Barbara "Joann" Bedwell Passes
Three generations of ITPA pullers lost a loved one. Former ITPA pullers, Wade (husband), Daryl (son) and current ITPA 8500# Limited Pro Stock puller, Curtis (grandson) mourn the loss.
Barbara "Joann" Bedwell, 82, of Blandinsville, Illinois passed away at 11:35 p.m. on Thursday, December 18, 2014 at the Elms Nursing Home in Macomb, Illinois.
Visitation will be held from 5:00 to 6:30 p.m. on Sunday, December 21, 2014 at the Clugston-Tibbitts Funeral Home in Blandinsville, Illinois.
Funeral services will be held at 10:30 a.m. on Monday, December 22, 2014 at the Blandinsville United Methodist Church.
Memorials my be made to MDH Hospice, Blandinsville United Methodist Church or the Elms.
ITPA Tech School
The 2015 Illinois Tractor Pulling Association's track officials and tech school will be held at 10:00 a.m. on Sunday, January 4, 2015 at the Crowne Plaza in Springfield, Illinois. School will be held in the Governor Conference Room (third floor).
2014 ITPA Awards
The 2014 Illinois Tractor Pulling Association's Awards Banquet was held on Saturday, Decmeber 13, 2014 at the Crowne Plaza in Springfield, Illinois.
Approximately 360 people were in attendance to honor the 2014 ITPA sponsors, promoters, point winners, special award winners and their families. Upwards of $100,000 in point fund money, Burrus seed, scholarships, jackets, trophies, door prizes and cash was awarded.
Winner of the $500 competing membership "pass the envelope game' was Wayne Tedder.
ITPA special award winners were:
Marc Clifton Memorial Scholarship - Emily Millburg
GEM Insurance Scholarship - Mallory Battefeld
Rookies of the Year - Brian Gaddy, Brett Hackstadt, Brent Schorfheide
Best Appearing Stock - Friedrich & Haning Pulling Team "Buck with no Doe"
Best Appearing Truck - Jim Austin "Salt Shaker Express"
Best Appearing Modified - Russell Vandeveer " The Russler"
Modified Puller of the Year - Bethany & Jared Nelson
Stock Puller of the Year - Steve Yeariian II
Mechanic of the Year - Steve Yeariina II
Pulling Family of the Year - Jim Austin Family
Sportsmanship Award - Tim Coale
"Off Track Insurance"
For insurance to cover your pulling vehicle (while not in competion), spare parts, tools, equipment, Gators, etc. contact Premier Crop Insurance:
Scott Walker office 937-659-0071 cell 317-223-7798
Premier Crop Insurance is a sponsor of the Illinois Tractor Pulling Association.
ITPA would like to thank Rodney Crum of Power and Noise Photo.com for posting live results from the various 2014 ITPA events. Thanks again Rodney and your crew for your support of ITPA.