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A fan favorite at Tilden Prairie Days returned for another year and certainly did not disappoint.
The 12th annual Drag Your Nag Competition was held on Saturday, July 29th at the high school football field. It was once again a race against the clock as fifteen teams - divided into two age divisions - strategically maneuvered their way through an obstacle course filled with bat spins, slip n’ slides, ski boards, dice rolling, slalom poles, tires, football tosses, barrel jumping through the refreshing water pit, and flags - all while getting hit by flying water balloons. Teams received a second second penalty for dropping their teammate and/or missing an obstacle. The three fastest times received prize money as follows: First place - three times the weight of the person carried in cash, second place - two times the weight of the person carried in cash and third place - the weight of the person carried in cash.
In the 18-31 year old division, Alex Ellison and Amber Sloan were able to edge out Christian Stallbaum and Abigail Colsden by 5.98 seconds with a time of 2:19.93. Christian and Abigail’s time of 2:25.91 was good enough for second place ahead of Russ O’Conner and Jenna McCleary who completed the course in 2:33.81. First place earned $399, second place earned $314 and third place made $132.
In the 33-59 year old division, Gunnar and Sandra Qualset edged out Alan Rutjens and Michaela Grubb by 16.15 seconds with a time of 2:15.63. Alan and Michaela’s time of 2:31.78 was good enough for second place ahead of Derric and Kristi Werner who completed the course in 2:40.72. First place took home $366, second place earned $268 and third place took $148.