, Casper, WY*
2. Casey Whiteman, Casper, WY
3. Kelly Wells, Deaver, WY
4. David Brinkman, Laramie, WY

No Holds Barred
1. David Brinkman/Warrie Means, Laramie, WY
2. Tally Wells, Deaver, WY
3. Casey Whiteman, Casper, WY

Twin Fiddle
1. Tally and Kelly Wells, Deaver, WY
2. Casey Whiteman and Morgan Lipes, Casper, WY
3. Dave Brinkman, Laramie and Dick Lefevere– Lander, WY

Favorite Accompanist
Warrie Means, Laramie, WY

*Certified Champions

2011 Contest Results 

Novice Fiddle
1. Kelsea Kennedy – Casper, WY
2. Russell Keegan – Cody, WY

Small Fry Fiddle
1. Rachel Merchant – Casper, WY*
2. Jessica Jacob – Casper, WY

Junior-Junior Fiddle
1. Ana Merchant – Casper, WY*
2. Tanner Wells – Deaver, WY
3. Jillian Easum – Cody, WY
4. Morgan Lipes – Mills, WY
5. Conall Keegan – Cody, WY

Junior Fiddle
1. Tally Wells – Deaver, WY*
2. Jocelyn Engen – Casper, WY
3. Jenae Pope – Casper, WY

Adult Fiddle
1. Billy Browning – Powell, WY*
2. Susan Bright – Casper, WY
3. Steve Martin – Powell, WY

Senior Fiddle
1. David Brinkman – Laramie, WY*
2. Dick Lefevre – Lander, WY
3. Billie Donovan – Casper, WY
4. Ann Robinson – Casper, WY

Grand Championship Fiddle (State)
1. Tyler Enders – Casper, WY*
2. Casey Whiteman – Casper, WY
3. David Brinkman – Laramie, WY
4. Kelly Wells – Deaver, WY

No Holds Barred
1. Shelby Rae Russell – Ammon, ID
2. Cody Stadelmaier – Ft. Collins, CO
3. Al Kalbfleisch – Casper, WY
4. Tally Wells – Deaver, WY
5. Ana Merchant – Casper, WY

Twin Fiddle
1. Shelby Russell – Ammon, ID/Hannah King – Molt, MT
2. Ana Merchant – Casper, WY/Rachel Merchant – Casper, WY
3. Kelly Wells – Deaver, WY/Tally Wells – Deaver, WY

Favorite Accompanist
Dick Enders
*Certified Champions

2010 Contest Results 

State
1. Tyler Enders, Casper
2. Casey Whiteman, Casper
3. Kelly Wells, Deaver
4. Dave Brinkman, Laramie
5. Ana Merchant, Casper
6. Billy Browning, Clark

Senior
1. Dave Brinkman, Laramie
2. Dick Lefevre, Lander
3. Lynn Knapp, Cody
4. Billie Donovan, Casper
5. Ann Robinson, Casper

Adult
1. Steve Martin, Powell

Junior
1. Sara Rodeck, Jackson
2. Tally Wells, Deaver
3. Rebecca Hamilton, Jackson
4. Averi Reynolds, Casper
5. Clayton Atkinson, Casper

Junior-Junior
1. Tanner Wells, Deaver
2. Jillian Easum, Cody
3. Jocelyn Engen, Casper
4. Jenae Pope, Casper
5. Emma Mayer, Jackson
6. Conall Keegan, Cody
7. Caden Colson, Jackson

Small Fry
1. Rachel Merchant, Casper
2. Sophie Lopez, Riverton

Novice
1. Timi Reynolds, Casper
2. Morgan Lipes, Mills
3. Jessie Walker, Douglas

Twin Fiddling
1. Tyler Enders and Casey Whiteman, Casper
2. Tally & Kelly Wells, Deaver
3. Ana & Rachel Merchant, Casper
4. Dave Brinkman, Laramie and Lynn Knapp, Cody
5. Jocelyn Engen/Averi Reynolds, Casper
6. Clayton Atkinson/Jenae Pope, Casper
7. Jack Crowley, Missoula Montana, and Steve Martin, Powell

No Holds Barred
1. Sara Rodeck, Jackson
2. Tally Wells, Deaver
3. Jocelyn Engen, Casper
4. Morgan Lipes, Mills
5. Ann Robinson, Casper

Favorite Accompanist
Warrie Means, Laramie (on stage 86 times)


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