Local takes second at state fair

Charlotte Silhan, 6, took second place on Sunday at the Pedal pull at the Kansas State Fair in Hutchinson. She will compete in Nationals in Mitchell, South Dakota on Saturday, Sept. 22.

Charlotte failed to qualify for Nationals last year and has been training in order to go this year.

“Charlotte was so disappointed last year she didn’t make it to Nationals like the year before so she decided to train and ride her bike up and down our half mile drive way on a hill twice a day,” said Staci Silhan, mom. “She said, ‘Don’t worry mom, I am going to win and get you another vacation to South Dakota’ and she did. She trained for probably six months starting this spring and came in second to the reigning champion who is also from Kansas.” Photo by Staci Silhan