Zehnder’s Snowfest Carvers Transform Snow Into Dazzling Works of Art

Jan 26, 2019

During January 23 through January 26, 2019; snow carvers from the World Class, State of Michigan and High School divisions competed to transform blocks of snow into dazzling works of art. And the top talent of Zehnder’s Snowfest 2019 snow sculpting competitions are…

The Zehnder’s Snowfest High School Snow Sculpting Winners:

1st Place: Hemlock High School – Jared Schoen, Jessica Berlin, Alexandra Seidel and Gavin Briggs with “Paradise”

2nd Place: New Lothrop High School – Katherine Muron, Zane Taylor, Taylor Yarus and Jillian Rau

3rd Place: John Glen High School Team B – Anna Reinhardt, Tobias Pobanz, Kalyn Inda and Madison Janderewski

High School Winners:

The Zehnder’s Snowfest State of Michigan Snow Sculpting Winners:

1st Place: Mike Lesser, Nick Bence and Adam Messing with “Cobra”

2nd Place: Randy O’Leary, John Burrill and Mike Schmidt with “Snowman”

3rd Place: Nick Bovid, Chris Bovid and Stanley Bovid with “Bear”

Honorable Mention: Adam Dennison, Matthew Doyle and Tom Ward with “Boat and Whale”

State of Michigan Winners:


The Zehnder’s Snowfest World Class Single Block Snow Sculpting Winners:

1st Place: Team Michigan: Luke Dehtiar, Ryan Olszowy and Max Dehtiar with “Headless Horse”

2nd Place: Team Mexico: Isabel and Braulio with “Angel”

3rd Place: Team Ohio: Sandy Dobbelaere, Kinsey Miller and Megan Dobbelaere with “Tortoise and the Hare”

People’s Choice: Team Ohio: Charlie Schrier, Dave Chesar and Kevin Chesar with “Beneath the Moon Huntress and Deer”

World Class Single Block Winners:


The Zehnder’s Snowfest World Class Double Block Snow Sculpting Winners:

1st Place: Michigan/Canada: Bob Faulks, Ian Washington, Jayne King and Walt Farr with “Mountain Goat”

People’s Choice: Team USA: Gordon Oberman, Al Foster, Tom Licavoli and Sam Licavoli with “White Widow” (Spider)

World Class Double Block Winners:

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