2016 - On his fifth trip to Winfield and the Festival Roger Netherton took first place in this contest. As a matter of fact he took either second or third place in 2011-2014. Roger is a 20-year old student at the University of Missouri who is majoring in Statistics and Math. He has been playing the fiddle for around 9 years and also plays some mandolin, guitar but he says really only the piano. Roger is learning the Japanese language and enjoys reading and an occasional video game. For his efforts he selected the Heinrich Gill X-5 Fiddle represented by the Beautiful Music Violin Shop of Lawrence, KS. He also won the 1st Place Trophy and a check for $275.