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By Jan Schultz
The Imperial Republican
Organizers said the near-150 youths who competed in Friday’s pedal tractor pull at the Chase County Fair was among the biggest number ever.
A total of 145 competed in the age 4-12 divisions with several more age three and younger pulling for fun before the sanctioned contest started.
Mid-Nebraska Pedal Pullers from Arcadia returned to conduct the sanctioned pull again this year in a hot Friday afternoon at the fair. They’ve been here for this event the past 20 years.
This year, trophies were awarded to first, second and third in each of the age 4 to 12 divisions for boys and girls.
In addition, each age group’s champion also earned a $25 Visa gift card.
All those boys and girls finishing in the top three at the Chase County Fair are eligible to compete in the State Fair pedal tractor pull this Saturday in Grand Island. That means a maximum of 54 youngsters from the county fair contest last week could be in Grand Island this weekend.
The kids’ pedal tractor pull was sponsored in part by Pivot Electric and Rowley Welding.
Here are the top three finishers in each division.
Girls—1st Char Lutz, 2nd Madelynn Hogan, 3rd Lydia Clay.
Boys—1st Lane Taylor, 2nd D.J. Stamm, 3rd Damon Spady.
Girls—1st Kyra Moser, 2nd Allyssa Davis, 3rd Sophia Goings.
Boys—1st Braxton Chubb, 2nd Conner Stromberger, 3rd Kolt Majors.
Girls—1st Miranda Spady, 2nd Erika Rahn, 3rd Odessa Zadina.
Boys—1st Noah Rau, 2nd Parker Terryberry, 3rd Ryan Taylor.
Girls—1st Alex Johnson, 2nd Naveah Martin, 3rd Kiley Rusher.
Boys—1st Max Schilke, 2nd Hudson Koellner, 3rd Kaden Vogt.
Girls—1st Kylee Wiest, 2nd Addison Robinson, 3rd Addison Wiese.
Boys—1st Jaret Peterson, 2nd Tyler O’Neil, 3rd Jason Nelson.
Girls—1st Cloe Stehno, 2nd Ashlyn Majors, 3rd Gracie Goings.
Boys—1st Nickolas Rau, 2nd Jacksen Littrel, 3rd Kolt Rahn.
Girls—1st Correy Koellner, 2nd Markenna Terryberry, 3rd Kendra Burke.
Boys—1st Matt Seeker, 2nd Brock Leibhart, 3rd Tyler Spady.
Girls—1st Sydney Schilke. No 2nd or 3rd.
Boys—1st Chase Rowley, 2nd Joel Priest. No 3rd.
Girls—1st Rylee Oakley. No 2nd or 3rd.
Boys—1st Gunner Goings, 2nd Bo O’Neil, 3rd Trevor Peterson.