WTPA is saddened to learn of the passing of Dale Stampfli on April 16, 2020. Dale was an exceptional two-wheel-drive truck competitor and won many championships throughout his years of pulling. We will post funeral/memorial details as they are determined. We offer our sincere condolences to the entire Stampfli family.
WTPA is looking forward to the 2020 season! Here is a story about the WTPA 2019 Region III Pull of the Year, Colby Pullers Club Pulling for Youth Hunger and Health NTPA.
This story was featured in the March/April 2020 issue of The Puller, the official publication of the NTPA. Those interested in subscribing to this publication
The WTPA family is saddened to report the passing on Thursday, March 12 of Dale Seehaver of Princeton, WI. Dale was the father of former Light Super Stock competitor, Doug Seehaver. They use to campaign the Minneapolis-Moline G1000 they called “Mo Power” in the early 2000’s until they decided to hang it up after the 2008 season. Dale made a name for himself by repairing, restoring, and reselling farm tractors. He was known “That Minnie Guy” and he even pulled his prized 5 Star Minnie. Our deepest sympathies are with the Seehaver family and friends as they grieve their loss of Dale.
His obituary may be found here: https://www.wachholzandsons.com/obituary/Dale-Seehaver
We would like to congratulate one of our Light Limited Super Stock competitors, Brian Miller and his tractor “Case of Alcoholism”, on winning the Cowtown Showdown in Kansas City, MO against 15 other tough competitors! Brian is a former class champion with the WTPA when he was able to secure the points championship in 2018. He was a strong contender in 2019, but rear end issues prevented him from getting down the track a couple times early in the season. Unfortunately, there wasn’t much of a crowd on hand to see him win due to the coronavirus (COVID-19), but he was able to show how tough the Wisconsin pullers truly are! If you would like to be able to watch the pull you can head on over to fullpull.tv and purchase session 5 to catch the action, as well as any other of the 6 sessions from this past weekend. You are able to find the results at xfuellive.com. We look forward to seeing Brian back out on the track with us in 2020!
The 2020 tentative schedule has been posted. Events, classes, and times are subject to change. An official 2020 season schedule will be posted on April 1st, 2020.
Rookie of the Year: Mart Cartwright
Most Improved Puller of the Year: Mini Rod Christopher Burnett “Lil’ Disaster”
Sled of the Year: Mike Proschinske “Track Patrol”
Promoter of the Year: Lony Oestreich – Colby Pullers Club
Jerry Hoffman Memorial Award: Kevin Lindstrom
Dave Deutscher Memorial Tech Official: Eugene Fink
WTPA Stat Pull of the Year: Hammond Lions Truck and Tractor Pull
WTPA Region 3 Pull of the Year: Pulling for Youth, Hunger, and Health – Colby Pullers Club
To view all champions click here.
The sixth NTPA Truck and Tractor Pulling Winter Nationals presented by Heritage Iron begins today! We would like to wish WTPA member Eric Dorwin good luck as he competes today at 7:00 PM and tomorrow at noon in the Light Pro Stock class!
To view more information about the 2020 NTPA Winter Nationals visit http://www.ntpawinternationals.com!
WTPA is thankful for another year of phenomenal pulling. This year has brought many new memories, fans, and competitors to the sport and we are ecstatic to see what the 2020 year will bring for us. We wish everyone a Happy Holiday and New Year! See you in 2020!
The Annual WTPA Meeting and Banquet will be held on December 14th, 2019 at the Chula Vista Resort in the Wisconsin Dells. To reserve a room call (855)397- 4427 with the booking ID number H01000 before November 13th, 2019 to reserve a room. We hope to see you all there!
-WTPA Board of Directors
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How we remember that day is a mark of our resilient American spirit. We honor and remember those lost, but we also recognize that on that day, a date that once held no special meaning to us, our country and a generation of Americans were changed in an instant.
The nine eleven generation includes those on duty on September 11, 2001 who quickly transitioned to war and the nearly three million Americans who have joined the military since. Many of the young people serving today were sitting in classrooms on that fateful day. Still knowing they would be sent in harm’s way; they raised their hands to serve the country.
In contrast to earlier conflicts, the nine eleven generation are all volunteers. Everyone in today’s military has chosen to serve in a time of war. Afghanistan and Iraq mark the first time since the Revolutionary War that our nation has engaged in sustained conflicts fought entirely by volunteers. Never before has America asked so much of our all-volunteer force.
The accomplishments of the nine eleven generation have been extraordinary— making great strides in our fight against the Taliban, pushing Al Qaeda from its Afghan safe havens, training Afghan forces, delivering justice to Osama bin Laden and putting al Qaeda on the path to defeat, all of which has helped to prevent terrorist attacks and save American lives at home. Meanwhile, our troops in Iraq battled a brutal insurgency, have trained Iraqi forces and given the Iraqi people an opportunity to forge a better future.
Our Soldiers, Sailors, Airmen, Marines and Coast Guardsmen and their families have served with honor, kept us safe, and earned the eternal gratitude of all Americans. As a nation, we will move forward with the same strength, unity and resilience that our troops and their families display every day.” – President Barack Obama; September 11th, 2011