Chester Tractor Pull

Jared Gragert took first in a couple pulls.

Jared Gragert took first in a couple pulls.

The weather was perfect for the annual Old Settlers Day Tractor Pull on June 14. The pull was held between CHS and Chester Fire Station. It featured Farm Stock, Sportsmans and Powder Puff classes. They ranged in weight from 4,000-12,500 pounds.

This year’s pull was chaired by Mike Bielefeld and Gary Sunnes and had 73 hooks.

Farm Stock
4,000-pound class
1. Mark Reimann (Harmony): 367 ft. 11.28 inches
2. Delbert Ihns (Lime Springs): 321 ft. 2.64 in.
3. Dusty Ruggeberg (Chester): 316 ft. 9.12 in.
4,500-pound class
1. Dennis Eiken (Harmony): 399 ft. 6.6 in.
2. Mark Reiman: 393 ft. 9.48 in.
3. Kim McKenzie (LeRoy): 366 ft. 1.92 in.
4. Delbert Ihns: 350 ft. 10.68 in.
5. Walter Ihns (Lime Springs): 325 ft. 2.4 in.
6. Dusty Ruggeberg: 320 ft. 5.88 in.
5,000-pound class
1. Kim McKenzie: 321 ft. 0.0 in.
2. Delbert Ihns: 319 ft. 4.08 in.
3. Mark Reimann: 313 ft. 10.32 in.
4. Dusty Ruggeberg: 305 ft. 7.08 in.
5. Walter Ihns: 275 ft. 11.40 in.
5,500-pound class
1. Mike Henry (Cresco): 357 ft. 3.48 in.
2. John McKenzie (LeRoy): 335 ft. 0.48 in.
3. Kelly McKenzie (LeRoy): 324 ft. 4.32 ft
4. John Bartels (Alta Vista): 309 ft. 2.88 in.
5. Mitchell Martinek (Cresco): 306 ft. 10.92 in.
6. Jared Gragert (Lime Springs): 305 ft. 11.28 in.
7. Dennis Lubbert (Riceville): 270 ft. 11.6 in.
8. Walter Ihns: 270 ft. 6.48 in.
6,000-pound class
1. Damon Gragert (Lime Springs): 421 ft. 8.04 ft.
2. Mike Henry: 385 ft. 4.8 in.
3. John McKenzie: 373 ft. 0.84 in.
4. Mitchell Martinek: 353 ft. 3.24 in.
5. Jared Gragert: 348 ft. 0.60 in.
6. Rainy Reicks (Lawler): no pull
6,500-pound class
1. Damon Gragert: 343 ft 2.4 in.
2. Rainy Reicks: 310 ft. 11.88 in.
3. Mitchell Martinek: 309 ft. 4.56 ft.
4. Dusty Ruggeberg: 304 ft. 8.52 in.
5. Mike Henry: 303 ft. 6.48 in.
6. Jared Gragert: 297 ft. 7.08 in.
7. Dennis Lubbert (Riceville): 259 ft. 9.48 in.
7,500-pound class
1. Damon Gragert: 344 ft. 6.95 in.
2. Dennis Lubbert: 342 ft. 10.44 in.
3. James Gragert (Chester): 341 ft. 7.8 in.
4. Rainy Reicks: 315 ft. 7.92 in.
5. Dusty Ruggeberg: 309 ft. 6.48 in.
8,500-pound class
1. Mike Bielefeld 404 ft. 6.96 in.
2. James Gragert: 316 ft. 0.72 in.
3. Dennis Lubbert: 311 ft. 10.68 in.
9,500-pound class
1. Gary Sunnes (Riceville): 403 ft. 5.76 in.
2. Don Funk (Spring Valley): 328 ft. 0.48 in.
3. Gordon Gragert (Chester): 318 ft. 10.44 in.
4. Randy Tibbals (Chester): 297 ft. 0.12 in.
5. Dennis Lubbert: 275 ft. 5.04 in.
10,500-pound class
1. Gary Sunnes: 401 ft. 10.2 in.
2. James Gragert: 368 ft. 3.24 in.
3. Don Funk: 324 ft. 7.08 in.
4. Randy Tibbals: 319 ft. 0.12 in.
5. Dennis Lubbert: 274 ft. 10.92 in.
4. Dan Felper (Riceville): no pull ft. 4.2 in.
11,500-pound class
1. Gary Sunnes: 409 ft. 7.2 in
2. James Gragert: 375 ft. 7.8 in.
3. Dan Felper: 327 ft. 3.48 in.
12,500-pound class
1. Jared Gragert: 387 ft. 7.8 in.
2. Gary Sunnes: 382 ft. 3.48 in.
3. Gordy Gragert: 380 ft. 7.2 in.
4. Dan Felper: 326 ft. 0.12 in.
15,000-pound class
1. Jared Gragert: 428 ft. 8.88 in.
2. Gary Sunnes: 319 ft. 4.92 in.
3. Dan Felper: 278 ft. 7.8 in.
Open
4,500-pound class
1. Loren Rickerl (Riceville): 314 ft. 9.84 in.
5,000-pound class
1. Loren Rickerl: 340 ft. 2.04 in.
2. Walter Ihns: 278 ft. 7.08 in.
6,000-pound class
1. Mike Bielefeld (Lime Springs): 349 ft. 2.52 in.
6,500-pound class
1. Mike Bielefeld: 404 ft. 1.92 in.
2. Gene Pisney (Lime Springs): 139 ft. 6.24 in.
7,500-pound class
1. Mike Bielefeld: 424 ft. 0.72 in.
8,500-pound class
1. Brian Smith: 348 ft. 4.32 in.
2. Doug Engle (Cresco): 345 ft. 2.28 in.
9,500-pound class
1. Brian Smith: 411 ft. 7.8 in.
2. Doug Engle: 313 ft. 3.12 in.
This year’s event had a few more pulls than 2013. It is getting stronger thanks to the dedication of those volunteers who make it possible.

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