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Tractor Restoration Competition

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2018 Grand Champion

Ricky Schilling, Fayetteville, TX, 1960 John Deere 435

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The finalists for the 2018 Delo Tractor Restoration Competition:
Everett Herrington, Idalou FFA, Idalou, TX: 1968 Massey-Ferguson
Austin Reynolds, Ira FFA, Ira, TX: 1955 Farmall Cub
Austin Chavez, Cuero High School, Cuero, TX: 1965 John Deere Model 4020
Ricky Schilling, Fayetteville ISD #278, Fayetteville, TX: 1960 John Deere 435
Four Rivers Career H.S., Four Rivers Career Center Night Shift, Washington, MO: 1949 John Deere Model "A"
Devin Haywood, Hastings FFA, Hastings, MI: 1957 Farmall 450 Diesel
Box Elder High School, Box Elder FFA, Brigham City, UT: 1949 Farmall C
Riley Dalrymple, Uvalde FFA, Uvalde, TX: 1925 John Deere D
Ryder Merta, El Campo FFA, El Campo, TX: 1949, John Deere B
NorthWood High School, NorthWood FFA, Nappanee, IN: 1950 John Deere MT
Corey Verstraeten, Southwest FFA, San Antonio, TX: 1955 Oliver Super 88 L-P
Mack Blair, Dubiski Career High School FFA, Grand Prairie, TX: 1949 John Deere A
2019 Delo TRC
Line up your tractor and mark your calendar for these dates:

Competition opens: April 2019*

Competition deadline: August 19, 2019 for all workbooks, videos, photos
Finalists will be notified in September
Finalist presentations will take place during the 2019 FFA in Indianapolis, IN

*Refer to official instruction book for more details. The instruction book will be available for download on this site when the competition opens in April. 

For additional information about the competition, email

2018 Winners
Grand Champion

Ricky Schilling, of Fayetteville, TX

Reserve Champion

Devin Haywood,  of Hastings MI

Third Place

Four Rivers Career Center, Washington MO

2018 Advisor of the Year

Dan Brinkmann, Four Rivers Career Center, MO 

Best Presentation

Austin Chavez, Cuero TX, winner of recognition plaque and $100 gift card

Best Photograph

Riley Dalrymple, Uvalde TX winner of framed print and $100 gift card

Runner up video vote winner

Ryder Merta, El Campo TX winner of Bose SoundLink Speaker (Link:

Dan Brinkmann, Advisor of the Year 2018

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Dan and wife Debbie