Sunday, May 15, 2022

45th Annual Pottsville Soap Box Derby was the "Thrill on the Hill"

Three Schuylkill County Youth advanced Saturday to the International Soap Box Derby.

The annual Soap Box Derby returned Saturday on West Laurel Street, near the Schuylkill County Courthouse, in Pottsville where 47 children competed.

The competition was split into three divisions:  Stock, Super Stock, and Masters Division.

Practice began around 9:30am, Saturday, with racing beginning around 10:00am.

By mid afternoon, the division Grand Champions were being crowned.  The Champion from each division will move on to the International Soap Box Derby in Akron, Ohio, on July 23rd, 2022.


  • Grand Champion Evan Becker 
  • First Runner Up Mallory LeBlanc 
  • Second Runner Up Chiara Hoysock 
  • Third Runner Up Gavin Lutsky 

Super Stock 

  • Grand Champion Brody Kline 
  • First Runner Up Ryan Examitas 
  • Second Runner Up Hannah Atkinson 
  • Third Runner up Abigail Geiger 

Masters Division 

  • Grand Champion Alexandria Womer 
  • First Runner Up Conner Womer 
  • Second Runner Up Brennah Sullivan 
  • Third Runner Up Angel Geiger 
  • Fourth Runner Up Riley Moran