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Old Iron Revival Tractor Pull Results
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JOHN SAEGROVE of Stoddard, the nine-year-old grandson of Marcus Saegrove, competed in his second tractor pull on Saturday, May 11, at the Old Iron Revival Tractor Pull during the Gays Mills Spring Festival. Young Saegrove, driving an Allis Chalmers C, took second place in the 3100 pound Antique Class behind Jim Wedeberg. - photo by CHARLEY PREUSSER

GAYS MILLS - The Eighth Annual Old Iron Revival Antique Tractor Pull was held on Saturday, May 11, as a part of the Gays Mills Spring Festival. There were 60 hooks from 33 participating tractors. Top finishers for each class were as follows: 

Antique Classes

(3 MPH)

1.      2600 pounds: First: Jim Wedeberg, AC C; Second: John Saegrove, AC C.

2.         3100 pounds: First: Jim Wedeberg, AC C; Second: John Saegrove, AC C.
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RALPH SWADLEY of Readstown was off to a good pull on his Oliver 770 in the Antique 4100-pound Class, where he took first place at the Old Iron Revival Tractor Pull in Gays Mills. - photo by CHARLEY PREUSSER
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BAILEY GIANOLI of DeSo-to took second place in the Antique 4100-pound Class at the Old Iron Revival Tractor Pull, driving an Oliver 88. - photo by CHARLEY PREUSSER

3.      4100 pounds: First: Ralph Swadley, Oliver 770; Second: Bailey Gianoli, Oliver 88.

4.      4600 pounds: First: Darrel Peterson, Ford 961; Second: Nick Clements, Oliver 88; Third: Ralph Swadley, Oliver 770.

5.      5100 pounds: First: Brad Bohland, Oliver 88; Second: Nick Clements, Oliver 88; Third: Mark Saegrove, Farmall M.

6.      5600 pounds: First: Gary Morovits, Farmall M.

7.      6100 pounds: First: Warren Snyder, John Deere 60; Second: Thurman Vangen, MM UB.

8.      6600 pounds: First: Jim Crogan, Farmall 560; Second: Thurman Vangen, MM UB; Third: Fred Olson, John Deere G. 

9.      7100 pounds: First: Mark Saegrove, Farmall M; Second: Ken Crogan, Farmall 560.

10.     7600 pounds: First: Mark Saegrove, Farmall M; Second: Ken Crogan, Farmall 560.

11.     8100 pounds: First: Dan Wedeberg, John Deere 720; Second: Mark Saegrove, Farmall M.

Improved Antique

(4 MPH)

1.      4600 pounds: First: Phil Martin, Oliver 88; Second: Jim Wedeberg, Oliver 770; Third: Gary Thompson, Oliver 77.

2.      5100 pounds: First: Shawn Engh, John Deere A; Second: Gary Thompson, Oliver 77; Third:Phil Martin, Oliver 88.

3.      5600 pounds: First: Dave Saegrove, Massey Harris 44; Second: Shawn Engh, John Deere A; Third: Matt Butler, MM UB.

4.      6100 pounds: First: Shawn Engh, John Deere A; Second: Dave Saegrove, Massey Harris 44; Third: Chad Crook, Farmall 560.  

Super Antique

(6 MPH)

1.      4750 pounds: First: Jim Wedeberg, Oliver 770; Second:  Eric Sime, AC WD; Third: Phil Martin, Oliver 88.

2.      5250 pounds: First: Dennis Butler, John Deere 70.

3.      6000 pounds: First: Chad Crook, Farmall 560; Second: Eric Sime, AC WD.

Farm Classes

(5 MPH)

1.      9600 pounds: First: Joe Reuter, Farmall 806.

    A sincere ‘Thank You’ is extended to all who helped. This would include organizers Jim Wedeberg Wendell Showen,  and Dave Saegrove,  Mitch Baker and Alan Adkins for the Midwest Pulling sled and scale,  Matt Butler for flagging, the Village of Gays Mills for providing the venue,  Wedeberg Farms for the pull-back tractor and John Wedeberg for driving it, Rick Maker for the sound system and announcing, and Pat Duerst and crew for the lunch service. Thanks also to those who helped with clean-up, the pullers who participated, especially those who contributed their paybacks to the benefit, and the fans who came out to watch.