Young farmers challenge entertains spectators

TEAMWORK: Telstra and the Drunks posted a good time in the young farmers challenge at the Roma Show.
TEAMWORK: Telstra and the Drunks posted a good time in the young farmers challenge at the Roma Show. Rory Hession

ROMA Show celebrations hit a new high on Saturday afternoon when teams assembled for the much anticipated young farmers challenge.

As part of the challenge, teams of competitors completed a number of challenges including; a weetbix eating station, bandaging, finding a key, finding an egg, turning on a water pump, building a fence, carrying hay bales into a ute and completing a sack race.

Two teams would each line up and race each other while the team that posted the best overall time won a $200 cash prize.

One of the highlights of the laughter filled event was the team dubbed "Telstra and the Drunks,” consisting of two Telstra employees; Megan Robertson and Judith Gerhardt and two self confessed drunks; Jonty Kehl and Jesse Johnston.

Telstra and the Drunks made a good start off the weetbix eating station but ran into trouble finding the egg which slowed down their time immeasurably.

However, a late surge on the fence building and a quick thinking, double haybale lift into the ute from Jonty Kehl put them back in front allowing a quick finish in the sack race.

When asked what their secret to success was, the Telstra and the Drunks said it was a combination of teamwork and quick thinking.

"Competitiveness was a big part and teamwork was definitely important for posting a good race,” Robertson and Gerhardt said.

"We worked together really well and bounced back off the egg station to push to the end.

"Thirst for beer was definitely a factor for us; I got a bit bogged in the water in the sack but we put it into four wheel drive and came home strong,” Kehl and Johnston said.

Despite their best efforts Telstra and the Drunks came in at third but will remain one of the most entertaining teams from the Roma Show this year.

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