Illinois wins Tug Fest 11-0

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LECLAIRE, Iowa — LeClaire, Iowa and Port Byron, Illinois faced off this afternoon in the 30th Annual Tug Fest.

The tug-of-war style event is the only one in the country to span two states and cross the Mississippi River. Eleven teams from each side competed against each other, pulling on a gigantic 2,400 foot long, 680 pound rope.

"It's kind of a part of the deal, watching the person in front of you, step when they step and keep good form - it's pretty fun having the crowd cheer you on, it's pretty motivating. Everyone steps off the rope feeling pretty good about themselves," said Lyle Anderson.

Illinois won this year's tug 11-0.

This year's Tug Fest theme was "Pulling' Back the 80's" and the Tug Fest proceeds go to Hand-In-Hand.

CLICK HERE for a calender of events for LeClaire Tug Fest.

CLICK HERE for a calendar of events for Port Byron Tug Fest. 

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