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Pulling for Guatemala

Event raises money for GCC service learning trip


September 21, 2019

Tom LaVenture/Daily Globe The Extreme Tool & Engineering, Inc. team of Wakefield pulls a semi truck 20 feet in just 6.83 seconds, good enough for first place Friday at Gogebic Community College as part of a fundraiser competition to support the GCC service learning trip to Guatemala in May. The team, which has won three straight years and broke their 2018 record of 6.85 seconds, includes, from front, Anthony Fabbri, Chris Ranta, Andy Laurin, Chad Longhini, Ty Patritto, Pat McRae, Brian Miljevich and Cory Carpenter. Spencer Church and Steve Hamilton are not pictured.

IRONWOOD - Just how fast can nine people pull a semi truck and trailer a distance of 20 feet?

In what may have looked like a physics experiment or a Friday training for the Commercial Motor Vehicle Licensing (CDL) program at Gogebic Community College, was actually nine teams competing in the third annual "18 legs versus 18 wheels" competition and fundraiser for the GCC service learning program trip to Guatemala from May 16-24, 2020.

"We put the fun back into fundraising," said Janie Williams, service learning trip coordinator. "It's a lot of fun. It's a challenge and its doable."

The team m...

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