Saturday, August 27, 2022 | 6:30pm
Wisconsin Tractor Pullers Association (WTPA) was first organized in April of 1970 during the first official meeting in Stroughton, WI. It was announced at this meeting that there would be a test pull at Lloyd Luedtke's home using his sled on May 31, 1970. This test pull would officially start the 1st pulling season of WTPA.
During that pulling season there were about 50 WTPA members. They participated in 13 events around the state of Wisconsin that year. In October, they held a state championship pull at the World Dairy Expo inside the Dane County Arena. On December 1st the first annual WTPA Awards Banquet was held at the Madison Holiday Inn East.