2013 Redneck Olymp-Hicks

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The Confederate flag flew across the field during the "Redneck Olymp-Hicks" which were held at the Savannah Bluff Lock and Dam on Saturday, May 4, 2013 in Augusta, Georgia. Sara Caldwellstaff
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Lisa Morris stretches her arm out to wave to people along the sidelines of the mudding pit as she takes a turn riding with jeep driver Chris Buist during the "Redneck Olymp-Hicks" which were held at the Savannah Bluff Lock and Dam on Saturday, May 4, 2013 in Augusta, Georgia. Sara Caldwellstaff
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A vendor was selling bumper stickers during the "Redneck Olymp-Hicks" which were held at the Savannah Bluff Lock and Dam on Saturday, May 4, 2013 in Augusta, Georgia. Sara Caldwellstaff
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Fifteen-year-old Caroline Malone stands with 15-year-old Brandon Kersey as she records the first few minutes of the opening ceremony during the "Redneck Olymp-Hicks" which were held at the Savannah Bluff Lock and Dam on Saturday, May 4, 2013 in Augusta, Georgia. Sara Caldwellstaff
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Sixteen-year-old Bre Comption shows the mud in her hair after her mudding trip with Chris Buist during the "Redneck Olymp-Hicks" which were held at the Savannah Bluff Lock and Dam on Saturday, May 4, 2013 in Augusta, Georgia. Saturday was the first time Compton had come to the Redneck Olymp-Hicks. Sara Caldwellstaff
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Fifteen-year-old Caroline Malone (center) climbs into a jeep to go mudding with the help of 15-year-old Brandon Kersey (left) during the "Redneck Olymp-Hicks" which were held at the Savannah Bluff Lock and Dam on Saturday, May 4, 2013 in Augusta, Georgia. Sara Caldwellstaff
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Contestants participate in a "bobbing for pig's feet" competition during the "Redneck Olymp-Hicks" which were held at the Savannah Bluff Lock and Dam on Saturday, May 4, 2013 in Augusta, Georgia. Sara Caldwellstaff
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Vendors sold various merchandise during the "Redneck Olymp-Hicks" which were held at the Savannah Bluff Lock and Dam on Saturday, May 4, 2013 in Augusta, Georgia. Sara Caldwellstaff
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Reigning Redneck OlympHick champion Chad Ligon (center) turns his tub over on his head as he participates in a bobbing for pig's feet competition during the "Redneck Olymp-Hicks" which were held at the Savannah Bluff Lock and Dam on Saturday, May 4, 2013 in Augusta, Georgia. Sara Caldwellstaff
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Two men ran through the mud put as a group of people were taking a turn to ride in a mudding jeep, and the men were later escorted away from the site during the "Redneck Olymp-Hicks" which were held at the Savannah Bluff Lock and Dam on Saturday, May 4, 2013 in Augusta, Georgia. Sara Caldwellstaff
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Driver Chris Buist (center) took people on laps through the mud pit in his jeep during the "Redneck Olymp-Hicks" which were held at the Savannah Bluff Lock and Dam on Saturday, May 4, 2013 in Augusta, Georgia. Sara Caldwellstaff
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A man who goes by "Redneck" stops to take a picture of a jeep going through a mud pit during the "Redneck Olymp-Hicks" which were held at the Savannah Bluff Lock and Dam on Saturday, May 4, 2013 in Augusta, Georgia. Sara Caldwellstaff
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Driver Chris Buist took people on laps through the mud pit in his jeep during the "Redneck Olymp-Hicks" which were held at the Savannah Bluff Lock and Dam on Saturday, May 4, 2013 in Augusta, Georgia. Sara Caldwellstaff
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Last year's reigning Redneck OlympHick champion Chad Ligon holds a falming torch as a part of the opening ceremonies during the "Redneck Olymp-Hicks" which were held at the Savannah Bluff Lock and Dam on Saturday, May 4, 2013 in Augusta, Georgia. Pigeons were released as the torch was lit. Sara Caldwellstaff
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James Johnson (left) of the CSRA Racing Pigeon club stands by his truck and his birds before he releases them for the opening ceremonies during the "Redneck Olymp-Hicks" which were held at the Savannah Bluff Lock and Dam on Saturday, May 4, 2013 in Augusta, Georgia. Sara Caldwellstaff
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Jeep driver Chris Buist goes to wipe his windshield as he lets people take turns riding in his jeep as he drives through mud during the "Redneck Olymp-Hicks" which were held at the Savannah Bluff Lock and Dam on Saturday, May 4, 2013 in Augusta, Georgia. Sara Caldwellstaff
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Lisa Morris gives 2-year-old Kayden Johnson a kiss after he asked her about her facepaint, a pink deer design, during the "Redneck Olymp-Hicks" which were held at the Savannah Bluff Lock and Dam on Saturday, May 4, 2013 in Augusta, Georgia. Sara Caldwellstaff
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Boys knock down 15-year-old Caitlin Ellis as they have a mud-fight during the "Redneck Olymp-Hicks" which were held at the Savannah Bluff Lock and Dam on Saturday, May 4, 2013 in Augusta, Georgia. Sara Caldwellstaff
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Joey Stringfield (upper center, left) stands with his 7-year-old daughter Kylie Stringfield (pink shirt) as they stand on a dirt mound where other children play during the "Redneck Olymp-Hicks" which were held at the Savannah Bluff Lock and Dam on Saturday, May 4, 2013 in Augusta, Georgia. Sara Caldwellstaff
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Girls walk by with "Redneck" stickers on their sides during the "Redneck Olymp-Hicks" which were held at the Savannah Bluff Lock and Dam on Saturday, May 4, 2013 in Augusta, Georgia. Sara Caldwellstaff
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Fifteen-year-old Brandon Kersey stands for a portrait after he took a turn to go mudding during the "Redneck Olymp-Hicks" which were held at the Savannah Bluff Lock and Dam on Saturday, May 4, 2013 in Augusta, Georgia. Sara Caldwellstaff
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Fifteen-year-old Caitlin Ellis (left) gets into a mud fight with 14-year-old Cain Rios (right) during the "Redneck Olymp-Hicks" which were held at the Savannah Bluff Lock and Dam on Saturday, May 4, 2013 in Augusta, Georgia. Sara Caldwellstaff

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