Hiawatha Maple Leaf Days results are released

Submitted by Betty Niehues, Stock Garden Tractor Pullers

The NEK Garden Tractor Pullers competed Saturday, Sept. 22, at the Hiawatha Maple Leaf Days.

Results are as follows:

700-pound class: first place, Mike Mellenbruch of Hiawatha, 53 feet, 3 inches, 3.2 miles per hour (mph); second place, Betty Niehues of Sabetha, 40 feet, 2 inches, 2.2 mph; third place, Phyllis LeRow of Hiawatha, 35 feet, five inches, 1.8 mph.

800-pound class: first place, Mike Springfield of Hiawatha, 59 feet, 9 inches, 3.2 mph; second place, Ed Higley of Muscotah, 57 feet, 11 inches, 3.1 mph; third place, LeRow, 57 feet, 10 inches, 2.7 mph.

900-pound class: first place, Jim Boehmer of Fairview, 79 feet, 7 inches, 3.7 mph; second place, Brian Higley of Muscotah, 79 feet, 3 inches, 3.5 mph; third place, E. Higley, 78 feet, 7 inches, 3.5 mph.

1,000-pound class: first place, Springfield, 102 feet, 9 inches, 3.6 mph; second place, Mellenbruch, 99 feet, 10 inches, 3.6 mph; third place, Jeff Niehues of Sabetha, 96 feet, 3.6 mph.

1,100-pound class: first place, Boehmer, 123 feet, 1 inch, 3.9 mph; second place, J. Niehues, 122 feet, 9 inches, 3.6 mph; third place, Art Wenger of Hiawatha, 121 feet, 3 inches, 3.9 mph.

1,200-pound class: first place, B. Higley, 162 feet, 7 inches, 3.8 mph; second place, Boehmer, 162 feet, 4 inches, 3.9 mph; third place, E. Higley, 162 feet, 2 inches, 3.9 mph.

1,300-pound class: first place, E. Higley, 165 feet, 11 inches, 3.6 mph; second place, Ernie Herrera of Hiawatha, 165 feet, 8 inches, 4 mph; third place, Wenger, 164 feet, 4 inches, 4 mph.

This was the final competition of the season. See you next year!

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