Wisconsin Tractor Pullers Association Still Strong
More Than 45 Years Later!
Wisconsin Tractor Pullers Association (WTPA) was first organized in April of 1970 during the first official meeting in Stoughton, WI. It was announced at this meeting that there would be a test pull at Lloyd Luedtke’s home using his sled on May 31, 1970. This test pull would officially start the 1st pulling season of WTPA.
During that pulling season there were about 50 WTPA members. They participated in 13 events around the state of Wisconsin that year. In October, they held a state championship pull at the World Dairy Expo inside the Dane County Arena. On December 1st the first annual WTPA Awards Banquet was held at the Madison Holiday Inn East.
Well, more than 45 years later, WTPA is still strong and growing every year. Wisconsin Tractor Pullers is governed by an 9 member board. All members are elected by the general membership at their meeting every December. To be eligible for a position on the board they must be a member and a current resident of Wisconsin. If elected they will serve a 3 year term on the board and attend frequent meetings to discuss issues for the state.
WTPA is a member state of the National Tractors Pullers Association (NTPA). NTPA delegates are Joe Degenhardt and Roger Kutz. NTPA alternate delegates are Nathan Hoffman and Kevin Lindstrom.
WTPA pulling classes are Four Wheel Drive Trucks, Heavy Super Stock Tractors, 6300lb (Light) Modified Tractors, Limited Pro Stock Tractors, Light Pro Stock Tractors, Light Limited Super Stock Tractors, Light Super Stock Tractors, Modified Mini Tractors, Modified Tractors, Super Farm Tractors, and Two Wheel Drive Trucks.
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