Tug of War
Sunday, August 11th, 2019 in the Cattle Ring
WE’VE ADDED A NEW CLASS FOR 2019!!
Grab a seat and enjoy the show!
CLASS 1: 720 kg Total combined weight on the rope is 720 kg (under 200 lbs per puller) per team. 8 pullers on the rope, 2 spares only. Pullers must show up early for team weigh in and will be marked.
Prize Money: 1st Place $500 2nd Place $250 3rd Place $100
CLASS 2: CATCH WEIGHT No weight limit, starts at 1:30 pm sharp. 8 per team, 2 spares only.
Maximum of 10 teams. Winning teams name will be added to the McGillvary Trophy.
Prize Money: 1st Place $1000 2nd Place $500 3rd Place $250
Teams must pre-register below by 8 pm Friday, August 9th, 2019. Every puller on the team MUST sign a waiver to participate.
Rules and regulations
- No gloves
- No climbing – hand over hand
- No locking – any hold which prevents the free movement of the rope
- No leaning – touching the ground with any part of the body other than the feet
- No sitting – deliberately sitting on the ground, or failure to return immediately to pulling position
- No spiked or studded footwear, no modified boots – workboots only!
- No digging – kicking with heels in the ground to gain footholds
- Teams consist of 8 pullers and 2 spares. Only 1 spare may be used to substitute any one puller during a match.
- Each team may have 1 coach. One trainer is allowed but he or she is not permitted to communicate with pullers during a match.
- Each team can have up to 2 minors(under 18 years of age)
- The McGillvary Trophy must stay on the grounds. Winning team may bring it into the Meeting Place to celebrate but must be turned over to bartending staff before the fair’s official closing.