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From: "Herb Warren" <herb_warren@msn.com>
Date: Sun, 14 Mar 2004 12:11:49 -0600
Subject:
Co-ed Tug-of-War in the USA

The Co-ed class was added to USATOWA competitions for several reasons:
  1. To help pullers gain more rope time.
  2. To help start new teams and keep older teams involved when their membership is insufficient to field a men's and or women's team
  3. To lengthen the program at an event where team turnout is low.
Co-ed to its credit has helped greatly in all three of these areas previously mentioned and at various events has been the biggest class. This translates into becoming more and more competitive. The United States and several other countries have promoted Co-ed to be added to the TWIF program but have met with a great resistance. Some of those reasons are:
  1. The time needed to run additional class or classes means adding a day to the World Championships, or night pulling, or dropping a class currently pulled ?
  2. When to pull the class at the beginning, middle or end of the event?
  3. Most importantly the number of countries involved in Co-ed.
Currently in the U.S. Co-ed is pulled last due to various members pulling in men's or woman's classes.  Thus time and the fitness of the pullers is critical. There was a time when the Men's and Women's World Championships were at separate venues , in 1984 Oshkosh, WI that changed!!  Imagine now, men and women on the same rope at a Championship!  The wheels of change are slow and long overdue in the case of Co-ed Tug-of-War.
 

 

 



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