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Three people tied for first in this year’s Imperial Republican NCAA basketball tournament Bracketology Contest. As a result, the three split the $300 in Chamber Bucks. The winners were, from left, Doug Pribbeno, Chandra and Chance Thayer, along with their 19-month-old daughter Cayven. (Johnson Publications photo)

Three split Imperial Republican’s bracketology contest winnings

    This year’s Imperial Republican Final four bracketology contest took an unusual turn going into Monday night’s championship game between Texas Tech and Virginia.
    All three leaders in the contest, Doug Pribbeno, Chance Thayer and Chandra Thayer, were tied with 47 correct picks going into Monday night’s game.
    Tyler Pribbeno was close behind with 46 correct picks.
    Unbeknownst to each other, none of the four had picked Virginia as this year’s champion. As a result, they all figured someone else had won the contest.
    The three were surprised to learn their picks to that point survived the championship game.
    As a result, the three split the $300 prize money.

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