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Submitted by: Mike Ballou

West Point, Nebraska, seems an unlikely location for "America's biggest sporting event," but that's how this 1933 National championship was billed. Nearly 70,000 people invaded the Ben Stalp farm near WestPoint for the event. NBC provided live radio coverage, and movie newsreel cameras recorded the event. Concession stands hawked food and souvenirs. Brass bands, Omaha Indian dancers, drill teams, and vocal groups performed. Racer Barney Oldfield drove an Allis-Chalmers tractor at the amazing speed of 62 miles per hour. But what about the main event? Two men from Nebraska, South Dakota, Iowa, Missouri, Kansas, Minnesota, Illinois, Indiana, and Ohio competed. Results were carefully measured, with penalties levied where appropriate. The winner, a Nebraskan. What was the contest?

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