Award Complete Sign Name City State Description
$1,000 - F. Robert Starr Award (Grand Prize) JERRY-LOCK BRAKES
(ATTENDANT & INCLINE)
Jerry Ford Saint Charles MN Automatic brake system on manual wheelchairs.  Brake system puts control in hands of attendant when needed. Brake system helps control wheelchair on inclines.
F. Robert Starr Award (2nd Place) ULTIMATE RAMPS Dale Folz Valders WI Safer ATV and equipment ramps that can be easily installed or removed from your pickup truck by one person in minutes.
$500 - Maynard Speece Award (People's Choice) JERRY-LOCK BRAKES (ATTENDANT & INCLINE) Jerry Ford Saint Charles MN Automatic brake system on manual wheelchairs.  Brake system puts control in hands of attendant when needed. Brake system helps control wheelchair on inclines.
Maynard Speece Award (2nd Place) NIFFTY LIFT Harold Fratzke & Kevin Peterson Marshall MN Designed to lift ZTRs and tractor type mowers for service work under deck.  Works on some ATVs.  Includes ball hitch for moving trailers.
Gold Medallion REDI SQUARE James Nelson & George Leih Sioux Falls SD Do it all with Redi Square.  A multi purpose tool.  Great for the job, home, shop and toolbox.  Save time, space and money.  Patent pending.
Gold Medallion JERRY-LOCK BRAKES (ATTENDANT & INCLINE) Jerry Ford Saint Charles MN Automatic brake system on manual wheelchairs.  Brake system puts control in hands of attendant when needed. Brake system helps control wheelchair on inclines.
Gold Medallion ULTIMATE RAMPS Dale Folz Valders WI Safer ATV and equipment ramps that can be easily installed or removed from your pickup truck by one person in minutes.
Gold Medallion SIDEWINDER PONTOON ROLL COVER Jerry Dean Jirak Fergus Falls MN A pontoon cover that easily rolls on and off. Reduces time spent covering pontoons. Eliminates the need to snap numerous snaps.
Gold Medallion ROCK PICKER ASSIST Roger A. Moe Springfield MN Rock Picker Assist to be attached to loader bucket.
Gold Medallion POSI-TATCH Kenneth Knutson Toronto SD Self loading-self unloading bucket with built in pallet forks.  Secures loading bucket - discharges load 3 to 4 feet higher than standard skid loader.
Gold Medallion STEVE'S HITCH Steven M. Gerres & Ronald F. Gerres Belle Plaine MN Hydraulic attachment for skidsteer's, forklifts and 3-points that can move farm/industrial equipment and/or sporting equipment with ball, clevis/tongue, pintle, gooseneck and 5th wheel style hitches.
Gold Medallion NIFFTY LIFT Harold Fratzke & Kevin Peterson Marshall MN Designed to lift ZTRs and tractor type mowers for service work under deck.  Works on some ATVs.  Includes ball hitch for moving trailers.
Gold Medallion ATTENDANT BRAKES Jerry Ford Saint Charles MN Brake system puts control in hands of attendant when needed.
Silver Medallion THE AIRHEAD Robert Fader Willmar MN It replaces a flow switch that is used in the water treatment industry to operate air pumps, power vents and chemical feed pumps based on pressure rather than flow.
Silver Medallion THE LUNCH BOTTLE PACK Dan Bolda Maerngo IL The combination of a lunch box with a water jug to allow the cooling of water with ice to keep sandwiches and perishables cold.
Silver Medallion PICNIC CADDY Richard Kulkey Andover MN Organizer for picnickers or campers.  Easy to carry caddy holds paper plates, towels, silverware, cups and all your condiments that are needed for eating outdoors.
Silver Medallion PORTABLE MINI PRESS Lyle Raguse Wheaton MN This portable mini press is one fourth the size of a regular hydraulic floor press and performs the same functions.
Silver Medallion INTRODUCING SWING RACK Lee Silverness Princeton MN A ladder and/or roof rack that lowers to a convenient height.
Bronze Medallion BUMPER WRAPS Jill Mueller Elbow Lake MN This was invented to create a more safe and secure environment for the infant while in their crib.  The wraps are held securely in place by using a method I call "Hoop~Loop~Snap"
Bronze Medallion TRACTION CHAIR Bob Baune Morton MN Traction device to relieve pressure to lower back and hips.
Bronze Medallion ROUND PLACEMAT Cynthia Hernandez San Antonio TX "Round 'table' Placemat"  Placemat wedges snap together to form one whole circle. Easy assembly and disassemble for easy cleaning. Colorful designs and different styles.  Make an eye-catching piece.
Bronze Medallion THE "HAUL AND PLAY" Mark Lodermeier Winthrop MN Portable cart can be used at the beach or at home.
Bronze Medallion "THE POTTY ROCK" William LaPlant Buffalo MN A unique device for potty training dogs.
Bronze Medallion WWW.BIKE2MOPED.COM Jeff Radtke Madison WI The Neodymics bicycle to moped.
Bronze Medallion USB GAME MACHINE Robert Lewandowski Webster NY USB Game Machine adds real casino coin and light action to computer games by plugging into the USB port of a PC or game system.
Honorable Mention GLOW N' GO Rick Marks & Ben Peterson & Art Nyquist Danube MN HANDS FREE - Motion activated.  Shuts off automatically.  Winter or Summer use.  Operates on 9 or 12 volt system.  Any size lure will activate the Glow N' Go.
Honorable Mention SIDEHILL RIDING LAWNMOWER Leslie Larson Mabel MN A laterally traveling (L or R) seat that levels on road banks and other terrain.
Honorable Mention FIRECRACKER IGNITER/CIGARETTE LIGHTER Javier Concha Ft. Lauderdale FL Flameless 9 volt battery operated igniter.  Perfect for camping, boating & truly wind proof. No need for lighter fluid, butane or messy refills.
Honorable Mention HARWICK HITCH-PIN PLUS Kenneth Harwick Madison MN Securely locks hitch-pin in all light duty vehicle applications and prevents trailing vehicle loss.  Works with common "D" handled pins.
Honorable Mention MULTI-PURPOSE SCRUBBER Craig Brown & Sabba Jaipuri Mosinee WI It looks like a weed whacker.
Honorable Mention THE "COOLER CADDY" Mark Lodermeier Winthrop MN Storage pouch that attaches to existing standard coolers.
Honorable Mention WWW.DENTALDOME.COM Donald DiSimone Thompsonville MI A dental hygenic germ resistant multi-plex toothbrush holder.
Honorable Mention EXHAUST - INTERNAL COMBUSTION ENGINE Dave Piekarski Fergus Falls MN Exhaust system for internal combustion engine having parallelogram shaped cross sections.
Honorable Mention CABLE ORGANIZER Mark Ekern Flfandreau SD Device to store and organize computer cords.
Honorable Mention SPACE CHALLENGE Joseph W. Gagnon Horicon WI Outer space board game with asteroids, a black hole and the planets.  Leave Earth and travel the other 8 planets.  First one back to Earth wins.
Carl Oja Memorial Award (Best Display) STEVE'S HITCH Steven M. Gerres & Ronald F. Gerres Belle Plaine MN Hydraulic attachment for skidsteer's, forklifts and 3-points that can move farm/industrial equipment and/or sporting equipment with ball, clevis/tongue, pintle, gooseneck and 5th wheel style hitches.
Professor Otto Schmitt Memorial Award (Most Innovative) INTRODUCING SWING RACK Lee Silverness Princeton MN A ladder and/or roof rack that lowers to a convenient height.
Gordon Volkenant Memorial Award (Best Working Model) ULTIMATE RAMPS Dale Folz Valders WI Safer ATV and equipment ramps that can be easily installed or removed from your pickup truck by one person in minutes.
Gordon Volkenant Memorial Award (Best Working Model) 2nd REDI SQUARE James Nelson & George Leih Sioux Falls SD Do it all with Redi Square.  A multi purpose tool.  Great for the job, home, shop and toolbox.  Save time, space and money.  Patent pending.
Friend of the Environment Plaque THE AIRHEAD Robert Fader Willmar MN It replaces a flow switch that is used in the water treatment industry to operate air pumps, power vents and chemical feed pumps based on pressure rather than flow.
Longest Distance Traveled Plaque (1800 miles) FIRECRACKER IGNITER/CIGARETTE LIGHTER Javier Concha Ft. Lauderdale FL Flameless 9 volt battery operated igniter.  Perfect for camping, boating & truly wind proof. No need for lighter fluid, butane or messy refills.
Oldest Exhibitor Plaque (1925) POSI-TATCH Kenneth Knutson Toronto SD Self loading-self unloading bucket with built in pallet forks.  Secures loading bucket - discharges load 3 to 4 feet higher than standard skid loader.
Youngest Exhibitor Plaque (1982) STEVE'S HITCH Steven M. Gerres & Ronald F. Gerres Belle Plaine MN Hydraulic attachment for skidsteer's, forklifts and 3-points that can move farm/industrial equipment and/or sporting equipment with ball, clevis/tongue, pintle, gooseneck and 5th wheel style hitches.
Kid's Choice Award (Friday) CLASP CATCHER Tara Quast & Hayley Becker   6th graders from Sibley East Middle School
Kid's Choice Award (Saturday) THE DOG CHIP Sam Anderson & John Zmyslony   4th Graders from Barnum Elementary
Univ of MN AgrAbility Porject Award 1st Price $300 JERRY-LOCK BRAKES (ATTENDANT & INCLINE) Jerry Ford Saint Charles MN Automatic brake system on manual wheelchairs.  Brake system puts control in hands of attendant when needed. Brake system helps control wheelchair on inclines.
Univ of Mn AgrAbility Project Award 2nd Prize $150 NIFFTY LIFT Harold Fratzke & Kevin Peterson Marshall MN Designed to lift ZTRs and tractor type mowers for service work under deck.  Works on some ATVs.  Includes ball hitch for moving trailers.
Univ of MN AgrAbility Project Award 3rd Prize $75 TRACTION CHAIR Bob Baune Morton MN Traction device to relieve pressure to lower back and hips.