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Averie Mounsdon, 9, is a national Pedal Tractor Pull champion. She's won several local and state competitions to earn her spot in the top contest, and she has the hardware to prove it! (Photo by Amy Chaffins)

Pedaling, pulling her way to international title

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There's a national champion living in the Osakis community. Averie Mounsdon, 9, is the top puller in the National Pedal Pull competition.


In September, the Osakis third grader pulled 190 pounds of weight 29-feet, 9-inches to earn the national championship.

Averie said, "It was kind of weird at first and then I got really excited and stuff. Then Mom called lots of people to tell them I won and I was really nervous. I got a big trophy. We couldn't fit it in the car almost."

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Amy Chaffins
Amy Chaffins is a journalist working for the Echo Press newspaper. After graduating from St. Cloud State University, Amy’s first job was at KSAX-TV working as an anchor and reporter. From 2003-2010, Amy worked as an editor and reporter for the Pope County Tribune and Starbuck Times newspapers. During her journalism career, Amy earned writing and photography awards from the Associated Press, Minnesota Newspaper Association and Society of Professional Journalists. Amy and her husband, Brandon, live in Alexandria and together write “He Sez, She Sez,” a humor column in the local women’s magazine, Chicz
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