Win for the newbies
First-timer Poddies beat seven-year champions in tug of war
HEAVE: Commentator Len Jansan eggs on the Poddies in the final of the women's tug of war at the Biggenden Show on Saturday.
TUG-O-WAR: With Garthowen Brahman Stud backing them, the Poddies overpowered seven-time champions Friesians in the Biggenden Show women’s tug of war on Saturday.
The Poddies included young siblings of the Friesians.
Teagan Bechly, who was last year’s junior rural ambassador, said she was sick of them winning and looked forward to beating them again.
“We’ll be back next year with the same team,” she said.
Friesians’ Ros Buczma said she thought the Poddies had maybe been on too good a feed.
Organiser Tracey Geissler said it was great to see so many giving the event a go.
“There were some great hard tugs,” she said.
“The teams did an amazing job.
“It was great to have the Riverside Christian College ag students, who were at the show for the stud cattle, participating.”
Sponsor Lofty Wendt has contributed $1000 in prizemoney each year for many years.
“The first year there only four teams. On Saturday it was great to see so many teams getting involved,” Wendt said.
Wendt said by participating, the youngsters got a feel for what a country show was all about.
“The kids then go back and tell the city kids all about it,” he said.
Wendt said if you didn’t encourage younger people to get involved with the show, you wouldn’t have a future.
SHOW US THE MONEY: The winning men's and women's tug of war teams at the Biggenden Show, which was sponsored by Lofty Wendt.
There were some hard tugs between teams.
The strain shows on Matthew Worsley's face.
Everyone had a go at the tug of war.
The Showgirls team.
Sheree Jewess, Ros Buczma and Ann Brown for the Friesians.
The Biggenden cadets barrack for their leaders .
Dustin Fawckner, Corey Smart and Timothy Geissler.