GRAND ISLAND–On Saturday, September 3, 815 youth pedal pullers convened at the State Fair to compete at the Nebraska State Pedal Pull.
These pullers range in age from four to twelve years old. Each age group is separate and the boys/girls do not compete against each other. Age determines the size of tractor and sled that is pulled. So the older the youth, the bigger the tractor.
The Nebraska State Pull places the top four in each age group, boys and girls. These top four pullers, automatically qualify for the National Pedal Pull to be held on September 24 at the Corn Palace in Mitchell, South Dakota.
Saylor Foley, 5, an Anselmo-Merna kindergartner, placed 4th out of 55 five year old girls and has qualified for a trip to Nationals.
“She had her eyes on the trophies as soon as we walked in. She knew she had to pull hard and far to get one of those. She did just that and we are so proud of her,” said Tiffany Foley, Saylor’s Mom.