For the second year in a row, Ohio State Fair visitors concocted creative names for the 2015 iconic butter cow and calf, with Champ and Sugar selected as the winning names.
Picked from hundreds of entries, the American Dairy Association Mideast named Molly
Wickham from Columbus the name game competition winner, awarding her with a Go Pro HERO LCD camera.
Wickham’s entry, Champ and Sugar, was chosen because it captured the spirit of the display, giving a nod to the Ohio State Buckeye’s win in the Sugar Bowl and their victory in the first-ever College Football Playoff national championship.
During the competition, which ran from the start of the fair on Wednesday, July 29 through Sunday, Aug. 9, fairgoers had the opportunity to submit names for the iconic pair via Twitter by following @OHDairyFarmers and using the hashtag #ButterCowNameGame.
Other contestants milked the 2015 butter sculpture’s Ohio State Buckeye football theme,
spreading Ohio pride with names like, “Urban Mooer and Shelly Mooer,” “Cowdale Jones and Braxton Mooler,” “Woody and Urb,” and “Buckeye and Little Nut.” Other notable entries included “Stick and Pat,” “Curds and Whey,” and “Yo and Gurt.”
The naming contest dates back to the early 1980s, during which fairgoers would drop hand-written names into a large wooden milk carton. Last year, the contest moved from tear pads to Twitter.