Stephens Wins Berry C. Williams Memorial Award At Fiddler's Jamboree

July 1, 2006
Dwayne Page

The Grand Champion Fiddler of the 35th annual Smithville Fiddler's Jamboree and Crafts Festival is Jeremy Stephens of Danville, Virginia.

Stephens won the Berry C. Williams Memorial Award Saturday night after the Grand Finale Fiddle-Off between the best Junior and Senior Fiddler.

Stephens made it to the fiddle off by winning the Junior Fiddling competition and he won the Grand Championship by beating Carl Franklin of Hendersonville, the winner of the Senior Fiddling contest.

Other winners in the Saturday session of the Fiddler's Jamboree are as follows:

Junior Fiddlers (Ages 13-39): First Place- Jeremy Stephens of Danville, Virginia. Second Place- Greg Hallums of Lebanon. Third Place- Ashley Sullivan of Mount Juliet.

Junior Old-Time Appalachian Flatfoot Dance (Ages up to 39): First Place- Jacob Campbell of Murfreesboro. Second Place- Justin Frazor of Smyrna. Third Place- Chris Gray of Saint Joseph, Tennessee.

Senior Old-Time Appalachian Flatfoot Dance (Ages 40 & Over): First Place- Danny Campbell of Murfreesboro. Second Place- Thomas Maupin of Murfreesboro. Third Place- Tommy Scruggs of Hartsville.

Senior Buck Dancing (Ages 40 & Over): First Place- Stanley Reece of Whitleyville, Tennessee. Second Place- Darrin Stryker of Crossville. Third Place- Danny Campbell of Murfreesboro.

Senior Clogging (Ages 40 & Over): First Place- Tammy Scruggs of Hartsville. Second Place- Michael Oliver of Hartsville. Third Place- Tommy Jackson of Franklin.

Bluegrass Banjo: First Place- Kurt Stephenson of Dyersburg. Second Place- Jeremy Stephens of Danville, Virginia. Third Place- Tyler Collins of Allons, Tennessee.

Bluegrass Band: First Place- Tennessee Bluegrass of Jackson, Tennessee. Second Place- Crosswind of Olive Hill, Tennessee. Third Place- Stoney Lonesome of Cookeville..

Senior Fiddlers ( Ages 40 & Over): First Place- Carl Franklin of Hendersonville. Second Place- Delmer Holland of Waverly. Third Place- R.B. Scruggs of Hartsville.

Square Dancing: First Place- Rhythm-N-Motion of Cookeville. Second Place- Rocky Top Revue of Franklin, Tennessee. Third Place- Rhythm-N-Motion Xplosion of Cookeville.

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