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Mining History

Miners Union Day | Jack Leg Drilling Competition Results

The Annual Union Minors Day event in Philipsburg, Montana, was held on Saturday, September 8th 2018.  The well attended event has become a tradition in Philipsburg over the past 13.  It was a great day was filled with historic mining events celebrating the rich history of the Montana Mining Industry.

The Philipsburg Brewing Company hosted the all day event at the Springs Location on East Broadway.  The September 8th 2018 celebration got right down to "DRILLING" with the Jack Leg Drilling Competition. 

One of the contest participants and winners, Jeremiah Evanson, had mentioned that the Jack Leg Drilling Competion was in honor of a dying miners tradition.  He went on to state that the celebration is a legacy to  the history of the mining industry.  

Chris Goldsby flagged each contestants official event start and stop clock time.

See the winners results and contestant photos and videos below...

-- Julian Ricci

Jack Leg Drilling Competition Results

Place Men's Jack Leg Drilling Town Time
1 Doug Bayer Osburne, Idaho 2:05
2 Jed Shepardson Livingston, Montana 2:09
2 Jeremiah Evanson Big Timber, Montana 2:09
3 Bubba Dunkerson Philipsburg, Montana 2:11
3 Don Compton Butte, Montana 2:11

Featured Jack Leg Contestant Videos...

(The name of each contestant will be added as a caption as that information has been provided.)


Jeremiah Evanson of Big Timber, Montana - 2nd Place Winner | 2:09

Bubba Dunkerson of Philipsburg, Montana - 3rd Place Winner | 2:11

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