Pullers pedal as hard as they can

Dylan Flowers, 4, competes in the pedal tractor pull at
Adams County FairFest Sunday afternoon.

Longtime friends Jaden Becker and Cole Consbruck are competitive by nature.

They met while fishing, and have gone head-to-head in a variety of sports and outdoor pursuits since their first competitive encounter.

Their friendly rivalry was illustrated in their tounges-out, legs-pumping, muscles-straining efforts at the Kids Pedal Tractor Pull competition Sunday at the Adams County FairFest.

The friendly but rowdy event attracted 71 competitors Sunday, 56 of which were 4-12 year-olds. The competition was divided by age and gender.

"I've been lifting weights and riding my bike to prepare for this," Jaden said.

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