“Masonic Stone Challenge” held at RiponFest

The Brethren of Prairie View Freemasons Lodge No. 95 hosted the 4th Annual Masonic Stone Challenge as part of RiponFest 2.0 in Ripon on July 8th. Over $500 was raised for high school scholarships.

Above, pictured staffing the Masonic Stone Challenge (from left) are: Brother Tim Aither, Calin Frounfelter, Landon Shidell, Lodge Junior Warden Kevan Nault, Lodge Master Greg Frounfelter, Brother Zach Beek. Not pictured: Brother Ron Triemstra.

In conjunction with the Open and Challenge Stone Division, the 1st Annual Wisconsin F&AM Stone Throw State Championships were held using the Challenge Stone (53lb). Both events are growing, and the Lodge looks forward to seeing more participants in all Divisions next year. 


Men’s 26 lb. Open Stone

  • 1st Noah Hanson 29’1.5” 
  • 2nd Zach Beek 29’ 1” 
  • 3rd Kaine Karstetter 26’1 

Women’s 16 lb. Open Stone

  • 1st Cassie Finley 16’10’’ 
  • 2nd Amanda Badtke 16’ 4.5” 
  • 3rd Brianna Thompson 15’ 8.5” 

Men’s 53 lb. Challenge Stone

  • 1st Zach Beek 17’ 9.25” 

Women’s 26 lb. Challenge Stone

  • 1st Cassie Finley 13’ 3’’ 

Wisconsin F & AM Stone Throw State Championships

  • 1st Zach Beek 17’ 9.25” 
  • 2nd Greg Frounfetler

Lodge Master Greg Frounfelter with ladies’ top finishers (from left): Cassie Finley, Amanda Badtke. Not pictured: Brianna Thompson.

Men’s top finishers (from left): Noah Hanson, Brother Greg Frounfelter and Brother Zach Beek.

Submitted by Brother Rick Coles