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So Close But Still Sunnyside Up.

(La Porte, IN) - Close but no cigar was the story for a young boy in two farm animal contests today at the La Porte County Fair.


Ryder Wroblewski, 10, entered a White Rock chicken in the annual rooster crowing competition held outside the Poultry Barn.


His bird crowed 13 times in 15 minutes which was good enough for a tie with a chicken belonging to 16-year old Sydney Hill.


His chicken, despite Wroblewski resorting to different techniques to encourage his bird to crow, fell just short during a two minute run-off.


The boy also finished in second place when his turkey gobbled one less time than a turkey belonging to Joe Pumroy, 16, of Rolling Prairie.


Pumroy’s turkey gobbled just twice before the 10 minute time clock ran out.


Wroblewski, who lives in the Fish Lake area, also especially hard to try and coax his normally quiet turkey into just one or two more gobbles. 


He seemed to take it all in stride, though. 


“I don’t really get frustrated when I lose.  As long as I try my hardest,” he said.

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