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On Saturday April 29, the Black Swamp Area Council held their annual Pinewood Derby championship race.  Once again, this year’s race was hosted at the Reineke Ford Lincoln dealership in Findlay, OH. 

The participants in this championship race have already won at their Pack race and their respective District race in 1, 2, or 3rd place for their age level.   60 Scouts from across northwest and west central Ohio competed for the fastest Pinewood derby car or best paint and design. 

The Winners of this year’s race are as follows:

Kindergarten/Lions division

1st Place - Greyson Herzog - Arrowwood Pack 314 Delaware Township Volunteer Fire Department, Mt. Blanchard

2nd Place - Baylor Flechtner - Arrowwood Pack 309 Whittier/Wilson Vance PTO, Findlay

3rd Place - Hunter Karhoff - Arrowwood Pack 319 St. Michaels Catholic Church, Findlay

1st Grade/Tigers division

1st Place - Bennett Hoke - Arrowwood Pack 324 Zion United Methodist Church, Findlay

2nd Place - Grant Schroeder - Great Oaks Pack 229 St. Johns Catholic Church, Glandorf

3rd Place - Mason Plescher - Great Oaks Pack 266 Immaculate Conception Church, Ottoville

2nd Grade/Wolf division

1st Place - Samuel Spino - Arrowwood Pack 324 Zion Methodist Church, Findlay

2nd Place - Evelyn Purvis - Arrowwood Pack 302 College First Church of God, Findlay

3rd Place - Kian Cox - Old Sycamore Pack 914 First United Methodist Church, Wapakoneta

3rd Grade/Bear division

1st Place - Mason Karhoff - Arrowood Pack 319 St. Michaels Catholic Church, Findlay

2nd Place - Chase Laubenthal - Great Oaks Pack 224 Ottawa Kiwanis Club, Ottawa

3rd Place - Bronson Stechschulte - Great Oaks Pack 229 St. Johns Catholic Church, Glandorf

4th grade/Webelos division

1st Place - Brayden Gansert - Old Sycamore Pack 96 Holy Trinity Parish, Coldwater

2nd Place - Chase Schetter - Chinquapin Pack 239 Metamora Amboy Volunteer Fire Department, Metamora

3rd Place - Dorrian Jolliff - Arrowwood Pack 314 Delaware Volunteer Fire Department, Mt. Blanchard

5th grade/Arrow of Light division

1st Place - Hayden Huber - Chinquapin Pack 28 Hicksville Foe #2556, Hicksville

2nd Place - Wyatt Wahlgren  - Great Oaks Pack 37 Kiwanis Club of Lima, Lima

3rd Place - Gabriel Tuohy - Chinquapin Pack 75 St. John Lutheran PTL, Defiance

Paint and Design division

1st Place - Logan Foster - Great Oaks Pack 37 Kiwanis Club of Lima, Lima

2nd Place tie - Evan Brubaker - Chinquapin Pack 3065 Defiance Rotary Club, Defiance and Kye Rohlf - Chinquapin Pack 191 St. Patrick Catholic Church, Bryan

3rd Place - Leo Frey - Chinquapin Pack 65 Defiance Rotary Club, Defiance

Scouting volunteers Doug Borkosky served as this year’s race chairman supported by Council Activities Chair Jenny Graham and Karen Borkosky.   This year’s championship race was made possible by our host Reineke Ford Lincoln. 

Photos from the event can be found at this link: 2023 Council Pinewood Derby 


Black Swamp Area Council
2100 Broad Avenue, Findlay Ohio
(419) 422-4356