2016 National Mandolin Championships

For Immediate Release Contact: Walnut Valley Association Phone: 620-221-3250 E-mail: news@wvfest.com

45th Annual Walnut Valley Festival – Winfield, Kansas

Held annually each year on the 3rd weekend in September, the Walnut Valley Festival is the home of the International Autoharp Championship, the International Fingerstyle Guitar, the National Mountain Dulcimer, the National Flat Pick Guitar Championship, the National Hammered Dulcimer Championship and the National Bluegrass Banjo Championship. Other contests held at the Walnut Valley Festival are the National Mandolin Championship and the Walnut Valley Old Time Fiddle.

Date: September 16, 2016 Time: 5:00 PM

Contest Name: 2016 National Mandolin Championships

1st Place Winner: Jordan Ramsey City/State/Zip: Boulder, CO 80304 E-Mail Address: mandolinjordan@gmail.com Prize Instrument Selected: Ellis F5 Special Mandolin provided by Ellis Mandolins of Austin, TX

2nd Place Winner: Holten Doucette City/State/Zip: Waller, TX 77484 E-Mail Address: tpdoucette@hotmail.com Web Address: www.thedoucettes.net Prize Instrument Selected: The Collings MF5 Custom Mandolin provided by Collings Guitars, Inc. of Austin, TX

3rd Place Scott Pearson City/State/Zip: Warren, PA 16365 E-Mail Address: scottpearson2003@yahoo.com Prize Instrument Selected: The Clark F5 Mandolin provided by
Clark Mandolins of Boise, ID

Photo: Pictured L-R: Holten Doucette of Waller, TX (2nd Place), Jordan Ramsey of Boulder, CO (1st Place), and Scott Pearson of Warren, PA (3rd Place).