37th annual fiddle championships

The 37th Annual Minnesota State Old Time Fiddle Championships took place on Saturday, August 4, 2018 at the Merritt Elementary School Auditorium in Mountain Iron, Minnesota. The National Old Time Fiddle Association certifies our Championship division, which means that our Minnesota State Old Time Fiddling Champion is eligible to play at the National Old Time Fiddle Contest in Weiser, Idaho.

This year’s winners

Championship Division
First Place Olivia Skaja – Deer River, MN
Second Place Madison Dietrich – Casa Grande, Arizona
Third Place Tom Weisgerber – St. Peter, MN
Fourth Place Abigail Inlow – River Falls, WI
Fifth Place Alec Ratz – Slate River, Ontario

Junior-Junior Division
First Place Sawyer Corcoran – Pinewood, MN
Second Place Elias O’Brien – St. Paul, MN
Third Place Ranelle Dietrich – Casa Grande, Arizona
Fourth Place Brie Dietrich – Casa Grande, Arizona

Junior Division
First Place Eva Seabrook – Thunder Bay, Ontario
Second Place Aaron Wilcox – Duluth, MN
Third Place Carolyn Albanese – Thunder Bay, Ontario
Fourth Place Andrew Wilcox – Mountain Iron, MN

Senior Division
First Place Sheila Wilcox – Mountain Iron, MN

Non-Fiddle Division
First Place Sawyer Corcoran (Mandolin) – Pinewood, MN
Second Place Olivia Skaja (Mandolin) – Deer River, MN

This year we are funded in part by the voters of Minnesota through a grant from the Arrowhead Regional Arts Council, thanks to appropriations from the Minnesota State Legislature’s general and arts and cultural heritage funds.

2018 Winners

Olivia Skaja, 2018 Division Champ
Olivia Skaja, 2018 Division Champ
Junior-Junior Division
Junior-Junior Division
Junior Division
Junior Division
Champion Division Members
Twin Fiddle Division
Twin Fiddle Division
Jam Session
Jam Session