2014 Grand Champion Competition Winner

Cody Garrett
Cuero High School, Cuero, TX

Cody Garrett, 2014 Grand Prize Winner

Celebrating its 20th year, the Delo Tractor Restoration Competition is pleased to announce Cody Garrett of Cuero, TX as its winner. The high school senior worked close to 1000 hours over 18 months restoring his 1962 Schafer Model 18000 to nearly new condition and he received the thrill of his life when he took home the grand prize in the 2014 Tractor Restoration Competition. This is Cody’s second trip to the finals held in Louisville, KY. In 2013 his tractor made the finals, but he failed to take a prize. This year his hard work paid off and he took home $10,000 for his efforts. Congratulations Cody.

The Tractor

1962 Schafer Model 18000

Before

After

2014 Best Photograph Award

2014 Best Photograph Award - Brett & Corey Verstraeten, Southwest FFA, San Antonio, TX, 1958 Oliver 800

Brett & Corey Verstraeten, Southwest FFA, San Antonio, TX, 1958 Oliver 800

2014 Winners

Individual Winners, FFA Chapter, Location and Restoration Project:

  • Champion: Cody Garrett, Cuero High School, Cuero, TX, 1962 Schafer Model 18000
  • Reserve Champion: Ethan Haywood, Hastings, MI, 1954 Farmall Super H
  • Third Place: Matt Mahler, Iowa Park FFA, Iowa Park, TX, 1970 John Deere 4020

Video Winners, FFA Chapter, Location and Restoration Project:

  • Champion: Cuero FFA, Cuero, TX

Best Presentation, FFA Chapter, Location and Restoration Project:

  • Champion: Ethan Haywood, Hastings, MI

Best Photograph Winners, FFA Chapter, Location and Restoration Project:

  • Champion: Brett & Corey Verstraeten, Southwest FFA, San Antonio, TX

You Can Do It!

2017 Delo TRC

Line up your tractor and mark your calendar for these dates:

  • 2017 Competition Opens: April
  • Competition Deadline: August
  • Finals Presentations: October