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Luray Boy Places in National Competition

Javon Letsch after placing at 2012 NationalsJavon Letsch competed in the National Pedal Tractor Pull in Mitchell, South Dakota on Saturday, Sept. 22.

The Luray boy placed fifth in the 7-year-old age division with a pull of 29 feet one inch. He was one of 26 contestants from 18 states in his age division.

Letsch has now qualified for the International Competition to be held in Fairfield, Iowa in August of 2013. He will be one of five team members in the boys 7-year-old division representing the United States.

Letsch qualified for nationals after placing second in the Kansas State Pedal Tractor Pull on Sept. 9 at the state fair in Hutchinson.

He is a second grader at Natoma Elementary School and the son of Julie Letsch of Luray.

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